Have you ever read the comments at sites that regularly release information about new video equipment? Sometimes they’re insightful. Sometimes thought provoking. Sometimes, it makes me wonder, What in the heck are people thinking? So, as a tribute to the latter type of commentator, I did a review of my new Sony A6300, just in time for April 1.
I too wish there were a perfect camera for every occasion. A perfect lens. One single tripod that would work for everything. One light. But there isn’t (sadly). Yet… that does not stop some folks from commenting freely about their wishes and desires with new releases — many of them utterly silly.
It’s hard work making a camera. I’ve made a couple, and let me tell you: it’s not easy. Mine were made of wood and leather when I made my 4×5 and 8×10 cameras. They had very few moving parts and zero electronics. I cannot imagine the engineering, R&D and testing that must go into the incredible computers we use as cameras today. But as this satirical video demonstrates, if you look hard enough, there’s always SOMETHING one can find to complain about.
If you don’t get the full humor, that’s okay. They’re pretty much all inside jokes.
Until they DO make the perfect camera for all occasions, let’s go out and make pictures with the tools we do have! Cheers.