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  1. #6
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    Jun 2005
    Sydney, Australia
    Quote Originally Posted by DWessel View Post
    So, in my book a person who spends a ton of money on a DSLR set up to use it like a P&S to take snap shots is an idiot for not learning and exploring the features of a DSLR that allow one to adjust (and hopefully improve) a shot.
    We are in agreement that the SLR will not necessarily make you a better photographer. We are also in agreement that an SLR will give you the capability of controlling the results of your shots.

    However, set up a P&S and an SLR side by side and take a shot with both cameras in full auto mode. The resulting shots will more than likely be totally different. The physics behind the lenses will inherently result in different depths of field. The aggressive sharpening techniques utilised in the P&S will sometimes result in a "perceived" sharper picture.

    Either way, the pictures will be different.

    For some, these differences are all they are after. A common request is how do I take a photo that shows the subject in focus while the background is blurred. You and I know that this is hard to achieve with a P&S...but can be easily achieved with an SLR. The same applies to action photography. P&S cameras struggle, SLR's "can" make it easy.

    If the purchase of an SLR enables a user to achieve these goals (by using the basic programme options....eg Full Auto Mode, Portrait Mode, Sports Mode etc), then surely that alone is enough justification for their purchase.

    Just because they show no interest in progressing further does not make them an idiot.

    And the good news is, they now have the capability to experiment further in the future if their needs/interests change.
    Last edited by Honest Gaza; 02-04-2010 at 06:05 PM.
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