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EOS Bodies / Re: EOS 6D Mark II to Move Upmarket? [CR1]
« on: October 15, 2014, 12:27:06 PM »
Saying "no RAW option" is just foolish -- the S95 had RAW.  Comments like these don't make sense at all.

Your sensible opinion is very much appreciated - I should have amended a :-p to the above comment. That doesn't affect the gist of my argument though, but please do feel free to elaborate your thoughts in your own, well placed words.

I see no crippling.  I also see no mass-exodus, nor do I feel people using their (already very good) gear are uninformed about it.  What's wrong with a 7D? A 5Dmk2 (slow AF obviously)?  The 5Dmk3 was everything we wanted except price; I paid $500 more than for my mk2 and have been happy with it.

The lady I sold my 5Dmk2 to seemed exceptionally happy with it, and the price.

Canon did exactly that though. They crippled as much as possible whilst still getting sales.

I'm sure they'll learn from that experience and either cripple the 6d2 even more (like in now raw option?) or move both 6d2 and 5d4 up €1000 :->
Like the 70D was crippled with no MFA (60D was a re-position to make room for the 7D)?

Are base BMWs crippled for having no leather seats?

Saying "no RAW option" is just foolish -- the S95 had RAW.  Comments like these don't make sense at all.

You mean the 60D had no MFA.  Feature returned in the 70D!  (pg 377, user manual)

That was my point, I don't see any intentional crippling.  People griped about it and it got re-added.

When a new battery comes out, you see people immediately jump to the "They're screwing us on accessories" posts . . . except the existing battery had been used in tons of other cameras.

I see no conspiracy.

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EOS Bodies / Re: EOS 6D Mark II to Move Upmarket? [CR1]
« on: October 15, 2014, 11:53:48 AM »
Canon did exactly that though. They crippled as much as possible whilst still getting sales.

I'm sure they'll learn from that experience and either cripple the 6d2 even more (like in now raw option?) or move both 6d2 and 5d4 up €1000 :->
Like the 70D was crippled with no MFA (60D was a re-position to make room for the 7D)?

Are base BMWs crippled for having no leather seats?

Saying "no RAW option" is just foolish -- the S95 had RAW.  Comments like these don't make sense at all.

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: So what makes a camera a "pro" camera?
« on: October 15, 2014, 11:50:55 AM »
- high durability
- high frame rate
- high performance, highly configurable AF
- mirror lockup
- high dynamic range
- better noise performance
- 100% viewfinder
- usability features (e.g. extra buttons/wheels/etc. that make it fast and easy to change settings

I would opine that there are some professional photographers who don't need this.  Studio product photographers who have absolute control over the subject and lighting and plenty of time, for example.
It's like asking for IS on a Tilt-Shift lens . . . or a truck-bed on a Ferrari.

High-Reliability (not exactly durability) seems, to me, to be the only real requirement, aside from the obvious things like MFA, full manual operation etc, and as good specs as regular consumer stuff . . .

Formal Portraits aren't Candids, Landscape isn't sports . . .

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EOS Bodies / Re: EOS 6D Mark II to Move Upmarket? [CR1]
« on: October 14, 2014, 04:58:11 PM »
....The truth is, if you can't take a good picture with a 6D you're not a good photographer.

+1 ... BUT that statement might make you a DSLR snob unenlightened in the ways of mirrorless and possibly unsympathetic to those who cannot afford the 6D and/or somebody will retort that if you cannot take a good picture with a (pick any one pocket camera made in last 4 years) that you aren't a good photographer ...

Agree: Most post-IS P&S were awesome, the HS ones are for sure, but honestly, once I start farking with the cameras like it's a DSLR (advanced mode etc.) I can't seem to get it right.  No problem on DSLRs. 

I'm still surprised they do a new set of models every year . . . seems like they could easily skip a year and leapfrog features.

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EOS Bodies / Re: EOS 6D Mark II to Move Upmarket? [CR1]
« on: October 14, 2014, 11:31:28 AM »
I thought from the first that the crippled AF of the 6D made it a misfire.  Despite the chorus of defenders, Canon agrees!  Its AF was inferior to that of the 60D, for cryin' out loud.

Citation required.

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Vista was garbage.

Get 7Pro x64, you'll never regret it.

Rant over  ;D

How's Vista garbage? People didn't like it because computers were not powerful enough to run it smoothly. Run it on a new recently released computer and it will fly.

Mostly default settings.  They "did it" in vista, then "undid it" in 7, then "did it" again in 8, now are skipping 9 and going to 10 and "undoing it".

BTW, each OS uses (obviously) more resources, but the minimum requirements are supposed to be the same from vista -> 10.

Either way, I was more going for a takeoff on the original rant  ;D

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Vista was garbage.

Get 7Pro x64, you'll never regret it.

Rant over  ;D

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Canon General / Re: seeimpossible.usa.canon.com?
« on: October 09, 2014, 10:53:08 AM »
Speaking from the 'oh, this crap again' crowd, we're just sick of every thread about every thread, about every topic, ending up a talk on DR.

Except that is not what is happening.  Every (most) threads do not end up as a discussion about DR.  Most threads seem to end up as a discussion (argument) about people talking about DR or posters making snarky comments about DR.

There has not been an actual discussion about DR here for a while.
That's fine -- and that's exactly what I mean. There's no discourse, only discord.  It's off-topic backbiting and fighting that this has all become.

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Canon General / Re: seeimpossible.usa.canon.com?
« on: October 09, 2014, 10:27:18 AM »
Speaking from the 'oh, this crap again' crowd, we're just sick of every thread about every thread, about every topic, ending up a talk on DR.

Look at it this way, what if someone take wifi, or GPS and every thread harps that it's not in camera X, on every thread. You'd think they're a lunatic.

This has gotten way out of hand; when I started here, I used to read every new post because I'd learn something or be entertained, after a while, I'd only read topics I was interested in . . . now I click on the headlines and when the first page has someone complaining about a new sensor or DR.

When someone complains about that, or tells someone they're a nut, for, well, behaving like a nut, they get called fanboys.  Want to see fanboys? apple insider -- basically the same as here but a lot less objectivity.

I'm a Canon loyalist for my own reasons, but I tell people new to DSLRs to go with either them or Nikon, depending what their family and friends shoot for support reasons.  Same thing with Apple.  I like certain products, but I'll call them out for never making a single 'good' mouse ever.  You like Windows? Great, but make sure you buy a computer that's got enough oomph to not make it a bad experience.

Lot of bad etiquette here these days.  Lot of badwill.  Seems like a lot of shills with multiple accounts, just stirring up trouble.

I remember the days when I was the only lunatic around here  :-[

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Canon General / Re: seeimpossible.usa.canon.com?
« on: October 08, 2014, 03:06:26 PM »
Sony DOES have an excellent track record of bringing top-of-the-line technologies to market in a timely fashion, at a good price, without bugs or glitches, so at least you've got that going for you.  ::) They've become mainstream in every technology they ever were ahead at . . . they're the number one name in TVs, Portable Music Players, Laptops, and, oh yeah, cameras.
Sony also has a history of putting out a lot of proprietary crap in their products that they won't license in the vain hope that people will be trapped into buying Sony branded consumables forever and ever, which led to the doom of Betamax, the Super Audio CD and pretty much anything that needed a Memory Stick, among others.
I agree . . . I guess the sarcasm was TOO complete.

 ;D

What I was saying is that Sony had all of those markets to milk and managed to fark up a lunch that was already paid for.  Apple and Samsung have taken over all of the markets they were ahead in. 

As for sony and cameras (a joke, really), they were ahead early on, but their classic management style of trying to treat/protect themselves as a premium brand and not sell to the masses . . . and not getting enough market share to gain traction has them right where they are.

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Canon General / Re: seeimpossible.usa.canon.com?
« on: October 07, 2014, 04:21:32 PM »
We Are Canon! We build Cameras like it was still 2008 Or Later!

Why don't you just use the other profile . . .

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Canon General / Re: seeimpossible.usa.canon.com?
« on: October 07, 2014, 10:54:19 AM »
Indeed, the way you complain is by not buying Canon products and that's why next April, I won't be spending money on Canon but on Sony. Hit them where it hurts: in the pocket. They won't listen to anything else.

But you have to inform Canon of your decision.  If you just stop buying Canon, they won't notice.  Write a letter (a real letter not e-mail) to the regional and even international directors laying out your decision process in a calm but firm manner. 

Canon is less concerned with people not buying Canon compared with Canon customers leaving the brand.

You realize he's actually a bot, right? Someone would have to mail it for him.  ;D

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Canon General / Re: seeimpossible.usa.canon.com?
« on: October 07, 2014, 09:55:41 AM »
With all respect, but this was the dumbest, silliest, least conceived action I have seen from Canon!
They see everybody complaining about missing DR, high MP or Mirrorless, they build up quite a lot of tension (look at this thread, 20 pages of speculations), everyone does expect a revolutionary product even more, but instead of bringing on a development announcement of the mythical 3D or the M3, what do they do?

With respect, anyone expecting a development announcement coming specifically from Canon USA was deluding themselves.

As for the complaining...people with issues should complain where it matters...  Hint: that's not here.  ::) 

Indeed, the way you complain is by not buying Canon products and that's why next April, I won't be spending money on Canon but on Sony. Hit them where it hurts: in the pocket. They won't listen to anything else.

But you'll post about it here . . . again . . . and again and again.

Sony DOES have an excellent track record of bringing top-of-the-line technologies to market in a timely fashion, at a good price, without bugs or glitches, so at least you've got that going for you.  ::) They've become mainstream in every technology they ever were ahead at . . . they're the number one name in TVs, Portable Music Players, Laptops, and, oh yeah, cameras.

 

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Canon General / Re: seeimpossible.usa.canon.com?
« on: October 06, 2014, 01:34:14 PM »
Hrm. Registered today, five posts all in the same thread.

One wonders which one of our long-time posters is the new FakeSteveJobs on this thread  :P

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Pricewatch Deals / Re: LensRentals.com Introduces Keeper
« on: October 02, 2014, 03:38:43 PM »
Excellent. Totally awesome.

Every lens I've bought from them was "perfect" (as graded).

This is even better since they test the stuff constantly!

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