April 21, 2008

Rich Kid, Poor Kid

Some high-school kid asked the Mobile01 photography board whether he should buy a $1700 lens for his $5000 camera because he's poor and he doesn't want to ask the parents to buy it for him. This when his lens lineup already consisted of:

  • AF-S Zoom Nikkor 14-24mm f/2.8G ED ($1600)
  • AF Nikkor 50mm f/1.4D ($290)
  • AF Nikkor 85mm f/1.8D ($400)
  • Sigma 70-300mm f/4-5.6 APO DG HSM Macro ($220)

All presumably paid with his parents' money. Then people clicked thru to his blog and found out he's ditching a one-year old CR-V for a brand new VW GTI-turbo while commenting about being poor and having to borrow lunch money. That's when the rabble really let him have it for the next 220 posts... and counting.

Sure, it's no sin to have rich parents, but false modesty is no virtue, either. He defends himself by saying that the things are rewards for his accomplishments. But considering that he admits that he's trying to scrape up the grades to get into art school one wonders how significant those accomplishments may be.

And I thought I was being extravagant when I splurged for the superzoom lens to go with my entry level D40. Seeing the image he posted? Seriously dude, two words: White Balance.


Posted by mikewang on 04:27 PM