Canon Rebel XTi's debut in Japan is huge

Discussion in 'Canon' started by RichA, Oct 10, 2006.

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    RichA Guest

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    frederick Guest

    frederick, Oct 10, 2006
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    RichA Guest

    Well, they all get a "bump" on debut, but the Rebel's was by far the
    largest.
     
    RichA, Oct 10, 2006
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  4. and almost all of it previous victims replacing their 300d and 350d
    models...
    Sales figures don't indicate market share in this market, just how eager the
    users are to have the latest and greatest.
     
    Jeroen Wenting, Oct 10, 2006
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    frederick Guest

    ....and cheapest.
     
    frederick, Oct 10, 2006
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    THO Guest

    Actually the D50 is cheaper. Canon has just made a conscious decision to
    make a poorly constructed camera to increase their revenues. Why they
    aren't smart enough to built it so it's the same construction quality as
    the entry level Nikon's, I'll never know. They are losing customers
    because of the poor construction.

    Not that Canon is alone here. The new Sony has pathetic construction.
     
    THO, Oct 10, 2006
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    RichA Guest

    It's cheezy, like most entry-level cameras. Saying outright that
    Nikon's are constructed better may or may not be true. They "appear to
    be better" but I haven't seen any real proof. Sony has had a really
    bad run in some areas (batteries, sensors) and because they make so
    many, it has effected dozens of other companies.
     
    RichA, Oct 10, 2006
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  8. It's "affected."
     
    Charles Schuler, Oct 10, 2006
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    Alan Browne Guest

    Typos, spelling and grammar errors are not ordinarily pointed on NG's
    unless context or meaning is changed beyond the posters meaning.
     
    Alan Browne, Oct 10, 2006
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  10. Then there is no hope for improvement?
     
    Charles Schuler, Oct 10, 2006
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    Alan Browne Guest

    Little. IAC the point of the NG is not passing a spelling or grammar
    test. Were it that, it would grind to a halt.
     
    Alan Browne, Oct 11, 2006
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    Pete D Guest

    We should also keep in mind that we have people from many different
    countries and from many different schooling levels in here. We need to chill
    just a little I think.
     
    Pete D, Oct 11, 2006
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  13. In which case, posting corrections to their English should provide a
    valuable opportunity for them to improve their command of the language.

    I speak a little German, and I know that I welcome any corrections. Many
    Dutch people I communicate with appreciate corrections to their English.

    David
     
    David J Taylor, Oct 11, 2006
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    Pete D Guest

    Thats fine but you also run the risk of insulting some that are just grammar
    and spelling challenged, they probably will just think the correcting person
    is a an arrogant, ignorant wanker, lets face it there is plenty of them
    around Usenet so they would probably be correct.
     
    Pete D, Oct 11, 2006
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  15. Agreed.

    That's why I would try (but not always succeed!) to make any correction
    only after I had also responded to the post, and perhaps with a BTW (by
    the way) in front of it so that it added to what I posted, and to show
    that the correction was not the /only/ purpose of the post. Incorrect
    usage of English annoys me, but I do accept that there is not just one
    single correct usage.

    David
     
    David J Taylor, Oct 11, 2006
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    Bob Wang Guest

    Yes, #5 on the hit parade ;-)

    "10 flagrant grammar mistakes that make you look stupid"
    http://insight.zdnet.co.uk/0,39020415,39273376,00.htm

    Bob
    P.S. I did not write the article, so please do not flame me.

    It's "affected."
    <<<
     
    Bob Wang, Oct 11, 2006
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  17. Exactly. A correction without acrimony should always be acceptable and
    welcome.
     
    Charles Schuler, Oct 11, 2006
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    J. Clarke Guest

    Correcting spelling and grammar are distractions from the main point of the
    discussion and can be seen by many to be a form of red herring. Further, it
    suggests that you are paying more attention to form than to content.

    If the grammar or spelling are so poor that the post is difficult to
    decipher then it's reasonable to make suggestions for improvement. If the
    error is repeated and it's one of my hot buttons then I may mention it but
    usually with the disclaimer that it's one of my hot buttons. If it is such
    that the meaning becomes unclear then it's reasonable to ask for
    clarification. If it is humorous, well, screw 'em if they can't take a
    joke.

    In the instant case, where the error was made once in the post, for all you
    know it could have been a typographical error--it did not in any sense make
    the author's meaning unclear. Commenting on it is just a distraction.
     
    J. Clarke, Oct 14, 2006
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  19. J. Clarke wrote:
    []
    In view of the author's apparent expertise in all fields - I am sure he
    would have appreciated the correction. There was little else in the
    post....

    David
     
    David J Taylor, Oct 14, 2006
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    Alan Browne Guest

    The NG is not "Conversational written english for digital cameras."
    My spoken French isn't at all bad, but written French is a
    iran-clad-female of the PMS'd kind (German is even worse, but then that
    makes perfect sense!)

    I disagree, however, with you and Mr. Schuler. The point of discussion
    here is dig. slr cameras and it may take place in ANY language including
    the bastard of all languages, English.

    IMO, it should not be used to correct people's grammar and esp. not
    typos and spelling errors. (Esp. since I seem to be phonetically driven
    and hence I occasionally blow there v. their and the occasional "too for
    to"). So I don't want to be picked on.

    As long as meaning is not lost the convention in NG's has always been to
    let it go.

    Cheers,
    Alan
     
    Alan Browne, Oct 15, 2006
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