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Third Party Manufacturers / Re: Sony Doing Glasses
« on: February 18, 2015, 12:12:09 PM »

To paraphrase Thomas Jefferson, "I would rather see a hundred guilty men go free than one innocent man be jailed."

That is easy to agree with on principle, ...but there is a fly in the ointment.

If the hundred and one are kept in jail, one innocent suffers a great wrong, ...but if the hundred and one are released, how many suffer great future wrongs at the hands of the hundred already-guilty-but-free?

Can't life ever be simple?   :-\

Lenses / Re: Sigma 24mm f/1.4 Art announced..
« on: February 10, 2015, 11:49:02 AM »
Would it be wrong to have a 24, 35, 50 and 85?

How can you even ask such a question?  :o

OF COURSE it would be wrong.

Terribly wrong!

And it will grow hair on your palms like that other bad thing you do.

Look ashamed!


you mean like most people here who do nothing but complain and don´t even show a single piece of their work?
That was your second post. You are quite an authority on what people do and don´t do I suppose? Let´s see your work. I have posted hundreds of images, I have seen none of yours!

yeah where?

and as you notice im new.. they will come.

Hi New,

Quite an entrance - walk through the door and insult "most people here" ?

I take it that you are not the author of "How to Win Friends and Influence People".

There are a number of people here who come to learn about Canon equipment and its use, ...not to play "Hey looky, I took a pichur!"

EOS Bodies / Re: Canon EOS 5Ds and EOS 5Ds R Preview
« on: February 06, 2015, 03:32:17 PM »
"Per Chuck Westfall, no HDMI out is provided."

Isn't an HDMI out a great aid in focusing stills, by displaying the image on a larger-than-camera's screen?

and he's wrong.  Per the Canon USA spec page:

HDMI out IS on there

Yes, mini-HDMI.

On the same Canon spec page, under "Highlight Alert" section - the following incomplete sentence:
"With single-image display (Info.) and single-image display, overexposed highlight areas will" ...

Will what? Anyone know?


Third Party Manufacturers / Re: Co-worker dumps $5k on Nikon
« on: December 10, 2014, 11:42:36 AM »

I want to ask but won't, why she was able to shop, decide and buy without waiting for the dreamed of tax refund dilbert waits on. Are pay scales that different at dilbert's employer?

Dilbert has an employer?

Aren't there child labor laws?  :o

(Don't know Dilbert from Dullbert, but the opening post in this thread gives a certain impression.)

Canon General / Re: Forum Decorum....Deshmorum?
« on: November 14, 2014, 12:40:08 PM »
What possesses someone to hand down a slate of commandments for how other people should behave?

Strikes me as the epitome of arrogance.

Long standing tradition.

See: Religions/kings/emperors/etc, ...anyone with power/authority over others.

(But I agree that OP was "suggestion", not commandment)

EOS Bodies / Re: I killed my brand new 7D MK2 today
« on: November 13, 2014, 05:56:35 PM »
Just a warning.

When you insert your memory card be carefull.
I managed to kill my brand new 7D MK2 today when i was puting a memory card in it.

Umm, ...Maybe it would help others if you explained what you did wrong?  ???

Canon General / Re: New acronym patent: WO?
« on: November 13, 2014, 05:52:28 PM »
WOW --- Great Breasts! (American usage, ...different in Brazil.)  8)

Canon General / Re: New acronym patent: WO?
« on: November 13, 2014, 05:47:31 PM »

I thought OP meant Opening Post.  :'(   :'(   :'(

Original/originating post/poster  ;) (...in a given thread.)

Canon General / Re: Forum Decorum....Deshmorum?
« on: November 13, 2014, 04:55:08 PM »

LOL. Valid point. I will agree that there can in theory be a winner. However, how often do you witness acceptance and acknowledgement of defeat from the defeated party on the interwebs? That is where the endless defense and offense from each respective position continues to perpetuate a seemingly endless debate. I suppose that should be my revised statement.  ;D

How often? 100% of the time in the single case, at least, of the exchange between the two of us. I made a point which was gracefully acknowledged by yourself.  :D

I concede of course, that there are personalities more inclined to be argumentative than others, and when two such find themselves at loggerheads, the party may last longer than many of us wish to stay.

Fortunately, the exit door is always open, and we are free to spend our time elsewhere, ...but those who hang-in-there for the spectacle may still notice a previously undiscovered gem or two flung along with the other substance.

I prefer that point/counterpoint be calmly engaged in (and accepted) as "discussion", rather than cringingly avoided as "argument".

I am pleased to have exchanged (peacefully) these few thoughts with you.

Thanks!  8)

Canon General / Re: Forum Decorum....Deshmorum?
« on: November 13, 2014, 04:04:31 PM »

No one wins an argument on the Internets Tubes.  It does not matter who gets the "last word"   ;D

Agreed, no one wins an argument on the interwebs.

I'll argue with that!

IMO the statement is a "politically correct" cliche which attempts to establish the fact that contention is always pointless, with nothing gained by strenuous, even heated, disagreement or differences of opinion. (Heaven forbid there should be any waves!  :o )

It may be a given that "the last word" is a phantom, so long as a thread stays open, but objective minds can be changed by strongly stated positions of merit, and meritless ones can be clearly shown to be such, ...so that a bit of "truth" (at least in the minds of some beholders) can be more widely disseminated.  :)


As Coldhands points out, your suggestion that moving something the size of a sensor at 16 kHz is proven false by existing technology. 

Is/are there one or more words missing from the above sentence? ???

No.  Is/are there one or more words you were expecting to see, but don't?  ???

Examples:  "As Coldhands points out, your suggestion that moving something the size of a sensor at 16 kHz [ is impossible/can't be done/etc. ] ... is proven false by existing technology."   :-\


As Coldhands points out, your suggestion that moving something the size of a sensor at 16 kHz is proven false by existing technology. 

Is/are there one or more words missing from the above sentence? ???

Animal Kingdom / Re: First week of BIF action with 7D MK II
« on: November 12, 2014, 01:02:42 PM »

Not a BIF, but here's an oops moment from yesterday when the egret dropped and lost it's fish.


The oops moment was when you mislabeled this shot.

Quite obviously both you and the egret beautifully anticipated this jumping fish.  ;D

(Very nice shots, Phil, ...thanks for posting!)

Canon General / Re: Hello everyone!
« on: November 11, 2014, 01:21:04 PM »

STM, USM, and all the various acronyms that often get attached to lenses was something I skipped. I guess I could get into that, but I covered all that a long time ago here:


Thanks for the link (and the reply).

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