Originally Posted by Simca
I actually agree with what you're saying, but there are people that want simple guidance as to what would be the best camera for their budget. Some people just want to know what camera's they should be looking at for their budget. If I have an $xxx budget, the following are some cameras I should consider and here's why. Here are there pros, here are there cons.
Don't you agree that's possible? Sure you can obviously put in a nice paragraph about "Of course skill is based on experience and knowledge and skill with a camera as well as an eye for art, yadda yadda yadda"
I still think you can create an all purpose thread for quality cameras and lenses that are sort of the go to equipment under a certain price range.
For the more intimate and personally customized equipment needs additional threads can always be created to tailor choices to the person.
I think someone that owns a camera store and has a lot of experience with multiple cameras and lenses and is experience in photography could easily create a thread like that.
Now I doubt you caught on, but I made that comment in jest and you seem to have taken it seriously..I doubt I will ever get to any form of experience with cameras as I have with audio. Cameras are nice, but I'm not really into them as others are. I'm sure there are others that are very into the hobby though and could create an all purpose thread for cameras stacking up the best cameras in a certain price range etc etc with the same mold that I've done in other sections.
I have had so much camera equipment that it's absurd. And more recently prices for DSLRs have been falling. Canon and Nikon release an entry level DSLR every year. So it's an ever changing list. It's really tough to recommend camera bodies and lenses.
But basically most people asking for equipment recommendation would beginners and many of them won't be dropping $2,000 on a body. Plus I would never recommend one to a beginner. Once you know what you want to shoot and have experience with your system then it's relatively easy to make your own decisions about the equipment you want to make.
What the list would basically come down to is, "Oh you're just learning how to shoot. Get this, this and this."
Even then with audio it would be a list of the general consensus. Which I think is stupid, because there is so much out there to try.