hahaha! i got siemens S10 and c25 and i thought those are electronic bricks already.. haha!
Most racing cars are now running semi auto gearboxes .. does this make the drivers less professional ...
I dun understand how come manual mode is for professional only, i find auto mode gives me the creeps as i dun know what to expect from the camera. Manual mode is way more reliable, you control the thing (camera), not let it tell you what it thinks right?
it is arguable that there is no real disconnection from technology - some people seem to strut around thinking that manual mode is the way to go because they seem very macho, telling a small camera what to do... but that's not true, especially if they can't seem to expose right, because all they do is dial in values that make the meter say '0'.
why go along this line? we only care about the results. it is more important to understand your equipment to push it to do what you want. if you have a half-baked crap camera that only focuses in a certain way, and that's all you can afford, you should be focusing on mastering the equipment so that you can give maximum results based on the limiting factor here.
auto mode, manual mode, as long as you can give me something that works well, i couldn't care less. the worst thing is when you just claim to use manual mode happily and "drive the machine"... and you don't understand it at all, and then complain that the camera metering mode sucks... when the camera is just a small machine.
well, I kinda like the fact that ALOT people are getting DSLRs,
that makes the prices go lower!
I get a DSLR cause I enjoy using one, and it suits my way of shooting,
and not cause DSLR seems out of reach for alot of people, and makes u looks pro (in the past), just like how people used to buy expensive PDA phones when all they do is just make phone calls and sms!
but hey, it's getting old, this bitching about the people who BBB cameras without knowing how to use it. i also buy computers where i don't maximize the capabilities, i also buy an iphone without using all its features, and i sometimes also indulge in expensive food, and end up feeling that i cannot fully appreciate or understand why people are waxing lyrical about it.
yes, it's funny, but i don't think we should spend much more time in our lives deliberating about why they are spending that money. it's THEIR money after all, and it's worth a good laugh or two when we want to take a lighter look at the world.. but beyond that, it's nothing new.
I dont think it is appropriate to go into manual vs auto debate, cause that is not the purpose of this thread. What i see is that over the last 5 years, technology has shifted the landscape of cameras. The advancements once only found in high end cameras are now made available in semi pros and even entry level cameras. Marketing people have capitalized on this and thus we now see marketing campaigns touting "pro capabilities in entry level cameras & great shot every shot". Cameras have not only gotten better but have also gotten smarter, thus user intervention is further reduced to a point where if u chose to shoot in auto mode, the camera will still produce good quality pictures - correct exposure, sharp focus etc. Thus .. pro looking pictures and how everyone can take great shots propaganda.
I'm also seeing the DSLR as a fashion statement.
The teenagers will use the DSLR like a necklace and not put it into their bag even in the bus.
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But, i don't like it when teenagers showing off their DSLRs.. Why can't they put them inside their bags? The whole world doesn't need to know that they also own the latest "fashion" by letting the expensive DSLRs dangling from their neck..
I think the shift of market for DSLR has got to do with some reasons..
Today's technology has enable the manufacturers to produce DSLRs that can match the capabilities of slightly older, but higher end models with a significantly lower price tags..
Secondly, especially among teenagers and those who abide by the fashion police rules, the pressure of seeing others having the latest DSLRs making them wanting to buy one as well, leading to the manufacturers reaping huge amount of profits for RnD to go back to the first point.. well.. that's how i feel it.. just saying..