Jerry-astro

Jerry-astro

Lives in United States Portland, United States
Works as a Marketing Mgr - Retired
Joined on Jan 16, 2003
About me:

Equipment: Canon 7D, EF 100-400L, Fujifilm X-T1, Fuji 18-55 f/2.8-4.0 lens, Zeiss Touit 2.8/12 lens

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On Lookin' vicious in the The World of Cats & Dogs challenge (4 comments in total)

Thanks, Roger. I was awfully lucky to catch that expression. Love the word "leonine"... says it all. BTW, what happened next was lots of wrestling and chasing. :-)

Direct link | Posted on Mar 15, 2013 at 00:58 UTC as 3rd comment
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Anaxagoras: No built-in flash - disappointing
No built-in GPS - disappointing

No viewfinder - APPALLINGLY BAD, Canon

@mg_k: get your facts straight. For starters, I've seen MANY journalist shots attributed to an NEX series camera. They qualify as pros, right? Secondly, while it may not be a DSLR, a VF is a matter of convenience and usage, particularly in bright sunny shooting conditions. It may not be a DSLR, but that doesn't exempt Canon from providing tools to help photographers properly frame shots under all conditions... particularly if this is a camera that will run $1K or more fully accessorized. FAIL.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 23, 2012 at 14:42 UTC
In reply to:

Anaxagoras: No built-in flash - disappointing
No built-in GPS - disappointing

No viewfinder - APPALLINGLY BAD, Canon

Pure crock, Beany. Try using a standard LCD on a bright day with the sun behind you to compose a shot. There's a reason why OVFs and now EVFs are found in the higher end cameras (mirror less and otherwise). In this case, yeah, I'm more than happy to "loose" out, thanks.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 23, 2012 at 13:43 UTC

Waited anxiously for this introduction and frankly am very disappointed. The lenses and the majority of the feature set look good, but the lack of an EVF? Massive FAIL IMHO. We just sold a Sony NEX-5 that we had as a second camera because the LCD was simply impossible to use for reasonable composition on a bright, sunny day. In all other respects, the camera worked quite well. Our hope was to replace it with the EOS-M system. While the system may over time evolve with models that support EVF, frankly, it's not worth the wait. Nice try, Canon, but not good enough.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 23, 2012 at 13:40 UTC as 239th comment | 3 replies
On Canon significantly improves EOS 7D with firmware v2 article (296 comments in total)
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ryansholl: Only here would a company improving a 3 year old product receive so much criticism. You're a petty bunch of folks, dpr participants.

Totally agree... what a bunch of whiners. Yes, we all would have loved even more improvements, but for Canon to break so dramatically with their tradition of not adding features in firmware is a big deal. What they have added will be very useful to many and one has to remember that the 7D pretty well remains the top dog in crop cameras these days.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 28, 2012 at 14:44 UTC
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