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Strange Conversations from Working in a Camera Store
I think this is my favorite.
Customer: Digital isn’t real photography.
Me: Photography has evolved quit a bit.
Customer: No, photography is film! This digital crap is just a phase.
Reminds me of a client who insisted that I shoot with a Hasselblad. I didn't have a Hasselblad at the time so did the shoot with my Mamiya RZ67 with a 6X6 back. When he saw the images he said he loved them and how right he was that they be made with a Hasselblad. I just nodded.
Some of those customers belong in the "too stupid to live" category.
I like the first one, though I would have responded slightly different as a salesman:
Customer: (early 30s male): Hey, do you guys have film here.
Me: Oh sorry, no sir, we stopped carrying film a little while back. We have something much better now. May I show you?
Customer: What do you mean you don’t have film!?
Me: We are more focused on the NEW AND IMPROVED DSLRs and mirrorless, that no longer require you to purchase film. May I show you?
Customer: What? How do you use all these cameras
*Customer does a dramatic motion to all our cameras*
Me: They come with a proprietary process that manufacturers an endless supply of film within the camera. You'll never have to buy film again - Isn't that great? Now if you'll step over here, I'll show you how great these new cameras are. Will you be paying cash, credit or store account?
Maybe so, but how strange they may be. They're paying.
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