Since I got my new camera, I’ve started judging people by the size of their lenses. In spite of the fact that until five years ago I didn’t even want a digital camera because I scoffed at their low quality, I now simply assume everyone is packing pixels instead of canisters. Even though I was perfectly happy with my little Panasonic Lumix until last August or so, I now look down on mere point and clicks. Here are some of the things I think when I see someone taking pictures.
“Huh. Camera phone. Some people just swear by their i-phones, but I really only use mine for online stuff.”
“Eh. Point and click. It’s good enough for some things, but, you know.”
“Pfft. Kit camera. Unless it’s a Rebel (i.e. my camera) it isn’t worth much.”
“There’s another Rebel. Even the pros think this is the only kit camera worth having.”
“Is that a fisheye? I totally want a fisheye lens for my close-ups.”
“Now that’s no kit. That’s got one mighty lens on it.”
“Look at the barrel on that thing. It must weigh a ton. The resolution must be extraordinary.”
So, dear reader, tell me, how big is yours?
Jessie Powell is the Jester Queen. She likes to tell you about her dog, her kids, her fiction, and her blog, but not necessarily in that order.