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Nikon sticks to camera guns while rivals reload in other sectors

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By Reiji Murai and Sophie Knight

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if something you have painstakingly done for your lively hood is suddenly cheapened by a quick and easy way to achieve a similar effect, you would be angry too no

Like I said, pros are bitter that technology has made taking a great photo easy.. sour grapes if you ask me.

Of course I agree, if you are a professional, then by all means invest in a camera and some decent glass - but 99.9% of the world isn't - sure a photo taken on a camera phone may never be considered "worthy" by Getty Images, but most people don't care - nor print anything larger than the A4.

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papasmurf- of course if you start talking about printing, you will need a pretty decent camera once you get to a certain size. A phone shot wont cut it if you need a high resolution.

And also, think about it- if something you have painstakingly done for your lively hood is suddenly cheapened by a quick and easy way to achieve a similar effect, you would be angry too no?

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A year or so ago, Time Magazine devoted a whole issue to photos shot solely with phone cameras, and the photos were pretty damn good.

A "purist" is really a person who will be happy to use anything - be it a P&S, DSLR, camera phone or disposable camera to get the shot. They understand that photography is about the photographer, not the equipment.

An "elitist", on the other hand, is bitter that now amateurs are taking photos on their phones that for most purposes are just as good as his/hers taken with their expensive "professional" equipment. Many pro photographers decry things like Instagram because they are so "fake", then go ahead and extensively tweak their own photos in Photoshop. Rather hypocritical, no?

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This purist photographer and Nikon DSLR owner would never use a cell phone camera - my editors would never allow it.

Really? I see cellphone photos of breaking news all the time. Editors must have allowed those, huh?

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This purist photographer and Nikon DSLR owner would never use a cell phone camera - my editors would never allow it.

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