Perhaps we should all take a step back and take note of the title of this thread and read it as it is?
I wonder how many of the critiques here would dare to post any of their images larger than 658p or 15" prints with no post processing? I mean I'm sure there are a few but only a few...
/the Aptus-II 12 snapper
Oh, you're still here ?
As for the images posted in the original post, thanks for those, gives me an impression of what the capabilities of the A12 could be like.
As for post processing - personally, I don't care what the raw file or processed 16bit looks like, as long it is sharp, detailed, and as free of issues as possible .
Just as I regarded film.
There are different needs for different users.
My point entirely.
That's why labeling an 80MP digital back a gadget, and to ramble about MP-race and such nonsense, is ignorant at best.
Contrary to popular belief, photographers who spend 30k or so on a product like this, usually know very well what they are doing and why.
But the fact is I assist on a daily basis 2 star photographers and that means, huge production, international top models, big team, big brands etc...so I'm pretty much aware of what the workflow means beleive me and if you want to know who are they, I will be pleased to send you a personal message.
You are in a good place then.
When I write things here (with my more than unperfect english I admit), it is not to criticize for criticizing. But I'm asking myself the same question about who's who, and who's advices are coming from a deep understanding of what the real work is, at least in the commercial photography and specially fashion (the area that I know), because it seems that we don't see the same things.
Your English is at least as good as mine .
As for advice - there is no magic bullet.
And without experience, it's difficult to fully understand what seasoned pros like some of the posters here are sharing .
I know this sounds arrogant, but there you go .
Also the gearmania, yes this forum is extremely usefull. Probably the best place to be on the internet for tech and gear. This is indeed a very powerfull exchange tool. But I never heard any real artist being obsess with gear, never in my all life. I was talking about when things reach the obsession, and I thing it happens quite a lot over the internet. Not of course about the healphy interest to talk and share about gear techs and specs.
What I think is, the only people obsessed
with certain gear are the ones who have no idea what it is made for, let alone are using it .
Every time I read the phrase 'it's the artist, not the gear, stupid'
, I know there is nothing to learn from the person writing this.
The gear discussion you read about here, it's just the tip of the iceberg - and it's got bugger all to do with creativity , that's a whole different topic.
Tether, no tether, it's not a matter worth discussing; horses for courses.