Canon vs Nikon

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

  1. tony cooper

    Chris H Guest

    In message <Lci6n.189$>, Bowser

    Good observations! You missed Leica
    Say what you like but you can't take the P out of Olympus :)
     
    Chris H, Jan 22, 2010
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    Chris H Guest

    Chris H, Jan 23, 2010
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    Chris H Guest

    Chris H, Jan 23, 2010
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    tony cooper Guest

    I'm not Jewish, or a Mason, but a "Shriner" is one who belongs to the
    Ancient Arabic Order of the Nobles of the Mystic Shrine...one of
    Masonic bodies. Shriners are Masons.

    If there is a Hebrew word that sounds like "shriner", I'm not aware of
    it.
     
    tony cooper, Jan 23, 2010
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  5. tony cooper

    J. Clarke Guest

    No, you are not. The Shriners are a very well known organization in the US,
    famous for participating in parades, building hospitals, putting on
    circuses, organizing an annual football game, constructing buildings in an
    "Moorish Revival" style, and holding a huge annual convention. They are a
    branch of the Freemasons.
     
    J. Clarke, Jan 23, 2010
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  6. tony cooper

    Robert Coe Guest

    :
    : : > As a Nikon shooter, I've always thought Canon shooters are a
    : > bit...........
    :
    : But where can I buy a trendy Fez like that ?

    Strictly speaking, I believe it's a tarbouche, not a fez. A fez is shorter and
    lacks the taper.

    (Yes, I realize that Wikipedia implies that the two terms are interchangeable,
    but I have it from someone who once lived in North Africa and who knows more
    about it than I do, that that's not the case.)

    Bob
     
    Robert Coe, Jan 23, 2010
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  7. tony cooper

    Robert Coe Guest

    : :
    :
    : > My weapon of choice for coping with everyday life is humour: that is a
    : > minority strategy. Just a fact.
    : >
    :
    : 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.

    But what about the punch line? Did they sack your sarcastic ass the next day?
    ;^)

    Bob
     
    Robert Coe, Jan 23, 2010
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  8. tony cooper

    Robert Coe Guest

    : In message <Lci6n.189$>, Bowser
    :
    : Good observations! You missed Leica

    Who doesn't?

    Bob
     
    Robert Coe, Jan 23, 2010
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  9. tony cooper

    Robert Coe Guest

    : On 22/01/2010 15:01, Bowser wrote:
    : > All camera owners fall into a stereotyped group:
    :
    : 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.

    All metal, no plastic parts. Right?

    Bob
     
    Robert Coe, Jan 23, 2010
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    Chris H Guest

    Technically they are not a branch of Freemasonry. However you do have to
    be a Freemason to join.
     
    Chris H, Jan 23, 2010
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    Peter Guest


    Nope.
    There was another company who did. But, that's a story to tell over a few
    beers.
     
    Peter, Jan 23, 2010
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    Chris H Guest

    Touche :)
     
    Chris H, Jan 23, 2010
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    tony cooper Guest

    Doesn't hurt if you're an insurance agent, accountant, car salesman,
    real estate agent, or in some other profession where you join things
    in order pass across your business card whilst giving the secret
    handshake.
     
    tony cooper, Jan 23, 2010
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    Chris H Guest

    That should not happen. It does not in the UK. If you are found doing
    that sort of thing they throw you out.
     
    Chris H, Jan 24, 2010
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    Peter Guest



    Actually whether you get business in the UK largely depends upon which
    regimental tie you wear and which school you attended.
     
    Peter, Jan 24, 2010
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    Chris H Guest

    That is a complete load of crap. BTW I rarely wear the Regimental ties
    I am entitled to. In business it is a very rare thing to see old school
    or regimental ties worn. Or used as a basis for business.

    That is a myth that has long gone.
     
    Chris H, Jan 24, 2010
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  17. So, you're not an "old boy"?
     
    John McWilliams, Jan 24, 2010
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    Peter Guest


    <G> At least not art of the network in the UK
     
    Peter, Jan 24, 2010
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  19. tony cooper

    tony cooper Guest

    If you couldn't eat in the mess where the wearers would have eaten,
    there's no point.
    Did your comprehensive even *have* a school tie?
     
    tony cooper, Jan 24, 2010
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  20. tony cooper

    Robert Coe Guest

    : > On Wed, 20 Jan 2010 20:49:10 -0800, John McWilliams
    :
    : >>On 1/20/10 PDT 7:49 PM, tony cooper wrote:
    : >>> As a Nikon shooter, I've always thought Canon shooters are a bit
    : >>> dorky. This photograph, taken at the practice field for the East-West
    : >>> Shrine Game to be held in Orlando, seems to prove my point.
    : >>>
    : >>> http://tonycooper.smugmug.com/photos/769666832_Z2Svd-XL.jpg
    : >>
    : >>Shoot, tony, you must be really bored to try to start with the C v N
    : >>bits....but just to help out: I've always thought many Nikon owners were
    : >>supercilious, insecure and pedantic!
    : >>
    : >>And look at the dork in the bg of the pic: long lens, but mono mounted
    : >>on camera body.....
    :
    : > Yeah, but the Nikon guy is the one in the cool hat. We pedantic types
    : > notice details like this.
    :
    : Clearly it's time Canon & Nikon woke up to the marketing opportunities
    : in this kind of brand loyalty lifestyle accessories stuff. Harley
    : Davidson have done a lot with their T-shirts, jackets, hats, belts,
    : shades, cigarette lighters, deodorants, and handbags. And since
    : "Nikon" (or "Canon") is much shorter than "Harley Davidson" you'll
    : have a lot more choice where to put the tattoo. As I imagine would
    : most of us :)

    Well, every time I buy a Canon, it comes with a gaudier neck strap than the
    one before. Maybe that's as far as they're wiling to go.

    Bob
     
    Robert Coe, Jan 24, 2010
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