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Lack of DSLR’s at Disney World
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Jan 14, 2020 18:27:08   #
hassighedgehog Loc: Corona, CA
 
How many were there to take pictures and how many were there to enjoy themselves? Almost everyone has some sort of camera to take snapshots of family events. Only those who have photography as a hobby or profession might have a decent DSLR and they won't necessarily take it to an amusement park. The times when they might would be when by themselves if they want to keep good relations with their family.

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Jan 14, 2020 18:27:38   #
Webbie62
 
We went to Disney World last June. We stayed in one of the park hotels - I packed my EOS 6D for 3 of the nights during the firework show. I obtained a few photos of the family prior to it getting dark also. Other than that, the New phones have enough resolution and detour the need to lugging a DSLR. It also is usually not worth the hassle or the chance to break/loose that investment. Besides when you get back home - you usually show photos to friends on your phone.

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Jan 14, 2020 19:35:11   #
burkphoto Loc: High Point, NC
 
LFingar wrote:
6 fps? Wow! Higher then I would have guessed. Reminds me of an old trucker's saying: Proceeding at a high rate of fuel consumption! How many shots did you miss changing film?
And yes, we are spoiled with today's gear! Ain't it great!?


Burning a roll of film in 6 seconds seemed ridiculous to me, unless I was covering fast action, or doing real-life animation for a multi-image slide show. With 12 projectors aimed at the same screen, in register, we could do some bizarre effects.

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Jan 14, 2020 19:36:15   #
burkphoto Loc: High Point, NC
 
hassighedgehog wrote:
How many were there to take pictures and how many were there to enjoy themselves? Almost everyone has some sort of camera to take snapshots of family events. Only those who have photography as a hobby or profession might have a decent DSLR and they won't necessarily take it to an amusement park. The times when they might would be when by themselves if they want to keep good relations with their family.


Amen!

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Jan 14, 2020 19:39:15   #
burkphoto Loc: High Point, NC
 
wdross wrote:
I know that the Olympus Om-4ti with the most expensive motor drive would shoot at 10fps. Towards the end of the film era and just before digital, I recall Canons and Nikons were getting up to 15 to 18 frames per second, but it was very conditional depending on the lighting conditions and the film speed.


Yeah... I was out from behind the camera for 15 years, when that was happening. Life-us interruptus...

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Jan 14, 2020 20:06:00   #
wdross Loc: Castle Rock, Colorado
 
burkphoto wrote:
Yeah... I was out from behind the camera for 15 years, when that was happening. Life-us interruptus...


You didn't miss much at 10 or more frames per second. To truly use that 10 fps the OM-4ti could shoot, you needed the bulk film back for really shooting without reloading every 3.6 seconds. I think it held 350 frames of film and then you had to load in the next bulk film canister. Then you needed to find someone that could do bulk processing. Mortgages on one's house were acceptable collateral for processing.

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Jan 14, 2020 20:28:44   #
Bridges Loc: Memphis, Charleston SC, now Nazareth 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 was there in March and there were quite a few DSLRs and also mirrorless. Maybe with the advent of the new 3 lens I-phone people are relying more on their phones than ever before. My observation was that Nikons were the most prevalent with Canon maybe half as much. Sony had a presence there also but only saw maybe two each of Pentax, Olympus, and Leica and one Fuji. I was watching for cameras as I was interested in getting something mirrorless and wanted to see what people were using. I did note that while not nearly as many Sonys were being used as Nikon and Canon DSLRs, it did seem to be the mirrorless of choice. I did buy an a6000 and 4 lenses but when Nikon came out with the Z50, I went in that direction since I'm heavily invested in Nikon glass. You are right about point and shoot cameras. Only a few to be seen. I believe that camera segment has all but been eliminated by the improved camera phones.

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Jan 14, 2020 20:39:03   #
ronpier Loc: Poland Ohio
 
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 usually leave my DSLRs at home when going to amusement parks. Prefer to take my Coolpix S9600 instead. Light, easy to carry, takes wonderful shots. There is a time and place for everything related to photography but it helps to have the right gear for that time and place. The DSLRs usually are my choice but not all the time.

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Jan 14, 2020 20:54:53   #
burkphoto Loc: High Point, NC
 
wdross wrote:
You didn't miss much at 10 or more frames per second. To truly use that 10 fps the OM-4ti could shoot, you needed the bulk film back for really shooting without reloading every 3.6 seconds. I think it held 350 frames of film and then you had to load in the next bulk film canister. Then you needed to find someone that could do bulk processing. Mortgages on one's house were acceptable collateral for processing.


Yeah, you needed a leader belt cine processor for long roll film. We had two in the school portrait lab where I worked. We ran many miles of Kodak Portra film through them every Fall.

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Jan 14, 2020 21:03:48   #
rehess Loc: South Bend, IN, USA
 
billnikon wrote:
Disney World is a theme park with lots, and lots, and lots of rides that are unfriendly to large camera's.
I had absolutely zero problems with my ‘large’ SLR there. I would have problems capturing moving rides with my iPhone - by the time it focused, the scene I had wanted to capture would be past .... I would get some other person’s child instead of the daughter who brought me.

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Jan 14, 2020 21:58:56   #
chrisg-optical Loc: New York, NY
 
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.


Come to NYC you will see everything from cell phones (mostly tourists and locals), DSLRs, mirrorless (Sony, Olympus), and even film (gasp!) cameras...just saw a couple the other day with 65 degree weather , one had a TLR and the other a Hassy 500C with 80mm. DSLRs are still common but definitely don't see too many p/s.

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Jan 14, 2020 22:12:00   #
Bridges Loc: Memphis, Charleston SC, now Nazareth PA
 
chrisg-optical wrote:
Come to NYC you will see everything from cell phones (mostly tourists and locals), DSLRs, mirrorless (Sony, Olympus), and even film (gasp!) cameras...just saw a couple the other day with 65 degree weather , one had a TLR and the other a Hassy 500C with 80mm. DSLRs are still common but definitely don't see too many p/s.


Hang out around the Javits Center and you will see an elderly black man with his 4x5 press camera. He takes shots of tourists for a fee.

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Jan 14, 2020 22:14:49   #
Bridges Loc: Memphis, Charleston SC, now Nazareth PA
 
burkphoto wrote:
Yeah, you needed a leader belt cine processor for long roll film. We had two in the school portrait lab where I worked. We ran many miles of Kodak Portra film through them every Fall.


I am familiar with the 100 shot magazines often used by National Geographic but how did they process those long rolls of film? I'm sure they didn't hand crank them onto a stainless steel reel like we did in the old darkroom setup.

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Jan 14, 2020 22:18:19   #
smussler Loc: Long Island, NY
 
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.


Over the past two years, I've gone on 4 cruises. I think I saw maybe 2-4 DSLR's on each of those cruises, including one on "Harmony of The Seas" with over 6000 passengers. Ship photographers were using Nikon D3500's. Most "real" cameras were on cruise of Panama Canal, where my Fujifilm P&S died. . .

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Jan 14, 2020 22:32:50   #
chrisg-optical Loc: New York, NY
 
Bridges wrote:
Hang out around the Javits Center and you will see an elderly black man with his 4x5 press camera. He takes shots of tourists for a fee.


I've seen that man with the 4x5 but in Brooklyn once during the Atlantic Antic...unless he's another man fitting that description with a 4x5 - what are those odds? lol.

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