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Re: Useless or absurd accessories
« Reply #75 on: December 10, 2013, 08:20:47 PM »
+1  thank you.  let's keep from random unrelated comments..   ;)

Another +1 anyway. It needs to be said loudly and clearly - you don't knock people for having manners and style. But I'll edit the quote to add less scrolling ;)
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Re: Useless or absurd accessories
« Reply #75 on: December 10, 2013, 08:20:47 PM »

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Re: Useless or absurd accessories
« Reply #76 on: December 10, 2013, 09:01:10 PM »
Surapon,

I do not know about other people, however, for me it seems very strange that all the time you refer to others as "Dear Sir, Mr. XXXX". I understand that you come from Asia where politeness is a must, however, this is a bit annoying. I would suggest to simply refer to others by nickname. I hope that you will not treat this my message as insulting. This is just simple friend's advice.

Ok, Dear Efka76----No more, Sir, Mr. Teacher in my Post from now on. Yes, About time that I try to get in Americanize----Sorry, In my Original Country = Thailand, We use " Sir " to the people that older than us---But If we do not know the age of that people--The Save way to talk to them with honor = " Sir "
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Re: Useless or absurd accessories
« Reply #77 on: December 10, 2013, 09:10:08 PM »
I do not know about other people, however, for me it seems very strange that all the time you refer to others as "Dear Sir, Mr. XXXX". I understand that you come from Asia where politeness is a must

I don't recon him to be a fool, he's certainly aware that it's not a necessity in *international* discussions - but international doesn't necessarily mean anglo-american, we just happen to write english here since because most people understand it. Personally I find it great that he's sticking to his style, he certainly has found it at his age and has every right to do so... and a personal style is what every good photographer should wish for.

For me, it's very nice to have such a diverse community and if there is something to be understandingly annoyed about, it's certainly not members being *too* polite. You might want to try polite next time and could try to send him your suggestion as a personal message and not in public?

Dear Marsu42.
Well as our friend Efka76 recommend, Yes, from now on , I will not use " Mr. , Sir, Teacher" in my post any more,  Just talk as from Friend to friend.  Thank you very much for your comments.
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Re: Useless or absurd accessories
« Reply #78 on: December 10, 2013, 09:12:59 PM »
I don't recon him to be a fool, he's certainly aware of that it's not a necessity in international discussions - but personally I find it great that he's pulling through with his personal style, and he has every right esp. at his age as he has pointed out a lot of times

For me, it's very nice to have such a diverse community and if there is something to be understandingly annoyed about, it's certainly not members being *too* polite. You might want to try polite next time and could try to send him your suggestion as a personal message and not in public?

Thanks, Dear rexbot, Well, I just change my style and talk as--From friend to friend, from now on.
Thankssss.
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Re: Useless or absurd accessories
« Reply #79 on: December 10, 2013, 09:14:52 PM »
I do not know about other people, however, for me it seems very strange that all the time you refer to others as "Dear Sir, Mr. XXXX". I understand that you come from Asia where politeness is a must

I don't recon him to be a fool, he's certainly aware that it's not a necessity in *international* discussions - but international doesn't necessarily mean anglo-american, we just happen to write english here since because most people understand it. Personally I find it great that he's sticking to his style, he certainly has found it at his age and has every right to do so... and a personal style is what every good photographer should wish for.

For me, it's very nice to have such a diverse community and if there is something to be understandingly annoyed about, it's certainly not members being *too* polite. You might want to try polite next time and could try to send him your suggestion as a personal message and not in public?
+1
I like the style he speaks/types with.


Thanks, Don----Ha, Ha, Ha---From now on, I will change to post/ talk as From Friend to friend.
Thanks again
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Re: Useless or absurd accessories
« Reply #80 on: December 10, 2013, 09:17:35 PM »
I do not know about other people, however, for me it seems very strange that all the time you refer to others as "Dear Sir, Mr. XXXX". I understand that you come from Asia where politeness is a must

I don't recon him to be a fool, he's certainly aware that it's not a necessity in *international* discussions - but international doesn't necessarily mean anglo-american, we just happen to write english here since because most people understand it. Personally I find it great that he's sticking to his style, he certainly has found it at his age and has every right to do so... and a personal style is what every good photographer should wish for.

For me, it's very nice to have such a diverse community and if there is something to be understandingly annoyed about, it's certainly not members being *too* polite. You might want to try polite next time and could try to send him your suggestion as a personal message and not in public?
+1
I like the style he speaks/types with.

+1  thank you.  let's keep from random unrelated comments..   ;)

back to the topic... there are those "useless" or "absurd" things associated with camera gear on photojojo.com.  XD  have to admit, some of the stuff are on my wishlist!!  ;)

Thanks,  cellomaster27---Thanks for your comments.
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Re: Useless or absurd accessories
« Reply #81 on: December 10, 2013, 09:21:09 PM »
Surapon,

Do whatever you feel comfortable with. When I lived in Thailand I really struggled with the language, I just don't get tonal based languages, and I am very sure I was most inappropriate on many occasions, however even when I was nobody ever corrected me in public. It is a shame we failed to extend the same courtesy.

But you are amongst friends and you are most welcome to treat us as such.
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Re: Useless or absurd accessories
« Reply #81 on: December 10, 2013, 09:21:09 PM »

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Re: Useless or absurd accessories
« Reply #82 on: December 10, 2013, 09:22:00 PM »
+1  thank you.  let's keep from random unrelated comments..   ;)

Another +1 anyway. It needs to be said loudly and clearly - you don't knock people for having manners and style. But I'll edit the quote to add less scrolling ;)

Well, Dear Rat-------In my Architectural/ Engineer business---The Real Friend must tell the truth, nothing but the truth , to his friend, That I very Honor  to Efca76, who he speak from his heart.
Thanks for your comments.
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Re: Useless or absurd accessories
« Reply #83 on: December 10, 2013, 09:29:00 PM »
Surapon,

Do whatever you feel comfortable with. When I lived in Thailand I really struggled with the language, I just don't get tonal based languages, and I am very sure I was most inappropriate on many occasions, however even when I was nobody ever corrected me in public. It is a shame we failed to extend the same courtesy.

But you are amongst friends and you are most welcome to treat us as such.

No, No, No, Dear privatebydesign------I feel very honor to Efca76---He speak from his heart, From Friend to friend. Yes, From Now, I change  the way that I talk and post, as from friend to friend.
Thanks again for your concern. Wow , You use to live in Thailand, What part of Thailand ?---I came from North eastern Part of Thailand, The Area that we call our self = Khon E-Sarn./ People of E-Sarn
Nice to talk to you.
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Re: Useless or absurd accessories
« Reply #84 on: December 10, 2013, 09:55:20 PM »
It's not just an Asian thing.  Recently I've been working with some 60 to 80 year old US Cotton Industry specialists (Cotton graders and cotton mill set up advisers) who have been working in Qld, Australia.  Those guys are THE most polite and thoughtful people I've ever met. 

I've got a whole cupboard full of useless things.  Will list some tonight.
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Re: Useless or absurd accessories
« Reply #85 on: December 10, 2013, 11:05:42 PM »
For me, it's very nice to have such a diverse community and if there is something to be understandingly annoyed about, it's certainly not members being *too* polite. You might want to try polite next time and could try to send him your suggestion as a personal message and not in public?
+1
I like the style he speaks/types with.
+ 1 ... Surapon is a very polite gentleman ... I only feel embarrassed when he calls me Sir, because he is almost 20 years older than me (and I feel I don't deserve to be called a "sir"). That being said, it should be we, who should be calling him sir as a sign of respect for a senior person ... I know it is not fashionable in some parts of the world to show respect to seniors ... but there is nothing to be annoyed about his style of writing/typing ... he probably experienced more in life, than all of us while we were still running around in diapers.
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Re: Useless or absurd accessories
« Reply #86 on: December 10, 2013, 11:23:17 PM »
Surapon,

Do whatever you feel comfortable with. When I lived in Thailand I really struggled with the language, I just don't get tonal based languages, and I am very sure I was most inappropriate on many occasions, however even when I was nobody ever corrected me in public. It is a shame we failed to extend the same courtesy.

But you are amongst friends and you are most welcome to treat us as such.
+1 ... on several occasions in the far east when I did something that was not culturally correct, I was only corrected in private while no one was around or looking, and that too very politely. But I still remember a woman from a "developed" country, (while I was buying some Christmas deco) told me that I would never be invited at her house with that deco ... I didn't even know the lady and there were 5 people between her and me at the billing counter (where I was paying for the deco), yet she felt the need to "express her feelings" at the top of her voice about some items a random guy was buying  ... I wanted to tell her that "in my house, we welcome everyone for Christmas" but I just smiled and left.
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Re: Useless or absurd accessories
« Reply #87 on: December 11, 2013, 01:40:25 AM »
Surapon,

I greatly appreciate your personality on the forum.  You are one of say 4 people I can think of by name that really make me visit canonrumors forum on a regular basis.

Please feel free to address me however you feel comfortable.  I would much rather see the members of the canonrumors forum be comfortable expressing themselves vs adopting a different personality for the forum. 

From my perspective, I associate you with true, sage advice, and a formal delivery.  I appreciate your uniqueness.

Marsu, neuro, and Rienz all have their associated uniqueness as well, and I believe it adds strength to the forum.

I struggle in my day job to address people formally as Mr./Ms./Miss etc. it has just been so missing in Canada that I have lost using formality as a habit.  Every time I saw you refer to someone as say Mr. Marsu, it helped reinforce it for me as well.

That being said, if you are comfortable addressing us as friends, feel free to address me as Brian.  I would be honoured to be considered even an acquaintance of yours.

tl;dr Everyone be who you are!  Exemplify your uniqueness, that is what makes us artists!

As Dr. Seuss once said, "Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don't matter and those who matter don't mind."



Back to the items at hand, I would probably add these to the list of useless accessories.

Popup flash diffuser. Save the money and buy a used 430EX II.
The White Balance Filter or Expodisc - This is why we shoot RAW.  So we don't have to use goofy things like this.  If you are really concerned with colour balance just buy an X-rite ColorChecker card and use that.
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Re: Useless or absurd accessories
« Reply #87 on: December 11, 2013, 01:40:25 AM »

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Re: Useless or absurd accessories
« Reply #88 on: December 11, 2013, 02:04:17 AM »
The most useless accessories I have: memory wallets (I have two), filters wrenchs and 40mm f2.8 lens hood.
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Re: Useless or absurd accessories
« Reply #89 on: December 11, 2013, 07:59:04 AM »
The most useless accessories I have: memory wallets (I have two), filters wrenchs and 40mm f2.8 lens hood.
Forgot about the filter wrenches - they are worthless!  Pipe wrenches, jar openers, rubber bands, and 100 other things all work better! 
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Re: Useless or absurd accessories
« Reply #89 on: December 11, 2013, 07:59:04 AM »