Canon's Desperation And False Advertising Attract The FTC!!

Discussion in 'Canon' started by Rita Berkowitz, May 29, 2008.

  1. Rita Berkowitz

    Neil Ellwood Guest

    I use a canon 350 and am satisfied with it, I also use linux (Debian
    lenny) and have no problems at all.

    Why do you need linux support by canon? It is not applicable.
    Neil Ellwood, May 31, 2008
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  2. Rita Berkowitz

    Neil Ellwood Guest

    No more effort than using a card reader but depending upon How I feel I
    use either method.
    Neil Ellwood, May 31, 2008
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    Alan Browne Guest

    Me. The transfer rate of USB 2.0 from camera to my WindowsXP machine is
    faster than the card reader on the WindowsXP machine. (As surprising as
    that is...)

    And my Mac (where I now do all my photo work) does not have a card reader).
    Alan Browne, May 31, 2008
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    Alan Browne Guest

    My Mac (OS X 10.5) recognizes Canon .cr2 and Adobe DNG w/o a hitch.
    Alan Browne, May 31, 2008
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    Alan Browne Guest

    Having installed and operated three flavours in 6 releases of penguins
    and having recently bought a Mac ... screw the penguins. Nowhere close
    to a Mac.
    Alan Browne, May 31, 2008
  6. That's because you have a shitty card reader. If you pick up one that
    does UDMA transfers, things are much, much better.

    The fastest by far are the Firewire readers, but if you're using USB,
    your choices are pretty limited. The first one on the market is this:

    It's reviewed here:

    (Search for 'A USB 2.0 White Knight')

    A full set of benchmarks here:

    And yes, I have one of 'em, and while it's not the prettiest thing, it
    works, and works very well indeed.

    - Solomon
    Stuffed Crust, Jun 1, 2008
  7. Rita Berkowitz

    Alan Browne Guest

    Thanks for the exhaustive work, but I won't be buying any of these
    widgets. Point is that I just plug things in and transfer while
    checking e-mails or loading s/w or whatever. Whether a data transfer
    takes a minute to complete or 3 is of no importance. It's faster camera
    to computer than card to computer, so that's the usual route.

    Or while transferring from a card I can leisurely take a look at the
    images as they load.

    I just hope that the next Sony camera has a firewire interface as I have
    that on both the PC and the Mac. FW-800 can daisy chain via my backup
    Alan Browne, Jun 1, 2008
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    Alan Browne Guest

    I've found Linux distros to always be short of general usability.
    Installing s/w can go very easily or very badly. For the later case, it
    can be difficult to work out for a non-expert. I have no intention of
    becoming a Linux expert.

    For photography, somewhat useless as the preferred editing s/w does not
    run directly on Linux.
    Alan Browne, Jun 1, 2008
  9. he, he, he... jealous little punk canon IS rules. try doing this
    with Nikon, and all shots are handheld with most from the water.
    healey.michael, Jun 1, 2008
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    Bob Guest

    Thats is soo true. I dont think this dreamer(BullPoo-aka rita) even has a
    DSLR .. I have no respest for him NO EXIF at all.
    I only went down the nikon route because I had existing Nikon lens . I would
    have soone gone to Canon in My opion they are far better. Took Nikon years
    to comeout with something half decent. The D300 does achieve low noise. only
    because the detail is smudged. Nikon haxe plainley lied to me and cheated.



    That's a pretty bold statement coming as it does from someone who has
    NEVER posted a full-size pic straight from the camera.
    Your idea of full-size is a 1024x768 crop from your JPG.

    So why don't you ever post full-size images, or better yet .... RAW
    files with all the EXIF info intact?
    Bob, Jun 3, 2008
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    SMS Guest

    Also, in that picture, the white lenses really stand out, but there are,
    if you look closely, several black lenses which are probably attached to
    Nikon bodies.

    Nikon now has some bodies that compare favorably with the Canon
    professional models. There are two main reasons why Canon has such a big
    lead among professional photographers. First, Canon has a much more
    extensive line of professional lenses; Nikon has no answer to the Canon
    line of BWLs. Second, Nikon has only had a professional full-frame D-SLR
    for a short time, and nearly all professionals switched to Canon EOS
    after getting tired of waiting for Nikon to catch up. Nikon will
    certainly start to attract some professionals with their newer models.
    SMS, Jul 4, 2008
  12. Firstly if you are referring to white lenses at sporting events I will talk
    to those types of Pro's rather than advertising, fashion & wedding.

    You are a little off on a couple of points there. Nikon easily has the
    equivalent range of Pro lenses as Canon, in fact if you ask many Canon
    shooters they will actually tell you that Nikon has a better range.

    Full frame has nothing to do with why the above type of Shooters changed to
    Canon, it was in fact the resolution of the sensors and the focus
    performance that made them change. The only real choice for Pro's in the
    Nikon range for a long time (specifically Journalism & Sport) was the D2H
    (s), which was only 4MP. This was barely ok if you were just shooting for
    the paper, but near useless for Magazine. Canon's 1DMkII was miles ahead of
    anything Nikon had to offer. Closest they got was the D2Xs, and that still
    didn't give the quality at high ISO.

    In the Pj & sport area, the D3 is now so far in advance of anything else out
    there, that many large media organizations (in Australia anyway) are
    changing rapidly back to Nikon. These include The Age & Herald Sun. Getty
    Images shooters that I work with are very unhappy with the performance of
    the mkIII Canon, but apparently something in their workflow restricts them
    to Canon.

    Advertising, fashion & wedding shooters most likely changed because of the
    full frame offering from Canon, but I don't work in that area that much, so
    I won't put my house on it.

    Mick Brown
    Michael Brown, Jul 5, 2008
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    Annika1980 Guest

    Also, note how well-dressed the Canon shooters are. Class throughout.
    Compare that with your typical Nikon shooter.
    Annika1980, Jul 5, 2008
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    George Kerby, Jul 6, 2008
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