Look um, this is long. I'm sorry, I don't feel like editing it down. Read this line, then the bottom paragraph, then go on to the next post.
I'm as relaxed as any of you. I'm just too verbal! I'm not afraid of a video-only lens, nor do I see that coming. It's really not even a big deal to me, I just like to converse and debate stuff like this. I go off on tangents. My bad. I don't even have plans to buy the non-IS version. It's overpriced...even if it is "best".
I'm not saying someone has to buy a C100 to do pro work, but a better tool can and will yield better results, in the right hands. I simply question the logic of (perhaps more established) wedding pros who would spend the coin on a fleet of DSLR's and ignore a "bottom of the line" cinema camera. That was really what I was getting at. And they sure seem to be doing that. I personally am intrigued by these cameras, and the fact that they keep falling in price. And that Canon is one of the leaders of the charge. And, a film education could be the ticket to becoming very successful. Or it couldn't. But at least you wouldn't be trying to reinvent the wheel, so to speak. So much of the photo and video fields is arbitrary and whimsical...One person's "cool" is another's "played-out". And there's just too damn many photographers nowadays!
Hey, I am not a big time, world class stills photographer either...and I am not just starting out. I have a lowly fine art education. It's not exactly proven valuable to me, so far anyway. It's partly my own fault, though. I'm not against people who are beginning their career. I wish them well. But I do see a pervasive mindset that is too narrow, especially among younger people, that DSLR's for video, is the ultimate creative exercise...which I disagree with. (Almost like making music videos and posting them on youtube, is like Hillary's first summit of Everest or something. They think they were the first to ever do something like that.) I don't care if this mindset has been specifically stated in this thread. It's something I have gathered from all I have read, and from all the people I have talked to, and some of the work I've seen, over the last few years.
A forum poster's thoughts on a subject, certainly need not be limited to direct quotes from previous posters! You just took it personally that I was singling you out, when I wasn't. I was saying it seems pervasive. I don't claim to be all-knowing, I'm just voicing my own (I say, somewhat informed-but not perfect) opinion...and no one has been able to convince me I'm wrong. Sure, I can judge people harshly at times, or make snap judgements, just as they have me. That's life. And hey, I don't exactly enjoy weddings...or couples...haha. We all have our biases. I'm an angry guy in the belltower when it comes to weddings! Maybe you have the right idea...a wedding isn't worthy of a cinema camera! I've never had my own wedding...maybe someday I'll compensate for that by becoming a bigomist or something? Obviously I have a personality for success there! Most married people I know, either tell me I made the smart choice...or else it becomes apparent that I did when I see them together! :-D
Hey, at least those of you who do weddings, are making a profit, and making the customer happy.
Let's all just make an action movie or something? Maybe a drama in 3D? It could feature teenage vampire superheros with huge neck tattoos, armed with crossbows and hammers...who ride a steam train to school...in Narnia. The train's conductor is Keith Richards...below his torso, his body is that of a snow leopard. The kids form a hip hop dance group on the way. Then one of the female cast, derides another one (the hotter one), then cries about it for 15 minutes. At the end of act two, the train gets ambushed by mutant android ewoks with serious issues, wearing jetpacks. After much mayhem, Dr. Drew makes them all sit down and endure a circle of shame. The End. with Narration by: Arrianna Huffington and Groundskeeper Willie...Don't laugh, it could be a contender at Sundance!!