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Wow. I've been looking to get a 24" large format printer for a while. I keep looking at older models of Canon and Epson wide formats....but at less than $1300, the iPF670 is a steal. O_o

Are these geared for photo printing?

From the description in the announcement, it sounds like it's geared more toward office environments (i.e. not the best photo performance). The shorter model number (compared to, say, the IPF6400) and the lower price seem to indicate that it's not in the same class as Canon's wide format photo printers.

Anyone else wondering the same thing?

You are correct on second read. They really shouldn't have "imagePRO" in the model name. It should be "techPRO" or "officePRO"....

That would make more sense.

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Wow. I've been looking to get a 24" large format printer for a while. I keep looking at older models of Canon and Epson wide formats....but at less than $1300, the iPF670 is a steal. O_o

Are these geared for photo printing?

From the description in the announcement, it sounds like it's geared more toward office environments (i.e. not the best photo performance). The shorter model number (compared to, say, the IPF6400) and the lower price seem to indicate that it's not in the same class as Canon's wide format photo printers.

Anyone else wondering the same thing?

I'm not wondering. They are not photo printers.

I thought so... I'll keep saving for the real deal. :P

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I admit, I didn't read the whole announcement, but I did read the part about the ink, and being only five color, that seems to support the other clues that this is not a photo printer that could stand up to the print quality of the IPF6400 or IPF8400 machines...

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Wow. I've been looking to get a 24" large format printer for a while. I keep looking at older models of Canon and Epson wide formats....but at less than $1300, the iPF670 is a steal. O_o

Are these geared for photo printing?

From the description in the announcement, it sounds like it's geared more toward office environments (i.e. not the best photo performance). The shorter model number (compared to, say, the IPF6400) and the lower price seem to indicate that it's not in the same class as Canon's wide format photo printers.

Anyone else wondering the same thing?

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Landscape / Re: Within Forests
« on: January 20, 2015, 09:48:00 PM »
went down a moderate bavarian moutain...


I know it's an old post, but I just came across it, and I have to say I love this image. It perfectly captures the feeling I've had when in similar forests where the light peaks through and causes a green carpet of moss to almost glow. Beautiful.

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Lenses / Re: New Rebel & EF 11-24 f/4L USM Coming Shortly
« on: January 17, 2015, 02:54:44 PM »

Tetten...I've appreciated some of your earlier comments. I usually stay out of forum bickering, but if anything is devolving at this point, it's from insulting another photographer's work by implying that your standard of excellence is so much higher as to render their work inadequate and therefore demonstrate the need to do it your way.

It's starting to sound a little silly telling other pros that what they're doing with success can't possibly be successful enough. I'm sure there are photographers out there who think their work achieves excellence above yours, and yet others thinking that way over them. If it works for someone, why knock it? If they (or their clients) are pleased with the huge prints on their walls, who cares how anyone else defines success?

Kieth's engineering wisdom from the X-Rite interview he linked seems to apply here: don't let perfection become the enemy of excellence. It sounds like you're trying to convince someone that what they deem excellent (and so do their paying clients) is not perfect and is therefore not worthwhile. Personally, pursuing that level of perfection would suck the life out of photography for me...

Anyway, maybe just agree to disagree, eh? We each have different motivations in our photography, be it personal fulfillment, paying the bills, or even ultimate "perfection" as we see it.

I'll kindly butt-out now. :P No hard feelings...
Thank you Famateur well said!!!

You're welcome, and thanks...

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Lenses / Re: New Rebel & EF 11-24 f/4L USM Coming Shortly
« on: January 17, 2015, 02:53:38 PM »
Thank you @Famateur, that was a breath of fresh air on here.

No prob...

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Lenses / Re: New Rebel & EF 11-24 f/4L USM Coming Shortly
« on: January 17, 2015, 02:50:38 PM »

Cool. This will give me another reason to get an end mill bit or two for my drill press. Aluminum stock, in its various extruded configurations is fun to work with. My current project is an automatic shell dispenser for my reloading press.  8) Each pull of the press lever dispenses, then inserts a new shell into the press. It's not finished yet, but getting close!

Wow...I've really drifted off topic here. Uh...back to the rumored lens and Rebel. :P
You know a Dillon  XL650 already does that with shells!!  :)   Ooppps back to the debate!!

True, and Hornady has one for my press, but it's pricey, and I spent my money on L lenses. :P

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Lenses / Re: My New "L"
« on: January 17, 2015, 02:44:28 PM »
Be aware, the GAS for L lenses has no end - bigger and faster is the ONLY way out ;D

Bigger and faster until we end up with 10-2000/1.4L HIS USM DO TC WTF OMG lenses :D

LOL...too true, and thanks for the laugh!

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Lenses / Re: New Rebel & EF 11-24 f/4L USM Coming Shortly
« on: January 17, 2015, 01:53:47 AM »
By the way, Lee Jay, thanks for the link to the DIY pano head. I'm a tinkering fool that always likes to see if I can do it myself cheaper, better or at all. :P

If you have heavy equipment, or want a stiffer system (these bars are really stiff - almost as stiff as 1" square solid bars), it's pretty easy.  They make them in 1.5"x1.5", and they make 2x1 and 3x1 versions.  So, I made mine 1"x1", but you could make yours as big as 4.5"x1.5" or even bigger if you want, like 3"x3".

Cool. This will give me another reason to get an end mill bit or two for my drill press. Aluminum stock, in its various extruded configurations is fun to work with. My current project is an automatic shell dispenser for my reloading press.  8) Each pull of the press lever dispenses, then inserts a new shell into the press. It's not finished yet, but getting close!

Wow...I've really drifted off topic here. Uh...back to the rumored lens and Rebel. :P

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Lenses / Re: My New "L"
« on: January 16, 2015, 10:24:56 PM »
Quote
Easily fixed with a red rubber band.

Actually, this is just BRILLIANT! I'll try it!!!

LOL...call me Dr. House. :P

Truth be told, I think I got the idea from somewhere on this forum a year or two ago. Neuro's got a whole bunch of posts -- I'll give him the credit unless someone else pipes up. Thanks Neuro! :P

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Lenses / Re: My New "L"
« on: January 16, 2015, 10:20:41 PM »
Started with 70-200 f/4 L IS, then got 400 f/5.6L no-IS, then got 180 f/3.5L no-IS 1:1 macro. I get more use out of the two primes. I shoot close-ups with that macro hand held, usually at high speed, often with a 1.4x TC II attached. It provides some comfort zone for the critter (eg cottonmouth or timber rattler) and for me! The blur of the 180 macro is worth the extra money and heaviness.

I shouldn't have read this. I'm still enjoying the honeymoon period of my 70-200 F4L IS. You mean there could be lenses I'm going to want and use even more??? ;) :P

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Lenses / Re: My New "L"
« on: January 16, 2015, 10:17:38 PM »
Quote
Easily fixed with a red rubber band.

Actually, this is just BRILLIANT! I'll try it!!!

LOL...call me Dr. House. :P

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Lenses / Re: New Rebel & EF 11-24 f/4L USM Coming Shortly
« on: January 16, 2015, 10:06:07 PM »
By the way, Lee Jay, thanks for the link to the DIY pano head. I'm a tinkering fool that always likes to see if I can do it myself cheaper, better or at all. :P

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Lenses / Re: New Rebel & EF 11-24 f/4L USM Coming Shortly
« on: January 16, 2015, 10:05:06 PM »
And as for "success", whether you take that as an insult or not is up to you, my definition of success is a sharp print corner to corner at 30"x40" or larger with good lighting and composition. Good luck trying to print a handheld panorama at sizes as large as that and not have them come out looking like crap.

Yeah, that's really, really easy to do.  I have four 42x28s near me at this moment, and a 36x12 (360°x120°) on the wall right in front of me, all taken handheld, with the last one taken while standing in a tiny two-person service lift 440 feet off the ground suspended by nothing but cables.

Yeah its easy to do, that's why tripods were invented, that's why camera manufacturers invented IS, and why all other forms of camera stabilization were invented. Because its easy to hold a camera for a picture.......much less a panorama.

It's much easier on a panorama than on a single shot.  Much.

Yes, all the pro architectural and landscape photographers handhold all their shots, especially panoramas, because its easy. Much.

Your statements continue to devolve into ridiculousness......or you are trolling, which ever the case, this will definitely be the last I address you.

Tetten...I've appreciated some of your earlier comments. I usually stay out of forum bickering, but if anything is devolving at this point, it's from insulting another photographer's work by implying that your standard of excellence is so much higher as to render their work inadequate and therefore demonstrate the need to do it your way.

It's starting to sound a little silly telling other pros that what they're doing with success can't possibly be successful enough. I'm sure there are photographers out there who think their work achieves excellence above yours, and yet others thinking that way over them. If it works for someone, why knock it? If they (or their clients) are pleased with the huge prints on their walls, who cares how anyone else defines success?

Kieth's engineering wisdom from the X-Rite interview he linked seems to apply here: don't let perfection become the enemy of excellence. It sounds like you're trying to convince someone that what they deem excellent (and so do their paying clients) is not perfect and is therefore not worthwhile. Personally, pursuing that level of perfection would suck the life out of photography for me...

Anyway, maybe just agree to disagree, eh? We each have different motivations in our photography, be it personal fulfillment, paying the bills, or even ultimate "perfection" as we see it.

I'll kindly butt-out now. :P No hard feelings...

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