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Canon's history of flops

 
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Apr 24, 2012 09:55 |  #16

Its settled... selling all of my Canon gear and getting a Nikon.


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Apr 24, 2012 10:09 |  #17

for a "flop" it appears to be selling well.




  
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Apr 24, 2012 10:10 |  #18

rick_reno wrote in post #14319210 (external link)
for a "flop" it appears to be selling well.

maybe the titles was meant to be flip-flops, those sell very well :D:p


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Apr 24, 2012 10:10 |  #19

Surely not a flop, and even if it 'really' was flop-worthy (its not) Canon users would not let it be.


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Apr 24, 2012 10:35 as a reply to  @ Warbird55's post |  #20

The picture of him with a black lens says all you need to know.:(


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Apr 24, 2012 10:52 |  #21

Picture North Carolina wrote in post #14318395 (external link)
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"The 5D Mark III: Canon's latest flop (external link)"

Yesterday, it was just confirmed by Canon that the 5D Mark III has a light leak problem that can ruin the camera's ability to properly meter exposures.

Continue reading on Examiner.com The 5D Mark III: Canon's latest flop - National Photography | Examiner.com http://www.examiner.co​m …latest-flop#ixzz1syPvZbLK (external link)

Typical tabloid's interpretation of molehill. :rolleyes:




  
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Apr 24, 2012 11:26 |  #22

The flag at the top of the poll blows the hardest.


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Apr 24, 2012 15:57 |  #23

andrikos wrote in post #14318425 (external link)
Hilariously enough, while reading this "article" I was recommended this:

:lol: Good catch!


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Apr 24, 2012 15:59 |  #24

jthomps123 wrote in post #14319215 (external link)
Surely not a flop, and even if it 'really' was flop-worthy (its not) Canon users would not let it be.

So you're saying Canon users will buy anything that says "Canon" on it, regardless of its performance? :confused:

That's a rough indictment of Canon users as a whole. I dunno if that's accurate.


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Apr 24, 2012 16:04 |  #25

umphotography wrote in post #14318631 (external link)
100 BUCKS SAYS HE HAS ALL NIKON GEAR

MAKE THAT $200.00

Who is "HE"? ...and why are you yelling at us? :confused:


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Apr 24, 2012 16:57 |  #26

This article is nonsense. The 'light leak' issue is not something that can be forced to happen in any realistic shooting scenario. Even at ISO 51600 and any kind of reasonable shutter speed the light leak will not affect the meter.

By the time it is dark enough to possibly matter (read: when the lens cap is on) anyone will be using a flash and the meter will be fine.

What an absolute silly article.

And even I have to say, as much as I was disappointed my the 5D Mark II, it's pretty hard to call that camera a 'mistake' given how many Canon sold. I just wasn't their target customer apparently.

About the only 'mistake' he got right was the 1D3, which Canon did rectify but which remains a real blemish.


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Apr 24, 2012 17:45 |  #27

JeffreyG wrote in post #14321806 (external link)
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By the time it is dark enough to possibly matter (read: when the lens cap is on) anyone will be using a flash and the meter will be fine.

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A flash won't light up M51 very well.


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Apr 24, 2012 17:47 |  #28

These posts are getting so old it is ridiculous. This forum, along with many others are turning into a mess. I wish admins would just start closing these threads already. One or two topics is enough for people to complain and whine about.


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Apr 24, 2012 18:12 as a reply to  @ Invertalon's post |  #29

This reminds of the time when my son's 2004 Nissan 360 Z was condemned because, at exactly 181.453367 mph, the a/c unit dropped the temperature from 51 to 50.45 degrees.
This anomaly would only occur during a high tide, at the height of the equinox in the year of the dog when the ambient temperature reached 80.5674 degrees.

I think you get the message. What a joke!

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Apr 24, 2012 20:05 |  #30

I have to wipe my eyes off from laughing so hard... I thought april fools was weeks ago.

According to Dennis Bodzash

In 2008, Canon decided to update its aging 5D, which was, at the time, the only sub-$5,000 full frame dSLR on the market. While there was nothing wrong with the performance of the 5DII, a lot of people felt let down by a lack of new features. For the most part, the 5DII was an original 5D stuffed with a new sensor, not the baby 1D lite many were hoping for (this was fixed with the 5DIII).

That darn 5D Mark ii. It was such a flop by Canon. Rejected by photographers and film studio's alike. I don't know how Canon even managed to stay in business.


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