SLR+ long lens v Bridge camera

Started Sep 11, 2013 | Questions thread
Atgard
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Re: SLR+ long lens v Bridge camera
In reply to seilerbird666, Sep 11, 2013

I agree… probably the single biggest factor in upgrading from a compact to a DSLR was the responsiveness/quick PDAF. I got frustrated with how slow the point & shoot was, where I'd miss any kind of action shot or quick candid moment like a smile or cute expression on a kid. I distinctly remember a situation years ago with dolphins jumping out of the water, and I couldn't get the shot because once  they breached the surface, by the time the camera could focus and shoot, they had disappeared underwater again.

And that wasn't even TRYING to get birds in flight, where quick focus and responsiveness is even more important!

Certainly the lower cost, smaller size, etc. is a great benefit, and for many types of shots those cameras may do OK. But we all know that in challenging situations is when you need a DSLR … and BIF is one of the more challenging ones.

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