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    Re: mika and raptor's june 2011 photo thread! ^_^

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    I was looking up DSLR's in compact, but I don't know WTF I'm doing... Are there compact ones? If so, which ones are good??
    You won't really get a compact DSLR
    I haven't looked at cameras in a long time - I'm sure there are good P&S out there, but it would require some looking.

    Honestly though, the DSLRs are great - I find the lenses make more of a difference than the actual camera body.

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    No hope for a compact DSLR in the future...? I just love the way your pics come out, the focus is SO SHARP and the colors are just so VIVID - they literally look like they've been Photoshopped. My main thing is I can't be carrying around a clunky camera, especially being a preschool teacher I use my camera at work and really don't want to take such an expensive camera to my workplace.

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    No hope for a compact DSLR in the future...? I just love the way your pics come out, the focus is SO SHARP and the colors are just so VIVID - they literally look like they've been Photoshopped. My main thing is I can't be carrying around a clunky camera, especially being a preschool teacher I use my camera at work and really don't want to take such an expensive camera to my workplace.
    The sharpness I would put on the account of the lenses I use
    The colours - well you can make adjustments in camera, but I tend to leave everything at 0 and just make slight adjustments, normally on the contrast, in post processing.

    By the way, entry level DSLRs are getting cheaper and cheaper. If combining them to a nice 50mm f/1.4 or f/1.8 (the latter would be cheaper but still very good), it would be great. I love prime lenses (fixed focal lenses), I do find they are great quality lenses. I use my 50mm f/1.4, 30mm f/1.4 and 70mm f/2.4 the most.

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    The sharpness I would put on the account of the lenses I use
    The colours - well you can make adjustments in camera, but I tend to leave everything at 0 and just make slight adjustments, normally on the contrast, in post processing.

    By the way, entry level DSLRs are getting cheaper and cheaper. If combining them to a nice 50mm f/1.4 or f/1.8 (the latter would be cheaper but still very good), it would be great. I love prime lenses (fixed focal lenses), I do find they are great quality lenses. I use my 50mm f/1.4, 30mm f/1.4 and 70mm f/2.4 the most.

    The cost itself isn't an issue, but anything worth real money - I can't take with me to work because I work in a ghetto area with lots of entryways into our room. Taking my Cybershot, eh, no problem because I can stick it in my back pocket. But taking a "cheaper" DSLR isn't a good idea because "cheaper" still isn't going to so cheap that someone won't steal it.

    I have no idea what all that is in the second paragraph about the lenses... I'll have to show the bf. What camera and model number do you use exactly? My bf is curious to know.

    He's going to see what he can find that will take much better quality photos than my Cybershot without having to buy a clunky DSLR. Let's hope he can find something!!

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    Re: mika and raptor's june 2011 photo thread! ^_^

    Just an idea, but if you work as preschool teacher and you don't need a super nice awesome camera for whatever you're using it for there, you could just drag the compact one there and use the more expensive nice one at home and wherever else that it won't possibly get stolen. My friend has a really nice camera but she has a big case for it and carries it around like it's her baby haha.

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    Re: mika and raptor's june 2011 photo thread! ^_^

    I have a work camera to use for taking pics of the kids. The main point is I can't be carrying around a clunky camera/lenses - period. I take my birds with me to the park, to my parents house, to my classroom (hence not wanting to take an expensive camera to my class)... not only do I want to take the camera to unsafe places, I don't want to have to carry a big camera in my bag (or carry a separate camera bag or case). I'll settle for something that is in between my current camera and a DSLR, that will fit in my bag without being extra heavy or bulky.

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