Is your photography better with FF?

Started Jan 3, 2014 | Discussions thread
sgoldswo Veteran Member • Posts: 5,717
Re: Is your photography better with new gear?

Sometimes. The Df I bought as a spur of the moment thing because I was dissatisfied with the results from my D800E and D600 at higher ISOs. From that perspective I do produce higher quality images with that camera shooting at high ISOs. But the Df isn't just a technical ability camera, it's also a fun camera, which I enjoy shooting with and try new things with, primarily because the controls are very intuitive. That's a purchase that I feel has improved my results. Conversely, I've bought plenty of cameras in the past that I don't feel have improved either my results or technique.

However, I'm also a new lens addict, and I can safely say few of those lenses have improved me as a photographer. Some may have improved my results, but when it comes to lenses there are those that are practical, those that are great but impractical and those that are somewhat limited in purpose but great all the same. Honestly, I could probably make do with 1/3 of my lenses!

kelvin2345 wrote:

I am not a big fan of Thom Hogan, but I think his recent post is very interesting.

Thom is challenging whether the new photo gear that we purchased last Christmas has made us any better photographer.

I have been seeing a lot of "Should I move to FF?", "difference between f4 and f2.8 lens", "New DF coming" kind of posts in the past month. I really wonder whether the photos taken by those people have improved after spending all those money in new gears and gadgets.

I myself is a D600 user. The D600 was beaten to death with its dust issue and sub-standard AF module. But guess what, I just started to go pro with my D600 and all my clients like my results. I found it a fantastic camera and I can't get the most out of it yet.

To those who has bought new gears last Christmas - is your photography better?

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