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Messages - justawriter

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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. ;)

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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We could have printed so much lager than 32x48. It would have made all the difference in the world to me. I want to leave you with one final thought as you find a new home. Don't let the door hit you in the A$$.  :o

How ever did Salgado, McCurry, Art Wolfe, Paul Nicklen, Alex Webb, Ami Vitale, et al, ever make museum-quality large prints, for years, before July 18, 2014 when the D810 came out? :o To think, they were never informed of their folly, until now...

Exactly.  World famous photographers print large with any camera.  Museum quality.  Gallery quality. 

But anonymous people on the internet "can't survive" without their extra pixels.  Nikon gives 7,360 horizontal pixels.  Canon gives 5,760 horizontal pixels.  So with Nikon one can print 5 or 7 inches bigger.  Wow, that's like ... soooo much bigger.  Worth a system change for sure. ;)
I like big bits and I can not lie
You other clickers can't deny
That when a camera walks in with an itty bitty lens
And more pixels then you'll grin

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Pricewatch Deals / Re: Deal: Canon Pixma Pro-100 $34 at Adorama
« on: July 03, 2014, 04:31:17 PM »
Adorama must have been slammed pretty hard by last minute orders. UPS says "a label has been printed" for mine but  they don't have the package yet.

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At least now we know when the forums will be flooded with people complaining
I for one am disgusted that the new camera does not include an integrated popcorn maker and cheese grater.
(just trying to beat the rush)  :o ;D ;)
Your expectations are very low ... along with the "popcorn maker and cheese grater" I also want an integrated coffee maker. ;D :D
You guys are really missing it - what you really want is the kitchen sink - which is the only thing missing from the 1D X ;D
And a pony. No pony is a complete dealbreaker.

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At least now we know when the forums will be flooded with people complaining
I for one am disgusted that the new camera does not include an integrated popcorn maker and cheese grater.
(just trying to beat the rush)  :o ;D ;)

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Pricewatch Deals / Re: Deal: Canon Pixma Pro-100 $34 at Adorama
« on: June 30, 2014, 04:23:38 PM »
A great deal, and I'm in for one, but I still think a MIR is a PITA. Plus, in my area at any rate, finding places that will take an AMEX card is another PITA.
 :P

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EOS Bodies / Re: New Sensor Tech in EOS 7D Mark II [CR2]
« on: June 19, 2014, 10:56:04 AM »
Could this mean the introduction of the long rumored multi-imp iconograph?  ;D
http://wiki.lspace.org/mediawiki/index.php/Iconograph

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Previous EOS Utility updates have played very badly with OSX updates. Let's hope that Canon & Apple are having compatibility conversations prior to the release of OS X Yosemite.
I would settle for an update installer that actually installs updates.

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Animal Kingdom / Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« on: May 13, 2014, 12:36:50 PM »
Finally got out to play with the 150-600.

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Third Party Manufacturers / Re: Samyang 650-1300mm
« on: April 15, 2014, 02:46:51 PM »
Mostly OT, but I've been wanting to share this photo of a 14,000+ mm setup from Outdoor Photographer ...

The photographer called this setup ridiculous. :o http://www.outdoorphotographer.com/how-to/shooting/eagle-eyes.html?start=1#.U019u1VdWNJ

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Third Party Manufacturers / Re: In-Depth Review: Tamron 150-600 f/5-6.3 VC
« on: February 20, 2014, 10:30:05 PM »
Anyone know how long the backlog for the lens is? I ordered one a week ago from B&H and am trying not to be whiney about it. :'( On the plus side, I have decided to name it Tamronasaurus Rex.  ;D

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