From my original NEX-5 and 'substandard' 18-55 lens (image)

Started Jul 22, 2014 | Discussions thread
OP Pepe-Lepue Senior Member • Posts: 1,942
Re: From my original NEX-5 and 'substandard' 18-55 lens (image)

piticoto wrote:

Pepe-Lepue wrote:

Probably "real" choice is not appropriate, anyone with a camera wanting to capture some pictures is a photographer, at least compared to the other people with no camera. He may be a good one or not so good one. If we use the same word for other categories, imagine real doctor, so what are the other doctors, or real teacher, real policeman, maybe real politician :-). So what are the others that are not real?

I would consider two types of better photographers, the ones knowing well their equipment and the technical aspects, and the ones having the artistic talent, and these don't exclude each other.

The same driver, professional or an ordinary driver, on a street car verses a race car on the track I bet on the race car to get better lap time.

I disagree on your race car assertion. The novice will probably end up in the gutter or weeds and be considered DNF.
But I like much what you say. I must add though that I've seen far better photography from adept photographers with a cell phone than most novice shooters with high end gear.
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I'm not thinking about a novice that just got his driver license, but a driver with few years experience, like the average driver, and with minimum instruction for about 30 minutes before getting in the race car, like they do sometimes for advertising.

The cell phone camera is limited in how much detail you can get, depending how far the subject is. I have the Galaxy S4 with 13 Mp and I use it for when I don't have a camera handy, including for work, producing acceptable images. And yes a photographer with good abilities can capture the moment better than a novice in photography with high end gear. I don't expect the good photographer to use the cell phone camera for artistic purposes.

I consider myself pretty good at artistic photography. And I don't mind the use of a cell phone on occasion. And in the end, I'm not too concerned. I factor the limitations I'm working within and go with it. Sure great gear is nice. But my money is still on the photographer. The following where hot with a 4mp HTC One;

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