Not only was I excited about the Savannah trip for the girl time, sightseeing and food, but also the trip would be my first with Baby. I packed my cool new bag with Baby, 50mm lens, 17-85mm lens and an extra battery and felt good to go.
I am glad I had Baby with me, but I am now wondering about the advantages of using a digital SLR vs. a point and shoot on a vacation. Was it worth it to lug it around? The jury is still out. I was able to zoom in more and take some pictures without the flash. I was also able to get a few wider angle shots. However, since I am still so slow using manual mode, I found myself using auto mode more often. I could do that with my little Powershot.
Here are a few samples:I took this picture in manual mode (50mm, 1.4 lens) while we ate at The Olde Pink House. It was nice not to have a distracting flash in the restaurant, but with only ambient light it came out orange-y. See?
Here is a sample of the zoom. I guess I took fill the frame concept literally, huh?
So, here are my questions for you, my dear netpeeps:
If you have a Digital SLR, do you take it on trips? Or do you use a point and shoot?
In your opinion, what are the advantages to using a DLSR on a vacation or for an event? Do you have any tips? How do you usually carry it? What lenses do you use most? And finally, do you shoot in manual or auto on a trip (when you feel rushed to get the shot)?
One more question, if you do have both types of cameras, which one do you use most?
Thanks so much, friends! I knew I could count on you.