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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: POLL: Do you need 1/8000s shutter speed?
« on: January 06, 2015, 08:14:06 PM »
I use it to impress women.  They really get it!!

Sadly, I'd have to agree.

It's near incomprehensible to me. I thought they had left this market segment behind. Looks like a hail mary pass that only went five yards.

And I am also troubled by the environmental irresponsibility of it.

another 5 stinking, unnecessary dwarf-sensored, crappy consumer digicams back from the year 2000. 

In 2015 companies should be prosecuted for manufacturing such useless crap ... for environmental reasons ... wasting valuable raw materials and producing special treatment waste impossible to recycle. :P

EOS Bodies / Re: Wait for it ... Revolutionary or Evolutionary in 2015
« on: January 05, 2015, 12:15:22 AM »
Yes, I agree.

Landscape / Re: Railway odds and ends...
« on: January 03, 2015, 03:25:46 PM »

Looks like the Coast Starlight in Socal. Nice.

EOS Bodies / Re: Canon Confirms Development of High Megapixel Camera
« on: December 30, 2014, 10:39:26 AM »
I haven't read through 19 pages of comments...

But I believe if this is the 5D4, a lot of people will be using the 5D3 for a lot of years to come.

Photography Technique / Re: Jane Bown, RIP
« on: December 21, 2014, 08:16:42 PM »

Unfortunately, I am constantly embarrassed by my absence of knowledge as I'm rather new to photography and don't have an arts background ... usually resulting in discussions like "What!?? You don't know [insert name of world famous photog here]?" :-o

Follow this great utube channel, and you'll soon be talking like an art critic...


Photography Technique / Re: Jane Bown, RIP
« on: December 21, 2014, 04:01:59 PM »
"But the light was good."

What a wonderful and perfect photographer's quote!!

Thanks for this. She was a gem.

Canon General / Re: How does one close/delete one's account ?
« on: December 21, 2014, 12:24:55 PM »
Just slip out the back, Jack, you make a new plan
Stan, don't need to be coy, Roy, just listen to me
Hop on the bus, Gus, don't need to discuss much
Just drop off the key, Lee, get yourself free

[Apologies to S&G]

Landscape / Re: Fall colours
« on: December 20, 2014, 04:22:47 PM »
Fall Closes Out

Winter begins tomorrow...

EOS Bodies / Re: All I Want For Christmas...
« on: December 15, 2014, 04:00:56 PM »
To the OP: Welcome to CR. Nothing personal, but I will not tolerate another person using the term "ecosystem" for an imaging system consisting of cameras and lenses. Your cameras, etc. are not living organisms.

To the folks who have nothing better to say than to suggest the OP is a "troll," try a little harder. He makes an excellent point regarding bodies and lenses. Frankly, from what I've seen, the Nikon D750 looks like the best general use DSLR being made today. If Nikon only had Canon's selection of high quality lenses, they'd have a thoroughly compelling imaging system. The D750 will probably be equaled (not bested) by a 5D4 whenever it shows up on Canon's slow boat to wherever.

And since I'm on a rant here, to those who think they somehow sound erudite by using the term "price point," stop it -- unless you're discussing a marketing plan or strategy. The price you're going to pay for an item is only a "price point" to the marketing organization. To you, the buyer, it's just the price.

As for what I want for Christmas.... For years I've been asking for a helicopter; Santa has failed for more than 20 years now. Maybe I'll have to eventually settle for one of the new camera-carrying, remote-controlled quad-copters. I suspect the FAA will quash that dream before it can happen.

So, anyone I haven't offended?

I've successfully sold a few things on CL -- and found a very nice side benefit.

Ever since my first listing I've been getting daily invitations from lovely young ladies to all sorts of social activities. Makes me think of the ending to the movie, "It's a Wonderful Life."

"No man is a failure who has friends."

It's never enough for jerks like that.

What he really needs is some CIA style enhanced interrogation.

I feel bad for his wife -- she's got a tough life ahead with that kind of creep.

Photography Technique / Re: What can old-school photogs do better (or not)?
« on: December 08, 2014, 07:46:07 PM »
There may be more going on here than meets the eye, so to speak.

I'd suggest the OP may want to gently suggest his photographer have his eyes checked. That OOF percentage suggests two things to me. First, failing eyesight generally. Second, the known difficulties of manual focus on current digital bodies. Back in the "old-school" days we had much better tools for seeing proper manual focus.

The failing eyesight thing happened to Ansel Adams. In his last years he was printing sub-par work due to his failing eyesight. Naturally, when this was pointed out to him, he didn't see it and rebelled at the suggestion. It still looked good to him.

Third Party Manufacturers / Re: Co-worker dumps $5k on Nikon
« on: December 08, 2014, 02:52:36 PM »
The point of the original post, to me, simply confirms what I believe. Most people buying high quality photographic equipment know little about either photographic equipment or photography. The fact of buying Nikon seems of little note, except to possible marketing and sale pressures taking advantage of Canon's growing performance deficiencies.

What is more troubling is a response to such a post. It reminds me of a bunch of kids on a high school bus. One kid says something he believes has some value or is interesting to him. Then a bully berates him and all the bully's worshipers chime in to pile on and win points with the bully. It's become an unattractive aspect of this forum, sadly.

I don't waste my time on jerks!

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