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EOS Bodies / Re: Fun with cameras
« on: November 21, 2013, 08:30:25 AM »
Guy in 2 has mental health problems.
That's a cruel assessment of one of our more prominent members...........   :'(

Very true.  The Guy in 2 doesn't have mental health problems.  He is clearly the best photographer ever.

Hilarious ... LOL!

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EOS Bodies / Re: New EOS-1 in 2014 [CR1]
« on: November 21, 2013, 08:27:12 AM »
All I'm saying, is Canon should be more innovative and charge less for products that are not even fully competitive in all aspects.

That's the whole issue isn't it ... Canon is more loyal to its shareholders than its customers, which is exactly the same way all successful business corporations are run.

Customers aren't loyal to Canon either and buy products other than Canon because such products meet their needs better.

It's just business at the end of the day, Canon makes a product, you pay, it's that simple. If you don't like Canon's offerings, take your money elsewhere, get the Sigma 18-35 f/1.8, get a Sony A7 or whatever else you find best. What is the point in continuously moaning?

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6D Sample Images / Re: Anything shot with a 6D
« on: November 21, 2013, 08:18:48 AM »

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Lenses / Re: Lots of New Lenses Coming in 2014 [CR2]
« on: November 21, 2013, 08:04:17 AM »

I shouldn't have to read posts carefully if they are written out clearly enough....tricky posts are the mandate of trolls...

Absolutely right ... I stopped reading your post right after this sentence.

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EOS Bodies / Re: New EOS-1 in 2014 [CR1]
« on: November 20, 2013, 12:45:28 PM »
Jaguar Land Rover made a profit of over £1bn in the first half this year.
He he, I waited for that ;)

PS! I´m in a Lufthansa lounge in Munich with a long stop-over and nothing better to do than write meaningless posts on CR. Please continue ;)

:D

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EOS Bodies / Re: New EOS-1 in 2014 [CR1]
« on: November 20, 2013, 12:34:06 PM »
Complaining about Canon cameras not being "amazing" is like complaining about a Toyota Camry that won't do 180mph, or which doesn't have walnut interiors.  For-profit businesses (like Canon) do not want to make "amazing" products, they want to make amazing profits.

Jaguar makes cars that go 180 mph and have walnut interiors.  What Jaguar doesn't make is a profit.  :P

Jaguar Land Rover made a profit of over £1bn in the first half this year.

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Animal Kingdom / Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« on: November 20, 2013, 09:14:15 AM »
Grey Buschat

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Software & Accessories / Re: India Tripod
« on: November 20, 2013, 07:34:42 AM »
Things you need to remember is that most places do not allow and enforce the NO TRIPOD rule. Also you can not take them on internal flights as hand luggage...   If you want to be cheeky, get a gorila-pod. ;)

I tend to pack small and light when travelling around, and if i want a long exposure, i find a wall, chair, table, rest it on my jacket/bag on the floor etc... as tripods are troublesome and bring A LOT of attention.

Have fun, enjoy it! For the Taj...  go really early and get in there early when it is empty!

ps - I live in south India.

Quite correct. Tripod is usually a no-no in India if you are visiting places of historical interest so, don't get a TSE lens if you plan to get one.

The Security personnel are usually paranoid about allowing anything that includes metal pipes. Sometime I curse them but given the state of security in the country, probably it is all for the best.

+1 on the gorilla-pod or a small table-top tripod, I doubt anyone will complain.

You will probably find that there is a fee for using your cameras in most places (considerably high for non-Indians) and there is a different fee for still cameras and video cameras (probably they haven't figured out that Canon is dishing out video in its DSLRs  ;D) so simply tell them - "I'm not going to shoot a film" and hold up your camera showing them it is a DSLR. 

Have fun!

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Yep, the shutter is probably fried if you are getting only half images. BTW, what is the error message you are getting?

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Lenses / Re: Lots of New Lenses Coming in 2014 [CR2]
« on: November 18, 2013, 10:39:02 PM »
I don't think you read the posts carefully enough. The question here was not if a PRO needs the best camera. AvTvM's question was that why would you buy into a different system? My view is, why not? Learning a new system is by far a better option than buying gear you hate and rant about in internet forums.

Again, I doubt the wisdom of that.

We can debate this to death but because it is a personal decision, each to his own :-)

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EOS Bodies / Is Canon about to pull the plug on the 60D?
« on: November 18, 2013, 12:06:03 PM »
Two members of my local photoclub (in India) have been trying to buy the 60D for the past month or so. They have tried buying online but the 60D is being reported to be out of stock / backordered from Canon. The local dealers are also citing that the 60D is short in supply. The dealers and online retailers are trying to push through the 70D citing the shortage of the 60D.

The last time I checked on B&H, the 60D is available so this might just be an India centric problem but is there any news that Canon is going to pull the plug on the 60D? Or is the 60D shortage being cited simply to push the sale of the more expensive 70D? Or maybe I've missed something ...

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Lenses / Re: Lots of New Lenses Coming in 2014 [CR2]
« on: November 18, 2013, 11:55:10 AM »
Yeah. What lunatic continues to buy gear they hate?

you have not read, what he wrote. He is using multiple Canon bodies for stills and video. Out in the wild.
The last thing I'd want out there is a body from another manufaturer, with different user interface, different sensor characteristics, different batteries, etc. ... how about you?

If my livelihood depended on it, I would.

I might still do that in part (even though I do this for a hobby). I did not like the WA lenses of Canon so I might just pick up a used D800 (sell quite cheap these days) and the 14-24.

It's such a common perception that pros NEED the best cameras. In most cases they don't, infact they get by using quite humble equipment. The things which amatures prize, are not the same things which pros need or desire. MP count is typically very low on our lists. Reliability and build generally are they highest factors. A client usually doesn't care if a quality image is 18mp or 36mp, as long as it's the image they want, it's sharp and clean.

I don't think you read the posts carefully enough. The question here was not if a PRO needs the best camera. AvTvM's question was that why would you buy into a different system? My view is, why not? Learning a new system is by far a better option than buying gear you hate and rant about in internet forums.

Coming to your post, it all depends on what you shoot. Maybe a wedding shooter can get by with the previous generation equipment but wildlife / bird shooters do usually buy the best and the latest equipment to come out with standout photos, or do you mean to suggest that a 1DX with a 600mm f/4 offers no improvement at all?

BTW, isn't it funny how some Pros come out citing humble equipment when they themselves  -

use a 35mm f1.4 L, 24mm f1.4 II L and 16-35IIL day in day out professionally and have for many years.

:D

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Lenses / Re: Comparing 16-35 to Nikon 14-24 and Zeiss/Leica primes
« on: November 15, 2013, 11:45:24 AM »
Haha ... As always take Ken Rockwell's opinions with a rather larger fist of salt  ;D

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Lenses / Re: Lots of New Lenses Coming in 2014 [CR2]
« on: November 15, 2013, 11:40:48 AM »
Yeah. What lunatic continues to buy gear they hate?

you have not read, what he wrote. He is using multiple Canon bodies for stills and video. Out in the wild.
The last thing I'd want out there is a body from another manufaturer, with different user interface, different sensor characteristics, different batteries, etc. ... how about you?

If my livelihood depended on it, I would.

I might still do that in part (even though I do this for a hobby). I did not like the WA lenses of Canon so I might just pick up a used D800 (sell quite cheap these days) and the 14-24.

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Lenses / Re: The 24-105 and/or the 24-70 II ...
« on: November 15, 2013, 11:09:42 AM »
In my limited usage of Canon's products, I've come to notice that Canon is loathe to release an update that doesn't make sense to them despite their customers clamoring for it. See the people wanting more MP, more DR, an update to the 100-400L, 135L, 800L, etc.

With Canon, it's water off a duck's back. It will only be released if it makes economical sense to Canon, not because folks like you and me want it.

If Canon consistently failed to deliver what their customers were clamoring for, they would have been out of business already. 

That exactly is my point. Like any other efficiently run business, Canon releases updates to its products only if it makes commercial sense, not because an upcoming feature is fancied by people. For the sake of the current post, they didn't release an IS version of the 24-70 2.8 despite the fact that people wanted it.

Canon has access to more marketing research and data than what we at this forum can think of, so basically whatever is ranted here by most people doesn't affect Canon or its bottom line. I've seen some posters here who claim to be going the whole hog on the mirrorless offerings of Sony. They probably don't realise that what Sony was able to come up with in a year, Canon will be able to come up with someone similar if not better in an extremely short period of time if there was a big enough market for it.

While I don't like the crippled products Canon sometimes pushes out, I'm glad that they don't listen to each and every demand made by people or else they would become the new Sony.

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