jrtrent

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    I have one DSLR, which will, of course, take interchangeable lenses, but in the eleven years I've owned it, the kit zoom has never been off the camera.  Not sure that counts as a "system."
  • Or perhaps it's a matter of comparisons beyond equivalence. According to the DPReview article, there are three areas of equivalence: field of view, depth of field, and total light. The first two ...
  • I guess that depends on what digital camera you are using. Several posts ago, I made my comparison to a film camera ("I'm thrilled that I can shoot my 1/2.3" sensor camera at f/2.8 and get the ...
  • The situation I just gave is a case in point. Using a 50mm lens on the 35mm camera and a 9mm focal length on the compact will give about the same field of view, but the 35mm camera would likely ...
  • The same f-stop will give a different depth of field depending on what focal length you are using, even if used on the same camera.  The 85mm f/2.8 and the 35mm f/2.8 lenses I had for my Contax ...
  • I have always like the gadget side of the photography, and getting a new camera every few years is fun, even if I don't use it any more or for any other purposes than my previous camera.  I don't ...
  • Yes, we have been through this before.  If re-defining lens speed helps you understand and use your cameras, then I'm happy for you.  I find it easier to understand and use my cameras by sticking ...
  • I find the extra depth of field an advantage for macro, and if I take portraits at all it's usually of the environmental type where I want both the subject and the setting in good focus.  I'm not ...
  • I'm not comparing my 1/2.3" sensor digital camera experience to a new digital full-frame camera; the comparison I have experience with is medium format and 35mm film cameras, and I used slide film ...
  • People can desire different things.  I prefer to have everything in the frame reasonably sharp.
  • Sure there is, but it's to describe depth of field, just like equivalent focal length helps a person equate field of view to the numbers he's accustomed to with a 35mm film camera. I'm thrilled ...
  • I've often taken just one focal length on a trip, but it was always a normal focal length (that is, about a 50mm equivalent).  For landscapes, if I didn't have a normal lens, I'd leave the camera ...
  • I've owned a 1/2.3" sensored Ricoh CX3 for several years, and while I like its pocketable convenience, I never end up taking many pictures with it because it only has the rear LCD for framing ...
  • Sorry to have thrown a curve at you, but if you were set on the FZ1000, my advice would be to stick with it. You had mentioned in this thread that shots of life indoors is a particular interest, ...
  • Klaus already answered you, but I thought I'd add that I had a chance to handle the ZS70, ZS100, FZ80, FZ300, and FZ1000 this past Friday.  I chose the FZ300 while the friend I was with opted for ...
  • I just got an e-mail from a friend who decided to go up a step to the FZ1000. She had to order one since the store we traveled to Friday was out of stock on that model (though they did have a ...
  • Had just a little time between meetings this afternoon to try a couple more shots, and the +2 sharpness, -5 NR, and iResolution ON settings really made a big difference in the detail seen in a fir ...
  • Thanks for passing along those helpful suggestions about settings.  I'll be sure to try them out.  I haven't had a chance to do more than charge the battery and play briefly with the camera before ...
  • Living in the oft-rainy Pacific Northwest, the weather resistance feature was a major reason I picked up an FZ300 today. I was torn between it and the much less smaller ZS70, but finally decided ...
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