Some clear understandings

Started Oct 22, 2012 | Discussions thread
moving_comfort Veteran Member • Posts: 8,231
Hobbies need no justification, and if it's your vocation...

Steven Sax wrote:

FX for:

a. easier to isolate the subject

b. usually markedly better lowlight capabilities

c. often faster frames/second

d. larger, brighter viewfinder (nice, but not critical)

e. often easier to shoot in portrait mode

f. often more weather resistant

g. stressing your intimate relationships

Also, simply the ability to more consistently get the shot.

The clean low-light capability is wondrous, nice clean shots are effortless, and the AF lock in low light and tracking is magical.   And in any output larger than 800 pixel width, the IQ really starts to break away, especially with prints.

I actually quite enjoy using my iphone to shoot, and even like to try to overcome some of the compositional challenges, but if I had to depend only on something like that (or a P&S), I'd find another hobby.  

aps-c DSLRs or some of the nicer MILC offerings are good enough for the vast majority to enjoy the hobby and are even good enough for some pros.

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Here are a few of my favorite things...

 moving_comfort's gear list:moving_comfort's gear list
Pentax K20D Nikon D800 Nikon AF-S DX Nikkor 35mm F1.8G Nikon AF-S Nikkor 300mm f/4D ED-IF Nikon AF Nikkor 20mm f/2.8D +10 more
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