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Software & Accessories / Re: What's the best shoulder strap, currently?
« on: October 19, 2013, 10:44:03 PM »
Problem 1 with the U Strap is that it comes in a set length and if you are a big guy, can be small in length.

Problem 2 with the U Strap is it has metal buckles that will scratch both your top screen as well as the rest of the camera if left uncovered. They need to invent something that slides over it.

Otherwise is very sturdy and strong.

Depends on the camera,....but none of the photographers I admire use single straps.
I think they are outdated.
Unless shooting weddings with dual cameras and you need a harness,.... I think you should use a small hand strap.

Good luck.

Lenses / Re: How bad is the 24-105?
« on: October 16, 2013, 01:50:10 PM »
If your head hurts,...go and and get an oil change.
It might run faster.

Lenses / Re: How bad is the 24-105?
« on: October 16, 2013, 02:40:39 AM »
Back and forth like gay marriage.

    Those who like the honda,...24-105 please continue to like it.
Those that like good lenses,....also job well done.

To the dude advocating flare,....Sorry man, do not need flare to feel artistic.
In fact,....please try to be artistic without flare.
Exaggerated flare went out of style for at least 2 years now.
Same as making black and white photographs with one element of color in it.
Except for the people in Krakozhia,... everyone knows that by now.
"But did you know the pyramids were actually a mistake?" or,..." Did you know that some owls are not that smart?"

Good luck to all.

Lenses / Re: How bad is the 24-105?
« on: October 13, 2013, 03:10:48 AM »
   Lenses are stronger and weaker in an evident fashion, when they are shot in less then perfect conditions.
Give me examples of people in the shots,... not just ants.
  And also give me examples with difficult lighting,....and if you sold the 35 L in order to keep 24-105, I will light a candle for you because you are indeed a good person with a good heart.
  You gave the best away to your brothers on e-bay, only out of the goodness of your heart and that is a great and rare thing.

Lenses / Re: 85L or 135L?
« on: October 13, 2013, 02:55:46 AM »
85 1.2 is the best lens I ever used.
Focus is fast enough for everything I ever needed.
Never failed me.
When shooting pictures of kids you do not have to run around like an idiot after the kids, trying to focus while you are both on the move.
You have to anticipate,...Cartier Bresson style.
I got a young daughter that never sits still,....I use the 85 for 85% of the time.
My favorite lens of all time.
The 135 is also excellent and amazing at less then half the price.

Whoever named the Trinity 35 f1.4, 85 f1.2, 135 f2 was no dumb person.
That is perfection,....The only thing missing 100 f2.8 L Macro.

Lenses / Re: How bad is the 24-105?
« on: October 13, 2013, 02:33:29 AM »
    Skill of photographer has nothing to do with the lens used.
A better lens does not make the photographer less or more skilled.

Purple fringing and distortion cannot be corrected to my satisfaction on the 24-105.

   I have seen plenty of pros use the 24-105 and they proudly display pictures with a lot of distortion and then they claim they are fine. The person in  the middle looks like a human being,...the rest to the side, look like idiotic super hungry aliens.

    I bought it with the 5d Mark III, took to in a trip to NY,....and I thought even the Pancake 40 2.8 was way better.
Sold it for $700 as soon as I got back.
    I see a lot of pros advocating S___ty zooms for convenience and weight.
  I see no reason ever to sacrifice quality for laziness.
   Moments cannot be resurrected in post.

Lenses / Re: How bad is the 24-105?
« on: October 12, 2013, 11:51:57 PM »
I do not like it.
Purple fringing is horrendous as well as distortion.
I do not understand how people do not mind distortion.
When shooting people it feels like a machete.
I prefer primes.
Never like to sacrifice image quality.

Excellent zoom?
18-35, F 1.8.

EOS Bodies / Re: Cost of Canon 5D mk III
« on: February 04, 2013, 08:23:44 PM »
Buy the 5d mark iii with the lens 24-105 from Amazon,...then sell the lens on Craiglist for,.... 750 or 800 and your body will be 2500.
The lens is crap for me but it generates money fast,.... cause a lot of people love it.
For me the f4 stop, strong purple hazing and pronounced distortion make it impossible to like.
Any person which is not dead center of picture, has egg shaped head,...i feel like a cannibal....want to eat them.

Good luck.

EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Kenrockwell comments on Canon 6d
« on: January 20, 2013, 12:20:54 AM »
Take a look at this site I found,
Those guys are fun and have free stuff for all levels that anyone can enjoy.

Some of us got caught in a futile debate that hit a dead end right away filled with wasted resources.
The people watching this were either entertained or disappointed by the display.
Whatever the case might have been,.... opinions (good or bad) never hurt anyone.

I have been insulted repeatedly by all those Rockwell lovers and it seemed that their only preoccupation was coming up with quick insults.
No constructive criticism or polite suggestions,....just quick bites,.... were thrown at me.
This fervor took me somewhat by surprise and I decided to defend my position which in hindsight proved pointless.
I tried to use arguments in my so called rants and I was careful not call neither of my detractors any names or derogatory stuff, a courtesy which I was not the recipient of.
It is all good,.....It does not bother me much,.....Better people then me were devored by crowds in the past.
It is nothing new.

I did not try to say that all of Rockwell's stuff is not enjoyable to read or that there is nothing to learn on his website,... just that I was sick and tired of hearing his name as a point of reference in anything related to photography.
To me he is just another guy, better then anyone here,....or anywhere else,....posting his opinions,... whatever they are.
Anyone with that self professed knowledge and latest high tech gear at his disposal, should indeed have better results.
His work suffers from lack of any creativity whatsoever, and that alone, for me, destroys his credibility.
That's it.

In the end, looks likely that he initiated this discussion with the original post which is quite clever.
The person that posted that, had no more to say afterwards, which is strangely revealing.
Very good self advertising.

EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Kenrockwell comments on Canon 6d
« on: January 19, 2013, 01:58:58 PM »
Make sure there are no mirrors across the street.

EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Kenrockwell comments on Canon 6d
« on: January 19, 2013, 01:15:39 PM »
I like it,....The story makes it better.
Nice red color with just enough blue.

I will still have to go do one,...I got no door knobs in my arsenal.
My camera will be back Tuesday so I will return with one.

EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Kenrockwell comments on Canon 6d
« on: January 19, 2013, 12:47:10 PM »
You all bite from different angles like a pack of wolves and wonder what's wrong with me, that woman at Carnegie.

Only concentrated on self.
That's how Bush Junior became president. Twice.
It seems impossible in a rational way but there are many people drunk at sounds of their own voices that lock themselves in a microcosmos of their own thoughts and anything contrary to what they want to hear just hits  a mental block and falls to the ground.

Tell me one good piece of anything that has been written here by you guys except constant attacks.

You should keep anyone at a safe distance from your family.
It is a mad world.

Free gift for you haters,....

Go to,...great elegant site with lots of teaching and free advice,.....and compare that with Rockwell.

Learn class. Nobody begs for money.

EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Kenrockwell comments on Canon 6d
« on: January 19, 2013, 12:26:57 PM »
I have no problem with any people having backed up their arrogance with something substantial.
Richard Avedon, Cristiano Ronaldo, Jack Nicholson etc.
If you guys want a contest,....we can do this,....The Best Pictures of a Door Knob.
If agreed,.....Everyone post your best picture of a door knob.
Really? that seems incredibly hard to believe, you've been ranting and bad mouthing KR for so long but so far you have not "backed up" your rants "with something substantial" ... not even a single worthwhile photo.
If you guys want a contest,....we can do this,....The Best Pictures of a Door Knob.
If agreed,.....Everyone post your best picture of a door knob.
Now you want a contest? and you want others to post their photos? but you keep running away from posting even a single photo!. Since you are new to canonrumors, you may not know but FYI most of us have already posted our photos on Canon rumors and it was not done to belittle others but to share our work with others and get constructive criticism.

Why do you feel like a mosquito?

All your post are exclusively direct personal attacks toward me,..... but their bites is less then negligible.

Why do you feel like a mosquito?

It must be the noise,...Zum! Zum!

You keep saying you want to see my pictures?!

You will get to see them in the manner I decide to show them,....not by playing weak mind games.

EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Kenrockwell comments on Canon 6d
« on: January 19, 2013, 12:04:56 PM »
You are welcomed.
I like your pictures.
Good job.
Nice website.

EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Kenrockwell comments on Canon 6d
« on: January 19, 2013, 11:45:57 AM »
Ken Rockwell always exaggerates one way or the other.
His advice and reviews are unreliable and he often contradicts himself.

He knows near nothing about Canon lenses,.....and often reviews lenses based on reading specs alone.
Read his review of 85 1.2, of the best lenses ever made by anyone. It is funny in its ignorance.
The review of 100 2.8 is Macro is just as clueless.
He just recently reviewed the 35 1.4,...... which is and has been and should have been a must,.... for any wanna be reviewer of photographic equipment.
For Canon reviews I trust The Digital Picture with no problem, any day, ahead of Rockwell.

For example to say repeatedly that the best thing is to buy a camera when they are first announced,.... is nothing else but stupid advice.
Whenever I did that, I had nothing but problems with the camera,.....and then the price drops in a few months by 30% and that makes you fell like a loser.
He keeps crying that he does not get paid by camera manufacturers but it makes you wonder when he gives advice like that,.... that plays into selling tactics.
 I never met a crooked person that ever claimed they were crooked,.....just the opposite,....they were always screaming loud and clear they were innocent and honest. Not saying this is necessarily the case with him but it would not be surprising in an age where everyone gets their own,.... that Rockwell's integrity is not what he advertises.
For a guy begging for donations,...He seems to have a Mercedes and a Porsche Cayenne ,....and recently he just bought (according to him),... D800e, D600, Canon 5DMArk III, Canon 6D, Canon 35 1.4...Why would anyone want to own all these at the same time?!
His claim that he always goes the cheapest rout is hilarious.

Lastly,... his abundant pictures of his family are awful, weak pictures, that display no creativity whatsoever,...plain and filled with expected angles of view, where everything looks flat and uninteresting.

He must be a guru for people that need a guru,.... because they cannot think for themselves,.... and need someone to tell them this and that,.... and don't mind being abused or like to be called idiots.
No wonder people with rebels and g15s love him.

His website has some interesting advice but it is not ,by any means,.....the ultimate authority ,.... when I want objectivity and unbiased advice.

Most of what you say is crap to me.
1. You have no way of knowing how he reviews his lenses.
2. You clearly missed his point of buying camera when they are announced. Read carefully: He says if you want to own a camera, if you want a camera as soon as it comes out, it is best to pre-order it so you can have it early. Something wrong with that??
3. You have no right to judge anyone's integrity without proof. Damn!
4. Seems to have expensive car and gear...??? He clearly states he buys used cars. He DOES educate and help lot of general camera users and DESERVES to earn his money. He says 'If you feel that you have been helped, contribute $5.' To me that is fine...
5. He reviews gear. If he can buy it what is your problemmmm???? He may be reselling etc. But what he buys is not of your business...
6. You have a problem with Guru? Then do not go to any expert's website including this. Resolve all your questions yourself..
7. He is for the general public out there who need his help. Am assuming you are a pro. He is not for you.
8. I agree about your thought on his family photos. However, the people who read him want to perhaps take regular family/vacation photos... He is advising them...
9. Ultimate authority?? Did he claim he is? He is giving his opinion.
Sorry about the rant. Apologies.

Are you testing my Rockwell knowledge?

He said to buy cameras right away because engineers are present at first ,....and that makes for better quality control.
False,....a lot of new cameras have problems,....some of them hard to fix. I experienced that.

Most of his recent lens reviews have identical copy/pasted fragments from other lenses he reviewed in the past. Same goes for cameras.
When a lens gets announced and nobody has it,...right away he posts a review with his opinions about it and specs.
He was raving about the D800 in initial reviews,...changed his mind when he got the camera and modified review.
I think that a lot of his reviews are based on very superficial usage of the equipment in question.
Something like,...."Let me borrow it for a few minutes, I can show you that camera is not important and neither are the lenses."
After I read his reviews of 85 f1.2 and 100 2.8 macro L is,... I am very confident that he never used those lenses,...just copy/pasted stuff from cheaper 100 f 2.8 non is,.... and the 85 1.8 and that made some assumptions to complete the review.

The things I hate most are Hypocrisy,...Intentional Misleading Biased Fraud,...Unjustified Arrogance,....and Injustice,lack of correctness.
Rockwell is guilty of all of these.
That's why it bugs me when people kiss his footprints.

I have no problem with any people having backed up their arrogance with something substantial.
Richard Avedon, Cristiano Ronaldo, Jack Nicholson etc.

Rockwell,.....Keeps advertising BH and Adorama when the best deals can be found at Amazon,...and their customer service is best.
BH has a limit of 200 clicks if you decide to return camera,...Amazon no limit.
Amzon might be trying to drive those two out of business,....

You want really good advice?

A trick I've learned,...add things to Amazon cart (make sure they are sold by Amazon) and check cart daily,...they will notify you of any price changes unlike BH and Adorama which only keep the original cart price.  Sometimes Amazon has great one day sales. This is the only way to find out.

If you add lenses to cart and wait,.... they will offer them to you at an extra 5% under YOUR NAME DEALS,.....every 24 h they offer you something based on your searches,previous buys and items in cart.
Make sure you delete the cart item and re add it from that link, when checking out, otherwise they will have the original price.

If you guys want a contest,....we can do this,....The Best Pictures of a Door Knob.
If agreed,.....Everyone post your best picture of a door knob.
I will prove to you that no subject is less interesting then another by such a large margin to not be worth photographing.

When anybody posts something pertaining to their private life on a public viewing site,it becomes less personal immediately and anybody can decide to comment on it as they wish.
Try and buy a Porsche Cayenne cheap and let me know how you did it.
You will be my guru then.

That begging for money at the end of each article, pathetic and unique to him, must need "big american strong hands" to write that.

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