« on: March 03, 2015, 10:04:20 PM »
Dumb rich people make the best customers. I hope to find a business that corners this market someday
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Haha, oh man, it probably has, but it’s no less controversial!
Just to get my bias out of the way: I lived in Portland for 5 years.
There is a lot of Seattle vs Portland nonsense in the NW. As far as which one to make your base of operations? That really depends on what you want to shoot most and what your travel style is.
Personally, I’d probably try to wing it and just get places to stay as I shot. I’m not much of a planner though, and I’m very much a seat-of-your-pants style traveler.
It’s definitely much easier to find cheap places to stay in Portland, that is for sure.
People from Portland will exaggerate how much better the weather is there, but really, it’s pretty much a wash. In the summer (July-Sep is what is often considered the summer in the NW) they both have incredible weather. 70’s and sunny just about every day. As you move further away from this window, you chance of overcast skies and drizzle increases. Seattle is slightly colder and slightly more drizzly, but not enough to really notice. If it’s overcast in one city, it’s very likely overcast in the other!
Depending on where in it you go, the Columbia River Gorge is 20min-1hr from Portland. Mt Hood is about 1hr 20 min from Portland. My old climbing club has a lodge on Mt Hood that is VERY cheap (about $22/night), you can stay right on the mountain for next to nothing. You’ll be sleeping in a bunk with other people though, it’s very much like a hostel. Hood River is a very fun/party town in the Gorge that’s about 30-40 min from Mt Hood as well. If you like breweries, there are a lot of great ones there. (most well-known would be Full Sail, best ones to check out in town would be Double Mountain and Pfriem)
There is some incredible stuff in Washington though: Mt Rainier, North Cascades National Park, Palouse Falls, the Palouse wheat fields, Olympic National Park (only temperate rainforest in lower 48), Washington Coast (much better than Oregon coast, don’t tell anyone I told you that!). I also think Seattle is probably one of the most gorgeous cities I’ve ever been to in the states.
In my opinion, Washington’s scenery is even more incredible than Oregon’s, but you have to work much harder to see it. Long drives and in some cases, long hikes.
If you had a limited amount of time, Portland would be a better call. If you had over a week, I might start considering Washington.
If you plan on constantly running-and-gunning, you could probably see a ton of both in a week.
Clear as mud?
Its interesting to see which brands of cameras and lenses were used. Although Most were Canon as I would expect, 1 Iphone was in there.
No Sony lenses or Cameras, the owners were too busy measuring DR
"Hitler rants about D3x"? In Germany: "This video is not available. Sorry about that."
I'm glad to see wedding talk. I recall almost universal agreement as to why 36MP was worse of weddings in every respect because it was huge, not necessary, and didn't go to ISO 500K. I predicted the tunes would change as soon as canon went higher. I'm not saying you changed your view and I'm not applying this to you, but I'm amazed as to how suddenly 50MP is just right for weddings because they are canon MP :p. Many Photographers are so brand dishonest with their statements that it is sad to see how they flip 180 just on a logo. I was all along on board that 36 was never too much, and I'm still on board that 50 isn't too much either.
However IF it is indeed the case that the 5Ds offers no DR improvements, and that its video image quality is a step back from the 5DIII, I think clearly this camera wasn't ready but was rushed out to try to beat whatever it was Sony is working on. It feels that management came and saw the D800 announcement 2 years ago, and tasked the team to ship more MP ASAP, everything else be damned. So they did (it seems).
I'm not a business person, so I'm going to give an emotional reaction rather than a monetary one(cue Neuro's condescending comments.)
I think this is lame. I like photography, not video surveillance. In fact, I hate the direction the world is headed, more and more surveillance, spying, drones, the patriot act, lack of privacy, etc.
A company like Axis is the exact kind of company that I would never invest my money in, no matter how much money was to be made. I don't buy stock in oil companies, private security firms, drone manufacturers, or things like this.
I'm sure many disagree with me, but for me this a huge reason to think that Canon is not about photography, or any sort of positive creativity, but rather just about making money in any way possible. I know this is fairly obvious in retrospect, but for me, if given the choice, I'd prefer to support a different camera manufacturer, who wasn't investing billions of dollars diminishing my privacy.
While I may buy Canon products in the future, this is not the sort of thing that will encourage me stay loyal to their brand.
- Built-on RT transmitter
- Bring back different Focusing Screens. EG-s especially.
- Glowing buttons like the D4.
Can this not be done via Wi-Fi with a mobile hotspot capable cellphone?
Really? This tactic is used by BMW. The last 2 models (e90, f30) of the 335 when they went to Turbo understated the Max HP by 30+. Listed at 300 but Dyno at 330+ on average. Why? Because the existing M3 which was 10-15k more expensive had a listed and Dynoed HP of 333. They did exactly the same with the current model.
However if you listen to this at 1:40 http://www.fotosidan.se/cldoc/video-interview-canon-eos-5ds-and.htm that point is actually expanded on by Mike Burnhill from Canon CPS in the UK with " equivalent to the 5D MkIII in traditional measuring terms, but there's a much lower noise floor, so therefore more ability to pull out detail in the shadows and highlights"