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Lack of DSLR’s at Disney World
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Jan 14, 2020 05:43:52   #
Architect1776 Loc: Williamsport Pa
 
yds0066 wrote:
Just got back from Disney World and all I saw was about 2 dozen digital DSLR’s including Mirrorless the entire time I was there. The park photographers all use Crop Sensor Nikon’s. EVERYBODY was using cell phones. I didn’t see a single point and shoot and only a few bridge type cameras. I was surprised.


I would do the same.
If I were there I would not want to be burdened with a camera.
I would be there for fun if with kids on rides etc.

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Jan 14, 2020 06:15:15   #
timm27 Loc: Earth
 
Having a DSLR at Disney is not a burden. There have been many shots over the years I would not have had of kids/grandkids.
Last year we also did the Flower and Garden at Epcot. Spectacular. With a much needed DSLR. If you have a DSLR....TAKE IT.
There is a reason you own one.

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Jan 14, 2020 06:17:54   #
JDG3
 
yds0066 wrote:
Just got back from Disney World and all I saw was about 2 dozen digital DSLR’s including Mirrorless the entire time I was there. The park photographers all use Crop Sensor Nikon’s. EVERYBODY was using cell phones. I didn’t see a single point and shoot and only a few bridge type cameras. I was surprised.


My wife and I go to Disney at least twice a year, usually in the spring and fall. I took my dslr only once and it can be an issue. There is a lot to photograph especially if you have family with you. However, Disney can be a tough go if you are humping a lot of equipment and extra "stuff". It is not only tiring but it does limit what you can do and ride. I know use only a phone and occasionally my Sony RX100M3 in a small camera bag that will fit in any ride.

However, I am now retired and living (for the winter anyway) within 15 miles of Disney. I plan on going to the parks strictly for photo purposes and have a list of places and events that I want to shoot. We have annual passes so we can go every day if we wish and can concentrate on a particular event as we desire.

Despite what others have said, there is a lot to shoot and it constantly changes with the seasons and time.

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Jan 14, 2020 06:18:10   #
miked46 Loc: Winter Springs, Florida
 
lazy people, who have a love of cell phone camera's. I am not one of those.

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Jan 14, 2020 06:20:16   #
Tomfl101 Loc: Mount Airy, MD
 
Cell phones take pictures of far greater quality that amateur cameras before digital and who wants or needs to lug a big heavy camera around when 99% of your pictures will never be printed or blown up beyond 5x7?

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Jan 14, 2020 06:32:53   #
cullumjt Loc: Central Florida
 
We do have season's passes, since we live about an hour and 15 minutes away. Once, when I had just bought my Canon 7d, I took it, along with the 18-55. I was also soon regretting it. I ended up with a Canon G16, a bridge camera with some wonderful abilities. When the mirrorless bug bit, my first venture into it was the Sony a6000. That’s the camera I now carry, especially to Animal Kingdom. My plan to replace my Canon gear with a full frame Sony was derailed by the wonderful EOS R, which allows me to use my stable of Canon glass. It sits at home when we go to Disney, though, nudged out by the still-awesome little Sony, or the still-capable and quite light G16.

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Jan 14, 2020 07:06:09   #
Architect1776 Loc: Williamsport Pa
 
Tomfl101 wrote:
Cell phones take pictures of far greater quality that amateur cameras before digital and who wants or needs to lug a big heavy camera around when 99% of your pictures will never be printed or blown up beyond 5x7?



You go to Disney for fun.
I do not take a camera at times because I want to immerse into the place or event.
I want the memory and that includes all the senses unfiltered by an optic.

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Jan 14, 2020 07:13:37   #
traderjohn Loc: New York City
 
yds0066 wrote:
Just got back from Disney World and all I saw was about 2 dozen digital DSLR’s including Mirrorless the entire time I was there. The park photographers all use Crop Sensor Nikon’s. EVERYBODY was using cell phones. I didn’t see a single point and shoot and only a few bridge type cameras. I was surprised.


I agree with you. I have had the same experience. No matter where you go, here or abroad. It's the same situation. Teenagers, young adults and young couples with children do not schelp around DSLR's and all the related camera stuff. They make excellent use of their cell phones. They take the picture(s) and almost instantly share it. There is no gut-wrenching afterthought lamenting ISO....shutter speed or proper composition. Their audience sees the picture, there is no anal chastizing the sender about it being in the wrong section. They put the cell phone in their pocket and are moving on. They have better things to do with their time. Think of all the equipment they don't worry about. It's a vacation or personal time. There is much to see and more to do.

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Jan 14, 2020 07:21:12   #
Haydon Loc: Hiding In Connecticut
 
I see a lack of cellphones doing BIF :)

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Jan 14, 2020 07:52:16   #
Architect1776 Loc: Williamsport Pa
 
traderjohn wrote:
I agree with you. I have had the same experience. No matter where you go, here or abroad. It's the same situation. Teenagers, young adults and young couples with children do not schelp around DSLR's and all the related camera stuff. They make excellent use of their cell phones. They take the picture(s) and almost instantly share it. There is no gut-wrenching afterthought lamenting ISO....shutter speed or proper composition. Their audience sees the picture, there is no anal chastizing the sender about it being in the wrong section. They put the cell phone in their pocket and are moving on. They have better things to do with their time. Think of all the equipment they don't worry about. It's a vacation or personal time. There is much to see and more to do.
I agree with you. I have had the same experience. ... (show quote)



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Jan 14, 2020 08:12:15   #
Carnpo Loc: North Carolina
 
Toured Kennedy Space Center this past summer with my 13yr old Grandson. We took a Canonet GL17 and a Yashica Electro 35. Had a great time and came home with some great photos.

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Jan 14, 2020 08:13:48   #
rehess Loc: South Bend, IN, USA
 
Jerry G wrote:
I commented in a previous post that I only take my camera when photography is my intent

Which is why I took an SLR to DisneyWorld - I accompanied my daughters. I had lots of time when they rode, and I certainly didn’t ride.

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Jan 14, 2020 08:30:33   #
rdemarco52 Loc: Wantagh, NY
 
When I go to Disney I bring my point and shoot. It is difficult to manage alot of gear in the heat and crowds, and manage grandchildren. Easy and simple is best in that place.

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Jan 14, 2020 08:57:31   #
NikonRocks Loc: Sydney
 
Just recently I went to a new zoo in Sydney. Most photography was being done by folk with their cell phones. Why? Because it is easy. They just point and tap the glass screen and there appears on the screen a reasonably good exposed and focused shot of whatever they were pointing the phone at . The sophistication of the now de facto P&S camera now gives the average Joe the ability to capture the moment without having much to consider in setting up the device. Composition and subject are separate issues!

Now consider this. When was the last time you saw for example a wedding photographer using a cell phone to capture that special occasion he/she is being paid big bikkies to deliver? Or when did you see a press photographer using a cell phone to capture the fast paced action at a football game, basketball game or important personages etc? It's "horses for courses".

I venture to say that the photographic world has now polarized to the degree that the number of those who need and understand the nuances of their special dedicated DSLR/mirrorless tool to capture that special shot has reduced dramatically. The introduction of the "all in one" smart cell phone provides another means of entertaining the masses as they no longer need to buy a dedicated P&S device.

However, that drop in users of serious DSLRs and quality mirrorless bodies will plateau. This is because it takes serious effort to master the facilities these tools now have built into them in order to handle just about any given assignment. So it is left to those amateur and professional photographers - the ones who have the desire and the motivation to do the hard yards. It is they who will spend serious dollars in achieving their desired goals. Of the whole population interested in taking photos of any description, percentage-wise this is a very much smaller group and it will probably remain that way.

As I see it, the way forward for the big camera manufactures to survive is to innovate and put more smarts behind their quality glass. They need to open up new methods of easily capturing and presenting, in jaw-dropping detail, other vistas of this amazing world around us that are seldom seen.

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Jan 14, 2020 08:59:56   #
ltj123 Loc: NW Wisconsin
 
Cell phone probably best there if you're doing the rides. I found bIt hard to hang onto big camera. But did get great shots of fireworks with DSLR.

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