Page 1 of 3 123 LastLast
Results 1 to 20 of 49

Thread: Any Compact system camera peeps faced this problem before?

  1. #1

    Default Any Compact system camera peeps faced this problem before?

    People using DSLR telling you how worthless CSC is... DSLR is much better.... try to put you down by saying how CSC picture will also be behind DSLR etc

    There are plently of people around me, cousins, friends... and people who are interested to go into photography but are looking at nothing but DSLR always saying this to me.
    When try to explain they brush it off and say something like it will also lose to DSLR.

    As a CSC lover and a owner of a nex5n i cant help but feel abit dulan....

  2. #2

    Default

    its always been this way. people always think that with a DSLR, all their pictures come out nice.

    there's once smone told me and said "your DSLR no good, why your picture blur de.." and that was went I took photo without using a tripod at low light condition.

    I've seen people here who uses just a normal Point& Shoot camera to capture breathtaking images..

    Its true that good camera is always better, but other think to note too.. the person behind it must be good too..

    So just play dumb with whatever critics they have to say...

  3. #3

    Default Re: Any Compact system camera peeps faced this problem before?

    If your very own "window to your heart" can't recognize "beautiful", then no camera and lens combination in the world will make any difference to it.
    D3S|N70-200|N24-70|N24-85|N50f1.4|N35f2|SB800|SB900|Yashica GS|S95
    www.flickr.com/photos/davidktw

  4. #4

    Default Re: Any Compact system camera peeps faced this problem before?

    I encounter people like that a lot. I usually tell them that the difference between a photographer and a "gearhead who will never be a photographer" is that the photographer judges by the pictures, the gearhead by the camera.
    Alpha

  5. #5

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Rashkae
    I encounter people like that a lot. I usually tell them that the difference between a photographer and a "gearhead who will never be a photographer" is that the photographer judges by the pictures, the gearhead by the camera.
    true enough. damn true.


    need not say a compact, I used to shoot using a SLR camera, and lots of people look down on me just because im using films "Wah WHO SHOOTS WITH FILMS NOWADAYS"

    anyway, out of 100%, I believe 80% or more come from the creativity of the individuals wherelse the remaining come from the tool that helped you, that is your camera.

  6. #6

    Default Re: Any Compact system camera peeps faced this problem before?

    it all boils down to personal preference of gear. like many have said that the NEX-7 will be a waste of money for me.

    but for me, just looking at the controls, the navigation of the menu and the availability of lenses both native and via mount adaptors is what i'm looking for.

    it'll be something that can assist me better than most other CSC out there.

    the gear helps me achieve what i want to do.

    how the picture turns out is up to me to decide.

    food for thought.

  7. #7

    Default Re: Any Compact system camera peeps faced this problem before?

    yes of course DSLR is much better. problem is i mostly end up leaving my DSLR at home (due to its size and weight) and shooting with my P&S instead, even when i travel overseas.
    hence my best photographs were usually taken by compact cameras.

    Last edited by zaren; 29th November 2011 at 08:29 PM.
    you can buy better gear but you can't buy a better eye

  8. #8
    Senior Member Sion's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2004
    Location
    新天地
    Posts
    4,768

    Default Re: Any Compact system camera peeps faced this problem before?

    "You are a true photographer when you forget your camera when you shoot."

  9. #9

    Default Re: Any Compact system camera peeps faced this problem before?

    Photographic memory Composition, angle, subject and the lighting to create the mood is what I go for. My P&S can do that too, when it can't do that I will change my idea to suite what it can do with very good and surprising results. It makes me think of of the box and try new technics. Ultimately Its still the man behind the camera who makes the photo.
    Canon 30D, G11, 50 f1.8II, 10-22 f3.5-4.5, 24-70 f2.8L, 70-200 f2.8L IS, EX580II

  10. #10

    Default Re: Any Compact system camera peeps faced this problem before?

    haha well said! Thats what im trying to explain... guess they are too keep up with gears and not photography at all... as what some bros here said... gearheads. I will learn more and hopefully one day can produce better pictures to prove them that CSC is not something that is "weak" or whatever they say....

  11. #11
    Senior Member bonrya's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2010
    Location
    In a mobile cage
    Posts
    2,633

    Default

    Show them your pictures to make them shut up.
    My Flickr
    ~Neko baka

  12. #12
    Senior Member dennisc's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2002
    Location
    Freezing Upp Thomson/Mandai!
    Posts
    2,008

    Default Re: Any Compact system camera peeps faced this problem before?

    I know 1 person hor selling DSLR very cheap to me. I ask him why, he say shots all blurry. Then with same camera, I buy for my friend then tutor, I ask her shoot aperature dim environment, shots came out blurry. I tell her to meter, bla bla go on manual mode then make guess around 1/30 or 1/60 etc, the shots came out just nicely. People thinks P&S is good because they're.. well just point and shoot, dummy proof, shots always turn out nice (mediocre to the seasoned shooter, at least).
    Last edited by dennisc; 29th November 2011 at 10:58 PM.

  13. #13

    Default Re: Any Compact system camera peeps faced this problem before?

    Very true.

    Still can remember how some of my 'buddies' always like to say that my prosumer superzoom bridge camera 'is a big as a DSLR but cannot change lenses, how EVF is lousier than OVF, ahd have a puny 1/2.33" sensor and cannot have bokeh, and pictures will be noisy because sensor is always active and blah blah..."

    and yet after we go out for leisure shoots and compare shots, quite a decent number of my pictures always seem to be more desirable than those taken by those aforementioned 'buddies' with their huge-sensor DSLRs, even AFTER taking into account the lack of control over DoF.

    And anyway, my belief is that it is always more rewarding to work around a limitation than to splurge on new gear. So my superzoom cannot change lenses; but who needs to change lenses when you got a 35mm effective range of 24-720mm? So i got a puny sensor that is slower than a DSLR in capturing light and has no control over DoF; that's where burst mode and post-processing tools come in.

    In the end, it's the end results that matter. No one is going to go all 'wah-these-pictures-look-like-****-but-they-are-taken-by-a-full-frame-DSLR-so-they-must-be-awesome'.

  14. #14

    Default Re: Any Compact system camera peeps faced this problem before?

    DSLR is better only if one knows how to utilise its potential. Not just compacts, even among DSLR users, when I go for casual bird shooting with cheapo 500D, cheapo Fancier tripod and cheap vintage lens I will feel awakard when others around me are like using D3 or 1D series, Gitzo tripods, lenses that cost $10k and above.

    But end of the day I just tell myself to improve my skills first using 'cheapo' gear, that is more valuable than having expensive gears making your job easier.

    Who knows, if you ask "those" people to shoot using PnS they might produce worse results than you. Just that sometimes better gear do help to cover up certain weaknesses in one's skills. E.g. Bird shooting using auto focus vs everything manual .... to me after practicing all manual and switch back to autofocus, I feel autofocus like "god sent" because my manual focusing and exposure skills are not good yet in "auto" mode the camera actually help me to deal with these by a huge amount and I just need to focus on framing and pressing the shutter button.
    Last edited by gundamseed84; 29th November 2011 at 11:51 PM.

  15. #15
    Senior Member redstone's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2005
    Location
    Beyond the outer limits
    Posts
    2,898

    Default Re: Any Compact system camera peeps faced this problem before?

    Friend borrow my DSLR to test feel and shoot, (in front of me only), return to me 2 min later say my camera lousy cos shots all blurred. Why? I set mode nicely, they switch to Auto, cannot hold properly, slower shutter speed due to low light, and say my camera lousy

  16. #16

    Default Re: Any Compact system camera peeps faced this problem before?

    "If you dont use/own a DSLR, you'll never be serious in photography"

    Heard this many times -.-

  17. #17

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by redstone
    Friend borrow my DSLR to test feel and shoot, (in front of me only), return to me 2 min later say my camera lousy cos shots all blurred. Why? I set mode nicely, they switch to Auto, cannot hold properly, slower shutter speed due to low light, and say my camera lousy
    ahahhahahaha
    I got that alot.
    "Can I borrow your camera.." they asked
    Come back saying.. " Your megapixel how many? Why all blur?"

    LOLx.

  18. #18

    Default Re: Any Compact system camera peeps faced this problem before?

    Quote Originally Posted by redstone View Post
    Friend borrow my DSLR to test feel and shoot, (in front of me only), return to me 2 min later say my camera lousy cos shots all blurred. Why? I set mode nicely, they switch to Auto, cannot hold properly, slower shutter speed due to low light, and say my camera lousy
    Wah your friend typical no-skill-but-blame-on-equipment kind of people. Not only camera, in computer gaming also a lot, no
    Skill blame mouse, blame Internet connection slow, blame just whatever but never themselves.... =/

  19. #19
    Moderator catchlights's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2004
    Location
    Punggol, Singapore
    Posts
    21,902

    Default Re: Any Compact system camera peeps faced this problem before?

    if you know what photography is about,
    if you have better knowledge then them,
    if you know your tools well,

    why be bother about what other people says?

    why waste your effort on this?

    just smile and channel your energy to make more photos with your camera.
    Shoot to Live, Live to Shoot
    www.benjaminloo.com | iStock portfolio

  20. #20

    Default Re: Any Compact system camera peeps faced this problem before?

    If the people around you are that kind of people that always "look down" on stuff, saying negative things and etc. i suggest you stay away from them.

Page 1 of 3 123 LastLast

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •