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Sep 19, 2014 15:35 |  #16

Nice taste Chris! Thanks for sharing your outlook on MF cameras.

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Sep 23, 2014 12:02 |  #17

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Well, I'm switching to guns.

(haha. j/k After I read your last post I looked in your avatar space and that's the first thing my eye caught.)

If only I could find someone who would trade me a lens for one of my Sig .40 S&W's...


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Sep 23, 2014 12:14 |  #18

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If only I could find someone who would trade me a lens for one of my Sig .40 S&W's...

I would, but I'm not a fan of .40 caliber. 45ACP for me.



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Sep 23, 2014 12:31 |  #19

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I would, but I'm not a fan of .40 caliber. 45ACP for me.

And I want to keep my .45's :cool:


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Sep 29, 2014 10:58 |  #20

Do the Hermes bags employs more technology than cars?
Leica is selling a 50mm f2 lens for 8k, you can bought 100 nifty fifty with that.
And why the heck E class can buy two Accords BTW?


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Sep 29, 2014 11:49 |  #21

I'll toss in a comment that these high end cameras, with their high end prices, are truly targeting professional businesses. The only other market is the truly well-off hobbyist (the same grade of hobbyist that is synonymous to folks that can buy hyper expensive watches and cars).

At the price of these cameras you truly have to sit down and do some business model calculations and see if the increased output (whatever that may be) is worth it for the cost. You have to have the clientele that routinely pays well (large companies and advertising agencies) to help offset the cost of the camera.

Or you can just have the money to burn so that you can say "I'm shooting with the best stuff out there!" And for some people that is what they like to do. Just the satisfaction of knowing they will not be limited by their hardware is often enough of a justification to make this kind of purchase.




  
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Sep 30, 2014 10:38 |  #22

Stu Scully wrote in post #17183968 (external link)
I'll toss in a comment that these high end cameras, with their high end prices, are truly targeting professional businesses. The only other market is the truly well-off hobbyist (the same grade of hobbyist that is synonymous to folks that can buy hyper expensive watches and cars).

At the price of these cameras you truly have to sit down and do some business model calculations and see if the increased output (whatever that may be) is worth it for the cost. You have to have the clientele that routinely pays well (large companies and advertising agencies) to help offset the cost of the camera.

Or you can just have the money to burn so that you can say "I'm shooting with the best stuff out there!" And for some people that is what they like to do. Just the satisfaction of knowing they will not be limited by their hardware is often enough of a justification to make this kind of purchase.

Absolutely.

A few years ago, the company I was working with decided to put out a fancy glossy catalog/newsletter and it was a first for the company. The photographers were shooting a MF tethered. I can tell you that from seeing the invoices from them that they could have easily purchased a MF back/camera just on what they made (gross, not net) on that job. It's a tool and in many cases you buy the best tool available for your need, even if it's an exponential increase in price for an incremental increase in performance.

In my current job we sell Test and Measurement HW/SW. Similar. People will buy our product for a substantially higher price than something of a more "consumer grade" because they want the best and it's in their budget.


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Sep 30, 2014 11:56 |  #23

This begs the question, is it a requirement to purchase this equipment so that you may place yourself in this high-end market?

A company would need a portfolio of images created with the equipment in order to secure jobs.



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