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

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Re: Do you non professionals still use DSLR's? And why?
In reply to Joao Mendes, Feb 16, 2013

Joao Mendes wrote:

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...

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?

I was wondering because myself for instance, I really enjoy some pictures I got some time ago with my 20D and 5D, but when I think about the fact that I left the hotel in the morning with a big and heavy camera bag, only to return at night, having a big camera always hanging from either my neck or my shoulder, I wish I had taken something smaller and lighter.

What are your feelings on this matter?

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Really... a DSLR isn't all that huge, and one certainly does not need to lug around every lens he/she owns everyplace they go. I set out with specifics in mind of what I'm shooting, and usually my camera with one zoom lens attached is ALL I take. I use a very small camera bag that just fits the camera w/lens mounted, for when I'm not actually shooting.

People who think you need to take all your lenses along (and I only have four anyhow) everyplace you go, I don't know why they think that but it's just not necessary in reality.

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