« on: September 17, 2014, 11:02:18 AM »
Here I thought these people were all on slashdot decrying how apple is doomed DOOMED . . .
Good to see Canon is doomed too . . .
Good to see Canon is doomed too . . .
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Wait, where's the option for "I have an arbitrary bias and will threaten to move to Nikon, but, in reality I'm either not currently with Canon or would never buy/shoot in this price/spec range"?
Or was that "Laughable. On aggregate, these specs are a day late and a dollar short compared to what Canon's competitors are offering."
I voted 'what I was expecting' but I wanted to get a read of the most incendiary alpha-fanboys and DXO believers vs. the most dyed-in-the-wool Canon believers.
The Macro function is a gimic as you have to be so close to the subject your most likely to scare it away
I haven't managed to scare away a flower, coin, or textile yet...if they run from you, it's likely they're scared of you and not the lens!
I'm holding out for the 85mm f/1.0 L, myself. More light, not less. IMO, the notion that sensor improvements negate the value of fast lenses is just silly. Sensor improvements make fast lenses more capable.
Yes. I want to be able use my aperture as much for creative decisions as just technical(exposure). It's baffled me for years hearing the excuse thrown around from manufactures and other photographers alike that we no longer need fast glass because cameras are now capable of ISO speeds in the realm of science fiction when all you had was film or even just 5-10 years ago with digital. Hell, because we have cameras that can shoot in the 100K+ and 200k+ ISO realms, should manufactures just start making all lenses starting at f/8?
The 24-105 for the price is a no brainer IMO.
I'm gonna stab a guess and say it's going to be $2799 MSRP
Followed by 8-10 threads of "7Dmk2 or 5Dmk3, help me decide!"
Fllowed by 8-10 threads "why is the 7D mk2 so expensive?"
If it doesn't street for close to $2000, I think it's a wounded duck for Canon sales. If Canon does try to pop early adopters over $2500, I dont think it lasts very long. They need to have this puppy moving by Black Friday. $1999 street prices.
+1I've not worked with USB3 yet, but, in my experience, USB's throughput wasn't the slowdown, it's how it works with the computer's BUS.
I have just bought a Lacie 5 disk RAID connected over Thunderbolt, will report back as I migrate photos onto it. That gives 5 times the speed of a single external HD, in the realms of SSD speed. USB3 would be next best, but would be close to the maximum bandwidth that USB3 is capable of.
The downside of RAID set ups is that a 2 disk system is twice as likely to fail, and my 5 disk system is 5 times as likely to fail. The future is large capacity SSD drives, but it will take a number of years for the prices to come down far enough for a large and fast growing photo library.
The suggestion of mirroring the drives is a good one, and gives immediate backup in case of HD failure, but does bring the speed back down to that of a sigle HD drive. That may not be important, I have just upgraded my system for the first time in 7 years, and have futureproofed the set up as far as possible.
When my existing backup becomes full I will add a 2 disk RAID, probably as a NAS over ethernet - the speed limitation of Gigabit ethernet will not be relevant to backup storage. Hopefully prices will have drifted further downwards by then.
Our organization in a large company bought a 3D scanner about 1991. Then the company making the scanner went out of business and as soon as computer operating systems became incompatible with the drivers, we had a $5K piece of junk. I think we were the early adopters.
We also used 3d printers for prototyping of parts. The printers were very expensive, and you did not normally own a printer, but paid $$$ to have your part printed.
Insurance on he packages won't help much as I was told directly by a Canada post employee that although you can add insurance to your package good luck getting the value back if there is an issue. They recommended me to use one of the big guys if insurance was actually important. LOL. Loved the honestly. Cost a bit more but I felt safer. Over they last number of years in the hundred of parcels I have received I have only had issue with Canada post. Be it missing items, delays in shipping while in Canada posts hands. Then they have the gull to raise prices for continued poor service gotta love government union employees that you can't trust anymore and well you know are out of touch with reality in todays job world.That's awful! I never had a problem with US Priority Mail insurance . . . seemed like a pride thing talking to our postmaster down here.