Examples of sharp pictures with XP1 / XE1

Started Dec 10, 2012 | Discussions thread
Al Downie
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Re: Examples of sharp pictures with XP1 / XE1
In reply to seukel, Dec 10, 2012

seukel wrote:

Oh boy, how utterly boring. I think you should read Jim Radcliffes blogg (http://boxedlight.com/blog/), where he divides camera owners into photographers and testographers. The latter "spend 99% of their time testing their camera rather than actually using it for the purpose for which it was created… producing photographs, either for sentimental reasons or artistic purposes ... photography is an art form."

It's a very fashionable point of view, but it's not worth very much I think. EVERY photographer needs to know and understand his or her equipment, and wants to get the best from it. Not for nothing did Cartier Bresson choose Leica!

Are you suggesting that we, all of us DPreview users, should spend our many thousands of dollars 'blind' and then just get on with our art without a care if our equipment is faulty?

Incidentally, I was a professional photographer for ten years and worked in an Art School for another ten years after that.

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