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    Good read...2nd paragraph hits hard on the spot. "The truth is if you cannot create great photographs with what you have right now, you won't be able to even with that new camera or other equipment ".

    But half of the people will just forget everything right after they finish the last paragraph. Then back to look for the latest and best equipment then start comparing them again.

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    It does matter.
    If the camera is lousy, it is lousy.

    The statement depends on nature of the shot and what you are looking for.

    If you need to take a demanding technical architectural shot then use a proper view camera with camera movements.
    Using a Holga or Lomo will not make it.

    However if you are a reporter taking a once in a lifetime moment that happens in front of you, then a simple SLR like Nikkormat or Pentax Spotmatic will capture the moment just as well as a $30,000 Leica gold anniversary SLR.

    If you are shooting the Olympics 100m sprint, you need long telephotos and a SLR with fast frame rate. Preferably autofocus. Trying to capture the shot with a Seagull 120 film format TLR will not make it.

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    While you cannot replace skill and the artistic talent, the equipment does count. You saw a bird 500 meters away and you can only see without the appropriate lens.

    Having said all that, it also has to do with opportunity. If you have the $, you can travel wherever you want to capture the best moment. Where can we take wild life, like a lion killing it's live prey?

    So, it is a combination of everything. Those not within your control, don't worry too much. Those you have control, master them. That is my philosophy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TWmilkteaTW View Post
    Good read...2nd paragraph hits hard on the spot. "The truth is if you cannot create great photographs with what you have right now, you won't be able to even with that new camera or other equipment ".

    But half of the people will just forget everything right after they finish the last paragraph. Then back to look for the latest and best equipment then start comparing them again.
    The most important thing is to use the right tool for the right job.

    Many cameras do not have manual controls. I have doubts that if I pass any type of camera to him and he is able to give good result all the time.

    Most likely 1001 photos later, he can get a good one.
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    Your camera and gears does matter... haven't been able to do Macro using a Ultra Wide Angle lens yet.... right tools for the right job.

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    Camera doesn't matter if you only shoot XMMs as it is the excuse.

    You may as well use a coconut shell with a hole in it to peek, stare and squint with mouth opened.


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    Some of you may be missing the main point of the article...

    "So don't worry about what camera you own or don't own. Use what you have the best you can, and you'll be surprised at what you can create."

    I have no doubt that the author agrees with you to use the right tools for the right job.
    Last edited by zaren; 16th May 2012 at 07:34 PM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by zaren
    Some of you may be missing the main point of the article...

    "So don't worry about what camera you own or don't own. Use what you have the best you can, and you'll be surprised at what you can create."

    I have no doubt that the author agrees with you to use the right tools for the right job.
    Yeah, key point noted. The others comments also correct. End results, win-win.

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