A Philosophical Question

Started May 26, 2012 | Discussions thread
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Steve_in_FL Contributing Member • Posts: 948
A Philosophical Question

When a shot I take doesn't turn out right (all too often), my FIRST thoughts are: WHAT DID I DO WRONG? Did I forget something, set something wrong, misunderstand the manual? Or is there something technical that I need to learn or bone up on? Is it time to move my game up to the next level?

But it seems like half the folks here assume something must be wrong with the camera or lens design; or the camera or lens must have a manufacturing defect, if their photos don't meet expectations. That includes situations that no camera can perfectly cope with, such as combined deep shadow and bright sunlight in the same photo.

Every camera and lens has its shortcomings. We used to focus on how to work around those issues, rather than bemoaning our fate.

Or am I just a crotchety old SOB?

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