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Jan 02, 2014 19:06 |  #76

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I didn't get the impression at all that the OP was 'showing off' his gear. A lot of people have no understanding of cameras at all, and will think that any 'big' camera is something that only pros use. My first Canon was a 40D with a kit lens, and I have been approached by people thinking that I was a pro simply because I was carrying a 'big' camera.

I don't think the OP was showing off at that performance either.

This thread did take a bit of an ugly turn earlier, which I tried to explain a bit. And again, without saying I agree with the ugly turn or the brickbats the OP took, I think there is one last item that folks kind of miss here.

There are two possible things that people might respond to in a thread:
1) What you did.
2) The fact that you decided to start a thread about what you did.

And I think item 2) had a lot more to do with the brickbats than item 1).

Think of it this way. If you contribute to an important charity, that is a good thing. If you publicly announce your charitable contributions in a very public venue, you might actually get some negative reactions from your perceived back-patting.


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Jan 02, 2014 19:11 |  #77

JeffreyG wrote in post #16572866 (external link)
Think of it this way. If you contribute to an important charity, that is a good thing. If you publicly announce your charitable contributions in a very public venue, you might actually get some negative reactions from your perceived back-patting.

Good word, and biblical as well, something our family tries to live by. Unfortunately in many cases, others that our charity goes through don't keep it secret. :(

The only thing I have run into when shooting with my equipment are those that are just starting out in their hobby, and hope to afford better lenses later. I always try to find time to talk to them and point them to good alternatives to the Ls, because I remember how I started out, and had I that advice then, my equipment list would have tracked differently than what it did.

What really draws their attention is the Sigma 50-500 at 500mm, that starts all kinds of discussion around me during hockey games. :D I wonder what would happen if I went with the new Tamron?


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Jan 02, 2014 19:16 |  #78

Enjoyed and thanks for ALL the comments.


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Jan 02, 2014 19:18 |  #79

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What really draws their attention is the Sigma 50-500 at 500mm, that starts all kinds of discussion around me during hockey games. :D I wonder what would happen if I went with the new Tamron?

And that's OK. We like our camera stuff. It isn't cheap and I know that when like photographers rub shoulders we sometimes like the comparisons. And when outsiders view our gear and assume our huge lenses are capable of all kinds of stuff ("Can you see the moon with that lens?" "Hell, I can see the moon without it!") we think it is kind of funny and fun.

So I get the OP's post. But I also understand the brickbats a bit too as people who cannot afford a 'big white' might see the whole thread as posturing.


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Jan 02, 2014 19:20 |  #80

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Jan 04, 2014 00:27 |  #81

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