Camera snobs

Started Apr 7, 2014 | Discussions thread
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VanA Contributing Member • Posts: 522
Camera snobs

My photo friends and I were talking about our experiences with these people.

I remember 2 or 3 years ago I was shooting flower pictures at a local garden with my Nikon D70 and my 105 2.8D Micro lens.  A snob approached me and said, "Still shooting with a D70?" snickering and continued "and time to trade in that lens for the VR version, you got the OLD one there!"  I just smiled.  I think he had a D3x with a 70-200 2.8VR and a rolling bag of equipment.  I guess I was supposed to be impressed.

During the film days, a co-worker of mine shot only with Contax slrs and Zeiss lenses only.  He looked down and sneered at anything made in Japan (although I believe that Contax slrs were mostly Japanese (?)).

One of my friends said he came across a Canon snob and said "I only shoot with full frame DSLRs and L-lenses.  I won't even touch a non-L lens!"

And then there are the numerous Canon vs Nikon snobs.

I'm sure you guys/gals have some funny/annoying encounters with camera snobs.

 VanA's gear list:VanA's gear list
Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM
Nikon D3X Nikon D70
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