Misinformation about m4/3

Started Feb 14, 2014 | Discussions thread
John Mason
John Mason Veteran Member • Posts: 5,775
good advice - similar experience here but more minor

I just signed up for a photo meetup group and the 'instructor' for the session is a portrait guru well known in the area.  But he had no idea a camera existed that had closest eye focusing as he was expressing his view that only a tripod could be used for thin dof portrait work where you want the focus to be done critically on the eyes or closest eye.

So, he was a bit behind on the tech stuff, but that is a pretty unique feature in the world of cameras.

On the other hand, the way he sees and uses light for portraits was very useful information for me.

So if the guy has some ignorance about crop factors and angle of view yet can offer some great insights to better picture taking then stick with it.

On the other hand, that's a very basic type of lack of knowledge I would not expect from someone charging for a course.  My instructor's 'lack of knowledge' was about a little known feature.  His missing knowledge about effective DOF, angle of view, and his dismissal of m4/3 in general might be the tip of the iceberg in his cluelessness.

Good luck!

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