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EOS Bodies / Re: How does the reveal of the final 7D2 specs make you feel?
« on: September 14, 2014, 06:46:38 PM »
I think this will be a very solid, well received, and top selling camera. The AF and FPS will be a great help to me, however, not enough to buy one right away. I will likely purchase this camera in 18 months when I think my current 7d will be ready for replacement.

EOS Bodies / Re: More Images of the Canon EOS 7D Mark II
« on: September 14, 2014, 06:33:50 PM »
I've never had a chance to play with a 5d. So the mode dial is different than my 7d, as the CA and green mode seem to be combined into a green a+ setting. Is there really any difference here?*

*ETA: Besides people here laughing at you if you admit using it ...  8)

Third Party Manufacturers / Re: How do you say Nikon
« on: September 11, 2014, 12:44:39 PM »
We Americans tend to pronounce the foreign words based on what we think sounds right without being too bothered by how they are pronounced in the native language. So we say it as in icon. It makes it sound more American English, which is smoother and more relaxing than any other English in the world. No offense to our UK or Aussie friends here. Totally personal opinion. ;)
It's true. There is a fairly large group in my area descended from the Metis and they have anglicized most of the names so you run into a lot of Doo-boys (Dubois), Bow-CHAMP (Beauchamp) and Bushies (Boucher).

EOS Bodies / Silly Photokina Rumors
« on: September 06, 2014, 03:00:07 PM »
From some of the other threads, it seems like the stress of waiting for significant announcements from our favorite (or not) camera company has made some of us a little testy. So as I public service I am starting a thread for rumors that are OBVIOUSLY AND REALLY TRULY TRUE CUZ I HEARED IT FROM A COUSIN OF MY NEIGHBORS AUNT WHOSE HAIRDRESSER MOONLIGHTS AS THE CEO OF CANON, SO THERE!!!!!

So, the first rumor is that the biggest splash at Photokina will be the surprise introduction by all the major companies of edible DSLR cameras, mainly targeted toward the survivalist community. Sony will try to one up the competition by introducing three edible versions of its Alpha series in beef jerky, chocolate and vegetarian surprise flavors. Nikon teamed up with Food Network's Alton Brown to create a three course camera, with a Caesar Salad lens, filet mignon with caper sauce flavored body and a sensor that doubles as a wafer-thin chocolate mint. Canon's entry into the Food Wars will be an exquisite blend of of kombu and katsuobushi which can be used to create an incredible dashi stock that can be used as the base for hundreds of different dishes.

So, what incredible thing do you think will be announced at Photokina?

EOS Bodies / Re: Is Canon now two generations behind Nikon?
« on: August 31, 2014, 08:57:05 PM »
I'll happily leave for you.
Promise? 8)

EOS Bodies / Re: Is Canon now two generations behind Nikon?
« on: August 30, 2014, 01:14:52 AM »
The capabilities of any modern, advanced DSLR, whether Canon or Nikon, usually far outstrip the capabilities of the person using it.
That's true. Often, perhaps even predominantly, the key to best photo isn't IQ, DR, AF, MP, or all the other mechanical variables but is ABV.*

*Asshole Behind Viewfinder

Canon General / Re: Canon Announces Photokina Details
« on: August 28, 2014, 09:38:38 AM »
Where are the DETAILS???   :o
They are on all the rumor web sites

EOS Bodies / Re: Are These The EOS 7D Mark II Specifications?
« on: August 22, 2014, 03:45:19 PM »
Sounds OK, but not enough to tempt me to upgrade early. Hopefully by the time I want to replace my 7D in early 2016 there will be some killer sales prices and packages available.

Animal Kingdom / Re: Mary had a Little Lamb
« on: August 22, 2014, 03:10:03 PM »
Mary had a little goat
she loved when it was new
but then it chewed up Mary's shoes
and now it's vindaloo

Animal Kingdom / Striped Gopher
« on: August 22, 2014, 03:05:12 PM »
Used my Tamron 150-600 on my 7D to get a nice close up of this little shy guy.

I would guess that the photojournalists for smaller papers are pulling those wage numbers down. A saying I stole goes, "Journalists avoid a lot of income taxes by avoiding a lot of income." And unfortunately, a lot of publishers look at "content" (which used to be called news) as something to keep the ads from bumping into each other. "Content providers" are looked at as something cheap and easily replaceable. That's one reason the internet is killing the news business (another is that Craigslist has taken away a lot of the classified ad revenue that papers used to depend on).
That being said, I find the news business to be a lot of fun and I am rarely bored and sometimes I can con talk my boss into kicking in a few bucks for a new toy for my camera. ;)

Lenses / Re: Canon EF 1200mm f/5.6L For Sale
« on: August 18, 2014, 12:01:12 PM »
These kind of "news" are boring.... or am i alone with this opinion?
With five pages of comments, I would guess that there is a little bit of interest.

PowerShot / Re: What Else is Coming for Photokina? [CR2]
« on: August 17, 2014, 08:41:14 PM »
Given that I'm looking at my "90 Percent Off" Pixma Pro 100, I might hazard a guess at one of the printers that will be replaced.

Canon General / Re: A Rundown of EOS 7D Mark II Information
« on: August 15, 2014, 10:53:33 AM »
I'll be waiting on this one, not because of specs, but because my finances dictate that I won't be replacing my 7D until early 2016. I should be up to 110K exposures by then, which seems like a good point to make it may backup body. Who knows, maybe by that time Canon will have come out with a 50MP camera with a built in coffeemaker and a unicorn for $500.  ;D
In any event, it looks like I will have to have plenty of napkins on hand to wipe away the drool for the next 18 months.

Animal Kingdom / Things to do with your Tamron 150-600
« on: August 11, 2014, 05:31:02 PM »
Take a picture of a bee fly at three meters

Bee flies are actually a group of flies that mimics bees and wasps so predators who don't like to be stung avoid them. They are fuzzy and sort of roly-poly leading one entomologist to quip, "If a bug can be adorable, this is it."

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