Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2000/05/14

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Subject: Re: [Leica] Michael Scarpitti
From: Henry Ambrose <>
Date: Sun, 14 May 2000 21:12:18 +0100

Michael Scarpitti wrote:
>Thousands of pros don't know **** from shinola.
>Stupidity multiplied thousands of times is still
>stupidity. The average pro is a nit-wit with poor self
>esteem who "has to" use whatever the latest guru uses
>(Velvomita, F5's, etc.) just to assuage his feelings
>of gross inadequacy and inferiority.
and then he wrote:
>It's Aryan, by the way, and I'm Italian. I wasn't
>talking about M's either. I use SL2's, the best 35mm
>reflex ever made. What I argued in my previous post
>still stands. Find a group with a lower IQ (or lower
>self-esteem) than professional photographers and I'll
>eat my hat. I've worked with them. I know.
and further:
>Then why are all the lawyers, doctors and dentists
>amateurs (I mean amateur photographers)? You wanna bet
>which group has the higher average IQ? Wanna bet which
>group has the higher average annual income?

>Lawyers/doctors/dentists or professional

>Having spent some years in photo retailing, I'll take
>the first group EVERY TIME!


I suspect you would not say anything like this in person, to someones 

Would you please not do it on this list?

Please think before you write.

Herny Ambrose