I dont understand why that some buyers here can be led to exorbitant measures for an item that can be commonly available at almost any local dealer at a much more reasonable pricetag, new still!
a. a couple telezooms, SRP S$150/S$220 respectively, mint new with wty, going for 10% more than that used and 2nd hand?! free market as sellers might like to put, exploitation of fellow members i call it.
b. an oversized eyecup, that's more accessorial as it actually hinders (cuts off) peripheral vision when shooting fast sports, hence heavily crippling anticipation of activities moving into the frame, thats selling for like S$15-S$16 (local and overseas), going for what, 100% that?! imagine the profit line here if theres a whole bunch of order.
To be fair here, i have to put in my own experience,
a. the telezoom matter is a given, anyone who knows how to add and substract should be able to define that logic. the only 2 times when i think a buyer may be taken is , i. he allowed himself to so by being plain lazy to even ask around, ii. he is simply misinformed.
b. Early on when theres a growing fad in eyecups, i came across one but almost threw it away immediately straight after when i realised i cant factor for the speed of subjects entering my frame, ie the Minister strolling in from my extreme right, a car driving over from left, with the huge blockage. Dust gathers into static rubber cup easily and i do get irritation almost in a very short time. Plus the huge eyecup continue to gets into the way of storing away/drawing out the camera (esp when speedily needed so), so much so i am certain it WILL rip apart or away very soon.
Then again these are practical reasonings that, until experienced, may not draw attention of a buyer, especially a fervent one, away from a fad.
i am so frustrated with this cultural phenomenon here in this forum that i am not very surprised so say visitors may view as this very naive or silly. are we lacking substance as a serious photography forum, or simply a chat club for boys with expensive toys, who will jump into the every next fad.
I know i am almost assured to get flame for this, but isnt anyone here get the least bit the same querky feel i get here everytime some new ideas or 'MO' starts off here?
There is another possibility, no one will ever care to remark in this thread, 'cause except a Moderator or an Admin. those that do (there are a few usual suspects for this), may almost certainly banal this to hell or make a carefree joke out of this thread.
am i taking this too seriously or its just that alot of people here are seriously partying?..