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Old 06-18-2013   #81
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That's a good envy.
Because you can't buy a darkroom, the only way to cure that is to build your own
One of my friends back in the late 90s bought a house that had a full darkroom already w/ sink, multiple fans and a light trap style door... Previous owner was using it for storage room some other Prior owner built it.

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Old 06-18-2013   #82
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Ok, so let's assume this a spoiled brat. Her filthy rich father bought this expensive camera for her. She only uses it to post pictures of her friends on facebook. She doesn't mind shooting in the rain, and she doesn't like talking to strangers (especially much older than her). She does not deserve to have this camera, while there are many talented young poor kids who deserve this camera better but can't afford it.

What is this, communism? I personally wouldn't care even if she put the RX1 on the floor and crushed it with her wet luxury shoes. It's her money (or her rich parents, or maybe rich boyfriend?), her camera, her business. I'm sorry but the thread is pathetically ridiculous.
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Old 06-18-2013   #83
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I was headed home via the subway to pick up my son from his last day of pre-k. As I sat down I noticed a very, very young girl out of the corner of eye, with what I thought was a Leica around her neck. Once seated, I glanced up and saw the red ring around the lens where it meshes with the body and finally, RX1 emblazoned on the front. She could not have been older than 17 or 18. She saw I was looking at the camera and she unfolded her arms to make sure I had a good view of it. Lucky girl to have wealthy parents I thought.

When I was 18, I received my first "real" camera as a combined holiday, birthday present. A Minolta SRT101. Even in today's money, the price of that camera would nowhere approach the price of the RX1.
isnt that an ussual sight?

at least in my place,
you could see a lot of kids playing with the latest gadgets..
teenager showing off with their newest germany cars at school..

and for camera...
kids since elementary to junior high or high are bringing their full frame dslr to school and mals

and for the more mature conscious of status
The Leica / the red dot is one of the men accesories to get accepted in high end socialita ...

they all are hanging an M .. with at least summilux or noctilux
to shot .. their meal and dinner
and most of their photos are made using iphone

kids wearing AP ROO watches and driving latest bimmers ? using D5 to shot on facebook ?
ussual sight

I wouldnt care less about it

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Old 06-18-2013   #84
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That's a good envy.
Because you can't buy a darkroom, the only way to cure that is to build your own
haha yes! This is what I've been thinking about. The problem is space, without sufficient space things are tedius...but we'll see. I currently use my Univ Darkroom but they are permanently closing soon and so I am thinking about building makeshift darkroom (I have roomates) or finding a community darkroom...well, we'll see.

Anyways...

In defense of the original poster, this is his rant...

We are all envious at times, I think.
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Ok, so let's assume this a spoiled brat. Her filthy rich father bought this expensive camera for her. She only uses it to post pictures of her friends on facebook. She doesn't mind shooting in the rain, and she doesn't like talking to strangers (especially much older than her). She does not deserve to have this camera, while there are many talented young poor kids who deserve this camera better but can't afford it.

What is this, communism? I personally wouldn't care even if she put the RX1 on the floor and crushed it with her wet luxury shoes. It's her money (or her rich parents, or maybe rich boyfriend?), her camera, her business. I'm sorry but the thread is pathetically ridiculous.
Edward, I appreciate your opinion. But I don't think there is the need to be pathetical too to make your point.
Don't feel personally offended, it's just a request to stay objectively and let ideology aside.
As the headline says, it was just a little rant, and I'm sure Keith is already reconciled with the circumstances of his life and with his own gear...
To be completely honest, I'm uncomfortable with the unlimited consumerism of some kids of today too, but if I remember when I was a teen, I want ALL too, and I want ALL immediately. Typically this fades with the time and the experience, that things don't make happier... oups, is it allowed to say this in a gear-centered forum?
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Haempe, as a major in law and political science, believe me I know exactly what is communism. My remark was kind of tongue in cheek, and sorry if it offended you.
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I remain corrected,
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fascinating article at petapixel. I thought though that the Commies over there took care of all the "rich folks,' you know, sophisticated income redistribution: everybody is equal, some are just more equal than others Sorry, crew, couldn't resist
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The issue? She saw I was looking at the camera and she unfolded her arms to give me a better view, with a look on her face that said, " Ha ha. Look what I've got." I tried talking to her, extremely politely I might add, one photographer to another, but she ignored me. I never had a reaction by a "photographer" like that before.
Ah, now I see the issue... you got dissed by the girl!
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We comfort each other because we cannot afford a RX1.
LOL. You win.

It's better to see folks with expensive cameras than, say, expensive cars. The former create much less pollution and are much harder to drive drunk with.
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It's better to see folks with expensive cameras than, say, expensive cars. The former create much less pollution and are much harder to drive drunk with.
Haha, funny. I drink and "drive" my cameras once in awhile though...
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Rewind 20 years ago when I was 19 I made over $50K a year at my job. My best friend bought a new Jeep Wrangler when he was 17, and paid with cash. We both had good jobs and saved money and didn't blow through it on crap like some kids do.

I met my girlfriend at the time at a bookstore she was wearing sweatpants and a baggy t-shirt and drove an old chevy caprice, beat up and rusted. She was 18 I was 20 and she actually made well more than me. She just spent her money on things that mattered.

So if an RX1 was something this girl wanted then she bought it for herself.
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Ah, now I see the issue... you got dissed by the girl!
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Edward, I appreciate your opinion. But I don't think there is the need to be pathetical too to make your point.
Don't feel personally offended, it's just a request to stay objectively and let ideology aside.
As the headline says, it was just a little rant, and I'm sure Keith is already reconciled with the circumstances of his life and with his own gear...
To be completely honest, I'm uncomfortable with the unlimited consumerism of some kids of today too, but if I remember when I was a teen, I want ALL too, and I want ALL immediately. Typically this fades with the time and the experience, that things don't make happier... oups, is it allowed to say this in a gear-centered forum?
Haempe,

I appreciate your post. It was just a little rant. I don't have to reconcile with the circumstances of my life. I am quite successful in what I do. The situation I ranted about was one of those where you would have had to be present to understand. I have expensive equipment, but was never one to walk around with a camera around my neck. Aside from living in NYC through the 70s till now, I have always been cautious and wearing a camera around my neck was never comfortable. I don't flaunt what I have as this girl was. Pride or not. It is not my thing. All that matters is what comes out of the camera, whatever it may be, one's vision. She had too much "vision" of herself, and not in a good way.
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The world, by some cultures Keith, is still flat.

Anyway, lets kill this thread please.
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I have the same reaction when I see high school kids on their way to school in fairly new BMWs. [I'm going to stop here so as not to start up on one of my rants about wealth distribution around this wacky country of ours.]
Or Escalades.

Who are these parents?
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