|It was pretty funny, but as a builder I have about 8 different hammers each one for a particular purpose, some more expensive than a Canon 50mm 1.8 II, and am a whole lot more fussy about the hammer I use than lens I slap on the front of my camera. I have never had a telephoto cause a flareup of my carpal tunnel or slip off a nail head and crush my finger. And yes, a jobsite lunchtime conversation about why a particular hammer is better than another sounds exactly like lens talk here with personal experience and preference passing as documented fact.
If you walked onto a jobsite with a $12 craftsman 16 oz curved claw, everyone on the job would know that you were not a carpenter. You carry an Estwing 12 oz straight claw with the leather handle, or the Dalluge 22 oz waffle face with a custom ground neck, well then, we know what kind of a carpenter you are and what kind of work you probably do best. Tools don't make the man, but they sure do express what it is they plan on doing.