More Than Megapixels – Episode 8 – We’ll do it Ourselves

Posted on | May 14, 2011 | 1 Comment

Dwight, Aaron and Sean return to discuss photoshopping the news, do it yourself photography aids, food photography, and more

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  • What are the key things to look for in buying a point and shoot? zoom? MP? Aaron: I look for very specific things, I want as many features of a DSLR in a point and shoot. I look at Zoom, because while the best zoom may be your feet, I am not going to climb a tree to shoot a bird. Forget digital zoom, it’s garbage. Optical zoom is the only number that counts. The ability to change your settings easily, because the interface will make you hate or love a camera. Dwight: Make sure it feels comfortable in your hands. Digital zoom is crap, ignore it. It’s zooming in the wrong place, not toward the subject, but toward the sensor.

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  1. Ahmad
    August 23rd, 2012 @ 7:01 pm

    Thanks Scott, I’ve read that DPRevew preview. I know it’ll feel dfriefent with a heavier lens. It had the 18-55 kit on it when I checked it out, which is rather light. If I get it (which is still up in the air), it’ll be with the Tamron 17-50mm f/2.8 XR Di II Lens, which is heavier for sure. It sounds like the best quality lens on the market in that price point. The one downside (I’m sure there are others) is you can’t manually override the AF on the fly. I’m not sure how important that is, but I can certainly see where it might be handy. The store only had the Nikon version of this lens, so I could see/hold it but not try it on the camera.

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