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« on: April 01, 2008, 04:50:57 AM »
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Seeking an answer to "How many photographers does it take to change a lightbulb?" I dashed out and took a small survey. Here are the answers to date:
1)What is it's colour temperature? What operating system is it running on?
2)This whole question is just another ego trip.
3)The real problem is that the lightbulb reacts badly to criticism.
4)It's the tone of the lightbulb I don't like.
5)Nothing personal, but what do you know about lightbulbs?
6)My mother's aunt had a lightbulb just like it, and it didn't need changing.
7)It's NOT the bulb you utter and complete idiot, it's the person switching it on.
8)None, anyone can fix it in Photoshop.
I would welcome other answers to this thorny problem. Regards, David
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« Reply #1 on: April 01, 2008, 05:07:47 AM »
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9) None, the lightbulb is fine, it's just a low-key model
10) None, that's what assistants are for

Send a Nikon shooter to change it and see how long they try to turn it the wrong way.
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« Reply #2 on: April 01, 2008, 06:36:04 AM »
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11 - None if they're film photographers - they prefer a dark room
12 - None if they're digital amateurs - they leave it to Flickr
13 - None if they're Large Format photographers - they only work with natural light
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« Reply #3 on: April 01, 2008, 09:31:50 AM »
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I liked Sean's article explaining why it's impossible for anyone to change a lightbulb.  I think he makes a valid point that, first, the lightbulb has to WANT to change.  
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« Reply #4 on: April 01, 2008, 09:35:24 AM »
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14 - None. The lightbulb does NOT matter!
15 - A few. Maybe the problem is in the socket.
16 - Many. The socket does NOT matter!
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« Reply #5 on: April 01, 2008, 10:33:17 AM »
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17 - None, I just increase the ISO on the camera.
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« Reply #6 on: April 01, 2008, 12:44:11 PM »
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18 - Fundamentally, is it a Nikon or Canon?
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« Reply #7 on: April 01, 2008, 06:00:06 PM »
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19-What matters most: the photographer or the light bulb?
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« Reply #8 on: April 01, 2008, 06:10:18 PM »
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20: How many photographers to change a lightbulb?

Easy, 5.

One to get the ladder out, climb up, swap out the bulb and climb down.
Four to watch him (or her) and afterwards say "Yeah, but I could have done that better".
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« Reply #9 on: April 01, 2008, 07:16:27 PM »
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20: How many photographers to change a lightbulb?

Easy, 5.

One to get the ladder out, climb up, swap out the bulb and climb down.
Four to watch him (or her) and afterwards say "Yeah, but I could have done that better".
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That's an old "how many guitarists does it take to change a lightbulb?" joke.
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« Reply #10 on: April 01, 2008, 07:44:10 PM »
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21. Strobists just wait for it to flash.
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« Reply #11 on: April 01, 2008, 09:44:45 PM »
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A near infinite number.  Most of them will do nothing but argue whether the person who did the work was more important than the ladder that he had to climb to change the bulb.
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« Reply #12 on: April 01, 2008, 11:15:30 PM »
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I just received the following anonymous communication. The writer appears irascible.

"Well, huh, listen bud, Thomas Knoll always has two lightbulbs, and ya know what? They ain't bayonet mount, so if they don't want to fit, just SCREW them. Or keep your friggin fingers off the friggin light switch. OK?  :~) "
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« Reply #13 on: April 02, 2008, 02:36:47 AM »
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I just received the following anonymous communication. The writer appears irascible.

"Well, huh, listen bud, Thomas Knoll always has two lightbulbs, and ya know what? They ain't bayonet mount, so if they don't want to fit, just SCREW them. Or keep your friggin fingers off the friggin light switch. OK?  :~) "
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« Reply #14 on: April 02, 2008, 02:46:16 AM »
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I just received the following anonymous communication. The writer appears irascible.

"Well, huh, listen bud, Thomas Knoll always has two lightbulbs, and ya know what? They ain't bayonet mount, so if they don't want to fit, just SCREW them. Or keep your friggin fingers off the friggin light switch. OK?  :~) "
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LOL, good one!
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« Reply #15 on: April 02, 2008, 07:08:32 AM »
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I just received the following anonymous communication. The writer appears irascible.

"Well, huh, listen bud, Thomas Knoll always has two lightbulbs, and ya know what? They ain't bayonet mount, so if they don't want to fit, just SCREW them. Or keep your friggin fingers off the friggin light switch. OK? :~) "
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You'll have to CONVINCE the light bulb designers that the light bulb might need to be changed. It won't do you any good just moaning about it in forums.
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« Reply #16 on: April 02, 2008, 10:41:01 AM »
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22. "The art director wants to know if it has to be a light bulb"
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« Reply #17 on: April 02, 2008, 11:16:35 AM »
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Do not try to change the bulb; that's impossible. Instead only try to realize the truth: There is no bulb.
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« Reply #18 on: April 02, 2008, 11:41:37 AM »
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23-Listen to the bulb's desires -- does the bulb want to be changed?

24-Consider the environmental consequences of changing the bulb.
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« Reply #19 on: April 02, 2008, 12:03:42 PM »
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25 - None. By the time they get to the bulb there will be a newer one with better high ISO  noise control.

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