The Cost of Photographic Equipment

Discussion in 'Philosophy of Photography' started by soundimageplus, Jul 15, 2010.

  1. soundimageplus

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    It must not be too early somewhere for me to offer you :drinks:!
     
  3. Djarum

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    Wow, the irony in this thread. There was almost an identical one on an astronomy forum. Just enter "Telescope" where there is the word "camera".

    I have the mindset that if you only own one camera, its the best camera you can use. If you own more than one camera, the best camera is the one you use most often.

    In my own experience, quality(or performance) vs value is extremely logirithmic. Paying much much more for very little increases in quality.

    If someone owns a leica and enjoys shooting with it, I say fantastic. If someone owns a 100 dollar point and shoot and is willing to work hard to get quality images, also fantastic.
     
  4. Amin Sabet

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    I was reminded of a post by Ken Rockwell: http://www.kenrockwell.com/tech/how-to-afford-anything.htm

    Some folks don't like Ken. Some of what he writes is silly, but I like his blog - there's some good info there, and his writing style isn't bad.

    He's also a genius at getting highly ranked in Google. I don't know how he does it, but he ought to write a book about that!
     
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  5. Ray52

    Ray52 New to SC S.C. Charter Member

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    Couldn't agree more, especially with point 15, but sometimes, just sometimes the secondhand Samsung might be the best tool for the job. No, no, that can't be right.
     
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  6. aznick

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    I think I need a Leica.
     
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    :biggrin:
     
  8. sonomichele

    sonomichele SC Regular S.C. Charter Member

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    I think I need a red ferrari...
     
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  9. arpoador

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    Living in a city, I would prefer the Leica :)
     
  10. soundimageplus

    soundimageplus SC Top Veteran S.C. Charter Member

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    Why not the Leica and the Ferrari?