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Old Apr 16, 2010, 12:23 PM   #1
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So I am currently sitting in the coffee shop. And next to me this "photography pro" from the local photo retail outlet is giving advice to this old man he is selling a camera too.

Specifically he is giving him settings and shooting advice for shooting sports, as well as event photography.

And it is all completely wrong. For sports he is explaining how to shoot in shutter priority to keep the shutter speed at 1/250 (pretty much word for word what he said) and telling him you 100% need a monopod to do any sports shooting. I only caught the tail end of the even photography tuturial, but it was a disaster.

He also gave editing advice that was just completely wrong. Basically he said this guy would not be able to make his own cds after doing edits in photoshop elements and that he should instead just bring his memory card into his store, so he could make this guy a CD that he could give his client.

So I had to put in my headphones because I can't listen to this and keep my mouth shut any longer........
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Old Apr 16, 2010, 12:39 PM   #2
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I can imagine you biting your tongue, sitting on your hands and trying so hard to shut your ears to the situation. The guy was obviously trying to drum up business beyond the camera he was selling with the CD thing - there are those who are enough computer illiterate that they can't make their own CDs. However, people using photoshop elements at any type of proficiency don't fall into that category usually. And I know that there are beginners who don't shoot much sports who like using Tv as it gives them less to think about. And pros with their huge, fast, long lenses use monopods for shooting sports, so isn't that the way it should always be? Oh well...
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Old Apr 16, 2010, 12:41 PM   #3
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He just told the guy that the Tamron 70-200 lens was the same lens as Nikon's 70-200 2.8 besides the IS.

Then went on to say that the Tamron lenses are just as good as the white canon lenses and you are just paying for the color and is on canon's too.

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Tell the gentleman about this site...tell him it will help him understand some of the things the saleman is telling him! You'll offend no one...
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He just told the guy that the Tamron 70-200 lens was the same lens as Nikon's 70-200 2.8 besides the IS.

Then went on to say that the Tamron lenses are just as good as the white canon lenses and you are just paying for the color and is on canon's too.

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Holy cow... I'm speechless about this guy... can just shake my head and totally understand your feelings about this conversation
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I don't think I could have kept from chuckling occasionally, and that might have gotten the message across.
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I like TCav's approach the best! Now chuckle loudly! have a great weekend.

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Old Apr 16, 2010, 4:51 PM   #10
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yea, i made a few pointed looks with a few guffaws in that direction. but both seem unphased.

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