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Poll: Would you ever consider buying a bridge camera purely to.

Discussion in 'Weekly Poll' started by Rosie Barratt, Sep 8, 2015.

  1. Rosie Barratt

    Rosie Barratt AP Picture Researcher Forum Admin

    Would you ever consider buying a bridge camera purely to have a very long focal length lens?

    Cast your vote here http://apmag.co/1lZC8t



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  2. El_Sid

    El_Sid Well-Known Member

  3. Ilovemycam

    Ilovemycam In the Stop Bath

    Re: Poll: Would you ever consider buying a bridge camera purely

    No I would not, unless I could not get a cam with interchangeable lenses.
     
  4. Sejanus.Aelianus

    Sejanus.Aelianus In the Stop Bath

    Re: Poll: Would you ever consider buying a bridge camera purely

    Definitely.

    Currently in Austria using a pair of M43 Olympii for wide and general with my Panny travelzooms for long shots. Seems to be working well.
     
  5. chrisj241

    chrisj241 Well-Known Member

    Re: Poll: Would you ever consider buying a bridge camera purely

    I started off with a bridge camera before I got my dslr and still have it. I'd happily use it in preference to the slr if it was able to get the shot when the slr couldn't.
     
  6. GeoffR

    GeoffR Well-Known Member

    Re: Poll: Would you ever consider buying a bridge camera purely

    No, simply because experience suggests that it wouldn't get used at the long end often enough to justify carrying it around. I have a 300 f4 but I prefer to use a 70-200 f2.8 with a 1.7x converter as it is more convenient. I also have a 600 f8 Mirror that I have hardly ever used.
     
  7. Learning

    Learning Ethelred the Ill-Named

    Re: Poll: Would you ever consider buying a bridge camera purely

    I'd buy a P900, even at list price, if a dealer actually had stock.
     
  8. Done_rundleCams

    Done_rundleCams AP Forum Ambassador to Canada

    Re: Poll: Would you ever consider buying a bridge camera purely

    I think, Ms. Barrett, this query is due to me and me P900 pics, ain't it ;).

    Yes, I would and have :cool:.

    Cheers,

    Jack
     
  9. DaveS

    DaveS Well-Known Member

    Re: Poll: Would you ever consider buying a bridge camera purely

    No, I wouldn't touch one with the proverbial. Lenses and sensors just not up to scratch.
     
  10. miked

    miked Well-Known Member

    Re: Poll: Would you ever consider buying a bridge camera purely

    I'd use one at a pinch, or come to that, at a mere nudge. They have their uses.
     
  11. Learning

    Learning Ethelred the Ill-Named

    Re: Poll: Would you ever consider buying a bridge camera purely

    You may well have influenced the result of the poll.
     
  12. Sejanus.Aelianus

    Sejanus.Aelianus In the Stop Bath

    Re: Poll: Would you ever consider buying a bridge camera purely

    Could you provide us with some evidence to back up that statement?
     
  13. PhotoEcosse

    PhotoEcosse Well-Known Member

    Re: Poll: Would you ever consider buying a bridge camera purely

    You'll need to ask him to define "scratch", Sir.

    They are certainly up to producing prize-winning exhibition prints if the photographer has the requisite skill and artistic talent.
     
  14. Done_rundleCams

    Done_rundleCams AP Forum Ambassador to Canada

    Re: Poll: Would you ever consider buying a bridge camera purely


    Moi :eek: …. and, of course, all bridge cameras have an "other end", as well ;)

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    which, hopefully, shan be of influence ;)

    Jack
     
    Last edited: Sep 14, 2015
  15. MartyG

    MartyG Well-Known Member

    Re: Poll: Would you ever consider buying a bridge camera purely

    Yes, definitely. Sometimes you don't want to get close with your feet

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  16. Wheelu

    Wheelu Well-Known Member

    Re: Poll: Would you ever consider buying a bridge camera purely

    Quality has been defined as fitness for purpose, and if folk can make money selling snaps from mobile phones, there's no reason why a bridge camera couldn't be used to do the same. There's an ever increasing percentage of photo usage on the Web, and, for that application, you just don't need the quality of a prime lens and large sensor.

    Personally I would be unlikely to buy a bridge camera, as I have other priorities, but never say never!
     
  17. Re: Poll: Would you ever consider buying a bridge camera purely

    Not since getting a DSLR. but I do have a Fujifilm Finepix S1730 as a fall back as it lsmaller, lighter and almost as versatile.
     

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