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Business of Photography/Videography / Re: RIP Calumet Photo
« on: March 13, 2014, 04:39:43 PM »
So does one say "thanks!" to someone for sharing bad news?  Seems a bit strange, but none-the-less, thanks for sharing this.

EOS Bodies / Re: EOS 7D Replacement Mentioned Again [CR1]
« on: March 13, 2014, 04:18:53 PM »
Ok, like I said if it bothers you that's your thing but I still don't understand why it bothers you.  So what if you can see the pixels? It doesn't affect your ability to frame an image in any way.

If you are spending hours looking through the viewfinder, it's not just "the ability to frame an image".  I think you're asking for migraines and digital eyestrain and a whole bunch of other uncomfortableness looking at a pixelated image for that amount of time.

Lenses / Re: Canon 600mm f4 IS II Vs Canon 200-400mm w/1.4x TC
« on: March 07, 2014, 01:34:23 PM »
You asked which I would prefer, and that's easy: the 200-400.  Why?  Because I'm technically incapable of using sneaker zoom (aka primes).

Site Information / Re: How often you visit Canon Rumors?
« on: March 05, 2014, 11:40:49 AM »
One definition of insanity is doing the same thing again and again and expecting a different outcome.  ;D

You mean like checking back for a CR2 or 3 on the 7DII?   :-[

Reviews / Re: Nikon D4s VS Canon 1Dx Comparison
« on: February 28, 2014, 04:44:24 PM »
this part's my favorite though:

the Canon 1Dx has a tendency to produce inaccurately focused images should the lock-on be wrongly positioned.

so what you're telling me is, if the operator focuses incorrectly, due to focussing on the wrong focus point, blame the camera for operator error??   ???

Welcome to the world of "it's not my fault" followed shortly by "who can I sue?"

EOS Bodies / Re: EOS 7D Mark II Announcement in Q2 of 2014 [CR1]
« on: February 27, 2014, 05:27:50 PM »
Here we go again

So you're saying this is the 7D Mark II rumor Mark II?   ;D

I'm cautiously optimistic--maybe they're targeting getting it out in time for the World Cup?

Canon General / Re: $4 Million Photograph
« on: February 27, 2014, 12:23:36 PM »
Please update this thread as NSFW or remove the wrecking ball photo.

Canon General / Re: Off Brand: Nikon Announces the D4S
« on: February 25, 2014, 12:01:14 PM »
All the talk about the Canon 1Dx vs the D4/s , and referring to one as "king" is just silly. These are cameras made for professionals that use their system of lenses. Talking about "Canon Camp" just sounds like geek fanboys with lots of disposable income that graduated from arguing over Marvel vs DC and Xbox vs Playstation.

You're right, it's silly to argue, because clearly Canon, Marvel and Playstation are the best.   ;D

Canon General / Re: $4 Million Photograph
« on: February 24, 2014, 05:37:36 PM »
I do think he's an unmistakable genius at what he does and that if you're not seeing it, the problem isn't with him.

So if some no name took this picture, you would recognize the "unmistakable genius" in it?  I don't believe that in the least.

Just recently there was some "famous" artist (sorry, don't remember the name) who's paintings sell for big bucks set up shop in central park and was selling his stuff for $50, and as I recall, only sold a single piece.  Without some art curator telling them it was so amazing and worth a fortune, no one cared.

EOS Bodies / Re: EOS 7D Mark II Coming in March? [CR1]
« on: February 21, 2014, 05:31:16 PM »
canon cannot afford a loser

Another loser like...?

Photography Technique / Re: Perspective Distortion and How to Use it
« on: February 21, 2014, 12:16:26 PM »
Thanks a ton--awesome to see this with real world examples.  I've done similar things to try and teach the concept, but mine was so much more clinical and boring. 

I'm going to bookmark this thread so I can refer people here instead of trying to explain it myself.   8)

EOS Bodies / Re: EOS 7D Mark II Coming in March? [CR1]
« on: February 21, 2014, 12:07:24 PM »
Just to double check, he only said March, right?  So is that 2015, or 2016?

Canon General / Re: Canon lack of innovation
« on: February 19, 2014, 11:15:47 AM »
The rationale is that the 400/5.6 is still "current" despite the age of its design, where is your aging 28-70/2.8 has been updated...not once, but twice.

As for your scenario, we've already established that Canon is a for-profit company, and their concern is making profit and returning value to shareholders, not treating customers with compassion, unless that is absolutely required for them to make a profit (hint: it's not).

Actually, many companies have found that good customer service is a great way to make a profit.  Is it "required"?  Nope, but if you have crappy customer service, you better have a product that no one else can touch or you'll lose your customers.

And I guess I tend to agree, that a professional lens should probably always be a professional lens, regardless of whether there is a newer betterer version.  Like Agent Coleson said in Agents of SHIELD, "Many people confuse new and improved."   ;)

Of course, I'm not sure how this relates to being innovative and filing patents.   ???

Canon General / Canon lack of innovation
« on: February 17, 2014, 07:03:51 PM »
I keep reading on hear about Canon's lack of innovation.  Apparently not everyone agrees, as they landed at #3 in this article on "The world's most innovative companies":

Sports / Re: Cycling
« on: February 17, 2014, 06:34:31 PM »
What can I say?  It's February.  It's Minnesota.  It's fat tire racing!

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