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I suppose you get used to it, but the pressure of photographing the president every day in every situation....

Wow, just the idea overwhelms me.

Hell, I still get nervous when someone just asks me to take their picture!

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You think they would have taken the phone off the desk!?   ;D :o

It would have been cleaner and more balanced with that stuff off the desk. But maybe they wanted some imbalance, or to make a point. Who knows.

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Site Information / Re: Missing Persons -- Brian??
« on: January 19, 2013, 06:20:46 PM »
I have neither seen JR around for some time now. It seems he was last active November 6. Has anyone heard of him?

Don't know about JR, but Brian seems to look in once in a while. Doesn't say much, kinda quiet and shy. I certainly wish him the best.

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Thanks. This is FAR superior to the last one. In that, lint was visible on the jacket -- just looked like a rush job.

Nice to see he's got a 5D3 and fine portrait lens now.

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Pricewatch Deals / Re: Deal: Canon EOS 6D Bundles at B&H Photo
« on: January 18, 2013, 01:33:15 AM »
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Do what I did when the 5d3 I bought dropped $50 a few days after I bought it.

Call them. Ask if you should return the one you have and buy a new one at the lower price -- or will they rather just give you a credit.

They are very accommodating.




Long time reader, first post. I bought the 6D + 24-105 kit from B&H 3 weeks ago, which is within the 30 day return window. Think they would honor this new price if I contacted them? Anybody had any luck in a similar experience?

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Canon: not responsible for typos?
« on: January 18, 2013, 01:25:38 AM »
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High school?

Unfortunately, half or more of the people who graduated from college can't use the language correctly -- at least here in the U.S.



Reminds me of when I looked through T+C of some things sometimes.
Normally they say "errors and omissions excepted" (meaning that if they stuff up something in the T+Cs then what they "really meant" is what counts, not what they wrote).
Except I have also read "errors and omissions accepted". Which means if they stuff up in the T+Cs then they'll accept it as their own fault. But given how that's an "error", using 'accept' instead of 'except', I wonder if they could argue that that error is also excepted (even though they wrote accepted).

Man, sometimes it's fun to play English against people who didn't pass High School.

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Software & Accessories / Re: Web-based Slide Show Creation & Hosting?
« on: January 18, 2013, 01:03:28 AM »
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Thanks, this is helpful. I got the ProShow Gold, and I agree with everything you've said. Here's a first thing I put together just to try it out:

Murdering Camden Small | Large




Distant Star,
I heard good things about ProShow so bought that. Animoto hosting seems like it might be an issue for my customers I expect I will I do such "shows" for paying customers. But the real estate industry wants hosting, as they can't do that themselves. Individuals not at all.

I did my first quick show the other day and I can see that there is a lot of customization possible. I can't compare the two production environments but you'll be able to do a lot with ProShow. I use "gold", too. Don't yet see anything I'd have to have in the next level, ""Producer"(?)

Note that I should have built a little extra "canvas" on my tighter verticals as the upper and lower edges will quickly roll up or down during many transitions. Horizontals no issue seen.

There are a lot of people using ProShow to produce event "video" or slide shows. It can render a show on a menued DVD, too.

I have no connection to ProShow's creators.

Jonathan7007

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I've had good experience with Vello wired and wireless shutter releases. The prices are so dramatically lower than Canon's, I couldn't not try them. In some cases I could buy four or five of the Vello units for the price of one Canon. No failures so far.

You probably don't need to be told Tiffen filters are poor. I made the mistake of leaving one of their UV filters on a used lens I bought -- really screwed up some night photography for me.

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Canon General / Re: EF mount's obselences
« on: January 15, 2013, 11:24:48 AM »
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In 1951, a man named Rudolf Flesch published the book, "The Art of Clear Thinking." Many libraries still have it. Used copies can be purchased:

http://www.amazon.com/Clear-Thinking-Rudolf-Franz-Flesch/dp/B00005VFWY

The OP would do well to take a look at this book. The insights will likely be staggering.

This topic's title seems to pose the question, will the Canon EF-mount be obsolete at some undetermined time in the future. By the way, there is no word "obselences."

Disregarding the mystery of how the EF-lens mount could become obsolete multiple times, the OP then poses a wholly different question: Does Canon's introduction of a mirrorless camera using a different lens mount mean they will stop offering SLR cameras. Huh??? Canon just upgraded their low-end point & shoot line with an A1400 using AA batteries (as did the 1200 and 1300). So, will Canon now abandon cameras and start selling flashlights? Toy fire trucks with flashing red lights and sirens?

Trying to make sense of this, the only thing I can figure is the hangover from a weekend binging on dilithium crystals lasts into Tuesday.

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Lenses / Re: Your favorite lens is?
« on: January 14, 2013, 09:16:11 AM »
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For me, no contest!

EF 135mm f/2.0L USM

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Lenses / Re: Reasons why 14-24L zoom will not be coming soon
« on: January 13, 2013, 12:52:18 PM »
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Sorry, 2021, no sale.

Point 1: If they can't make a "perfect" lens, they won't make any lens. They already have a whole fleet of imperfect lenses, yet they keep trying.

Point 2: It's just a patent, and the field is already overcrowded. As for patent, they probably have a patent for a lens that dispenses toilet paper in nice origami shapes. As for overcrowded it's plain to me a 14-24 would replace the older 17-40.

Point 3: I think you're mostly right that Canon doesn't feel compelled to compete directly with Nikon. But as I've often said I believe as far as marketing, the Nikon influence on Canon is greatly overestimated.

Finally, as I also keep saying -- trying to comprehend Canon and their marketing is like staring at the sun hoping to see a single hydrogen atom. You'll never see it, and you'll go blind trying.

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EOS Bodies / Re: DSLR & Lens Coming on January 15, 2013? [CR1]
« on: January 12, 2013, 09:15:03 PM »
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I don't understand how those smiley face things are still here. I thought they were banished long ago.

And you, 2021, have been around quite long enough to know that this is a serious forum for discussion of serious subjects. I'm sure you know, young man, that humor might compromise your credibility. And such things will end up on your permanent record!

So, watch it!!!

Slow week at CR?  Yet another CR1's to pass the time?  ;)
What happened to the Jan 8th 35L II and 14-24L UWA from last week?  :P
You have been playing the same tune over and over.  Perhaps you think that you can force Rumors to be true, or that only rumors that are guaranteed to be true are posted.
If you can't handle rumors, you need to stop reading them and then complaining that they are  ... Well, just Rumors.

Instead of instructing me that this is a rumor site, which I fully understand, you could perhaps learn to read what the tongue-in-cheek or tongue sticking out icon  :P means...I hope I am allowed to comment if a Rumor goes Dud and the original short comment was not a severe criticism in any case.

Unless CRs policy is to check with you first. Would your busy schedule with 90000 posts here allow for that time? :P

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Reviews / Re: I'm amazed by my 5D Mark iii
« on: January 12, 2013, 06:04:49 PM »

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I'm curious what motivates you to say something so thoughtless and rude. Can you explain?



So I take it you don't feel screwed over by Canon !!!  ;D
No, we are not poor ;D

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Lenses / Re: 17-40 vs 16-35, which one got the mojo ?
« on: January 12, 2013, 05:32:12 PM »

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"Mojo" is a dangerous thing.

Your mojo may not be my mojo.

Advice: Rent a 17-40. If it gets you off, buy one. If it doesn't, rent a 16-35. If it gets you off, buy one. If it doesn't, maybe you need to redefine your mojo.

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I hope when you complete this project you'll come back and tell us all about it.

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