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Oct 30, 2010 17:00 |  #31

Anders Östberg wrote in post #11194596 (external link)
That's a lot of assumptions made about people you know nothing about ... maybe that says more about you than about them. ;)

Maybe you have a fast car but can't drive like a racing driver, a mountain bike you only ride on asphalt, nice running shoes but you won't win any races because you're not in very good shape ... should people demand that you give up those things because you suck at using them? Or are they maybe just "status symbols"? :)

So, when you see someone.. maybe even someone like me, with a 5D II and a 7D, you may expect some particular quality of their photos. I'm somewhat of a newb compared to a lot of the guys on here and I feel self conscious posting images that are not up to par with the potential of the cameras I own. Now, take someone with the very same equipment and have them put in zero effort whatsoever. To me, it's annoying.

to me.

Maybe some people love wasting money - that's cool, but I'd rather "grow into" what I have than buy something "because it's 18 megapixels and Best Buy said it's awesome"

Again, to me.


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Oct 30, 2010 17:03 as a reply to  @ Erik_L's post |  #32

You both "overbought" so what's your point?


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Oct 30, 2010 17:15 |  #33

Exactly - it's OK for you to have "too good gear", but it's not OK for other people?
Give me a break.


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Oct 30, 2010 17:22 |  #34

huwaaa.. relax people or this thread will see its END very soon :D

Hi there Jay :D


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Oct 30, 2010 17:37 as a reply to  @ monk3y's post |  #35

Saxi wrote in post #11194654 (external link)
I don't care, and I think nothing less of them, just a lot of money to spend when your shooting full auto w/ pop up flash. That's all I am saying, the Rebel is half the price and more geared towards that. They could shoot a 1D IV in full auto for all I care, just surprised me.

It does not have full auto :-)


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Oct 30, 2010 19:04 |  #36

Anders Östberg wrote in post #11194890 (external link)
Exactly - it's OK for you to have "too good gear", but it's not OK for other people?
Give me a break.


Elitism ... it's a terrible terrible affliction.

Somebody stole their fire! :lol:




  
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Oct 30, 2010 19:05 |  #37

Anders Östberg wrote in post #11194890 (external link)
Exactly - it's OK for you to have "too good gear", but it's not OK for other people?
Give me a break.

I wasn't judging them myself, I just thought it was it was an expensive first step if they were not getting into advanced modes. The purpose of the post wasn't to focus on that but the fact it was all Canons, which I have never seen before.


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Oct 30, 2010 19:10 |  #38

Saxi wrote in post #11194223 (external link)
I am pretty sure we are all doomed...

I was at a Bingo Party at my son's school and there were 4 DSLR, ALL CANON. 3 7D (one being mine) and a Rebel. Some p&c which I didn't look at, but everywhere I go there are 8 Nikon's for every 2 Canon's. I was shocked to see all Canon anywhere but maybe a Canon sales booth.

It was funny seeing two parents with 7D's running full auto and pop up flash though.

Right, maybe they should only shoot RAW with a 580EX at a kids Bingo Party.:rolleyes:




  
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Oct 30, 2010 19:12 |  #39

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Right, maybe they should only shoot RAW with a 580EX at a kids Bingo Party.:rolleyes:

Hey, that's what I did!


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Oct 30, 2010 19:17 |  #40
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A sister of a friend of mine recently posted on her facebook "finally got a professional camera" (it was a T1i). After posting a couple of auto mode shots she had three replies asking her to take photos of their families or children. Two replied that they were considering hiring someone for portraits (prior to her buying a professional camera).


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Oct 30, 2010 19:19 as a reply to  @ Saxi's post |  #41

Wow, what is so exciting about a bingo party that warrants a DSLR anyway? It's not exactly a Gran Prix now, is it. Don't old folks play bingo just so they can stay still but at the same time be "playing" something?

You are right. End of the world has come! :p


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Oct 30, 2010 19:20 |  #42

I just purchased a 7D. It hasn't shipped yet. The anticipation is killing me!!


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Oct 30, 2010 19:23 as a reply to  @ Bave's post |  #43

I've seen people w/P&S say they are professionals and try to market as pro wedding photogs and senior portrait photogs. It really doesn't bother me, people will do as they please. The more we focus on our own work and our own quality, the better we become. Let them have a go at it, the quality will speak for itself.


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Oct 30, 2010 19:58 |  #44

Boy there are some pretty harsh judgments in this thread.

I'm not rich by any stretch of the imagination, nor do I classify myself as a good photographer.

I sold off some of my previous gear and upgraded because of the 7D's features, not because of the image.

I would hate to think anyone would pre-judge others of being 'elitist' because of the camera they had with them.

I guess thats human nature, but I didn't expect to see it here in this forum....


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Oct 30, 2010 20:04 |  #45

Erik_L wrote in post #11194827 (external link)
So, when you see someone.. maybe even someone like me, with a 5D II and a 7D, you may expect some particular quality of their photos. I'm somewhat of a newb compared to a lot of the guys on here and I feel self conscious posting images that are not up to par with the potential of the cameras I own. Now, take someone with the very same equipment and have them put in zero effort whatsoever. To me, it's annoying.

to me.

Maybe some people love wasting money - that's cool, but I'd rather "grow into" what I have than buy something "because it's 18 megapixels and Best Buy said it's awesome"

Again, to me.

Must be plain awful living your life according to what someone else says, doubly so when you realise that you're not dictating what anyone else does.

Or making oneself a slave perfectly fine? To you, that is.


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