Wouldn't you agree that the majority of people asking about DSLRs on THIS forum probably shouldn't waste their money on one?
- 4 months ago
See the dslr are way ahead of mobiles even today. A really bad dslr could beat latest phones in quality. And as they are expensive I don;t thing researching them is bad or anything,
- Anonymous4 months ago
Well I would not say they are wasting money. Is the guy who buys his first guitar wasting his money? You never know. He could be the next great guitar player, and the guy or gal who buys his/her first DSLR camera may become a great photographer. People often do not know how good they can be until they try something first. People who already own one or more APS-C cameras are wasting their money if they buy yet the newest model APS-C format camera. People who buy a 4/3 format DSLR camera are wasting their money. People who buy a Leica rangefinder camera are probably wasting their money. The SLR camera is the greatest thing since sliced bread. DSLR cameras are the logical successor to the SLR film cameras.
- 4 months ago
Yes, because outside of a studio almost every photographer would be better advised to buy a "mirrorless" camera. There is no advantage in an optical viewfinder, when an electronic viewfinder shows output from the sensor. That means with an electronic viewfinder you can adjust the exposure to make sure you don't burn out highlights, or to achieve the effect you want. DSLRs were invented so that professional photographers could continue to use the lenses they had with their film equipment, to reduce the cost to the manufacturers of retooling their lines, and because early sensors could not be active for more than a few seconds before overheating. DSLRs have always, and continue to be, a waste of money. That's why, now that sensor technology is so improved, they are dying out like the dinosaurs.
- Anonymous4 months ago
Narrow minds paint with a brush so wide.
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- IridflareLv 74 months ago
There's a spectrum - at one end there are people who assume that using the same camera as the pros means they'll take great pictures, at the other end there are people who want more control over their picture taking and are keen to learn. I don't know where the majority sit, but I probably notice the "Nikon or Cannon" posts more.
- micksmixxxLv 74 months ago
No, and YOU are a fool for suggesting this.
- AndrewLv 74 months ago
Of course, anyone who can't see beyond Canon or Nikon needs to go back to school, and there's a special circle of Hell for those who spell it, "Cannon," but they need encouragement, to ask useful questions, not ridicule.
Apart from those who simply write, "Cannon or Nikon ?" they REALLY should stick to crayons - and find entertainment in the colour of their poop.
- SumiLv 74 months ago
No, I would not agree at all. While there may be a few that will find owning a DSLR to have been an inappropriate investment, most are interested in advancing their ability to make better photographs and thus will benefit greatly from buying one. They all have different end goals, but improvement is likely a common thread among them all.
Many have never taken a photo with anything other than a smartphone. The smartphone simply doesn't have the capabilities to control the exposure, change lenses to control the perspective, or the accessories that are available for a DSLR. It's these things that allow a DSLR user to make photographs that are impossible to produce with a smartphone.
- keerokLv 74 months ago
Of course not!
Everyone is entitled to buy a dSLR. It's the only way us pros can get them cheap when they decide to resell it after realizing it's not for them.
- spacemissingLv 74 months ago
There are. plenty of people who could use a DSLR but don't know enough about them.