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Wow! Lots of grumpy folks around here. Jeez guys get some coffee, have a beer, chill. I know Chaz wants to be our professional curmudgeon, but it didn't take any time from other valuable things, just I noticed the ratio as I flipped by the pix. Actually I was more interested in how the photographer made being on the "wrong" side into an interesting pic. This was just a "here's an interesting pix of pro-sports shooters and what they are using."
You know what Robert? You're right. However I am neither a Canon hater or just a grumpy old bastard.
Back in the day, I was an avid Fly Fisherman. I couldn't, for the life of me figure out how a decent quality Orvis rod and reel could cost five times as much as a top quality Shimano bait caster rig. Not to mention I built my own Graphite and Bamboo fly rods.
Fact is; Fly Fishermen tend to be elitists and a bit snobby. The manufacturers knew they were more than willing to fork over the big bucks for their over- priced equipment, and charged whatever the market would pay. In the last ten years the popularity of Fly Fishing has diminished considerably and all that bull about R&D and small volume sales gave way to reduced prices.
The point is simple. The manufacturers will charge whatever the market dictates and you can't blame them. I'm happy with my 600 MK II, even knowing I paid more than what my first new truck cost.
As I always say " life is just a matter of choices". Even we don't like something we don't have to watch it, buy it, drive it, or use it.
A very un grouchy Al
ps. I guess I answered my own original question.
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