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Seen the new lumix commercial?

 
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Apr 13, 2010 15:39 |  #1

have you seen the commercial that depicts a nature photographer fumbling with a large dark colored (thankfully) lens while a young couple pulls up their new lumix with the 16 power smart zoom at arms length cause it doesn't need a viewfinder and gets a "keeper" of a falcon nest while our poor friend the nature shooter with the big black lens looks like he is thinking of either 1)throwing his gear off the cliff or B) throwing the young couple off the cliff.

I was amused, how do you feel about it?

Unfortunately, the people that will see this commercial and come away thinking that a little P+S can be superior to a big dark lens are not the people that already own big dark lenses, so their will be no mass rush to craigslist and ebay to sell all of the unnecessary gear quickly and cheaply to fund the purchase of new Lumix cameras. Darn.


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Apr 13, 2010 15:41 |  #2

Yeah, that commercial is hilarious. Made me laugh. (Although, I also laugh when I see people trying to take pictures of wildlife with their cellphone cameras...)


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Apr 14, 2010 14:02 |  #3

Well it is a commercial. Ever been associated with sales? You show your strengths and hide weaknesses.


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Apr 15, 2010 17:22 |  #4

Was that this video? http://www.youtube.com …I5t6Fgk50&featu​re=related (external link)


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Apr 15, 2010 18:17 |  #5

saw it last night on Discovery channel, almost thought it was a new documentary till the couple showed up :eek:



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Apr 15, 2010 21:18 |  #6

LOL, thats funny.


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Apr 16, 2010 02:29 as a reply to  @ themadman's post |  #7

I'm cynical and look at the commercial like the trekking couple with their talking and lack of consideration for the scene the dSLR user was trying to capture disrupted it with that very behavior and then flaunted their capture in front of him. That was the reason I associated the dSLR user having the disgruntled impression he had.

I guess the smoke and mirrors of some advertisements just don't get evade my jaded nature. :p


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Apr 16, 2010 02:48 |  #8

Luminodio wrote in post #10005051 (external link)
I'm cynical and look at the commercial like the trekking couple with their talking and lack of consideration for the scene the dSLR user was trying to capture disrupted it with that very behavior and then flaunted their capture in front of him. That was the reason I associated the dSLR user having the disgruntled impression he had.

I guess the smoke and mirrors of some advertisements just don't get evade my jaded nature. :p

thats the same way I thought of it.

The couple scared off the bird!


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Apr 16, 2010 11:58 |  #9

i saw the commercial and the first words ran acorss my mind were "BS!"


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Apr 16, 2010 12:03 |  #10

Well Canon is no better. See their T1i commercials during the superbowl? It basically hinted that a T1i should be used to shoot pro sports.


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Apr 16, 2010 12:10 |  #11

Yes it is. I find it funny :)


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Apr 16, 2010 13:00 |  #12

tkbslc wrote in post #10007060 (external link)
Well Canon is no better. See their T1i commercials during the superbowl? It basically hinted that a T1i should be used to shoot pro sports.

I think that the rebel example is more believable than using a point and shoot to photograph and film a bird in flight.


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Apr 19, 2010 00:32 |  #13

Luminodio wrote in post #10005051 (external link)
I'm cynical and look at the commercial like the trekking couple with their talking and lack of consideration for the scene the dSLR user was trying to capture disrupted it with that very behavior and then flaunted their capture in front of him. That was the reason I associated the dSLR user having the disgruntled impression he had.

I guess the smoke and mirrors of some advertisements just don't get evade my jaded nature. :p

+1

The guy took the pain to setup his tripod and was picking the right lens for the job and here they come...

I can imagine a few boulders falling after them later downhill... oops did i kick those loose? Hey maybe you can get a "keeper" of them heading towards ya.


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Apr 19, 2010 07:22 |  #14

Luminodio wrote in post #10005051 (external link)
I'm cynical and look at the commercial like the trekking couple with their talking and lack of consideration for the scene the dSLR user was trying to capture disrupted it with that very behavior and then flaunted their capture in front of him. That was the reason I associated the dSLR user having the disgruntled impression he had.

I guess the smoke and mirrors of some advertisements just don't get evade my jaded nature. :p

haha, I thought the same thing when they sorta stepped right in front of him, and then showed him. But it's pretty much on par with what I've seen.

that and any real photographer would have been set up and ready, heh




  
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Apr 19, 2010 07:31 |  #15

are photographers the most threatened species on earth? last time I shot zabriskie point (199x) a good 15 SLR users had come and gone by the time I was ready for the 1st film holder. they were polite too.




  
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