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Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 08-30-2018, 10:03 AM  
Can the D-FA*50 really improve your photography?
Posted By tdub
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Of course this is getting a little absurd but I'll take a stab at the question. First, lets get the definition of the word.

Definition of photography
: the art or process of producing images by the action of radiant energy and especially light on a sensitive surface (such as film or an optical sensor)

I absolutely agree that equipment can improve your photography. I'll take the extreme case to prove my point. Imagine that you have no equipment whatsoever. How good is your photography? Not your unrealized potential, but the quality of the actual photography? Not very good.

Now add a camera. Now you can do better. You can actually take pictures. I'd say an improvement in your photography.

Adding a new lens will open up new possibilities for photography. Thus making an individual capable of producing "better" photography. But, maybe this is where the confusion lies. It is not the equipment itself that makes the photography better. It is the fact that the equipment is necessary for photography that makes it "better". It kind of opens the door. The photography will either benefit or suffer dependent on the photographer. I spent way to much time thinking about this. What does "better" even mean in art? Who is judging? The nice thing about better equipment is you can always turn it down or somehow put limitations to serve the photograph. On the other hand, it is kind of difficult to make lesser equipment better.

I don't know. I guess it comes down to how you think about it. I can kind of see both sides. But, to be clear I don't think the equipment itself improves the photographer. Just the photography.
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