Importance of gear ...

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deednets
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Re: Importance of gear ...
In reply to bruxi, 7 months ago

bruxi wrote:

deednets wrote:

bruxi wrote:

bruxi wrote:

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bruxi wrote:

Learning the principles of light or post processing will give you 100x better photos than a new body or lens.

Gear is the sad crutch of the lazy, vision-less photographer.

100x? is that a fact?

I take it you have good lighting?

I agree regarding a "new" body! I am not sure where this "new" comes into this, I was asking about the correlation between gear, then confidence then better photos - or not. Clearly you think there is nothing in it for you, right?

So you would go onto an Alaska photoshoot with an iPHONE? Or a G10? Regardless, because gear doesn't matter? And compensate with knowledge, light and PP?

I think you might be going a long way with this attitude, but I am not sure where this "new" equals vison-less comes from?

Deed

Except that you reference the newest and most expensive DSLR's as "fabulous toys" and the basis for your entire point. If you need to have the most expensive camera gear to be confident, so be it.

I never said nor meant that! I am currently drooling (in a mild way...) over a Leica lens, 50/1.4 from 1961. Not exactly new as such.

You have a tendency to exaggerate? I mentioned gear, never said the latest and the greatest! Importance of gear, not importance of NEW gear.

Deed

Then your premise makes no sense. You are saying that "gear" gives you confidence, but then say it doesn't have to be better. You can't argue that older or cheaper gear = better by the way, not in general terms. And you're not going to inspire confidence in a model with your 1961 Leica.

You keep on confusing better with new.

The Leica 1961 50/1.4 is a lens!

Deed

It sounds like you'll pretty much argue anything. A box of old FD lens is "gear", but that's not what you're talking about. You like new gear - the brand new X-E2. And you say it gives you confidence because of the latest technology in it - "the interface". So it is new gear and the newest technology in that gear that is giving you confidence. You can say "better" all day long, but you yourself are defining the absolute newest gear as the best, and I don't think most people would disagree with you. The Fuji X-E2 is not a better camera, and I think you'll find the majority of people see advancements in camera technology as better.

The original post was a question, not a statement. I am on the fence on this one, but your argument that new = better, therefore I want it might apply to yourself but don't take this a sign that this should apply to anybody.

I did a shoot for a TV person here in NZ a couple of months ago and said that I was using a 30 year old lens for the shoot (Pentax Takumar 50/1.4 M42 mount). She found it fascinating that you can still do that ...

Another example? I bought a 4Mpx D2Hs after a 10Mpx D200, not newer for sure ... when the D300 came out. Better? Following your logic, no way, right ...

Will leave it at that, you believe what you want to believe, but I guess you are already doing that anyway.

Deed

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