57even

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alexzn: To the a...holes posting snide comments about this: when was the last time you took a picture with your expensive gear that was half as good as those posted by Dan Chung? When was the last time you got half as many good pictures as are in that blog? Probably not in your whole lifetime. Losers...

Dan- Congratulations with a great image stream, you proved that gear is not a limitation when it is in good hands. Of course that goes poorly on a gadget frak site like DPR.

And you should be very grateful because cameras would not be half as cheap and capable if all these "a-holes" didn't buy them. However I know quite a few very capable "a-holes" who could probably do a pretty fair job as well.

I presume you drive a Trabant because you are not a paid racing driver, so your car is probably a lot faster than you.....

Link | Posted on Aug 3, 2012 at 00:36 UTC
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57even: I'm sure that no matter how much I spent on clubs, Tiger Woods would whip me every time using a single, cheap 5 iron. But what if he were trying to win the open?

Professional photography is fiercely competitive, and gear helps provided you have the talent and experience to exploit it.

Dan Chung having a bit of blogger fun says more about how pointless having expensive gear is if you just post on the web. Not exactly news though, is it?

What do you think he would use if he was working for Sports Illustrated?

Well, its true that sport has now been overtaken by video, since most people catch up on video news feeds. But there are still touchlines full of long lenses.

And for that matter plenty of magazines containing great photography, just not the ones we probably all remember as being known for it.

Photojournalism on the whole is not resolution obsessed. The D4 is "only" 16MP. 12MP D3s's are still widely used. Most phonecams come quite close to that already. But at ISO3200 a phone cam cannot even make a convincing HDTV image.

And I can't see landscape photographers switching to low resolution solutions any time soon.

Link | Posted on Aug 2, 2012 at 17:55 UTC

I'm sure that no matter how much I spent on clubs, Tiger Woods would whip me every time using a single, cheap 5 iron. But what if he were trying to win the open?

Professional photography is fiercely competitive, and gear helps provided you have the talent and experience to exploit it.

Dan Chung having a bit of blogger fun says more about how pointless having expensive gear is if you just post on the web. Not exactly news though, is it?

What do you think he would use if he was working for Sports Illustrated?

Link | Posted on Aug 2, 2012 at 16:49 UTC as 40th comment | 2 replies

The irony is that sporting events are possibly the ONE place where so called "pro" gear (D4, IDx) actually DOES make a lot of sense. High ISO (hence fast shutter), high burst rate, subject tracking, fast tele lenses etc.

Sports photography is fiercely competitive so photographers want to level the playing field as far as possible. Ten years ago that may have meant a D30, but then expectations were lower too. A lot lower.

Is a DSLR still a prerequisite for professional work in every area? No, and it never was. Will mirrorless cameras catch up for professional sports work? One day perhaps - when lag-free EVFs and on-sensor PDAF have caught up. But today? Right now? Emphatically not.

Of course that does not mean you can't get a very decent shot or two with a G5, but when your livelihood is depending on it....?

Link | Posted on Jul 30, 2012 at 12:34 UTC as 31st comment | 1 reply
On article Canon EOS M hands-on preview (558 comments in total)

Since the market is already well represented with existing products from other makers, it is not surprising that the reaction to this camera is a bit lukewarm as it misses out a lot of things (viewfinder, flash, accessory port) that the others have.

I guess all of these could be addressed in future models. However whereas Nikon were pretty clear about the technical direction on launch, Canon are not.

Almost certainly means future versions will compete with the Rebel line or even replace it, hence they don't want to play their hand too early for fear of damaging sales.

However it does rather imply that Nikon will have to think seriously about a larger sensor MILC camera, even it's based on the F mount.

Link | Posted on Jul 25, 2012 at 12:13 UTC as 121st comment | 2 replies
On article Is Instagram 'debasing photography'? (288 comments in total)

Shall we apply the same to HDR while we are here...? Or oversaturation, Photoshop cloning, B&W conversions, adding noise and worst of all those horrid border thingies. Or shall we just go back to enjoying a harmless hobby that doesn't matter?

Link | Posted on Jul 19, 2012 at 20:02 UTC as 193rd comment | 1 reply
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