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EOS Bodies / Re: Canon 7D Mark II - DXO, Tony Northrup, and You
« on: November 11, 2014, 04:38:12 PM »
He really said that? Yikes...that's nuts.

Not really, no.  The context makes it pretty clear they are saying there is no reason to switch from Canon to Nikon unless you need the absolute best IQ.  The wording was clumsy but you'd have to really have an axe to grind to think they were dogging on the 5DIII.

Will the CR admins delete this comment too?  Lets find out!

They also deleted my comment praising your fairness and eloquence.


I think it was the, um, rumphurt stuff. :P

Sure, I understand that, but I've heard more colorful language from old church ladies. :D

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EOS Bodies / Re: Canon 7D Mark II - DXO, Tony Northrup, and You
« on: November 11, 2014, 01:51:59 PM »
He really said that? Yikes...that's nuts.

Not really, no.  The context makes it pretty clear they are saying there is no reason to switch from Canon to Nikon unless you need the absolute best IQ.  The wording was clumsy but you'd have to really have an axe to grind to think they were dogging on the 5DIII.

Will the CR admins delete this comment too?  Lets find out!

They also deleted my comment praising your fairness and eloquence.

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Lenses / Re: Introducing the Canon EF 100-400 f/4.5-5.6L IS II
« on: November 08, 2014, 02:35:45 PM »
You had me at $2199!

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I won't be watching this video.  This guy discredited himself terribly with his video titled, "Crop Factor with ISO & Aperture: How Sony, Olympus, Panasonic, Canon, Nikon & Fuji Cheat You".

I missed that particular fiasco.  I clicked the link when the thread was new, saw it was Northrup, and closed the window.  My first and last Northrup infomercial was when he said the 5DIII might be ok for non-pros posting pics on Facebook.   :o

He actually said that? Grrrrr.

If anyone cares, Northrup defended himself against the alleged quote here: http://www.dpreview.com/forums/thread/3709126?page=2

Actually, he didn't.  He was called out on it, and he chose to respond to the first reference to FB in his infomercial, not the second and far more idiotic one.  Another DPR member made that point, quoting from Northrup's concluding remarks in the vid...and Northrup did not respond.

http://www.dpreview.com/forums/post/54158478

I'm sure Northrup would be pleased to see people defending him for his asinine remark, though.

I'm nobody and I'm sure Northrup does not care if I defend him or not.  You have helpfully
added the link of that debate.  But, in the interest of fairness, I hope others will see there's plenty of room for interpretation in that exchange and then make up their own minds without just accepting your conclusion.

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I won't be watching this video.  This guy discredited himself terribly with his video titled, "Crop Factor with ISO & Aperture: How Sony, Olympus, Panasonic, Canon, Nikon & Fuji Cheat You".

I missed that particular fiasco.  I clicked the link when the thread was new, saw it was Northrup, and closed the window.  My first and last Northrup infomercial was when he said the 5DIII might be ok for non-pros posting pics on Facebook.   :o

He actually said that? Grrrrr.

If anyone cares, Northrup defended himself against the alleged quote here: http://www.dpreview.com/forums/thread/3709126?page=2

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Lenses / Re: First Image of the EF 100-400 f/4.5-5.6L IS II Lens
« on: November 06, 2014, 01:42:56 PM »
Let us take a moment to give thanks to Tamron and Sigma for hastening the release of version II  of the 100-400mm -- without their competition it may have taken another 16 years and much lighter wallets.

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Yes!! November ... 2114? Oh, never mind.

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EOS Bodies / Re: Canon Announces CN20x50 Cine-Servo Ultra Zoom Lens
« on: October 16, 2014, 12:06:20 PM »
Where can I get an adapter for this lens for my iPhone?

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EOS Bodies / Re: How excited are you about the new 7D II?
« on: September 16, 2014, 02:47:28 AM »
The 7D2 looks like a perfect camera for serious amateur sports/wildlife photographers who cannot afford the 1DX.  Some will complain about the sensor's quality being short of current Sonikon's, but it's unreasonable to expect the 7D line to get the technology upgrade before the 5D and 1D lines.

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Reviews / Re: Consumer Reports: Canon G1X MK2 Best Ever
« on: September 02, 2014, 12:34:07 PM »
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Speaking of speakers, so to speak...

Consumers Union (publisher of Consumer Reports) lost a major case in the U.S. Supreme Court when sued by Bose. The speaker manufacturer didn't care for the review and showed CR to be full of shirt.

In case no one is interested....

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bose_Corp._v._Consumers_Union_of_United_States,_Inc.

Actually, Consumer Union won by 6-3 at the US Supreme Court:

"Bose Corp. v. Consumers Union of United States, Inc., 466 U.S. 485 (1984), was a product disparagement case ultimately decided by the Supreme Court of the United States. The Court found, on a 6-3 vote, in favor of Consumers Union, the publisher of Consumer Reports magazine, ruling that proof of "actual malice" was necessary in product disparagement cases raising First Amendment issues, as set out by the case of New York Times Co. v. Sullivan. The Court ruled that the First Circuit Court of Appeals had correctly concluded that Bose had not presented proof of actual malice."

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Photography Technique / Re: APOLLO missions - image inconsistencies
« on: August 18, 2014, 03:16:09 PM »
This is a gag post, right?  I went to CR and the Onion site breaks out.

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Canon General / Re: Another Canon Medium Format Mention
« on: August 11, 2014, 05:42:04 PM »
Just don't believe it. If they are looking at MF now they're about twenty five years too late.

My thoughts exactly.

Developing a medium format camera today is way more complicated than it was in the film days and the market is much smaller and shrinking all the time. If Canon and Nikon were uninterested in medium format when it was actually a viable market, why would they invest in it now?

On another thread, I posted a reference to an estimate from Leica that the worldwide market for medium format is only 6,000 units annually. Hasselblad has a grand total of 180 employees according to their own website, not exactly a huge operation.

There are other markets that are far more promising.

To paraphrase an ancient proverb: “The best time to develop a MF camera was 25 years ago. The second best time is now.”

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Animal Kingdom / Re: Show us your Hooters (Owls)
« on: July 21, 2014, 03:05:16 AM »
Burrowing Owl

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Lenses / Re: Best short telephoto?
« on: July 05, 2014, 01:29:57 PM »
I'll go out on the proverbial limb here and recommend the Panasonic Lumix FZ200 bridge camera, which I own. It has an equivalent 25-600/2.8 constant aperture zoom and provides plenty of IQ for situations like this. And ... no one would ever think you were a "professional" with this camera!

Please do not repeat dishonest Panasonic marketing crap: at equivalent 25-600mm, it is f/16, NOT f/2.8

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Lenses / Re: World Cup started - no sign of 100-400L Mk2
« on: June 14, 2014, 02:46:17 PM »
I used my just released 7D2 with the pre-production 100-400 II at the World Cup championship game in Russia as the US team bested Brazil 3-0.  Then, I traveled back in time to post this.

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