dead zone

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Re: Dead Zone

benjilafouine wrote:

1Dx4me wrote:

hello everyone,

i don't know if you guys have noticed, but any forum related to DSLR is just about dead, there is no debate, discussion or interest and that applies to aps-c and FF cameras, and just about all of the lenses as well! so what do you think, is canon in the process of killing DSLRs slowly by not introducing any new DSLR camra or lenses to entice new enthusiasm in DSLR camp or no ones has any clue (including canon) as to what is going on. of course i do see some activity in R/RS forum, which is understandable because it is the newest shiny toy! so, what do you think may happen, does anyone think we may see some new activity in DSLR camp, because it desperately needs it? would like to have your comments and opinion. thanks.

First, maybe the DSLR generation is getting older? It is my case and I am satisfied with my older gear. I have enough for the next 10 years unless something breaks.

And second, I rarely see anyone with serious gear anymore, they seem to settle with smartphones (I do that too).

So I think these forums have been a bit deserted in the past years. Maybe we should focus more on the pictures than the gear itself?

The "DSLR generation" is an interesting concept.  How do you define it?  I used a film SLR (a hand-me-down from my father, who had gotten the Nikon of his dreams) for about 15 years, switched to "point-and-shoots" (first film and then digital) for about 20, and then got a DSLR.  I shoot a fair amount with my smartphone.  They've gotten pretty good.

Camera gear depends where you are and who you're with.  Half or more of the people on expedition cruises and safaris seem to have DSLRs, and most know to use them.  And I'm rarely the only DSLR shooter at high school tennis matches.

As for focusing more on pictures than gear, why not join the challenges?  There's one in progress, and I look forward to seeing your contributions.

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