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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: A positive feedback for 6D
« on: September 19, 2012, 10:35:44 PM »

And, sadly, some folks have no dreams!
I must have hit a sore spot.  Its fine to dream, but to argue over whose dream is best??
Thats even sadder.

EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: A positive feedback for 6D
« on: September 19, 2012, 09:50:37 PM »
I would not expect it to be bad. Remember, we have people posting here using their magical powers to compare cameras based on advertised specs.
Some are evencomparing the 7D MK II based on specs they dreamed about.

Lenses / Re: Patent: EF 14mm f/2.8 With a New Coating
« on: September 19, 2012, 09:12:25 AM »
Go to the original patent and read the translation.  Its usually much better than EG but stioo not all that good.

EOS Bodies / Re: 7DII feature requests...
« on: September 19, 2012, 09:09:23 AM »
Hopefully, the moderator will merge these redundant threads into one, or just delete the extras.  We don't need dozens of them.

Software & Accessories / Re: GPS, does anyone really use this???
« on: September 18, 2012, 11:26:53 PM »
Yes, absolutely. I can only think of one reason you might not want to use it. That being giving up the location of some of your secret spots. I can remember the film days and keeping an exposure log, all hand written and very tedious. Now it's all there in the EXIF data. From Lightroom it's one click and I can see where a particular shot was taken. Real nice for following my favorite subject, the wild horses here in Nevada, and keeping tabs on their whereabouts.
Another is the soldiers in Afganistan.  They turn it on, and post on Flickr.  Enemy knows just where to drop the mortar shell thanks to your GPS.
Also good for those who want to track you with plans to steal your gear or worse.
Lots of people have found out the hard way that neat new features can result in unexpected side results.

Things like forcing a CEO to resign are done for poor financial performance as compared to other companies producing the similar products. 
Using this criteria, Nikon's CEO should be out of there, since they are not doing well, and Sony's photo business has been really poor too.
The D600 is going to make a ton of money for Canon, I'd buy one if I did not already have the 5D MK III on the way.  It has everything a good photographer needs to take high quality images.  Sure, its not a 1D, but it is going to open the door for many Rebel users to step up, which means more high end lens sales.

Canon General / Re: Canon Suspends Operations at 3 Plants in China
« on: September 18, 2012, 11:26:36 AM »
All canon DSLR's are made in Japan..... but certainly some parts are made elsewhere. i hope not in China.
Check out the battery in your DSLR.  Made in China.  So are many non critical parts.  Canon keeps assembly and manufacturer of the critical parts in Japan, but not the stuff that is easy to make and not high tech.

EOS Bodies - For Video / Re: No kelvin WB on 6D! noooooOO!
« on: September 18, 2012, 11:23:07 AM »
B&H is not the source of specifications, they copy what they think are the important specs from information Canon publishes.  Always refer to Cano for specsn before panicking.

That might open the door to the 1 Series cameras, also with dual processors.


Dude,  That was very clever, very insightful, and very true!  :D

You just left the part out about the beautiful 100% unobstructed view over-looking Lake Nokin, as compared to the light pole in the parking lot, blocking 3% of Lake Failures view! :)


Nice - I also left out the fact that Nokin Village looks better in low light!  Of course that would just be speculation for now :)   

  I don't necessarily need the pro level system of the Mk III - but I don't want to pay more for a system which is inferior to 3 year old systems found in less expensive cameras.

Which is?  I'm not aware of a three year old FF camera body that sells for less, unless you might be referring to a 5D MK II.
Sure, my 7D costs less than my 5D MK II, but thats because it is a lot less camera.  My 5D MK II gets 90% of my use, the 7D being good for situations where there is good light and I'm focal length limited.  The AF is indeed good, but not as accurate.
I fell for the hype and bought a D800, which went back after 1100 images.  Fine low ISO body, but requires a lot of NR at ISO 800 and over.  It can take a minute or two for lightroom to process each tweak to the NR, so you might spend 10 minutes per image.  Try doing 500 of them.  It spoils the fun of photography. 
I'd certainly never recommend one to some unsuspecting newby, it would be a epic fail.

I have no problem with that. I am just concerned about the ROI on my investment and if this is still a good time to be a photographer. I would like to start a business and eventually have people going out shooting for me. I do enjoy this but I am a good salesman and could really make it thrive. I was just looking to get started to see if my photography is good enough and people like it and would pay for it to start with.
Imho, being a good salesman and having a sound business plan is more important than creative talent when it comes to making a profit.  Most photos follow a relatively fixed plan, certainly, creativity helps, but listening to the customer and sellling yourself as a serious photographer trump everything else.
Have a website, a few sample photobooks and prints showing your best work, and some references.  Sign up with the BBB (USA) since many do check with them for complaints.
You will do fine as long as you do not undersell yourself by begging for customers or offering photography for under cost on Craigslist.  I think I'd hire you already :)

I am a Canon user and have been for the past 10 years.  I don't really want to switch to Nikon - I like the Canon form factor and am relatively happy with the kit I have.  That said - I do feel that Canon has been holding back features for 2-3 years and that Nikon has been offering more for the same or less money.

I am a long time reader here...  I just wanted to voice my opinion on the matter with a little humor...
Post some photos and share your experiences and knowledge.  I apologize for being rude, its just that a new announcement brings out the trolls in droves.  They post a couple of critical comments and we never hear from them again. 

EOS Bodies / Re: NO 7D Mark II @ photokina????
« on: September 17, 2012, 08:02:00 PM »
Does Canon introduce only the 6D? No 7D Mk2?

What a pity.
6D with only 11 AF filds and an slow sensor....
I am looking for an new FAST camera.

Canon does it not have by now
Did you expect a new 7D?  Did you expect a Nikon D400?  Maybe in 6 months or maybe never.  Canon just did something they haven't done before, they completely updated the 7D Firmware.  This is telling us not to expect a new body in the near future.
APS-C sensors do not play well at high ISO's, there is no new technology to magically change that.  Tiny improvements happen with lower noise amplifiers and better noise reduction, but don't expect any substantial improvements in ISO capability. 
The 6D goes to ISO 25600, thats as good as anything in that price range.

EOS Bodies / Re: Who really is the target demographic for the 6D?
« on: September 17, 2012, 05:57:48 PM »
Isn't obvious?  Its intended to fall between the 7D and the 5D.  Its a upgrade for the 60D users or even 7D owners.  Its a low cost entry level FF.
Wealthy buyers will get a M9, they don't go for low end models.


It doesn't matter if Eiremon lives in Lake Nokin or not, that's hilarious anyway :)
Read his other post to put it in context.  Just another new user who arrived here to Troll and make inane comments.  I want to welcome him to make a postive contribution.

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