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Re: Choosing the Right Camera System
« Reply #180 on: November 09, 2014, 05:09:37 am »

I love it! So much to get out of this one.
Do you use any walk around zoom with the D750?

Thanks, it was a fun moment.

Most of the time I pair it with a bright prime, typically Sigma 35mm f1.4 or, lile yesterday, 85mm f1.4. The f1.8 zooms would be a more logical match size wise though.

No, the only 2 zooms I still own are the 14-24 and 70-200 f4.

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Re: Choosing the Right Camera System
« Reply #181 on: November 18, 2014, 04:31:19 pm »

Well, talented photographer can clearly produce winning images with basically any camera. Besides, the more "creative" your work is, the less relevant the technical aspects.
Not necessarily true if your 'vision' requires technical precision and even creatives need to master technique.
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Re: Choosing the Right Camera System
« Reply #182 on: November 18, 2014, 04:45:43 pm »

In defence of Bernards post - not that he needs defending by me, I don't think he was having a go at people buying or owning expensive gear.  What Bernard seemed to be saying to me is that he finds it odd that anyone would be 'proud' of their camera.  And I happen to feel the same.  It's what you do with it that counts.  I remember buying a pair of Ray Ban sunglasses about 20 years ago.  The first thing I did was carefully scrape away the logo that was painted onto one of the lenses.  I wanted the quality that I perceived they offered without feeling the need to say to everyone "hey - I can afford a pair of Ray Bans".  Nothing irritates more than it being assumed that the reason I can make good photo's is that I have an expensive camera.
Similarly I used to cut labels off clothing and I avoid clothing that displays it's brand up front and centre. Clothing should look good for itself, not the logo on it. My view is that if companies want me to advertise their name, they should pay me for it and certainly not the other way around.

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If anyone wants to feel proud of their camera that's fine by me.  Perhaps it why I prefer cycling to having a flash car.  The bicycle speaks of what I personally can do - it is propelled by me.  The flash car just needs a hefty boot on the accelerator!
Indeed, though car drivers also can get really annoyed as bikes are much faster than cars around town and it makes a mockery of the large sums of money they spent on that fast car. Not that people don't spend large sums on their bikes too.
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Re: Choosing the Right Camera System
« Reply #183 on: November 18, 2014, 04:50:00 pm »

Btw, another one captured with the D750 yesterday. It isn't that great technically, but I somehow like it.
And yet it is your most interesting image.   :)
Though I think a bit more tweaking of image would elevate it further.
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Re: Choosing the Right Camera System
« Reply #184 on: November 19, 2014, 02:44:16 am »

And yet is your most interesting image.   :)
Though I think a bit more tweaking of image would elevate it further.

Glad to read that this image matches your preferences.

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Re: Choosing the Right Camera System
« Reply #185 on: November 19, 2014, 09:36:59 am »

Glad to read that this image matches your preferences.
What are my preferences then?
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Re: Choosing the Right Camera System
« Reply #186 on: November 19, 2014, 01:08:11 pm »

What are my preferences then?

Those of an educated and humble man who deeply believes in the value of civility in human dealings?

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Re: Choosing the Right Camera System
« Reply #187 on: November 19, 2014, 07:27:36 pm »

Those of an educated and humble man who deeply believes in the value of civility in human dealings?
Almost, you forgot to mention biscuits.  ;D
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