Opinion Poll

Started May 14, 2013 | Discussions thread
John1940 Senior Member • Posts: 2,727
Re: Opinion Poll

Great Bustard wrote:

In your opinion, based on the photos you see posted here on DPR and elsewhere on the net, what percent of the photos would have had greater impact if they had been captured with better equipment?

Please post the percent in the subject line, and any comments in the body.

By the way, it's clear that many would benefit from the operation of better equipment, for example, faster / more accurate AF, in that it would get them the shot that lesser equipment might miss.  However, this poll is about photos that were successfully captured.  How many people do you feel would produce photos that were more successful if they had been captured with better equipment?

What I'm asking is, for example, if a photo had been taken with an entry level Canon DSLR and the kit lens, would it have made a difference in the success of the photo if it had been taken instead with the Nikon D800 and a top tier lens, where by "success of the photo" I mean you would have paid for one, but not the other, or paid more for one than the other.

In 2013 I would pay more for (or only buy) the D800/pro lens version. I do buy one or more photos during most long trips. The photogs are pros and only seem to use Nikon or Canon FF cameras and good lenses. Not a one has used anything else since 2000 to my recollection. (They went to digital about 9 or 10 years ago and back to FF bodies in many cases later.)

I use a 600D but I find that the lens, more often than not, makes a bigger difference than a "mere" 18 MP. My 60 mm f/2.8 EF-s Canon macro (while still non-pro) is sharper than any other lens near that focal length that I own. I mostly use non-pro APS-size zooms but I know that they are not as sharp. Unfortunately, after paying for 4-week cruises and such, I am perpetually camera/lens poor. And, my wife does not want to be a FF lens bearer and security guard.


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