Quote Originally Posted by Michael R 1974 View Post
Being aware of and/or interested in how things work does not make someone any less a photographer, nor does it make someone a "wanker" of any kind. The wankers post to technical threads to remind everyone photography is about pictures. Brilliant.
The big problem with technical discussion is agreeing on the criteria to use as "the" standard.

A technical best can only be determined when the output requirements are defined.

If "pictures" means "artistic fun stuff for my walls" is the defined output there is one standard.

If "pictures" means essentially "technically accurate representations of a scene" the standard is quite different.

Us wankers can pick our own standards.