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if compact camera can take such good quality photo, why do we have to spend thousands on high end camera and lenses?

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lemmy e2
7 2.0k United Kingdom
8 Mar 2013 4:30PM

Quote:Or the dinky GF2/GF3 fitted with the 14mm


Don't even need a bag for that!

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Paul Morgan e2
13 16.1k 6 England
8 Mar 2013 4:43PM
Shop around Lemmy and you can pick them up cheaper than the lens sold on its own.

Paid 169 for my new GF2 fitted with the 14mm, and the whole package is smaller than my Fuji x10 compact Smile


Quote:Don't even need a bag for that!


Ordered the ER case for it, but I`m not paying Panasonic prices of 70 quid, all I want is the base.
Paul Morgan e2
13 16.1k 6 England
8 Mar 2013 4:49PM
lemmy e2
7 2.0k United Kingdom
8 Mar 2013 5:51PM

Quote:Paid 169 for my new GF2 fitted with the 14mm, and the whole package is smaller than my Fuji x10 compact


Blimey! That is cheap cheap.
Paul Morgan e2
13 16.1k 6 England
8 Mar 2013 6:28PM
Yeh I`m still smiling, I was only looking at getting the lens, until I found that deal.
Paul Morgan e2
13 16.1k 6 England
8 Mar 2013 7:45PM

Quote:Except , i started to not want to take out the leica dlux5 as when i look at the photos afterwards even when theyre just out and about snaps it still annoys me that they could have been better[/quotes]

Well essentially its an LX5, same controls, same spec, same sensor and a small one at that.

You would be better of with one of the compact with the larger sensor, like the Sony RX100, Canon G1X or a small CCS like Nikon J1, GF2/3, EPM1/ or 2.

My two take anywhere camera`s are now the GF2, or the smaller 2/3" sensor Fuji x10, the former has quite a following amongst working professionals.

http://lindsaydobsonphotography.com/blog/locations-portraits-fuji-x10-and-5d-mkiii-lifestyle-portrait-photographer-hampshire

http://www.frankdoorhof.com/site/2012/04/fuji-x10-review

18 Mar 2013 9:49PM
I guess there are two types of photographer ( at least) one just enjoys taking the photos - thinking about the shot, the light and composition etc. the whole experience contributes to the finished article as far as they are concerned. I don't suppose spending a few hours in front of a computer is quite the same. For the others, it is the finished image which is important, which is why they are happy to play with histograms and sharpeners. I just wonder, with all the great drawing softwares that are out there, why they bother with a camera at all....
SlowSong e2
6 4.8k 29 England
18 Mar 2013 10:40PM
I like it all. Why specialise? Smile
Paul Morgan e2
13 16.1k 6 England
18 Mar 2013 10:48PM

Quote:I guess there are two types of photographer ( at least) one just enjoys taking the photos - thinking about the shot, the light and composition etc. the whole experience contributes to the finished article as far as they are concerned. I don't suppose spending a few hours in front of a computer is quite the same. For the others, it is the finished image which is important
Quote:

Easy to guess what type you are Smile


llareggub e2
4 758 United Kingdom
18 Mar 2013 11:08PM
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Quote:I guess there are two types of photographer ( at least) one just enjoys taking the photos - thinking about the shot, the light and composition etc. the whole experience contributes to the finished article as far as they are concerned. I don't suppose spending a few hours in front of a computer is quite the same. For the others, it is the finished image which is important, which is why they are happy to play with histograms and sharpeners. I just wonder, with all the great drawing softwares that are out there, why they bother with a camera at all....


If anything other than the final image matters to you then there is something very wrong, but that is in my own very personal opinion of course Wink
lemmy e2
7 2.0k United Kingdom
19 Mar 2013 10:08AM

Quote:I just wonder, with all the great drawing softwares that are out there, why they bother with a camera at all....


I have earned a good living all my life taking pictures - and the publications, corporations and people to whom I sold have no interest in cameras. The best picture editor I worked for had never even picked up a camera. I am trying to say that my pictures were all that counted, so in that respect I agree that shot, light , composition (more than all of those, ideas) are the important things.

However, it will be a sad day for me when I gain no pleasure from handling and using the fabulous equipment we photographers have and have had available to us. Anyone who doesn't thrill at the precision sound and feel when you bayonet a lens on a Leica, slide a back on a Hasselblad, the sound of a Nikon motor drive rushing film through the camera, the artificial whisper of the GH3 electronic shutter, clack of a bank Elinchroms firing in the studio, the silky feel and substance of a Nikkor 300mm f2.8...they are missing something.

I get me the same thrill I get every time I pick up a Fender Stratocaster, my Martin Acoustic guitar or sit astride my Specialized road bike. All these things are shining examples of industrial design. I'd hate to lose those feelings. My loves in life are photography, music and cycling - and all of those encompass the pleasure of the equipment itself as well as what it produces or does.

A successful painter I knew used to take great pleasure in concocting and making his own pigments and buying fine quality brushes. That's his equipment.

I've had my GH3 Panasonic with its two f2.8s for a couple of months now. With the battery grip fitted it is about the best balanced and designed camera I have ever owned. Occasionally, of an evening I'll just pick it up and toy with it, enjoying its tactility and ergonomics just for themselves. I don't feel that makes me one kind of photographer or another. It means I get the pleasure of the equipment and the pleasure of what it produces.

An analogy with cycling at its best - when I am out on my bike, I constantly enjoy its responsiveness, the whirr of the gears, the soft rumble of the thin tyres on the tarmac. That doesn't make me blind to the beauty of the vineyards and sunflower fields I am cycling through.
Ewanneil 4 1.1k 2 Scotland
19 Mar 2013 10:12AM
Very nicely put. Smile
Carabosse e2
11 39.7k 269 England
19 Mar 2013 10:31AM

Quote:I've had my GH3 Panasonic with its two f2.8s for a couple of months now. With the battery grip fitted it is about the best balanced and designed camera I have ever owned. Occasionally, of an evening I'll just pick it up and toy with it, enjoying its tactility and ergonomics just for themselves. I don't feel that makes me one kind of photographer or another. It means I get the pleasure of the equipment and the pleasure of what it produces.

An analogy with cycling at its best - when I am out on my bike, I constantly enjoy its responsiveness, the whirr of the gears, the soft rumble of the thin tyres on the tarmac. That doesn't make me blind to the beauty of the vineyards and sunflower fields I am cycling through.




Poetic! Smile
weseeyou e2
3 112
21 Mar 2013 3:05PM
Tthis thread has gone way off topic and the information about Bridge or compact cameras is totally out of date and redundant now.

if you want to see how fast a current compact camera can auto focus and shoot take a look at this youtube video about the new 400 16Mp Fuji Finepix HS50 .
Auto Focus speed 0.5 seconds shutter speed 0.5 seconds . The Fuji HS50 has a 1036mm lens and can autofocus and take 9x+ shots in under 3x seconds ! thats impressive from any perspective. Its faster than i can press and release the shutter release button !
youtube video Fuji HS50 AF speed

920 dot evf with 1/2" EXR CMOS ll sensor Manual Zoom lens manual focus its got the lot

If you are in any doubt about IQ image quality have at the images on this this Flickr group Fuji HS50 owners group

DSLR sales are way down due to the rise of so called Bridge cameras. Modern toggers don't want to lug Kg's of camera equipment and lens around with them if a single fixed lens camera will do it all in the one hand-held package. Even professional Photographers are carrying them round with them these days , the days of the DSLR reining supreme are numbered
lemmy e2
7 2.0k United Kingdom
21 Mar 2013 3:44PM

Quote:the days of the DSLR reining supreme are numbered


Blimey! So this Fabulous Fuji can ride a horse as well Grin


Quote:Its faster than i can press and release the shutter release button


Why not just put the camera on burst and hold the shutter button down?