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Jan 28, 2011 09:27 |  #1

One analogy I really dislike is, "Saying you must have a really nice camera is like telling a carpenter they must have a nice hammer."

I think the camera has much more influence on the final product than a hammer does so it's not a fair comparison. Unfortunately, I don't have a better analogy to replace it.

Let's not get into the argument whether it's the camera or the photographer, just come up with a good analogy.

Fill in the blank: "Saying you must have a nice camera is like saying _______________"

Put some serious thought into this and stay away from the common ones like "a chef must have good pots and pans" or "an author must have a great pencil" etc.

Lets see what you all can come up with.

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Jan 28, 2011 09:43 |  #2

Not this again.:rolleyes:

"Nice camera"
"Thanks!"

Life goes one.

Simple...ain't it?


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Jan 28, 2011 09:48 |  #3

I agree.
It's laughable that people get offended when someone says "Your camera take nice pictures" when they scour POTN for hours asking questions like, what's better, 85L or 135L? or look at MTF charts like they will significantly change the quality of their photos.

Of course we have a nice camera! Why take a compliment and make it into some kind of insult that was never meant to be?

Using my 5D2 is far easier to capture some good photos than a regular P&S that most of those who say "your camera takes nice pictures" have. I didn't invest this much into my gear if it DIDN'T take nice pictures! :p


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Jan 28, 2011 09:51 |  #4

Sorry to be the third person to rain on your parade, but if people didn't think the gear they owned took great pictures, why did they buy it? I bought my favorite portrait lens because it rocks for the portraits I take. When people tell me that that lens takes great portraits, I completely agree.


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Jan 28, 2011 10:06 |  #5

Wow, calm down everyone. It seems all of you skipped right over the sentence "Let's not get into the argument whether it's the camera or the photographer, just come up with a good analogy."

I am simply looking for analogies, not trying to start an argument whether or not your camera takes nice pictures.

The reason: I hate the carpenter/hammer analogy.


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Jan 28, 2011 10:08 |  #6

There's already a huge thread of these, something like "What's the stupidest thing someone has said to you about photography?"




  
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Jan 28, 2011 10:12 |  #7

DazJW wrote in post #11730981 (external link)
There's already a huge thread of these, something like "What's the stupidest thing someone has said to you about photography?"


Again, not what I am asking for.


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Jan 28, 2011 11:04 |  #8

I'll play.

Saying you must have a nice camera is like saying your computer must not know how to just take a complement and let it go.


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Jan 28, 2011 12:18 |  #9

I saw this in a comic in this forum the other day, something to the effect of...

Person: "Your camera must take good pictures!"
Photographer: "Your mouth must speak good compliments!"


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Jan 28, 2011 12:52 |  #10

Wow this soup is good!!!
You must have good pots.


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Jan 28, 2011 13:10 |  #11

scobols wrote in post #11731001 (external link)
Again, not what I am asking for.

The thread has tonnes of examples of exactly what you're looking for.




  
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Jan 28, 2011 13:38 |  #12

DazJW wrote in post #11732107 (external link)
The thread has tonnes of examples of exactly what you're looking for.

I know what's in that thread, I've spent a lot of time reading it. I just thought it would be fun to try to come up with some new analogies.

...apparently not for everyone.


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Jan 28, 2011 15:20 |  #13

Sorry OP - Call me thick but I can't understand what you're trying to get at that hasn't already been discussed on this site.

A hammer is a hammer, a toaster is a toaster and a camera is a camera - so what?

As for anybody being annoyed because somebody says they have a nice camera, they should gow up and get a life.

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Jan 28, 2011 15:30 |  #14

Yeah, you're right. Who wants to have fun any more.

Shall we change this thread to something like:

Okay everyone, don't read or comprehend the original post. Just pretend you understand what he's asking and bash him for it. Whoever bashes him the most wins.

Oh, wait, that would be having a little fun so I guess it's not allowed here...


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Jan 28, 2011 15:32 |  #15

The point of the thread was to have a little fun by coming up with a new analogy for when someone says you must have a nice camera, that's all. Nothing more.


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