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Site Information / Re: Applaud or smite?
« on: December 17, 2011, 08:21:52 AM »
Last time I checked this was just a forum, do we have to be always so seriously pompous about our self?
Smite/ applaud is nothing more than just a bit of innocent fun, tiny bit of "power" and it should be up to everyone discretion how they are used.

Sanitizing everything really will make life boring, and internet will lose most important appeal: freedom, spontaneity and independence.

Cheers, and keep smiting and applauding while you still can!
:)

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EOS Bodies / Re: Canon EOS Rebel T4i [CR2]
« on: December 07, 2011, 03:52:54 PM »
Lol!

Sometimes, I wonder if naive salesperson from BestBuy is more ridiculous to give an advice than stack holder pretending to be know it all photographer?  ;)




As for moonlighting, "This new Rebel camera is a great choice - just came out and has LOTS of megapixels. You should also get this great second lens with a BIG zoom.  You'll need these Promaster protection filters, has 'pro' in the name 'cuz they're what the pros use. Oh, and you really need to get the great extended warranty we offer - it covers everything, no fine print, honest!"

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EOS Bodies / Re: iPhone 4S vs Canon 5DII
« on: December 04, 2011, 10:52:36 AM »
This is truly amazing that more and more people (thanks Neuro) are even wasting (?) time to defend Canon 5D versus iPhone... times have already changed! It will be very exciting to see what's in the near future.
Maybe Rodenstock developing super wide angle lenses for iPhone is overkill for now, but there is a brand new market emerging, (suddenly cocky and greedy companies like Canon are about to create perfect niche) and there are some serious players with incredible expertise waiting for the turn.
Bravo!!!

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EOS Bodies / Re: This and That
« on: December 03, 2011, 11:25:35 AM »
Considering the circumstances, when prices in the 35 mm class are far exceeding prices for most incredible medium and large format glass from Rodenstock, Zeiss, Shneider, maybe time to revive German camera industry is near?

At some point it has to be profitable to enter digital market by companies with know how to build quality 35mm camera shell, even with electronics developed by somebody else.
How could be possibly justified price for 35mm electronic gadget even in magnesium alloy box to be higher than for example Swiss made, highest quality, space age precision build Sinar instrument?
Let's hope current camera industry will not create cost prohibitive high end professional environment without possibility to enter by people that are serious enough about photography to be the lifetime hobby for them, but don't own really profitable studio to write off the cost.

I owned two large format cameras (four in fact including my two antique collectibles), two twinlens Rolleiflexes, basic still "brand new" Hasselblad system, Fuji medium format compact, some other small 35mm Rolleiflexes, Leicas, and yes least important Canons and/or Nikons cameras only for convenience.
It was really exciting to have the opportunities after some saving time to be able to afford what the best in the industry are using, learning and enjoying the "real magic" in photography, that people who never used large format camera won't understand.
Than digital cameras come in to the market.
It started with argument that we are saving on film and processing so the cost of the body is justified, but this argument starts to be bit silly now when we are getting offers with four zeroes in the price tag for the 35mm format systems.
My wish is simple, that serious photography will not be taken away and placed in the hands of any kind of small elites, ending this incredibly exciting process of democratizing photography that we have witnessed in recent years, even for the cost of army frustrated professionals that had no choice, but start learning again to compete. Thank you.
 :)


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EOS Bodies / Re: This and That
« on: December 02, 2011, 01:13:40 PM »
This is the time when, I hate to be about right, it is just silly how they can spin things and have lap dogs bark and make others to, how they hate high megapixel sensors:


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Re: 5D Mark III Information [CR1]
« Reply #84 on: December 01, 2011, 12:08:29 AM »


Considering apparent money frenzy culture at Canon, I see something entirely different emerging from all recent events.
Canon is setting stage to offer ultra pro high res camera at the price point of medium format camera.
Yes we will get 40 MP camera similar like the C300, with some huge announcement at Metropolitan Museum Of Art in the photography department or something.
Be prepare, they may even produce couple Super Wide angle "Terra" lenses $20,000- $60,000 a piece.
Our expectations for entry level FF camera body will look so silly soon...
I will have to research who is really behind all of this. It does not look very Japanese to me.
Welcome to the globalism.
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EOS Bodies / Re: 5D Mark III Information [CR1]
« on: November 30, 2011, 11:08:29 AM »
Considering apparent money frenzy culture at Canon, I see something entirely different emerging from all recent events.
Canon is setting stage to offer ultra pro high res camera at the price point of medium format camera.
Yes we will get 40 MP camera similar like the C300, with some huge announcement at Metropolitan Museum Of Art in the photography department or something.
Be prepare, they may even produce couple Super Wide angle "Terra" lenses $20,000- $60,000 a piece.
Our expectations for entry level FF camera body will look so silly soon...
I will have to research who is really behind all of this. It does not look very Japanese to me.
Welcome to the globalism.

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Lenses / Re: sigma 12-24 mk II
« on: November 23, 2011, 10:29:35 AM »
Personally, I don't care that much for "perfection" in all aspects when it comes to the lenses, the more advanced the lens the more pronounced are some of the flows, like chromatic aberrations which personally, I hate.
Sigma has very serious problem that somehow not many people are talking about, and that is a color shift in the vignetting, or in other words center of the image has different color than the corners. If you are pushing in PS some contrast, or levels this becomes evident and annoying, corners are getting dirty amber tint, while center stays crisp with clear blues and greens.
This is not easy to correct manually and I am pretty sure there are no perfect solutions in the correcting profiles.
This is why my 12-24 classic only occasionally is being used.

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Third Party Manufacturers / Re: Nikon D800 Outed?
« on: November 23, 2011, 08:46:58 AM »
If you try to "push" $11,000.00 lenses replacements, you would to build flagship cameras that do not support converters...
Canon is to obvious, out of control milking is going on like there is no tomorrow... !

Him and the not insignificant crowd of people who use a high resolution camera with a crop factor - bird photographers, sports and news types...I doubt many are smiling benevolently on Canon's youthful blunder of the f/5.6 AF limit, either.
I'm a bird 'tog too, and I'm also surprised at the f/5.6 AF limit: but I don't believe for a second that Canon will change its direction just because I - or anyone else - complains on an internet forum about it or threatens to spend my hard-earned elswhere.

They're not in the business of building me my camera: all any of us can ever do is hope that what they do build ticks enough of our own personal boxes.

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EOS Bodies / Re: World's priciest Photograph... bland
« on: November 15, 2011, 08:03:16 AM »
Almost 30 years in professional art and art photography circles, 5 years of art school is probably enough to have some idea of art market to be the biggest scum of them all. If you think of diamonds and jewelry in general as the most overpriced and corrupted markets on earth you are probably right, but right after the art market.
All the gut feelings you have when you hear stories like the above how ridiculous this is are true in 99.9% of the cases, but people are afraid to speak up the truth just to not look ignorant.
In the age of internet when people do educate them self and are not shy to say what they really like and think, it is much harder to keep selling all those "Skys" "Bergs" and "Stins" for millions of dollars, but they desperately keep trying anyway... In the end this is just another way to invest money in something totally "abstract", ridiculous and useless, but good for the name recognition and status.

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Canon General / Re: Is anyone awake in Canon HQ?
« on: November 11, 2011, 12:12:06 PM »
Just another case when people simply are voting with wallets, despite all the evangelism of snobby lapdogs ...
Let's pray we never will have total monopoly like in the communism.

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Lenses / Re: How much!?
« on: November 04, 2011, 10:49:30 AM »
Is it Canon still Japanese owned and managed corporation?
Or maybe....
It is time to just don't care anymore.

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EOS Bodies / Re: Why the new 5D will be cheaper than the current 5D
« on: October 20, 2011, 03:54:49 PM »
The very reason why 5D are so successful were the prices at the time, and the fact that Canon was able to give FF camera format to advanced amateurs.
Since than many things changed, just look at Flickr (not official stats) but look how fast groups are filling pages up, and how many photographs your contacts are uploading per day comparing to two-three years a go.
Maybe 5D have become more professional camera with the Mark II release, but this will not keep amateurs with dwindling money and enthusiasm  to keep spending thousands of dollars for every latest upgrade.
If Canon think that there is no ceiling in rising prices for it's gear, than they will likely be proven wrong.

There is fantastic opportunity for Canon to once again take market by storm by releasing inexpensive but very decent entry level FF for everybody else.
That way they can keep our snobs satisfied to, making them shell some $5000 for next 5D III.   :P

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EOS Bodies / Re: Price point of a 5Dmk2 replacement
« on: September 27, 2011, 12:19:59 AM »
Excellent topic, and really interesting picture is emerging here.
Looks like except hand full of professionals, some really crazy enthusiasts, may be some lawyers, dentists and yes neuroanatmist, nobody else can afford FF or in other words humble 35 mm format digital camera.
I really hope Canon, and others are not creating this elitist  club with premeditation...
Good night everybody!

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EOS Bodies / Re: Nikon unveils V1 and J1 Mirrorless Cameras
« on: September 23, 2011, 07:58:53 AM »
Just a simplistic way Nikon is attempting to be in the game squeezing mirrorless system in to non existing, imaginary place in between, without cannibalizing own DSLR sales. Lets hope Canon will be more genuine in they mirrorless offer.

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EOS Bodies / Re: A New Entry Level Full Frame Camera? [CR1]
« on: September 18, 2011, 02:28:26 PM »
In case that Canon missed the boat developing mirrorless camera so far, low cost FF camera could be a quick fix to satisfy the need of potential mirrorless customer, not perfect of course, but it would be able to keep at least portion of the buyers for some time to come with Canon brand.
In any case if you guys think that there will never come low cost FF cameras, I can only laugh about that... like you are keeping hostage once most common, amateurish  35mm format for some elite that can afford it, I hate to burst your bubble but comparing to Hasselblad you still look pretty pathetic with all those D marks something...

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