Upload & Sell: On
| p.1 #11 · Roger Cicala wants to buy a camera system and is still blogging about it |
binary visions wrote:
I don't think it's as bad as indicated above. First off, I don't know why this indicates anything in particular about his finances, except that he's probably not living on food stamps. Is everyone here who reveals the gear they use putting their finances on display? We all have different priorities, and someone willing to spend $10k on gear might be making $250k/year but doesn't want to spend much, or $50k/year but places a high emphasis on photography.
Also, keep in mind the source. This is a guy who is very used to analyzing, testing and evaluating. It's part of his business. So while for your average consumer, this might be overkill, evaluations or comparisons like this are second nature to someone whose business partly consists of these kind of comparisons.
In my opinion, it's a little like the thought process for, say, a Car & Driver Magazine writer who might have an exhaustive, documented and thorough selection process for picking his family's sedan where that might be overdoing it for me.
In any event, I found it interesting enough to scan and it made me at least consider a few things I had not before. For instance, a cheaper lens with a higher resolution body might produce equivalent resolution to a sharper lens on a lower resolution body. Just my $0.02.
I am little surprised at the comments about finances and cost of gear. This is not top-end gear being tested (the 1D X is not even in consideration, nor is medium format). It would seem to make sense that someone who owns a camera rental store would have access to more equipment for personal use than the rest of us.
If you are of the "gear is just a tool" camp, then just pass this by and go to the next post. I personally find it interesting to see objective data presented in an area where we usually only have anecdote and opinion, and I would encourage Roger to continue.