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MarkM10431

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"RE: Why use 24MP?"

MarkM10431 Silver Member Nikonian since 15th Apr 2013
Tue 02-Jul-13 10:28 PM

>A good analogy was related to a long conversation last night.
>A friend and client came over last night for me to advise him
>about a new audio effects processor. He is investing a lot of
>money in trying to get pristine recordings of his original
>music. One 1954 built German mic he added to this home studio
>was $5200. A small rack mount summing buss was 2800, His
>cables, monitors, monitor amps additional mics, eqs etc is
>over $60,000 and nothing has been recorded yet. His whole
>focus is on getting a technically perfect sound.
>I asked him to name a few important songs in his life that
>made a difference. He names several. I had to inform him of
>how they were recorded and with what equipment and the,
>technically inferior product they were. That made my point to
>him, no one cares or notices technical aspects of a song or
>photo or painting unless it is a bad song, photo or painting
>for content reasons. He could not describe any faults in those
>songs because the compelling song transcends the technical
>realm. The brain fills in what is needs to and ignores what it
>needs to if the core image intrigues or compels enough to
>capture the emotions or imagination.
>No great song has been ruined by poor technical processes, nor
>has a great photo. But no bad song or image become desirable
>or evocative due to its technical aspects, any more than a
>painting became desirable because of technical aspects of the
>pigment or canvas, r brushes. In my friend's case I had to
>chastise him for getting caught up in the technical process of
>making rather than performing it. I have heard the songs on
>his project and nothing stood out as really interesting.
>Nothing on the production side is going to change that,
>whether he spent $1 or $1million. I find that the fascination
>for hobbyists in the creative arts often gets sidetracked into
>focus on technical details of lenses or minute resolution
>differences when it is usually a way of seeming to be
>creative, when they have nothing compelling to share. So for
>many, the hobby becomes the equipment, not use use of it in
>creating something that would be a new standalone entity of
>art. A lot, if not the majority have a hobby of photographic
>equipment and processes but not making photographs. There are
>far more posts on camera forums than photo forums.
>
>This is where the idea of pixel peeping has harmed creative
>output much more than aided. Pixel peepers are almost alway
>equipment hobbyists, not photo art hobbyists. Hi-End hi-fi
>people are equipment hobbyists and seldom care as much for the
>music. They say they are great music fans but watching their
>behavior dispels that notion.
>
>Stan
>St Petersburg Russia

Visit
>my
>Nikonians gallery>.




well said. D'you think Ansel Adams photos would be better taken with a D800? methinks not. (thought he may have taken more )

Visit my Nikonians gallery.

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