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Canon General / Re:
« on: October 05, 2014, 06:35:54 PM »
If it was a full spread in New York Times, I would expect it to be a product for the masses. (Just my hunch). Definitely not a high MP pro body, because that is a limited market and the people who would buy it will be all over the news without need of an expensive ad like this.

My fear is it is some kind of camera phone gimmick or perhaps mirrorless or perhaps large sensor compact. Or as someone else has said it may not even be camera related at all.

Animal Kingdom / Re: Zoo Pics 3
« on: October 04, 2014, 09:40:49 AM »
Florida panther at Flamingo Gardens, August, 2014.
Great one. Is that behind glass or open?

The Florida panther is through glass.

I realize this is all speculation and may come to nothing. But if there is a high MP that costs $8000, it is hard to imagine why someone would not just fork over $9000 and get a medium format Pentax. Or spend $3000 for a Nikon D810 (which at $5000 less would surely cover the cost of replacing lenses). Still, this is an unsubstantiated rumor and may come to nothing.

Animal Kingdom / Re: Zoo Pics 3
« on: October 04, 2014, 12:05:31 AM »
Our new baby elephant at Reid Park Zoo (Tucson). First elephant birth in Arizona.

I am sure many of us are familiar with the joke camera news site New Camera News. You will love their take on this announcement.

Street & City / Re: London, day and dusk
« on: September 30, 2014, 11:59:48 PM »
The third one is very nice.  :)

Post Processing / Re: Digital "Enlarger"
« on: September 30, 2014, 11:53:01 PM »
Never heard of that Devere enlarger, that is interesting. Still I think you would be hard pressed to find many people that agree with you the old way is better. And those that do I imagine would also think film is an integral part of the process.

As you may already know, a lot of digital prints done at commercial labs and even drug stores are in fact true, developed photographic prints. (I work at a photo lab that serves both consumers and professionals). However the prints are not projected through an enlarging head as you are describing. The machine uses either colored lasers or colored LEDs to draw a picture of your picture on the photographic paper, which then gets developed in chemicals. Of course this is all done by the machine, so you are not moving prints from tray to tray.

I think it is safe to assume the VAST majority of us on a photo geek site like this are men and this product is obviously for women. As such, I don't think it's a bad idea. Of course it does not appeal to any of us, but I am not sure why people here would think it is so awful or somehow shows Canon is desperate. IMO they are reaching a new market which to me makes good business sense.

Plus I like white cameras. When the M went on sale for 299, I bought a white one for my point and shoot.

Animal Kingdom / Re: Animals at Night
« on: September 27, 2014, 11:34:17 PM »
Mule deer in Grand Canyon National Park.
Canon 5D3, 70-200 2.8L.
Aperture Priority, exposure compensation plus two thirds, f4 at 1/125, ISO 3200.

Lenses / Re: Sigma 150-600 Sport PRICE!
« on: September 21, 2014, 05:51:55 PM »
The biggest risk is that most people who want a lens like this will have already bought the Tamron. The Sigma sports will have to be REALLY stellar to convince people who already have the Tamron to trade up. Also, those who do not have the Tamron are likely Canon L users who think the quality is not good enough, so again Sigma sports will have to be REALLY stellar to convince them to buy third party.

Lenses / Re: Do you keep all your boxes?
« on: September 21, 2014, 05:45:47 PM »
Same as most other replies. I keep them in case I need to sell the item down the line.

Animal Kingdom / Re: Zoo Pics 3
« on: September 19, 2014, 12:07:43 AM »
Florida panther at Flamingo Gardens, August, 2014.

Landscape / Re: Post your light painting landscapes
« on: September 01, 2014, 10:28:43 PM »
Nice. Keep them coming!

Animal Kingdom / Re: Zoo Pics 3
« on: September 01, 2014, 06:55:29 PM »
Juvenile puma, Arizona Sonora Desert Museum, September 1, 2014.

Landscape / Post your light painting landscapes
« on: September 01, 2014, 06:22:06 PM »
Well I will see if this thread goes anywhere. Any type of landscape image (and we can define that very loosely) where you use a flashlight or other light source to paint in a portion of the scene with light.

This was during a Saturday night opening at the Arizona Sonora Desert Museum, which is actually a native wildlife zoo and botanical garden. But I found this old ore train and used a flashlight (torch if you use British English) to light it up.

10 seconds, f13, iso 400, 5Dmark3 with 24-105L.

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