Why would you care if others prefer P&S cameras?

Discussion in 'Digital SLR' started by Charles, Nov 16, 2007.

  1. Charles

    Charles Guest

    Too much ado about nothing.

    Trolls are getting smarter (as in slyer) and the rest of us .....
    Charles, Nov 16, 2007
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    just bob Guest

    Fixed the subject line!
    just bob, Nov 16, 2007
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  3. You could pretend to care in order to be a pest or to make an
    unimaginative attempt at trolling.

    The majority of us regulars couldn't care less what camera(s) anyone
    uses. Just get the facts right and don't tell others they should do what
    you do. (You being "them", or whomever)
    John McWilliams, Nov 17, 2007
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    RichA Guest

    I can understand the attraction to a small, silent type of camera... I
    had an Olympus 35mm rangefinder that was compact and dead silent and
    was terrific for some situations...Only thing, it shot 35 MM FILM,
    DSLR!!!!!! GET IT?!?!?!? :)
    RichA, Nov 17, 2007
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    Not4wood Guest

    John is correct. I have a nice compact P&S and now a DSLR as well, and each
    has its own purpose.

    I dont tell you how to shoot, and I wont listen to your unsolicited advice.

    In my previous experience of Photography, I had started with my mothers old
    basic Brownie Camera, then I graduated to an old Polaroid Swinger LOL I can
    still picture that old camera, an Argus C3 (which was a great rangefinder
    for those who do not know) and then bumped up to my first SLR a Konica T3 (I
    couldn't afford a Canon or a Minolta in those days) and I still have the
    three lenses. Normal I had a 52 mm, wide was a 28mm and my portrait lens
    was a 135mm. After this, I was all over the place using equipment and
    depending on what I was trying to accomplish would make me decide on what
    piece of equipment to use. Is one better or more useable then the other?
    Depends on what your doing at that moment. Cameras are only a tool, like a
    piece of charcoal or paint brush is to an artist and I feel all of this lame
    arguing of which one is better is ridiculous. A Gear Head, knows about all
    the equipment. A photographer uses what they feel is right for that moment
    and couldn't care less what else is out there if what he is using is right
    for that job or shot. A true Photographer can and will eventually use them

    By occupation now, I am a carpenter and its like you telling me one hammer
    is better then another. It might be, but what do I care if I can do the job
    with this one?

    Get over yourself, go out and shoot some pictures with whatever camera you

    Not4wood, Nov 17, 2007
  6. let me guess, you own a Panasonic ?
    Yvon Travailler, Nov 17, 2007
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    Charles Guest

    Yes, and 3 Canon DSLRs (well, actually 2 as one is out on loan to my
    daughter and I'll probably never get it back).
    Charles, Nov 17, 2007
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    Charlie Self Guest

    It does really depend on the situation, but, in fact, IME most P&S
    users don't have the same criteria that DSLR users have, so it really
    doesn't matter that they don't shoot as well.

    You can shriek about it all you want, but the P&S users basically
    wouldn't care if your words were repeated every six inutes forever. It
    does not matter to them, either about the quality you need, or the
    opinions you hold.
    Charlie Self, Nov 17, 2007
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    Charlie Self Guest

    If you say so. When I worked as a carpenter, I didn't frame with a 16
    ounce hammer. It took too long and was too wearing. Thus, I could do
    the job with the 16 ounce, but I really preferred a 24 or 28 ounce.
    Charlie Self, Nov 17, 2007
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    John Bean Guest

    You're far too restrictive with your chosen audience
    Charlie. *Nobody* cares what Rich says whether they use P&S
    or not.
    John Bean, Nov 18, 2007
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    Not4wood Guest

    Charley Boy,

    Did I say anything about weight??? Guess not. See, your telling me what
    hammer to use and you dont know what I'm doing with it now do you?? And,
    you think your right??? Am I setting nails? Am I using it for trim? Am I
    setting out protection? Am I framing? If I'm framing I will use a screw
    gun, cause I will be using metal studs. I will be using Zips or S12's for
    you to figure out. I am not a house framer, I am a sheet rocker. If I use
    a hammer at all, its normally my 24 oz framing hammer. LOL My 16OZ trim
    hammer sits in my tool box and gathers dust.

    But this is the whole point. You are assuming I will be doing one thing,
    and truthfully with a hammer I can be doing a million other things including
    doors. How many hammers do you own, Carpenter?? Which one do you use most
    often?? This proves your argument is absolutely pointless about which
    camera is better. Better for what?? One camera is good for sticking in the
    pocket when I dont want to drag my Nikon around. If I'm at a party and I
    will be taking candids, I will bring my Nikon so I can shoot fast and not
    have to worry about if my camera is slowing up downloading the information
    to the memory card. My Nikon is better in low light. My Nikon lens is
    faster, my Nikon lens is longer. If I dont need that I will use my little
    Canon which takes great pics. I have blown up some of the shots from this
    little P&S to sell and hang up to 11X14 and it holds up very well to this
    size. This camera is a Canon Elph SD450 5 MP. Everything has its purpose.

    How many hammers do I own?? A lot. Which one am I going to use now? Beats
    me, I have to see what I need it for.................. Get a Life Charley

    Not4wood, Nov 18, 2007
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    Not4wood Guest


    I wonder if you own a Panasonic and now regret it. Whats your point?? I
    dont even own a Panasonic stereo.

    So who cares what he owns? Did you pay for it? Are you gonna buy him
    something that he doesn't want cause its what you want??
    Doesn't matter what tool one owns, just the job one does with it. If it
    works for you, fine. I dont care what you use. If your pictures are great,
    then fine. I don't care what tool you used to do it. If someone remodels a
    kitchen, do you ask what company screwgun they did it with? I dont think
    so. What brand screws or nails they used? If a plumber is finished working
    on the leak under your sink, did you ask him which company pipe wrench he
    used?? I dont think so. Why, because "it just doesn't matter". Did he use
    a big one, probably not cause it wouldn't fit under that cabinet anyway.
    See, its pointless and you people are so stuck on what someone has that you
    get so angry and your blood pressure goes up for absolutely nothing.

    If a car wins a race, what tires did the driver use?? This makes
    advertising sell? Would you go out and buy these tires for your car and
    general use?? I dont think so.

    Not4wood, Nov 18, 2007
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    RichA Guest

    You should be so lucky.
    RichA, Nov 18, 2007
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    just bob Guest

    I prefer a pocket job for, well, the pocket, when I don't want to bring the
    DSLR. Why can't they get along?
    just bob, Nov 19, 2007
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    C J Campbell Guest

    I don't know. I have to keep mine on separate shelves or they spend the
    whole night fighting and making an awful racket.
    C J Campbell, Nov 19, 2007
  16. <guffaw!>

    So much for the Rodney King question.

    Neil Harrington, Nov 19, 2007
  17. No, I think you have to use more caps.

    Neil Harrington, Nov 19, 2007
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    Paul J Gans Guest

    Because it is a religious war and the heretics must die.
    Paul J Gans, Nov 19, 2007
  19. All that, in response to a one-line reply? Sheesh.

    Neil Harrington, Nov 19, 2007
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    Charlie Self Guest

    You truly are a fucking moron, aren't you.
    Charlie Self, Nov 19, 2007
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