I realize that one post on Facebook does not necessarily represent the official view of an entire multi-national corporation. I also realize that marketing people have kids to feed and bills to pay, just like I do. Still, I can’t let this pass without comment.
Make no mistake. The brand of gear you use has nothing to do with how “good” you are as a photographer. My good friend Joe McNally, a renowned shooter who happens to use Nikon gear, would still be a far better photographer than I am if we walked up to a shoot and traded cameras.
I’ve said it before. Gear is gear. Your photographs go out into the world without you. Your legacy as a photographer will be defined by the photographs you make and not by the gear you used to make them.
I’m a loyal Canon shooter. I have been for over 30 years. Still, I’d be equally offended and equally vocal if some cubicle-dweller at Canon had typed the same sentence.
It’s not the gear that makes the photograph. Rather, it’s the heart and mind of the person behind the camera that makes the difference. Oh, and a bit of luck from time to time, too.
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