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JeffreyG
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Mar 20, 2012 17:23 |  #16

Call me Ishmael......


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Mar 20, 2012 17:39 |  #17

Kronie wrote in post #14120461 (external link)
The "press" around here shoot with crop cameras and regular old EF lenses for the most part...
...Even the event photogs are mostly using crops with EF lenses...

I'm not sure what your point is here.
I know plenty of photographers (myself included) who use crop bodies - eg: 40D, 50D, 7D etc and non L lenses (heaven forbid) even EF-s lenses (oh the shame of it) for shooting sports and events.

Clients generally don't care what body or lenses you use, all they want to see is results.


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Mar 20, 2012 20:02 |  #18

philwillmedia wrote in post #14121675 (external link)
I'm not sure what your point is here.
I know plenty of photographers (myself included) who use crop bodies - eg: 40D, 50D, 7D etc and non L lenses (heaven forbid) even EF-s lenses (oh the shame of it) for shooting sports and events.

Clients generally don't care what body or lenses you use, all they want to see is results.

Your last sentence was what I was ultimately aiming for. I wasn't putting down someones gear choice, just making an observation that many pros that shoot photos for a living around here dont even have or need any higher end gear.




  
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Mar 20, 2012 22:22 |  #19

I would never try to mislead a gatekeeper/security guard into thinking I was part of the "press". I've checked ahead of time for "the rules" and abide by them. Sometimes there is not even a "pit" for photogs, and sometimes you have to compete with a crowd to get photos at all, not to mentions the "up close and personal" type of shots. Those are times when yeah, you want a longer lens, and sometimes an f/2.8 lens will save the day as well...but like I said they are times when you might be at a distance, wrangling with a crowd!


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Mar 20, 2012 22:45 as a reply to  @ tonylong's post |  #20

I've had one person ask me if my 70-200 was a 300mm and a nice looking lady start a conversation about how she was looking at the 70-200 2.8 MkII.

That's it.

I had more people ask me if I was a pro with my T1i and kit lens when on vacation taking landscape shots (early morning and/or tripod, remote release etc. and I guess just looking like I knew what I was doing - probably just very absorbed/concentrating​). The average person has no idea that a white or black lens with a red ring is expensive or any better than any other lens. Most people have no idea the white lenses are Canon and not Nikon or Sony for that matter.


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Mar 21, 2012 10:25 |  #21

Security, NYC's Beacon Theater: "That's a professional camera." (50D... okay enthusiast level)
Me: "I know, I bought it."
Security: "That lens is too large; it's professional."
Me: "Yes, I bought them together." (24-105L... nice)
Security: "Where's your photo pass?"
Me: "I walked in with this on my shoulder and no one said anything. I will not take any more photos."
Security: "Umph"
I went back to my seat next to my wife and disappeared into the crowd with the black lens... I want the 70-200 2.8L but the white seems as though it might cause issues, lol.

The Cure, Beacon Theater, NYC, 11-26-11


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Mar 24, 2012 18:45 |  #22

dawiyo wrote in post #14120535 (external link)
Judge me not for the white on my lens, but rather the amount chipped off.

bw!


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