Selling my D800E for WHAT?!?

Started Jun 19, 2014 | Discussions thread
JamieTux Veteran Member • Posts: 4,079
Re: I used to think that…….

JamieTux wrote:

DFPanno wrote:

edwardaneal wrote:

edorlando wrote:

Let me ask u the ? I showed up at your wedding with a sony a? what every - what would u do.

What I would do is give u a smack in the head - But that would not happen to me - I would have enough sense to ask what kind of equipment u would be using. u might get away with it if it was an old folks wedding- when all the guest r over 60 and move very slowly.

this is just about the silliest thing I have ever read

most people wouldn't know a Nikon from a Canon from a Sony and if they even had half a brain when they hired you they would have seen your portfolio and would know your work.

if someone hires you because of the camera you use and not because they like your work they are a fool and frankly if you take the job so are you

I was out with a large group of people and I was taking photos with my my large DSLR and a 50 f1.2 lens. I managed to snag a number of very nice pictures.

One of the couples was impressed enough to ask me to take some family photos at their home (before a dinner party).

When I arrived with my RX1 they were crestfallen as they were hoping that I would shoot them with my "good camera".

I explained that the little camera was "just as good" but they were not entirely convinced despite the fact that they ultimately liked the shots.

Appearances matter a great deal in life. Not always fair but always true.

I had something similar with a client and an A99 and A7r. They laughed until they saw the results on screen...

do people really hire the primary shooter for their wedding off the street because they have a big camera, or do they actually ask friends and get references and then look at the photographers work at their studio?

Mine was product photography and the people I was working with weren't the same as the ones that hired me...

But yes some people will do what you think is ridiculous. I got one job as a companies previous photographer had the same name and they couldn't find him but had found my site and work in the meantime (again not a wedding)

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