I do get fed up of reading "MFT can't do this or that..."

Started May 27, 2012 | Discussions thread
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Re: Amen Louis...
In reply to stimmer, May 27, 2012

I've been involved in photography for over 30 years. A common denominator for film or digital, high end cameras or beginner level, is the tendency for people to fault the gear for their own lack of understanding of technique.

I'm using the E520 for concert and theater photos because it's all I have atm. I don't go above ISO 800. People keep asking me what the secret is to the results I get from such an "obsolete" camera. I tell them it starts with understanding how light and shadow interact in a given exposure range, then how those factors effect noise, DR, etc. I start out making sure my captures are going to allow me to do the PP necessary for the final image. Then I am very careful about how I edit the images.

This isn't rocket science, just part of understanding the whole process. Yet, it seems there are a lot of people who feel that the gear can be a substitute for solid technique and if the gear doesn't do that, then it's the gear's fault, not the photographer.

Sure, if technique is equal than the difference in gear can be pronounced. But I think more often than not, people complaining about gear on these forums haven't developed or are even aware of proper technique, so don't realize the shortcoming may not be the gear.

Some people operate cameras. Others use them to create images. There is a difference.



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