Naturally when it comes to choice of equipment photographers have personal preferences. However, it is reasonable to expect a certain standard of equipment.
Although it is true that images purely for web-use do not need to be high-resolution, they have to stand out, many subjects require sophisticated lighting techniques using a myriad of light shaping accessories that will help to make your manufacturing line and products come alive.
It is not acceptable to turn up to a shoot at a high-tech factory with a hand-held camera with a single flash, it will not help to represent your company at its best.
Regardless of what you pay for something, if you end up not being happy to use it, it was expensive!
Your image is your future: trust it to a true professional!
Bernard O’Sullivan ABIPP