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EOS Bodies / Re: Canon 5D 4 & 1DX II @ Photokina?
« on: September 01, 2014, 12:03:17 AM »
Who cares? Every thread will be hijacked by people telling us our cameras are crap, even if we are happy with them they will try and tell us why we shouldn't be, even when we tell them we understand their point, and it is valid, they will still go on and on and on and on..........
serenity now!

I try, I truthfully try, but it is like a car accident, you really don't want to look as you drive by but for some morbid reason you can't stop yourself. Now they are saying you can't print a Canon file from any camera above 13" x 19", they honestly believe there is a 36% deficiency in Canon sensors, though how you can quantify that to 36% is a mystery, they are crazy, truthfully crazy. Don't they realise they sound like the crazy guy in the parking lot at the mall?

I think I am not going to log in for a few days.

but, but,  they are the facts!  ::)   I'm with you about not logging in for few days.  I think I'm gonna spend thems shooting Jack Daniels boxes - they're much more interesting than coke boxes ;D

EOS Bodies / Re: Is Canon now two generations behind Nikon?
« on: August 30, 2014, 12:25:22 AM »
If was a suspicious person I'd say jakeymate was closely related to zigzagzoe, didn't he get banned, twice?

Yeah you're right and he sounds like my brother when he became a born again christian - 'I have found god and I need to preach the good word to you sinners'. ;D 

At the end of it all he's just another fanboy selectively choosing arguments (a rumored D750, add a battery grip to increase frame rate, ignoring AF specifics) to justify his purchase to anyone that wants to listen . And so far not one thing he's said proves the OPs original premise - that the 5Diii is 2 generations behind the D810.

It's no different to any number of different products ie the manufacturers release product that may greater capability but it's detuned to perform reliably within its hardware specs.  You could always overclock a pc processor or flash a car engine chip to unleash more performance but at what effect on overall reliability?  Which is more ethical, releasing a reliable product or releasing something that has great capability but breaks down when you need it most?

EOS Bodies / Re: Is Canon now two generations behind Nikon?
« on: August 29, 2014, 06:57:12 AM »
I got back from 2 weeks holiday in the snow last weekend and in that time I shot landscape, night landscape, astrophotography, low light/natural light portraits, product shots, macro, in camera HDR, sports, birds, changed from shooting night skiing to fireworks at the flick of a switch... but the 5D3 is crap and I really wish I had the new generation Nikon ::)

EOS Bodies / Re: Are you planning to purchase a 7D2
« on: August 28, 2014, 10:42:24 AM »
I was planning to replace my 60D early next year and the 7Dii might be just the camera to replace it :D  depending on specs and price of course.

I picked up this lens just before my recent holiday.  It's a great lens for the price :)

Sports / Re: Your favourite motorsports events
« on: August 24, 2014, 05:36:25 AM »
What do you think about this Ricciardo fella? The way he's been sticking it to to Vettel, he just might be my new favorite driver. As an American F1 fan, I found his reason for picking #3 to be quite endearing as well. It's not like there's an American to root for, because Rossi doesn't really count ;D

When he first got into F1 I thought he could be good because an average driver won't get through the Red Bull development program.  His young driver test in Abu Dhabi kinda proved that.  However I was expecting better results from him at Toro Rosso and he only just seemed to be holding his own against JEV.  This year has been a bit of a revelation and , regardless of low expectations, he has been the performer of the year and is definitely giving RB value for money.

Funnily enough, a friend here, whose son raced against Courtney, Whincup and Winterbottom, thought Ricciardo was just a glorified pay driver when he started but has now changed his tune.   

Photography Technique / Re: Panning
« on: August 23, 2014, 10:08:21 PM »
Love a lot of the shots in here especially Yuro's mountain biker through the trees.  I've been working on my panning while on holiday and got my hit rate up to about 30-40%. 

Canon General / Re: Lens Cleaning Techniques/Opinions
« on: August 23, 2014, 08:24:14 PM »
Yes Mitch I was just kidding, thought I would join in the humour!

Cheers, Graham.

No sense in wasting whiskey.  I should probably really clean my lenses that way to give me a fantastic excuse to drink a bit every so often.  Lol.

And I do hope you're kidding about following my directions.
Those of us who have a sense of humour get misunderstood by those with a sense of humor, especially as we drink whisky and they drink whiskey.

Sláinte, mates! *raises me Glencairn glass. Oops, that was the 24-105/4L coffee mug*

They really need to make a cocktail shaker version of that coffee mug ;D

Landscape / Re: Rural Landscapes
« on: August 23, 2014, 05:46:09 PM »
Hi Roo,
Love Mt Beauty, I had a snowboard shop there for 3 years, could see Mt Bogong from my front window.
It is the only place in Australia that you have snow capped Mt views from a residential area.

I love that trip to Falls each year and have been doing it for about 20 years. These days it's a stop at Milawa cheese factory for lunch and then at the bakery cafe at Mt Beauty for a coffee before the final run up the mountain.     If we have bad weather on the mountain we'll head down for a winery trip with a Tuscan style lunch at Ceccanti's.  It is a very scenic part of the world.  How long ago did you have the shop as I was probably in it at some point over the years? :)   

Landscape / Re: Rural Landscapes
« on: August 23, 2014, 05:32:10 AM »
Here is one I took on my way to my skiing trip a couple of weeks ago :)

Canon General / Re: Lens Cleaning Techniques/Opinions
« on: August 23, 2014, 05:21:46 AM »
Like a few others here the Rocket blower and the lenspen DSLR kit - that little one for the viewfinder is perfect :D

Animal Kingdom / Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« on: August 23, 2014, 03:06:12 AM »
A few I took a couple of weeks ago while skiing here.

Sports / Re: Your favourite motorsports events
« on: August 23, 2014, 02:21:29 AM »
Someone please go to Spa this weekend so I can drool over pics of F1 cars running flat-out through Eau Rouge ;D


Canon General / Re: A Rundown of EOS 7D Mark II Information
« on: August 17, 2014, 02:52:17 AM »
Makes you wonder indeed why canon wouldn't invest time and money to be checking websites like CR full time so they can read all these 'pearls of wisedom'?!  ::)

I do know a couple of local Canon reps that come on here when they need a laugh  ;D

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