johnf3f wrote in post #17923793
My personal goal is to get the best quality still images of wildlife possible, which is why I buy idiotically expensive lenses and silly cameras. Yes I know it's stupid but it's what I enjoy
I suspect that getting the best quality still images of wildlife pretty much requires expensive lenses and cameras, so it's anything but daft. Unless that is, you happen to be the world's greatest ninja, and can creep up behind an ultra-rare animal in broad daylight without it noticing
On that subject, I did once read a great anecdote from a photographer who was shooting wading birds; he'd crawled some obscene distance over mud to get himself closer to a flock, and now found himself right in the middle of a huge number of birds. Because he was on his stomach (and very slow) they hadn't identified him as a threat, and he was now stuck, because some of them were going to sleep around him.
Now me, I'd have had an overwhelming desire to jump up and shout "SURPRISE". But I'm a douche like that sometimes
bps wrote in post #17923929
Um, yea. Of course it's that way. When something new comes out it's new and improved. And of course it will be the best thing out there until the next model comes out later on down the road.
Sorry, but I don't really understand the point you were trying to make.
My point was to inject perspective, and call for people to not get carried away with the hype until independents have reviewed the camera. The post I quoted gave the context, surely?