why do you upgrade your gears?

why do you upgrade your gears?


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boost the ego by having more powerful camera body and longer lens. :devil:
 

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boost the ego by having more powerful camera body and longer lens. :devil:
and better bokeh also :bsmilie: lololol jk

but on a serious note, i upgrade for event photography needs. it's easy for me cos i prefer to shoot people.

people >> nature >> still life >> macrography :what:
 

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most of the time is cuz client not happy with old gear.. o_O""
 

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unlike film bodies,
digital body went obsolete so fast with a few yr
e.g canon D30 and D60 nikon D2h,D2x
so I think it up to individual as long as they kept their bank acc healthy and had a job to sustain this hobby
and it within their means/budget to upgrade why not?
likewise some people can't shoot better pics with better camera also doesn't mean those people with older cameras can shoot better.
so a person who spend to upgrade doesn't necessary meant it a bad thing...
selling yr old gear now and buying it back later when u missed it is a lot better than keeping it and seeing it value dropped to the point that u unwilling to sell and nobody want it
 

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another reason is change of subject. Last time shoot XMM, use 85mm. Change to shoot birds, still expect to use 85mm meh => change to 850mm better. :bsmilie: After bought 850mm, no money, switch to shoot weddings, buy wide angle lens. Get bored, change to macro, buy lens again. :bsmilie:

Lastly, got babies, stop photography and change to videography. :angel:
 

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unlike film bodies,
digital body went obsolete so fast with a few yr
e.g canon D30 and D60 nikon D2h,D2x
so I think it up to individual as long as they kept their bank acc healthy and had a job to sustain this hobby
and it within their means/budget to upgrade why not?
likewise some people can't shoot better pics with better camera also doesn't mean those people with older cameras can shoot better.
so a person who spend to upgrade doesn't necessary meant it a bad thing...
selling yr old gear now and buying it back later when u missed it is a lot better than keeping it and seeing it value dropped to the point that u unwilling to sell and nobody want it
let me cllarify this, i am not bashing people who wants to upgrade, its their money, nothing to do with me.;)

may i know what is obsolete? is it the moment a newer camera comes into market, it suddenly becomes a bad camera, obsolete, cant produce good photos anymore.....?

i dont understand ur statement herer
"likewise some people can't shoot better pics with better camera also doesn't mean those people with older cameras can shoot better."

if even after upgrading they cant take better photos, of cause staying with their current gears they either maintain the std or in long run, or, with more practice, expt, reading, looking etc, they can ups their level, till the stage they feel they outgrow their gears.
 

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let me cllarify this, i am not bashing people who wants to upgrade, its their money, nothing to do with me.;)

may i know what is obsolete? is it the moment a newer camera comes into market, it suddenly becomes a bad camera, obsolete, cant produce good photos anymore.....?

i dont understand ur statement herer
"likewise some people can't shoot better pics with better camera also doesn't mean those people with older cameras can shoot better."

if even after upgrading they cant take better photos, of cause staying with their current gears they either maintain the std or in long run, or, with more practice, expt, reading, looking etc, they can ups their level, till the stage they feel they outgrow their gears.
That why i said SOME...not all.
I had meet people who scoff at the upgraders who change gears regularly but nevertheless their work also cmi,likewise also had seen fantastic works of those using only simple gear.
 

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let me cllarify this, i am not bashing people who wants to upgrade, its their money, nothing to do with me.;)

may i know what is obsolete? is it the moment a newer camera comes into market, it suddenly becomes a bad camera, obsolete, cant produce good photos anymore.....?

i dont understand ur statement herer
"likewise some people can't shoot better pics with better camera also doesn't mean those people with older cameras can shoot better."

if even after upgrading they cant take better photos, of cause staying with their current gears they either maintain the std or in long run, or, with more practice, expt, reading, looking etc, they can ups their level, till the stage they feel they outgrow their gears.
Obsolete = my new state-of-the-art computer can no longer process a 6 megapixel photos. It only accept fullframe 21 megapixel photos in order not to underutilized it. :bsmilie:
 

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That why i said SOME...not all.
I had meet people who scoff at the upgraders who change gears regularly but nevertheless their work also cmi,likewise also had seen fantastic works of those using only simple gear.
So only when skills improve then can justify upgrading of gears? :bigeyes:

If buy new gears and photos still s u c k, better graffer the model number
 

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That why i said SOME...not all.
I had meet people who scoff at the upgraders who change gears regularly but nevertheless their work also cmi,likewise also had seen fantastic works of those using only simple gear.
maybe they are people like me, who feels upgrading camera still our photos cmi:sweatsm::sweatsm:

we meant well lar, just pointing out facts of live and hope they save $$, especially now economy so bad. and we dont force them not to upgrade lay.
 

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So only when skills improve then can justify upgrading of gears? :bigeyes:

If buy new gears and photos still s u c k, better graffer the model number
no lar, it is hobby, do whatever makes you happy lar. thats what hobby should be mah. why get stressed out over a hobby?:bsmilie::bsmilie:
 

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maybe they are people like me, who feels upgrading camera still our photos cmi:sweatsm::sweatsm:
In that case, you should analyse your upgrade. Maybe upgrade not enough. Should buy until your skills are good. :devil:
 

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