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Canon General / Re: How to remove image information
« on: April 15, 2014, 09:06:49 PM »
Google is funny . . . you ask a common linux question and the first 10 searches return a "you should search" kind of answer.

I thought we were better than this :(

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6D Sample Images / Re: Shooting in Namibia with the Canon EOS 6D
« on: April 13, 2014, 08:04:03 PM »
Why 6D vs. other bodies I'm sure you have at your disposal?

Just curious :)

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Pricewatch Deals / Re: Sigma 50mm f/1.4 Art Available for Preorder
« on: April 11, 2014, 09:46:56 AM »
What? no IS?

*(ducks)*

 ;D  I'd be in if I were still shooting crop; love 50mm on EF-S bodies.

Hrm . . . if the 7Dmk2 comes out, I could be in trouble though.

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Canon General / Re: CPS Packet - Signature Required
« on: April 07, 2014, 09:19:32 AM »
Any chance this is a move to start enforcing the "professional" label that we've discussed at length?

Seems odd, my bank hasn't required a signature on anything in years, save loan contracts.

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Canon General / Re: 20 Signs You Might be a Photography Addict
« on: April 07, 2014, 09:16:50 AM »
Seriously? The Facebook one and the smartphone?

AFAIK, I've taken the least shots (total) on my iPhones (3 of them) over the years of anyone I know who owns a smartphone. 

My wife, while I was shooting this weekend, asked me to use her iPhone 4 for her . . .  :o  I asked her if she wanted me to take a REAL photograph as well . . .

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EOS Bodies / Re: New DSLR and PowerShots in May [CR2]
« on: April 03, 2014, 09:31:58 AM »
Will Canon and Nikon only pretend to compete, but actually make agreements to launch their equivalent models at the same time? ??? They act together to maintain the duopoly, as two teams take turns so that only they win the championship every year? ::) Conspiracy theory. :P
You know what? Living in the US and dealing with both phone/internet/tv/cell carriers . . . I'm surprisingly okay if that's the case.  So long as there's no price-fixing involved, go for it  ;D

I'm getting tired of the 'free market' in the US that has equated for so long to the customer being shafted.

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EOS Bodies / Re: New DSLR and PowerShots in May [CR2]
« on: April 02, 2014, 09:44:41 AM »
Has there ever been a 7DII release-date related rumour at the CR2 level? (but as they say, sooner or later, it'll eventually be true lol)

Hold on there partner......nobody said anything about a release date.  This is just the announcement.  nobody said anything about release dates...... :) :) :) :)

For what is expected of the new 7D (essentially, for it to be as much better than the current lineup than the 7D was in it's day), they should seriously consider not announcing until they're ready to bring it to market (meaning only need to populate the supply chain).

I've harped on this before, but one of the best things Apple did was pull out of the product release cycle based on certain conference dates.  Why bring a product to market at the market's cycle and not your own design/test/produce cycle? 

This goes, too, for the people saying "how will canon answer the Lego Mindstorm DSLR market?" --- well, while it's healthy to keep an eye on your competitors, isn't it best to chart the path best for you?

All that said, and back to my initial point, for how good the 7D is, and how 'late' it seems to all of us, we're all inferring that it's going to be REALLY good and NO FLAWS since they've had time to work on it . . . anyone who thinks it's not going to be total sticker shock, though, is kidding themselves ;D

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THIS is why I watch comedy; it's done by funny people.

April Fools is just like every other holiday where people who aren't very good at something try it.  St Pattys & New Years are for people who aren't really good at drinking.   Valentines for those who can't remember to be romantic on a regular basis . . . april fools, we all have to put reading the news to one side for a day while people who aren't funny try to be.

*sigh* I might actually get some work done today. Dang.

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Very uninteresting & unappealing list
Agreed!

What about your spouse being a great photographer? I'd rather have someone I can talk to and discuss things with on a shoot...

Just be happy if you have one that doesn't keep picking blown out/overexposed photos or complains that their complexion is too dark (when you've color corrected it accurately).

18c is the only thing *I* could see there . . .

Patience would be a good one (since you're not going to let them see the pics until they're post-processed).  Please, please please stop asking to see the shot on a 3" screen. I can tell you if it was a good shot or not without looking.

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Pricewatch Deals / Re: Deal: EOS 5D Mark III w/Adobe Lightroom 5 $2675
« on: March 27, 2014, 07:27:24 AM »
This was a particularly good deal. Passed on it since I have to get serious about selling old gear first.

That probably won't happen any time soon  ;D

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Let's hope not.  Just don't tell us about products until we can buy them . . .

How long did the 8mm take to become available?

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Pricewatch Deals / Re: Deal: EOS 5D Mark III $2559
« on: March 07, 2014, 03:21:26 PM »
at this price, does it even matter?  An out of warranty, used copy is likely more lol
I think a refurb through loyalty program is something like $2750 . . . $200 more for one with a warranty, that's like new.

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Canon General / Re: In need of a "walk around" camera
« on: March 06, 2014, 03:00:14 PM »
What's the price range?

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EOS Bodies / Re: What Happened to the Photography Industry in 2013?
« on: March 06, 2014, 02:58:12 PM »
I agree with the bulk of the comments, but let's not forget something else about the 'plateau':
We're on a plateau of REALLY good cameras.

When canon started adding IS on their PowerShot cameras, that was a leap lightyears ahead.  The trickle-down from all of the great high end cameras to consumer grade (or at least consumer priced) bodies/all-in-ones has been consistent.

Anecdotal proof: my grandmother has finally stopped cutting people's heads off when she takes a picture.

The 5DmkII was a rousing success the MK3 was only a shock to sticker and that's coming down . . . seriously, yes, there's market saturation . . . but it's saturation of really good tech.

Okay, feel free to ignore me now :D

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Site Information / Re: Classified for Sell Section on CR
« on: March 05, 2014, 09:41:26 AM »
A buy and sell forum has been on our minds for a while. People seem to want it, however there are two big forums that already do it, and I think one of them does it very well, that being fredmiranda.com

I imagine Fred spent a considerable amount of resources to develop the rating and feedback system, I would have to find a developer that could implement similar features. I would also have to find an angle that would make the buy and sell here unique to the other sites. More of the same rarely works out.

The other issue is policing it, and watching for scams. Even though it's not the web sites fault, when someone does get scammed, we're going to have to deal with the fallout. I'm not sure I really have the stomach for that.

I'll think a little harder about it, a few other things are being implemented in the next 30 days at CR, so I'd like to get all that done before we take on another project.

Thanks for the great feedback as usual folks!

Bump  ;D

Given it any more thought?  This straight PHP/DB dev or something more?

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