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Humor: Main Photo in Cheap Photography Tips Article Shot with $4.5K of Equipment

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If something seems too good to be true, that’s probably because it is. A great example of this was sent to us by a reader earlier this week when he found one of his photos had been purchased for use by an Austrian publication. Great news, right? Well, not entirely.

The photo is being used at the top of an article on shooting photos without expensive equipment, the caption implying that it was a smartphone camera that yielded these epic results. But of course, that’s not the case.

According to our reader, the shot was taken with a 5D Mark III, 16-35mm f/2.8L II lens, ND filter and tripod that, together, total out to about $4,500 worth of equipment. So much for shooting vacation pictures “without expensive equipment”… some results you just have to pony up for.