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    Re: SLRs Obsolete?

    Show me any cellphone that can do this:







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    Re: SLRs Obsolete?

    I've a 60d but i want to try the nikon p900. the zoom looks amazing.

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    Re: SLRs Obsolete?

    Nope! I think they still have their uses for more professional work. I think for casual photography, you can just use your phone or a mirrorless cam

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    Re: SLRs Obsolete?

    I live by the beach and photograph coastal birds, surfers, sunrises etc. I'm an enthusiast, out early in the mornings to photograph the birds which are out when the beach is quiet before the crowds show up and there are always other photographers out there walking the beach every day with SLR's just like me and none of them are taking their photos with smart phones. They've got tripods and gear and do it for a hobby, some even professionally. Beach goers who are there with their friends and family for a day at the beach are using their smart phones or P&S cameras. -- So to me, while the use of SLR's is shrinking, there's still a decent number of people interested in going beyond what you can do with a smart phone.

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    Re: SLRs Obsolete?

    Quote Originally Posted by kopitedavo View Post
    I've a 60d but i want to try the nikon p900. the zoom looks amazing.
    It is. 83x optical zoom. I turned the digitial zoom off. Don't need it.

    See the lion by the gate:



    Pure optical zoom

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    Re: SLRs Obsolete?

    For the average snap shooters yes! Anyone else who tried night, action, events, portrait photography need a DSLR.
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    Re: SLRs Obsolete?

    If you are serious about photography and if you print you will not have any phone as your only camera. But I find an DSLR/SLR as optional and use mirrorless for digital, and rangefinders and panoramic cameras for film. Good thing about mirrorless is the ability to adapt many system lenses to one body. Phones can't replace System cameras (expanding the question beyond DSLRs), digital system cameras can't replace film cameras for certain B&W shooters or specialty cameras, etc...

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    Re: SLRs Obsolete?

    Example, you can't create a single shot undistorted panorama with movement in the frame with a phone, or a DSLR.


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    Re: SLRs Obsolete?

    Quote Originally Posted by GDI View Post
    Example, you can't create a single shot undistorted panorama with movement in the frame with a phone, or a DSLR.

    That depends how much detail you need really. Use a modern high resolution full frame digital and wide angle lens, then crop. Also, if there's motion, that setup will easily outperform most films, even if you use a medium format camera.

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    Quote Originally Posted by eljay View Post
    That depends how much detail you need really. Use a modern high resolution full frame digital and wide angle lens, then crop. Also, if there's motion, that setup will easily outperform most films, even if you use a medium format camera.

    I need the most distortion-free detail possible for printing and a wide angle is last thing I would look to for that. Stitching a DSLR shot is great and can eliminate distortion, but moving subjects are then the problem. The only way to solve both problems is a swing lens panorama camera (Noblex, Widelux, and others) and I am unaware of any such digital cameras (any curved sensors available yet?). I have seen digital photos that the photographers claim replicate these features, but they really don't, but I am open to see the ones that do.

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