There's no denying that this photo fetishizes camera gear. It's not just for Leicas anymore, kids! Today I was touring the Lincoln Park Zoo with my girlfriend, my daughter and this pair of cameras. At the end of the day, when I set them on the table, it struck me to see the huge camera--small lens / small camera--huge lens combination. I took a couple photos emphasizing the contrast, but this one--which doesn't--was better.
Camera Nerdery: What about this post isn't camera nerdery? Only a gear nerd would have taken the photo in the first place. Only a gear nerd would have come down with the giggles at the lens/camera ratio distinction--look how silly! This is a photo of a Nikkor 28mm f/2.8 AI-s mounted to a 1Ds mkIII nuzzling an 85L on a 7D. It was taken with a voyeuristic 1D mkIII peeping through a Sigma 50mm f/1.4. Many taboo combinations.