The Camera Matters.

Started 10 months ago | Discussions thread
georgemcbay
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Re: actually, it's the lens.
In reply to Richard Ettinger, 10 months ago

Having just upgraded from a T1i to a 70D but having kept all the same lenses, sometimes the body matters quite a bit.  The autofocus system in the 70D is significantly better in every way than what I was used to with the T1i resulting in a situation where I can get shots (of non-posed people, animals, etc) with the 70D that I likely would have simply missed with the T1i.

Honestly it all matters -- the photographer, the body, the lenses, the subject, the light (which I would argue matters more than the body or the lenses).  Of course, if you give the best gear to a terrible photographer he or she will take terrible pictures with it, the photographer is the bottleneck factor.  But give a better camera body (in terms of better autofocus, better ergonomics, etc) or better lenses to a good photographer and you're likely to get better photos.  Give a shitty camera to a good photographer and you'll get much better photos than an average person would take with that camera, but they are probably not going to be as good as they would if the photographer had better gear (in some cases, technically better gear doesn't really make a difference, in some it does, it is completely dependent upon the artistic style of the photographer and the subject matter).

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