New photogs sure have it better than we did.

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  1. IronMaskDuval

    IronMaskDuval Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    I was going through used bodies today and realized that new photogs are really spoiled, particularly in the mirrorless department since they can get exceptional gear at little cost. Older generation Sony, Fuji, and Oly bodies can be had for so cheap. I just saw an XT1 for $400 and a6000 for $300. That's an insane IQ that can be had for such little prices these days. Heck, even a great condition a7 comes in at $700, letting people into full frame cheaper than ever before considering how great the a7 was/is despite its quirks.

    Just sayin.


     
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    Braineack Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    same can be said for almost any technology. this is why capitalism is awesome.
     
  3. beagle100

    beagle100 No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    yes, 'insane' crazy IQ in mirrorless cameras at cheap prices, ... exceptional gear at little cost .. we are indeed spoiled
    capitalism is so awesome (for new and old photogs)
    www.flickr.com/photos/mmirrorless
     
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    jeffW TPF Noob!

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    Who cares about equipment. When I visit the folks now, I never see the animals we use to always see. Last time I saw a herd of elk was three years ago backpacking, now there are houses everywhere. There are No Trespassing Signs everywhere! and the thought of getting to an alpine lake without three other parties is unheard of.

    Here in DC I am almost guaranteed a confrontation with a security guard if I set up a tripod. I have had so many people tell me that it's illegal for me to take pictures wherever I'm at!?! I'm on a Sidewalk. There are security cameras and tourists with iPhones everywhere. I've had the FBI swarm me once and detain me another time (sidewalk of DC) I've watched two pelican cases of gear empty out onto an airport conveyor belt because the tsa didn't replace the locks.

    Every subject matter has become cliche, and devalued. Photoshop has made our value of seeing the scene distorted - only saturated perfect compositions are allowed.

    Yes I'm playing Devils advocate as I understand carrying my mirrorless is a lot nicer than my Linhof but still I feel today's advancements seem to be skewed towards commercialism. While we gain new camera bodies we lose National Park lands and a society that sees photography as an instrument for terrorism or just another dose of vanity.

    And on a lighter note :02.47-tranquillity::abnormal::culpability:

    Happy New Year :drunken_smilie:
     
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    joecrumley2 TPF Noob!

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    I'm with Jeff,

    The future sometimes scares me. Away we go in hopes we can preserve our planet. This country is moving in the right direction with conservation and I'm giving a thumbs up. I'm still hand processing my film but the days of printing are history. For me the silver image is hard to beat but that has to be sent out.
     
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    I shoot weddings so from time to time I would see guests with 5DM3's and L lenses. One brought several including 24-70 and 70-200. I love them. They make my photos look amazing!! :D
     
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    ac12 No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    EXPENSIVE PRO gear = awesome photos ... right ;)
     

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