I do not understand the HATRED for mirrorless cameras on this forum.

Started Mar 10, 2014 | Discussions thread
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Re: I do not understand the HATRED for mirrorless cameras on this forum.
In reply to Dr Hal, Mar 12, 2014

Photography is heavily gear-dependent. I've been involved in photography for over 35 years and there have always been people who argue for their preferred gear (I once endured a 15 minute rant by someone trying to prove that his beloved Petri kit was better than the Nikon F2 system). People can become emotionally invested in their choice of gear for various reasons, including my next point.

Photography is also an artform in which technical proficiency carries a lot of weight (it's hard to accuse a painterbof technical failure if his style produces paintings that "lack sharpness"). However, for some, the technical aspects supercede or completely displace aesthetic concerns. The results given gear achieves becomes a goal in itself. This results in some people directly associating their success as photographers, and thus their personal worth, with their gear. Some with this attitude can understandably become defensive if they encounter something which makes it seem like their gear is inferior because to them, that means their photos are inferior.

Then, some people are just elitist whankers who always have to put others down to feel good about themselves.

My take: go out and enjoy making photos with your gear of choice.
If, in my lifetime, I will have produced just one image that makes a real difference in the life of another, I will have achieved my highest goal as a photographer.



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