On one of the photo forums I frequent, this exact common situation came up in conversation. You wouldn’t believe how common it is for people to see you with an SLR and when they see your results say “Wow – your camera takes really nice pictures!” A heads up: this annoys most photographers. It’s kind of like saying to an artist after they’ve made a painting: “Wow – that paint set made a really nice painting!”
We’re a bit polarized on how to handle the situation. Some of my friends reactions:
-“Just as long as i don’t point it at you”
-“I hope so….I paid extra for that feature”
-Lend them your camera for some humbling
-“That’s right it does”
…And now you know. 😛
ps: What the Duck rules.