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| p.4 #14 · Do you feel "forced" to upgrade gear? |
D. Diggler wrote:
Well, say your cameras have a lot of life in 'em yet but you're limited to shooting at 800 or 1600 ISO at the reception while your competitors are shooting at 6400. You don't think that would be a disadvantage if your and your competitors style is a lot of natural light photography?
My 5D3s are very capable at shooting above 3200, but I don't see the need to in most cases. The lighting conditions I work in now are not really much more difficult than when I was using a 5Dc/5D2 combo. The thing that has helped me evolve in those situation has more to do with how I've learned to use my flash better rather than crank up the ISO higher for the most part.
I think that in my personal case, I only have the desire to upgrade when I feel like my work can strongly benefit from it--or there's the gear head part of me that just wants a new toy. It's never been about what my competition is using because frankly I have no idea what they are using.
The interesting thing though, is that the everyday consumer/amateur market is starting to learn more and more about cameras--maybe not the technical aspects, but they will at least consider a Rebel in a different field than a 5D2 or 3. So when they see you at a wedding with an older model they might raise an eyebrow--but then if you do your job well, and the images are awesome, then it doesn't really matter, either.