Oh My!...Rockwell's Review on the 70D Locked

Started Sep 13, 2013 | Discussions thread
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skanter
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Re: Rockwell's Target Audience
In reply to howardroark, Sep 15, 2013

howardroark wrote:

Cam Jones wrote:

skanter wrote:

Cam Jones wrote:

skanter wrote:

Of course, anyone can buy anything they want, but a novice who buys the most expensive gear and isn't willing to work at it is, in my opinion, foolish, inappropriate, and wasting his time in thinking he will achieve success in photography. If he wants an expensive toy, fine, but I don't have to like it.

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Sam K., NYC

LoL. You opinion and that kind of thinking is snobbish. Just because they can affor "expensive toys" doesn't mean they won't be good photographers.

...unless they are unwilling to work at it, the qualification I used. Did you read my post carefully?

"...but a novice who buys the most expensive gear and isn't willing to work at it..."

To simply dismiss that idea seems to smack of elitism and makes you sound like a know-it-all.

Try fully reading the posts, instead of having a knee-jerk reaction to something you think you may have read.

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Sam K., NYC

That's the thing -- it DOES NOT really matter what you think of what people do with their gear. It doesn't. When you insinuate yourself and your views on others, you're getting the wrong impression that you matter or that people care. It's like you're jealous or something and that makes you annoying. And yeah, I read your posts alright. I mean, I just wasted time.

You didn't read his post. He stated his opinion. He didn't go punch someone I the face to impose his will and view of the world on them. To take it to the extreme, how do you feel when the woman you love ends up dating an abusive, ignorant jerk you don't think deserves her? Do you think "yay, the universe is awesome!"? Someone who doesn't appreciate what they have, treats it poorly when others wouldn't, and behaves as though they deserve to be that way are worthy of disdain. One can make that statement without being a snob or an elitist. He simply made a statement about what he thinks is fair and right. Don't worry, he's not the king and he knows it so I don't think you have to worry about him putting his opinion into the law of the land.

Thanks for that. You would think I'm some sort of fascist trying to lock people away, when I'm just expressing my opinion on a forum. It's interesting when people project their own insecurities and biases when reading posts.

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Sam K., NYC

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