Online photography communities are depressing

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NottsPhoto Senior Member • Posts: 1,767
Re: Online photography communities are depressing
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dwarven wrote:

When I first started film photography in high school several years ago, even my photography classmates were better behaved than a lot of online communities these days. And high schoolers are well known for being particularly raucous troublemakers.

I think the problem is the anonymity and detachment from real life the internet provides. So many threads, discussions or chats devolve into gear wars, or passive aggressive boasting competitions.

Whichever camera system I've bought into is of course the best, and the others are lacking in some major way.

The latest lens for my system is sharper and has better contrast than all the others.

Haha, imagine shooting with such a low res camera in 2021.

Look at the roadmap for my system. It has a lot more stuff on it than yours.

My body has a stop better IBIS than yours.

Well, actually...

We're "adults". This silly bickering is what children do when they're 8 years old. I have an R6, an a6100, and an OM-D E-M5 III. Guess which camera is my favorite by a mile? It's the "lol imagine shooting with a baby sensor in 2021" one. I'll freely admit I've been suckered into this world before. But, the more I progress on my photographic journey the more I realize that how good your gear is hardly matters at all.

You think the photo ones are bad...  you should try the sailing forums...     😲   
or pretty much any discussion around electric vehicles,  Donald trump,  Brexit... on Facebook. 😳

No one likes to be wrong..  (Especially me... )

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