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

Started Feb 14, 2013 | Discussions thread Forum Pro • Posts: 13,247
Re: Still use my 20D and 5D on travel

ljfinger wrote:

You've got nothing but slow. If I just want range I can take my SX260 - 24-500 all with IS in a pocket and shoot panoramas for ultrawide. I often need the speed. I've shot at f/1.4 and only got 1/15th at ISO 3200. I've shot the fish at ISO 6400 and f/2.8 and managed 1.3 seconds. I've shot at 200mm and f/2.8 with ISO 3200 and only managed 1/10th.

It covers what I need. If I needed faster glass then I would get faster lenses. Eg the 35-100 2.8 and the 25mm 1.4. For my photography I rarely need more than the f2.8 (60mm macro and 12-60)

Switching out for the faster glass isn't going to change the size of my kit much anyway. The 12-60 is a big lens and weighs almost the same as the 12-35 and 35-100 f2.8s combined.'s gear's gear list
Olympus OM-D E-M5 Olympus E-M1 II Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 9-18mm F4.0-5.6 Panasonic Lumix G Fisheye 8mm F3.5 Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 12-50mm 1:3.5-6.3 EZ +7 more
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