Rbrt: I never did get Facebook. I am currently involved in a legal dispute. One of the first things my attorney asked me is whether I had a Facebook site. I told her I didn't and that I never understood why anybody would want to expose their private life to millions of strangers. She nodded approvingly. Apparently, even if you make your profile "private" you can be forced to reveal it under the rules of disclosure. This latest revelation makes it even worse. I laugh at those who talk about "Facebook bashing" being the latest trend. What is wrong with you?
Members of my family have profiles on Facebook. They put pictures of their kids on it. I don't get that. I don't get it at all.
"I laugh at those who talk about "Facebook bashing" being the latest trend. What is wrong with you?
Actually, I said Apple bashing is trendy, and FB-bashing is cool. Anyway, what's wrong with me? Nothing. But what's wrong with you? Plenty of folks here are bashing FB. Did I not state a fact here? I didn't say if they're right or wrong to bash FB, did I?
cjcampbell: Social media is destroying itself. All you see are friendship tests, invites to play boring games, and insulting messages that say that if you don't "Like" a picture of a dancing cat then you hate God, babies, and America.
No thumbs down on DPReview either. I don't see sites with thumbs down these days anymore. Guess it hurts feelings and people stop coming back when they associate a site with negativity.
Facebook bashing - it's what's cool these days. Although Apple-bashing is still quite trendy.
EvokeEmotion: Where have I seen something like this before?
Look who's talking.
Where have I seen something like this before?
white shadow: It looks like a Canon 5D MkII with the EF 16-35mm f/2.8L MkII. I am sure Canon would be interested to buy it for their testimonial advertisement.
The memory card would then be a CF card. I am surprise it manage to survive the acid in the stomach. Interesting! Wonder what brand it is.
No, it has an internal flash housing, so it couldn't be the 5D2. And of course, it actually says 60D on the camera if you look closely.
Ed_arizona: The alligator tasted a Canon and barfed
A Nikon guy saying this. Of course.
Boy that G16 is one ugly looking camera.
Central Fla: Does this take into account that the lenses are heavier than most and each time they are rented they have to be shipped through the dreaded 3. I cringe having to ship my stuff once let alone a hundred times and that does not even take into consideration the "rental car" mentality of the customers. The big 3 shippers in the U.S. are terrible, and the fact that a heavy lens last 100 weeks is a testimant to their build.
When one of those shippers deliver my brand new laptop, the guy pulled the box out of the pile, and just drop it on the ground so that he can close the cargo door, right in front of me. Didn't bat an eye, didn't feel bad that he was seen doing it. Hey, it's not his $2000 laptop that's being manhandled, why should he care.
reginalddwight: Nikon should stick to their strengths....enthusiast and pro DSLRs.
Look at the recent missteps with the 1 Series and Coolpix A.
Late to the CSC and high-end, large sensor, fixed lens market, Nikon have a lot of rethinking to do.
"royal customers who have no knowledge about camera equipment."
Royalty is a sinking establishment. Not sure if the future is there. Already small in numbers, you'll have to exclude folks like His Highness the King of Thailand - he's a DSLR savvy ruler. He shoots Canon though.
2eyesee: I can't believe Barney has the time to go hiking and enjoy the sunshine with his RX100II when we haven't even got our review yet! :)
bigdaddave: For all those who constantly whinge that Canon never come up with anything new and inventive, just look at this, a pro level tele zoom with a built-in converter.
Get stuffed Nikon
People complain about Canon's pricing for bodies and lenses. They also complain about Canon's lack of innovation on bodies.
Few are unhappy with the quality and innovation of Canon's high end lenses.
cashewNut: I am now ready to join the OM-D brigade. I got the money but I couldn't decide on what lens to use. This Tamron 14-150mm lens is very promising. If the price is right and the lens is not made in China, then I am in.
My Canadian-made Honda Odyssey's electric door broke. I think I will stop buying Canadian-made cars.
My Canadian-made hardwood floor dents way too easily. I think I will stop buying Canadian hardwood floor.
No, I will not stop buying Canadian products just because I really did have some bad experience with products made there.
nofumble: I bough an iPad3 for my wife, and bought an iPad2 for my mom. The iPad 2 is $399.
The iPad mini is a reduced screen-size iPad2. Why is it priced at $329?
It does not have GPS. Is there any reason I would carry with me when I am going out?
As far as viewing photo-image using iPad3 - not worth it. It is too slow to load for my patience. Pictures taken from my DSLR are too big. The iPad3 don't handle it too well.
The iPad mini is a reduced screen-size iPad2, and its price is lower than that for iPad2. So what's the problem?
james skibsted: Supose you live in Sydney, Australia......
I loved Vancouver. Until I visited Toronto, that is ;)
Either of you banned from entering Canada? If not, then I don't see a problem.
bearseamen: Something that doenst really surprise me. Some store clerk told me on the quiet that the Rebel T3i's plastic wraping around the handwrips comes off on every demo unit he puts out. It pretty much simulates years of touching and greasy sweaty fingers within a couple of weeks.
Canon probably found some chinese supplier who offers those allready cheap plastic grips for even less, the ramifications are obvious.
It's also obvious that Canon does not bother with quality insurance past a certain point, but I'd say they are in good company in that regard. I'm looking at you Fuji and Tamron.
What makes you single out Chinese as offenders? Are you a Sino phobic? Words like that offend and hurt whether you realize it or not.
Josh152: My guess Canon was going to release a 7DII this year but had to scrap it and start over since Nikon is moving the $1500 price point to full frame. So to buy time they released this firmware update.
Since the rumors got the D800 wrong by overestimating it, what makes you think the rumors would underestimate the D600 this time?
semorg: 7D will either be discontinued as a model family or 7D II will be a full frame camera below 5D III to compete with Nikon's upcoming D600. Either way such a feature update via firmware update is Canon's way of closing the 1.6X crop 7D product family.
Full frame 7D? No. Why wouldn't Canon just call it the 6D? Is Canon running out of numbers to use? Last I check, only 1, 5, and 7 have been used.
Ordered the pancake. Should see it end of this month.