Re: Help in selecting camera
- From: rays <ray.subhasis@xxxxxxxxx>
- Date: 30 May 2007 10:50:44 -0700
On May 27, 7:08 am, "Walter R." <w...@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
My primary interest is recording interesting moments and expressions
on people's faces.
I have traveled all over the world. I found it very difficult to take photos
of faces of people I encountered. People just do not like to have acamera
showed into their face, not even mentioning a fill-in flash.
Yes, that's exactly what I am a bit concerned about. But my case right
now is not that severe as I shall limit myself to taking snaps of
people I know, but avoiding the stiffness of posing in front of a
I found it helpful to use a long telephoto lens and have somebody pose for
me close by, while actually pointing thecamerain a slightly different
direction to capture an interesting face beyond the person posing.
I have no idea about the first option ( some street photographers
debate on it ) but the second one works. Thanks for the suggestion.
In any case, why not start off with a P/Scamerafor maybe $ 150. These
cameras are very light and usually have an optical plus digital zoom
facility, which will give you anything from macro to 10X zoom, without heavy
Could you please specify some particular products I should look into
(I could not find or perhaps could not recognize them ) ? When you say
10X zoom, is it optical x digital zoom? Most of the P/S cameras I have
googled, come with at most 3x optical zoom.
And I am not sure which ones are good for capturing details of faces /
figures. Some pointers will be very helpful. Another thing is that,
they seem to be autofocus systems, and that is slow and not the
smartest thing. I have seen my friends focusing on something nearby
before taking a snap in order to fool the autofocus syetm and get
Suggestions will be appreciated.
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