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| p.3 #6 · Saw this image and just had to order the DP2M, couldn't fight it |
I do not agree!
I shoot most of my photos at ISO 200 or less. I don't think this DP2M will be that limiting at all.
This photographer - see link - has basically agreed with me on this matter - he has graphed his use of ISO and it really coincides with my sense of what happens most of the time . I do not shoot a lot of night or low light shots - and when I do - I bring the right camera.
I think that by admitting that for low light or night shots you bring the "right" camera in itself is an admission of how rather limited the DP really is.
As I said in a previous post, how limited something is really depends on what you shoot, but speaking in generalities, the DP's are pretty limited because of their lack of decent high ISO performance.
Basically I'd rule out shooting anything indoors, anything in the evening etc, and given most people both live/work/relax indoors, and also are more likely to dine/socialize in the evenings, a daytime only camera is pretty limiting.
I'd say for $1000, a camera like the X100, which I used to have, is far more versatile, as it can not only take nice images during the day, but also fares nightly for nighttime shooting, indoor natural light etc.
Again though, it really depends on what you plan to use the camera for. Personally, I'd never plan to take the DP2M out for any evenings, or use it to shoot kids etc, and frankly that type of photography isn't really a big interest of mine anyways.
For me, I expect the camera to be on a tripod a majority of the time, so really good light, or not, its a rather moot point.
At least as far as this camera goes, otherwise, I'd say probably 50% of my photography with other cameras is at ISO800 and above. Its just when I prefer to shoot.
If I had the choice to attend, say a state fair, I'd much rather go in the evening, maybe get some sunset silhouette shots, but then otherwise I like the lights of the midway and rides and the overall ambiance of night shots.
Shooting in bright daytime sun just never really appeals to me, and when it does, usually I have an IR filter on the lens.