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Re: CES 2014. Nikon D4s is a fact. What can be expected from Canon?
« Reply #75 on: January 08, 2014, 05:59:40 PM »
Maybe some do make a bit too much of a big deal about things, but maybe that's because it's the only way to get past all the rabid fanboys and maybe some got sick of seeing people driven away for even the most delicately put and fair points early on an don't bother to put things delicately any more (and because making a huge deal is about the only way for enough notice to ever be taken for anything to change).

anwyay back on topic, who knows, since the D4s hints tells us nothing, a bit of an AF tweak? I don't see why that would make one expect anything in particular in response from Canon.
Agreed, fanboys, Canon or otherwise, suck.  I love my Canon products along with many other brands, but no camera, lens, or other product is perfect and what works best for you may not work best for someone else.  If so much of your ego is wrapped up in a brand, you should really question your priorities and self-esteem, and seek some help for your insecurities.  That kind of groupthink is gold to marketers, but sad for humanity.

Agreed. But honestly, I think the criticism is a bit off the mark.

Yes, there are a handful of outspoken persons on this forum who defend everything Canon does and denigrate anyone who says otherwise. But, honestly, I find most of the people here, while loyal to their brand of choice, not all that fanatical about it.

I think some of this also comes from people reacting to the very tiny handful of people who insist on assigning personal motives to everything Canon does, as though the company is purposely trying to deny them a product they want. Often this translates into silly statements about how Canon better do this or do that or the company is going to go broke. Which always prompts more rational people to point out that the company is doing just fine in terms of profits and market share.

Similarly we have the conspiracy theorists who are dead certain that Canon and/or Nikon have some perfect technology boxed away in a super secret location and are refusing to unveil it. `They are probably right, it is hidden away in that same storehouse where the fake moon landing set is kept, right next to the secret CIA papers that show John Kennedy was shot by multiple assassins and just down the hall from the black helicopters.

I also find is discouraging that some people have been driven off this forum by being baited and ridiculed into extreme reactions that get them banned, while the ones who pushed them over the edge walk away and pretend innocence. Personally, I found some of the "crazies" on the forum kind of interesting if tiresome.

But, all in all, there are enough rational and knowledgeable persons on this forum to make it worthwhile (and addictive) to stick around.

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Re: CES 2014. Nikon D4s is a fact. What can be expected from Canon?
« Reply #75 on: January 08, 2014, 05:59:40 PM »

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Re: CES 2014. Nikon D4s is a fact. What can be expected from Canon?
« Reply #76 on: January 08, 2014, 06:33:22 PM »


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Re: CES 2014. Nikon D4s is a fact. What can be expected from Canon?
« Reply #77 on: January 08, 2014, 06:46:08 PM »
geez, the "HD" buzzword is so dated, why even go there?  re-reading the announcement reminds me of all those products featured in the 00's that were "HD". 

Remember those "HD" night driving sunglasses?  ::)

hah I do!

and yeah these days the buzz is all UHD now

(can't wait for the UHD sunglasses  :D)

buy 2 "HD" D4s' fitted with yet to be revealed "U" ND filters, one for each eye!
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Re: CES 2014. Nikon D4s is a fact. What can be expected from Canon?
« Reply #78 on: January 08, 2014, 07:06:15 PM »
Both Canon and Nikon have their individual strengths and weaknesses. It might be that some people's efforts to portray Canon as inferior triggers the indignation and loyalty in some others to defend Canon, sometimes rationally, sometimes over zealously. I am sure hidden within Canon's successful bottom line is countless bad decisions, as will be whenever one has to second guess what the consumer will want.
It's unfortunate that sometimes these debates turn personal. I used to take offense earlier but now I've realized that anonymous online forums are great vehicles for people to vent the frustration of their day, so one shouldn't take these too seriously. At the end of the day, neither are we responsible for Canon's good or bad decisions, nor do we get anything by attacking or defending them.
Having said that, a super vague development announcement seems like a desperate move. Not that I am saying there's any reason for it- undoubtedly D4 and D800/E are exceptional cameras and I'd have loved to have one if I had the money (the D800 that is, I'm too weak for pro dSLRs :) )
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Re: CES 2014. Nikon D4s is a fact. What can be expected from Canon?
« Reply #79 on: January 09, 2014, 03:35:53 AM »
It's funny when Nikon and Canon trolls go to war over announced cameras. I just sit back with some pop corn and watch the fire works...or I get out and do some shooting :D
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Re: CES 2014. Nikon D4s is a fact. What can be expected from Canon?
« Reply #80 on: January 15, 2014, 10:38:56 AM »
Can't talk about swaps to Canon without mentioning Andy Rouse

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Re: CES 2014. Nikon D4s is a fact. What can be expected from Canon?
« Reply #81 on: January 15, 2014, 10:40:25 AM »
It's funny when Nikon and Canon trolls go to war over announced cameras. I just sit back with some pop corn and watch the fire works...or I get out and do some shooting :D
My first camera was a Canon AV-1 (manual focus, and Av only). I chose Canon becuase that's what my Dad used and I could borrow his lenses. I've stuck with the brand for my whole life and I've never looked back. For me operate a lecia, Sony or Nikon is like handling aline technology....I mean after all, their dials go the wrong way :D
+1 ;)
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Re: CES 2014. Nikon D4s is a fact. What can be expected from Canon?
« Reply #81 on: January 15, 2014, 10:40:25 AM »