Don't understand consumers purchasing professional cameras

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Londongal
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Re: Don't understand consumers purchasing professional cameras
In reply to Hotphotons, Apr 13, 2012

Hotphotons wrote:
he is either from Newfoundland, stupid or pulling our leg.

I'm from Canada and take offence to this.

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In reply to vFunct, Apr 13, 2012

Don't worry it is not a hanging offence if you want to use your D800 to show a hair on your biscuit, on your coat or even in your soup, or being able to count the pores on poor grandpa's face or to discover the shape of your cat's eyes, though it can be quite hilarious, but no need to get worked up.
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Re: Don't understand consumers purchasing professional cameras
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I am Canadian ... too. My post wasn't insulting Canadians just newfies.

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Re: Don't understand consumers purchasing professional cameras
In reply to vFunct, Apr 13, 2012

One of the crosses we photographers have to bear, aside from the ongoing expense and toil lugging all the gear around is the undisputed fact that a large percentage of our fellow enthusiasts are absolute and utter rude and arrogant a$$holes, as we see amply demonstrated day in and day out on these fora.

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Re: Don't understand consumers purchasing professional cameras
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Hotphotons wrote:

I am Canadian ... too. My post wasn't insulting Canadians just newfies.

Hello fellow Canadian,

There you go again, saying what you just did is (for those who do not know) similar to a racial slur.

regards,
A fellow Canadian

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Re: Don't understand consumers purchasing professional cameras
In reply to vFunct, Apr 13, 2012

People tend to do what makes them happy. I'm all for that. No need to figure out why it makes them happy. Just be glad for them, and do what makes you happy.

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Re: Don't understand consumers purchasing professional cameras
In reply to Londongal, Apr 13, 2012

Londongal wrote:

Hotphotons wrote:

I am Canadian ... too. My post wasn't insulting Canadians just newfies.

Hello fellow Canadian,

There you go again, saying what you just did is (for those who do not know) similar to a racial slur.

regards,
A fellow Canadian

Ok, ... sorry newfies. By the way newfies are not a race they are a culture. They have Irish accents that have been extinct in Ireland for centuries.

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Blah, blah, blah, troll ...

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Re: Don't understand consumers purchasing professional cameras
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Hotphotons wrote:

Ok just checked his profile. Claims to be from Canada so he is either from Newfoundland, stupid or pulling our leg.

Really! I think this thread already has enough fuel!

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forget about cars, fancy cars sometimes..

atleast with cars, you drive dangerous and you might crash, with D800.. its a different joy ride that can accelerate one to pro levels with right effort and without injuring anyone

reread my post 10 times if you still don't get it

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Re: Don't understand consumers purchasing professional cameras
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Hotphotons wrote:

I am Canadian ... too. My post wasn't insulting Canadians just newfies.

LOL!

As a Quebecer we get our fair share of (well-deserved) jests directed at us and TBH, I've never been offended by any of it. We all make fun of our sisters and brothers at home... All in good spirit in the Canadian family! Just happens that newfies were a bit late to the party, like the younger brother everyone loves to tease...

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Re: Don't understand consumers purchasing professional cameras
In reply to vFunct, Apr 13, 2012

Just because someone doesn't earn most of his/her income from photography doesn't mean that they aren't serious about creating the highest quality image possible.

I love photography and take it quite seriously, but I have little desire to take on assignments for others. I would rather shoot subject that interest me than those that might make money for me. I earn my money through another profession and have no desire to make photography (which is a fun activity for me) into a second job!

Yet, I strive to produce "professional" caliber images and will acquire the equipment necessary to help me achieve that. In fact, one could say it is easier for me to acquire that equipment since I don't view photography equipment as business assets for which I need to produce a return. I view it fully as an entertainment expense!

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The Lonely Troll Got the Attention it Was Seeking
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In reply to gnagel, Apr 13, 2012

Ever wondered why these cameras offer the option to do JPG instead of RAW? Or the built in flash (consumer feature as opposed to pro). If it was purely aimed at pros it would be purely RAW.

As someone else mentioned, the D800 is about as much camera as the average consumer can buy. The D3/D4 is when we start to get into pure pro territory, the D800 is still consumer/pro/enthusiast levels.

And at the end of the day, if you can afford to buy a D800, why not? Most people will never use 80% of the features on their smart phones and yet they buy them?

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Re: Don't understand consumers purchasing professional cameras
In reply to vFunct, Apr 13, 2012

vFunct wrote:

I'll never get this.

Nikon really means it when they classify cameras into professional and consumer classes.

Should have stopped after the first sentence.

Let me guess... You're mad you have to wait for a D800 because all the non-pros ordered before you?

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Re: Don't understand consumers purchasing professional cameras
In reply to vFunct, Apr 13, 2012

vFunct wrote:
What exactly do consumers get out of a camera like the D800?

Nikon really means it when they classify cameras into professional and consumer classes.

Replied in Why does Nikon even bother making such small camera bodies?

Why would anyone buy such a dinky camera like the D700 or less? Professionals need big-bodied cameras, ALWAYS with a vertical grip and tons of battery, so why do they waste time and money with...

I'm confused by your post and your above comment..... Professionals shouldn't buy the D700 but ONLY Professionals should buy the D800??

(just kidding... I'm not confused. Had it figured out at "consumers"...)

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Re: Don't understand consumers purchasing professional cameras
In reply to gnagel, Apr 13, 2012

When the Polaroid One Step went off the market I was forced to buy pro gear from James Garner's deli in South Carolina.

Last year we could not afford air conditioning, forcing us to run the heat all summer long.

I downloaded the BIC app for my IPhone and I can now light cigarettes with it, though I don't smoke.

We don't like vacuums because all they do is collect dust.

Have a great day.

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In reply to Clayton1985, Apr 13, 2012

from vfunct to dfunct.
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Re: Don't understand consumers purchasing professional cameras
In reply to Hotphotons, Apr 13, 2012

Hotphotons wrote:
Ok, ... sorry

Hi Fellow Canadian,

This is very decent of you

best regards,
LG (from the West Coast)

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