Oh yes, I agree with you in those circumstances. But if you take a specialist areas out of it (sport and wildlife being the main two) then there are not a lot.Originally posted by StreetShooter
Do you really think you could take your nature shots or your football shots with a Pentax point and shoot camera?
It may not matter for street photography, but it does for the kind of pictures you take, the kind which are "professional".
Remember I take a lot of my sports shots with a manual lens. With a camera that only does 3fps, and on manual exposure. Believe me I've used manual SLR's so much, I could easily thumb advance as fast as that practically. So I could do exactly the same with a humble FE. And I fare not significantly worse than my fellow pros next to me with 1Ds and L lenses.
And I'd also like to think that, given the same equipment as the other, I can take better pictures than a good number of other photographers because of my experience, and if it must be included, technical knowledge and grounding in the fundamentals.
And at any rate, Langzi/Camera1001 were only targeting their assault at non-professionals.