jaomul wrote in post #15889463
Hi all again. I did bow out but just quickly
My thread was trying to highlight that with all the good info here many pick a camera model and irrelevant of peoples budget or question recommend that model. ...
... i do think though only a few who read this thread saw my subject was "budget" and how recommending outside budget was of little help. It wasn't a camera bashing or praising exercise
Glad you came back
There are two points I want to address, the first of which is the more universal one.
this is an open forum filled with opinions and recommendations.
You can not govern these opinions.
Opinions are like Cowboy hats and Hemorrhoids, sooner or later every arsehole gets one. I understand your intention, but it simply is not worthwhile to attempt to alter the behavior of the 300,000 plus members here, and what they chose to recommend. It can't be done.
Such herculean tasks are left to those that effect the running f the forum like Spammers, scammers, and trolls. and those tasks should be left to the moderators.
Further, it seems especially hard to come down on people for offering what is really solid harmless advice when there are so many bad opinions, and so much bad advice given that we just have to accept and hope those reading sort through it and take in only the good advice.
Advising someone considering a 7D to look at the 5D3 is NOT bad advice.
An example of bad advise would be more along the lines of suggesting someone who can't handle the weight of their equipment move up to heavier equipment
But even in this case we can't expect people to NOT offer this bad advise. We can only post our disagreement.
I own 7d and 5dc as said. I don't need or want to upgrade my current cameras.I never said I wanted to upgrade them. The thread title may have implied something else but if you read my post this is not the reason for this thread. They both do exactly what i need. I possibly prefer the 5d though it is old but if someone asked me which would be a better buy i prob would steer them to the 7d due it being more modern.
This is all well and good, but we are back to opinions. It is fine that anyones suggestion to you re: 5D3 may be wasted breathe. But you are not representative of the 376,301 membership by any means. You need to understand that, and understand why your thread, which positioned yourself as such, resulted in a backlash.
There are I am sure many who agree with you.
There are also, I know for a fact, many 7D shoppers that ended up with the 5D3.
So you truly can not tell people what they can and can not recommend.
It's a big world with a lot of people and opinions.
And as one can read, the eventual degeneration is 7D owners vs. 5D3 owners.
How silly is that?