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Tom ­ Reichner
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Oct 17, 2017 23:46 |  #76

It is so great to see an old thread come back up to the top! . I wish this would happen a lot more than it does.

rcpilot_971 wrote in post #3239443 (external link)
. . . . I was looking at some of there gear and some of them just had 30D with 70-200 F4 lens and I seen one with a 20D and a 30D with a sigma 24-70 and some other zoom not a 120-300 but I think he said it was 18- 300 or something like that.

The full-time sports guy here at my local newspaper still shoots with the Nikon D200 that he's used since 2006...........and doesn't have any pro caliber lenses. . The full-time commercial photographer that I know in Spokane is still shooting with a tandem of Canon 5D mk 2s. . And the official rodeo photographer that I know is still shooting with a Canon 1D mk 3 and his antiquated non-IS 300 f2.8.

Many full time professional photographers have gear that is significantly older than that of most hobbyists. . A lot of laypeople assume that all/most pros have top-of-the-line gear, and that isn't true at all. . Experience has taught me that, at least in my area, if I see someone shooting an event with old, sub-par gear, they are probably a full-time professional photographer. . If I see someone shooting an event with new, top-of-the-line professional gear, then they are probably a hobbyist. . That's just the reality of things.

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Dan ­ Marchant
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Oct 18, 2017 00:02 |  #77

Tom Reichner wrote in post #18475133 (external link)
Experience has taught me that, at least in my area, if I see someone shooting an event with old, sub-par gear, they are probably a full-time professional photographer.
If I see someone shooting an event with new, top-of-the-line professional gear, then they are probably a hobbyist.

Yep, you don't run a successful business spending all your money on the latest gear. If a camera you used last year was good enough to service your clients needs, it will be good enough this year and next, until it breaks.

The exception will be the major sporting events, because the camera makers give, loan or rent out top kit.


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Oct 19, 2017 09:07 |  #78

Dan Marchant wrote in post #18475138 (external link)
The exception will be the major sporting events, because the camera makers give, loan or rent out top kit.

Another exception would be when a game-changing piece of kit comes along. All the pro motorsports photographers who shoot Nikon switching to the D850 for example.


who gives a rat crap how much gear you can list?

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