Poll: What Type of Camera Do You Shoot On?


This week's poll is to find out a little more about the shooting habits of Light Stalking readers. We'd love to know what type of camera you most often shoot on. While sales figures would suggest that cropped sensor DSLRs dominate the camera enthusiast market, we'd like to know the mix right here.

If you're not sure if you shoot on a cropped sensor or full frame DSLR, check out the list of full framed DSLRs here. If yours isn't on the list, then it's probably a cropped sensor model.

How many of you still shoot on Film? High end DSLRs etc?

Let us know why you chose that type of camera in the comments!

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Rob is the founder of Light Stalking. His love for photography started as a child with a Kodak Instamatic and pushed him into building this fantastic place all these years later, and you can get to know him better here.
Rob's Gear
Camera: Nikon D810
Lenses: Nikkor 14-24 f/2.8, Nikkor 50mm f/1.8

I’m still using my Nikon D2Xs… I sadly can’t afford the jump to full-frame yet as much as I’d love to. I AM taking donations though…

I’m curious about those who voted “other”.

Not surprised by the results. It seems to fall in line with those who would be reading this site. I expect that those who shoot most with a P&S camera are likely chomping at the bit to get a DSLR of some sort.

Cant beat film in any terms of quality and feel. A Velvia slide on a light table is just amazing. Medium format all the way

Well, I could have clicked two tabs instead of one.

I shoot a Sony DSLR-A200 for anything “serious.” But I also carry a small Sony W330 P&S with me just about everywhere.

And, it turns out that the more spontaneous images taken with the P&S are often as good – or perhaps better? – than my more planned outings with the big ol’ DSLR.

Both have their place, and as the much worn adage goes, “it’s not the camera…”

D300. Would love to be able to use a D3, but quite aside from the cost, the cropped sensor has its advantages. Using the 70-300 VR with the D300 I can handhold to ridiculous speeds, and am not far off having the magnification of a 500mm lens with a full sensor. Yet I get to shoot at f5.6 and have the depth of field of a 300mm lens. When I think what it would cost to get that on a full frame sensor — ouch!

Haha! I’m one of the 2 who uses a digital point & shoot but It doesn’t bother me.Too many times I’ve seen people lose a good shot because they’ve been faffing about with lenses & apertures etc (including my husband!) My take is that I can still enjoy capturing the sights/places/people/shapes/colours etc & know that they are as I saw them..not photoshopped. Photography is an art-form too & I do appreciate & enjoy the work of those who ‘alter’ them for good/different effect,or why would I receive updates from Lightstalking?But it’s not my bag.That’s why I’m a snapper & not a serious student or professional.Having said that,I often wish I could zoom in more on a subject & was able to compose a shot better,but hey ho,I’m happy! (Now I’ve probably upset most of you by comments..ok,sos!)

I use a Nikon D90. I’d love to jump up to a full frame, but with business sooooo slow lately, it’s just not in the budget! You should see my B&H Photo wishlist!!

I’m shooting on an older, trusty, Nikon D50 and I’m assuming it’s a cropped sensor.
I’ve been shooting some “film” with a Canon 60D which is probably a full frame based on it’s capabilities and the kinds of shots it can produce.
My love for Nikon is because I’ve been using them for a very long time but I also like my old Pentax K1000 so take that as you will. =)
By the way, a few shots form the 60D for the curious: flickr.com/photos/syunghans/

I shoot with a Canon Powershot SX10 IS, and yes, as stated earlier by D. Travis, I’m chomping at the bit for a DSLR. But I have been very happy with all that this camera can do.

Primarily I use my Canon 5Dmkii and absolutely love it, never thought I’d go FF but can’t believe the difference now… occasionally I break out my old XSi if I need the extra focal length or shooting in adverse conditions. Very much in need of a good P&S though, looking to pick up the G12 in the near future 🙂

Nikon D90 — great camera when ready to graduate from a point and shoot — allows for the P&S modes but really encourages you to get more manual.

I shoot primarily with my 5D2s, but also have a 50D and an antique 10D in the arsenal for backup.

Friends expect me to be the unofficial tog for their social events, but I’m getting tired of carrying the gear around. Currently looking at a G12 for just this purpose.

I’m also hanging out for a 1Ds4.

I’m using a Canon 5DMII and a Canon 50D. Of the two I much prefer the 5DMII I’m hoping to trade up the 50D for either a 7D or another 5DMII (or perhaps a 5DMIII when that comes out)

Nikon D50. It’s been a trusty companion for 4.5 years. Contemplating a D7000 next year. I’ve grown to want less noise and more focus options, among other things. I’ll be keeping my D50 around for the days when I want a lighter, reliable alternative.

I have been using my Nikon D90 for almost 2 years now, and I couldn’t be happier with it. This camera has done everything I could ask of it, and has done it splendidly!

I shoot with the Nikon D700. I had the opportunity to sell a motorcycle to get this camera and i jumped on it. LOVE the results of the high ISO and full frame. Amazing machine and I am thankful I had the means to get it.

I use a 35mm Nikon F2 with four fixed lenses and Kodachrome for color work. For black and white I use a Pentax 6X7 with five fixed lenses and Ilford PanF Plus 50.

I can’t tick all the boxes.
Why so many?
The person with the most toys wins.
Besides, It beats a midlife crisis.
My favourite at the moment is D3s with any lens I can get my hands on. I have an old Kodak something or other in the glove box as an emergency camera. Just for fun I still use a Mamiya C330 and last week a mate gave me a Kodak Brownie Starlight to play with. Oh! and I have a few hand made pinhole cameras laying about somewhere – made from Milo tins. Love that Milo!!
What I would really like is an 8×10 if someone has one to sell.

I am using Olympus E520, and E410 Along with a Panasonic Fz50, why Olympus you may ask, I used them in my film days, so why not. I am happy with them, only drawback is not so good High ISO. I tend to use the FZ50 a lot, because of the large zoom.

I am using Olympus E520, and E410 Along with a Panasonic Fz50, why Olympus you may ask, I used them in my film days, so why not. I am happy with them, only drawback is not so good High ISO. I tend to use the FZ50 a lot, because of the large zoom.

I use a Pentax K-x at the moment and love it. What swayed my choice was how well it fit into my hands as well as it’s low light capabilities. It’s great bang for the buck 🙂

I shoot mostly with my trusty Nikon D40, though If I’m out shooting for the heck of it, I usually carry a Pentax MESuper with me as well. Great 35mm body. 🙂

Soooo looking forward to the D7000 that I plan to get in the next year or so.

I’m using almost everything listed, with the exception of a full frame DSLR. When it comes to film, I switch between a 35mm Minolta and my Holga. My point and shoot has a permanent place in my purse and I used my cropped sensor DSLR for a shoot yesterday.

I have a GE 7MP compact digital camera. I’d love a really nice DSLR but I’ve been getting pretty good shots with the compact camera.
I also use a 35mm Ricoh with 140mm zoom and a 35mm Pentax P30 SLR.

I started with a Sony a100. then I up-graded to the a700. I chose the Sony because of the access to so many wonderful older Minolta lens. I have had the good luck to pick some really nice lenses for $2.50 at garage sales. I’m still learning photography…

I’m shoot with a Nikon D700. I’m a concert photographer and need the higher ISO. Plus the crop factor of the DX sensor bugs me.

for digitali use a canon 5dmk2 and mostly my 50 1.2l lens.
point and shoot, I use my canon g-10
medium format film I shoot a fuji fx-617 panoramic and a mamiya 7 II which I also use for 35mm panoramic with a adaptor.
also shoot a speed graphics 4×5 and do pinhole photography so I wish could have checked all of them (have a 40d canon as a backup).

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