1. Get parents to pay for their DSLR + lens just to show off when they are not earning their own keep = no good
as compared to
2. Working adults earning their own keep just to show off = I dun care its their own money, their own freedom
Dun get confused about talking auto mode here. I know there is ppl here who buy DSLR but only uses purely auto mode, their purpose is not cos of their interest but simply just to show off.
I didn't mean using auto mode is bad but if you are one of those spoilt brats (see above 1.) who ask your parents (unless you parents is well off then nothing to say) to buy you a DSLR just so you can show off to your peers, then i despised you. But if you saved up and buy yourself one (be it cos of interest or just to show off), then kudos to you.
Didn't read the whole thread... but...
1) What's wrong with parents buying a DSLR for his kid? Is it coz your parents didn't? But they did buy you a PS3 and a huge HDTV, and that's ok?
2) What's wrong with using auto mode in a DSLR? If its wrong, then we should all use M mode? Is it coz peer pressure dictates that you be less reliant on automation? Isn't composition a major factor in output too?
3) What's wrong with a photog earning money with a kit lens? Is it coz people are paying him some money for work with a kit lens, while you have expensive L lens but no one paying you?
You see, the end point is the output. Not the means (unless its illegal means) to the output. Even lomographers get artsy pics from crappy gear (technically speaking - light leaks, plastic lens, etc... no offense, coz I do like the look).
We should just let others do what they want, as long as it does not affect others. Parents, adolescents and adults should have a say in how they should use their own money, not us. If that using of money means showing off, did they purposely do it in front of you?
In summary: how the money spent (even on so called spolit brats), is none of our business.
Prices of dSLR gears are more affordable now and standard of living increases, no doubt more will own them.
Why must we always want to compare "who shoots better", "who owns what" and "who have more expensive gears"? Photography is a hobby for many, as a current hobbist (excuse me for those who are not), I strongly encourage others not to paint a competitive scene for a beautiful hobby.
Clubsnap has always been one of my favorite websites in seeing how a harmless comment can turn into a burning debate over some odd stuff that was never meant to be that way.
Stay happy. Enjoy life.
cameras are not made of tofu
Owning a DSLR is like owing a handphone now.
Going thru this thread, I get the following feeling:
1. Only a specific group of people should own DSLRs (honeymoon couples need not apply here).
2. Kids (especially those from Sec 2) should use P&S (even if their fathers have 2 Lambos sitting in the garage).
3. Damn Nikon, Canon, Sony, Pentax and all other DSLR makers for their Auto mode in their pro bodies.
4. If you're pro, better show off your pro gear to re-assure your clients (and his guests).
5. If you're attending a wedding as a guest, better bring along your P&S...in case the pro CMI.
I dont understand whats wrong with Kids having DSLR?
My son is already using my spare 40D + 400mmf5.6L at age 9. Why not if he is interested in it. It so much better than mixing up with the wrong company and pick up smoking or drugs.
The advantage to me as a parent is He is sharing the same interest as me and that helps to make our Bond stronger. Also in family outing at least I have a chance to be in front of the camera rather than behind the camera all the time.
Cheers. As long as people are happy, why bother with what gears they are using?
My intention is not to dispute that statement but rather for 3 times trying to illustrate that a significant large proportion of the replies are repeated or echoed, barely answered TS question. Only a few new/relevant points were subsequently added. So I don't see an science or theory and implicit answer in this thread.
Instead of value adding with variables, comes the skills does all, pagoda and whose zoom is longer and now, kid's camera ownership problem.
Last edited by spheredome; 27th July 2009 at 07:16 PM.
wow.... nice gears.. *envy*
age 9.. muz be curious about a lot of things..
400mm on a crop camera.. wow.. Can shoot very far..
Can shoot the birds and the bees too.. hehe..
I'm a new DSLR owner myself. Was using using an old Canon Powershot A95 before I decided to move on to an E-620 after 4 and a half years. I've never looked back.
Don't even get me started on the amount of **** I get just because I didn't choose a model from two of the powerhouses in the industry. No disrespect to whatever equipment any of you guys use.