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EOS Bodies / Re: Unfair Dealers.
« on: July 08, 2012, 02:25:53 PM »
All this points clearly to my mind that all is not fair and some people get their gear before others...

Of course... people who ordered it sooner will get it sooner.   You are basing what is likely a false conclusion on very limited evidence.  Speaking personally, those who ordered substantially earlier than I did seem to have tracking numbers.   Those who ordered a bit before I did or around the same time, or even a bit after, have various things to say, none of which amount to 'my order shipped'.  Mine states, "In stock, order sent to warehouse," but what if the warehouse runs out before they pack my order?

Yes, it would not surprise me that major review sites who purchase retail gear for their reviews would get some sort of priority - and I do think that is in everyone's best interest.  But do you really think that major retailers troll discussion boards and look for people who say negative things about them, match up those orders, and delay them?  Many people in Europe received their cameras before any US dealers even had them - is Canon also a part of your conspiracy theory?

EOS Bodies / Re: Canon EOS-1D X Availability in North America
« on: July 08, 2012, 12:14:17 PM »
That's me, thought I'd get a good deal on my 1Ds Mark III (which I did) a little before release of the 1D X, being completely oblivious to Canon's 1D announcment/delivery discrepancies...

In August, 2010 there were 5 lenses and 2 TCs announced.  The TCs became available in Dec, 2010. The 8-15mm fisheye in July, 2011.  The 300/400 II lenses in Nov/Dec 2011.  The 500/600 II lenses started shipping in May/June, 2012 - a delay of close to two years.

How's that for a track record?

EOS Bodies / Re: B&H 1DX Order Fulfillment Tracking
« on: July 08, 2012, 09:54:22 AM »
I didn't get that email.  :)  They pack on Sunday and Monday for shipment on Monday... that's two B&H business days for them to get my 1D X onto the loading dock...

EOS Bodies / Re: Any actual photographers out there?
« on: July 08, 2012, 12:19:25 AM »
has anyone noticed that admin seems to be AWOL about further information the 1D X even though he now has it?

He had it...but does he have it?  Keep in mind, he runs a camera/lens rental business - don't you think that maybe, just maybe, given the limited availability and high demand for the 1D X, the unit(s) he has are rented out? 

EOS Bodies / Re: Any actual photographers out there?
« on: July 07, 2012, 11:26:16 PM »
I turn the dialy thing on top of this big, black box to the green square thingy and press the little button on top with my finger.  There's this clicky sound, and I see a picture on the back of the box.  I haven't figured out why pressing the little zoom in/out buttons on the back doesn't zoom the big lens like it does on every other camera I've used, you'd think with a big lens like that it would work right.  Also, can someone tell me how to get that little picture it shows me on the back onto my Facebook page?

Animal Kingdom / Re: Ribit!
« on: July 07, 2012, 10:44:13 PM »
Here's one of mine:

EOS 7D, EF 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6 DO IS USM @ 300mm, 1/500, f/6.3, ISO 640

EOS Bodies / Re: B&H 1DX Order Fulfillment Tracking
« on: July 07, 2012, 05:48:28 PM »
I should say, 'large number' is relative.  Compared to the 5DIII, the numbers are small.

EOS Bodies / Re: B&H 1DX Order Fulfillment Tracking
« on: July 07, 2012, 05:04:31 PM »
I really doubt there were a large number of 1D X orders.  Consider - there are less than 20 people on CR forums (maybe 10 or less, I haven't counted) posting about preordering a 1D X on 3/14.  That's out of close to 1300 members here counting only those with 10 or more posts.

Soon after 3/14 when people posted a few times and order numbers, I looked over my order history, and a back-of-envelope estimate showed that orders on 3/14 were at about the same pace as any other day.

The photos of the Mark III straight out of the camera were so much better than the II in terms of IQ, exposure, and color rendition.

In-camera jpg shots, or do you mean straight RAW conversions on a computer?

EOS Bodies / Re: B&H 1DX Order Fulfillment Tracking
« on: July 07, 2012, 02:42:34 PM »
Just in pure numbers and times:
Lowest order number I've seen here from afternoon calls is 12:50pm EST with 1019886xxx.
My order number from 9:25pm CST with 1019892xxx.

That's in the order of 5,000+ camera bodies difference.  That's a lot of camera bodies, and no one knows how big the shipments are until they hit the loading dock.

That would only be true if every single order placed with B&H that day was for a 1D X...I sincerely doubt that's the case.

Site Information / Re: "Access Denied - Security Block"
« on: July 07, 2012, 12:26:37 PM »
Not sure what causes this.  I thought it was certain trigger words, but it's more than that.  Yesterday, I got that message when replying to a post with a complete quote of the original to which I was replying.  I deleted the quoted text, and the reply posted successfully.  Clearly, the original post went up, yet something in that same text caused a problem with my reply? 

My original point about the firmware was on topic, if people then criticise I have a right to defend myself.  That really isn't trolling.

The first part of the offensive post was about the firmware, was on topic, and no one criticized you for that.  It's the second part, "That said I'm glad rich idiots beta test new cameras by buying them 4 months before me," that garnered the criticism - and rightfully so, as it was a rude, unnecessary remark (as were your subsequent repetitions on the same theme). 

FWIW, if my livelihood depended on my photo gear, I wouldn't be an early adopter.  Likewise, the 'beta testing' of scientific instruments is done on duplicate instruments outside of the production environment.  It seems you're incapable of grasping the concept that maybe some of us are buying a 1D X from a desire for a very responsive FF body robust enough to be treated like the tool it is, and that we're going to actually go out and shoot pictures with it. 

I apologised for the particular form of words, and the offence caused, not for the sentiment which I went onto express in toned down terms.
Toned down?  Really?  Metacognition check.  The original:
rich idiots
...and the 'toned down' version:
have a) an excess of idle cash and b) are pretty dumb

I'm pretty sure I'm not the only one who sees that 'couched in fancier language' does not equate to 'toned down'.

Had you simply stated that being an early adopter carries risks which you, personally, find unacceptable, that's one thing.  Calling early 1D X adopters 'idiots who are buying it for bragging rights' crosses the line, no matter the particular form of words.


In Internet slang, a troll is someone who posts inflammatory, extraneous, or off-topic messages in an online community, such as an online discussion forum, chat room, or blog, with the primary intent of provoking readers into an emotional response or of otherwise disrupting normal on-topic discussion

I believe that sounds like an apt definition of one who, in the very same post in which he apologizes for calling a group of people idiots, proceeds to refer to the same group as dumb braggarts.

Lenses / Re: How do I know I have a bad lens?
« on: July 07, 2012, 06:26:16 AM »
Note that PIC applies to in-camera jpg images only, not RAW (although as stated, DPP, LR, DxO, etc., all offer a similar correction for RAW images).

Lenses / Re: POLL: When will the 24-70 mk2 really be delivered?
« on: July 06, 2012, 09:34:18 PM »
You offer choices A through E. I choose F, as in who the F___ knows.  It's time to give up guessing when announced 'products' will actually be available.  Put your head in the sand and that way you can be surprised when someone taps you on the shoulder and says, "Here's the new lens from Canon I just bought at the store."


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