Eric Clapton--M8 user!

Discussion in 'Casual Photo Conversations' started by terry_m|1, Aug 15, 2007.

  1. Page 52 of the new issue of Rolling Stone Magazine (with Zac Efron on the
    cover) contains a photograph of guitarist Eric Clapton with his M8. John Mayer
    is also mentioned as being present and he, too, uses an M8. What a joy to find
    that good musicians are recording music history with excellent camera
    equipment! It reminds me of Jim Marshal capturing images of Janis Joplin and
    other musicians in the 1960s.
     
  2. Imagine. You have to spend upwards of $5000 USD for a camera and you still have to take off the lens cap before you can take a picture!
     
  3. Spearhead

    Spearhead Moderator

    I know a guy with a Les Paul Gibson who can't get beyond the first chord.
     
  4. Hi,

    This was in a UK national newspaper two weeks back...with photos of EC using his M8 with the lens cap still on....

    cheers Steve.
     
  5. What fine examples celebrities are for us in every aspect of life. I always try to use the same cameras, vote for the same politicians, commit the same crimes, and experiment with the same illicit drugs that my favorite celebrities do.
     
  6. See, sometimes celebrities just get a camera because it was reviewed in Stuff magazine, or they saw someone else using it, or what have you. Just recently I saw a photo of Paris Hilton carrying a Nikon DSLR with what looked like a 70-300. Ahuh, she knows what she's doing.

    Then, on the other hand, there are the people who actually use their cameras. Like Jim Marshall, for instance. Check out his M4. Now there's a guy who actually loved his camera. All the Leica fans can go up in arms about how awful it is to see their precious camera in that condition -- but I say there's nothing more sad than seeing a mint-quality M3 still in its original box, because it means that it's never been used. I hope that someday all my cameras look like Marshall's.
     
  7. >>> I always try to use the same cameras, vote for the same politicians, commit the same
    crimes, and experiment with the same illicit drugs that my favorite celebrities do.


    Hah!
     
  8. Spearhead

    Spearhead Moderator

    Now there's a guy who actually loved his camera.
    How do you know that? Where has he said he "actually loved his camera"? I've seen him interviewed, I was in a group show with him last year (he must have forgotten to frame and show a photo of his camera), and I've never seen any evidence of this.
    It is obvious he loved what he was doing and probably loved the music, or at least the musicians.
     
  9. Yes, that was poor phrasing. You can be snippy about it if you like, but we both mean the
    same thing.
     
  10. "Just recently I saw a photo of Paris Hilton carrying a Nikon DSLR with what looked like a 70-300. Ahuh, she knows what she's doing."

    Well she has probably made a lot more money with her cameras than everyone on these forums put together so maybe she does know what she's doing.
     
  11. Jim Marshall's M4 has actually just had his baby. I think Jim does love it. Either that or he has no respect for it.
     
  12. Hi...

    what if there was a picture on the cover of business week, of eric clapton with a holga on a string around his neck?
     
  13. You can be snippy about it if you like, but we both mean the same thing.
    Photo.net's Terms of Use discourage people from assuming they can read the minds of other users. Responses should be based on what people actually say.
     
  14. I think Silvan's getting a raw deal here. I read his post as a harmless piece of hyperbole, and I didn't construe from it that he has a special relationship with Marshall, which seems to be what's bothering Jeff.
    Pete's suggestion that the M4 had Jim's baby, likewise I take with a pinch of salt.
     
  15. Spearhead

    Spearhead Moderator

    It was obvious from the post that he has no relationship with Marshall. Why would I be bothered? But thanks for also trying to read my mind.
     
  16. Jeff, I fully agree with what you're about to say :)
     
  17. "For all his bravado and expletive-deleted delivery, however, Jim Marshall is remarkably humble when asked about his talent. "It's the camera," he says, "my Leicas." Of course, we all know that's not the half of it."

    From http://www.jimmarshallvault.com/
     
  18. When a rich guy goes to the camera shop, he asks "what's your most expensive camera?" They tell him Leica M8, so that's what he buys because money is no object. If he were to ask what's the "best" camera, well anyone who gave him a definitive answer would simply be a fool.
     
  19. >>> If he were to ask what's the "best" camera,

    And, GASP, no one would dare ask, "What's a "Pretty Good Camera?" Gotta have The Best,
    else you might end up with just so-so pix...
     
  20. "What's a Pretty Good Camera?"

    Nearly all of them would qualify. Naturally, no salesman is going to say "This one's crap." Someone asked a wine expert how to tell a good wine from a great wine, and the expert said "the price". Having top shelf gear doesn't guarantee great photographs; but in the hands of someone who knows what they are doing, it can help.
     

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