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Convince Me To Buy A New Camera

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Apr 16, 2013 01:36 |  #46

Thank you so much for taking the bait.

I'm usually on the more conservative side in regards to gear and I feel alone suggesting not to get unnecessary equipment. I thought I'd be on the other side for a few posts.

And group attribution theory is alive and well here. Funny how quickly manual flash and film was dragged into this.

National Sarcasm Society. Like we need your support.

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Apr 18, 2013 01:56 |  #47

Thanks everyone for the responses. There are many opinions and I appreciate all the time and effort. I shoot landscape and very slow landscape. What I mean by that is that every shot is takes time to set up and I will generally use filters to get the shots that I want to get. I usually only shoot sunrises and sunsets or during bad weather when it is very interesting outside. The 5Dc hasn't failed me so far. What I did not mention is that I also have a 7D body which essentially sits unused most of the time in my camera bag. I never liked its output. The same pictures useing the same lenses always looked softer and not as interesting as the output from the 5Dc. It could be just my subconscious telling me that I like the 5Dc better, but that does not change the fact that I am interested in buying a new body. It seems to me that the majority of opinions is to not upgrade since I won't realize the advantages of the new sensors. Resolution for the sake of printing is not important since I use apps to res up the images that I print on 10'x6' posters regardless. Dynamic range is also something that I control right now with software since all of my landscapes have some level of photoshop editing in them.

I guess as it stands right now, I haven't heard a single compelling reason to upgrade other than to have the latest and greatest version of the camera.

Thanks again for all the comments and opinions!


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Apr 18, 2013 06:46 |  #48

Hogloff wrote in post #15832306 (external link)
Poor excuse to buy a new toy. What happens when the smell of the new camera wears another to get inspired.

Treat gear as tools and use your vision to guide your photography, not the other way around.

Not really a poor excuse. There are so many options to choose from, and if a person feels that switching it up is beneficial to their photography or if they simply desire to upgrade, there is absolutely no reason they shouldn't. I appreciate your opinion though. :)


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Apr 18, 2013 08:08 |  #49

You only live once.


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Apr 18, 2013 10:59 |  #50

Don't you know DSLR's are the modern day equivalent of the disposable camera ; ) Unless you really really need all the latest bells and whistles then biggest gain to your photography will come from developing that what's between your ears instead : )

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Apr 18, 2013 11:12 |  #51

As a few people have mentioned, since your a landscaper the live view itself is a nice feature.

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