For the price I can buy 3 Lumix GX1 with 20mm F1.7 lenses. I doubt that the difference in IQ is worth that much.
They certainly will sell it in a toy store. For children 0-3 years. At least that's what the design tells me. From the technical side it not seems so bad, only there is no EVF! Someone can tell me why? The body is more than BIG enough and the price is far from cheap.
Anepo: She DOES have a point in someway's just hear me out.
Some people are poor and 3000$ is a no way in hell for them.
Here is what Photographers SHOULD consider:
Some photographers I Know of manage to do 3 weddings in the same day.
Photographers REALLY need to consider:
Are they low, middle or high income family?Is it going to be 1000 people or 100?Do I have to travel 10 miles or 1000 miles?
And calculate based on that not do a "standard" price that can't be changed at all.
As someone who has NEVER made 2000$ in a month in his lifetime and in fact was making 1500$(before 37% taxes) before he lost his job I must say I understand her pain.
Example in my country photographers rent a large area, bring they're own equipment and computers & offer free x-mas photography for the less fortunate.
& we are talking about professional photographers.So honestly I think photographers who do weddings could show a little flexibility every now & then.
*gets ready for hate msg's*
I live in Brazil and understand your point of view. But the point is, that you do not need to taunt photographers that offer their sevice for 3,000$ or more, but this is exactly what this bride did. I'm one of those that offer the "Small Package" - Only register the ceremony and take some pictures in front of the church and hand them the "raw-material" on a DVD for the money they can pay. But there is no way to do a 3,000$ service for 200$. And this is what the brides letter proposes.
Bernd M: Nikki Wagner forgot to mention, that the statistic average liftime or a professional camera is 18 month!!!! People (even photographers) often take for granted, that a 2,500$ camera will live forever. This way they are cheating themseves. In Nikki's case she should count 160$ in for her two Canon 5DII, for every wedding, making it 3,200$ a year.
I was not talking of the "physical" lifetime of the camera but the "statistical" lifetime, that includes loss, damage, theft or simply the fact that the camera becomes "outdated" because of the fast technical development in this market.
Nikki Wagner forgot to mention, that the statistic average liftime or a professional camera is 18 month!!!! People (even photographers) often take for granted, that a 2,500$ camera will live forever. This way they are cheating themseves. In Nikki's case she should count 160$ in for her two Canon 5DII, for every wedding, making it 3,200$ a year.
The fact that Olympus anounced a weather sealed 12-50mm m4/3 lens tells me that Olympus is working on a MFT Pro camera. Maybe they will borrow from the famous OM design. Probably using the aproved Panasonic 16MP sensor and a good EVF in a sturdy, weathersealed body. I would like that.
I really can't understand the Sigma "lens-politics" for mirroless cameras. Exemple: Panasonic has an outstanding 20mm F1.7 Pancake. Why I should buy a big, heavy 19mm F 2.8? - 2.8 is what you buy with a zoom lens. Even Sigma itself has a reasoable 18-50mm F2.8 for 4/3. What I'd be interested in, would be fixed lenses that are small and/or have F1.2 - 1.8 as aperture. Something zoom lenses still not offer.