Do you really see THAT much difference in images?

Started Jul 28, 2013 | Discussions thread
erichK Veteran Member • Posts: 5,675
Re: Great cameras are....

larsbc wrote:

rkhndjr wrote:

I read so much about the IQ with this or that camera and lens that I truly wonder if I am just not seeing the same images at times. It has always seemed to me that an image from any decent camera and lens was good in my estimation, disregarding all the highly technical aspects which are brought up in replies. Is there really that much change between images taken with any camera and lens?? How many look forward to seeing a nice picture without critique of some sort. Do all the equations and talk of the sensors, et cetera lead to a better understanding of how to take a good picture, and is it necessary? Just my thoughts this morning and I hope I did not offend any one. No bad thoughts in my mind, just curious.

So does this mean that your habit of frequently buying/selling cameras is finally under control?

IMO better lenses/cameras should improve:

a) The enjoyment and efficiency of taking photographs due to better ergonomics

b) The range of photo opportunities due to a wider operating range in terms of AF speed, tonal range, ISO range, etc.

Current cameras turn on almost instantly, focus and automatically determine exposure in less than a second. They also compensate for vibration, easily provide carefully-calculated fill-light and provide a huge range of control options Just how much more ergonomic could they be?

If you're buying new gear without getting or wanting any of those benefits then you're wasting your time and money.

Can any camera produce a great image? Sure. But the better camera can produce great images more easily, and under a wider range of circumstances.

One that is small enough and light enough so it - and perhaps even a few lenses and accessories can be with you almost all the time.  One that is weatherproof so it can be used even in an environement like mine in winter.

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