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Goodbye Cruel Canon
« on: March 31, 2013, 11:22:17 AM »
    Well, congratulations. You’ve convinced me. After reading these forums all of the erudite and eloquent comments have convinced me to totally toss my vast collection of Canon cameras and lenses and seek a better alternative.
With that in mind I have hired the entire graduating class of the closest Art Institute of America location to follow me around and paint everything I used to take photos of on primitive digital camera equipment. It is a simple point and shoot interface. I point at something and one of the kids sits down and starts to draw it. The image quality is superb. No matter how much you magnify the images, you can’t get down to the pixel level, unless you are using the pointillist module. Well, I suppose you can with an atomic force microscope, but it will be a few years before I can afford accessories like that. Depth of field and dynamic range are infinitely flexible.
    Processing time is slower than with my 7d. Some images can take months to develop. But the filters are amazing. The impressionist module does wonderful things with landscapes and abstract module makes portraits fun and surprising. The tagger module allows for incredible enlargements, limited only by the size of available wall space.
    Granted, my system is a little expensive and clearly not for everyone. It came as surprise that artists these days expect to eat every day. Storage is also a challenge. However, I believe that anyone who is serious about producing great images will quickly realize that my setup is the only conceivable way to get the kind of images we all know we want. Anything less is ludicrous.

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Goodbye Cruel Canon
« on: March 31, 2013, 11:22:17 AM »

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Re: Goodbye Cruel Canon
« Reply #1 on: March 31, 2013, 02:50:49 PM »
Well ... Errrr.... Goodbye then!
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Re: Goodbye Cruel Canon
« Reply #2 on: March 31, 2013, 02:54:41 PM »
The noble thing to do is donate your gear to charity

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Re: Goodbye Cruel Canon
« Reply #3 on: March 31, 2013, 03:15:52 PM »
Happy APril 1 (even if it is only 31 March)

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Re: Goodbye Cruel Canon
« Reply #4 on: March 31, 2013, 03:42:34 PM »
Could you please list all your Canon gear with the price you want to sell them for? No sarcasm here.

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Re: Goodbye Cruel Canon
« Reply #5 on: March 31, 2013, 03:49:32 PM »
I'd start by getting a girlfriend.
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Re: Goodbye Cruel Canon
« Reply #6 on: March 31, 2013, 04:26:41 PM »
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And those young graduates are damn glad to have the work!!!

Now if we could get all the "job creators" in the world to do this, we'd solve a lot of the unemployment problems. And Canon and Nikon would respond to such mass competition with vastly improved products.

Sounds like you've hit on a real win win solution!!
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« Reply #6 on: March 31, 2013, 04:26:41 PM »

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Re: Goodbye Cruel Canon
« Reply #7 on: March 31, 2013, 04:27:42 PM »
I'd start by getting a girlfriend.

That's the last thing any photographer needs!!!
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Re: Goodbye Cruel Canon
« Reply #8 on: March 31, 2013, 04:42:58 PM »
I'd start by getting a girlfriend.
That's the last thing any photographer needs!!!
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Re: Goodbye Cruel Canon
« Reply #9 on: March 31, 2013, 06:04:26 PM »
Happy APril 1 (even if it is only 31 March)

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Re: Goodbye Cruel Canon
« Reply #10 on: March 31, 2013, 10:03:14 PM »
What if some of us would like to see some of those images posted on cr? The digital medium would be useful, and save us the trouble of travelling to your gallery. Of course the digital version might not be as sharp as the original analog, unless it is like a seurat. Even then, it would be pixelated dots. Hang on to your camera to take photos of those paintings. I checked satire by the way. ;)

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Re: Goodbye Cruel Canon
« Reply #11 on: March 31, 2013, 10:11:15 PM »
I'd start by getting a girlfriend.
That's the last thing any photographer needs!!!
Always-available model!  :)

Yeah ... Only if she doesn't turns into the only "possible" model  ;D
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Re: Goodbye Cruel Canon
« Reply #12 on: March 31, 2013, 11:56:32 PM »
Pfffff, your system is crippled, as it clearly lacks a high enough number of autofocus points.
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Re: Goodbye Cruel Canon
« Reply #12 on: March 31, 2013, 11:56:32 PM »

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Re: Goodbye Cruel Canon
« Reply #13 on: March 31, 2013, 11:58:25 PM »
good bye

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Re: Goodbye Cruel Canon
« Reply #14 on: April 01, 2013, 01:07:40 AM »
 I for one, am impressed .

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Re: Goodbye Cruel Canon
« Reply #14 on: April 01, 2013, 01:07:40 AM »