DSLR or SLT


ericshtoh

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Is it still worth to buy a dslr now. Or can look into the sony slt tech?? Hard to decide...
 

IsenGrim

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It's still worth it to buy SLR, TLR, Pinholes.

It depends on what you want. Mirrorless systems cannot match the focusing speeds of DSLRs.
It also cannot match the lens range (>200mm lenses, specialty lenses)

But mirrorless systems are small, portable.
A more gradual learning curve compared to other systems.
 

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Mythmaker

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SLT's focusing can match dslr's... afterall, they are both phrase detection =.=

One problem with the SLT is your battery life is pretty short...
 

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ericshtoh

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I am quite new. I like photography as a hobby. I like to shoot portrait(with blur background), marco and scenary. Any good camera to reconmend?? Thanks
 

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IsenGrim said:
It's still worth it to buy SLR, TLR, Pinholes.

It depends on what you want. Mirrorless systems cannot match the focusing speeds of DSLRs.
It also cannot match the lens range (>200mm lenses, specialty lenses)

But mirrorless systems are small, portable.
A more gradual learning curve compared to other systems.
Isn't Nikon V1/J1 recipient for fast focusing speed rating?

As for range, with adapters, this is the kind of monster you can create:

http://nikonrumors.com/2012/01/21/n...ron-reflex-2000mm-f10-5400mm.aspx/#more-31488
 

daredevil123

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I am quite new. I like photography as a hobby. I like to shoot portrait(with blur background), marco and scenary. Any good camera to reconmend?? Thanks
I heard of this brand that is very good. You should check it out. Leica - check out the M9 model, I heard it is not bad.
 

UncleFai

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daredevil123 said:
I heard of this brand that is very good. You should check it out. Leica - check out the M9 model, I heard it is not bad.
Nah... Over priced.
 

Rashkae

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I am quite new. I like photography as a hobby. I like to shoot portrait(with blur background), marco and scenary. Any good camera to reconmend?? Thanks
Any camera can do that. Any DSLR/DSLT can do that. You just need the right lenses.

FYI, we have a "what DSLR to get?" FAQ. READ IT.
 

Blur Shadow

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daredevil123 said:
I heard of this brand that is very good. You should check it out. Leica - check out the M9 model, I heard it is not bad.
Haha! Not bad indeed!
 

Blur Shadow

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Sony's SLT technology is doubtlessly innovative, but there's more to a camera than that - the sensor, the lenses available, various functions, to accessories support.

It's like saying a car has an innovative chassis or great engine - 1 of the many parts to form the complete package.
 

TWmilkteaTW

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I am quite new. I like photography as a hobby. I like to shoot portrait(with blur background), marco and scenary. Any good camera to reconmend?? Thanks
U are new. And you dontknow what you want. So basically..everything is good. Just get 1 that makes you feel most happy with and start shooting. Thats it.
all camera in the market can shoot portrait/macro and scenery. Period.
 

kei1309

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Mythmaker said:
SLT's focusing can match dslr's... afterall, they are both phrase detection =.=

One problem with the SLT is your battery life is pretty short...
The new generation of SLT cameras uses the old M batteries that the older A5xx, A7xx, A850 and A900 used, and is rated for over 800-900 shots at least.

Why do the 1st generationof SLTs use the new W batteries? Perhaps to reduce the bulk and weight. If you have a small camera, it would defeat its purpose by using a large and heavy battery, no?
 

donut88

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One thing to consider DSLR and SLT is the weight balance for some heavier and longer lens

SLT can be small lightweight, but if its matched with a heavier or longer lens, the weight won't be balanced. And the user finds himself feeling v funny using this setup.
 

TWmilkteaTW

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One thing to consider DSLR and SLT is the weight balance for some heavier and longer lens

SLT can be small lightweight, but if its matched with a heavier or longer lens, the weight won't be balanced. And the user finds himself feeling v funny using this setup.
Its not that bad actually.. No issues for me. Unless you meant Nex system with A mounts 1KG lens..then i would agree with you.
Weird enough. Too heavy..Too Light also a problem now.
 

Rashkae

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One thing to consider DSLR and SLT is the weight balance for some heavier and longer lens

SLT can be small lightweight, but if its matched with a heavier or longer lens, the weight won't be balanced. And the user finds himself feeling v funny using this setup.
Long/heavy lenses are usually carried/supported by the lens anyway - the body weight matters little in that case.
 

Octarine

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I am quite new. I like photography as a hobby. I like to shoot portrait(with blur background), marco and scenary. Any good camera to reconmend?? Thanks
So Marco is your friend? :) If you refer to insects and other small objects, it's Macro.
 

Blur Shadow

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donut88 said:
One thing to consider DSLR and SLT is the weight balance for some heavier and longer lens

SLT can be small lightweight, but if its matched with a heavier or longer lens, the weight won't be balanced. And the user finds himself feeling v funny using this setup.
This is actually one of the things I have always been puzzled about - I never had any problems with this. Just hold it by the lens if the lens is more massive.
 

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Nobody mention about the difference between optical and electronic viewfinder... For me I will still stick to SLR because of the optical viewfinder.
 

Rashkae

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Nobody mention about the difference between optical and electronic viewfinder... For me I will still stick to SLR because of the optical viewfinder.
Both have advantages and disadvantages.
 

area0404

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Nobody mention about the difference between optical and electronic viewfinder... For me I will still stick to SLR because of the optical viewfinder.
Yea. I'm kinda not used to electronic view-finder too. I find them only telling part of the story.
 

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