airfrogusmc wrote in post #15967930
If I were to start again today I would plan on taking a hit for a couple years and do it exactly the way I have done it. Success in this business is about repeat clients and building stron client relationships. My clients and the clients I want do not hire from website. They hire from trusted sources either directly or by a trusted recommendation. They have way to much to loose to hire an untrusted/untested source.
A recent promo piece. I email and then send a hard copy of these type things directly to all of my clients on a regular basis. I also take them to lunch or dinner and to a lot of face to face type contact things.
Great. I hope you have someone else write your copy though...
edge100 wrote in post #15968624
Wow. Just wow.
I love the X100, and I'm sure the X100s is a better camera. No dispute there.
But NONE of these cameras operate like a Leica does, if only for the simple reason that their lenses don't have DoF scales on them, making hyperfocal and zone focusing much more difficult.
They also don't have the build quality of a Leica, and don't offer coincident rangefinder focusing.
The X100s lens (as good as it is), isn't on par with the 35 'Cron ASPH.
Again, I love Fuji cameras. They're the only digital cameras I own. But they aren't Leicas, no matter what David Hobby says.
He was referencing, I believe, Leica's efforts at a digital camera, not film. He said the x100s was more Leica than any digital camera Leica have tried their hand at. Again, digital, not film. I'm pretty sure he wasn't talking entirely about the Fuji operating like a Leica. He was referencing the feel, the romanticism of making photography with a Leica. It's not a technical comparison
edge100 wrote in post #15968626
But David Hobby, god of photography, SAID they were the same.
Never said he was god of photography, but he's well-respected. I would jump to hyperbole as well though, faced with the same argument.
edge100 wrote in post #15968629
The Leica most certainly is worth it. Sorry you don't get that.
Enjoy your Canons.
It's worth it to you. I understand the romanticism that revolves around Leica. The sway that the red dot has over so many. I get it, really I do. I just refuse to buy in, that's all. I understand that your 'enjoy your canons' line was meant to be a dig, like 'enjoy your Ford Fiesta you unwashed idiot', but it's the attitude that really turns me off. I've met numerous Leica shooters and they all display the same attitude that you and your friend have shown here. It's a superiority thing that just rubs a lot of people the wrong way. I guess us peons will just have to make do with our Canons...
PS - Allen, you do great portrait work, no denying that... and Edge, you have some nice street stuff as well.