Why do you buy fast lenses/cameras?

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Mackiesback Senior Member • Posts: 6,861
Re: Why do you buy fast lenses/cameras?

Fregoli wrote:

mamallama wrote:

sportyaccordy wrote:

mamallama wrote:

Michael Fryd wrote:

sportyaccordy wrote:

AOC wrote:

We're already seeing ways to get convincingly good shallow DOF effects without needing large, heavy, and altogether encumbering fast glass.

No we're not. Not if you look at photos at sizes any bigger than a 3x5 print or web resolutions

And the organizations driving computational photography seem to have no interest in applying it to standalone cameras

I think the issue is that those who choose to use bigger cameras are likely not as interested in computational photography as those that shoot with smartphones.

Noise reduction will be a real challenge. Computational photography will be able to provide a clean and noise free low light image, however, the computed details may not match those that were present in real life.

Computational photography is just in its infancy and only widely applied now to very small size cameras. Computational photography research and development is forging ahead at rapid speed and the road ahead is vast. Who know what can be achieved when applied to regular sized cameras. Billions$ in R&D will tell.

Let's wait for the achievements to actually happen before giving credit for them.

I give computational photography a lot of credit for doing so much with so little. We will see what the next leap using larger hardware will bring.

You and others are so eager to see smartphones kill standalone cameras you have declared victory in a war that's barely begun.

You may be at war, I am not. I just see the trend of what’s happening. Smartphone companies are forging ahead pouring tons of money and resources into computational photography while regular camera companies are dragging their feet and seemingly ignoring the elephant in the room.

Excellent post, yet again.

It seems that some others see smartphones as such an existential threat that they have lost all semblance of objectivity.

The fact is that, as you astutely observe, computational photography is very much in its infancy. To issue bold pronouncements that users of fast glass will have no interest in it is to underestimate its tremendous growth potential in the years ahead.

Not at all. What you seem to manufacture as paranoia from a "threat" to traditional camera users is actually annoyance from that group of camera users from the constant barrage of psychology bankrupt trolls who constantly re-invent handles to come here and do the same thing over and over and over and over.

Get a new schtick. Nobody here thinks you are clever anymore, if  they ever did.

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