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Canon General / Re: Just For Fun!
« on: August 01, 2013, 12:49:24 PM »
And let me add on 110a: People who don't stop to consider that the photography noob might be an expert in a completely different field and might actually be a fascinating individual. (Lest I sound too preachy- learned that one the hard way myself...  :P )

Canon General / Re: Just For Fun!
« on: August 01, 2013, 12:44:36 PM »
Don't get me wrong, I like nice gear.  I definately take better pics on nicer gear, which I think means I am the weakest link in the chain.  But I have my gear and I'm happy with it.  I trust somebody else out enjoying their photography is happy with theirs.

That sorted, there are more interesting things to discuss with another photographer, especially if like me you are in locations for a specific shot, I'd rather tap the local knowledge is more important than discuss the banalities of how much somebody else likes kit that I'm not shooting with.

I'm with you on that sentiment. I for one do not seek anyone out on gear chat. I am however approached very frequently, usually the person is VERY EXCITED and is either new to the craft or ready to upgrade and usually to something I have. The 5D3 and the 1DX can get some folks (read:noobs) doing mental camera masturbation upon sight. Same for white glass.
110. People who forget that they were once "noobs".
111. People who forget that striking up a conversation about anything "banal" {Lovely weather, isn't it?}- is an attempt to form a connection, however fleeting, with another human being.

If it sounds too good to be true...
Competent adults will see the warning flags but there are a great number of handicapped people out there who routinely fall for these and other scams. Over the years I've torn my hair out trying to keep my sister out of trouble but she's sent a total of about $4K via Western Union to unscrupulous individuals. Being on a disability pension- this is huge money for her. But, as a legally independent adult- she has her own banking facilities and  access to credit. I've contacted 4 different police departments with names, addresses and IP information. Because of the international nature of most of these crimes and difficulty proving a case- nobody will do anything other than make polite, apologetic noises.

There was a 1DX posted on Kijiji last week in the same geographical area for only $1775, shutter count 475. The ad looked suspiciously like this one. The seller wouldn't answer my questions about why he/she was selling and where he originally purchased the camera. Methinks there is some sort of scam going on...

Animal Kingdom / Re: Dudley on the dock
« on: July 20, 2013, 05:00:07 PM »
(6D 24-105L f4.0 1/3200) Dixie on the dock:

Camera Body Gallery / Re: This sensor is holy
« on: July 13, 2013, 09:42:48 AM »
I see a big set of Marilyn Monroe lips. Wait, wait... maybe it's the Rolling Stone logo...

Canon General / Re: Lost inspiration
« on: July 11, 2013, 10:15:03 AM »
Everyone's different, but I'd suggest not to force it. Don't worry about themes, travel or projects to re-kindle inspiration- just put the camera away for a month or even 6 and take up another hobby for a while. You're already infected- the photography bug will come back on its own.

EOS Bodies / Re: Why a high MP camera?
« on: July 07, 2013, 10:11:35 AM »
Yes, drooling should always be avoided or is that too big a generalization?

Depends - my camera is weather sealed, so if I'm using it with a weather sealed lens, a little DRool isn't a problem.  :P
I suspect that the pictures you've published of your photogear have generated all sorts of DRool...

EOS Bodies / Re: EOS not good for NASA?
« on: May 14, 2013, 07:14:23 AM »
Aaaaaaaaaaand he's back - say thanks for the pics on our behalf, would you, Canuck? :)
Already have. AND invited him to speak at my local camera club.  ;)

It makes me smile, all these rich people with expensive 5D3 cameras who don't want to pay for Canon batteries.
Not fair, dude.

First of all -it's a 6D, not a 5D3. And, everything adds up: lenses, tripod, backpacks, camera, accessories- it's not an unlimited well. Further to that- mortgages on two properties, 3 teenage kids getting ready for university, and, (not trying to elicit sympathy, just explaining budget constraints)- other expensive hobbies.

If I can (intelligently) save ten bucks- I'll do it. I'd rather give that 10 bucks to the Heart & Stroke lady than to Canon, especially when there's a perception (rightly or wrongly) that Canon's attempting to extort their customers through proprietary technology.

Portrait / Re: my first new born baby photos :)
« on: May 09, 2013, 11:37:56 AM »
Forgot about this thread...seems a good place for an image from our son's first portrait session.  :)
Great portrait and congrats on the new addition. Fair warning, though. Ours started out all cuddly and cute like that too, but he's now 6'4" and 210 lbs. Something about feeding them after midnight or too many Flintstones vitamins... beware!

I didn't do enough trouble-shooting to nail down that this was indeed what was happening and now the battery is gone. It may have been a very inconveniently-timed charge depletion and with no way to display the battery's current charge I did not eliminate that possibility.

The replacement, a Digipower, won't even charge in the Canon charger so I took the plunge and purchased the Digipower charger. (One charger travels with me, the other stays at home, I like redundancy.)  ;)  I don't have the intestinal fortitude/unlimited hobby funds to intentionally select the Cancel option on the replacement battery.

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