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Canon General / Re: A Rundown of EOS 7D Mark II Information
« on: August 15, 2014, 01:37:50 PM »

I hope the 7D successor comes without any video-recording capabilities whatsoever. A lean and mean STILLS machine.
+1,..I agree.  I know a lot of users are wanting some video improvements/specs,…but I would like to see improved IQ for stills.  Over the past 7-8 years I haven’t used video at all,…that’s just me.   I had a 7D and sold it.  It was a light hungry body and noisy as the ISOs were pushed.  I loved everything else about it though.  I’m very interested what come out!

Reviews / Re: Tony Northrup - D810 vs. 5D Mk3
« on: August 08, 2014, 04:24:58 PM »
Get the feeling it's not easy to make money with photography these days. Those who shoot as their main job seem to drive Yugos from what I see personally and those who shoot AND sell products and build up a giant web presence and following seem to live in nice homes in La Jolla, CA or the fancy part of CT  ;D.
It's definitely tough out there for all but the very top photographers, at least in terms of making six figures, plus.  I am in awe of people who do nothing but product reviews and seem to live quite well in terms of farms, horses, and trips to tropical islands, not to mention any names...but I guess a percent or two of big white purchases adds up :)

The reality is that stock is all but dead and that was a huge source of income in the past.  It's been supplanted by workshops, books, videos, and affiliate links. 

They say that if you want to make money from photography, you need to teach photography, not do photography.  Scott Kelby has done rather well with this model.
I agree…some of these people do very well financially.  I am always amazed at some of the places that people, such as Trey Ratcliff, have been to,…sometimes multiple times…places I will never get to…

Reviews / Re: Tony Northrup - D810 vs. 5D Mk3
« on: August 08, 2014, 01:12:33 PM »
nice car....

Lenses / Re: Canon EF 11-24 f/2.8L Coming [CR1]
« on: August 08, 2014, 08:35:36 AM »
Though I thought in the past that 14-24 could serve me well, I am happy with my 16-35 f/4 IS. For me 16mm is wide enough and with fit for  my 77m CPL and ND filters
+1! Just ordered one to replace my 17-40L...cant wait!

Canon General / Re: Have G.A.S. and can't to get rid of it!!
« on: July 11, 2014, 12:31:25 PM »
I have GAS too!,....I need help,..or more money!

Pricewatch Deals / Re: Canon EF 16-35 f/4L IS in Stock at B&H Photo
« on: June 25, 2014, 02:22:51 PM »
Please post pictures as soon as you can.
Thanks, guys!
YES! Anxious to see how this lens performs!

EOS Bodies / Re: Ye Olde Film Photography
« on: June 17, 2014, 03:23:08 PM »
I started with film also…developed my own film in college and for a few years after.  Always wanted to convert the downstairs bathroom into a darkroom, but never happened.  I miss it, it was a lot of fun, but digital is so much easier.  I did learn a lot and I think I can still kinda smell the chemicals today.  I agree with several people,…it was always very cool to see that image come to life in the developer tray.  For several months now, I have an itch to pick up a 500 CM and give 120 a try…

Site Information / Re: How often you visit Canon Rumors?
« on: June 12, 2014, 05:04:27 PM »
Every morning with a cup of coffee….then many times throughout the day…work computer, laptop, iPad, iPhone....

EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: DSRL Camera for travel
« on: May 22, 2014, 04:46:43 PM »
+1 on the SL1!

A new 7D II sounds cool!,…but is everyone else as confused as I am about Nikons alpha-numeric system on naming their camera bodies?

this was great!, Thanks!

I "upgraded" my handstraps with this almost perfectly matches the "L" red.

COOL! ... I thought this thread (like a few of my other threads) is probably doomed with no contribution ... nice to see people contributing, especially when an Admin chips in , it makes it all the more special - Thank you. I think these inexpensive little things can help control our GAS problems, especially when the wallet does not support the "desire" ;D

+1!, great thread!
and,…… +1 to Surapon!

Third Party Manufacturers / Re: Best Nikon DF Review! By Fstoppers.
« on: January 26, 2014, 08:52:00 PM »

I agree.  It needs to cost $600-700, and have built-in Facebook connectivity and an Instagram filter, it'd be a hit.

I'm laughing, laughing a lot,...just spilled drink.....

Canon General / Re: Why Scott Kelby Switched to Canon
« on: January 20, 2014, 09:22:50 PM »
Someonewhoknows says it more eloquently, but basically he switched because he's a whore.

Think that may be a touch harsh. He's a media person who employs +/- 50 full time people and has a lot riding on his success. Thats a lot of healthcare, paid vacations, 401k's, salary, etc etc to worry about each month. Someone comes along with a sponsorship, you would listen too. And I promise they didn't sign Scott, they are sponsoring all his classes, videos, workshops, etc. He doesn't "have" to change but to be honest, yes he does. Race car driviers don't have to drive the car they race for on their day off but they do. Bruno Mars can drink whatever soda he wants but I promise you won't see him in public with a coke cola. Thats the way the game is played. He's not an artist. It's no different that a working photographer taking a job to shoot for a healthcare or sports company. They pay you and tell you what they want/expect. Same deal here. Whore is an easy word to throw around anomously on the internet but expecting something for pay is hardly whoring ones self.
FWIW Since Scott has changed has his work really improved? He still does the same long lens shot of someone holding up their helmet and a 600mm closeup of someones face just like every other amatuer would if they got to go on the sidelines. Don't think a D4 or a 1dx  really matters.
They are all tools,...cameras, paints,..the stove used by the world renowned chef

Reviews / Re: Canon 6D Review: 1+ Year Hands-On [video review]
« on: January 19, 2014, 09:56:37 AM »
Hey Graham!, great images and fantastic review!  You put a lot of work into this review, thanks for your time and effort!  I just picked up 6D as a second body and so far have enjoyed it. Again, thanks for your work!

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