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Canon General / Re: seeimpossible.usa.canon.com?
« on: October 07, 2014, 02:51:49 PM »
Canon is not in financial trouble so doesn't need a turnaround specialist.

On the other hand: http://www.wkrb13.com/markets/387489/nikon-corp-downgraded-by-goldman-sachs-to-sell-ninoy/


Too many people are over reacting to a piece of marketing that they don't like. Get over it.

But that would require rational behavior. It's much more fun to make silly comments on a forum.

As marketing goes, I certainly like this a lot better than some guy sitting by a campfire in the middle of the night fiddling with his hipster, retro camera.

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Canon General / Re: seeimpossible.usa.canon.com?
« on: October 07, 2014, 02:40:19 PM »
They see everybody complaining about missing DR, high MP or Mirrorless...

Yes everyone....no wait...actually about six people who keep repeating the same complaints over and over again.

Look at the beating they are getting on the youtube page, it's 5:1 thumbs down to thumbs up at least and I didn't notice a single positive comment while quickly scrolling through. It may still be a minority in the real world, but it's a lot more than 6  ;D.

Combined total for the two videos: Sixty-two comments, 255 thumbs down out of 14,794 total views. That's 1.7% thumbs down. Quite a beating. I just don't know how Canon will survive that.

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After 25 pages this thread is starting to provide some useful information. How disappointing. :)

Can we go back to lifting shadows by five stops and arguing over banding?

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Lighting / Re: POLL: What flash modes do you use?
« on: October 07, 2014, 11:40:49 AM »
Canon spent millions perfecting the system, I paid for the convenience. Why use manual if I can use ETTL and not waste time?

The fact that the flash has different modes would indicate that there is not one mode that works for every photographer for every photograph under every condition.

If you are happy with ETTL then ETTL is the best mode for you.  Others may prefer the other modes.  Still others use multiple modes depending on the circumstances.

Such is the photography world.  :)

Yes, of course. I didn't intend to criticize other choices. My intended point (obviously not well-made) is that we pay for top-of-the-line products that have been thoroughly engineered and tested to perform certain functions and then sometimes, not always and not directed at anyone on this thread, people get on forums and seem to think it's a point of pride NOT to use the technology they've paid for.

I was simply trying to make the point that ETTL is pretty darn good on Canon flashes and there is no reason anyone should be embarrassed or made to feel less of a photographer is they choose to use it. To me, it's sort of like "P" is for professional. Use whatever mode you want and don't let anyone intimidate you, because in the end, it's the photograph that counts.

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Canon General / Re: seeimpossible.usa.canon.com?
« on: October 07, 2014, 09:42:59 AM »
I'm betting that they are simply launching a new marketing campaign. I could easily see a bunch of ads built around the concept that Canon helps people "see the impossible."

Maybe next time you all will listen.

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Canon General / Re: seeimpossible.usa.canon.com?
« on: October 07, 2014, 09:37:38 AM »
... Maybe it's just me but I'm completely immune to the "I use this *Smile* and you should to....." campaigns.

If it makes you feel better, keep telling yourself that.

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Canon General / Re: seeimpossible.usa.canon.com?
« on: October 07, 2014, 09:32:59 AM »
With all respect...

Always a giveaway that no respect will follow

They see everybody complaining about missing DR, high MP or Mirrorless...

Yes everyone....no wait...actually about six people who keep repeating the same complaints over and over again.

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Lighting / Re: POLL: What flash modes do you use?
« on: October 06, 2014, 10:04:03 PM »
ETTL. It's superb on the 600 RT (as it was on the 580EXII).

I put the camera on manual, pick the f-stop and shutter speed I want, set the A:B C ratios and let the flash do the rest. It's almost always right on. If it isn't, I simply adjust the flash exposure compensation and dial it up or down a bit. I've thought about using the D & E groups, but honestly I can usually find the right mix with just A:B C.

Canon spent millions perfecting the system, I paid for the convenience. Why use manual if I can use ETTL and not waste time?

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EOS Bodies / Re: Is Canon now two generations behind Nikon?
« on: October 06, 2014, 08:06:07 PM »
Ican't speak to D800 because I have never used one, but my take on the great 5dM3 is this . . . when you make something that takes that IQ and feels so good in your hand . . . why would you want to change it.

+1. I won't.

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Canon General / Re: seeimpossible.usa.canon.com?
« on: October 06, 2014, 08:01:12 PM »

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Canon General / Re: seeimpossible.usa.canon.com?
« on: October 06, 2014, 02:58:57 PM »
I'm betting that they are simply launching a new marketing campaign. I could easily see a bunch of ads built around the concept that Canon helps people "see the impossible."...

is a new ad campaign, as is explained in this article in italian:

http://www.webnews.it/2014/09/18/canon-come-and-see/

I guessed right. So, what's my prize?

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Canon General / Re: seeimpossible.usa.canon.com?
« on: October 06, 2014, 01:49:38 PM »
:-\

YOUR OTHER CLUE! The Guy who Runs CR...has always told you Canon Fan Boys...when it is a camera coming...This time he has NOT! So it is NOT a Camera!   Everyone....Relax...Everyone is getting their Panties all Bunched up for a 3D Copier!    :-\

A 3D printer is plausible, but I don't think so. I'm certain it's not a new camera or camera accessory. No leaks to CR guy or others. No ads, promos or teasers in photo-oriented publications or websites. No similar promotions anywhere else in the world.

I'm betting that they are simply launching a new marketing campaign. I could easily see a bunch of ads built around the concept that Canon helps people "see the impossible."  They could talk about their medical imaging, their "fireflies" video, the new 7DII autofocus, security cameras, etc. etc. and wrap them all under the "see the impossible" marketing campaign.

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Canon General / Re: seeimpossible.usa.canon.com?
« on: October 06, 2014, 01:27:26 PM »
You're all wrong, this is something genuinely exciting.

It's a filter for Canon Rumours that detects DRones and sensor fanatics ... It will be months before they realize that no-one is actually paying any attention to them.

It's already been months since most people paid any attention to them.

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EOS Bodies / Re: Official: Canon EOS 7D Mark II
« on: October 06, 2014, 11:24:47 AM »
As it gets closer and closer to release date, this camera seems to just get better and better. I wouldn't be at all surprised to see this picked as the "Camera of the Year."

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Brief Hands on with the 7Dii
« on: October 05, 2014, 11:46:01 AM »
I suspect that 2-3 stops is a little optimistic, or that he was speaking about JPG and not RAW.  Did he clarify whether he was talking about JPG or RAW?

I have been looking at RAW files from Imaging Resource and to me it looks like the 7D2 is easily 1 stop better, and when I looked at 7D ISO 800 compared to 7D2 ISO 3200, it looked to me as though the 7D was slightly better.  But they were really really close, which is very promising.

Based on what I have seen... which is pretty limited at this point... the 7D2 appears to be almost 2 stops improvement.  However, as I have said before I believe that the noise is much easier to clean up in post being Luminance vs Color. Color noise requires more NR and also robs more detail in my opinion. 

I have one on pre-order and so far I'm encouraged I made the right decision.  Looks to be one hell of a camera!

Unfortunately he just said noise performance and gave those numbers.

Also said that distribution begins first week in November.

Actually, this is something I've been contemplating. I'm pretty much a RAW-only person, but lately I've been asking myself a couple of questions: why do we always insist on evaluating the camera's performance based solely on RAW? I mean, realistically, isn't it the results that count? If we can shoot in JPEG and produce significantly better results because the programmers at Canon (or Nikon or Sony or Fuji or whatever) are better than us at converting that data to JPEG, why should we discount the camera?

That's a strength, not a weakness. Maybe we should embrace it, instead of discounting it.

I'm fully aware of the advantages of RAW and in situations where I need those advantages I would always shoot RAW, but lately I'm wondering if I shouldn't take a second look at JPEG with the newest cameras. Yeah, I've gotten used to processing files in Adobe Camera Raw and I would have to adjust my workflow, but I'm certainty capable of doing that. After all, isn't it the final product that is important, and what difference does it make how we get there?

So, if the out-of-camera JPEG has significantly less noise and looks better than what I can produce with a RAW converter, why should I cut off my nose to spite my face?

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