Bold statement or stupid statement?
Dead simple really;
‘No IBIS? It’s a deal breaker.’
‘Only 25,600? It’s a deal breaker.’
‘EVF? It’s a deal breaker.’
‘Only 4.5 frames per second? It’s a deal breaker.’
‘It’s too (insert one the following…big, small, light, heavy, ugly, slow) It’s a deal breaker.’
‘It doesn’t look (insert one of the following…pretty, macho, professional, discrete, understated, around my neck) It’s a deal breaker.’
‘It’s not good enough to swank around a trade show with it around my neck. It’s a deal breaker.’
HCB didn’t have any of theses features on his cameras so it follows that his photographs must suck.
And what about Lartigue, Brandt, McCullin, Bailey, Avedon, Penn, Weston, Egglestone and Adams to name but just a few? More sucking.
How on earth could they be expected to be classed as proper photographers?
We’ve been conned…or have we?