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Elitism is not helpful

I’ve been reading the photographic fora lately for advice and such.  I posted a question about relative IQ between older FD lenses with converter and newer EF lenses.  A pompous asshole answered.

He said, “Why are you trying to use old FD lenses?  They’re crap on EOS cameras.”  I said, “I have them and can’t afford EF lenses.  Look at my options for a 50mm:  (1) my current FD 50mm f/1.4 with adaptor, (2) the EF 50mm f/1.8 for $120, (3) the EF 50mm f/1.4 USM for $360, or (4) the EF 50mm f/1.2L for $900.  I could maybe afford the $120 lens if I had to but is there really that much IQ difference?”  He said, “Option one is crap because of the adaptor.  Option two is crap because the lens has a plastic barrel and no USM.  Option 3 is crap because the AF quits working after 3 months.  Clearly option 4 is the right answer.”  I said, “Right but $900 is not in my price range.”  He said, “Then why are you in photography?  Try stamp collecting – it’s cheaper.”

Dismissive assholes like this really don’t help me to want to take more pictures.  I was looking for advice on whether or not I should be concerned about using FD lenses on my EOS camera from an IQ perspective, not whether or not I was worthy to own a camera.  😦

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Mike and Caity (mildly NSFW and based on a true story)

Have you ever been in a situation where the best answer is still a wrong one?
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Espresso Vodka will be my undoing

On a google search, I found that between Church and home is a bar called 88 Keys.  It’s a “Piano Martini bar.”  So I wander in and there’s nobody but staff there.  I explain to the bartender (who’s much younger than me) my whole situation.  He says he’ll help me out by explaining stuff.  But I’ve never had a martini before and I can’t stand vodka.  And it just took me 6 tries to type “vodka.”  At any rate, I ordered a glass of Relaxx, a very cheap riesling.  And I talked with people.

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How Stupid Can I be?

Phlebotomy

Phlebotomy

  1. The nurse lady that did my blood draw yesterday was a complete moron.  She claims to have been an ER nurse for 10 years but she can’t find a vein with a map and flashlight. Read the rest of this entry »

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