View Poll Results: Entry level equiment are use only by newbie

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Thread: Does the equipment you use determine if you are a newbie?

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    Default Re: Does the equiment you use determine if you are a newbie?

    And all these add to the difference between taking pictures and photography.

    Anyone can take pictures, but not all can do photography.

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    Default Re: Does the equiment you use determine if you are a newbie?

    seasoned photographers may own P&S cameras too.It does not make them any less experienced, just smarter in that they keep their gear aside for work.
    We live in an age when unnecessary things are our only necessities. - Oscar Wilde

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    Default Re: Does the equiment you use determine if you are a newbie?

    so if i use a yashica-b (i know it is an old classic but it still working!) to take my family photo... does it mean i am newbie?

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    that is probably one of the most stupidiest vote and question i ever heard.... So you never ever took a picture, you shelf out $50'000 for a Hasselblad system and voila you are a professional photographer.... Or you have taken photos for 20years, taken part in numerous competitions, won awards, today you use a point-and-shoot camera and ups you have become a newbie....
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    i think this is a problem in this country especially.. this notion that quality of equipment = quality of photographer.

    im quite sure, if you could divide all the relevant threads in all these forums between discussions on equipment and discussions as to how to be a better photographer or photoraphy itself, the former will easily dwarf the latter.

    so in a way, it elevates the important of equipment to somewhat artificial levels.

    sure, there are many reasoned voices here saying.. its all about whats behind the camera.. but even some of those, cant resist the lure of the newest and latest lens..

    so because of this, i think, whilst there are no doubt very good professional phtographers who do use entry level cameras, i would say from my experience that these are the exception..

    most pro photographers ive seen (and even quite a lot of amateur photographers) seem to never be lacking the in equipment stakes.

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    To me its all a matter of $$$

    1D = Rich
    PnS = Poor

    but

    1D+poor pics = Lan photographer
    1D+good pics = Good and Rich photographer
    PnS+poor pics = Very lan yet Very poor photographer
    PnS+good pics = Very Pro Photographer

    Just my 5 cents worth, but money makes the world go round.

    Equipment does not determine how pro a photographer is, but it certainly determines how rich you are. If equipment can determine if you are a newbie, then all the rich man on earth must be the pros.

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    well i wonder how do those professionals react when they see a prosumer camera'ist shooting event photography (me)

    i guess it's all in the mind really. i don't think i'm a newbie myself(not a professional either), i've since improved since the first time i shot at random with my camera, but if a professional think's i'm a newbie, then so be it...

    as such is singapore. abit hard to find people who appreciate photography(-equipment) and photography(+equipment). Most people would first ask you what body/lens you're using

    you can't please everybody, but at best, please yourself. if you know you're not a newbie at photography, then its good for you

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    equipments used only determine if one is rich anot...........

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    Default Re: Does the equiment you use determine if you are a newbie?

    Does the pen you use determine how well you can write?

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    Default Re: Does the equiment you use determine if you are a newbie?

    Saying DSLR = better photographer is like saying Ferrari or Rolls-Royce drivers are the best drivers in the world.

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    Quote Originally Posted by redstone View Post
    Saying DSLR = better photographer is like saying Ferrari or Rolls-Royce drivers are the best drivers in the world.
    Err..... Incidentally, drivers for Royce are specially qualified, so technically they are "professionals"; driving for a living. Similarly, owners of the Ferraris are also required to attend classes to train to handle the powderful monsters, so technically, they would be better behind thoses wheels than you and me. And (sadly), they are "better" if not "best" drivers. Wrong example.

    Maybe should say Tuscani, MRX, Boxers?? etc..

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    Default Re: Does the equiment you use determine if you are a newbie?

    I mean personal car, not as chauffeur... Paiseh, forget it.

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    old birds use high end equipment because they need it
    old birds use low end equipment because it satisfy their needs
    newbies use high end equipment because they want to hide their amateur skills
    newbies use low end equipment because it satisfy their needs

    eh.... how to vote ah?

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    Default Re: Does the equipment you use determine if you are a newbie?

    i using kit lens of a 350d so i am a noob?mabi for the time being...
    IMHO
    u cannot buy skills.
    equipment has its limitations.
    if the equipment limits are above yours.
    then its gd enough for u....

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