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Stock photos + DSLR advice

Discussion in 'Photography & Video' started by Pho, 17 Jan 2006.

  1. Pho

    Sgarrista

    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

    Posts: 9,084

    Location: Derbyshire

    I'm thinking about buying a new camera, a DSLR. I've been looking at lots and really like the looks and features of the Panasonic FZ30, it has very high reviews. I'd like a Canon too, however most of those (i.e. the 350D) don't record movies, I know it's not a movie camera but I do like the chance to record a quick movie if needed.

    So anyway, that got me thinking, a big expensive camera is good for stock photos. Assuming I took some very good photos (and I know this would take a long while to perfect, but just bare with it) what sort of sites would be best to upload them to? I've heard of istockphoto, but they pay around $0.10 a photo, which is, well, peanuts.

    Thanks :).
     
  2. Mtx

    Gangster

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  3. thumper

    Gangster

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    ok, firstly you should know that the FZ30 is not a true DSLR- rather a compact with lots of manual features - the main difference we be that it only offers an electronic viewfinder rather than a true mirror mechanism to allow you to see through the lens ... as for a movie mode I don't know of any DSLR which offers this feature - this is again directly to do with the 'what you see is what you get' viewfinder when an image (or series in the case of a movie) would be shot the mirror flips therefore removing anyway to view what is being recorded on the CCD/CMOS - for 1/60s it makes little difference but its obviously going to be very difficult when you are attmpting to film anything apart from a static shot... this is also why you can't preview the shot on the lcd on the back of a DSLR

    i hope some of that makes sense and helps somewhat :)
     
  4. Pho

    Sgarrista

    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

    Posts: 9,084

    Location: Derbyshire


    Thanks. I was searching around but kept finding sites selling stock rather than comparing the different stock sites :).







    Oh right, I had read about it not being a true DSLR but wasn't entirley sure why. I didn't know that about the mirror system, that's quite interesting, I can see why the mirrior method is better (and I imagine much faster at displaying hte image) for showing what the shot is going to turn out like. I don't think it would bother me too much having a projected one.

    And yes, that did clear things up, thanks :).