I like 'Shadow' but my text wasn't as crisp as the example. I'll try other styles when I get more time.
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I'm possibly the only person that will survive when the robots take over, it appears.
Not quite...you'll have the Amish and the Luddites for company.
Don't get me wrong, I like nice gear. I definately take better pics on nicer gear, which I think means I am the weakest link in the chain. But I have my gear and I'm happy with it. I trust somebody else out enjoying their photography is happy with theirs.
That sorted, there are more interesting things to discuss with another photographer, especially if like me you are in locations for a specific shot, I'd rather tap the local knowledge is more important than discuss the banalities of how much somebody else likes kit that I'm not shooting with.
On the rare occassions I engage in conversation with another photographer I try and keep it away from gear. I'm far more interested in getting the scoop on local attractions, wildlife, vantage points etc.
"I see you have a mass produced device that does its job efficiently and predictably, I too have a mass produced device that does its job efficiently and predictably"
More interested in if they've seen any adders, or where the best view is, are they in a club, what kind of work are they doing.
FWIW, the EF 40 pancake with the adapter is a real nice combo on the M.
90. The person with a 18-55 on his whatever trying to ask about my lens.
91. The people with point and shoots asking about and complimenting my "huge camera". (7D with BG, 300 2.8 + TC2x; not really that big, and in the everglades, sometimes rather small... Lens envy is real!)
These are a bit harsh.
I just don't see the problem with people trying to strike up a conversation.
I agree, I made a similar fun post but mine was from a real life experience when being bugged by a guy while I was shooting composing, looking through viewfinder....I love talking shop, just do it at the proper time, it's really easy to see when that is.
A person with a 18-55 can't talk to "real" photographers?
Someone complimenting you about your gear is bad?