Wednesday, April 11, 2007

Sometimes you really do need a great camera

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You must have heard that gem about how it is not the camera that is important but the photographer. As much as I agree with those wise words, there are times when a good camera is very important for a good picture. For instance, this picture has all the trappings of a really good one but look closely and you realise that the incredible amount of noise in the picture makes it look horrible in any decent blowup. The reason was because it was taken with a Sony digicam that I used to carry around all the time but which fails me always when it gets darker outside. So, what could have been a really good picture with a D80, which I own now, turns out absolutely pathetic with this camera.
I just rue a missed opportunity for a great picture... :(

Location: Pier 39, San Francisco

2 comments:

Mridula said...

I so much agree with your observation. And when are you heading to Himanchal Pradesh?

Madhat said...

It was this picture (and others I took at the same place) that convinced me to go for a DSLR.
For Himachal, I will have to plan. Perhaps in august when I can take a day off and get 4 days to go somewhere.

PS. thanks for the visit.