I was on a recent shoot with another photographer friend Andrew Yeadon for the British Broadcasting Company.
For last months issue of Top Gear Magazine.
And one of the questions the BBC had was do you use the new Canon EOS -1Ds 11 megapixal camera?
Andrew did not he was using a 35mm. The BBC said that they were taking 35mm film or digital from the Canon EOS -1Ds at this time. They said the Canon EOS -1Ds was the only digital they would except at this time.
Andrew was using a Nikon 35mm and a older Nikon digital. I think the BBC will take the new Nikon that's coming out soon too.
We did some tests at my studio and found the D1s was as good as the Hasselblad medium format camera we used in the test. We scanned the Hasselblad's medium format film on a top of the line drum scanner.
I think it sucks when people take away business from local pro's especially when they don't do a good job. The Canon does cost 7,500.00 to 8,000.00. A bit more than a 10D so its not for everyone. I use all formats still but I do like the D1s quality.
I live in the Palm Springs area and there is one wedding photographer here that charges top dollar and he cant get a good photo with a 35mm. And he also claims to be one of the best not just digital but one of the best photographers in general.
After seeing one of his 35mm photos another friend of mine said someone should tell him the flash goes on top of the camera not on the bottom. His lighting was all way off.
Its really up to the customer to check out the photographers in there area first.
Sorry to hear that some of the customers in your area are not that smart. [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/frown.gif[/img]
Some customers are not sure what a good photo looks like. As hard to believe as that is. Unlike the BBC which is very particular about what they print.
Just keep educating the people you come into contact with. Hopefully they will listen to you.
Andrew's site is cool [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/cool.gif[/img] if you like cars and great photography . web page CarPix