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04-30-2011, 08:06 AM   #61
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QuoteOriginally posted by Frogfish Quote
This is a commonly held view. However, whilst I neither agree nor disagree because I believe it depends on the specific person and their situation, the fact is you lose a year (or whatever period of time) shooting with a superior camera and the difference that may, or indeed may not, make to your photography.
If you think photography is all about superior gear, then I think you are missing the reason most people enjoy photography. If it is all about superior gear then I recommend the OP get a D3s.

Great pictures are great pictures regardless of the gear that was used. Developing vision and an understanding of light is not camera dependent. If you put together a list of the most inflectional pictures ever made you will notice that NONE of them are great pictures because of the gear that was used. Some of the greatest images ever captured were taken with cameras of far lesser ability than the Pentax K-7.

To steal a quote that I read on another forum:
"Photographers focus on the things that their camera can do and spend their time capturing great images. Gear heads focus on the things that their equipment can't do and spend all their time on message boards complaining about it".

I realize this is a gear head forum and a lot of people are gear heads and collectors first and photographers second.... or third, and that fine. I like gear too.

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QuoteOriginally posted by Winder Quote
If you think photography is all about superior gear, then I think you are missing the reason most people enjoy photography. If it is all about superior gear then I recommend the OP get a D3s.
Whooosh ... point well and truly missed, soared well over your head.
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Yup, got the K7 today and it's an awesome camera! It rocks! Now I need the lens.

Check out my review.

https://www.pentaxforums.com/forums/pentax-dslr-discussion/142305-i-finally-g...ml#post1486151
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Just bought a Sigma 50-150mm f2.8, so I'm good to go! Thanks everyone for the advice.

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Just bought a Sigma 50-150mm f2.8, so I'm good to go! Thanks everyone for the advice.
Congrats on the K7 - it's a lovely piece of kit !

That 50-150 is a brilliant lense, just superb. I had a media pass to the X Games in Shanghai today and this was my most used lense by far - I'll put the shots up in a couple of days !
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Congrats on the K7 - it's a lovely piece of kit !

That 50-150 is a brilliant lense, just superb. I had a media pass to the X Games in Shanghai today and this was my most used lense by far - I'll put the shots up in a couple of days !
Nice! I'd love to see the shots. Do you think I got a good deal on it at $660 USD for it?
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Nice! I'd love to see the shots. Do you think I got a good deal on it at $660 USD for it?
I paid a little less for the 50-150 but that's irrelevant because you are doing well to find it new at all now ... and prices are going up as stocks shrink.

First thread on the X Games is here : https://www.pentaxforums.com/forums/post-your-photos/142684-sports-x-games-sh...-part-1-a.html
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The pricing is more as to the specific lens and the mount, sometimes the sellers don't bother to put all the designations in the listing because there are so many of them.

Check the lens database here to see which models others have found work well and which are dogs.
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