Third Party Manufacturers / Re: National Geographic photographer Bob Krist explains why he moved to Sony« on: October 15, 2014, 02:43:38 PM »
This is what I don't understand about the photography "community".+1000
Some guy decides to switch camera companies. He is not saying that his previous camera sucked, nor is he saying that he thinks that every other photographer needs to follow his lead. He simply made a choice.
But, when the story is posted, look at the defensive (and sometimes offensive) posts.
Who cares if this person switches camera systems? Clearly it was the right decision for him
Equally clear is that his reasons should have no influence on anyone else's decision to stay or move.
No one here can say that his reasons for switching are wrong for him.
So he switched to another manufacturer. Good for him. I wish him the best of luck and I hope that his new system makes him happy.
So why did some people feel it was appropriate, or even helpful, to attack his photography?
It just does not make sense.
If company X made camera model Y that was better than every other camera for every possible reason, then that would be the only camera that people would select. until someone invents a camera that meets a multitude of conflicting requirements, people will choose what works best for their criteria.... and to those people I say "Go for it!"
+1000 to you both.
These are just tools that we use to make image. Some tools are better at certain things than others. The systems that these tools exist in also have a great impact on their use.
This guy decided to switch tools for reasons that are important to him. Maybe these reasons are not important to anyone else. Maybe they are important to a lot of people. Good for him. He didn't sit around complaining about one brand or another, he just switched.
There is no perfect camera/system out there. There are cameras and systems that work better for individual users. There's no reason to take it as an insult that someone has found a new tool that they like.
I'm very happy with the tools that I use. Maybe at some point I will become less satisfied and look elsewhere, or be lured by some other system for some specific reason. That doesn't seem like something that should make others angry or hurt.