Do you own (and use) an SLR camera?
I have two a Nikon d90 and a Nikon d7100. Love them
Sure, I own and use one with all that extra money that the Koch Bros leave lying around for the "disappearing middle class."
I'm a wedding photographer and I shoot with a nikon d700 and the d300 as a backup. Wanting to upgrade to the d750 soon!
Analog, not digital (yet).
I have a DSLR. Nikon D300.
I have a couple of older Canon SLR cameras, but I have not bought film for them in more than 15+ years
I'm a dork. What is it?
SLR = Single Lens Reflex (film) camera, the DSLR is digital (no film).
Nikon D50 and D5200
A Canon Rebel t3. Although not the top of the line, it gets the job done.
I'm guessing since I don't know what that is I don't own it.
A Minolta maxxum7000 and a canon rebel t5 (I think). Minolta I've had for years. Canon I got on Black Friday and j love having a digital one too!
Canon rebel t1i and and my dad's old AE-1. I love digital but there's something about working with film that's really satisfying (I develop black&white film myself). I have a compact digital too but I love that with an SLR you hear/feel the shutter!
Yes. But they all have digital backs.
That's okay, they still count as SLRs as long as they have a single lens, pentaprism and shutter. :)
Nope but it's on my bday wish list.
We have several SLR film cameras that are gathering dust and are destined for the Smithsonian.
yes, but its been awhile since I used it, need to dig it out for a Labor day wedding, thanks for the reminder Tony
One of the nicer Cybershot point-and-shoots. I love it.
Point and shoot is not SLR.
I didn't say it was. I meant that's what I own as a camera. I just use it for traveling.
So much easier and lighter to hold :-)
Well anything fancier and I'd probably break it by accident!
My wife does and she is very good at it! She is taking photography classes at school and has had some paying customers already. It is fun to see the work she does.
We are hoping we can upgrade the camera soon. We want the nikon 610.
D300, 35mm Nikon (I forget the model), and an old Olympus. I don't shoot with film because it's mostly of my kids. Maybe once I get back into photography I'll shoot 35mm again.
I have a Minolta SLR and Nikon DSLR
Me too! X-700 and D3200.
I've never heard of an SLR camera
Single-Lens Reflex. You look through the viewfinder and see through the lens via a 45°-angled mirror behind the lens. When you press the shutter release, the mirror flips up out of the way and allows the light from the lens to hit the frame of film.
The most common SLRs use 35mm film (about 1 1/4ish" wide roll of film with sprocket holes along the top and bottom edges for the film-advance mechanism to engage). At a news conference, those loud shutter clicks you hear are often from SLRs.
Good explanation, Tom. I'm guessing, though, that those media cameras are digital SLRs with the shutter audio set to "on." DSLRs give better quality photos in a faster and easier to develop medium.
SD- audio shutter! Is that why my Nikon shutter click sounds like a Leica!!!
DSLRs have actual shutters - the sound you hear isn't added audio. They do that with point-and-shoot digital cameras which have a live view function instead of a viewfinder and no shutter.
Basically, a DSLR works the exact same way as a 35mm SLR, except the film is replaced with a digital image sensor/digitizer that is fixed right behind the shutter.
Not so sure about that.
Look it up.
I would agree corny, esp on the higher end ones.
Wasn't trying to sound rude lol. There are a lot of really nice point-and-shoot digital cameras now that look like DSLRs because of the size of the lens, but unless they have the pentaprism, viewfinder and shutter, they technically aren't.
It IS common practice now to add a shutter noise to such cameras that goes off when you press the capture button (which would be an actual shutter release on an SLR) but if you listen closely or turn it off, you'll hear that the only actual noise
the camera makes is a quiet clicking of the image sensor being activated.
That I agree with. DSLR and SLR are differentiated solely by the Digital Plate versus film back
Good discussion, guys! I used to sell cameras for years to supplement my income from church music. I love the advances in photography since my old Minolta XD-11, which used to be state-of-the-art. :o)
Panasonic G3 with interchangeable lenses. Also have an old Nikon film SLR that hasn't been used in years.
Own, but never use.
With the right lenses, you can shoot Hollywood quality video with a DSLR. To me, they're better for videos than stills.
I have a Minolta XD11 but haven't used it in years. I now use a Nikon coolpix S9100 or just use my phone.
I'd like one. But I know I'll likely never use it because it's too bulky and would still use my iPhone.
Real film SLRs, not the digital variety. I find it amusing that they choose to make the new digital models look like real cameras!
Your trolling, right? You can't be that ignorant.
No, my SLRs are film, 35mm, cameras, not digital. The new digital SLRs are designed to look like an older 35mm SLR, how is that trolling? Unless you are fishing?
D40 for now, taken some nice shots from Alaska to Costa Rica
Yep. Try to get out and shoot as often as I can. Big in to rail photography. A bit strange, perhaps, to the average Joe!
I would like to own one and learn to use it, but it hasn't been a top priority.
Yes on owning the SLR , not so much on using it. It is not a DSLR. Was really nice, now collects dust.
I have an EOS 600D and am upgrading to a full-frame 5D Mark ii this week.
Two full-frame DSLR, a medium format DSLR (that needs repaired), and I have a medium format film SLR somewhere.
No. I'm using a Sony Nex-5 at the moment. The mirrorless interchangeable seems to be a good compromise for me. Delivers quality photos without quite so much bulk.
I use a DSLR, a Canon EOS Rebel XT. Actually I have 2 identical bodies now with different lenses; I'm trying to troubleshoot a problem & my daughter lent me her older camera to compare.
I used to use an Olympus SLR when I shot film, but I
gave it to my former photography instructor to give to a student, when I got rid of a lot of stuff when I moved several years ago.
Pentax K1000, Mamiya C330 TLR (twin lens reflex) Mamiya RB67. Not counting the digital cameras
Doing Digital Photography as a college course. It's technically my moms camera, Nikon D80 w/ 18-135mm.
Nikon D3200 n love it but still have a few SLR's laying around. Love them all and use them all for different purposes.
We have a Sony and just bought a new underwater camera for our cruise so we can take pictures of our grandkids petting Dolphins.
I still own an old SLR, but I shoot entirely in DSLR now and have for more than a decade.
I still have my old Pentax K1000. I have not used it for decades.
I guess since I have to ask what a SLR camera is the answer must be no.
SLR = single lens reflex. It's a type of camera that has a mirror & prism system so that you are viewing through the lens, instead of through a separate viewfinder. With the viewfinder, what you see isn't exactly what you get, in the final image.
Are they a lot more expensive? I ask because I'm thinking about buying a better camera than what I have now?
They're somewhat more expensive, GA, but I really don't know how much, currently. I must have bought mine about 10 years ago.
Thanks! I will look into it.
Own two, a Nikon f and a Minolta Maxxum 8000i, but haven't used either in a few years. My everyday digital camera is DSLR-like, but isn't, actually, as it uses a digital viewfinder in lieu of an optical reflex mirror.
No, but I'd like to own one.
Got my Nikon D3200, just bought a new 18/300 mm.