How to anger the fan base

Looking at Facebook this afternoon I see this silly post:

A photographer is only as good as the equipment he uses, and a good lens is essential to taking good pictures! Do any of our facebook fans use any of the NIKKOR lenses? Which is your favorite and what types of situations do you use it for?

I have the good fortune to have a very good Nikon camera and some lenses, but if my photos are good, it’s because I have learned a bit about how to make good photos.  And when my photos are bad, it’s because I’m not good enough, not because I need to spend another $10,000 on equipment.  Spending money on classes and workshops would improve my photos vastly more than any new machinery would.

Gail’s daughter Kate takes great photos with her iPhone.

Hemingway wouldn’t have written better if he had better pencils.

If I had the best golf clubs in the world and Tiger Woods had a $10 set from St. Vincents, bet on Tiger.

So Nikon has managed to offend a huge number of aspiring photographers, both hobbyist and professional, with this silly, self-serving post.  Isn’t there anyone in their marketing department with a lick of sense?  Why do companies do these things?

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