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EOS Bodies / Re: Rebel T4i/650D Information [CR1]
« on: March 19, 2012, 11:31:48 PM »
The upside is that, I just was able to spent some "Canon" money and got myself very nice brand new Sig Sauer 1911 Fastback-  still almost enough money left for Nikon D800 :D
Now looks like there is no need to upgrade my Rebel also, how about a new bicycle?
Maybe there is an upside to the plain stupidity and greed out of control?

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No question in my mind that Canon has listen to the most vocal group: wedding and small event photographers (like high school basket ball games).
It was tempting decision to, because was cheaper to develop that kind of hybrid with virtually same sensor but only with noise reduction software tweaks.
Question is if that was smart thing to do.
Success of 5D line was in my mind due to excited amateurs in millions around the world discovering that it is much funnier to be some mysterious photographer behind avatar on Flickr, collecting compliments, occasionally selling a photograph than bored house wife next to the stove.
We all will find out soon enough just how many of them will go somewhere else to get the dream camera even if it is that  ignorant, unnecessary dirty "Megapixel Monster" as you are trying to make everybody to call it.

How about that digic 5, maybe there is a problem? They really have hard time to release it on time, maybe this 18-22 mp is all that this processor can handle?


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EOS Bodies / Re: Canon 5D Mark III/X Ideal Price???
« on: February 23, 2012, 12:57:25 PM »
Considering that 5D II was available not long a go for about $1800, and obviously not every photographer got one even if they could afford it, how about $1600 to make me jump and maybe think for a moment about investing in 22 Mp and cheated JPEG high ISO performance body for some four years to come?   ;)

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EOS Bodies / Re: Due for a letdown?
« on: February 23, 2012, 08:37:19 AM »
Many of users here are wedding or other small photography business owners ( easy to understand why)  but success of the 5D in my mind was due to all advanced amateurs on steroids of Flickr like sites and instant "fame" coming out of it, brave enough to invest $2500 in the new camera body.
If Canon is listening only to this type of forums it may just miss the real target, with its cheated high ISO JPEG performance.
Constant rising prices, especially being greedy in basic features, (trust me, they will soon appear in other product for huge premium that Canon is making space for) may be short sighted, and next 5D can end up as just another elitist toy in  the hands of professionals only.
I am very advanced amateur with gallery exhibitions in the past and able to function as professional in pretty broad range of photography.
For me plan for the next 5D was to only use for landscape photography with super wide angle lens, no system required at all, and just like my daily landscape walk around Rebel will be replaced with Nex 7 camera as soon as super wide lens will be available, 5D can be replaced as easy for anything else that is more appealing.
For every other needs with other lenses in my cabinet there will always be something like 7D (I hope)
Anyway, I am in a niche of course but, I have spent many thousands of dollars in the past with Canon! One would wonder if we in the small niches are important enough for business.
Something tells me that we better be important, because in the end every single photographer represents some very particular small niche, and all those single lost niches can and will add up in to something potentially serious.

Even if it's a let down, i would say canon still have its advantages from their lens system. Try and compare with Nikon lenses, you will find that varities is low and the pricing it much higher. I guess if the spec od the new 5Dx is lower as compared to D800, you may also find it hard to switch if you look at the whole big picture.

Agree that canon still has a few more unique lenses. None I consider essential for me though. I think Nikon's system is well stocked, and more importantly, continue to fill in gaps specially before the thai flood wrecked everybody's roadmap. Newer canon lenses such as the 24-70 and 70-200 have all been more expensive than their nikon twins. For me, they got all I'd need and a few lenses I wish I had in canon version so I don't feel held back at all by their lineup. The real reason I don't switch is because of the hassle and because I don't honestly care for what brand I advertise for free on my camera gear  ;)

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EOS Bodies / Re: Childish Behaviour
« on: February 08, 2012, 07:49:00 AM »
Not sure which side displays childish behaviour.
Sometimes, I feel like all the opponents to the higher megapixel cameras, are people that have spent years of savings on 5D body and two or three lenses, and are terrified  that they precious investment will become outdated/obsolete just like that, especially if new gen lenses will be needed to keep up with resolution.
Let's hope Canon will follow  sound business instincts, and contribute or lead in creative development, instead listening to unreasonable childish fears of current camera owners.
The whole new, let's say "very bold" pricing thing from Canon is another story, and is potentially causing the same effect, making even professionals to think twice about some radical new upgrades.

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Really embarrassing quality.
Likely Color Efex Burnt Sienna filter plus glut of clumsy HDR like effects really makes this so unique, another million dollar picture...
Interesting that moon is wider than its reflections on the water.

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EOS Bodies / Re: Can someone debunk this Peter Lik picture... PLEASE!!!
« on: February 02, 2012, 02:04:02 PM »
Aren't we already brain washed to accept all kind of funny creatures to make fortunes based on lies, hoaxes, stolen intellectual properties?
Just today someone have reached 28 billion of personal worth, apparently as the legend says, on not entirely honest manipulations.
All we bread eaters, sheep, ****, can do is go and occupy Wall St. I guess...

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EOS Bodies / Re: Can someone debunk this Peter Lik picture... PLEASE!!!
« on: February 02, 2012, 12:57:00 AM »
Here is my take on the moon and landscape.
Will spare you the agony of reading BS descriptions, considering my English.
This is toy Christmas lighthouse, set up in small 10 gal aquarium with some fog from humidifier.
Lots of listening to my blood rushing through my veins and here it is 100% genuine shot.
Can be yours for mere $150, anyone?   ;)

Note: this is not a real offer, so this post should not be removed from the forum as advertising.


 

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EOS Bodies / Re: Can someone debunk this Peter Lik picture... PLEASE!!!
« on: January 31, 2012, 10:28:58 AM »
What happened to the old good definition of "kitsch"?

The only thing missing there is a silhouette of two deers making mating call, or maybe a kissing swans...
Why standards in popular art are deteriorating so fast in recent years? We are talking about million dollars sales!
To produce this by person with minimum taste would most certainly cause a rush of blood and high heart beat if not extreme palpitations!

As something to look at, I like it. But, at the same time, it seems overdone. Too much.

The "story" does not help. It sounds cheesy.

One thing is for certain, he is doing much better than me in the selling pictures department :) More power to him.

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EOS Bodies / Re: Can someone debunk this Peter Lik picture... PLEASE!!!
« on: January 31, 2012, 01:04:45 AM »
Obvious lie in my opinion, and there is no good moral either in this whole story, considering fact that people are paying for this type of "artistic" BS all the time.

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Site Information / Re: a thank you letter to Canon Rumors
« on: January 18, 2012, 12:40:42 PM »
For everybody that are using Flickr, there is an option to block all your photographs for the day, or any chosen photographs of anybody else... Spend few minutes there and do the right thing...  :)
z.

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Site Information / Re: a thank you letter to Canon Rumors
« on: January 18, 2012, 12:32:19 PM »
Dear All,

I wanted to thank Craig and the webmasters for posting the video that was up earlier and the link to anti-SOPA/PIPA petitions.  it's a bigger deal than a lot of people realize, and, if passed, will impact many more people than what most realize.  I understand it's a U.S. issue and that many of the users here are from around the world, but it's an issue that could just as easily find its way to Canada, the EU, or anywhere else in the world (for that matter, it's an issue that is already a major problem in Asia). 

I also understand that this isn't a political site, but I don't believe the SOPA/PIPA issue is a political one either; if anything, it is indicative of politicians in general not having sufficient technical understanding to properly address what are dicey real-world issues that require significant technical knowledge to properly understand the myriad consequences that several lines of legislation can have. 

I hope plenty of others from this site will go out in protest of this over-reaching and poorly written piece of top-down legislation.  I hope even more however, that we all realize that the world has become an incredibly complex and specialized place, and that it is through the continued sharing of knowledge that the global community as a whole can come to the right decisions.  thank you to everyone who contributes their knowledge to these forums (and to those who contribute tasty info to Craig), and please remember to share your varied expertise elsewhere as well as here!

Sincerely,

John

Amen!

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Site Information / Re: Should karma remain on the forum?
« on: January 13, 2012, 01:49:16 PM »
Whether or not a result of the karma system, this is one of the most civil forums I've ever been a part of (or even lurked on.)  I suspect the karma does play at least a role in that.

And now to up my bad karma...

I vehemently disagree on the positive only concept.  It's "hey, we're all good, just some gooder than others."  If you've spent more than 3 minutes on the internet, you are well aware that there are a great number of people who love the anonymity it provides simply to stir up disention and boost their own fragile egos by belittling others, practicing their swearing, and making off-color jokes.  If we can't smite those people, then they just get included in the positive karma love-fest and we all pay the price.

So if we're going to have karma--which does seem to serve it's purpose--then it has to have both good and bad.

Sorry to disappoint, but I'm giving you good Karma for this!

A thought and a personal confession.

The thought:
While many people are suggesting interesting ideas, I really think it makes too much of the system and makes it too complicated. The current system is simple, if imperfect (what in life is perfect?) I much prefer this to some overly complicated, stringent, forum-police system that stifles debate.

The confession:
I have given out bad Karma and I've given it to some of the most frequent and technically-knowledgeable participants on this forum. I give it to them when they belittle or mock other persons for disagreeing with their opinions (not their facts, but their opinions). They are particularly likely to receive negative Karma from me if they are mean to newcomers on the forum.  I do not give anyone bad Karma for reacting to or criticizing something I say (that seems petty to me), but if you pick on someone else, I will proudly give you bad Karma. A little passive-aggressive perhaps, but I find it much simpler and less frustrating than engaging in a prolonged debate on the forum over how their parents should have taught them some manners.

Agree100%

Just one point that, I really like to make.
Personally, I really disapprove people that are pushing any kind of "agendas" even dressed in encyclopedia type of knowledge, or unlimited willingness to help.
Example:
It happened that, I know personally individuals that if they want it they could probably purchase enough of Canon corporation to run it, and I never heard them to say, oh I am willing to pay thousands of dollars more for this or that, like it happens on this forum all the time, it is tacky and not natural, to me it is apparently Canons agenda pushing, (part time job?)
Do we really need to be brain washed by some forum members to believe that next 5D have to cost us extra thousand or two dollars?
Get real and start acting like reasonable people, even if you do have unlimited money to spend.


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Site Information / Re: Should karma remain on the forum?
« on: January 13, 2012, 01:21:56 AM »
+1 distant.star

Why do, I feel like some really ambitious and serious "personalities" are opening false accounts to give them self applauds....

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