Here I am agreeing with Fahim again. I might need to see my psych for some therapy.
The problem is that, once again I'm lost in the woods again. If my interests don't move towards the technical stuff and I really couldn't care less if someone took a shot with an f:1.2 whatever or had an 8X10 camera made of fine polished oak, what do I talk about?
If the image can speak for itself, or with a little help from its maker as most seem to do here, then surely the tech stuff is superfluous or should simply be placed in a separate compartment with the dirty magazines and drugs.
Take this simple shot.
I don't remember what I used. I dont bother with what the exif data says. The end result id what I want to know about. I have nothing to say about sharpness, DoF, clarity, pixels, diffraction or what colour my camera is. Thats not important. If I'm happy with the image, then all other factors become unimportant. Could I have taken it better with another camera or lens? Absolutely NOT! Did I choose the camera and lens combination with this shot in mind. Only marginally, since I was 12000km from home and had only one camera and one lens with me. Was it the best camera for the job. ABSOLUTELY, because it was the one I had with me at the time.
Don't tell me what you have to take photos with. Show me what you do with it. Talk to me about growing old and looking into the fog with hope in your heart and fish and chips on your lap, with someone warm next to you or not, and feeling the chill of winter against those aching bone, and how you reflect on a life so short and what you might have done with it if you had another chance.
I'm sorry, Fahim, if its not quite on the track but I think it might be close.
I'm also sorry for being such a dickhead to you. Life is too short to create enemies.
Peace be with you and your family.
I just prefer lamb, is all.