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Canon General / Re: Canada Post Thefts Halt Lens Rentals Canada Service
« on: August 03, 2014, 10:42:07 PM »
Craig, totally bummed out to hear about your business loss. I hope the Police nail whoever is responsible for the thefts.

I guess they'd have run a...

(wait for it)

Sting operation?

Jim

Huh? I don't get it...

At least around here Police (capitalized) refers to the band of that name; their lead singer goes by Sting.

Jim

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Canon General / Re: Canada Post Thefts Halt Lens Rentals Canada Service
« on: August 03, 2014, 09:27:14 PM »
Craig, totally bummed out to hear about your business loss. I hope the Police nail whoever is responsible for the thefts.

I guess they'd have run a...

(wait for it)

Sting operation?

Jim

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Canon General / Re: Battery Overheat
« on: August 03, 2014, 06:00:35 PM »
There's a pretty good video of a laptop on fire in an airport terminal on Youtube, too.

Jim

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Street & City / Re: London - Cheese Grater
« on: August 03, 2014, 02:20:10 PM »
I don't understand the architect's motive for it, but it makes for good photography I think.

Jim

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Reviews / Re: NIKON Releasing a Medium format DSLR 50MP
« on: August 03, 2014, 02:25:14 AM »


Canon started doing that fairly early on in the digital 2k and 4k cinema industry. There are competitors, but none of them were extremely well established like the MFD companies. If Canon or Nikon try to break into MF, they have to produce not only a sensor or a camera, but an entire photographic system while concurrently fighting against a LONG established set of companies and very strong customer loyalties. To really compete, they would need to make their system digital-back compatible with the existing brands...who knows what the hurdles there would be (assuming the existing MFD competitors don't hold all the rights and have the ability to block such a move from Canon.)

I honestly don't see that as the same thing as what they did with Cinema. They already had a lot of the technology they needed to move into Cinema...they had been doing both video DSLR and Camcorders for a long time before they started building their Cinema EOS line.

A digital back with Canon's menu format and functionality to use RT flashes?  In principle it could work, but it probably would have happened by now if it was going to do so.

Jim

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but we should reserve judgement methinks before it comes out...

I won't take that from you, but the odds of a $200 small softbox gaining much market share seem long already.

Jim

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This could be interesting...

Jim

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Lenses / Re: advice for new lens?please
« on: August 02, 2014, 10:58:04 PM »
Can you rent lenses for your trip?  I'd go with a 16-35 f/4 and a 24-70 f/2.8 II; the 70-200 f/4 IS is worth a serious look if you need some reach but not f/2.8.

If you can afford to keep it after buying a 70-200 f/2.8 I'd keep the 200 prime; the 70-200 is terrific but it gets heavy after a while.  The 24-70 f/2.8 II is as good as it gets and at similar apertures I'd put it up against the primes any day, but f/1.4 is something you can't fake.

Jim

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Canon General / Re: Canada Post Thefts Halt Lens Rentals Canada Service
« on: August 01, 2014, 05:01:59 PM »
I sincerely hope CPC gets themselves squared away and makes you good on your losses; I enjoyed renting a lens from you recently and having mail as an option (over the flakey local couriers) was a distinct perk.

Jim

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Canon General / Re: When a Woman is Fed Up...
« on: July 29, 2014, 12:47:21 AM »
I am so sorry to hear that some on this forum have been concerned about the potential for something like the behavior mentioned in the CL ad to occur in their own lives. I believe that anyone who does this type of destruction to their own or someone else's property in a fit of anger has serious anger and emotional issues. I'm not qualified to diagnose the specific ones, but the specifics don't matter.

What does matter is that this type of violence against property can easily escalate to violence against people.

If anyone on this forum or anyone you know is with someone with this type of anger/emotional issues, please get out.  Call a hotline, a friend, or the police. Protect yourself. The person doing this does not have emotional maturity but he or she may be great at manipulating your emotions. Do not let this person rationalize his or her behavior or blame it on you. This type of behavior is completely unacceptable.

This book is on my reading list and comes highly recommend by a writer at the Washington Post: Gavin de Becker's The Gift of Fear and Other Survival Signals that Protect Us From Violence

http://www.amazon.com/Other-Survival-Signals-Protect-Violence/dp/0440508835/ref=la_B001HCVD06_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1406606619&sr=1-1

Game set and match.

Jim

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Well now...

The Milau viaduct.
Copenhagen again.
A few particular beaches in France.
Those idyllic mountain valleys in Switzerland.

etc.

Jim


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Canon General / Re: When a Woman is Fed Up...
« on: July 27, 2014, 11:50:18 PM »
As much as this is a golden opportunity for some ghoulish more or less-humour, I'll simply opine that a divorce seems imminent.

Jim

...and after the divorce he lived happily ever after with his shiny new 1Dx and an assortment of Ls.

The end.

To think, instead of engagement ring - wedding ring - suffering it could have been red ring, red ring, red ring...  ;D

Jim

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Canon General / Re: When a Woman is Fed Up...
« on: July 27, 2014, 11:12:11 PM »
As much as this is a golden opportunity for some ghoulish more or less-humour, I'll simply opine that a divorce seems imminent.

Jim

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1D X Sample Images / Re: Any Thing shot with a 1Dx
« on: July 27, 2014, 10:35:05 PM »
Not quite as dangerous or ferocious as Edward's African big game animals.

Unless you're a cricket!

Jim

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Canon General / Re: Carry on restrictions on South African Airways
« on: July 27, 2014, 09:30:58 PM »
This is what happened to me last year on a SAA flight, flying Business Class, Niarobi to JoBurg.

Apparently it is where white lenses go to die as well.   :-\

Jim

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