What camera to buy?


mabmy

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Hi eveyone. Found this interesting video on youtube. For newbies and people who are very brand conscious, this video will bring you back down to the basics of photography. Watch this and think again if expensive cameras equals to very good pictures. The comment made abt 4/3 may offend some though.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TOoGjtSy7xY&feature=player_embedded#!

Enjoy and i hope we all have learned something important today.:)
 

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Hi eveyone. Found this interesting video on youtube. For newbies and people who are very brand conscious, this video will bring you back down to the basics of photography. Watch this and think again if expensive cameras equals to very good pictures. The comment made abt 4/3 may offend some though.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TOoGjtSy7xY&feature=player_embedded#!

Enjoy and i hope we all have learned something important today.:)
Interesting video.

But don't forget this video is debating in the context of studio fashion shoots. All the lights he used were deciding factors, although not the camera (or iPhone rather).
 

mabmy

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Well from my understanding, it is also trying to say that equipment does not really matter that much. As long as there is light, its always possible to capture an image. The rest still goes to post processing. :)
 

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daredevil123

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Well from my understanding, it is also trying to say that equipment does not really matter that much. As long as there is light, its always possible to capture an image. The rest still goes to post processing. :)
Yes. In good light, most cameras are very capable. But the question is, what if the light is not good? In the end it is all about needs. If one needs to shoot in low light, a good high ISO performer is key. But I do admit, many people buy equipment based on specs, but not matching those specs to needs. And many people under utilize their equipment, me included.
 

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Nice youtube video that make things possible. But I think the preparation equipment and lighting cost more then your camera. You don need good camera but good lighting. Lighting require knowledge and skills. To be honest who will carry all this lighting in low light area photo shooting along Orchard road during Christmas maybe with iphone 4 "5MP" :bsmilie: :bsmilie: :bsmilie:
 

mabmy

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Well the guy who made the video actually commented that the lighting setup is much cheaper then a D700 with a kit lens. Also the purpose of this video is just to show that any camera can give you nice pictures if you do it right. Doesn't mean only a certain brand is good. Given a chance, even a "lousy" camera can shoot wonderful pictures as shown. Look at bro naimeh gallery shot with a pentax and bro andrewine gallery shot with an entry level oly. :)
 

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daredevil123

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In the end it is all about improvising la.

You can buy a bunch of reading lights, or cheapo flourescent tubes and once you get your WB done properly, you can still shoot.
 

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But I do admit, many people buy equipment based on specs, but not matching those specs to needs. And many people under utilize their equipment, me included.
de javu ? :) for mid-to-pro range of dslr, scene modes can throw away(they use Av, Tv, M). white balance presets also can throw away (ppl shoot raw right?)
 

hori

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de javu ? :) for mid-to-pro range of dslr, scene modes can throw away(they use Av, Tv, M). white balance presets also can throw away (ppl shoot raw right?)
White balance presets are still useful especially in events photography where you can move in and out of an indoor area into an outdoor area. Furthermore, you may need to edit a significant number of photos, getting AWB, though not perfectly accurate, is still useful.
 

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