Importance of gear ...

Started Mar 3, 2014 | Discussions thread
OP deednets Veteran Member • Posts: 7,649
Re: Importance of gear ...

pavi1 wrote:

Reproducing Ansel Adams was not my point either. My point is this ridiculous statement that gets thrown around that equipment does not matter. There are no professions that require tools when the quality of the equipment does not matter. Of course it matter. Try being a sports or wedding photographer with a cell phone. Of course you can be an artist with a pin hole camera.

Good points! I think a lot of people here understand that! However (yeah, right!) here on dpreview, being a predominantely gear-focussed forum, it is sometimes hard to believe that so many people seem to believe that gear in fact doesn't matter!

I actually like the fact that you can be welcome and respected here even when you question the importance of gear in general. Like an atheist can be quite inspirational for a Christian congregation, I think it very refreshing to sober up and then go out and take photos with the Coke bottle in fact ... Michelangelo might have needed a rather sharp chisel, but still needed to see the woman hidden in that block of marble.


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Fujifilm X-Pro2 Fujifilm X-T20 Fujifilm XF 14mm F2.8 R Fujifilm XF 56mm F1.2 R Fujifilm XF 16mm F1.4 R WR +4 more
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