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    Default Starhub: "Who needs a DSLR when you've got today's smartphone cameras? "

    just saw this on the starhub facebook
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    "Who needs a DSLR when you've got today's smartphone cameras?"

    personally as a photographer i'm quite offended by this statement. maybe i should shoot the next wedding/event with whatever phone instead. wonder what other people here think of the statement?


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    Quote Originally Posted by chly3001 View Post
    just saw this on the starhub facebook
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    "Who needs a DSLR when you've got today's smartphone cameras?"

    personally as a photographer i'm quite offended by this statement. maybe i should shoot the next wedding/event with whatever phone instead. wonder what other people here think of the statement?

    mods apologize if this is in the wrong forum
    Not only you. I feel offended as well. I might not be a pro photographer but I m still a photographer after all.

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    Very soon their posts will be flooded with angry posters, don't worry so much.

    Stupid mistake by their admin/PR agency/marcomm team managing their social networking channel.

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    I'm not at all offended. It's just tongue in cheek, catchy ad line.

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    Default Re: Starhub: "Who needs a DSLR when you've got today's smartphone cameras? "

    Why should you be offended?

    if you know your craft well, you won't be bother whatever people comment about what kind of camera you use, right?


    probably a photographer will get offended when somebody saying he/she can shoot better with a toy camera/PnS/mobile phone than this photographer using a pro camera, and he/she is Telling a Truth.





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    Quote Originally Posted by catchlights View Post
    Why should you be offended?

    if you know your craft well, you won't be bother whatever people comment about what kind of camera you use, right?


    probably a photographer will get offended when somebody saying he/she can shoot better with a toy camera/PnS/mobile phone than this photographer using a pro camera, and he/she is Telling a Truth.






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    Sometime I really shoot better with my mobile than using my dslr.

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    Default Re: Starhub: "Who needs a DSLR when you've got today's smartphone cameras? "

    Its how the image you shoot that turn out that counts... NOT what you use to shoot it with...

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    Default Re: Starhub: "Who needs a DSLR when you've got today's smartphone cameras? "

    Apple said that and Starhub is simply copying them. (hmm.... will Apple be suing Starhub in the same way as what they did to Samsung?)

    It is true for people who have no need for, have never used and will never use a DSLR. For them a Mobile phone will suffice.

    It is not true for people who have a need for the functions and features of a DSLR.

    This is merely an advertisement. I have no reaction at all to the statement and will happily use my mobile phone camera + my DSLR.
    Last edited by ricohflex; 25th October 2013 at 08:47 PM.

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    Default Re: Starhub: "Who needs a DSLR when you've got today's smartphone cameras? "

    an advertisement is suppose to get viewers attention,
    one of the best way is stir their emotions,

    if you get agitated when you see this ad, means they got your attention.

    Do you know how many advertisements you come across each day?
    just take it as entertainment if you find it is interesting, wipe them off your mind if you find it is sucks.
    so don't bother so much about the advertisements you see,
    else everyone will end up in IMH someday.
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    Default Re: Starhub: "Who needs a DSLR when you've got today's smartphone cameras? "

    Quote Originally Posted by chly3001 View Post
    .....maybe i should shoot the next wedding/event with whatever phone instead. wonder what other people here think of the statement?
    There won't be any professional photographers as everyone is a photographer.

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    They will be known as phonographers

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    This topic have been discuss in many forum since the 41 mega pixels Nokia phone came out.

    http://www.zdnet.com/great-debate-ha...lr-7000017972/

    Starhub merely copy and paste the remarks to their facebook page.

    FYI. Someone did shoot a real wedding using iPhone.

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    Default Re: Starhub: "Who needs a DSLR when you've got today's smartphone cameras? "

    Quote Originally Posted by Sion View Post
    There won't be any professional photographers as everyone is a photographer.
    Quote Originally Posted by kei1309 View Post
    They will be known as phonographers
    I won't be amuse when somebody put "I am a truth photographer who uses DSLR" in their signature.
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    Default Re: Starhub: "Who needs a DSLR when you've got today's smartphone cameras? "

    maybe we should promote "Who needs Starhub when we have Youtube "
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    Every craft will be seen by a few to be easy/not worth the money invested/"I can do a better job"/anyone can do it etc

    Nothing you can do about it. Same with designers. Anyone and everyone who has photoshop/indesign/illustrator/dreamweaver installed thinks they are good designers.

    Proof of the pudding is in the eating. I don't see why anyone should be offended.

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    Haha! I can see why you might think it's offensive, but that advert is targeted at a different audience, not you.
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    Default Re: Starhub: "Who needs a DSLR when you've got today's smartphone cameras? "

    I am not a photographer... just someone who happen to have a couple of cameras. So I wouldn't be offended by that statement. In fact, I kind of like it
    I am not a photographer, just someone who happened to have a couple of cameras.
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    Default Re: Starhub: "Who needs a DSLR when you've got today's smartphone cameras? "

    Quote Originally Posted by kei1309 View Post
    They will be known as phonographers
    A new generation of Edison Chen is born:


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    Quote Originally Posted by ed9119 View Post
    maybe we should promote "Who needs Starhub when we have Youtube "
    Also, "Who needs Apple when you have Android"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sion View Post
    A new generation of Edison Chen is born:

    I think Edison will upgrade to a pro DSLR, 1DX or D4. It will make him feel more like a pro porn photographer.

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