The big question is:
Why were you even shopping for camera gear at Lucky Plaza?
My opinion is that in this day and age, any local who shops there for gear and gets cheated, insulted and/or assaulted was really asking for it in the first place.
make this into a tcs 8 drama!!!
With heavy lenses, it is not the lens that mount onto the camera, it's the camera that mount onto the lens (if you get what I mean ).
Looking at this episode objectively, the salesman was talking rubbish (half-truths or otherwise) and the TS was unfortunate to have encountered such an episode, and with all intentions, just wants to share his experience with all of us. Interesting how it can generate such a flurry of discussion.
Ridiculous. L lenses were not too good for my 3.1mp D30 almost 10 yrs ago now. There is no DSLR for which "L lenses are too good". I suppose he reckoned that you wouldn't spring that day for an L lens, but he might be able to squeeze some money out of you right then and there at a lower price point. Don't listen.
Ask yrself, u are only asking silly questions when u know that the shop salesman in lucky plaza owns almost **** about photography.. ( takes LORDS out of this..haha )
So my words for you is this..
( Never ask a silly question when u know what u want, or you already knows that you are going to talk to another nut shell who knows lesser then u. ) U said u are browsing only, so i believe that u are also asking for fun only right? since he said the tamron is good for u, i also find theres nothing wrong about it, u can always walk away, nothing to complain about.
no heart feeling, just keep taking pictures to improve. all the best.
Take both its legs down first, then cuts its tail, next is shoot between its eyes:devil:
any local photographers know what kind of camera shops inside Lucky Plaza (except Lords), if you don't do your homework, you are sticking out your head and asking people to chop you, since you don't have intension to buy anything, why go inside and ask for "song" "song"?? try that to some shops in SLS, is like giving people a chance to "greet" your parents, not only just insult your camera.
stay far far alway from such shops next time.
I'm currently using a 24-105mm L with my 450D. It's little front heavy, but who cares, I'm loving it. Front heavy is really no big deal.
I guess many people who wish to upgrade are like me, can afford a L lens, but cannot afford a FF camera. If Canon users only use L for FF cameras, Canon will be very worried
Nikanon D3FXMarkIIIDS-1H with 5000mm f/128 & 0.500mm Macro f/0.4 & 0.70-2000mm f/256
tell him your 500D is good enough to shoot his face and post in stomp
He's prob thinking since L lenses cost more or less a new 500D or twice, you'd be wasting your $ to have it an entry level set
I'm just trying to think like an ignorant seller. But things like these should be shrugged off, otherwise why burden yourself with baseless anger.
jokes aside, as much as I feel that such comments may or may not be merited (especially from sales people, who really should learn a thing or two about manners sometimes), you need to let it roll off your back like water off a duck's back. in Australia, we'd say "build a bridge and get over it" because you're gonna meet such sticklers every now and again. and trust me, if you allow it to gnaw into you... you're gonna be one miserable bloke.
as the Beatles put it so eloquently... let it be.