Do you non professionals still use DSLR's? And why?

Started Feb 14, 2013 | Discussions thread
Mike CH
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In reply to gdourado, Feb 14, 2013

gdourado wrote:

Hello,

With the increase advancements in sensor technology and mirrorless cameras, I was wondering how many non professionals still use DSLR's as their travel cameras or just general usage cameras...

I am not a professional and I use a DSLR. On the heavier side, even. Lenses on the heavier side, too.

If I was a payed photo professional, doing either event shooting, sports, nature or fashion shoots, a camera with maximum speed, precision and control would be a must. But if you are just an hobbyist or an amateur, do you still feel motivated to haul around a big DSLR with lenses all day?

Yes.

Why? I have fun doing it. And there are shots which are easier to get with a largish camera/lens than with a smallish one. Not that size correlates all that well, but still.

It is anyway the lenses which add more to the bulk than the body as such.

And I happen to like a hefty camera body.

This last Sunday, two hour walk with 5D3 and 70-200 2.8 L - yes, sure.

Regards, Mike

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