The Ultimate Gear Poll - 2015


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  1. 1. What camera types do you use most often?

    • DSLR - Cropped sensor
      4
    • DSLR - Full frame
      3
    • Compact System
      1
    • Film
      1
    • Point and Shoot
      2
    • Mobile Phone/Tablet/Device
      4
    • Other
      0
  2. 2. Who is the manufacturer of your camera(s)?

    • Canon
      3
    • Nikon
      5
    • Olympus
      0
    • Sony
      2
    • Panasonic
      1
    • Pentax
      0
    • Fujifilm
      0
    • Sigma
      0
    • Samsung
      0
    • Apple
      2
    • Nokia
      0
    • Other
      1
  3. 3. Where do you usually shop for photography equipment?

    • Mostly high street stores
      0
    • Mostly online
      5
    • Both
      4


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