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This is a discussion on Camera gear in signatures within the Suggestions and Improvements forums, part of the Administration category; I do not think posting the camera gear is important even in the critique section. We are looking at the ...

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    I do not think posting the camera gear is important even in the critique section. We are looking at the image not the equipment.
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    Quote Originally Posted by scorpio_e View Post
    I do not think posting the camera gear is important even in the critique section. We are looking at the image not the equipment.
    I think we established that adding gear to the sigs isn't necessary but I don't think it's quite that cut and dried.
    I think it depends on the photo and the critique given itself. For instance, some people here have a prime or short zoom lens only. What's the point of us telling them to re-shoot with a long zoom .... or wide angle ... or any DSLR features if they only have a point and shoot?
    In the end though, if they are given advice that constitutes gear they don't have then at least they can see what advantages there is to buying that gear in the future.

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    Looks like the desicion is already made. But I want to add something about gear listing.
    In addition to what Mad Aussie said, listing gear may be useful if you want to borrow or rent a lens for example for people in the same town. Also, if I'm buying a new toy and another member have it, I will ask him about it first before any review. For studio gear also, I may find something cheap that I didn't know about. So it may be helpful.
    We can start a new topic with members gear (for those who want to). And put a link to each post in the signature. So if you want to see the details you click on the link.

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    Quote Originally Posted by le1parrain View Post
    We can start a new topic with members gear (for those who want to). And put a link to each post in the signature. So if you want to see the details you click on the link.
    That's not such a bad option to consider actually.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mad Aussie View Post
    I think we established that adding gear to the sigs isn't necessary but I don't think it's quite that cut and dried.
    I think it depends on the photo and the critique given itself. For instance, some people here have a prime or short zoom lens only. What's the point of us telling them to re-shoot with a long zoom .... or wide angle ... or any DSLR features if they only have a point and shoot?
    In the end though, if they are given advice that constitutes gear they don't have then at least they can see what advantages there is to buying that gear in the future.

    Agreed...I think it was already established. I do not consider giving advice to reshoot with a zoom or wide part of a critique.

    I look at the following when critiquing.... I know


    Composition
    Technical camera work
    Craftsmanship in post processing

    I do not give advice about buying gear either.. I think we focus too much time on gear. I do agree that you need certain lenses to get certain looks.
    Now if someone asks, I will throw in my


    That's just my opinion though
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    Quote Originally Posted by le1parrain View Post
    Looks like the desicion is already made. But I want to add something about gear listing.
    In addition to what Mad Aussie said, listing gear may be useful if you want to borrow or rent a lens for example for people in the same town. Also, if I'm buying a new toy and another member have it, I will ask him about it first before any review. For studio gear also, I may find something cheap that I didn't know about. So it may be helpful.
    We can start a new topic with members gear (for those who want to). And put a link to each post in the signature. So if you want to see the details you click on the link.

    That is certainly a great idea
    I live in the US so I am out *LOL* but for those who live close GREAT !!!!

    Now one thing about lending gear. I held an event this past Sunday and I lent my camera to a photographer to do some family images. Well he almost dropped my camera when going from one group to another and this guy is a full time professional!!!!! I almost had a heart attack. All I am saying is lending gear can be a risk. Who is going to pay to have your camera or lens repaired.
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    One of the things I like about flickr is the additional information section. As a learning photographer I can go there and see exactly what settings were used for a shot I really like. How did the photographer achieve the look technically? I'm also keenly aware of what gear they use and over time have noticed that certain brands of body and lens produce a certain signature look. If I see a great shot that knocks my socks off and it was shot using a camera and lens I own then I really get the investigation going because I now want to know how to get my gear to do what I'm seeing in the posted image. If anything it's a learning tool for me Whether it's shot on a Holga or a Hasselblad, I like to know these things

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    I've always done that also M. 'More Properties' gets hit a lot when I'm trolling around Flickr.

    It's hard to know what you are seeing sometimes though. Many of my photos are saved by my processing skills. I know lots of photographers that can take a better photo than I right out of the camera. Many of them live right here at ph.ca.

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    EXIF data was mentioned on the previous page. It is a great way to see what settings were used to get some pictures. I usually try and save my exif data. Unless something is terribly wrong with an image and I really need to rework the image, my exif data is usually there.

    This is great for most situation. You should note however, that us Pentax users cannot give you all that pleasure sometimes. When Pentax entered the DSLR market, the new DSLR bodies accepted all of its old lenses from the past decades. Since they are full manual lenses, there is no electronic contact for the body to read aperature settings. If you do come across some exif data that is missing its f-stop data, it will probably be a Pentax camera, and you would have to ask what aperature they were using. If you are like me, your past life experiences may leave you forgetting what the setting was. Sorry, maybe thats a reason for you to buy Canon or Nikon.

    I busted the the aperature and auto focus pins on my 70-300mm so I have to manually adjust the aperature and zoom. Now the camera cannot read the aperature or the zoom. Again, I usually forget after a day or two what the settings were. Dont worry though, my cameras still work.
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    i've done it both ways, including a brief list of my gear in my signature, and not. i've pretty much decided it doesn't really matter either way. most of the time, i include the camera model, lens, and basic settings in my posts anyway, so readers can gauge how the shot was taken. with that information in the post, including a gear list in my signature seems a bit redundant...
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