Yikes! The rumored Nikon D800.

Started Oct 5, 2011 | Discussions thread
OP Great Bustard Forum Pro • Posts: 39,910
Equipment vs photographer

joger wrote:

Great Bustard wrote:

I want to get better photos than I'm currently getting and to be able to expand the range of circumstances where I can capture a photo.

so your equipment is taking the pictures and not you

Absolutely. Just as a calculator makes the calculations, and not me. I merely tell the equipment what to do -- the more limited the equipment, the less I can do with it and/or the more difficult it is to get what I want done.

Else, as I said in a post further up, I'd just stick with my camera phone. And, to be honest, I've seen more than a few decent pics from camera phones.

For example, my longest lens is 200mm. I can do the same thing as someone with a 400mm lens, but just not as well, and not as conveniently. That doesn't mean that a person who "needs" 400mm should make do with a 200mm lens.

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