The AP readers' poll

Current Poll

Would you ever consider upgrading to a new camera if the resolution was the same?

Poll

  • Yes, other features are more important (440 vote, 64%)
  • No, I would want extra resolution each time I buy a new camera (140 vote, 20%)
  • I'm not sure (104 vote, 15%)

Previous Polls

Would you ever buy old photographs from a boot fair or junk shop?

Wednesday, 13 August 2014

  • Yes, I do buy them regularly (18 vote, 3%)
  • Yes, I have bought them occasionally (83 vote, 14%)
  • No, but would if I had the opportunity and the pictures interested me (301 vote, 50%)
  • No, I have no interest in buying other people's old photos (205 vote, 34%)

What is your attitude to photographing children today?

Wednesday, 6 August 2014

  • I don't take any photographs of children at all because the subject doesn't interest me (141 vote, 18%)
  • I don't take any photographs of children because it isn't worth the hassle (112 vote, 14%)
  • I do (or used to) only photograph my own and/or friends' and families' children but not for public consumption (309 vote, 39%)
  • I do (or used to) take creative photos only of my own and/or friends' and families' children and happily share them (81 vote, 10%)
  • I sometimes photograph children I don't know in public places but feel uncomfortable doing it (79 vote, 10%)
  • I have no problem photographing children I don't know in public places (79 vote, 10%)

Do you own and use a flashgun?

Wednesday, 30 July 2014

  • No, I don't use flash (119 vote, 13%)
  • No, I use my camera's built-in flash (129 vote, 14%)
  • I own one but seldom use it (326 vote, 34%)
  • I own one but only use it on the hotshoe, in emergencies (89 vote, 9%)
  • I own one and use it creatively, off camera (139 vote, 15%)
  • I own several and use wireless multi-flash set-ups (148 vote, 16%)

Which of the followings statements most closely reflects your opinion of war photography?

Wednesday, 23 July 2014

  • It provides a valuable record for future historians (382 vote, 52%)
  • It bears witness to atrocities so that perpetrators can be brought to justice (163 vote, 22%)
  • It helps to end wars and prevent future ones (25 vote, 3%)
  • It's intrusive and voyeuristic and should not be done, or published (15 vote, 2%)
  • War photographers are thrill seekers wanting to profit from the misery of others (18 vote, 2%)
  • War photographers are idealistic in their motives, but naïve in that it changes nothing (131 vote, 18%)

Has your opinion on smartphone cameras changed?

Monday, 21 July 2014

  • No – I don't think they should be considered true cameras (221 vote, 31%)
  • No – I have always considered them to be a useful tool (135 vote, 19%)
  • No – As they get better they will be fantastic, but they aren't there yet (111 vote, 16%)
  • Yes – They have become serious tools (110 vote, 15%)
  • Yes – I was excited at the prospect, but have so far been unimpressed (46 vote, 6%)
  • None of the above (87 vote, 12%)

Have you ever used a Leica rangefinder camera?

Tuesday, 15 July 2014

  • Yes, I own one (129 vote, 16%)
  • Yes, I have owned one in the past (62 vote, 8%)
  • Yes, I have used one in the past (66 vote, 8%)
  • No, I have never used one (380 vote, 46%)
  • No, I have no interest in using one (148 vote, 18%)
  • None of the above (33 vote, 4%)

What is the least you have spent on a DSLR (new or used)?

Tuesday, 8 July 2014

  • Under £15 (17 vote, 3%)
  • £15-£50 (20 vote, 4%)
  • £50-£100 (23 vote, 4%)
  • £100-£200 (68 vote, 13%)
  • £200-£500 (182 vote, 34%)
  • over £500 (232 vote, 43%)

When was the last time you shot a roll of film?

Monday, 30 June 2014

  • In the last month (137 vote, 16%)
  • Earlier this year (71 vote, 8%)
  • 1-5 years ago (142 vote, 17%)
  • More than 5 years ago (465 vote, 56%)
  • I've never shot film (21 vote, 3%)

Which types of lenses do you own?

Tuesday, 24 June 2014

  • Mostly prime lenses (177 vote, 24%)
  • Mostly zoom lenses (299 vote, 40%)
  • An equal number of both (251 vote, 34%)
  • None of the above (18 vote, 2%)

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