My Sony Cybershot Turned out to be a very good camera for closeup shots of roses and other flowers, with macro capability at the press of a button.
The problem with changing from one camera to another–from film to digital, or point and shoot to dSLR–is one of experience.
As you work with a camera, you become comfortable with it’s capabilities and it’s limitations. You learn which of your filters and other accessories provide what effects in various shooting situations. Over time, many of the actions you take become second nature. You don’t think about it, you just do it. And you frequently get the end result you were aiming for.
When I started using the Sony DSC-F717, I planned on using my film camera for my serious work and the digital for client work and product photography. It didn’t take long, however, before I was using the digital camera almost exclusively. It was just so much more convenient; I could tell immediately if there was a problem with the shot and try again.
I missed the SLR features, and I had to give up on the blurred and dramatic dark backgrounds I was used to with my film camera. I can’t say that I missed the waiting a day to see the slides, or the cost of film processing. And I became adept at taking photos with the Sony.
The photos featured here were taken with the Cybershot in 2005 and 2007 Shortly after that, I purchased a Canon dSLR. Just in time it turned out. The Sony quit working about two weeks after I bought the Canon.