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EOS Bodies / Re: Canon are you listening?
« on: May 01, 2013, 10:51:43 AM »
And a ham sandwich with every new camera, dammit!!!

We're hungry out here!

Fixes a phenomenon, na naaaa na nana. Phenomenon, na nana na.

I know it's a phenomenal camera, but I had no idea it's this phenomenal!

The obfuscation of language!

When I worked in software support, the company would not allow the word "problem" to be used. Every problem was an "issue." We also had many "chats" about these things -- So, how's that CGI issue?

And now it's come to this -- not a problem, not an issue, but a phenomenon.

For me, I'm not bothered enough by any of the problems they're fixing, so my cheap batteries and I will go along unmolested by corporate bickering.

EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Lens for upcoming Auto show
« on: April 29, 2013, 02:06:18 PM »
You may also want to go over this thread -- we've got some people around here who know how to get pictures of cars!


WoW many useful SWEET SPOT from jrista

Yes, Last August! 
Welcome to Canon Rumors.  You should learn to look at the dates of the original posts. Old posts may no loonger be relavent.
Feel free to post some useful information, even starting your own topic.

if you don´t want old posts to pop up at the top... why not just close them after some time?
otherwise i don´t see a reason for such a reply.

Good point. It's not like they're bread on a grocery store shelf.

EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Lens for upcoming Auto show
« on: April 29, 2013, 11:32:49 AM »
Wouldn't you want to go UWA for this?

That's my thought for this. The dramatic car shots come from UWA.

If you're going to rent a UWA lens, get the 17-40 as it takes the 77mm cpl you already have. The 16-35 is nice, but will cost more to rent and uses the 82mm filter.

If possible, ask the organizers to let you in before the event begins -- crowds of people can be your biggest problem once it's underway. Also, don't be afraid to ask owners to close hoods, etc. if needed for a good shot.

PowerShot Cameras / Re: Best Point & Shoot that will fit in a pocket?
« on: April 29, 2013, 09:39:39 AM »
My style of photography is very much about the moment, and the G15, while competent delivered a moment just after the moment I chose. It's called lag. This will apply to most of the pocket compacts, so it's something to be aware of so as not to be disappointed with results.

Wonderfully well said!! I've learned to push the button a half-second before "the moment" with my S95.

Don't leave home without it.

Canon General / Re: How much would you pay?
« on: April 28, 2013, 11:07:57 AM »
If I saw the Canon bigwig stranded outside my house in a blizzard, I'd shelter him for only $50,000 per day. I'm sure he would understand and agree with my pricing.

He would have to pay more to use my photo equipment while he was here, and anytime I took a picture he would be required to remove my lens cap and hold it.

Lenses / Re: 24-105L or Sigma 35.1.4 for 6D walk-around
« on: April 27, 2013, 04:57:17 PM »
Here's what I would do.

Buy the 24-105 as part of the kit -- you get it for $500 and can sell it for $600 to $800 depending where you are, how you do it, etc. Try the lens for a while and see if you like it, see if it meets your needs.

If you don't like the lens, sell it for more than you paid for it and get the 35.

I sense in your post that you really want the 35 -- I can understand as the 24-105 has mostly sat since I got the Sigma 35. But you probably owe it to yourself to try the 24-105 first. It's a solid, L-class lens from Canon and you won't find fault with it. It won't cost you anything to try it, and that also gives you a few more dollars toward the 35 if you find you want to go that way.

Canon General / Re: The best camera is the one....
« on: April 27, 2013, 08:55:06 AM »
Is the one that helps create a picture to move mind and emotion.

EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Street Photography Advice...
« on: April 26, 2013, 11:07:10 PM »

EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Street Photography Advice...
« on: April 26, 2013, 07:54:18 PM »

Best first post I've ever seen!

Hope you'll stick around.

EOS Bodies / Re: The Future of EOS M [CR1]
« on: April 26, 2013, 11:18:18 AM »
I don't know what reality may or may not emerge from this. But after reading it, my gut, emotional reaction is "Yeah, yeah, yeah...blah, blah, blah."

Lenses / Re: Do you still love 24-105L?
« on: April 25, 2013, 03:59:03 PM »
That sums it up pretty well for me.

I never "loved" the 24-105, but it's a solid and versatile and workmanlike tool. It does an acceptable job in many situations, but lately I'm always finding myself thinking how much I'd prefer the 35 (Sigma) or the 17-40 (Canon) for a particular situation. The 24-105 rarely satisfies beyond 70-80mm so I've ended up using it like a 24-70 -- so I'm pondering the possibility of going to the new 24-70.

I have a lot of love for my 35L and 135L. I enjoy shooting with a small 28 1.8 and with 85 1.8. My 24-105 is a tool. No mad love, no pasion. However, I use it a lot when i work with strobes. This is practically my workhorse for home studio work. This lens for studio plus primes for everything else. So yeah, I'm not planning to sell mine anytime soon. No love, but a very strong practical relationship.  ;D

Why would a professional photographer use a point & shoot as a backup? If I'm shooting a wedding with a 5D3 as primary equipment, what would a point & shoot do for me if I have a problem with the DSLR?

If I'm a photojournalist with a DSLR and a 16-35 or 70-200, what would I do with a point & shoot?

Canon General / Re: That's my money you are profiting from Canon!!!
« on: April 24, 2013, 10:23:19 PM »
I could not disagree more.

Hostile and combative rarely characterize discussions I read here these days. I do have a bias toward thinking most people are simply too sensitive. They are easily offended, and somehow they acquired the wrongheaded idea that they should go through life without anyone offending them.

In the "karma" days, people seemed inclined to respond to the silly "smite" with more of their own smites. That escalated, people assumed they knew who bad marked them and then they tended to respond with some nasty remark -- sort of a passive aggressive response to real or imagined disrespects.

We do pretty well around here for being in a world where we have no verbal cues, no body language and almost no social history with the other posters.

I think this perspective is a little more balanced, so I disagree soundly.

Yes, this is off topic, but I agree with you.  It's been debated before, but I still see a strong correlation between the increasingly hostile and combative environment and the loss of the karma system.  It wasn't a perfect system, but I think it did manage to keep it more civilized around here.

Absolutely agree. As flawed as the Karma system was, it served as a powerful feedback to participants as to how their overall behavior was being  perceived by other forum participants. Karma has now been too often replaced by personal attacks and drive-by comments.

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