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| p.5 #4 · Do you feel "forced" to upgrade gear? |
I partially agree. Yes tools help a lot. But if the fundamentals are there you can statistically do somewhat of a decent job, moreso than the average bear. I used to shoot weddings with 10d bodies. Ideal? no. The buffer was slow, iso performance sucked. Sure I would have missed shots, but I had to be more patient and wait for the moments. Now if I used a 10d, some people may not notice nor care, but given the type of shoot, I can totally do it. I think newer tech is a nice to have. No flash allowed at a venue then jumps into 'must have' territory but I think the need to upgrade is driven by our needs to play with newer toys. And partially by the need to fill the perception of client that we're up to date and have excellent gear. But at the end of the day, so long as you can produce the work to your liking, no one cares but you. I think I can continue to shoot events with my 1dsii's and 1diii for many more years to come. So i guess it depends on what you shoot and if you think dropping cash on newer bodies will get you more clients. If all I shot was in dark churches, heck yeah I'm getting newer bodies =)
"not the tools. It's the carpenter".
as a traditional woodworker I would say that is only partly true. When you use a fine axe that leaves character-marks on the wood it will look a lot different than wood that has been sawn to shape. With a japanese hand-plane you get a surface finish far better than any electric tool...
with a 35/1.4 you get pictures no 35/2.0 can. Another question is of course if you need that... or the client.
I believe it depends on the style of the photographer. You could, theoretically, make pics like those from Fer Juaristi with...Show more →