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General Photography Banter Thread

Discussion in 'Photography & Video' started by csimpson, Dec 16, 2009.

  1. Modafroman

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  2. CapnBloodbeard

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    Oh dear.

    I went to a wedding last weekend - I wanted to scream when I saw how many great 'moment' shots of the bride and groom he missed because he was spectating.

    And don't even get me started in the disgusting excuse for a 'photographer' who did mum's wedding...
     
  3. Modafroman

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    It's that thing about any chump can buy an entry level DSLR and claim to be a 'professional' photographer. Barrier to entry is so incredibly low.

    It's why i'm coming to you guys when I get married, find out who's recommended. People in the know, and all.... ;)
     
  4. Dropbear

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    real pro's have the camera on P for Professional.
     
  5. RnR

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    M for 'mature'? Or maybe 'mad' :D
     
  6. Unframed

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    M is for Monkey mode, the mode for simpletons.
     
  7. CapnBloodbeard

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    I didn't come across mine on any of these forums, but there's a fairly limited sample of people from any one city. Forums did, however, provide some good advice on what to look for (eg full blogs as opposed to a 'portfolio)
     
  8. Unframed

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    Anyone ever used a MFT - PL adapter?
    Really want one but $800 is a bit steep, wanted some thoughts on the cheaper <$200 ones.
     
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  11. Intric8

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    So it's time for my biannual case of GAS...

    1) Keep Pentax K-5, DA15, FA43, FA77
    2) Buy Fujifilm X-E2, XF14, XF35, XF56
    3) Buy Sony A7, FE35, FE55 and keep/adapt FA77

    :tired:
     
  12. Mred32

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    General Rant ...

    Internal (A company yearly review) announced that retail camera profit margins for 1st half year 2013-2014 are now averaging 2.1%

    This is the average gross profit a camera store in Australia makes on a camera they sell, including supplier rebates. Some channels reach margins of 10% (in the sub-$300 price point) but most cameras over the $1000 price point are making less than 1%.

    So go out and buy lots of cheap cameras because these are the only ones the camera stores are making money on :)

    These figures accurately reflect the margins at the store I work in....
    Mred32
     
  13. 13atman

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    I used to cite similar figures because that was the simple truth. But no matter how you present it, you'll get 99% of customers who just think you're trying to maintain some imaginary 200% markup.
     
  14. Mred32

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    So true is that :)
     
  15. jars121

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    All my DSLR kit is now officially gone :thumbup:

    I must say, it's incredibly liberating!
     
  16. hlokk

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    Replaced with anything else? :o mirror less?
     
  17. jars121

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    I got a G1x back in December and haven't looked back. I'm not doing paid work anymore, and I find I shoot a lot more with the little Powershot :)
     
  18. stenchlord

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    I'm the same in regards to taking photos. Had my DSLR gear for about 5 months and took 400-800 photos.

    Had my E-M1 for about 6 weeks and taken a 1500-2000 photos.
     
  19. zach

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    Jars you still got that phase one tho?
     
  20. metalrain

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    Maybe because I'm still a newb (only started this hobby this year really) but I'm still having fun. I've taken nearly 12,000 or so shots with two DSLRs and about 100 with a NEX-5N I had for a couple of weeks.

    Thinking about an EOS-M as a emergency/street camera to supplement my 60D.
     

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