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01-12-2009, 08:50 AM   #181
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QuoteOriginally posted by Lowell Goudge Quote
I think the OP has hit on something here that people have not really addressed, but also has some errors.

First of all, to state the posts here are by collectors and equipment junkies (pixle peepers amd measurbaters perhaps) is in some ways correct, especially in the DSLR, SLR, and lens forums, although there are a LOT of good and useful threads there also,

BUT.........

Just look at the photo gallery, and the post your photo's forums. There are some truely great shots posted there by serious photographers. Many of these photographers are the same photographers that occasionally rant about deficiencies in the equipment.

What it shows, in this forum is that part of taking a great photo is also understanding the equipment, including all the shortcomings.

So while the tech forums have many critical comments about the equipment, this helps every one understand exactly how these cameras work, and in the process they actually make better photographers out of every one.
Well good point.

I agree every single word you say exept one fact.

It's correct that camera and gear have improved much photographers, but don't forgett that it have destroyed many talented photographers.
I know a lot of people that was great and loved photography but in the same minute they was start worry and mind too much about the gear, the world fall down, and the photographcarrier was over. So yeah, you are right in very much you said. But ...

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01-12-2009, 09:04 AM   #182
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Well good point.

I agree every single word you say exept one fact.

It's correct that camera and gear have improved much photographers, but don't forgett that it have destroyed many talented photographers.
I know a lot of people that was great and loved photography but in the same minute they was start worry and mind too much about the gear, the world fall down, and the photographcarrier was over. So yeah, you are right in very much you said. But ...

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What you talk about is the obsession with performance as opposed to the obsession with excellent images.

Personally, I don't know anyone who suffers as you mention, but I am sure they exist. The fact is they have become distracted by the technology.
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this thread is epic phail boat, why is it still going on?
I don't mean to gripe, but can we keep things like "epic fail" and "for the win" and other catch phrases to a minimum? I love that most people here take the time to write properly, nice change from most boards.
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I don't mean to gripe, but can we keep things like "epic fail" and "for the win" and other catch phrases to a minimum? I love that most people here take the time to write properly, nice change from most boards.
well i am who i am

would you believe me if i said that i use these terms out loud in regular conversation?

plus, somehow "this is a disappointing thread of grandeur proportions" doesnt have the snap of "epic fail"

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well i am who i am

would you believe me if i said that i use these terms out loud in regular conversation?

plus, somehow "this is a disappointing thread of grandeur proportions" doesnt have the snap of "epic fail"
If you actually say that in person, I'd expect you to have a scraggly neckbeard and no girlfriend.
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If you actually say that in person, I'd expect you to have a scraggly neckbeard and no girlfriend.
why is it that people assume that you cant be cool, and a nerd, at the same time?
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why is it that people assume that you cant be cool, and a nerd, at the same time?
I assume that one can *think* they're cool and be a nerd. Or vice versa.

btw, my 12 year old son currently favors "failgasm" over "epic fail" and the derivatives.
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its official. 4chan has in fact infected pentaxforums.com

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come now,

4chan is the extreme level of intranet craziness, i dont think anything on these forums even came close

the occasional use internet born slang is hardly a cause for concern
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I don't know, you let some "epic fails" and "bring on the lulz" pass and before you know it people will be posting japanese tentacle rape porn.
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I don't know, you let some "epic fails" and "bring on the lulz" pass and before you know it people will be posting japanese tentacle rape porn.
what if it was tentacle rape porn photographed using a pentax?

it would be epic lulz fo shure

for the record however, i have never actually been to 4chan, but surprisingly am fully aware of the type of stuff that comes out of it... go figure.
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I don't know, you let some "epic fails" and "bring on the lulz" pass and before you know it people will be posting japanese tentacle rape porn.

epic win...
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epic win...
shouldn't that be FTEW?
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shouldn't that be FTEW?
I apparently have not been effected to the degree some of you have. I imagine some of you here are 'terminal'.
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I apparently have not been effected to the degree some of you have. I imagine some of you here are 'terminal'.
No way. I can quit any time I want to.

fwiw

ymmv

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