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Jan 21, 2008 20:51 |  #16

I disagree Jeffrey. While it is important to have some basic fundamental tools for both photography and cooking, more advanced techniques become available with better equipment, and in both cases, it takes a certain degree of skill to make those tools worthwhile. I guess the biggest difference between these two pursuits is that it is far less impressive to own a quality knife than a fancy camera to your average Joe. :)

In any case, to get back to the thread at hand, I too typically say "thanks" when I am faced with this situation.


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Jan 21, 2008 20:53 |  #17

SimonG wrote in post #4753067 (external link)
I disagree Jeffrey. While it is important to have some basic fundamental tools for both photography and cooking, more advanced techniques become available with better equipment, and in both cases, it takes a certain degree of skill to make those tools worthwhile. I guess the biggest difference between these two pursuits is that it is far less impressive to own a quality knife than a fancy camera to your average Joe. :)

Oh, well knives....that's different. I thought you meant a bundt pan.

Few pots & pans, meat thermometer, candy thermometer, good whisk....


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Jan 21, 2008 21:03 |  #18

A Bundt pan eh? If one sticks to the basics (knives, pots and pans vs. camera and lenses) the analogy works very well. After all, while you can cook most things whether you are using a cheap set of non-stick pans from Wal-Mart or a better set of aluminum core stainless pots, I dare you to try making demi-glace using the former. ;)


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Jan 22, 2008 08:33 |  #19

JeffreyG wrote in post #4752768 (external link)
Now, all that said, I think when people deliver the backhanded "you have a great camera" they are really trying to compliment you. They just miss a bit. Be gracious.

I bought my Mother a p+s last birthday. She thinks it pure luck if she gets a good shot and, if she gets a lot of good shots then it must be a good camera. She, along with most friends think I make good photographs because of all that money spent on gear, not on the years of study and practice( my wife knows better.... maybe she just knows all the right things to say:D). I don't want to be a party pooper - I want to read some witty come-backs but Jeffrey has a good point.


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Jan 22, 2008 12:57 |  #20

Witty comebacks is what we want...
We don't want to attack any one personally just a one liner something a little funny
thatb gets the point across...
People are generally good and i am sure are giving a compliment so we should be graciouse...


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Jan 22, 2008 12:59 |  #21

"Yeah, spending $30k on a kitchen buying a Viking range didn't improve my wife's cooking, but hopefully the fancy camera will improve my photography!"


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Jan 22, 2008 13:00 |  #22

"Yeah, it does. Here, you try."


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Jan 22, 2008 13:21 |  #23

"Yes, I can get a perfectly exposed, perfectly focused but compositionally poor photo -- just like I could with my $200 point-and-shoot, but it costs me 10 times as much!"


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Jan 22, 2008 14:18 as a reply to  @ Wilt's post |  #24

I usually just tell them to GFT. :o

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Jan 22, 2008 16:23 |  #25

Really?
Does an as*-kicking by the other party usually follow that reaction?:lol:

I would take it as a compliment (which is what it is BTW) and say thank you.

As far as a witty response to that question...that would be GFT.;););)

stugotzo wrote in post #4757686 (external link)
I usually just tell them to GFT. :o

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Jan 22, 2008 16:56 |  #26

Hmmm!!!

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Jan 22, 2008 17:06 |  #27

"It acted up when I first bought the thing, but sent it to school, and now the camera is trained, and sometimes it works really well." Haven't said it. but wanted to many times.


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Jan 22, 2008 17:54 |  #28

nicksan wrote in post #4758491 (external link)
Really?
Does an as*-kicking by the other party usually follow that reaction?:lol:

I would take it as a compliment (which is what it is BTW) and say thank you.

As far as a witty response to that question...that would be GFT.;););)

tsk nick, you didnt read the fine print

stugotzo wrote in post #4757686 (external link)
I usually just tell them to GFT. Unless they are much larger than me. If so i smile and say yes sir it does

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