Selling my D800E for WHAT?!?

Started Jun 19, 2014 | Discussions thread
nandbytes Senior Member • Posts: 5,972
Re: Strange question.

DFPanno wrote:

Oh; I am sure there are very fine amateur photographers here.

I just think that, in general, professional photographers have traveled a lengthy road of experience.

By they time they are purchasing top-tier gear they have figured out the basics.

DSLR vs MILC is a basics conversation; not a pro conversation.

That said:

I can tell you as a rank amatuer that there is no way I would hire a wedding photographer for my daughter that was not shooting a pro DSLR.

Anyone who tells you that they can generate the same predictable outcomes with an A7R in a dynamic social setting is living in a private fantasy.

Formal pics - no problem.

I have outlined my very recent experience with so called professional above -

"I recently did a wedding in India with my A7. Believe you me the wedding there are a lot more chaotic than the ones here in UK. My cousin had hired a professional too and I was just taking pictures for fun. In the end it seems they prefer my pictures to the other guys, and asked if I could do an album. I don't know where to start.... but any way the point is the AF system is good enough for such events IMO. It focussed pretty well indoors with FE35 but it wasn't particularly dark.

Some people did smile at me and some of them I thought I was using a p&s lol. But now my pictures speak for themselves.

That's my limited personal experience anyway, take what you will of it. There is another person who is doing BIF shooting with A7+FE70-200 and being successful. The AF is certainly not at the level of D800 but its not as bad as people make it out to be either."

I need a wedding photographer for my own wedding and I wouldn't hire anyone just because they have expensive equipment and can talk like a pro.

I have got better outcome with my average skills with an A7 than a person claiming to be a pro with D800. I have seen enough of these kind of people around. I am not saying I can do with A7 what someone good can do with D800, all I am saying it expensive equipment doesn't mean good photographer or good photos.

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