Canon vs Nikon

Discussion in 'Canon' started by tony cooper, Jan 21, 2010.

  1. tony cooper

    tony cooper Guest

    You are Charles' twin-separated-at-birth and ICMFP. The subject is
    the photographers, not the cameras.
     
    tony cooper, Jan 21, 2010
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  2. tony cooper

    tony cooper Guest

    Too many of the posters here are wound too tight; their knickers are,
    anyway.
     
    tony cooper, Jan 21, 2010
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  3. tony cooper

    tony cooper Guest

    I usually wear a beat-up, no logo, baseball-type cap. Last week we
    were out on Park Avenue (an up-scale shopping area in Winter Park) and
    we stopped in the Orvis store. My wife, who hates my cap, saw a Tilly
    hat on the rack and put it on me. It wasn't bad, but I saw the $72
    price tag and balked. If I was as cool looking as this guy, I might
    have considered it:

    http://www.coastlineadventures.com/images/P/Tilley-T2-Hat-Rob-P.jpg

    We were down on Park Avenue to exchange a blouse I'd purchased for my
    wife. I have no idea of women's sizes, so when I shop I just grab any
    size of something I like and expect her to exchange it for the right
    size.

    Someone complimented me in a post on being married for 46 years. The
    trick is, when buying a gift like this, to pick a size that is
    obviously going to be too small.

    To give you an idea of how fashionably turned-out I can be, I
    sometimes wear a shirt that has the Orlando Renegades logo embroidered
    on it. The Renegades were a USFL team that folded after the 1985
    season. I got it as a promo when I bought season tickets.

    A couple of the Renegade's coaching staff are still around. Steve
    Mariucci was in the mix for the USC job and maybe as coach of the
    Oakland Raiders. Lee Corso is a talking head for ESPN.
     
    tony cooper, Jan 21, 2010
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  4. tony cooper

    Peter Guest

    Strongly disagree. Since we just passed our 49th, I am qualified on the
    subject.
    I never buy her clothing, unless we are together. Last week I was on the
    computer and she asked me what I was looking up. I told her "Omar the tent
    maker, so you can find that new coat you were looking for." I had two full
    days of peace and quiet because she wasn't talking to me.
     
    Peter, Jan 21, 2010
    #24
  5. tony cooper

    Peter Guest

    Not so sure that humor, (despite your misspelling,) is not a widely used
    strategy of coping with the vicissitudes of life. An example of how I did
    things: Many years ago I worked for the government.
    A directive came down that when we needed forms we could not get them at the
    public forms window, they had to be requisitioned. Immediately upon
    receiving that memo, I wrote an urgent memo to my manager, in response. I
    said in essence that since we had no forms to requisition forms, I would be
    unable to do any work until we received the proper forms. Within an hour the
    original memo was revoked.
     
    Peter, Jan 21, 2010
    #25
  6. OK
     
    John McWilliams, Jan 21, 2010
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  7. tony cooper

    tony cooper Guest

    Exactly my problem with a baseball cap. Being a Nikon shooter I have
    to hold the camera up to my face. I can't hold it at arm's length
    like those pussy shooters who use live view.
     
    tony cooper, Jan 21, 2010
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    Peter Guest

    Enjoy!
     
    Peter, Jan 21, 2010
    #28
  9. tony cooper

    tony cooper Guest

    Then you, unlike some of us, have never had to worry about a peeling,
    sunburnt, scalp.
     
    tony cooper, Jan 22, 2010
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  10. Chas.

    Why keep posting into a group and then set followups to another one
    (this one). It must be annoying to a lot of people that your stubborness
    devolves to that.

    You could just stop.
     
    John McWilliams, Jan 22, 2010
    #30
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    Peter Guest



    Mine uses photodynamic therapy to get rid of the ketosis thingies. For me it
    is much better than ointment treatment twice a day for a month.
     
    Peter, Jan 22, 2010
    #31
  12. tony cooper

    tony cooper Guest

    The period/full stop belongs after "group".
    Have you ever posted on the subject of photography?
     
    tony cooper, Jan 22, 2010
    #32
  13. Moi. I will again appeal to the sensibilities of my homies so they don't
    darken your group, which must be getting quite annoyed with you for
    bringing a lot of noise to it.

    FU set to *your* group as you've so often indicated.

    Sheesh.
     
    John McWilliams, Jan 22, 2010
    #33
  14. No, Canon.
    Ofcourse.
     
    Robert Spanjaard, Jan 22, 2010
    #34
  15. You can't see much detail in a live view LCD at arm's length. The only
    people who have to hold the thing at arm's length are visually
    handicapped people who can't focus on anything closer. You shouldn't
    make fun of the handicapped.
     
    Chris Malcolm, Jan 22, 2010
    #35
  16. tony cooper

    Bowser Guest

    All camera owners fall into a stereotyped group:

    Nikon: mindless sheep who routinely chant whatever their Nikon god tells
    them to. A few years ago it was "full frame is not good." Now it's "low
    noise is good." Nikon users are always, for some reason, jealous of white
    lenses.

    Canon: massive superiority complex that is totally unjustified. White lenses
    get them sexually excited, even though they don't really know what to do
    with them. Canon users are most easily goaded into a fight simply by saying
    "Nikon is better at....."

    Pentax: They just know that Pentax was once the most innovative camera
    company, and invented multi-coating, but can't seem to come to grips that
    Pentax is now Samsung. But they cling to the hope that Pentax will awaken
    from a decades-long slumber.

    Minolta: Yes, they still consider themselves Minolta shooters, even though
    Sony has begun the process of turning a once great company into a commodity
    shelf item at the mall.

    Sony: Yeah, right. Just a bunch of people who like multi-colored tiny
    cameras and don't really care about image quality as long as they can make
    out Aunt Gertrude falling on the floor dancing at the wedding.

    Panasonic: Nuevo shooters who buy the biggest brand name they can find. Hey,
    the TV was good, so they MUST make good cameras, right? Panny shooters spend
    their time shooting pix, and then explaining away the noise from Panny's
    crappy sensors.

    Olympus: Got me on this group. the cameras suck, so they buy them because
    they just want to be different, I guess. I mean, really, who would buy an
    EP1 instead of a GF1?

    Flame on!!!
     
    Bowser, Jan 22, 2010
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  17. tony cooper

    Ofnuts Guest

    You are missing that one:

    "virtually perfect" camera: their camera has no flaws and is better than
    anything produced. But they got it (together with an unfathomable
    knowledge of all things photographic) after signing in blood that they
    will never reveal what is is nor publish any photo from it. They make up
    for the small sensor with a big ego.
     
    Ofnuts, Jan 22, 2010
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    SMS Guest

    Actually, their imaginary camera can have whatever size sensor their
    imagination can come up with at the time of their post. Since they have
    likely never taken a photograph with any digital camera there is nothing
    to reveal and nothing to publish.
     
    SMS, Jan 22, 2010
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  19. tony cooper

    Chris H Guest

    Do what the rest of us do... edit it in photoshop :)
     
    Chris H, Jan 22, 2010
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  20. tony cooper

    Chris H Guest

    Who would you know?

    I have seen zero understanding of it from you so far.
     
    Chris H, Jan 22, 2010
    #40
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