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Third Party Manufacturers / Sony Doing Glasses
« on: February 17, 2015, 12:54:46 PM »
Sony will go anywhere anyone else goes. Since Google has abandoned(?) the google glasses thing, Sony is getting in.

I suspect they're developing some bacon flavored products to compete with the fast food joints!

This appears to relate to what happened in (not to) the photographic equipment manufacturing. That's a far sight from what happened in the photographic industry.

Seems to me like suggesting the number of wooden toothpicks sold indicates the state of dental hygiene!

I see nothing but great things happening for and with people who are creating photographic images for whatever reasons. Times have never, ever been better.

EOS-M / Re: Poll: Would you have bought the M3? (North America)
« on: February 09, 2015, 12:57:39 PM »
In the DP Review poll, around 80% are not interested in buying it (3000 votes from their browsers).

Looks like we've got a long wait before Canon gets serious about mirrorless.

For my needs, Fuji is clearly besting anything Canon has to offer.

EOS-M / Re: Official: Canon EOS M3 and It's Not Coming To North America
« on: February 06, 2015, 12:02:04 AM »
Somebody at Canon NA has some real juice!!!

Well, as they say, Mr. Pook, you go to your church, and I'll go to mine.

EOS-M / Re: First Image of the Canon EOS M3
« on: February 03, 2015, 01:03:37 PM »
Where did you get the information that the second dial is exposure compensation? I did see some reference to that in a machine translation of the comments section on the webpage that contains the image of the M3...

Honestly, it came from my "little grey cells," as Poirot would say.

Subsequently, it's pretty clear in the picture here:

EOS-M / Re: First Image of the Canon EOS M3
« on: February 03, 2015, 12:04:46 PM »
The "grip" will accommodate a larger, higher capacity battery.

One top dial is a mode dial. The other is exposure comp -- de rigueur now for live view shooting in this type camera.

I like waffles.

EOS-M / Re: First Image of the Canon EOS M3
« on: February 03, 2015, 11:52:51 AM »
Having to pay $2-300.00 extra for something that is built-in on the Sony a7000, a Fuji X camera or an Olympus E-M10. Also NO EVF signal the the M-line is a non-serious Kitty-Kamera.

No judgement about the M (or any other camera at this point), but I do like that "Kitty-Kamera" descriptor. Very nice!

After over a year of use I'm still on the fence with the X100S... great images but the  painfully slow AF and inability to quickly shift AF spot is making me hate using this camera.

I don't get the slow AF complaints. I've had mine since last Spring, and AF speed is no issue -- it acquires and records as fast as I push the button in normal use. With difficult AF targets, it can get just as confused as my 5D3.

A word of advice to anyone considering this camera -- it is NOT a DSLR. If you expect it to act like one, you may be disappointed. This camera will not adapt to you -- be prepared to relearn a few things, especially if you never used range finder type cameras.

Street & City / Re: Chicago Visit
« on: January 31, 2015, 12:33:31 PM »
Does anyone at Canon know you can take pictures like that with an eight-year-old camera?

Just curious!

Sports / Re: Big Boat Fell Over!
« on: January 31, 2015, 11:20:07 AM »
Thanks, Graham. Nice to get local information and perspective. I think if I lived there, I'd be on that ferry every day!! I love ferries.

The renaming of these ships has become quite common, or so it seems to me. I watch maritime activity using and since we have a waterfront here. There's been lots of change, consolidation, etc. in the shipping world, especially since the rich people stole all the money in 2008. I sometimes watch a video done on the "Portland Senator" in 2008 -- "Ten things I have learned about the sea."

If you look for that ship today, it's the "Hanjin San Diego."

A lot of the ships I shoot on our waterfront here have had different owners -- and name changes.

Also, for anyone with an interest in marine shipping, I recommend the book, "Ninety Percent of Everything" by a wonderful writer named Rose George (a more English name I couldn't imagine!).

EOS Bodies / Re: POLL: How many mp do you want anyway?
« on: January 30, 2015, 09:14:37 PM »
I don't want any megapixels. I want good pictures.

Sports / Re: Big Boat Fell Over!
« on: January 30, 2015, 08:56:42 PM »
Thanks -- lots of nice pictures for something I'm interested in.

The ship pilot was roundly commended for a superb job of intentional grounding. Otherwise, it could have sunk in the channel and been a first-class mess. Also, the ship has been towed back to port and most of the vehicles are in good shape. These ships are like floating parking garages -- with five or so decks. Cars on board were mostly luxury Range Rovers and Jags.

Here's a sister ship, the Hoegh Berlin in the Delaware River at Philadelphia, PA...

Photography Technique / Re: Why Photography is Precious
« on: January 30, 2015, 08:44:02 PM »
When ever I watch that video, someone starts cutting onions, in the next room, for some reason.

Same here, yet I know there's no one else here!

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