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| p.2 #20 · Do you feel "forced" to upgrade gear? |
D. Diggler wrote:
The other guy replied:
"in digital era, the fast advancing technology is actually "forcing" us [to] upgrade if we want to stay competitive, more so for working pros while in the old film days there was a lot less demanding in gears.
Only if your customers are requiring that you use specific equipment as a pre-qualification of hiring you. We all know that customers (most of them, anyway) don't know or care what gear you use to get the shot.
imagine two wedding working pro shooting in the same dark church one with [year 2001] D1X and one with [year 2012] D4, both is claimed to be the best for its time, even with the same skill set, which one would likely to pull off a better image to make his/her customer happier, and that is our driving force for upgrade."
That's a different question and only applicable if you are comparing two specific cameras against each other. It doesn't mean that you need to upgrade if you are still getting the shots that your customers are expecting. It's upgrade compulsion, and keeping up with the Jones'.