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Why do Pros/People have to defend their equipment? Why?

 
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Jun 21, 2014 16:01 |  #31

MDJAK wrote in post #16973897 (external link)
Well almost lost. Took off before GPS lock and crashed. Luckily into soft bushes backed by black silt construction fence. No damage.

Are you saying that you aren't the pilot? That you don't decide where it should go or not?


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Jun 21, 2014 20:05 |  #32

More like he's an inexperienced pilot so when it flew out of range of the controller and reverted to "Return to Base mode", it returned to the bushes (a bad fix) rather than where it took off from.


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Jun 27, 2014 01:28 |  #33

I don't see any need to defend my gear. Works well enough for what I generally do, but it's not like I chose gear for the gear. I chose it because of either limited availability or because I wanted specific results. I mean, why do I shoot Canon? Don't get me wrong, there's nothing wrong with Canon and I love Canon products, but if I'm being honest then the biggest reason why I use Canon is because of a lack of money. I got interested in photography back in high school, I had no money, my parents bought me a Canon SLR and a couple of cheap lenses as a gift. By the time DSLRs came around, I only had enough money to buy a camera, so I stuck with Canon because I could use my old lenses. Smaller purchases kept piling up, and they were all Canon, because I increasingly became so invested in Canon gear that it's impossible on my budget to switch.

So...yeah. I love my Canon gear, but it's not like I got it because of some loyalty to the brand or because the gear was the final point. My parents didn't initially get me invested in Canon because I liked Canon's gear, my parents initially got me invested in Canon because I like PHOTOGRAPHS. Frankly, gear talk and comparisons about gear and which brand or model is better just bores me to tears. If you want to talk about something that I'm doing right or wrong, then talk about my pictures.

Luckily for me, this rarely comes up. When it does come up, it's generally in either a joking capacity, or it's a comment from someone who I can easily shrug off. Once a guy I knew (who does awesome work, btw) saw me shooting and said, "you shoot with Canon? Gee, I thought you knew what you were doing." Okay, fine, that's okay. Just a joke. We have a laugh, then I continue to make images that he thinks are cool. That's a guy I know. We talk about results, so he's allowed to make a joke about gear. On the other hand are just people I meet, when I've never seen their work and they've never seen mine. That happens too, but that's easy to deal with. I don't bother defending my gear, I just shrug my shoulders and say whatever's necessary for them to leave me alone. What stake do I have in getting defensive? If they haven't seen my work, they're in no position to state that my gear is inappropriate for the work that I do. If they want to harp on the gear I'm using without having any idea how I use it, then that's probably someone who I don't feel it's worth engaging. I say what they want to hear just to get them to leave me alone, then I do work. That work still might suck, and it might suck partly because I was using the wrong gear, but no one is in a position to say that until they have an idea of how the gear relates to the final product. Why waste unnecessary time debating or defending stuff with someone whose input can't matter since it hasn't been placed in the proper context?




  
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Jun 27, 2014 17:03 |  #34

I understand what MDJAK is saying and from his writing here I would dare say that he is a gentleman and nice guy.

Having run into the same type of situations before, I just smile and keep shooting. A good friend of mine (having passed away far too young several years ago) brought me over to Canon. I could really care less what the name on the camera says, it's what it allows me to do with it that matters. I'm not the best and not even in the top 1,000, but I like what the 5DII allows me to do with a 17mm ts-e attached.

Heck, the biggest job I ever had (and still have) was obtained by showing sample images from an early 3mp camera!


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Jun 28, 2014 15:14 |  #35

right from the start, i said the only person to please would be myself as far as gear go's,and after all i'm the only one paying for it,but the photos i produce thats another story ! and in the end,its no big deal and people will be people..


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