Does Gear Matter? Pt-2
Yes it does:
Disclaimer: This will make the most sense to those who have a DSLR and have been using it for a long time; and will give excuses to those who "want" (not need) a DSLR. That's the cold hard facts.
The previous caption deals with Why gear doesn't matter, so let me tell you why it matters. No your phone doesn't shoot as good as a DSLR. Yes, I said that. I left my 1100D to shoot from my phone for almost a year because I felt I was doing much better on my phone. I don't mean it in terms of getting better shots, but the technique was more refined. This brings us to our first point:
1) Things specifically designed to do a particular job will do that job better than something designed to tackle 100 things at once. For eg you won't use your official laptop to game on. Why? Because the processor may be slow, the RAM may not be enough etc; Same way, a Camera will always do better than a phone because it was designed to shoot. A Canon C300 would make better videos than my Canon EOS 200D because it is designed to shoot videos more than stills. But my EOS 200D will shoot better videos than your iPhone Xs Max, so on and so forth. As you progress into the professional level gear the difference becomes visible. Which beings us to our second, most profound point. Sensor type and features matter a lot as well but you already know that. Let's talk about lenses then
2) Professionals have different requirements than the general public. You, and me may be happy with our 55-250mm telephoto thinking it's sharp enough, fast enough, accurate enough... But for a professional that difference between Fast and fast enough, Sharp and Sharp enough etc etc makes all the difference. This is why the gear is expensive. The Research and Development behind making a new lens count as majority of the lens's cost after the materials used and the Brand name. The lenses thus obtained, be it the L Glass from canon, the G-Master from Sony or the ultra specialized Laowa/Otis lenses, will be better in quality, and function flawlessly!
She's Yawning 😴 not attacking 😡!
Shot on EOS 200D w/55-250mm
Focal length: 183mm