I found it rather amusing as I took my dingy, by dock cart, to the car, a guy, presumably a boat-service worker of some fashion, sat near the dock burning a bowl-pipe of weed.
Right out in the open, for all to see. I admire the moxy but question the judgement...
Speaking of...judgement.. have you ever noticed that the internet is all full of adults acting like bickering grade-schoolers? Nothing has underlined this more than the events surrounding my decision to invest in a full-frame DSLR.
I started out in research mode. Considering the D4, D3x, D800, D700, Canon 5DMk2 and the 5Dmk3.
"36 megapixels is too much for anyone. Only 4 frames per second???? Like GOSH! That's terri-bad, I'll take a D4 any day!!"
Amazing how every discussion about the strengths of one camera would always turn very one sided. Some know-it-all would jump in with absolutisms like "You CAN'T be a serious sports-wedding-bowling-league-hotdog-eating-contest photographer without a 6 fps body, $12k in lenses and 6 alien bees." or "Only 16 megapixels... GOSH! My Windows Phone has a better camera than that and has instagram!! I needz 128 megapixels for squirrel portraits or for photos collected around the nation of biblical figures' faces occurring in random objects for my upcoming photoblog "Jesus Toast."
Amidst my work-day today, it occurred to me. "Oh yeah, my D800 preorder had a shipping date for today, I'll check that.." The check let me to NikonRumors.com, this post: http://nikonrumors.com/2012/03/19/nikon-d800-to-start-shipping-this-week.aspx/
I like that site and respect it as a journalistic source but the comment threads show more schoolyard numbskulls..
Droves and droves of,
"OMG, LOL I just about peed my pants with excitement waiting for this camera!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!"
"Grumble Grumble. Frowny Face. There's no way I'm getting the camera tomorrow. If amazon doesn't deliver tomorrow, I'm canceling my order!!!! That'll show em''' those... evil ... japanese capitalists, HA!!"
If you create mental images of the people behind the keyboards, typing the things we read.. when I read these comments I see little Bobby Baker, in the lunchroom, shooting spitballs as little Suzie Richards. Suzie acuses
Bobby of having cooties and Bobby calls her something witty like "Puke face."
...and I just.. can't for the life of me... Envision Bobby and Suzie as career-level pro-or-semi-pro's with the expendable income to support a $4k+ camera setup.