robdel

robdel

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On Pro DSLRs, Pro Photographers article (100 comments in total)
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Deleted pending purge: No such thing like Pro cameras, there's only Pro photographers.
And what makes them Pro (besides being obvious where their bread comes from) is sometimes the fact that they can do good photos with any camera.
Otherwise, mercantilistic lore or not, there are only expensive, less expensive, not expensive, and cheap cameras. Technically, these will do what their specs say, if you either need or can afford to use them. But in the end, it will always be 10% equipment and 90% author - at any price level.

Frankly, I only hear amateurs make the 10% statement. But, just as frankly, it is excellent advice for amateurs, by which I simply mean people who do not depend on their photography for a living. That is because you can make a picture that is aesthetically pleasing, that has great meaning, significance or value as art -- or even as a historical document -- with any kind of camera. But shooting in a professional context carries certain technical requirements depending on the job. You are hired for your eye but also your ability to execute work within a certain period of time to a high standard of technical excellence. In that context gear absolutely matters, and a good deal more than 10%. The differences between pro and consumer gear are decreasing in many areas, but they are still there and can be significant. Those differences do not preclude someone making a brilliant photo, but they may be decisive when it comes to delivering consistent results to clients and earning a living.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 13, 2013 at 04:48 UTC
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atlien991: Completely uninteresting device that seeks to do one thing only: use the Pocket Wizard brand name.

The device offers no functionality that cant be purchsed at 1/5 the cost.

Having established their name brand Pocket Wizard is trying to do what Apple is trying with their Ipad Mini, use the brand to bring in sales from a sector of the market that wont or cannot pay the luxury tax of their core devices.

Alas, as with Apple's Ipad Mini, the competitors provide regular cost solutions at a much better and affordable rate. And for the most part, only those wanting to touch the brand name spring for these lower tier, overpriced and under-functioning items.
#fail

You had me until you went into the Apple rant. Seriously, I've started to think that Apple haters are even more rabid than Apple fanboys when it comes to interjecting "Apple" into every conversation, regardless of whether it has anything to do with the topic. :7p

Direct link | Posted on Mar 5, 2013 at 02:19 UTC
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