We can argue forever (and we most likely will), but we can also turn this common argument into a great joke. This is exactly what Eric Floberg did with his latest video. It lasts under one minute, and that’s all it took for Eric to show that gear does matter. And to troll YouTubers a bit along the way.
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Yes, you have read it right. When doing concert photography Gear matters! Compact cameras, bridge cameras, DSLR, crop cameras, full frame cameras, mirrorless cameras, zoom lens, prime lens, the list goes on and on. But I’m not going to talk about camera bodyies and lenses (surprised?). That really doesn’t matter, the best cam or lens are the ones that we have, we just have to learn how to use them and how to make the most out of them.
It’s a debate that’s gone on for as long as photography has been around. Does the gear matter? Photographer Erik Wahlstrom wanted a definitive answer to this question, and enlisted the help of five well known photographers; Thomas Heaton, Christine Bartolucci, Alan Brock, Dan Bullman and Ben Horne.
Each of them provide their own answers to this question. And they do vary a bit, but they all seem to suggest the same thing. Yes, the gear matters. Although probably not for the reason you might think. It’s not about having the latest and greatest kit. It’s about having the gear that gives you the results you want.
We love gear! And more importantly, we love what can be created using that gear. DIYP is currently covering the IBC Show 2022 in Amsterdam. We will be interviewing a lot of brands, showcasing our sponsors and introducing a lot of new gear. But in order to do that, we need our own equipment!
In this video, Udi walks you through the video and audio set-up and equipment and shows you exactly what and how the team are using it.
While the broad strokes of what is wanted on a camera usually revolve around the imaging fundamentals (resolution, ISO performance, AF, etc), there are some functions of camera design which have significant impact on creating that often can be overlooked. The aspect that I want to discuss today is that of balance.
By balance, I am talking about how the chassis works together with the lens in a way that makes creating more fluid to the photographer. To be honest, this was an issue that hadn’t been on my mind all that much over the years, as I mostly shot camera bodies that had a built in vertical grip or were medium format and therefore larger. However, with the emerging dominance of mirrorless bodies, size and weight have come under so much scrutiny, and that has been at a cost of balance.
The question “Does gear matter?” probably ever since photography became more widely available. Some swear that it does, some that it doesn’t, we’ve heard it all before. But photographer Robert Hall takes a different approach to the topic. In his latest video, he discusses the argument itself, wondering if it’s the most pointless argument photographers keep having.
We can argue forever if gear matters or not, and we won’t get anywhere. Sure, in some cases it does, but you don’t need the latest gear to take some epic photos. If you’re feeling frustrated because you can’t afford to upgrade, this video from Taylor Jackson could boost your confidence and inspire you to go out and shoot regardless of the gear that you have.
The internet is a gold mine of information about cameras, lenses, and other photography equipment.
But there’s always a fair amount of BS circulating.
There are opinions masquerading as fact.
We’re constantly told to buy new gear… while also hearing that gear doesn’t matter.
So I’ve decided to lay out the truth about camera gear as I see it: