Reject lending photographic equipment to someone you know.


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HOW DO YOU REJECT LENDING PHOTOGRAPHIC EQUIPMENT TO SOMEONE?!

I lend to a "Friend", the kind that thinks just because she has a dSLR and like to takes photos = you are a PROFESSIONAL PHOTOGRAPHER.
That doesn't even make you half a photographer!

Anyway, my precious and beloved K1000 came back looking alrigh
BUT MY 28-80mm f3.5-5.6 Pentax-F SMC Macro lens came back with a chip near the mount area.
Thread area on the exterior of the lens plastic look like it has been dropped before, causing a line of soon becoming a crack there?!

Long story short, I don't wanna lend any photographic "Friend" anymore.
Not even if they are experienced in handling a Camera.

Is there a way to politely tell them, "NO".

Btw.. not sure if this is the correct sub-forum to post D:

p.s I am the kind that like to show off my camera equipment...
 

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HOW DO YOU REJECT LENDING PHOTOGRAPHIC EQUIPMENT TO SOMEONE?!

I lend to a "Friend", the kind that thinks just because she has a dSLR and like to takes photos = you are a PROFESSIONAL PHOTOGRAPHER.
That doesn't even make you half a photographer!

Anyway, my precious and beloved K1000 came back looking alrigh
BUT MY 28-80mm f3.5-5.6 Pentax-F SMC Macro lens came back with a chip near the mount area.
Thread area on the exterior of the lens plastic look like it has been dropped before, causing a line of soon becoming a crack there?!

Long story short, I don't wanna lend any photographic "Friend" anymore.
Not even if they are experienced in handling a Camera.

Is there a way to politely tell them, "NO".

Btw.. not sure if this is the correct sub-forum to post D:

p.s I am the kind that like to show off my camera equipment...
Basically I don't lent my photographic equipment to anyone unless I am there to supervise in person...

Anyway, if someone try to borrow from you, just tell them no. If they are real friend's of yours, they would understand.
 

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HOW DO YOU REJECT LENDING PHOTOGRAPHIC EQUIPMENT TO SOMEONE?!

I lend to a "Friend", the kind that thinks just because she has a dSLR and like to takes photos = you are a PROFESSIONAL PHOTOGRAPHER.
That doesn't even make you half a photographer!

Anyway, my precious and beloved K1000 came back looking alrigh
BUT MY 28-80mm f3.5-5.6 Pentax-F SMC Macro lens came back with a chip near the mount area.
Thread area on the exterior of the lens plastic look like it has been dropped before, causing a line of soon becoming a crack there?!

Long story short, I don't wanna lend any photographic "Friend" anymore.
Not even if they are experienced in handling a Camera.

Is there a way to politely tell them, "NO".

Btw.. not sure if this is the correct sub-forum to post D:

p.s I am the kind that like to show off my camera equipment...
Simple, just say that you need to use the lens and you can't lend it to them.
 

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It's a "She", so maybe that hit your weak spot? haha.

If is lend to testing then I guess I am ok if I am beside to lend a hand (and supervise the person).

If is lend to bring elsewhere etc, then no....unless is my gf.
 

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I dont lend..even if im there to watch him/her .. i also wont.
How i reject? usually i just say sorry...abit hard..not poissble..no..sorry.. If they are understanding they will get the idea and will not go further. If they insist. Then i will insist too.
 

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TWmilkteaTW said:
I dont lend..even if im there to watch him/her .. i also wont.
How i reject? usually i just say sorry...abit hard..not poissble..no..sorry.. If they are understanding they will get the idea and will not go further. If they insist. Then i will insist too.
This method will work for most people but some people are really not "Seng mok" and cannot catch subtle hints.. These people, u really have to tell them you are nt comfy lending ur beloved stuff out.. For me, my frens are all canon and Nikon users and the only person who will borrow my photography stuff, I will never reject.. =)
 

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Personally, those photography-know-nuts(nothing).
I really hate them alot.
Deep inside my heart is laughing + 2 middle finger and alot of curse words.

I really just can't help it.

Is this normal or is it developing into a mental illness already?

I dont lend..even if im there to watch him/her .. i also wont.
How i reject? usually i just say sorry...abit hard..not poissble..no..sorry.. If they are understanding they will get the idea and will not go further. If they insist. Then i will insist too.
This one powerful.. must learn...

This method will work for most people but some people are really not "Seng mok" and cannot catch subtle hints.. These people, u really have to tell them you are nt comfy lending ur beloved stuff out.. For me, my frens are all canon and Nikon users and the only person who will borrow my photography stuff, I will never reject.. =)
I presume the only person who borrow is your beloved as well?
 

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Personally, those photography-know-nuts(nothing).
I really hate them alot.
Deep inside my heart is laughing + 2 middle finger and alot of curse words.

I really just can't help it.

Is this normal or is it developing into a mental illness already?



This one powerful.. must learn...



I presume the only person who borrow is your beloved as well?
Haha why do you hate people who knows nothing about photography? We all started from there at some point too.
 

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Haha why do you hate people who knows nothing about photography? We all started from there at some point too.
If you read my first post, I refer to those who hold a dslr and any how snap photos on Automatic mode and claim themselves to be PROFESSIONAL PHOTOGRAPHER.

First of all.. nevermind... they don't even meet the basics to fit into the photographer part.
I don't wanna go technical D: but if I do happen to **** them about them saying they are PRO Photographers...
They sure kpkb and uproar, hate me forever. Insist they are PRO Photographers.

If I try to reason with them, and they accept they not PRO.
They will call me a showoff and everything... *<-Insert Facepalm Here->*

T.T But they are the ones trying to showoff leih.. not me D:
 

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If you read my first post, I refer to those who hold a dslr and any how snap photos on Automatic mode and claim themselves to be PROFESSIONAL PHOTOGRAPHER.

First of all.. nevermind... they don't even meet the basics to fit into the photographer part.
I don't wanna go technical D: but if I do happen to **** them about them saying they are PRO Photographers...
They sure kpkb and uproar, hate me forever. Insist they are PRO Photographers.

If I try to reason with them, and they accept they not PRO.
They will call me a showoff and everything... *<-Insert Facepalm Here->*

T.T But they are the ones trying to showoff leih.. not me D:
Well, then you know which stage they are in:bsmilie:

 

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Well, then you know which stage they are in:bsmilie:

Yes, they will be there forever.
Cause they are Pro Photographers :D

I from auto mode jump straight into Film Camera.
They think use film camera machiam like digital camera.
*Facepalm here too.*
 

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If you read my first post, I refer to those who hold a dslr and any how snap photos on Automatic mode and claim themselves to be PROFESSIONAL PHOTOGRAPHER.

First of all.. nevermind... they don't even meet the basics to fit into the photographer part.
I don't wanna go technical D: but if I do happen to **** them about them saying they are PRO Photographers...
They sure kpkb and uproar, hate me forever. Insist they are PRO Photographers.

If I try to reason with them, and they accept they not PRO.
They will call me a showoff and everything... *<-Insert Facepalm Here->*

T.T But they are the ones trying to showoff leih.. not me D:
ok, so what has this got to do with ur initial topic of rejecting ppl who approach you to borrow equipment?
BTW, why reason with them as well?
 

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ok, so what has this got to do with ur initial topic of rejecting ppl who approach you to borrow equipment?
BTW, why reason with them as well?
Nothing to do with the initial post, just replying to post #10 saying that they think they are pro photographers just because they have dSLR and like to snap photos.
But really, they just like to snap photos on auto mode.

I have not reasoned with them at all, at least not yet.

The last time I tried to reject lending the film camera, I said "The film camera is for more advanced/professional photographers".
She immediately shoot me "But I am professional".

In my heart is doing all kinds of evil things liao..

Well, then you know which stage they are in:bsmilie:

I think I'm at the "All I shoot is bad" or "Dammit, I suck" lol
You have 1.6k++ post already, sure anot?

Everything I shoot sucks too, but at least I know the technical stuff.
I don't even say I am professional.

I am left with 1 film camera, 1 junk lens, 1 hazy lens, dust cleaner, old but functioning flash, mini tripod, microfiber cloth.
This friend only have 1 dslr, 1 kit lens, 1 microfiber cloth. Don't even know about dry cabinet, ISO/ASA, shutter speed, cmos/ccd, hotshoe.
Basically, only know auto mode.
 

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You have 1.6k++ post already, sure anot?

Everything I shoot sucks too, but at least I know the technical stuff.
I don't even say I am professional.

I am left with 1 film camera, 1 junk lens, 1 hazy lens, dust cleaner, old but functioning flash, mini tripod, microfiber cloth.
This friend only have 1 dslr, 1 kit lens, 1 microfiber cloth. Don't even know about dry cabinet, ISO/ASA, shutter speed, cmos/ccd, hotshoe.
Basically, only know auto mode.
TCSS alot mah....

Hurry up and find an old film camera lol. Alright, end of OT:bsmilie:
Film photography is way more expensive than digital ones where I don't have to develop to see the photos :bsmilie: I like playing with Post Processing in Lightroom too ;p


but, frankly speaking, I do have issues turning down pple if they want to borrow lens. Unless you damn well to know that they will take care of it like their precious.

But never tested this phrase before: "Sorry, I'm not comfortable lending my gears out.", but it sounds reasonable to me...
 

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but, frankly speaking, I do have issues turning down pple if they want to borrow lens. Unless you damn well to know that they will take care of it like their precious.

But never tested this phrase before: "Sorry, I'm not comfortable lending my gears out.", but it sounds reasonable to me...
I will never play with fire, especially WILD fire. Ever again.
 

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I will never play with fire, especially WILD fire. Ever again.
probably this is why there is a thread for newbies on the myths of sharing lenses if they get the same brand camera....read it once before, I think it's about what "DSLR to get"

Things usually gets ugly when the lens/equipment is damaged...
 

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