“Fear is the path to the dark side…fear leads to anger…anger leads to hate…hate leads to suffering.”

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New Day Rising
New Day Rising Senior Member • Posts: 2,867
Re: Why fear m43? Nothing to fear but fear itself?
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iano wrote:

Yes, it is a religious quote.

But while that could imply it is stating the obvious, it does not mean it is not correct.

There people expressing anger and hatred towards a new lens from m43 are obviously afraid of something.

The only way to diffuse this is to placate them that they have nothing to fear. Even adding lenses like this to m43 does not mean everyone is going to leave their traditional SLRs behind.

All this talk of hatred, anger and fear is quite bizarre. We are not talking about religious extremism or intolerance, racism, war, genocide, sectarian violence here. This is all about people expressing differences of opinion about the value of consumer electronic items.

So what if someone makes a negative comment about the size of the latest lens that 99.999% of the world's population could never afford and even fewer would ever have any interest in owning? It's not like that lens has some inherent dignity or sacred value that needs to be protected. A lens has no emotional sensibility that needs to be protected. And neither should any person just because they happen to own or want one. Some people here need to find an identity and measure of self-worth in something other than the size of their sensor.

The paranoia, tribalism and emotional attachment to idols and icons of plastic, metal and glass is pretty mind-blowing.

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