Wow!! My first run in with Canikon snob...

Started Feb 11, 2013 | Discussions
matts1809
Regular MemberPosts: 476
Like?
Re: Wow!! My first run in with Canikon snob...
In reply to Ionian, Feb 17, 2013

Ionian wrote:

PixelRope wrote:

Best one ever is I was snapping a few photos here and there at a friends wedding, and the photog told me to "get out of the way and let the pros handle it". My photos are in the collage on their mantle, not the ones he took with all the expensive equipment - those are in books in a closet.

But he got paid for his photos, you didn't regardless of where they ended up. He still wins.

There are no winners but he was being paid by the bride & groom so as to make sure they havnt waisted their money the wedding photographer should be given right of way.

Reply   Reply with quote   Complain
jedinstvo
Senior MemberPosts: 1,914
Like?
I remember back in 1962....
In reply to contadorfan, Feb 17, 2013

Phillippe Halsman, then on the staff of Life Magazine, was on vacation in a tourist town in Massachusettes and noticed a bunch of amateur photographers loaded down with tons of gear running frantically about the town. He asked one what was going on and the guy explained it was a photo contest. Halsman asked him why he was lugging around all the gear....the guy said "because I want to win!" So Halsman went to the local drug store and bought the cheapest camera they sold...which was two bucks. Keep in mind, this is 1962. He went out and shot the 12 exposure roll then returned it to the drugstore for processing. Then he entered his best image in the photo contest under a phony name...and won. Four of his photos from that 12 exposure roll were publish in the magazine and they were all excellent. A good lesson for all.

Reply   Reply with quote   Complain
matts1809
Regular MemberPosts: 476
Like?
Re: I remember back in 1962....
In reply to jedinstvo, Feb 17, 2013

jedinstvo wrote:

Phillippe Halsman, then on the staff of Life Magazine, was on vacation in a tourist town in Massachusettes and noticed a bunch of amateur photographers loaded down with tons of gear running frantically about the town. He asked one what was going on and the guy explained it was a photo contest. Halsman asked him why he was lugging around all the gear....the guy said "because I want to win!" So Halsman went to the local drug store and bought the cheapest camera they sold...which was two bucks. Keep in mind, this is 1962. He went out and shot the 12 exposure roll then returned it to the drugstore for processing. Then he entered his best image in the photo contest under a phony name...and won. Four of his photos from that 12 exposure roll were publish in the magazine and they were all excellent. A good lesson for all.

What is rong with all the gear & no idea.

Workd for me

Reply   Reply with quote   Complain
Klipsen
Veteran MemberPosts: 6,077Gear list
Like?
It ain't 1962 no more
In reply to jedinstvo, Feb 17, 2013

I guess you could say, some of us depend on equipment, others have the gift of a good photographic eye.

-- hide signature --

Ceterum censeo soleam calidam ISO esse delendam.

 Klipsen's gear list:Klipsen's gear list
Sony Alpha DSLR-A700 Sony Alpha DSLR-A900 Sony Alpha NEX-7 Sony E 18-55mm F3.5-5.6 OSS Sony 70-200mm F2.8 G +16 more
Reply   Reply with quote   Complain
olynik969
Senior MemberPosts: 1,416
Like?
So - this really hits home w/me & How Time Changes Things...... :-)
In reply to BrewLab, Feb 17, 2013

I owned Minolta (and Nikon) when they went through the Sony buy out. I was for one, devistated that a TV company would get into the "DSLR" mix with "the Pro's" in that field, Nikon, Canon, Minolta, Pentax and Oly.  I actually went to the extent of stating I'd "NEVER, EVER" (not unlike the Taylor Swift Song) own a Sony, Panny or Samsung DSLR!!!!

Since then, I've owned (over time) a Panny G2, GH2, Sony a700, a55 and now an a57 and a77 (and toying with the idea of an a99 and NEX-6).

That said, I've never put down others for their selection....... To me that is simply amazing lunacy! All are individuals and if we were all exactly alike in our tastes and preferences and personalities, what a boring place we would live in..... Our differences are so important to growth and appreciation of new and fun experiences and ideas and inventions.....

Best to all, Bob

-- hide signature --

Bob (formerly bobmax)

Reply   Reply with quote   Complain
jedinstvo
Senior MemberPosts: 1,914
Like?
Some people can take photos, some can't
In reply to Klipsen, Feb 17, 2013

Matthew Brady could. Read about what he had to do to make a single exposure. There are plenty of other examples of great photographers with limited means. The equipment is such a small part of what goes into a photo. The obsession with image quality that we see here is lunacy. Being able to see is what counts. That's something that doesn't come in the box.

Reply   Reply with quote   Complain
nzmacro
Veteran MemberPosts: 9,259Gear list
Like?
LOL
In reply to olynik969, Feb 18, 2013

olynik969 wrote:

I owned Minolta (and Nikon) when they went through the Sony buy out. I was for one, devistated that a TV company would get into the "DSLR" mix with "the Pro's" in that field, Nikon, Canon, Minolta, Pentax and Oly. I actually went to the extent of stating I'd "NEVER, EVER" (not unlike the Taylor Swift Song) own a Sony, Panny or Samsung DSLR!!!!

Since then, I've owned (over time) a Panny G2, GH2, Sony a700, a55 and now an a57 and a77 (and toying with the idea of an a99 and NEX-6).

That said, I've never put down others for their selection....... To me that is simply amazing lunacy! All are individuals and if we were all exactly alike in our tastes and preferences and personalities, what a boring place we would live in..... Our differences are so important to growth and appreciation of new and fun experiences and ideas and inventions.....

Best to all, Bob

-- hide signature --

Bob (formerly bobmax)

LOL, ha the same here Bob   Took me a long time to take Sony seriously after the Minolta buy out. Then what......... Panasonic !! you must be kidding and look at us now mate, LOL. Panasonic G2 and now the NEX-7, what the heck am I thinking

All the very best Bob, funny how it changes huh.

Danny.

-- hide signature --
Reply   Reply with quote   Complain
Keyboard shortcuts:
FForum MMy threads