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    Default Ken Rockwell's Why Your Camera Does Not Matter

    Buying newer cameras will ensure you get the same results you always have. Education is the way to better images, not more cameras.

    Don't presume the most expensive gear is the best. Having too much camera equipment is the best way to get the worst photos.

    http://www.kenrockwell.com/tech/notcamera.htm

    I rarely post such stuff here but i came across this while surfing the net out of boredom..

    Good reminder that its we ourselves that matter, so for all those who "Buy buy buy"..
    this article will probaby save u some money.

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    no offence but i have to disagree flat.

    having better equipment really makes u shoot better

    this is based on my experiences. yours may vary.
    cheers

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    To paraphrase someone else on the World Wide Web.

    I find Ken Rockwell's site to be a valuable resource.




    Whatever he says, I do the opposite.




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    To be fair to him, he does make interesting insights into certain aspects of photography, but u will have to take it with a generous pinch of salt...

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    Default well....response response....you will get tonnes!!!!

    ANyway.....

    I personally went to one of his biweekly photography club meetings while i was in states and really saw with my own eyes ..... photos taken by him and his club members. Very good and nice. At least i've seen those on the web from his work and see them live so have my own experiences to say that what he's a good photographer - and a teacher too.

    He organises travel photography trips - he's based in San Diego.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jed
    To paraphrase someone else on the World Wide Web.

    I find Ken Rockwell's site to be a valuable resource.

    Whatever he says, I do the opposite.

    Ahh the dreaded "Yellow Pages" of Ken Rockwell (censored) extrodinaire... Believe his reviews at your own peril.
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    Quote Originally Posted by clive
    no offence but i have to disagree flat.

    having better equipment really makes u shoot better

    this is based on my experiences. yours may vary.
    cheers
    If you are good to begin with, good equipment make you a better photographer. Otherwise, it doesn't really matter.

    Regards
    CK

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    Camera does not matter?

    Does that mean I can buy those cheapo digital camera with fixed lens with no shutter priority controls and still able to take good pictures at night with a tripod?

    I still believe the camera is still an important factor in photography.

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    I think he is always trying to stress that creativity is more important that equipment...isn't it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ckiang
    If you are good to begin with, good equipment make you a better photographer. Otherwise, it doesn't really matter.

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    ken rockwell garang-ness maximus

    but i salute him for being able to find time to do proper testing n all that which 99 out of 100 times i cant be bothered to do so

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    I think what he trying to mean is that: -
    even if a 'bua-kan' driver drive a McLaren sportcar he can't even complete with a Proto Saga...
    And most prob. he is too sick to see so many photographers took so much attention to their gears rather than photography.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nikonian Foo
    I think he is always trying to stress that creativity is more important that equipment...isn't it?
    i agree with u ... i always believe a good camera doesn't mean u can shoot good picture ... but it does give u the flexibilty and options to play with so u can explore your limit of creativity. A lousy point and shoot camera maybe doesn't let u take good night shots, but maybe u can play with composition and produce good nice shots for the day ?



    Quote Originally Posted by yaoxing
    Camera does not matter?

    Does that mean I can buy those cheapo digital camera with fixed lens with no shutter priority controls and still able to take good pictures at night with a tripod?

    I still believe the camera is still an important factor in photography.

    <QUOTE STARTS>
    The advantage of modern equipment is convenience, NOT image quality. Go look at the B/W images in my Death Valley Gallery. Look sharp to you? They were made on a 50 year old fixed-focus, fixed exposure box camera for which I paid $3. This camera is more primitive than today's disposables.
    <QUOTE ENDS>

    altho in general i agree with him ... but i do believe modern equipment improves picture quality ... the advance technology of lens etc ...

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