Do I need a DSLR?
- For me DSLR is that jazzy gadget like Iphone! How can I not own one?
- Peer pressure, all my friends have it I want one!
- Photography? I always loved it! DSLR is the road to “Great Pictures”.
- I love a light and a compact camera.
- I don’t love hassle and a click or so should do the trick.
- You are not a good photographer and you think DSLR would make you one?
- I want super zooms at an affordable price.
- Most often I end up sharing pictures on Facebook/Google, etc.
- It is too much of an effort to lug around lots of lenses.
- I am motivated to learn photography
- I require the flexibility in my camera.
- I have the bucks to support photography.
- I don’t mind a big bulky gear as long as it is a technology wizard.
- I love the bokehs, lens flare and the people who talks all this.
- I need a camera that responds quickly.
- I need high quality pictures to print enlargements.
- I should be able to take good pictures in low light.
- I’m willing to work little to maintain my camera.
- You love looking like a pro with a bag full of lenses & other photography gear.
- Kit lens is usually 18-55 mm that gives you almost a normal-eye view on at the maximum zoom and a good wide-angle view on the other side. And most often what beginner’s want to shoot are the birds & the flowers and just about everything but from a distance. It doesn’t work. Lens hunt begins.
- All I can shoot is in auto mode – I don’t understand the so many controls the camera has.
- Ok, I got a few more lenses that can now zoom too. But too much stuff to carry! I am more concerned which lens to use. When my camera is on wide I need a telephoto and vice-versa
- The big – heavy DSLR is quite a pain to move around and I always seem to attract attention.
- I can’t get those beautiful colors and effects which I have seen in my friends pictures..
- My gear is never good, my friend always seems to have a better Camera (DSLR) body or better lens!
Shouldn’t I be more focused on the photography at the first place ?
The idea in this article is not to discourage owning a DLSR. I’m just being vicious and reminding you that a good photographer willing to learn doesn’t need to have a heavy-duty equipment. And if you are specially tight on budget but serious about photography maybe save now for the right equipment later! And if you are just looking to have some good pictures of family & friends and on vacation you are better off going for a compact digicam!
The following picture was taken with a 4mp Canon PowerShot s40 (Point-n-shoot) camera.