Selling my D800E for WHAT?!?

Started Jun 19, 2014 | Discussions thread
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Re: I used to think that…….
In reply to DFPanno, Jun 19, 2014

DFPanno wrote:

edwardaneal wrote:

edorlando wrote:

Let me ask u the ? I showed up at your wedding with a sony a? what every - what would u do.

What I would do is give u a smack in the head - But that would not happen to me - I would have enough sense to ask what kind of equipment u would be using. u might get away with it if it was an old folks wedding- when all the guest r over 60 and move very slowly.

this is just about the silliest thing I have ever read

most people wouldn't know a Nikon from a Canon from a Sony and if they even had half a brain when they hired you they would have seen your portfolio and would know your work.

if someone hires you because of the camera you use and not because they like your work they are a fool and frankly if you take the job so are you

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Everyone you meet is fighting a battle you know nothing about. Be kind - always

I was out with a large group of people and I was taking photos with my my large DSLR and a 50 f1.2 lens. I managed to snag a number of very nice pictures.

One of the couples was impressed enough to ask me to take some family photos at their home (before a dinner party).

When I arrived with my RX1 they were crestfallen as they were hoping that I would shoot them with my "good camera".

With respect, this is a meaningless comparison.

A friend (or a friend of a friend) noticed you have a big camera that you like to use and asked to snap some photos of them. Of course they were disappointed when you showed up with a point and shoot. You were invited because of appearance not output. This was a "job" of convenience, not necessity which is exactly the opposite of the OP's situation.

Generally, the only people that weigh a photographer by the appearance of his/her gear are outside the hiring chain. People that have the ability or interest to hire look at portfolio's and operate through referrals.

I explained that the little camera was "just as good" but they were not entirely convinced despite the fact that they ultimately liked the shots.

Appearances matter a great deal in life. Not always fair but always true.

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