From: BD on 2 Feb 2010 20:22
> blind-following, DSLR-preaching, insecure fool.
I'd like to find a P&S that allows the use of remote slave flashes for
better control of subject lighting.
And that allows for apertures wider than f/4.
And supports the use of RAW files for post-adjustment as necessary.
And supports continuous focus for tracking of moving subject in burst
Oh... and that *has* a burst mode to speak of.
Can you name a P&S that does all these things?
.... cue Jeopardy music...
From: NameHere on 2 Feb 2010 20:39
On Tue, 2 Feb 2010 17:22:59 -0800 (PST), BD <robert.drea(a)gmail.com> wrote:
>> blind-following, DSLR-preaching, insecure fool.
>I'd like to find a P&S that allows the use of remote slave flashes for
>better control of subject lighting.
They all can.
>And that allows for apertures wider than f/4.
Most do. Some zoom models have apertures as much as f/2.0. You've clearly
never even bothered to look for yourself.
>And supports the use of RAW files for post-adjustment as necessary.
Many do, but mostly its not necessary. Because the RAW to JPG conversion is
done properly in the camera in the first place. RAW is only for people who
can't expose their images properly in the first place.
>And supports continuous focus for tracking of moving subject in burst
Some of them do. But since you're a machine-gunning snapshooter I suggest
you stay with an auto-everything P&S DSLR because your camera requirements
prove that you're not capable of using any camera in full manual modes.
>Oh... and that *has* a burst mode to speak of.
Many do, but those who use them professionally find little use for burst
modes except for special circumstances, like hand-held bracketing
sequences. Professionals know when to time their shots by knowing their
subjects. Usually just one click and the deed is done.
>Can you name a P&S that does all these things?
Yes, I can.
And so can you if you do your own simple homework.
From: BD on 3 Feb 2010 02:06
> Many do, but mostly its not necessary. Because the RAW to JPG conversion is
> done properly in the camera in the first place. RAW is only for people who
> can't expose their images properly in the first place.
That's like saying automatic transmissions exist for people who don't
know how to use a clutch. The technology's there, so use it. There's a
thin line between purist and luddite.
From: BD on 3 Feb 2010 02:51
> I pity you.
You're probably about 14 years old, and might have bought an Ansel
Adams book once.
From: Ofnuts on 3 Feb 2010 04:54
On 03/02/2010 01:57, NameHere wrote:
> Only DSLR proponents are followers. They can never think for themselves.
> Even worse, they doubt their choices so much that they don't feel
> vindicated unless they can convince everyone else to believe as they
> believe and make the same camera purchasing mistakes that they make in
> life. The greater their insistence to have others buy DSLRs the more they
> show their insecurity in their own decision to do so.
*woop* *woop* Ironymeter overload!!! Replace "DSLR" by "P&S" in the
sentence above and look in you mirror....
> Just like those who
> doubt their religions the most, always being the most vocal about wanting
> others to believe as they do. Because if they can convince someone else,
> then perhaps they can stop doubting their own beliefs so much. It's that
So that explains why you spend so much time convincing us. Because if
you check this forum, you alone have spent more megabytes
boasting/trying to convince people of the superiority of P&S than any of
the assumed DSLR minions.
> Further, there is no need to prove anything to the likes of you. True
> professionals who have used all manner of cameras discover what I said all
> on their own. They already know these things of which I speak. I'm just
> letting you know how true professionals think.
Plenty of professionals (ie, people who get paid for their pictures) use
DSLRs. Of course you won't consider them as "true" professionnals
because they don't use a P&S. This is just a circular argument.
Thanks for the laugh.