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Site Information / Re: Problem with the Canonrumors Website
« on: January 18, 2013, 02:47:49 PM »
The JS rendering engine is the most proprietary and slowest of all of the browsers.  I work with automation software and it is, by far, the most particular and problematic (over anything built on WebKit like Chrome and Safari or Firefox).

"The box said requires windows xp or better, so I installed Linux"

Aside from malware (again, what did you do to determine you have none), genearlly this is something breaking JavaScript, or rather, rendering it incorrectly (unpactched IE or 3rd party software [like ad blockers, antivirus etc])

Google search comes ahead with things like internet explorer opens many tabs -- most of the responses say 'malware'

Erm...you do know that Firefox is built on the Gecko rendering with it's own JS engine, currently called IonMonkey in FF18. Chrome has Google's V8 JS engine, and Safari has the Nitro JS engine.

And proprietary is a relative term. Especially with Google's V8 engine, which is at the core of NodeJS. That and all of the Mozilla engines are F/OSS and can be re-used, modified, updated, etc with various minimal restrictions elsewhere, or even if your own browser. Hardly proprietary.

I'll grant you that Javascript is a pain in the a** in a lot of circumstances, especially with it comes to edge cases and browser compatibility. I will say that IE6-8 are the worst of the lot, with IE9 and IE10 (haven't worked with either, but read quite a bit) are significantly better at adhering to standards and fixing bugs.

Good read.  I definitely have to work the term "SquirrelFish" into a conversation in the next day or two :)

I *was* being overly general.  Words I tend to misuse slightly are "proprietary" and "non-standard" - to which I almost always mean "not what most everyone else is doing" ;D

Both helping JS devs and automating for JS, I have to say that the rule of thumb is if it works on anything other than MS, it'll work on almost everything that's not MS, then we have to make adjustments for IE.

What kills me is that IE 8 for XP and IE 8 for Win7 appear to be completely different products.  :o

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Where's the obligatory "humph, not everyone lives in the US post" ;D

Unfortunately, two or three years back, I joined the 'what's a refund?' crowd. 

I wish I were as rich as my taxes say I am!  :D

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Site Information / Re: Problem with the Canonrumors Website
« on: January 17, 2013, 08:23:25 AM »
The JS rendering engine is the most proprietary and slowest of all of the browsers.  I work with automation software and it is, by far, the most particular and problematic (over anything built on WebKit like Chrome and Safari or Firefox).

"The box said requires windows xp or better, so I installed Linux"

Aside from malware (again, what did you do to determine you have none), genearlly this is something breaking JavaScript, or rather, rendering it incorrectly (unpactched IE or 3rd party software [like ad blockers, antivirus etc])

Google search comes ahead with things like internet explorer opens many tabs -- most of the responses say 'malware'

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Canon General / Re: Canon Experience Stores Coming Soon [CR3]
« on: January 11, 2013, 11:21:51 AM »
WHY DOES EVERY THREAD START WITH AT LEAST 3 PEOPLE COMPLAINING ABOUT PRICE?
(yes, we know this is off-topic)
umm, that would be because at least 3 people in each thread are annoyed with Canon gear being priced above the competition. ;D Sorry, just couldn't resist! 

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Yes..that would be because I bought an Olympus OM-D Body 9 months ago for $999 and it is sold for only $50 under the list price now. I bought a Canon 5D III Body 6 months ago for $3499 and is can be had for $600-$900 below list now. I find that to be a LITTLE more than annoying. :-)

I know, but that brings us back to Apple (sort of).  With Apple, you pay (with bugs) to be a beta tester of the latest-and-greatest.  With the MK3, we all knew the price was coming down (not necessarily how much or when) . . . but you got all of the little giggles and shivers of the shiny new camera right away, paid in money, but didn't have to pay like the rest of us, sitting up nights reassuring ourselves that what we have is 'good enough'  ;D My wife thinks I have the DTs.

I got an iPhone5 as soon as it came out (My 4 was out of contract) and I KNEW they'red be issues (actually hasn't been too bad), but you have to go in knowing what's going to happen.

MSRP always (to me) seems like a manufacturer's wish list . . . especially with cars.

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Canon General / Re: Canon Experience Stores Coming Soon [CR3]
« on: January 11, 2013, 11:17:40 AM »
WHY DOES EVERY THREAD START WITH AT LEAST 3 PEOPLE COMPLAINING ABOUT PRICE?

umm, that would be because at least 3 people in each thread are annoyed with Canon gear being priced above the competition. ;D Sorry, just couldn't resist! 

On a separate note, I think Canon is looking into a brand re-positioning a la Apple and Leica and that would be unfortunate for those of us who purchased Canon gear considering their market position as it was...

Cheers!

If people are correct and Canon is going to try and make all of their stuff too expensive, they will fail, but look at the Rebel market; the T4i is an absolute winner with so many things that people have been asking for.  The HS stuff is also takes fabulous pictures for what they're priced at and what they are.

And those types of cameras are their bread-and-butter.  They forget that, and they're toast, plain and simple.

I think (hope) we're getting back to a point where the only thing that separates one good brand from another is how it shows it's customers it values them.  The rumor basically told us the design of the store -- which doesn't say much over that there IS an education section, which is promising.  That, to me, says they're trying to take the Rebel users and show them how to use their gear . . . it's definitely a start.

Now, that's not us, but it's also not the ultra-high-price market either.  It's one thing to long after L lenses (as we all do), it's completely another to go on as people have done since the 5Dmk3 came out. 

I want one, badly.  But the price is stopping me . . . but I still get 'ooh' and 'ahh' with my 60D or 5D2 with my 85 1.8 or 200 2.8 and that just won't change, no matter how much I want the more expensive camera . . .

Again, let's hope this is a play for the mass market and an attempt to improve their brand, vs. how MS did it in just trying to get as much floor space for selling crap.

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Canon General / Re: Canon Experience Stores Coming Soon [CR3]
« on: January 11, 2013, 08:59:32 AM »
WHY DOES EVERY THREAD START WITH AT LEAST 3 PEOPLE COMPLAINING ABOUT PRICE?

Okay, I'm better now.   ;)

I'm almost a sole Apple user, though I have to work with all OS' at work, and support the (Java) software I write on all platforms (even Linux at this point).  I have an Apple store near me, and, I can't stand the place, but it works out for me.  I can't stand the people that treat it like an Arcade, nor the staff that *always* have to ask one or two people my question, and sometimes they just make stuff up.

How it DOES work for me, is that I can bring in a product, and, for free, get a basic diagnostic done, and an actual quote if it's not under warranty.  I've gotten otherwise broken items at a refurbished discount, and, I can have stuff shipped to and from the store (warranty) without a hassle, or chasing down the FedEx guy.

Now, Danbury now has a Microsoft store, and it's a dead clone of the Apple store, right down to the incompetent employees that have to even ask someone else why the price doesn't come up as advertised (way to go there) . . . but they missed the point.

HOPEFULLY, if Canon does do a storefront, they do it the same way that Apple did (again, we have the prerequisite 2+ people complaining that Apple is just trendy/expensive, so we've met a quota) and at least hide a few professionals in the back room, and use the stores as a place to take in warranty/repair items efficiently, then we may have something.  Moreover, if they do things like Apple does (and *REAL* camera stores) such as free beginner lessons, intermediate classes, then they'll grow their brand, at least on the lower end until the middle end.

Let's hope they don't try to hawk their printers though ;D

*steps down from his soapbox, wiping the rotten tomatoes from his coat*

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I had this happen to me the other day after using FoCal.  I couldn't figure it out, so I 'reset all' and restarted . . . then couldn't figure why there were no CR2 . . . that got reset by the reset. D'oh!

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I wasn't all that agitated, but it felt sort of lame to me.  Then again, I'm a Java developer and see no problem with people needing the JRE  ;D

I *DO* sort of feel bad for Reikan though, I was trying to compile the code from Selenium WebDriver for IE (so we can do source analysis) and Visual C++ is about as similar to C++ as Java for setting up a project; if you don't have their professional kit (only the free version), nothing is easy.

Honestly, would the OP have complained if it required macports and X11 to run? I certainly hope not (because you can get some awesome software that way!) :)

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PowerShot / Re: Canon Announces The PowerShot N
« on: January 07, 2013, 01:47:57 PM »
It's CES! What did you expect?

I'm still waiting for Samsung's new "unprecedented new shape" HDTV; I'm betting it's going to be a dead clone of a 55" white iPad2, with a portrait/landscape swivel mount.

 ;D

Love CES

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Reviews / Re: Review - Tamron SP 24-70mm f/2.8 Di VC USD with Pictures
« on: January 07, 2013, 09:12:49 AM »
For zooms, it has two adjustment values:  one for the wide end and the other for the tele end.

Oh crap, and here I'd just decided to be content with what I have.

 ;D It must be mine!

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Reviews / Re: Review - Tamron SP 24-70mm f/2.8 Di VC USD with Pictures
« on: January 05, 2013, 07:56:30 PM »
Dustin, have you run this through any AF testing?  I just got mine for X-mas and was running foCal on it, getting a -5 at 24mm and +5 at 70mm  -- I've got to re-run when I have time because I stupidly forgot to shut off the VC, but I was sort of surprised that it was off in that manner.

I'm a prime-fiend, but this was supposed to win my heart back to the zoom side of things, so my hopes are high; I have gotten ZERO real world chance to use this as everyone (myself included) is sick.

Do you do MFA on any of your zooms?

I MFA'd the lens (although on MK2 I can only do focal length, which I did at at 70mm).  I ended up setting mine at a +5.  I will be picking up a MK3 in this calendar year and look forward to being able to dial it at a couple of settings.  I've been happy with the sharpness after the adjustment.
Can the MK3 do MFA by focal length/lens or do you just mean that it should be more accurate out of the box?

Thanks again.

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Lenses / Re: EF 24-70 f/4L IS Resolution Tests
« on: January 04, 2013, 04:09:17 PM »
Hrm, looks like it's soft as all get out @ f/2.8

*ducks*

:D

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LAKE SUCCESS, N.Y., January 4, 2013 - At the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas, January 8th, Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, unveils the vision behind its 2013 lineup of connected digital cameras, camcorders and printers.

So...no new products, just some marketing mumbo-jumbo about stuff they're already selling.  Woo hoo.   ::)

Thanks for translating that -- I don't speak marketing and my wife is away on vacation (she's fluent)

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EOS Bodies / Re: Canon Cannot Keep Screwing It's Customers Over
« on: January 03, 2013, 02:16:47 PM »
Wrong - depreciation is not the same as market value.  Go back to school and pay attention - you may be able to get a better job and you wont care about a $500 price reduction.  :)

+1.  I just sent a piece of scientific equipment to salvage.  Price new in December, 2008 was $250K.  Net book value (what it's currently worth based on depreciation) is $110K.  Fair market value is $7K.  And you thought your dSLR lost value fast... 

Now...who should I bitch to about that?  At least I'm not the one losing $103K...   ;)

By "Salvage" I hope you mean in a plain freight pallette c/o Grant Imahara, in California  ;D

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Reviews / Re: Review - Tamron SP 24-70mm f/2.8 Di VC USD with Pictures
« on: January 03, 2013, 11:25:09 AM »
Dustin, have you run this through any AF testing?  I just got mine for X-mas and was running foCal on it, getting a -5 at 24mm and +5 at 70mm  -- I've got to re-run when I have time because I stupidly forgot to shut off the VC, but I was sort of surprised that it was off in that manner.

I'm a prime-fiend, but this was supposed to win my heart back to the zoom side of things, so my hopes are high; I have gotten ZERO real world chance to use this as everyone (myself included) is sick.

Do you do MFA on any of your zooms?

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