« on: December 20, 2012, 02:12:08 PM »
Sigh. You really reap the whirlwind when you dare express UNhappiness about Mother Canon on this site.
Always the same gems too: "Expressing unhappiness does no good, blah, blah. You are getting me and other Canon users stirred up blah, blah. The equipment is irrelevant because a great photog like me can get awesome shots on a $2 camera blah, blah. So just bite me, and sell all your gear at a loss and then buy it all back in Nikon/Sony, blah blah. Ansel Adams blah, blah."
I wonder why no one complains about the futility of expressing HAPPINESS with a Canon product, which surely must be of equally low practical effect?
No one ever prefaces a gushing rave about their beloved new camera or lens with wisdom like: "Though the equipment is meaningless, here is a shot I just took with my new blah, blah."
Negative posts do not bother me. I kind of like them, or at least the idea that they are possible and acceptable. What would bother me is if this site (or any site) is expected to be a propaganda organ like a North Korean newspaper, where no praise is too effusive, and no criticism will be tolerated.
Everyone needs to lighten up. No one is slamming anyone's mother or sniggering at anyone's manhood by saying they are ticked off by something Canon did. But I guess it is 2 sides of the same coin, isn't it? People on both sides who have invested heavily in a camera system naturally react emotionally one direction or the other. If you are heavily invested and start thinking Canon is trailing the competition and/or raising prices, you are ticked and want to say so. Conversely, if you are heavily invested and some ticked-off guy starts saying so, you are unhappy to have to think about how he could have a point about the quality of your equipment and the wisdom of your investment.