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CyberDyneSystems
3rd of February 2008 (Sun), 13:40
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Jason you think that only the 1Ds deserves the flagship title?
I always felt there was a pair of flagships in the two 1D lines, for different in applications.
Historically this was so from a Naval perspective as well, the Blue and the Red fleets with there own respective admirals,. the Pacific and the Atlantic fleets etc.. so we have precedent :)

nicksan
3rd of February 2008 (Sun), 13:44
Whatever body he owns is THE flagship model...:lol:;);)

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Jason you think that only the 1Ds deserves the flagship title?
I always felt there was a pair of flagships in the two 1D lines, for different in applications.
Historically this was so from a Naval perspective as well, the Blue and the Red fleets with there own respective admirals,. the Pacific and the Atlantic fleets etc.. so we have precedent :)

cosworth
3rd of February 2008 (Sun), 13:48
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Jason you think that only the 1Ds deserves the flagship title?


Flagship is singular.

To use flagship describing "best sports camera" or "best studio camera" or "best entry level DSLR", every camera Canon makes would be a "flagship".

1. most important of group: the most important or prestigious among a group of similar and related things
http://encarta.msn.com/xImages/dictionary/bullet.gifhttp://encarta.msn.com/xImages/trans.gifthe flagship of the hotel spa chain
http://encarta.msn.com/xImages/dictionary/bullet.gifhttp://encarta.msn.com/xImages/trans.gifthe company's flagship hotel

Group. Not of a genre or classification, group.

The Canon 1Ds Mk.III has the same AF as the 1D Mk. III (scary) Has nearly the same body/features, same chips. It has more than double the resolution at the only expense of FPS. It is also nearly double the price of the 1D Mk.III.

So yes, I would call the 1Ds Mk.III the flagship without hesitation.

cosworth
3rd of February 2008 (Sun), 13:48
Whatever body he owns is THE flagship model...:lol:;);)

I own a 1Ds Mk.II. Not the flagship.

adam LC
3rd of February 2008 (Sun), 13:50
Flagship is singular.

To use flagship describing "best sports camera" or "best studio camera" or "best entry level DSLR", every camera Canon makes would be a "flagship".

1. most important of group: the most important or prestigious among a group of similar and related things
http://encarta.msn.com/xImages/dictionary/bullet.gifhttp://encarta.msn.com/xImages/trans.gifthe flagship of the hotel spa chain
http://encarta.msn.com/xImages/dictionary/bullet.gifhttp://encarta.msn.com/xImages/trans.gifthe company's flagship hotel

Group. Not of a genre or classification, group.

The Canon 1Ds Mk.III has the same AF as the 1D Mk. III (scary) Has nearly the same body/features, same chips. It has more than double the resolution at the only expense of FPS. It is also nearly double the price of the 1D Mk.III.

So yes, I would call the 1Ds Mk.III the flagship without hesitation.
:p Love this post!

Belmondo
3rd of February 2008 (Sun), 13:50
As an owner of the former flagship, I think this is the dumbest debate yet.

Please get back on topic or so help me......:evil:

cosworth
3rd of February 2008 (Sun), 13:51
Yes, I agree. This is about AF and the resulting fix.

CyberDyneSystems
3rd of February 2008 (Sun), 13:58
Whatever body he owns is THE flagship model...:lol:;);)

If we were to use the term accurately from it's naval origins, this is the most accurate use actually.
The flag is whatever ship the commander of the fleet is on. (and yes there are more than one fleet so a Navy would have several flagships at any given time.)

If the fleet commander (Admiral or Commodore, in this case will use "Lord Viscount Jason Hollister, Vice Admiral of the White Fleet" ) leaves his vessel, "Victory" and ships aboard the "Royal Sovereign ", then at that moment the "Royal Sovereign " automatically becomes "The Flag"

Belmondo
3rd of February 2008 (Sun), 14:01
If we were to use the term accurately from it's naval origins, this is the most accurate use actually.
The flag is whatever ship the commander of the fleet is on. (and yes there are more than one fleet so a Navy would have several flagships at any given time.)

If the fleet commander (Admiral or Commodore ) leaves his vessel, "Victory" and ships aboard the Redoutable, then at that moment the Redoutable automatically becomes "The Flag"
Okay. You're banned.



Now you're un-banned.


It was a very short banishment.

CyberDyneSystems
3rd of February 2008 (Sun), 14:07
I moved it to a new thread though Boss :)

CyberDyneSystems
3rd of February 2008 (Sun), 14:08
Not unlike how the aircraft the US President is on assumes the Air Force one callsign.


Exactly

CyberDyneSystems
3rd of February 2008 (Sun), 14:09
As an owner of the former flagship, I think this is the dumbest debate yet.

Please get back on topic or so help me......:evil:

He started it! :lol:

Tom W
3rd of February 2008 (Sun), 14:12
As a 5D owner, I hereby declare my 5D The Flagship. I shall launch a flag on my body at once!

Belmondo
3rd of February 2008 (Sun), 14:16
I moved it to a new thread though Boss :)Just to embarrass me. I know your mind.:lol::lol:

Actually, I served on a flagship in the Navy. It was an amphibious squadron comprised of Assault Troop Transports (APAs), Assault Cargo Ships (AKAs), LSTs, APDs, and other assorted vessels. I was a member of the Squadron Commander's staff, and the ship we were on was not the biggest, newest, or fastest. It was flagship because it had the most advanced communications capabilities, which would be of concern to a squadron commander.

In theory, the flagship is wherever the 'flag' is. 'Flag' in this context would be the squadron commander. Our squadron commander was a Captain, but because he was senior to the other captains in the squadron, was given the title, "Commodore."

Tom W
3rd of February 2008 (Sun), 14:18
Our squadron commander was a Captain, but because he was senior to the other captains in the squadron, was given the title, "Commodore."

I believe that there were several of them back in the 1970's - they were called "The Commodores".

Pete
3rd of February 2008 (Sun), 14:19
POTN is my flagship.

Except when it comes to dinner time...

Belmondo
3rd of February 2008 (Sun), 14:20
I believe that there were several of them back in the 1970's - they were called "The Commodores".

If you weren't my cousin, I'd groan audibly.

CyberDyneSystems
3rd of February 2008 (Sun), 14:23
In theory, the flagship is wherever the 'flag' is. 'Flag' in this context would be the squadron commander. Our squadron commander was a Captain, but because he was senior to the other captains in the squadron, was given the title, "Commodore."

Some navies have created a bit of confusion surrounding the title "Commodore" it was not a rank but rather, a command. Just as in your case, your squadron commander's rank remains Captain, but as commander of a squadron, he is Commodore.

Tom W
3rd of February 2008 (Sun), 14:26
If you weren't my cousin, I'd groan audibly.

Not only audibly, but I would hope melodically.

And speaking of The Commodores....

5D - you bring me up when I'm down,
5D - youre gonna change my life around....

cosworth
3rd of February 2008 (Sun), 14:28
Jesus I cause a lot of trouble.

Maureen Souza
3rd of February 2008 (Sun), 14:32
Jesus I cause a lot of trouble.
I will be quoting you on that........;)

CyberDyneSystems
3rd of February 2008 (Sun), 14:34
Jesus I cause a lot of trouble.

Really? I'd never noticed ?

Tom W
3rd of February 2008 (Sun), 14:38
Jesus I cause a lot of trouble.

:D :D

20droger
4th of February 2008 (Mon), 21:33
And I thought the POTN "Flag" was Pekka. What does he shoot?

Whatever it is, it's the flagship POTN Canon. Others may be bigger, faster, or fancier, but they're just battlships without an admiral.

Belmondo
4th of February 2008 (Mon), 21:47
And I thought the POTN "Flag" was Pekka. What does he shoot? I think he shoots a G1.