Buying the Best, But Showcasing the Flaws

When I was researching my second Canon camera to replace my original Rebel XTi, I read all the requisite articles, Youtube comparisons, commentaries, and studied the specs. I'm not going to go into the excruciating details of what we, as prosumers, need to look for with quality of images, megapixels, lens aberrations and such. The point is, that all these camera experts will test, compare, test and test some more, to tell you which is best. Most expensive. Best bang for the buck. It's exhausting, but I enjoy the research. Confirmation is a necessary thing, to make sure I really am not buying a lemon of a DSLR. I even continue my research after I've made my purchase. Affirmation is a good thing. I ended up staying, not only with Canon, (thanks Dave H.) but with the Rebel line, getting the newest T5i, because of all the good things about the video side of the camera.

The point of all this blabbering on, is that no matter how much information you have about the value and quality of this somewhat expensive piece of equipment, it really is meaningless. Why? Because so many people, including myself, tend to add filters and effects in post-production to make the pictures you just took, look off-color, scratched, over or underexposed, and out of focus. Thank you Instagram for that.


It's just funny how you research to get the best possible camera, then make the results less than optimal. Now obviously, I am only speaking for myself. There are professionals who need the best and shoot the best. I'm just talking about the everyday photo jock (again, myself included) who is lured by the number of megapixels and marketing to spend money on something you really might not need.


I love my T5i, and when I want to take incredible pictures that don't need to resemble a 1970s Polaroid, I can. 12 MP is amazing for me (it's all about the lenses anyway, am I right?) The video camera is very, very good (the magic happens in Premiere Pro anyway, am I right?) I'm just saying, take a look at yourself and decide if you really need to spend thousands on a camera that will give you a $1000 image, when all you're going to create is a 50 cent image.

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