View Full Version : You Can't Always Believe What You Read
04-06-2009, 12:30 AM
Yes, last week's post was an April Fools' joke. I admit it. But the internet is always swirling with new camera rumors and I thought it was about time I took advantage of that fact to make a point: you can't always believe what you read....
04-06-2009, 09:19 PM
I loved posting that link all over... lol
I knew it was a joke (obviously), and do understand about not always believing what you read. Sadly, it is not just rumors, but so called "information".
The ones that are most susceptible are people new to, or less experienced with, photography. One of my most annoying moments comes when I read things like "I read it on some site and therefore it most be true".
Names like Kinsey, Baker or Ken Rockwell, people who may or may not know their elbow from a shutter, yet blatantly place misinformation on websites in manners that easily fool the newbies... and make people with a little more experience howl in frustration shaking our heads at how could anyone believe that malarky any more than a rumor of a 200 MP camera for $20 is coming out tomorrow.
It is when this info is passed around as gospel that I usually make a corrective attempt and if they catch on, further research it and find it for what it is... if not, well I chuckle and move on.
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