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Any actual photographers out there?
« on: July 07, 2012, 11:02:50 PM »
Love this site and the various topics that seem to get people hot under the collar. But am amazed at the rather low level of knowledge out there on the subject of photography and the poor quality of work being showcased in these forums. Is it just me or do others agree?

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« Reply #1 on: July 07, 2012, 11:13:57 PM »
Love this site and the various topics that seem to get people hot under the collar. But am amazed at the rather low level of knowledge out there on the subject of photography and the poor quality of work being showcased in these forums. Is it just me or do others agree?

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« Reply #2 on: July 07, 2012, 11:26:16 PM »
I turn the dialy thing on top of this big, black box to the green square thingy and press the little button on top with my finger.  There's this clicky sound, and I see a picture on the back of the box.  I haven't figured out why pressing the little zoom in/out buttons on the back doesn't zoom the big lens like it does on every other camera I've used, you'd think with a big lens like that it would work right.  Also, can someone tell me how to get that little picture it shows me on the back onto my Facebook page?
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« Reply #3 on: July 07, 2012, 11:37:28 PM »
Love this site and the various topics that seem to get people hot under the collar. But am amazed at the rather low level of knowledge out there on the subject of photography and the poor quality of work being showcased in these forums. Is it just me or do others agree?

You're not the first one to comment on the quality of the photographs posted in the forums.
My advice is just to ignore them and everyone congratulating each other on how good they are.

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« Reply #4 on: July 07, 2012, 11:37:59 PM »
Love this site and the various topics that seem to get people hot under the collar. But am amazed at the rather low level of knowledge out there on the subject of photography and the poor quality of work being showcased in these forums. Is it just me or do others agree?
Show us some of your marvelous knowledge, and post some images.  Your first time post did not quite manage to convince.

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« Reply #5 on: July 07, 2012, 11:42:08 PM »
Love this site and the various topics that seem to get people hot under the collar. But am amazed at the rather low level of knowledge out there on the subject of photography and the poor quality of work being showcased in these forums. Is it just me or do others agree?

I have not been around here long enough to form an opinion of other's work.

I'd love to you read your wisdom that comes with a higher level of understanding of photography and see your work so we can critique it though.

I consider myself in a perpetual state of learning. Teach away!

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« Reply #6 on: July 07, 2012, 11:49:20 PM »
The OP has a point. Hardly anyone seems to check their "facts." I am guilty of that, too, sometimes repeating what I think I "know" and never finding links to back it up / explain to others so they can understand and not just take my word for it. For instance, people still say things like bits are stops of dynamic range. If that was true, then both the D800 and 5D3 would have exactly 14 stops of DR. Perhaps we should all start including high quality links with our opinions, the way that the world wide web was designed to work, which is now become just the internet.

As far as quality of images goes, I for one am never going to turn my best images over to canonrumors.com even if the TOS says they are still mine. I think that it still constitutes publishing them, and would interfere with the legalese of how I am paid. I don't want to violate any fine print because it could come back to bite me.

And at my age and position in life I feel like it's very immature for me to post at all on canonrumors. If I just posted one post, like Aldo, it would probably represent somebody who has more self-control and maturity. So I don't count Aldo's "newness" of having 1 post against him. It could just show that he is 107 times wiser than I am. But I just enjoy acting like a teenager after almost forgetting how.

Now old people tend to lose track of their topic, and I'm sorry if I do that now. But in fact, I can't help it if one thought leads to another. The fact is that Canonrumors is the first forum that I've participated in for almost ten years, because other forums where I tried to contribute--math, photography, computer programming--always seemed to degenerate into people trying to impress one another; and the sites *almost* always seemed to degenerate into profit-making machines rather than doing any work to earn the visits of their audience.

Warning: heresy against Canon Rumors In this paragraph I am going to commit the heresy of criticizing the powers that be. Mods, feel free to delete this paragraph... here goes. For an example of what I was saying above about good websites become profit making machines rather than serving their visitors, has anyone noticed that admin seems to be AWOL about further information the 1D X even though he now has it? And yet he has taken the time to post links to a very lukewarm deal on the 7D and promoting it like it was the greatest deal ever. (I know it is just lukewarm because just this month I added a fifth 7D to my inventory for $1149 including the 28-135mm lens with a U.S. warranty, and it was shipped instantly and in my hands the next day from an authorized dealer. Other well-known price points on 7Ds have included several instances of the body only for $1,100. So for the admin to advertise the "body package deal" for $1,349 was simple commercialism just like Ken Rockwell does.) I for one was extremely disappointed with the 7D body only "package" advertisement, which at that price was not doing a service to any visitors to Canon Rumors, and have also been disappointed by many similar posts to "deals" rather than the time to provide good info to us about products. I know that the admin is providing this entire site to us out of his good will, so I do appreciate that--however, the good will equation is starting to become a profit equation now that the website has become so popular. I hope that the admin can resist the temptation of the "love of money" because that will be the demise of this website and the end of its popularity.

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Re: Any actual photographers out there?
« Reply #7 on: July 07, 2012, 11:51:01 PM »
photographer  (fəˈtɒɡrəfə)
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a person who takes photographs.


Yep, so that sounds like all of us. What of it?
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« Reply #8 on: July 08, 2012, 12:09:21 AM »
Warning: heresy against Canon Rumors In this paragraph I am going to commit the heresy of criticizing the powers that be. Mods, feel free to delete this paragraph... here goes. For an example of what I was saying above about good websites become profit making machines rather than serving their visitors, has anyone noticed that admin seems to be AWOL about further information the 1D X even though he now has it? And yet he has taken the time to post links to a very lukewarm deal on the 7D and promoting it like it was the greatest deal ever. (I know it is just lukewarm because just this month I added a fifth 7D to my inventory for $1149 including the 28-135mm lens with a U.S. warranty, and it was shipped instantly and in my hands the next day from an authorized dealer. Other well-known price points on 7Ds have included several instances of the body only for $1,100. So for the admin to advertise the "body package deal" for $1,349 was simple commercialism just like Ken Rockwell does.) I for one was extremely disappointed with the 7D body only "package" advertisement, which at that price was not doing a service to any visitors to Canon Rumors, and have also been disappointed by many similar posts to "deals" rather than the time to provide good info to us about products. I know that the admin is providing this entire site to us out of his good will, so I do appreciate that--however, the good will equation is starting to become a profit equation now that the website has become so popular. I hope that the admin can resist the temptation of the "love of money" because that will be the demise of this website and the end of its popularity.

Yup! And the "sticky" top aspect is annoying too! Quite often more recent stories are published but because the top story is the one the website owner wants to promote, others just get added below it.

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« Reply #9 on: July 08, 2012, 12:12:43 AM »
has anyone noticed that admin seems to be AWOL about further information the 1D X even though he now has it?

Yeah, you get the best canon camera ever made ... and then sit on a computer writing about it for others out of the good of your heart and advertising revenue, and not once even go outside to take pictures with it.

If I ever get a camera that good, you won't hear from me for a month, if at all ever again...
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« Reply #10 on: July 08, 2012, 12:13:01 AM »
Like any other camera forum(s) this one is pretty diverse too..
Bunch of people here have awesome photos and yet barely posting any so you have to hunt for their site :)
Some has more money than eye and/or knowledge.... What's new..? Try a car forum or any other forum...
Look at what kind of people are driving sport cars :)
This is mainly a gear site so if you are looking for amazing photos this might be the wrong one.. and for the same reason you might find more ..well, let's say less experienced shooters with simple questions looking for advice...

 



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« Reply #11 on: July 08, 2012, 12:16:37 AM »
Love this site and the various topics that seem to get people hot under the collar. But am amazed at the rather low level of knowledge out there on the subject of photography and the poor quality of work being showcased in these forums. Is it just me or do others agree?

I love to learn.  Teach away amigo and lets see some of your pics. :)

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« Reply #12 on: July 08, 2012, 12:19:06 AM »
I hope that the admin can resist the temptation of the "love of money" because that will be the demise of this website and the end of its popularity.
Hah, keep living that myth. Ken Rockwell is probably raking in the ad money while putting little to no effort into his reviews...every link gains him affiliation money, etc. Still popular as ever, and usually one of the first links that pop up when you google search a lens.

If CanonRumors gets the rumors and details right before others, it'll thrive. If not, and someone does it better, people will go there. To date, I haven't seen anyone doing it better

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« Reply #13 on: July 08, 2012, 12:19:25 AM »
has anyone noticed that admin seems to be AWOL about further information the 1D X even though he now has it?

He had it...but does he have it?  Keep in mind, he runs a camera/lens rental business - don't you think that maybe, just maybe, given the limited availability and high demand for the 1D X, the unit(s) he has are rented out? 
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« Reply #14 on: July 08, 2012, 12:21:24 AM »
Love this site and the various topics that seem to get people hot under the collar. But am amazed at the rather low level of knowledge out there on the subject of photography and the poor quality of work being showcased in these forums. Is it just me or do others agree?


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I thought about this for a while, and I came up with only one response:

So what?
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