2006 PDML Quotation List:

Quotations by Members of the Pentax-Discuss Mailing List, 2006

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Join the PDML You're not kicking me when I'm down, you're just kicking me.

— Frank Theriault

Well, the first thing we need to do is panic.

— Doug Brewer

Battery is charging! Rejoice, rejoice!

— Ken Takeshita

I'm pretty close to Cotty's height when I have my ears on.

— Frank Theriault

Now, let me tell you how flawed you are...

— Norm Baugher

My glasses are clean but my mind isn't.

— Annsan

Personally, I think a gorilla should cost a lot more than 800 pounds but that's eBay for you.

— Bob Walkden

Have you considered the joys of snakeskin?

— Frank Theriault

I do know a Hippo's bum when I see one.

— Mike Wilson

Photography isn't necessarily about making an exact 2 dimensional duplicate of what was in front of the camera.

— Bill Robb

I was too excited to read the fine print.

— Cory Papenfuss

The amusing flame wars here are well worth pressing a little green button every now and then.

— Juan Buhler

I'm not a fondler. I'm a photographer.

— Paul Stenquist

MARNIE CLEAN OUT YOUR MAILBOX!

— Traditional

Was your dog in danger when you bought the DS?

— Shel Belinkoff

The (aperture simulator is) now a vestige of the evolution of this mount. Pretty much like the human appendix, it's there and can sometimes cause inflammation.

— Gonz

A great lens feel is nice, but a superb rendering is better.

— Paul Stenquist

Complicated cameras are often made for people who believe they can buy 'skills' they don't have themselves :-)

— Jens Bladt

It's Santa photos fer Gawds sake, it ain't high art.

— Bill Robb

Killfiles work miracles, not wimps.

— Kostas Kavoussanakis

Maybe phones don't take great pix, but Holgas make worse phones.

— Frank Theriault

Gawd, will I be happy to not have to type those asterisks.

— Paul Stenquist

The more you know, the better your results.

— Shel Belinkoff

I think I'll check to see if I've used up this year's quota of commas.

— Doug Brewer

That's what happens when you write an English posting while you're sitting in Germany and listening to French radio.

— Ralf R. Radermacher

An axiom is that no matter how well a digital camera performs, people will complain about noise. Corollary to that axiom is the fact that all digital cameras do have noise.

— Godfrey DiGiorgi

You can define things any way you like. This doesn't imply that your definition is correct.

— Bill Robb

It's sometimes quite handy to have a second-grader around the house.

— Doug Brewer

I'm skimming all of these posts and still have no idea what the hell an aperture simulator is. I guess it can't be too important if I never knew I needed it.

— "J and K Messervy"

Adam Maas: "I'm just wondering what the heck 'ingorant' means."
Mark Roberts: "It's a large seabird related to the cormorant."

Paul Stenquist: "Tell me, Bill. How do you always manage to say what the rest of us are thinking?"
Bill Robb: "Tourette's Syndrome."

I feel so...dirty.

— D. Glenn Arthur (Re: Purchasing a digital SLR)

You have a French name. That makes you a gourmet.

— Bob Walkden

Is it just me, or does it seem like a bad idea to make a decision on a camera system based on a single consumer-zoom lens?

— Mat Maessen

Canon aren't exactly going broke making some of the worst entry-level DSLRs available, and selling them by the truckload to people who don't know any better.

— John Francis

I have a lot of opinions. Some of them must be wrong.

— Rich Tietjens (Quoted from a Usenet post, not the PDML but it deserves to be included anyway)

I found the LA water to be awful, but then I was drinking it straight up.

— Shel Belinkoff

It's a good thing that Pentax doesn't offer new flagship cameras too often. This way even I can — kinda — keep up!

— Jens Bladt

My interpretation is typographically correct, although perhaps unduly optimistic.

— Bertil Holmberg

You're not kicking me when I'm down, you're just kicking me.

— Frank Theriault

I once saw Frans Lanting in Mike's eyebrows.

— Bob Walkden

No camera I've owned has been perfect.

— Godfrey DiGiorgi

Complainting about problems that exist only in speculation is really stupid.

— Godfrey DiGiorgi

My istD used to take 6MP photos in 2004. Now it is down to 1600x1200, and that's only when I shoot cats and flowers. Also, it takes Canon lenses now. I better upgrade before it gets even worse.

— Juan Buhler

I've never camped alone before as a woman, or as a man either :-)

— Marnie aka Doe

Having more than one lens enables you to have the wrong lens mounted at any given time.

— Doug Brewer

He looks like his emails.

— Annsan (Don't remember who she was writing about, but does it really matter?)

My favourite photographic accessory for shooting aggressive and lethal wild animals is a helicopter.

— John Forbes

It has the flare resistance of a 1970's Led Zeppelin groupie.

— Mike Wilson (though which third-party lens he was referring to is long forgotten...)

It's a DATA POINT, for Pete's sake, not something chiseled in granite!

— Keith W

Specifications are cheap to produce.

— Bill Robb

And naturally, if you are going to quote someone, better me than Cotty.

— Marnie aka Doe

I tend to eschew the whole street photography thing in the same way I eschew jazz music. I don't get it, and I don't really feel the need to, either.

— Bill Robb

Right now Magic Hour is about 8:30 to 9:30 in Yorkshire. I am told there's another one in the morning, but so long as there is a Snooze button, I have no chance of ever seeing it.

— Jim Kerslake

Why would I want a new lens? My digicam has a 12X digital zoom on it AND it records video!

— Russell Kerstetter

Exposure is much more than a reading from a meter. It's an intelligent decision that the photographer must be prepared to make.

— Paul Stenquist

Why would I take photos of people when I already know what they look like?

— Amita Guha

Wives are allowed to arrange furniture, but they are never permitted to have any control over the purchase, placement or operation of high-tech toys.

— Paul Stenquist

Maybe that's what the fellow on eBay was talking about, but more likely he just doesn't know what he is talking about.

— Bob Shell

I like hubris too. It's really good with flat bread.

— Norm Baugher

If pictures were brownies, a raw file would be like a grocery sack containing a brownie mix, eggs, water and oil. Within some limits, you can vary the ingredients and the baking time to make the brownies just the way you like them. JPEG file are more like coming home from the bakery with a box of brownies. Hope you like them, 'cause they're already cooked.

— George Sinos

I do mental shots all the time.

— Marnie AKA Doe

The best ones are always out of context.

— Cotty

You know things are getting bad when the quotes list becomes self referential.

— P. J. Alling

Some years ago, I decided that it was just as important to see a photograph as it was to shoot one. I think when I decided that, I started churning out better photographs too.

— Bill Robb

Frank and I wondered what we had done, other than set a low standard that was easy to exceed.

— Cesar Abdul Matamoros II

The 6x7 format is extremely hobbled by DOF considerations.

— Bill Robb

If anyone needs to know if octopusses have tongues, see Doug.

— Dave Brooks

Can I skip this thread too?

— Marnie AKA Doe

Did you ever visit the primaeval Bialowieza Forest where the bison roam amidst 100 foot tall oaks?

— John Forbes

I can smell the testosterone from here.

— Marnie AKA Doe

Doug, we know he doesn't need any alcohol: Maintaining this list is intoxicating enough.

— Cesar Abdul Matamoros II (Kerplunk, Kerplunk, Whoops Where's My Thribble?)

I had a life, but then I bought a computer with a modem.

— Aaron Reynolds

When you are shooting for money, you're supposed to know what you're doing.

— Doug Brewer

I wouldn't be afraid to shoot weddings with the D, if I weren't afraid to shoot weddings in general.

— Paul Stenquist

My eyes are shooting out psychic discombobulating beams.

— Marnie AKA Doe

Will probably be some time before she can send an articulate post. Not sure if that is a gender, family or PDML trait.

— Mike Wilson

It's easy to blame bad photography on the equipment.

— Bill Robb

Sometimes, interpreting the instruction manual is an art in its own right.

— Godfrey DiGiorgi

The lab industry... used to be staffed by photographers looking to supplement their incomes. Now it is staffed by people who weren't fast enough to be cashiers.

— Bill Robb

Things I can live without would be local politicians and light beer.

— Dave Brooks

When I read people saying 'rotate it 0.04 degrees' I start laughing. This is photography people, not precision engineering.

— David Savage

It's easy to shoot birds with a 200 — if they're dead.

— Paul Stenquist

So much for our fantasies of having an all-potato chassis...

— Aaron Reynolds

Electromagnetism is very fickle.

— Tom Cakalic

Discipline requires limitation.

— Bill Robb

I shoot. I don't test.

— Paul Stenquist

CORMORANTS NOW

— Cotty

Lots of things are done without releases, but it only takes one lawsuit to ruin your day.

— Bob Shell

No amateur has to justify any price tag.

— Cotty

Some things flow downhill; you appear to at the bottom of the hill.

— Sulu (another quote imported from Usenet, but what the heck...)

Marek is a long time Pentax user, the patience of a saint comes with it :)

— Tomasz Machnik

Some people are looking for problems, and find them. Others aren't, and don't.

— Bill Robb

I ... do not believe that art can exist without an underlying philosophy.

— Bob Shell

Reality is. Some delude themselves otherwise through interpretation.

— Bill Robb

A professional photographer is one who expects to get paid for making photos. And equipment in my experience plays a part way secondary to having the neccessary contacts with photo buyers.

— Graywolf

Use? Connection vessel yes it is cheap the equipment spiral shellfish mouth?

— Babelfish

You suck.

— Doug Brewer

The Pentax DSLR viewfinders are pretty good compared to the competition. I realize this is like saying my dog has pretty good breath for a dog.

— Bill Robb

The greater the artist, the greater the doubt; perfect confidence is granted to the less talented as a consolation prize.

— Robert Hughes in Time Magazine

The women (in Canada) are quite warm. We bury the ones that cool off too much.

— Bill Robb

I laughed so hard I farted!

— Bob Walkden

William Robb insults everybody, knows what he is talking about, and is frequently very entertaining.

— John Forbes

Shooting any kind of sports requires two things: Knowledge of what you are shooting and fast reflexes. What you want is a camera that will allow incompetence behind it.

— Bill Robb

Some people care about specs, others care about making photographs.

— Shel Belinkoff

Go with lots of film, shoot off a bunch, and hope for the best

— Frank Theriault

It's probably hard to sell a magazine with headline that says 'Five cameras tested, they're virtually identical, it won't make much difference which one you pick!!!!'

— George Sinos

We still shake hands up here and live by the spirit of agreements, rather than the absolute letter of them. It may not be the right way in some people's minds, but it is our way.

— Bill Robb

The antithesis of pure utility.

— Rob Studdert's definition of Art

I always knew you were weird.

— Marnie AKA Doe

The word 'inexpensive' loses all meaning in that rarified atmosphere of high prices.

— Keith Whaley

If you can, do. If you can't, analyse.

— John Forbes

A tripod that stays at home or in the trunk of the car because it's too heavy to carry is worse than no tripod at all.

— Rick Womer

A heavy tripod is just natures way of telling you to get fitter.

— Malcolm Smith

I don't think you're allowed to make sensible remarks of that nature on that subject.

— ERN Reed

I saw the PDML, clicked the link, decided that Doug was funny, and signed up.

— Dave Brooks

We're really quite amusing when you crush an entire year's waste into a single dumpster like that.

— Bob Walkden

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