Defining the Camera Crowd - Which one are you ?

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Defining the Camera Crowd - Which one are you ?
May 13, 2011

I think people can placed into one of the three categories below. Keep in mind this is all in good fun and not meant to insult anyone in any way.

Hobbyists/Advanced Amateurs

These were some of the first people who purchased DSLRs when they hit the market. They are addicted to technology and often spend more time buying and selling cameras than actually using them. They are passionate about the design of cameras and lenses with a affinity towards older manual focus primes and rangefinder-like bodies. In the past few years this crowd has lost interest in the conventional DSLR design and have moved to formats such as m4/3rds, NEX, etc. This crowd is full of old film era geezers and hipsters who have a genuine appreciation for photography.

Professionals/Gear Heads

These people only moved to SLRs when bodies hit the market that were 'good enough' for them to be seen with. They only use bodies and lenses with a pro designation. This group has moved to FF over the last few years. This crowd is full of people who believe that the amount of money spent on gear defines the photographer.

Soccer Moms & Dads

This crowd was the last to move to the DSLR format. These people purchased SLRs mostly because it was the trendy thing to. They care more about MP counts and video than the actually quality and photographic capabilities of the camera itself. This crowd is full of people who couldn't tell you the difference between aperture and shutter, to them the SLR is just a cooler 'point-n-shoot' camera.

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