Wall street has a term.
The Greater Fool.
The people that buy long, sell short hoping for a positive financial reward.
Nearly all Artists, photographers especially qualify.
Small entrepreneurial companies like Phase/Leaf/Hasselblad/RED also.
The upside is they move the ball forward, offer diversity, produce a product not just for maximum corporate bottom line and the throngs of people shopping at Best Buy, but build specialty equipment that is different, for anyone that wants a choice.
For people that just want to work differently.
Apple, prior to the I-world was the greater fool, Phase/Leaf/Hasselblad fall into this group and thank God, because without them we would all be shooting with whatever plastic cameras large conglomerates offered and all of us would be processing out orange flesh toned jpegs in one software suite.
This thread started out as a semi positive and like all of these threads, is pushed by a few people with a negative agenda, with every word twisted to suit a purpose that doesn't do anything for anyone.
It's like Sarah Palin invaded a photography forum.
Which is a shame because every day, a lot of greater fools pick up every type of camera and shoot something interesting.
They don't care what I or anyone use, what is more logical, cheaper, faster or easier. They use what they use because they believe it suits their purpose.
Those are the stories worth listening to and it's a shame we don't have more of them.
Photographed with RED R1 camera.
Broncolor 800 Watt HMI Key light, with Par reflector.
Fill 4-4'x8' white foam core with one matthews shiny board on lower portion of stage, out of frame, for fill.
Photographed with Kodak DCS 760
Key light, Matthews shiny boards (2)
Backlight, natural sun.
Rain from Sprinkler heads and 10,000 gallon water truck
Photographed with Phase One P21+
Key Light, Kobal Bron 800 Watt with Par Reflector
Background lights, two Broncolor 575 HMI's with 1/2 spun.
All of these cameras are different formats. All of them were purchased and used by me because I liked them.