Specs or performance, which is most important?

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Wu Jiaqiu
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Re: If you want to use an automobile analogy use F-1

Dennis1972 wrote:

Wu Jiaqiu wrote:

Dennis1972 wrote:

cba_melbourne wrote:

Gary from Seattle wrote:

cba_melbourne wrote:

What is the difference?

Specs are the guaranteed minimum performance.

Any performance above the specs is of course nice to have, but you are not entitled to.

If the spec of a car say it does 200km/hour on a flat highway, and your neighbor's same car does 220kmh and yours only 201kmh, you have no claim.

It is the driver that enables top performance but the performance capability has to be there for the driver to win in F-1.

Well, that is what we call talent. Talent is a natural aptitude or skill.

The most talented driver cannot win F-1 without a top performance car. An untalented driver cannot win in F-1, even with the best performing car and team at his service.

Right ....

Now, that is very different in photography.

I disagree.

A talented photographer can win with a completely obsolete camera.

A talented photographer with an obsolete camera cannot win another equally talented photographer with a better camera.

If the spec say it has an ashtray and yours doesn't, you have a claim.

Trivial things like frame rate you can easily check. But the really important things are not even listed in a camera spec sheets. Like DR or noise or shutter accuracy etc..

winning, being better and having the best.....all the things i look for in a great photograph.................

Tbh I careless about winning in photography because imho what's good photography is highly subjective.

I have nobody to please nor compete against other than myself.

can't argue with that

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