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Poll: What maker is your DSLR camera ? (103 member(s) have cast votes)

What maker is your DSLR camera ?

  1. Nikon (35 votes [31.82%])

    Percentage of vote: 31.82%

  2. Canon (35 votes [31.82%])

    Percentage of vote: 31.82%

  3. Sony (11 votes [10.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 10.00%

  4. Pentax (6 votes [5.45%])

    Percentage of vote: 5.45%

  5. Olympus (6 votes [5.45%])

    Percentage of vote: 5.45%

  6. Panasonic (2 votes [1.82%])

    Percentage of vote: 1.82%

  7. Samsung (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  8. Other (5 votes [4.55%])

    Percentage of vote: 4.55%

  9. None (10 votes [9.09%])

    Percentage of vote: 9.09%

What maker is your Point & Shoot camera ?

  1. Nikon (11 votes [9.82%])

    Percentage of vote: 9.82%

  2. Canon (34 votes [30.36%])

    Percentage of vote: 30.36%

  3. Sony (11 votes [9.82%])

    Percentage of vote: 9.82%

  4. Pentax (2 votes [1.79%])

    Percentage of vote: 1.79%

  5. Olympus (6 votes [5.36%])

    Percentage of vote: 5.36%

  6. Panasonic (10 votes [8.93%])

    Percentage of vote: 8.93%

  7. Samsung (2 votes [1.79%])

    Percentage of vote: 1.79%

  8. Fuji (9 votes [8.04%])

    Percentage of vote: 8.04%

  9. Other (7 votes [6.25%])

    Percentage of vote: 6.25%

  10. None (20 votes [17.86%])

    Percentage of vote: 17.86%

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#31 loqutus

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Posted 03 February 2013 - 07:43

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Posted 03 February 2013 - 07:47

Canon for me all the way down at this point. T3i for the DSLR and PowerShot for the P&S.

But I didn't choose them based on brand loyalty or anything. I just chose what seemed to be the right ones for me at the time and remain satisfied with them.

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Posted 04 February 2013 - 18:53

Why are we restricted to dSLR and PS??
What about SLR, dRF, RF, TLR or other cameras?



As a fan of timeless masterpieces and still regretting the end of production of contax slr and the Carl Zeiss Contax lenses ,
I am using a rather simple Canon DSLR (EOS Rebel XS),
that at least allows fitting my wonderful Carl Zeiss Contax lenses with an pure mechanical adapter,
changing the angle of view, but not diminishing the quality of the lenses

...dreaming of Canon 5D MKII, 5D MKIII or Canon EOS 6D

...additionally using Canon lenses for full dslr function

2 Sony P&S with Carl Zeiss lenses are no compensation

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Posted 04 February 2013 - 19:52

I could not vote, as the survey wants me to have a digital SLR.
I have lugged heavy SLRs since the mid 1960s. About five years ago I got rid of all my film cameras (SLRs) & lenses.
A Canon G9 is all I need for now. My shoulders are ever thankful!
One of the micro 4/3, interchangeable lens P&S cameras would be a possible option for me in the near future.

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Posted 04 February 2013 - 20:43

SLR: Olympus OM-1
DSLR: Sigma SD14 with Custom CNCed Olympus OM Legacy Mount (I can only shoot manual)

Point and Shoot: Canon Powershot A510

axio: nice Rolleiflex!

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Posted 05 February 2013 - 17:31

(D)SLR: Sony, because I came from Minolta which had the best lenses for my purposes: small+fast 200/2.8 and 85/1.4 with smooth bokeh. And when Minolta sold it's camera business to Sony, I just switched to Sony and I don't regret it - despite all complaints one can read in the camera forums
P&S: right now a Nikon, I think it's a TZ8, which is a nice one.


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Posted 05 February 2013 - 22:16

(D)SLR: Sony, because I came from Minolta which had the best lenses for my purposes: small+fast 200/2.8 and 85/1.4 with smooth bokeh. And when Minolta sold it's camera business to Sony, I just switched to Sony and I don't regret it - despite all complaints one can read in the camera forums
P&S: right now a Nikon, I think it's a TZ8, which is a nice one.


I am a fan of the Sony dslr sytem, too. The chance to use the excellent new Carl Zeiss Sony lenses..., but there are only five of them now. What a pity.

So I chose a small Canon body hoping for a better future of Zeiss in the Sony dslr sytem.

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Posted 05 February 2013 - 23:17

I have a Leica D-lux 5. It is a great camera, a large p&s with the ability to do a lot manually too.

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Posted 06 February 2013 - 00:55

I use an Olympus E-1, which is getting a little long in the tooth and which I'm planning to replace, probably with either a Nikon DSLR (e.g., D7000 or D600) or an Olympus mirrorless (e.g., OM-D).

My P&S is a Fuji X10, for which I have nothing but praise.
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Posted 06 February 2013 - 21:11

Currently using a Nikon D600 with primes. I've been a Nikon shooter for many years. The sensor on the D600 is a monster.

Handheld, D600, Zeiss 85 1.4
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Posted 10 February 2013 - 02:50

If you are thinking about a camera go over www.flickr.com and do a search for that camera. You can see photos folks are taking with it. In 2008 when I was shopping last I was going to get a nice DSLR. Then I was also looking at some point and shoots. I was not thrilled about carrying a DSLR again. (To big to much weight) A found a good buy on a Canon S5Si. I did a search for it at flickr and I looked through many photos taken with it. I was surprise with the quality and types of photos folks had been shooting with it. Since then I have suggested this to friends who were looking for a new camera. Check out the photos that have been taken with it. As that will tell you a lot about the camera.
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Posted 10 February 2013 - 02:54

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Posted 10 February 2013 - 02:55

And the best camera you have is the one you have with you.

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Posted 16 February 2013 - 16:12

I was looking for a DSLR at the beginning of last year but ended up with a Compact Camera System insead. I wasn't keen on carrying around a huge DSLR camera and settled for the Sony NEX-5N instead.
Only a few weeks ago did I get the lenses I wanted.

It may not be as flexible as a DSLR but in terms of taking photos it is around 90% of the way there. That extra 10% I am willing to sacrifice due to the reduced size and cost, and due to the smaller size I am more likely to have it with me when outdoors.

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Posted 17 February 2013 - 11:51

Currently I've got Nikon D800, Nikon 1 J1 and Sony DSC-RX100.
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Posted 17 February 2013 - 14:11

I have used Canon equipment for long time, starting with an old mechanical F1, right through to my current DSLR, the 50D.

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My compacts are also Canons, a G9 that goes everywhere with me, I used it to take the picture above, and an 8 MP Elph model.

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The picture made with the above set-up, before editing.

I have used many cameras over the years, with Minolta and Canon leading the race, and have had great luck with all of them. I was given a Nikon 105 f2.8 macro lens in the late nineties. The lens was so good that I bought an FM body to use it on. I had an Olympus OM-1 that was dedicated to an old Zeiss 400mm telephoto that had been modified to fit it. My Pentax MX was my low light camera, fitted with 50mm f1.4, and 135 f 2.0 lenses. The Canon in the pictures is a T90, with a Tamron 70-210 3.5 SP lens. Most of my old cameras were sold to KEH camera a few years ago, thankfully before the bottom dropped out of 35 mm equipment prices.

I have eleven lens to fit my EOS cameras, I won't be changing systems for a while.

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Posted 18 February 2013 - 14:47

I use a Canon IXUS 100 for a point and shoot, which was one of (if not the) smallest point and shoot on the market when I got it, it was my main camera for a few years before I got my DSLR, a Canon 30D from my parents for my 19th birthday. I had picked it out for them and it was only £170 used. I then bought a used kit lens and later a 50mm 1.8 (Canon's cheapest lens), which I LOVE!

Thinking about it, I haven't been doing much photography at all recently which is a shame, but I've had exams and nothing that inspiring to shoot alas

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Posted 18 February 2013 - 19:20

I have had cameras all my life. I still have my Pentax ME, film camera. Currently I do not have a DSLR, I sold my Nikon d40.
I'm currently using a Canon Power Shot sx10 is, it's a great point shot camera it still does not equal a DSLR. I would like to get an Olympus or Pentax DSLR.
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Posted 18 February 2013 - 19:20

I have had cameras all my life. I still have my Pentax ME, film camera. Currently I do not have a DSLR, I sold my Nikon d40.
I'm currently using a Canon Power Shot sx10 is, it's a great point shot camera it still does not equal a DSLR. I would like to get an Olympus or Pentax DSLR.
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Posted 18 February 2013 - 20:12

I'm all Canon since I switched to digital. (The film camera was a Ricoh.)

The P&S was my first digital camera, a Canon PowerShot Pro Series S3 IS. I learned a lot from that camera. Now it is relegated to doing video for some physics labs (and not even that very well since it fell over while on a tripod).

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Posted 18 February 2013 - 23:51

I can't believe I've never found this thread before! I'm a professional photographer using Canon DSLRs and a mix of Canon and Minolta SLRs. Though I've been saving for a 4x5 with a digital back for... ages! One day :cloud9:
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Posted 18 February 2013 - 23:53

I use a Canon IXUS 100 for a point and shoot, which was one of (if not the) smallest point and shoot on the market when I got it, it was my main camera for a few years before I got my DSLR, a Canon 30D from my parents for my 19th birthday. I had picked it out for them and it was only £170 used. I then bought a used kit lens and later a 50mm 1.8 (Canon's cheapest lens), which I LOVE!

Thinking about it, I haven't been doing much photography at all recently which is a shame, but I've had exams and nothing that inspiring to shoot alas

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I also love the 50mm 1.8. I still occasionally choose it over my 1.2, especially when leaving my studio. Stopped up it performs like a lens costing 5x as much.
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Posted 20 February 2013 - 01:12

I use a Canon IXUS 100 for a point and shoot, which was one of (if not the) smallest point and shoot on the market when I got it, it was my main camera for a few years before I got my DSLR, a Canon 30D from my parents for my 19th birthday. I had picked it out for them and it was only £170 used. I then bought a used kit lens and later a 50mm 1.8 (Canon's cheapest lens), which I LOVE!

Thinking about it, I haven't been doing much photography at all recently which is a shame, but I've had exams and nothing that inspiring to shoot alas

Here's a pic of it:
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Great pictures! and welcome to FPN

I have a 60D and got that same 1.8 50mm ( the 'nifty fifty' ) when i started out

if you like that then can i strongly suggest you consider paying a little more for the f1/1.4 50mm lens. It is MUCH better than the 1.8 and you'll not regret the money, I think.

I got mine online from this site ( no affiliation just a very satisfied customer ) www.digitalrev.com

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Posted 22 February 2013 - 16:22

DSLR is Canon 550D

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Posted 23 February 2013 - 18:48

My DSLR cameras are ; Sony SLT A37, Canon 500D and a trusty old Nikon D50. Maybe cashing them in to fund another but not that sure what I would go for.

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I use a Canon IXUS 100 for a point and shoot, which was one of (if not the) smallest point and shoot on the market when I got it, it was my main camera for a few years before I got my DSLR, a Canon 30D from my parents for my 19th birthday. I had picked it out for them and it was only £170 used. I then bought a used kit lens and later a 50mm 1.8 (Canon's cheapest lens), which I LOVE!

Thinking about it, I haven't been doing much photography at all recently which is a shame, but I've had exams and nothing that inspiring to shoot alas




Great pictures! and welcome to FPN

I have a 60D and got that same 1.8 50mm ( the 'nifty fifty' ) when i started out

if you like that then can i strongly suggest you consider paying a little more for the f1/1.4 50mm lens. It is MUCH better than the 1.8 and you'll not regret the money, I think.

I got mine online from this site ( no affiliation just a very satisfied customer ) www.digitalrev.com

best wishes


Thanks :)
The 1.4 is definitely on my list of lenses to get sometime after uni's out the way and I have money, the 1.8 is great for the price, but you can't cover up the fact that it's still a plastic body that requires some care.
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I use a Canon IXUS 100 for a point and shoot, which was one of (if not the) smallest point and shoot on the market when I got it, it was my main camera for a few years before I got my DSLR, a Canon 30D from my parents for my 19th birthday. I had picked it out for them and it was only £170 used. I then bought a used kit lens and later a 50mm 1.8 (Canon's cheapest lens), which I LOVE!

Thinking about it, I haven't been doing much photography at all recently which is a shame, but I've had exams and nothing that inspiring to shoot alas



Your dog is adorable!!!
I also love the 50mm 1.8. I still occasionally choose it over my 1.2, especially when leaving my studio. Stopped up it performs like a lens costing 5x as much.


Thanks ^-^
Whenever I'm bored in the house and it's raining outside but I'm really in the mood for some photography, it's usually the dogs I end up taking pics of!

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Thanks ^-^
Whenever I'm bored in the house and it's raining outside but I'm really in the mood for some photography, it's usually the dogs I end up taking pics of!

I do too :D And great dog you have! :) Thank goodness for dogs on rainy days :) Mine used to try to hide from the camera but now he doesn't even care anymore, totally relaxed :) :)

I have a 24mm F1.4, but haven't tried the 50mm.
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I use a Canon IXUS 100 for a point and shoot, which was one of (if not the) smallest point and shoot on the market when I got it, it was my main camera for a few years before I got my DSLR, a Canon 30D from my parents for my 19th birthday. I had picked it out for them and it was only £170 used. I then bought a used kit lens and later a 50mm 1.8 (Canon's cheapest lens), which I LOVE!

Thinking about it, I haven't been doing much photography at all recently which is a shame, but I've had exams and nothing that inspiring to shoot alas




Great pictures! and welcome to FPN

I have a 60D and got that same 1.8 50mm ( the 'nifty fifty' ) when i started out

if you like that then can i strongly suggest you consider paying a little more for the f1/1.4 50mm lens. It is MUCH better than the 1.8 and you'll not regret the money, I think.

I got mine online from this site ( no affiliation just a very satisfied customer ) www.digitalrev.com

best wishes


Thanks :)
The 1.4 is definitely on my list of lenses to get sometime after uni's out the way and I have money, the 1.8 is great for the price, but you can't cover up the fact that it's still a plastic body that requires some care.
I've been subscribed to digitalrev's Youtube channel for a while now, do you know where they deliver from?


I use a Canon IXUS 100 for a point and shoot, which was one of (if not the) smallest point and shoot on the market when I got it, it was my main camera for a few years before I got my DSLR, a Canon 30D from my parents for my 19th birthday. I had picked it out for them and it was only £170 used. I then bought a used kit lens and later a 50mm 1.8 (Canon's cheapest lens), which I LOVE!

Thinking about it, I haven't been doing much photography at all recently which is a shame, but I've had exams and nothing that inspiring to shoot alas



Your dog is adorable!!!
I also love the 50mm 1.8. I still occasionally choose it over my 1.2, especially when leaving my studio. Stopped up it performs like a lens costing 5x as much.


Thanks ^-^
Whenever I'm bored in the house and it's raining outside but I'm really in the mood for some photography, it's usually the dogs I end up taking pics of!


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I use a Canon IXUS 100 for a point and shoot, which was one of (if not the) smallest point and shoot on the market when I got it, it was my main camera for a few years before I got my DSLR, a Canon 30D from my parents for my 19th birthday. I had picked it out for them and it was only £170 used. I then bought a used kit lens and later a 50mm 1.8 (Canon's cheapest lens), which I LOVE!

Thinking about it, I haven't been doing much photography at all recently which is a shame, but I've had exams and nothing that inspiring to shoot alas




Great pictures! and welcome to FPN

I have a 60D and got that same 1.8 50mm ( the 'nifty fifty' ) when i started out

if you like that then can i strongly suggest you consider paying a little more for the f1/1.4 50mm lens. It is MUCH better than the 1.8 and you'll not regret the money, I think.

I got mine online from this site ( no affiliation just a very satisfied customer ) www.digitalrev.com

best wishes


Thanks :)
The 1.4 is definitely on my list of lenses to get sometime after uni's out the way and I have money, the 1.8 is great for the price, but you can't cover up the fact that it's still a plastic body that requires some care.
I've been subscribed to digitalrev's Youtube channel for a while now, do you know where they deliver from?


I use a Canon IXUS 100 for a point and shoot, which was one of (if not the) smallest point and shoot on the market when I got it, it was my main camera for a few years before I got my DSLR, a Canon 30D from my parents for my 19th birthday. I had picked it out for them and it was only £170 used. I then bought a used kit lens and later a 50mm 1.8 (Canon's cheapest lens), which I LOVE!

Thinking about it, I haven't been doing much photography at all recently which is a shame, but I've had exams and nothing that inspiring to shoot alas



Your dog is adorable!!!
I also love the 50mm 1.8. I still occasionally choose it over my 1.2, especially when leaving my studio. Stopped up it performs like a lens costing 5x as much.


Thanks ^-^
Whenever I'm bored in the house and it's raining outside but I'm really in the mood for some photography, it's usually the dogs I end up taking pics of!


They are based in Hong Kong

You may also enjoy their Youtube channel digitalrev tv

Both hilarious and educational ( an uncommon combination ), lots of test shoots around Hong Kong and the presenter has an ersatz English public school accent and a Leica fetish


Yeah I've been a subscriber for a while now, didn't know they had a shop! I've heard the channel compared to Top Gear many times :ltcapd: