Jacob the Photographer

Jacob the Photographer

Lives in Australia Northern NSW, Australia
Works as a Photographer
Has a website at http://www.bataviaphotos.com
Joined on Jun 10, 2012
About me:

Increase Panorama Photo activity

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cesaregal: It's a professional wide-angle lens.
We need a professional 4/3 camera
to balance weight and quality.

I hope Schneider give us a
professional wide-angle lens,
autofocus, for FF (Nikon/Canon).

PART 2: The results I make will sella as good as my other images. And believe me I sold, just look at my property at paradiseforsale.com.au or my photo site bataviaphotos.com for evidence. If you feel comfortable with a camera, if it makes you happy, than go for it. For example : I hated Hasselblad , could not work with it , loved Rolleiflex , same for Canon , recently won a Canon 5d MarkII in a photocompetion , could not sell it quick enough. Does that make those hated cameras bad or even unprofessional ? NO !! They are very good cameras , the combination me + Hasselblad / Canon was wrong. A professional camera is a camera that is a tool that makes you money. Undeniable , the camera should perform and last. Which makes an interesting point: A Nikon D4 is rated for some 300000 shots , the Olympus OM-D for 100000 ... at 1/4 of the price and less than half size and weight. So I carry two or three soon. Happy as a pig in the mud with my little pro. Cheers to you all ... happy shooting !!

Direct link | Posted on Jun 14, 2012 at 23:17 UTC
In reply to:

cesaregal: It's a professional wide-angle lens.
We need a professional 4/3 camera
to balance weight and quality.

I hope Schneider give us a
professional wide-angle lens,
autofocus, for FF (Nikon/Canon).

The definition of a professional camera: A camera that makes images that sell.... does that mean we can send our camera on assignment and stay in the comfort of our home ? ... Nope ... thus it is the combination of camera and photographer. If that combination sells we got the definition. Regardless if it is a Holga or a Sinar + person. Over my 40 years of making a living only with cameras I have lugged probably more kilos of equipment around as most of us. Started my career against all odds with Leica M3 in the early '70s. Made most of my money with Sinar and Rolleiflex 6006 and Nikon F3 , ditched all my big gear (Nikon D2x was nearly replaced by the Nikon D4 recently...) over the years, just bought a Olympus OM-D to which I mount a variety of lenses, the oldest my 1954 Leitz 50mm 1.5 , and a Olympus 300mm auto T 4.5 and some new glass, without reservation I dare to state : this is a professional camera! It is the combination of camera + person that sets the definition, nothing else.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 14, 2012 at 23:14 UTC
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