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this is actually a decent shot but worth that much money?  :o

I don't know any other of his work, but I find this to be an excellent picture, and he had the good sense to put a meaning it other than "I happened to shoot this the other day" :-)

As for the money, obviously(?) high-priced art isn't about private people spending millions for their personal pleasure, but for social status ("Look, I like good art! And I can afford it!") and future investment.

If want "wtf!?", I just read about this being the second most expensive picture ever. I'm really lost for words, probably because I'm German and for this domestic river a lot of associated images pop up in my mind - but this isn't one of them :-o

Look at that picture. What do you see? A river in a postindustrial landscape. Very straight, very rectangular. That river is the rhine. The famous rhine, about which so many songs have been sung, about which a whole lot of the german cultural identity is grouped. Think about Loreley and so on. The rhine is a german myth. But what has it become nowadays? Look at the picture. This is the rhine nowadays. This is our culture, our society, our landscape nowadays.

No you now understand what Gursky had in his mind when creating this picture? (Of course it is heavily edited/photoshopped to emphasize his message)

wow, that was beautiful. I don't think most American's(like myself) have thought of that perspective on this photo.
On the Lik, I would definitely say "good on him." What's the harm if he gets 6 million for a photo he took/manipulated/whatever? If anyone offered any of us that price for a photo or anything we made, we would gladly take it. I don't see how this could be bad for the photography industry at all and we should give a little respect for a guy who is achieving such immense success.

EOS Bodies / Re: what is the body you want to see canon release next ?
« on: November 06, 2014, 04:48:11 AM »
A real low light monster.  What if there was a 12 MP pixel FF optimized for low light.
There is. It's called the Sony a7S.

EOS Bodies / Re: 7D Mark 2 Preorders "sound off"
« on: October 16, 2014, 11:36:20 PM »
did you cancel your preorder from beach camera? if not, i would just keep it and then cancel in the future if/when you are able to get a camera in hand from another store.
i don't understand how 1 day shipping is "super slow." it is what it is, 1 day. if you cannot wait the one day for shipping then you should absolutely go to NYC on the release day and buy it in person....

Lenses / Re: Travel gear thoughts...
« on: October 15, 2014, 01:48:24 AM »
it all depends on how/where you're traveling. if you're in a car in america, i'd say just bring everything. if you're backpacking in europe i would say to bring what you are comfortable carrying. personally, I might leave the long zoom unless I was doing birding and bring a fast prime. these days i'm using my a7 with a manual focus voigtlander 35mm and i have the eos m with the 11-22 and 35mm lenses for my wife.

Canon General / Re:
« on: October 11, 2014, 08:50:14 PM »
does anyone care about the actual outcome of this marketing campaign by Canon?
what actually happened? any excitement?
sorry, i'm in china, and the page won't load here in my office.
sonyalpharumors at least reported on the outcome, but canonrumors, nothing?
it was just a video about their video capabilities? what was the teaser actually for?

Neuro, is this really you on the sonyalpharumors comments section?
"Neuraoanatomist • 12 hours ago
canon video has nothing to do with the panic attack video you idiots.. you retarded bloggers have no clue at all.
nowhere canon says it has anything to do with the panik attack video."

forget the 7DII, this is true for most anything now. if you genuinely criticize something you are blacklisted, thus today, it is nearly impossible to find anything critical online. Read reviews for any new cameras, outside of the comments section, they are pretty much cut/paste jobs with a few superlatives and mild opinions tossed in.
It's pretty sad actually and makes the world a less interesting place.

PowerShot / Re: New PowerShot Digital Compact Camera Under Development
« on: September 23, 2014, 02:04:39 AM »
"Canon is developing a new premium digital compact camera that combines the merits of both large image sensor and high-magnification optical zoom lens in response to the demands from users looking for high quality high zoom performance."
How is this even announcement worthy? Isn't this what they say about every new powershot or superzoom camera anyway? Isn't this pretty much the equivalent of Canon just saying
"Next year we will make another new camera"
Besides, even if I did choose to care about this announcement, the best thing I could realistically hope for is the RX10, which has already been around for about a year.

EOS Bodies / Re: Canon Looking Into a New Mount System
« on: September 23, 2014, 01:54:23 AM »
It seems like a lot of the CR regulars are choosing to ignore this thread.
Only 3 pages about a possible new mount?@!
This is crazy news. Didn't Canon just create the M mount? Why would we need a m43 focused mount when they just made the EOS-M system?
Is this just purposeful misinformation? The only reason I could see the need for any new mount is if the M mount can absolutely not take FF and they need to want to make smaller lenses and bodies which accommodate FF(or hopefully larger(not holding my breath)) sensors.

Perhaps a sign of confidence that Canon will issue a camera body that maximizes the resolving power of these kinds of optics?
this is the first thing i thought of... 46mp anyone?

Pricewatch Deals / Re: The Illumination Experience With Shane Hurlbut
« on: September 16, 2014, 11:03:24 PM »
Quite frankly I think there are enough ads in the site as it is. I just find this a complete turn off. Doesn't show a great lack of respect for members. Way to drag down a really good site.
I don't think this site has more ads than any other websites, and I respect the site operators need to make a living from their hard work. While I am not interested in this ad/opportunity, the moment it took me to scan through it and figure out I didn't care wasn't a big deal. I'd just like to say thanks again to the admin for all persistence and dedication to keeping us up to date on everything happening in the Canon ecosystem. This is one of my favorite sites on the net and I visit it multiple times a day from my home and office in China! I hope that this ad helps them to keep the site going and allows them to continue providing us with excellent content.
Thanks again admin!

Third Party Manufacturers / Re: Nikon announced D750
« on: September 12, 2014, 06:00:40 AM »
IMO, the D750 is perfectly spec'd and priced for an enthusiast/consumer like me.

The 6D/D610 are lacking in features - while still being expensive.
The 5DIII/D810 are "big iron" cameras obviously targeted at pros.

As far as I'm concerned, the D750 hits the sweet spot.

I'll wait for a while for the Canon version and then weight my options.
This camera looks fantastic. As an amateur, I do like having 1/8000 shutter speed, but that feature alone would not convince me to pay 1000 dollars more for the D800 and 5DIII.
This looks like an amazing travel camera for people who want something in DSLR form(i'm still totally happy with my a7!)

This lens sounds great. I had the old 17-35 f2.8-4 DI Tamron lens for Nikon and it was pretty darn good on my Nikon D700.
I'm very curious about the price of this lens and the weight. This could be a great travel lens.

Lenses / Re: Tamron 15-30mm f/2.8 Full Frame Lens to be Announced Tomorrow
« on: September 12, 2014, 01:07:33 AM »
i had the very old tamron 17-35 2.8-4 di LD SP for use on my old Nikon D700 and I loved it. It had pretty good image quality, was light, fast, and very cheap.
If this lens isn't too expensive or big it could be a great choice for someone who enjoys a fast wide angle all around kinda lens.

EOS Bodies / Re: Canon EOS 7D Mark II Specifications Confirmed
« on: September 11, 2014, 05:16:46 AM »
It's very strange to me this is not exciting people. This is the highest-speced camera in the market and the highest-end crop body ever made.
a.this camera was very exciting to me..... at the last photokina in 2012(when I was expecting a refresh of the 7D) b. crop sensor bodies have gone from a low cost alternative to full frame to a tool people use to get more reach. A large majority of the market for this camera is now on the FF bandwagon.
c. why did it take five years to release a follow up to the original 7D?

EOS Bodies / Re: Canon EOS 7D Mark II Specifications Confirmed
« on: September 11, 2014, 04:33:51 AM »
I see no reason why this camera wasn't released two years ago... max, one year ago.
While this is a nice camera, it is long, long overdue(7D was released in '09.)
It seems Canon is dragging their heels as slowly as possible on releasing technology in new bodies.
At this point, it's not really so much impressive, as simply.... expected.

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