The Mirrorless v DSLR argument is great for practising sarcasm

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meland
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The Mirrorless v DSLR argument is great for practising sarcasm
7 months ago

As the argument continues to rage as to whether Mirrorless or DSLR is best, it becomes apparent that proponents from either side are utilising a wide range of sarcastic techniques to achieve superiority without incurring the wrath of moderators, or having posts intercepted by profanity filters.

Phrases like "Oh perhaps they're called mirrorless because they don't have that thing called a mirror, maybe someone forgot to tell you." are intended to be cutting without resorting to calling the poster a tosser.

Or there's "Lenses can't be smaller because of the flange to sensor distance and of course the laws of physics, which is why you probably didn’t know about it." This is particularly effective because it demonstrates superior knowledge overlaid with a veneer of simply being helpful.

And of course there's always " Whatever you are smoking, it sure is good. Pass it along will you?" This one is a particular favourite and can be used against almost any argument while subtly indicating contempt.

But if sarcasm doesn't quite work for you and you prefer to quote Ansel Adams to support your argument, it is quite important to quote the right one and not the plumber from Budleigh Salterton.

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