There is no magical size/weight advantage

Started Mar 5, 2014 | Discussions thread
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Re: There is no magical …Simple and makes sense.
In reply to One_Oldman_4U, Mar 6, 2014


I think this thread raises a couple of issues for me.

First, as a relative newcomer to this forum (albeit not new to forums, or photography, at all), it's clear that there are some folks who enjoy trolling and/or an argument for the same of it. But hey, that's forums. I can't help but feel that the whole place would benefit if the patronising could be kept to a minimum though. We all share an interest right?

Second, the whole world of photography forums seems rooted in the past. Why we have to compare everything to FF/35mm is beyond me. It may have been useful in the early days of the move from film to digital and the arrival of crop sensors (I was there!), but I think it has ceased to be useful. Indeed, it's now more confusing than ever for newcomers to this excellent hobby of ours.

For the first time in over 35 years of photography, some of it professional, last year I decided to pop along to a camera club, after becoming tired of the infighting that runs through a lot of online communities. I was a little nervous, I'd read online that camera clubs contained real people who might not be very nice, and indeed might dare to criticise or even laugh at your photographic efforts or kit that you were supposedly 'using'.

I'm pleased to report that what I found was completely the opposite. There is massive interest for me, and I suspect most, in how others have succeeded in creating wonderful images and it's even more pleasing to see that information freely given.

What is clear is that it has very very little to do with kit, but rather the person behind it. That doesn't matter whether it's the latest top end DSLR or a point and shoot. Some of the images are 'happy accidents' (I do miss Bob Ross, RIP) but there is something to be learned from those for sure.

I post this as a response to the OP, which although well meaning (I'm being charitable here), has become a bit of a car crash and potentially very confusing for many.

Oh, and I for one am looking forward to any native CX 70-300 lens, whatever it's equivalent and whether it looks like an Apple or a Pear... 

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