drooling over same thing(s)...
A true photograph need not be explained, nor can it be contained in words.
Try shooting that eagle flying 800 m above with your point and shoot camera and you will know the limit. Haha
this debate reminds me of the 6 blind men touching an elephant.
some say the ele is a rod, some say it is rope blah, blah and blah.
It will only take a wise and unblind man to tell them that "YOU ARE ALL TALKING ABOUT THE SAME THING".....the creature called "PHOTOGRAPHY"
The given examples both don't need it, and that's the point of the article: many subjects do not require 5D3 + L (and the respective combos of other brands).The saying ‘right tools for the right job’ is apt.
Of course I do agree you can always maximize the potential of your gear. Isn't that also part of photography? However, there is no denying that the gears make a different. That is why we have advance in technology.
I also agree that sometimes we tends to acquire for the sake of owning and that is something we should be mindful.
How much (or to be correct: how little) difference it really makes we can clearly see in the two examples and also in another one published on Luminous Landscape: the comparison between a Canon G10 and a Hasselblad with P35+ back. While there is a technical difference in all the results the question remains: does it matter for the respective subject? Bear in mind: all the mentioned examples are not talking about your bird in the sky, but rather common subjects and situations that can be handled by PnS cameras. And if they can handle it, it does not require more
some like to "torture" their equipment and derive the kicks from doing so.
some would just polish their beloved camera everyday and put it back to the dry box without even dare to bring it out for some shooting. LOL
No right and no wrong. As long as you feel shiok! in what you are doing. You can go ahead and keep on buying, nothing wrong with that, as long as you can afford it, and help us sustain our camera manufacturers to make sure they survive. LOL
i think the point the article was trying to make is that spending 5x more on camera gear does not result in 5x better photos automatically.
you can buy better gear but you can't buy a better eye
Do not be afraid [of ghost and bullies] Shoot them......