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J.R.

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Irritating photography advice
« on: October 07, 2013, 10:13:24 AM »
I get irritated when I am told that -

1. f/4 lenses are all you need - f/2.8 or faster is just a waste of money;
2. hobbyists don't need two camera bodies - one is all that you require;
3. you no longer need a tripod - the high ISO performance takes care of everything;
4. you no longer need graduated filters;
5. anyone with too much gear is a collector and not a photographer;
6. you don't need to spend $$$ on good quality filters - any cheap filter will do the same job, equally good;
7. you can shoot a wedding with an iPhone;
8. a camera is all about the sensor;
9. more MP = better photos;
10. anyone shooting in TV/AV mode doesn't understand how to expose correctly;
11. Auto-ISO is for noobs

I got three from the above list earlier today ... grrr!

Anything that I have missed?

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Irritating photography advice
« on: October 07, 2013, 10:13:24 AM »

jdramirez

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Re: Irritating photography advice
« Reply #1 on: October 07, 2013, 10:32:36 AM »
 you need a full frame...

 my 9  year old daughter took some shots with an xti  and a 85mm f1.8  that could have easily have come from my mkiii. 
Upgrade  path.->means the former was sold for the latter.

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Re: Irritating photography advice
« Reply #2 on: October 07, 2013, 10:32:55 AM »
100% of the previous statements are lies.

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Re: Irritating photography advice
« Reply #3 on: October 07, 2013, 10:33:33 AM »
Not that I can immediately think of.  Pretty holistic list.  Maybe something about the only flash you need is the one built into the camera and flash guns add no extra value, just cost?

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Re: Irritating photography advice
« Reply #4 on: October 07, 2013, 10:34:59 AM »
When someone says enhancing/post-processing images is cheating.  :o ::)
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Re: Irritating photography advice
« Reply #5 on: October 07, 2013, 10:40:02 AM »
 how about,  you need a carbon fiber tripod which cost hundreds of dollars...  and the 20  dollar one I  have that works perfectly fine is  crud. 
Upgrade  path.->means the former was sold for the latter.

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Re: Irritating photography advice
« Reply #6 on: October 07, 2013, 10:43:00 AM »
I get irritated when I am told that -

1. f/4 lenses are all you need - f/2.8 or faster is just a waste of money;
2. hobbyists don't need two camera bodies - one is all that you require;
3. you no longer need a tripod - the high ISO performance takes care of everything;
4. you no longer need graduated filters;
5. anyone with too much gear is a collector and not a photographer;
6. you don't need to spend $$$ on good quality filters - any cheap filter will do the same job, equally good;
7. you can shoot a wedding with an iPhone;
8. a camera is all about the sensor;
9. more MP = better photos;
10. anyone shooting in TV/AV mode doesn't understand how to expose correctly;
11. Auto-ISO is for noobs

I got three from the above list earlier today ... grrr!

Anything that I have missed?

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Re: Irritating photography advice
« Reply #6 on: October 07, 2013, 10:43:00 AM »

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Re: Irritating photography advice
« Reply #7 on: October 07, 2013, 10:44:43 AM »
When I'm told with extreme confidence that there's something that I need to do from someone who's pictures are profoundly worse than mine.
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Re: Irritating photography advice
« Reply #8 on: October 07, 2013, 10:46:33 AM »
When I'm told with extreme confidence that there's something that I need to do from someone who's pictures are profoundly worse than mine.
yeah,  that's like getting a golf tip in the middle of your back swing...  from  Charles  Barkley.
Upgrade  path.->means the former was sold for the latter.

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Re: Irritating photography advice
« Reply #9 on: October 07, 2013, 10:49:45 AM »
"The solution to all your problems is a well preserved 5D Mark I"  :((if it still exists at all). ::)
« Last Edit: October 07, 2013, 10:52:44 AM by ajfotofilmagem »

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Re: Irritating photography advice
« Reply #10 on: October 07, 2013, 10:50:35 AM »
I get irritated when I am told that -

1. f/4 lenses are all you need - f/2.8 or faster is just a waste of money;
2. hobbyists don't need two camera bodies - one is all that you require;
3. you no longer need a tripod - the high ISO performance takes care of everything;
4. you no longer need graduated filters;
5. anyone with too much gear is a collector and not a photographer;
6. you don't need to spend $$$ on good quality filters - any cheap filter will do the same job, equally good;
7. you can shoot a wedding with an iPhone;
8. a camera is all about the sensor;
9. more MP = better photos;
10. anyone shooting in TV/AV mode doesn't understand how to expose correctly;
11. Auto-ISO is for noobs

I got three from the above list earlier today ... grrr!

Anything that I have missed?

What a topic to start the Monday J.R  ;D

Bad weekend?
« Last Edit: October 07, 2013, 10:52:12 AM by Dylan777 »
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Re: Irritating photography advice
« Reply #11 on: October 07, 2013, 10:51:22 AM »
Everything needs IS... the 135L needs IS and is worthless without it.

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Re: Irritating photography advice
« Reply #12 on: October 07, 2013, 11:10:48 AM »
most of them sound like advices from KR.

especially the f4 and tripod ones carry his bullS___ trademark.

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Re: Irritating photography advice
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Re: Irritating photography advice
« Reply #13 on: October 07, 2013, 11:13:20 AM »
Free advice is usually worth every penny.
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Re: Irritating photography advice
« Reply #14 on: October 07, 2013, 11:27:04 AM »
The funniest one I ever heard wasn't towards me, but a friend that's a professional photographer.

He was knee deep in a stream taking some long exposures of a waterfall, tripod, 10 stop ND, etc... and some older gentleman came down to the waters edge to tell him that he'll never be a professional photographer if he keeps using a tripod.

Lol, what?

At that point all you can do is smile and nod.

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Re: Irritating photography advice
« Reply #14 on: October 07, 2013, 11:27:04 AM »