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    The full story was I showed up at a social gathering with a beat-up 4 EUR Olympus Trip from the flea market while she had a digi EOS with f3.5-4.5 zoom.

    I am known to be a serious about my photography and she asked why I would use something so old and tatty. So I explained that even single use camera can turn out good photos at f8 and that even the Trip 35 has a f2.8 lens and has light gathering power better than most zooms on the market these days. She doesn't know what an aperture is so I elaborated on it.... well, that didn't go down well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hamster View Post
    ...she asked why I would use something so old and tatty. So I explained that even single use camera can turn out good photos at f8 and that even the Trip 35 has a f2.8 lens and has light gathering power better than most zooms on the market these days. She doesn't know what an aperture is so I elaborated on it.... well, that didn't go down well.
    Well there ya go. Not only does she NOT know, she doesn't WANT to know, yet still wants to fire arrows despite her empty quiver. You persisted in reasoning with her long after the point at which her ignorance was confirmed by her own words.

    Continuing to deal reasonably with the incorrigibly ignorant causes one to feel rage and frustration at the impenetrability of that ignorance. Cocksure ignorance is even more annoying.



    Seriously, life's too short even to talk to her or folks like her.
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    Him, looking at my gear: "Wow, an F1. Why don't you go digital?"
    Me: "I did. I went back."
    Him, holding up his 5D2: "This'll do (natter natter)..."
    Me: "Nice. Mine'll do exactly what I want."

    Pretty much the end of the discussion.
    Fred Latchaw
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    Right now in Spain they're holding the Running of the Bulls,
    followed by the Soiling of the Pants, and the Burying of the Idiots.

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