« on: March 04, 2015, 06:05:27 PM »
Maybe Mr. Cruise?
I don't know who was fool enough to pay 6 million for a photo.
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I don't know who was fool enough to pay 6 million for a photo.
To be honest, digital photography market is flooded with work on same or much better level than that of the Lik, not to mention his lies and pretty cheap cheesy stories behind every capture, that further cheapens real value of his work. Are marketing skills and trickery worth the premium? Well at the moment in Las Vegas and other high excitements producing places apparently it is!
Without commenting on this particular photog, shouldn't we be happy that it's possible *_at_all_* to be successful in the age of digital photography? And at least he seems to have retained a sense of humor about it ...QuoteWhile he can't deny artnet's figures and his non-existent resale market, Lik does have an excuse. "It's like a Mercedes-Benz," he said. "You drive it off the lot, it loses half its value.
Working as professional artist my entire life. In the niche and the region that I am active, relatively accomplished and respected.
I am amazed that majority of professions here are representing group of population using predominantly left side of the brain, and apparently pretty secure financially as well.
That probably explains why CR discussions in general seem to be detached with reality of the true market out there
Honestly, I was expecting more of an artists, poets, writers or musician to be in to photography than pilots, engineers, physicists or economists
Now it is clear to me why we don't have here enough posts (in my humble opinion) that are able to voice large group of users that beside the logic also follow intuition, gut feelings, emotions, or trends based on whatever (mode, looks, cool factor or social demands)
As a note I like to point out that most accomplished leaders in technology were/are people claiming to listen to intuition and gut feelings beside numbers, formulas and statistics, just like Tim Cook stated only couple of weeks a go
I would have to be surprised of you being surprised, and for a few reasons:
1- Photography is an expensive and technical 'art form'.
2- Liberal professionals are surely more likely to state their jobs and say that they enjoy photo as a hobby than people working at the grocery store as they have less chance of feeling shy about their work. (No offence meant to store clerks as there are no bad jobs), I'm sure everyone gets the point...
3- Engineers like to say they are engineers (by the way, did you know I'm an engineer?).
4- The amount of creativity required in scientific, academic and technical careers is much higher than is usually believed, although the expression of that creativity is different than than of those perceived as artistic.
5- CR is about photographic equipment.
6- I see a lot of very emotive posts about DR, crop vs ff, color spaces and evf vs off!
And so on.
However, I'm curious about you 'working as a professional artist'. I thought being an artist was a condition you were born with, not a form of employment... Ok, that's a bad joke of my part I guess...
I think all it means is that Canon could not sell what they clearly overproduced for holidays season in most of the world markets, since America still buy DSLR and have the highest number of wedding photographers per capita they dumped all that glut here priced to sell. End of storyMaybe the wording of gray market somehow suggests that there's something shady about the business? Maybe the word "unauthorized" makes people think there's something illegitimate? Would non-authorized sound a little better? As for gray market...maybe call it green for saving some green? Or maybe pick another cheerful color like orange, then people would have different association.
I think it means the US dollar is much stronger than almost every other currency in the world and even at these seeming 'knocked down prices' the actual ¥ value realised is still everything they were realising in whatever country they were originally imported into. And, the USA consumer has a lot more disposable income than most other nations, when the 5D MkIII first came out in early 2012 it sold in the USA for $3,495 and that raised ¥190,000, now it sells for $2,000 and raises ¥237,000, the Japanese are making more money selling it for less. They could actually drop it to $1,600 and still get the original 2012 ¥ value back for it and inflation in Japan is next to zero.
Maybe the wording of gray market somehow suggests that there's something shady about the business? Maybe the word "unauthorized" makes people think there's something illegitimate? Would non-authorized sound a little better? As for gray market...maybe call it green for saving some green? Or maybe pick another cheerful color like orange, then people would have different association.
I wonder if it's the same guy with the mamiya as last year.
Worldwide Partners: Canon.
Doesn't make the numbers look trustworthy to me.
Again, this is mind-boggingly narrow sighted, to a level that almost defies belief.
For you, those are the features that are important and you are looking for. To others, we want more megapixels over other things. I myself want more megapixels than dynamic range or focus. You know why? Because I print large a lot. I love minute details in my prints. I've never had an issue with dynamic range that I couldn't correct by bracketing (remember, I'm talking about myself, not others). I focus manually using live view, so improved auto focus is not important to me.
So you need to absolutely stop making such blanket statements. Just because this is not what you want, does not mean it is not a great product for many other people. I won't be complaining when Canon introduces a lower megapixel, high ISO capable, premiere auto focus camera. Why? Well, I'm smart enough to know that even though it won't benefit me, it will benefit others.
I take it that you don't understand that this is a forum designed for people to post their *personal* opinions on Canon related topics. That's all that is ever posted here -- a person's personal opinion/viewpoint.
The fact that you are surprised that someone posted what they would like (an opinion) questions whether you understand the purpose of these types of internet forums.
You have the ability to post *your* opinion on the topic, as do other members of this forum.
You don't have to agree, or even understand, someone else's opinion, just like we don't have to agree, or even understand, your opinion. But all opinions are welcome here.
No one, other than the Mods/owner of this site, has any authority to mandate what a forum member can and can't post.
"So you need to absolutely stop making such blanket statements" is really totally out of line.
Let's play nice and recognize that people have different opinions. An opinion you don't agree with is not necessarily "mind-boggingly narrow sighted, to a level that almost defies belief".
Would you like it if someone called your opinion that?