I do get more weird remarks when I am out with my rb67 though. people don't recognize it anymore. They think it's a movie camera.
tim in san jose
Originally Posted by k_jupiter
On the car's first test run, the driver had to shut it down halfway down the track because it was all over the place (due to the short wheelbase). He still pulled low 12s.
You guys are doing it wrong (98 ci engine here + 21psi of boost on a T3/T04E turbo) :P
Just kidding, I'm in the process of putting an LS1 into a 240sx so I know the appeal of a v8 too.
I think there's a huge difference between ego and someone that's confident about their skills. It's not necessarily the size of your camera, but the pictures you take. Some lacking skills might compensate by using a larger camera. That way that can Extenze their bellows.
Ego is an expensive beast to feed. Save your time, money and energy in finding your voice and to make unique and beautiful images.
I have to put up with a fair amount of mickey-taking from members of the camera club about not being digital, but there's no over-inflated egos to contend with (perhaps because the club is in a very traditional Northern working-class town - we Geordies tend to be a very friendly bunch...)
In fact the only serious ego I've ever had to contend with in photography was a former colleague who insisted whatever he did was better. I bought a dslr, he berated me for my choice and insisted film was the only pure form of photography (Despite the fact that he didn't actually own a camera of any description at this point). A little while later I progressed on to medium format and re-discovered the joys of film. His response? He immediately went out and spent several grand on the latest Nikon dslr. Tw*t...
This process was repeated whenever I bought any new (well, pre-owned, but new to me) kit.
Last time I spoke to him he told me his wife had forced him to sell his Nikon and other assorted gubbins because he never used it. I'm happy to report that he got sod-all for it...