Author Topic: "You must have a good camera"  (Read 1217 times)

Jaded

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"You must have a good camera"
« on: November 13, 2008, 06:37:55 pm »
I lose count of how many times people say that when looking at my pics.

The implication being that to get a properly exposed, focussed and composed picture taken at precisely the right time you need a 'good camera', I suppose?
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Re: "You must have a good camera"
« Reply #1 on: November 13, 2008, 06:40:58 pm »
The standard response is, "Well, Leonardo da Vinci had a good paintbrush".
Never tell me the odds.

Re: "You must have a good camera"
« Reply #2 on: November 13, 2008, 06:45:57 pm »
Before I had it stolen, my standard response was, "yeah, it cost about 2 grand". >:(

Re: "You must have a good camera"
« Reply #3 on: November 13, 2008, 06:49:31 pm »
Before I had it stolen, my standard response was, "yeah, it cost about 2 grand". >:(

And when you had it stolen, the response to the insurance company was " yeah, it cost about 3 grand "  ;D

Re: "You must have a good camera"
« Reply #4 on: November 13, 2008, 06:51:14 pm »
ahem, it's wasn't insured. :'(

The kit I would now like does cost 3 grand. I don't have 3 grand.

Going back to 35mm film for a bit.

[edit] getting back to the OP, a good camera certainly won't make a good photographer, but a good photographer should be able to get results even with mediocre equipment.

tonycollinet

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Re: "You must have a good camera"
« Reply #5 on: November 13, 2008, 07:31:03 pm »
Pick on something they do well and blame it on their tools

"You cook good food - you must have good pots"

Jaded

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Re: "You must have a good camera"
« Reply #6 on: November 13, 2008, 07:35:13 pm »
 ;D ;D ;D  I like that!


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Rob S

Re: "You must have a good camera"
« Reply #7 on: November 13, 2008, 07:43:15 pm »
I guess it's just the first thing that pops in to people's heads....like when you say you are a keen cyclist and they go 'oh.........how many gears does your bike have?' rather than 'oh.......where do you like to ride to?'

Having said that it depends on the picture got that comment. If you showed me a pic that you took mid-ride on a sunny day in a forest and it didn't have horrid CAs in the branches I'd probably say the same thing!! ;D