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Maybe it goes on in Europe and Asia but in North America we have cable news shows that have pundits that beat on the same subject. The object is not to listen, or learn, but to stay on point and they've made it into a specialized art form.
One is called FNews (F standing for that red furry animal that people hunt on horses). The interviews always go something like this.FNews
: So let's just cut to the chase Mr. Blad, . . . why should I buy your camera? Mr. Blad:
Well we craft high precision cameras made for FNews:
Made for who, ME, I just want to take a few snaps of my kitchen floor and don't see why I should Spend $50,000 to do so, Answer that. Mr. Blad:
Well, to begin our cameras aren't just $50,000 we have a series of price points FNews:
So you can't make up your mind on what to charge me for a camera? Jeez so how much does it cost, be honest? Mr. Blad:
Our cameras covers a range of prices but really are made for a photographer that takes the art of photography FNews:
Art Fart. So I have to be one of those artistas that prances around with a fuzzy little dog, wearing a beret just to take a picture? What happens when I go down the street and want to shoot my friend Billy when he does his cool trick of blowing beer out of his nose? Can you camera capture THAT? Mr. Blad:
Actually yes it can as our sync speed with professional strobes is 1/800 FNews:
So I gotta buy a bunch of expensive lights to use your camera just to capture Billy's beer out the nose trick? What do you think that the average person is made of money? Mr. Blad:
No that's why we have upgrade policy's, backwards compatible software, informed dealers? FNews:
Software. You mean I gotta own a computer to use your camera? Come on get real. I can tell right now that your hiding a lot of information. Mr. Blad:
No we don't hide anything, in fact we offer seminars, demonstrations, class FNews:
Just hold on for a moment. Classes and seminars. You actually can tell me with a straight face to take a few snaps of my kitchen floor and every now and then shoot beer coming out of someone's nose I gotta take a class? By the way Mr. Fancy Camera Maker, is your camera beer proof? Because on the BXO website they claim your camera won't work with beer in it. Show me the test of your camera and other cameras with beer in them. I want an exact test.Mr. Blad:
I don't think any camera works with beer in it, though we do have repair facilities located FNews:
Here we go. Repairs. That's where the big money is right? First you lure me in to buying an expensive camera then you charge me extra if someone blows some beer into it.
I'd listen to your answer Mr. Blad, but that's all the time I have today.