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Re: Just ordered the A900
« Reply #15 on: September 15, 2008, 07:47:26 AM »
Noe- it's not the camera but the photographer who makes/ takes the image. Then perhaps comes the lens and at last the camera body. It's like with cooking... it's not the cooking pot that makes the dinner ;)
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Re: Just ordered the A900
« Reply #16 on: September 15, 2008, 11:00:11 AM »
Noe- it's not the camera but the photographer who makes/ takes the image. Then perhaps comes the lens and at last the camera body. It's like with cooking... it's not the cooking pot that makes the dinner ;)
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Re: Just ordered the A900
« Reply #17 on: September 15, 2008, 12:04:44 PM »
reading this really makes me think,  I have liked alot of my photos, they just where not where i wanted them out of the camera, so i went after new lenses, that upped my over yield by nearly double, but i think i would have alot more great pictures if i KNEW how to REALLY USE PSCS3, which i have no real idea, i could probaly make do with elements for the extent that i use cs3 twoards its potential, unfortunately there are no classes here, and although i have a couple books it just does not work that well for me, i am mostly a show me, do it with me and then i know how kind of guy. 

any ways back to the topic i completly agree

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Re: Just ordered the A900
« Reply #18 on: September 15, 2008, 12:53:43 PM »
Noe- it's not the camera but the photographer who makes/ takes the image. Then perhaps comes the lens and at last the camera body. It's like with cooking... it's not the cooking pot that makes the dinner ;)
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I have come a couple of times across this statement lately. It read "the photographer and his talent" makes a good photo. But some us think this is valid only at certain level. If this was so, probably F1 would be ran with Ford Fiestas and lots of talent :), the Olympics had been photographed with P&S, and glamour fashion photography were taken with Nokia phones, just to give some examples.

A cooking pot could or not remove the flavour of the food, making it just... uselless, inspite of the intentions of the cook.
So the equipment... will help or ruin, the "message" to be put across. :)
In a world which gets fully digital...there are a lot more to be considered. :)
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Re: Just ordered the A900
« Reply #19 on: September 15, 2008, 09:15:21 PM »
I dare to partially disagree Skytalker. There has been plenty of proof for the above statement that it is in fact the photographer and not the camera that takes the image- one i.e. being that one of the wildlife of the year shots in 2007 was done with a pretty cheap 3mp compact digital camera. Also if you look at some of the worlds' leading photographers (Sebastio Salgado and many of the magnum photographers) you will see that not all of them use high end cameras. One magnum photographer shoots with a Canon G9... also there have been competitions out there where famous photographers had to shoot with throw away cameras- (need to dig it out the details if you want to know more about it) and the resulting pictures were really very good. I think you are right and that's where I partially agree- when it comes to sports' photography and paparazzi stuff. They do need very fast high end digital all singing and dancing cameras but for i.e. a fine art photographer these models are pretty much irrelevant and in fact many of those still shoot with film.
It depends on what you are doing- but there are quite a lot of people out there that probably run around with high end models who don't really need all of the things those cameras can do. And if we or at least I am honest that partially this has to do with wanting to have/own the top model of a camera range.
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Re: Just ordered the A900
« Reply #20 on: September 15, 2008, 09:32:42 PM »
I only partly agree with Stef the stuff I have been posting has mainly been taken with the camera set on one of the auto settings while I agree that if you are a really competent photographer then you will get good results with a box brownie (showing my age)  and that composition is 90% of the battle I can frame a picture but I doubt if any of my shots would be as good with a less clever camera. And this is what will help me get better because if I can take the kind of shots I posted in ignorance then I really want to get better and beat the camera Hope this makes sense to you all
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Re: Just ordered the A900
« Reply #21 on: September 16, 2008, 02:26:07 AM »
There is nothing wrong with having great equipment and growing into it.  If you can reduce the number of obsticles that stand between you and a great shot, why not?  Vanity?

The real test of who's who in Photography is give everyone the same camera ... and just tell them to take their "best shot."  Then we have a flat-footed competition based on creativity ALONE, because you have remove any advantage the equipment provides.

Nah ... I have no doubt that a good gun is nice to have.  It makes the shot that much easier. ;)

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Re: Just ordered the A900
« Reply #22 on: September 16, 2008, 01:33:11 PM »
Stef thank you very much for your reply. :)
Well I have some friends willing to order the 900 they say for studio work is an appropriate solution in terms of price/quality.

 I hope to lay hands on it this Sunday at Photokina, Koln is not that far from Luxembourg so I intend to take a trip there. :)