Joseph Black

Joseph Black

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On Canon EOS 7D Mark II: A professional's opinion article (449 comments in total)
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Daniel L: she is cute.

A word being found offensive versus an action, an attitude? I implied an obscenity, just as "freaking" or "dang it" or any other non-obscenity but similar in structure implies an obscenity. Your have strange priorities. "As long as you don't curse, talk about women like sex objects all you want." Got it, karl. I'm not terrorizing....funny that you don't see the original comment as unwelcoming, demeaning, and hostile. That's how I and others see it. I've seen the likes of you, too. As a man you find male aggression obvious, and yet you don't realize that as a female that comment above has the same affect but with a disturbing and creepy tone. I mentioned to more than one woman the article and mentioned in passing a few comments, including the one above and they were immediately furious. I expressed to them my reaction and they thanked me for understanding. You're defending the wrong side whether you think I was obscene or not. Done. 10-4. Over and out.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 24, 2014 at 17:19 UTC
On Canon announces EOS C100 Mark II article (222 comments in total)
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Sdaniella: lol.
too many folks confuse needs differ between Cinematography and regular videography
e.g. the look of AF, wobbly like Pany GH4/GH3, no AF in 4k (GH4), or fast AF in sports (dSLRs, EOS 7DMkII), or smooth-n-slow pull focus as in Cine (EOS 70D) or fast smooth 'no wobble' AF in Cine/videography (EOS 70D), etc

e.g.
Autofocus Comparison - Canon EOS 70D vs Panasonic GH4
EunJae Im
http://vimeo.com/96882002
"Yes, I think both are working well. I just try AF Mode (49-Area & Custom Multi) on GH4 and it was bit more faster then 1-Area (center). BTW, AF is almost useless at 4K mode." - EunJae Im

Pany's AF in both GH4/GH3 is 'wobbly', unfit for serious Cine, but fine for regular videographers/handicamers where Cine-centric smooth speed-customizable focus pull matters, as would be the case for EOS Cine C-series users, or even 70D Cine users with smooth 'no wobble' Touch AF or AF racking

The camera outputs raw should one require it.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 24, 2014 at 14:31 UTC
On Canon announces EOS C100 Mark II article (222 comments in total)
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BarnET: "Another important benefit of the Canon DIGIC DV4 processor is Full HD recording in both the high-quality professional format AVCHD"

Since when is AVCHD a professional format?
It's a consumer codec........
Good for a compact/Dslr. Complete garbage on a $5500,- Cinema Camera.

It's almost as though you enjoy your ignorance.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 24, 2014 at 14:27 UTC
On Canon announces EOS C100 Mark II article (222 comments in total)
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BarnET: "Another important benefit of the Canon DIGIC DV4 processor is Full HD recording in both the high-quality professional format AVCHD"

Since when is AVCHD a professional format?
It's a consumer codec........
Good for a compact/Dslr. Complete garbage on a $5500,- Cinema Camera.

"...they have their own recording media with huge capacities that is used in their own SSD module."

"...you can record extrenal raw video on the C100 and II."

Reading comprehension: look in to it.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 23, 2014 at 22:34 UTC
On Canon announces EOS C100 Mark II article (222 comments in total)
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BarnET: "Another important benefit of the Canon DIGIC DV4 processor is Full HD recording in both the high-quality professional format AVCHD"

Since when is AVCHD a professional format?
It's a consumer codec........
Good for a compact/Dslr. Complete garbage on a $5500,- Cinema Camera.

Oh, because RED stores their uncompressed files on SD cards in the camera module itself? No, they have their own recording media with huge capacities that is used in their own SSD module. Likewise, you can record extrenal raw video on the C100 and II.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 23, 2014 at 20:52 UTC
On Canon announces EOS C100 Mark II article (222 comments in total)
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BarnET: "Another important benefit of the Canon DIGIC DV4 processor is Full HD recording in both the high-quality professional format AVCHD"

Since when is AVCHD a professional format?
It's a consumer codec........
Good for a compact/Dslr. Complete garbage on a $5500,- Cinema Camera.

Well that was dumb. Even RED cameras use H.264 (one of many options) which is basically what AVCHD is (conforms to that standard with a few additional tweaks). Cliff Clavin gets another strike!

Direct link | Posted on Oct 23, 2014 at 20:03 UTC
On Canon announces EOS C100 Mark II article (222 comments in total)

Oh come on Canon, black? Talk about no innovation! Black is so 30 years ago! This company hasn't used a single color that was't available on the day I was born! Come on Canon and try to innovate for once. I mean, I have no understanding whatsoever of how a professional video camera is used, but I think the color of this camera alone screams volumes of how little imagination you have. Why do you keep making cameras that objectively can't possibly sell? Why would anyone buy a BLACK camera? I hear other companies make RED cameras! You copied them with a little token red accent here and there, but they made their whole camera red. Now that is what I call innovation.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 23, 2014 at 19:44 UTC as 20th comment
On Canon EOS 7D Mark II: A professional's opinion article (449 comments in total)
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Karl Summers: This review is bunk, and she is not a pro photographer. That is all I have to say.

She doesn't get paid to take pictures as a staff photographer for The Seattle Times? How do you know that? They show her on their website as being on staff. Being "on staff" means they are paid for their work rather than they volunteer to take pictures out of the kindness of their hearts. Have you looked at her galleries? Comparing your gallery with hers proves that at the very least she's far more of a professional photographer than you are.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 23, 2014 at 17:48 UTC
On Canon EOS 7D Mark II: A professional's opinion article (449 comments in total)
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Daniel L: she is cute.

"While I find the looks of the article's author hardly relevant and comment on it a bit redundant and misplaced, when I search my conscience I see no justification and warrant for the kind of rude and insulting reaction you unleashed." I find my reaction proportional to the comment made. We'll have to agree to disagree. Or at least I will because I find your reaction to be an under-reaction that is the equivalent of saying "boys will be boys" and then proceeding on to find my reaction more offensive than a sexist, off-topic, irrelevant, and objectifying comment. I don't care about your opinion. I may have reacted strongly but at least I reacted in an attempt to keep that kind of behavior from spreading and intensifying. I don't have anything further to add.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 23, 2014 at 16:16 UTC
On Canon EOS 7D Mark II: A professional's opinion article (449 comments in total)
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Daniel L: she is cute.

http://vimeo.com/109573972

Direct link | Posted on Oct 23, 2014 at 15:47 UTC
On Canon EOS 7D Mark II: A professional's opinion article (449 comments in total)
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jennyrae: thank you for opinion. glad to know I shoot with puke since 2009. 7D MK2 still puking just a lil bit in 2014.

I love my 7D, but she's right about the default colors being dull. I don't use the default nor do I shoot jpeg very often so I take her criticism for what it is: if you shoot default you're not getting the most out of your camera.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 23, 2014 at 15:34 UTC
On Canon EOS 7D Mark II: A professional's opinion article (449 comments in total)
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PerL: So people go crazy because a real pro thinks the top of the line 1Dx is a bit better. Some nasty reactions here.

After all how can a young woman be better than an old, gray haired man that is the average member of a photography forum? She is a much better photographer than 99.999% of the people here and apparently pretty hard for many here to graciously acknowledge.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 23, 2014 at 15:31 UTC
On Canon EOS 7D Mark II: A professional's opinion article (449 comments in total)
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Professor999: http://seattletimes.com/html/photogalleries/photography2022265629/26.html

She does excellent work.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 23, 2014 at 15:25 UTC
On Canon EOS 7D Mark II: A professional's opinion article (449 comments in total)
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Daniel L: she is cute.

Paul, Keith, tk, and others -- thanks for proving there are some men who understand how to respect other human beings.
karl,
Contributing to a "culture of objectifying women" can take the form of creating a permissive atmosphere by defending inappropriate behavior by simply dismissing it as innocent or nature or okay. If your wife came home after achieving something at work that she was proud of and she said "all my coworkers said afterword was 'you look nice today'" don't you think that is a way of dismissing actual achievment and replacing it with a degrading, objectifying, and creepy compliment? No, of course you don't.
Continue being you and thinking the internet and society in general aren't entirely too unwelcoming and aggresive towards women, making them feel more appreciated for looks than for contributions to society. I won't change your mind. Why can't people talk about the subject at hand rather than ignoring the content and complimenting the appearance of its origin?

Direct link | Posted on Oct 23, 2014 at 15:09 UTC
On Canon EOS 7D Mark II: A professional's opinion article (449 comments in total)
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Daniel L: she is cute.

The devil is in the details and when someone behaves in a forum as though we're all just dudes being dudes then that's going to become the accepted norm. We should welcome women and not make this just one more place they are treated like brainless objects. Slippery slope and not a trend I feel should be treated with even a tiny bit of civility or patience. It's not a holy crusade, it's trying to establish clear boundaries and being blunt when things are not okay.
Your tolerance is another way to excuse not just his behavior but also your own and the culture of objectifying women. Others have been clear about my intent and I imagine it's because they've seen the results of such permissive attitudes.
Peace out, boys. Other people exist and have feelings, FYI.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 23, 2014 at 04:22 UTC
On Canon EOS 7D Mark II: A professional's opinion article (449 comments in total)
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Daniel L: she is cute.

Stupid kid.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 23, 2014 at 03:21 UTC
On Canon EOS 7D Mark II: A professional's opinion article (449 comments in total)
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Daniel L: she is cute.

We aren't your buddies and this isn't a locker room.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 23, 2014 at 02:26 UTC
On Canon EOS 7D Mark II: A professional's opinion article (449 comments in total)
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Daniel L: she is cute.

I have dated attractive women, have many female friends, and currently find myself committed to a stunning female so I can say without reservation that always being noted for their looks trivializes their worth as a human being and becomes disturbing even when the intent might appear from the outside as simply an innocent compliment (after years of f'ed up behavior from men it is difficult not to be very suspicious and threatened). Compliments on physical appearance and beauty IS FOR YOUR OWN RELATIONSHIP. Compliment YOUR wife or girlfriend and quit being drooling apes.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 23, 2014 at 02:04 UTC
On Canon EOS 7D Mark II: A professional's opinion article (449 comments in total)
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Daniel L: she is cute.

I hate to stoop to this level as a woman is worthy of respect without that being based on their relationship with a man, but what if someone said that about your wife, daughter, granddaughter? Here you are, proud of someone you love for being a professional and knowing their sh*t, and the first thing some idiot says is "she's cute." Would you think "oh, boys will be boys" or would you want to punch the moron square in the jaw? Crawl out of your cave and be a human. The tone of every conversation on television and the internet that echoes this type of male chauvinist thinking is the reason women feel intimidated on a daily basis, put in their place, and not to mention men taking it as implicit permission to treat women as objects and abuse them in more severe ways. Maybe one day your daughter or wife will come home after an important meeting crying because their hard work was met with "you're cute" instead of "great work!"

Direct link | Posted on Oct 22, 2014 at 20:25 UTC
On Canon EOS 7D Mark II: A professional's opinion article (449 comments in total)
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Yannick KREMPP: That's... not helpful at all. Replace 7D Mark 2 by iPad, or purse, or screwdriver and it all makes sense. Come on, voice tagging ? Crop sensor a negative for sports ? That wifi thing again ? I take it for what it is, a woman's point of view on something she uses as just another tool. Now please read me correctly, I have nothing against her, nor am I being sexist here. It's just like I said, of no interest here: ask a formula 1 or nascar driver what he expects from a car, and post this on a consumer website to help mr lambda choose his next car, you'll get the same.

Now if you're a pro, you shouldn't be reading this, you should already know what to expect or don't care at all. Or be out shooting, or whatever.

The most common people I see in these forums are those who don't get it. They are here because they like technology, not because they like photography. I've written and read several things here and elsewhere about choosing a camera that fits one's needs, the importance of the experience, and those are the most balanced and sensible perspectives from which to approach camera buying. Yes, discuss the technology, but not to the exclusion of all else as most of the trolls around here tend to do. Also, this is not a place to seek validation for one's decision, another personality trait of trolls who take any disagreement about the camera they own as a personal affront rather than a strictly preference/subjective statement.
Say whatever you like and assume whatever you wish to assume, but there is something to be said for having the opinion of someone who has used a camera and needs it to be a smooth, efficient, reliable workhorse and not just a $10,000 hobby camera for facebook posts.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 22, 2014 at 20:13 UTC
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