Cancelled my E-M1 order

Started Sep 26, 2013 | Discussions thread
CharlesB58 Veteran Member • Posts: 9,125
Re: You DO remember

CollBaxter wrote:

ptox wrote:

ApertureAcolyte wrote:

I quote the OP:

"Right off the bat, I'm at a disadvantage because I'm certainly neither young nor female."

lol gtfo, where do these people come up with this nonsense?? Talk about extreme hyperbole!!!!

You DO remember where you're posting?

Anyway, I had to laugh at that as well. What a flake! -- cancelling his order of a camera he presumably wants because of an executive's poorly expressed thoughts in a single, totally irrelevant interview.

Not very manly and pragmatic of him...

Toxic P

You Sir are rude with these continual narcissistic remarks.

The OP expressed an opinion and a reason for his actions . It does no require a personal attack.

Hell this is just about cameras not all are as virally eloquent as some would like to think they are.


Ah yes Collin, I can agree that some don't need to be so acerbic. On the other hand, you have to admit that not discerning the difference between design and marketing as expressed in this interview makes one wonder whether the OP simply doesn't fully grasp the difference or is possibly biased. Like it or not, gear oriented camera clutches have a lot of "enthusiasts" whose hubris leads them to think that they drive both the design and marketing decisions of their favored brand.

The fact is nearly all products that are not already gender specific are marketed to various demographics in different ways. In the US we saw 3 different types of PEN commercials. One was a youth oriented spot that  featured a lovely young Asian model slowly pulling a PEN out of a pocket and snapping a photo. "Ah yes," thinks the trendy young woman seeing that commercial. Another spot was Kevin Spacey talking about how he doesn't want to look like a tourist (meaning people with either big DSLR kits or chintzy little P&S cameras), so he prefers the PEN. Finally there was a stop motion commercial geared toward families. Same camera,different approaches. Only too many people on forums like this don't stop to think beyond what seems obvious to them...

To me, if the OP can't figure out, and is put off by, the idea that the "female oriented marketing" probably involves pushing cameras such as the EPM2 in a certain way, and perhaps the EM1 in another way, rather than speaking about design philosophy, then perhaps he is in fact better off cancelling his order, and even selling the gear he has and buying assault rifles or tools to restore cars in order to maintain a more masculine hobby.

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