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09-04-2008, 07:47 AM   #1
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Is the grass always greener?

Perhaps not. Read this post by a Newsweek photographer covering the Olympics. In the post, he laments the non-performance of his top of the line Canon gear. I guess there isn't a perfect answer, in spite of the money spent.

Visions of China: A 2008 Olympics Picture Blog

It's also an interesting blog overall. It was fun to read about their experiences as roaming photographers, and look at some of their shots.

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Excellent read--thanks.
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Wow! did a little googling and found this article too

PDNPulse: Black Lenses vs. White Lenses at the Olympics
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with regards that "is the grass greener"

for all those photogs it is - could you spot a Pentax in the lineup of cameras?

It would really be comforting to see some shots other than from Canon & Nikon at these events.

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I actually enjoyed the comment made about "back focusing" issues, now where have i seen those issues before? and you can bet it's happening with people with "black" lenses too!
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Is the grass always greener on the other side??....absolutely!...just beware the barbed wire fence when crossing thats all. :ugh:
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If the grass is too green, just desaturate to taste in PP.

He's thinking about switching to black lenses? Nice to see Takumars getting some respect.

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Sounds like his main problem was "lack of paying attention". That is an equal opportunity problem regardless of what brand camera you use.


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