The history of purists

Started Sep 11, 2008 | Discussions thread
OP Photovalve Regular Member • Posts: 457
Re: It's a toy, used once, then left in the closet

simon65 wrote:

But what have movie modes got to do with enhancing the photographic
process?

Movie making is still writing with light, just in a different way

Movie modes also popped up in compact cameras some time ago. I still
don't know anyone who chooses a compact on this criteria, and in fact
most appear blissfully unaware and unconcerned whether their camera
has this function or not. I suspect after the initial excitement has
died down it will be the same with the movie mode toy in DSLRs.

I bought a compact because it had a movie mode and my stills camera didn't. I had seen someone use one on holiday and I realised i was missing out, so I got one.

The beauty of having a movie mode in a DSLR for me is I get to use all my expensive lenses, I can play with depth of field and the results look like film (24 fps). That's an area of creativity I have never explored and I think it would be fun to try. It means I can use a long lens to get a movie of a cheetah running as well as a still, it won't cost any extra and it take up any more space.

I just think it's a shame that change is so often seen as detrimental.

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