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p.4 #1 · Canon Gets Me Again!! by Piper Mackay


goosemang wrote:
canon should put a piece of paper in each box, similar to a warranty card, that says, "it's a fu**ing camera, chill out."


Never gonna happen... that would alienate too many of Canon's hysterical fanboys.



Jun 25, 2013 at 01:46 PM
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p.4 #2 · Canon Gets Me Again!! by Piper Mackay


Chris Anthony wrote:
My thought exactly, nothing more then a marketing ploy


Perhaps so. I get the essence of what she's written from this thread. It seems a cathartic release from frustration and no small measure of self-indulgence. At the risk of being unfair, I haven't the slightest desire to read her blog no matter how accomplished a photographer she is. No hits from me.



Jun 25, 2013 at 02:25 PM
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p.4 #3 · Canon Gets Me Again!! by Piper Mackay


In a prior post she writes "However, they just released the 5DMarkIII and it is known to have light leakage problems and yes, focusing issues!" Oh my goodness ... the 5D Mark III is fantastic. I've made well over 100,000 exposures with mine and it has been phenomenal. What focusing issues? The 5D III autofocus is superb. The "leakage" was trivial, but Canon addressed it anyway.


Jun 25, 2013 at 04:00 PM
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p.4 #4 · Canon Gets Me Again!! by Piper Mackay


It's good news ... let her deal with Nikon service some day .


Jun 25, 2013 at 05:08 PM
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p.4 #5 · Canon Gets Me Again!! by Piper Mackay


chez wrote:
Well I guess Canon just got bored and decided to issue this bulletin. Obviously there is an issue out there.


+1, i would stick with technical for now to be safe



Jun 25, 2013 at 06:12 PM
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p.4 #6 · Canon Gets Me Again!! by Piper Mackay


I plan to send her an offer of $1000 for her 1DX that she is now selling. Considering how bad and unreliable of a camera it is, I can't see her not accepting my offer


Jun 26, 2013 at 12:52 AM
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p.4 #7 · Canon Gets Me Again!! by Piper Mackay


zlatko wrote:
In a prior post she writes "However, they just released the 5DMarkIII and it is known to have light leakage problems and yes, focusing issues!" Oh my goodness ... the 5D Mark III is fantastic. I've made well over 100,000 exposures with mine and it has been phenomenal. What focusing issues? The 5D III autofocus is superb. The "leakage" was trivial, but Canon addressed it anyway.


Oh, my the only leakage I can see going on there is those neurons trying to catch the last bus out of town.

Here's a hypothetical discussion between Piper and Canon Service centre:

Piper: I'd like to give you people a piece of my mind
Canon Service: Oh please don't, we'd feel bad taking the last piece



Jun 26, 2013 at 01:28 AM
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p.4 #8 · Canon Gets Me Again!! by Piper Mackay


These ad-hominem attacks by insecure hobbyists are always amusing, but it's interesting that they seldom seem to happen outside the Canon forum...


Jun 26, 2013 at 03:10 PM
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p.4 #9 · Canon Gets Me Again!! by Piper Mackay


The high end camera are so complicated now it seems an issue or 2 is inevitable

odd she was not whining about all the D4 / D800 issues ...

D4/D800 Green Tint
D4 CF cards not working
D4/D800 focus & viewfinder issues
D4/D800 lockup

http://www.engadget.com/2012/05/04/nikon-confirms-woes-with-d4-and-d800/
http://www.pdnonline.com/gear/Nikon-Investigating--5632.shtml
http://www.popphoto.com/gear/2012/05/nikon-issues-firmware-fix-d4d800-lock-problem



Jun 26, 2013 at 03:57 PM
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p.4 #10 · Canon Gets Me Again!! by Piper Mackay


molson wrote:
These ad-hominem attacks by insecure hobbyists are always amusing, but it's interesting that they seldom seem to happen outside the Canon forum...


Sadly, this entire thread has mostly degenerated into an immature set of personal attacks on a person who isn't in the forum - a sort of "discussion" that reminds me of elementary school bullying.

There could be some legitimate issues to discuss relative to her points - and they came up tangentially once or twice - but it seems to be more fun to set her up as a bogeyman (bogeywoman?) for other personal issues.

Dan

(In a separate forum, I did write to her about one of the related real issues - related to the general notion of being a "switcher" among brands. She responded in a very reasoned way, though I don't agree with her. Contrary to a lot of the fantasies in this forum, she is a talented and well-regarded photographer, and many of the put-downs here are more embarrassing for the poster and, unfortunately, for all who are seen to associate themselves with this sort of stuff. For many, this thread provides ample confirmation of the most negative generalizations about photo forum people.)


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gdanmitchell wrote:
Sadly, this entire thread has mostly degenerated into an immature set of personal attacks on a person who isn't in the forum - a sort of "discussion" that reminds me of elementary school bullying...



+1



Jun 26, 2013 at 06:22 PM
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p.4 #12 · Canon Gets Me Again!! by Piper Mackay


The irony is that Canon is caught in a no-win situation. People will fall into either the 'cup is half filled' or 'cup is half empty' category, in this case regarding the advisory. Those in the latter category is usually the more vituperative.

Db



Jun 26, 2013 at 07:47 PM
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p.4 #13 · Canon Gets Me Again!! by Piper Mackay


Shutterbug2006 wrote:
Center/Recompose, or are you setting a particular AF point? And what lens were you using?


I'm not a rookie, lol. Shooting in portrait orientation. Not using the center point. 50mm f/1.4 @ f/2.8. This lens has been solid for me. I was braced against a wall and shooting a 1/125 seconds. It ain't operator error bud, but thanks for the thought. lol

= Ed =



Jun 26, 2013 at 08:44 PM
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p.4 #14 · Canon Gets Me Again!! by Piper Mackay


mttran wrote:
+1


+2



Jun 26, 2013 at 09:09 PM
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p.4 #15 · Canon Gets Me Again!! by Piper Mackay


Y'all are just jealous cause she's a girl.


Jun 27, 2013 at 05:29 PM
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p.4 #16 · Canon Gets Me Again!! by Piper Mackay


jeffdjohnston wrote:
Y'all are just jealous cause she's a girl.


That is an intriguing thought with several possibilities.
Are some guys jealous because they would like to be renown photographers like her ?
Perhaps some guys are jealous because they would like to be real "girls" like her ?



Jun 27, 2013 at 06:06 PM
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p.4 #17 · Canon Gets Me Again!! by Piper Mackay


PetKal wrote:
That is an intriguing thought with several possibilities.
Are some guys jealous because they would like to be renown photographers like her ?
Perhaps some guys are jealous because they would like to be real "girls" like her ?




Jun 27, 2013 at 07:46 PM
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p.4 #18 · Canon Gets Me Again!! by Piper Mackay


PetKal wrote:
That is an intriguing thought with several possibilities.
Are some guys jealous because they would like to be renown photographers like her ?
Perhaps some guys are jealous because they would like to be real "girls" like her ?



You Canucks would know all about that:


BARBER:
I cut down trees. I skip and jump.
I like to press wild flowers.
I put on women's clothing
And hang around in bars.

MOUNTIES:
He cuts down trees. He skips and jumps.
He likes to press wild flowers.
He puts on women's clothing
And hangs around in bars?!

He's a lumberjack, and he's okay.
He sleeps all night and he works all day.

BARBER:
I cut down trees. I wear high heels,
Suspendies, and a bra.
I wish I'd been a girlie,
Just like my dear Papa.

MOUNTIES:
He cuts down trees. He wears high heels,
Suspendies, and a bra?!

[talking]
What's this? Wants to be a girlie?! Oh, My!
And I thought you were so rugged! Poofter!...










Jun 27, 2013 at 10:28 PM
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p.4 #19 · Canon Gets Me Again!! by Piper Mackay


jeffdjohnston wrote:
Y'all are just jealous cause she's a girl.


nah, some often has the high notes while other discussing the Canon/Nikon era...



Jun 28, 2013 at 04:47 AM
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p.4 #20 · Canon Gets Me Again!! by Piper Mackay


Is it just me or did she pull the blog post? Also those Pelican shots are nothing to write home about - pretty average IMHO.


Jun 28, 2013 at 04:51 AM
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