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Canon General / Re: Spartans, What is your profession?
« on: Today at 05:46:23 PM »
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 :)

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Wish making the points on CR was really important enough for me, and I will not blow this subject in to discussion about health of Canons DSLR sales with statistics and added angle of currencies market, taxes, duties and you name it scheme. To tired to deal with all the gimmick debaters artists here. I may got back to you on that in several months when 2015 numbers will be known...


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 story ;)

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 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.

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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 story ;)

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.

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EOS Bodies / Re: Smartphones Already Won -- Laforet
« on: February 26, 2015, 01:06:07 PM »
Unfortunately Canon as the market leader is to be blamed partially for the state of the affairs. They were on the right track with the classic 5D and than something unthinkable happened! They went the opposite way of the logic, basically catalyzing demise of DSLR for enthusiasts, amateurs and even in some cases prosumers. In the age of hard reality of surviving in the incredible hard competition from EASY and wonderful not to mention cheap technology, Canon started to cater only to low level professionals like small event photographers (wedding) or extremely high end and exclusive video market, this is laughable business move. They speed up the the process and give the momentum to the alternative technology. I know, I am here forever, reading those silly post, those strange people encouraging Canon to price them self out of the market and demanding futures that nobody really needs instead what everybody is looking for, statements like: just give me 12 fps and high ISO and I buy two of them, or yeah for that I will pay easy $5000-$6000 dollars LOL!!! It really may be to late to reverse this especially seeing all those new cameras coming full of unwanted gimmicks that failed to prove being desired so many times already, but than again if somebody on the position of a leader with such a leverage is unable to really lead than it deserve to sell security cameras and printers only, well maybe for some the dream will come true, and they will be able to own Canon cameras purely professional like the cinema models now, worth a medium size house and feel like a big shots pros... Unquestionable  support for Canon of this forum as fascinating as it is, in the end is nothing more than a house of cards build by many eloquent Canon proponents using many clever tricks also including rather harsh elbowing and humiliation. :)

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Was Ron Howard on the jury?

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.

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Canon General / Re: Decline in DSLR sales explained
« on: February 16, 2015, 10:01:44 PM »
 :D That video puts in perspective all that bickering over DR or high ISO performance and the importance of the "SYSTEM". Canon made serious mistake when decided to listen to wedding photographers as the primary source of sales, alienating hobbyists and enthusiasts with pricing and architecture of futures available in particular price levels. If Canon's marketing department has the same attitude as the most prominent posters here that you all know who i am referring tom (same people that destroyed karma, the only form of protest or critique without being retaliated verbally for) than Canon is not even close to find solution to the crises, not with the big mugs with 50Mp printed on them anyway. I really hope somebody will learn the lessons here...

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EOS Bodies / Re: Skipping the 5D-s. What do you want in 5D4?
« on: February 15, 2015, 10:18:55 AM »
Exmor or Exmor performance rivaling sensor please. That would be good enough for the moment (next couple of months?) until something new will raise a bar again to the next level...

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EOS Bodies / Re: After a 50MP camera what is the next breakthrough?
« on: February 11, 2015, 08:23:02 AM »
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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?

+1000

Wont even go there to analyze the SoullessPolack statements like this one:
"So you need to absolutely stop making such blanket statements" because they are screwed on so many levels, pathetic...

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: DP Review of New Canon 5Ds
« on: February 06, 2015, 08:33:48 AM »
Considering the DR, just think of it like we got two wonderful cameras offers, designed and dedicated to the High Key photography :) Any takers?

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Lenses / Re: New Rebel & EF 11-24 f/4L USM Coming Shortly
« on: January 16, 2015, 01:01:38 AM »
Alleged 11-24mm lens, that is in the extreme lens category and probably will be as popular as 8-15mm, is a nice distraction from yet another 18MP sensor Rebel.

So are the seemingly generous new additions like the wheel and top monitor which alone without better AF and bump in FPS won't directly compete with 70D sales... Not much more for what I see it.

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EOS Bodies / Re: EOS 5D Mark III Replacement Talk [CR2]
« on: January 09, 2015, 11:28:36 PM »
This may be a bit off topic, but only at first glance. I really like to address loyal Canon defenders on this forum, and we all know who they are, usually they have over several thousands posts and are sometimes showing up on other forums just to out of blue state that canon is the only king on the planet.
Maybe they never ending campaign glorifying Canon generate some minuscule increase in sales, who knows? but in the long run I pray that Canon executives do not listen to them at all!
Please if you really love that Canon brand so much be clever enough to help Canon to understand that the emperor is sort of naked for some time now, please do not lull them to sleep with all that eloquent talk about superiority of the system over the quality of sensor, incredible selection of lenses (that can be and are successfully used on Sony cameras) etc, etc...
Canon is very strong corporation that will survive this small hick up, and sooner they realize the need to fix something the better we all will be including the 1Dx owners ;-)

I am 53 years old now, and waiting a decade for Canon to decide that it is a time to upgrade sensor is just unacceptable for me. That's why I am enjoying my beloved bit awkward A7r for some time now and pushing the envelopes the way I could never push with any of the current Canon cameras...
I hope this makes some sense to at least some of you :)

Lets hope that Canon once again is capable of philosophy that brought to life 5D Classic once upon a time...
Thank you.

It's nice that some people can tolerate using a camera they admit is awkward and be happy about that.  Tomorrow, I'll be out shooting raptors at the seashore for several hours.  Air temps will be in the teens and with wind chill it'll be about 0 °F (–18 °C).  Trying to operate an awkward little body with poorly designed controls wearing thick gloves as the AF fails to effectively track fast-moving subjects and the weak little battery tries to cope with the cold and maybe it will last long enough that the LCD and EVF black out from the low temps leaving me no way to even see the subject...yeah, a Sony a7R is just what I need to push some envelopes...

 ::)


To pick one aspect of a system for one use and to think that all should worship it is lunacy...

+1

Actually Neuro, I really wish to be there with you and compare the notes later;)
Regards, Zenon

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EOS Bodies / Re: EOS 5D Mark III Replacement Talk [CR2]
« on: January 09, 2015, 10:20:47 PM »
This may be a bit off topic, but only at first glance. I really like to address loyal Canon defenders on this forum, and we all know who they are, usually they have over several thousands posts and are sometimes showing up on other forums just to out of blue state that canon is the only king on the planet.
Maybe they never ending campaign glorifying Canon generate some minuscule increase in sales, who knows? but in the long run I pray that Canon executives do not listen to them at all!
Please if you really love that Canon brand so much be clever enough to help Canon to understand that the emperor is sort of naked for some time now, please do not lull them to sleep with all that eloquent talk about superiority of the system over the quality of sensor, incredible selection of lenses (that can be and are successfully used on Sony cameras) etc, etc...
Canon is very strong corporation that will survive this small hick up, and sooner they realize the need to fix something the better we all will be including the 1Dx owners ;-)

I am 53 years old now, and waiting a decade for Canon to decide that it is a time to upgrade sensor is just unacceptable for me. That's why I am enjoying my beloved bit awkward A7r for some time now and pushing the envelopes the way I could never push with any of the current Canon cameras...
I hope this makes some sense to at least some of you :)

Lets hope that Canon once again is capable of philosophy that brought to life 5D Classic once upon a time...
Thank you.

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EOS Bodies / Re: EOS 5D Mark III Replacement Talk [CR2]
« on: January 09, 2015, 09:09:40 AM »
This is what, I don't understand, holding to 18-22 MP sensors for almost a decade and than over leap everybody else? What is the purpose of that? Just to exaggerate all the drawbacks of high MP camera? Why not just modest (?) 36-42MP with decent performance, like good buffer, writing speed, FPS etc? Users will fall hard on the reality of lens performance shortcomings, storage and time required to process the files.

Than the system of three models of the same camera suggests that Canon will most likely stick to the philosophy of overpricing for premium technology.
In the end sensor performance will really be the most important factor, if we get the same performance as to date just with double or triple the pixels, no thank you again Canon, I skipped buying Canon gear for few generations already (still keeping lenses), terrible Sony A7r suits me very well...

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Canon General / Re: Does Canon really deserve this?
« on: November 23, 2014, 08:49:49 AM »
WOW!
Please stop awarding Canon with human like attributes, Its A Corporation! Canon have no feelings, can not be sad, has no shame or any other feelings, unlike the small mom and pap corner stores killed by Walmart or thousand small farmers before that etc. Where were you than? What kind of culture is this that very intelligent adult humans spent time and resources to conduct crusades to glorify a brand name? Please go take some pictures with a CAMERA no matter what the logo and do something good for other human beings in the season of Thanksgiving instead.
Thank you and bless you all.

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EOS Bodies / Re: Sample Images From the EOS 7D Mark II
« on: September 19, 2014, 09:38:28 AM »
Oh Lord, once again we rave about jpeg noise reduction algorithms...

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