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  1. #76
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    Let's hurry up and pick something! :D

    Quote Originally Posted by walterick
    So far we have:

    Money
    Cliches
    Lines in Nature
    Landscapes
    Beautiful Women (I wouldn't be allowed to participate in this one )
    Human Interest

    or...

    Just posting pics of various subjects from each camera.

    We're losing momentum here. Let's hurry up and pick something!

    Money works for me.

    Beautiful Women also works for me!!!

    ;-)
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    Re: Fun is fun but...

    Quote Originally Posted by almo
    While I admit it is fun to postulate and make jokes, I really do not like the idea of a competition between the members of these forums. Clans only make the prospect of this even worse. I do not see this idea ending well. I believe the forums are here to show and share. I think that the idea of of clans showing off what they can do is fine, but making it a win or lose proposal really brings an aspect to it that makes me very uncomfortable. PR.com has the best photo-community on the net, and I do not see this "Clan Bat-tel" as being very conducive to the continuation of that theme.

    Anyway, thats how I feel.
    I was about to disagree with this with the belief that it could be done with good humor and in the spirit of friendly rivalry. But after reading this post I'm not so sure. Things are getting a little heated over there.

    What if this was simply turned into a show and tell. A few pictures of your equipment and then a few with your equipment designed to show it's strengths. This thread would then become a great tool for people that come to the forum trying to decide which equipment will work best for them.

    Just a thought.
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    Re: Fun is fun but...

    Almo, I hear your concern. I think it WOULD end up badly if it were not for the good natured spirit of the Viewfinder forum I would not DREAM of putting this thread elsewhere.

    One thing I should have stated already, is that the trick to this whole contest is...

    NO ONE CAN WIN

    Who is going to vote? The people who post the pictures! I think it's safe as a good-spirited competition in which everyone is inspired to post the best pictures they can. The winner will be in the quality of work. There is no way to "prove" that one camera takes better pictures than another!

    That having been said, I will keep an eye on the tone of the thread to make sure it stays good humored. I take this whole Nikon v. Canon thing as a joke. Perhaps I am underestimating the severity with which other people believe in "their" cameras. If everyone else agrees with Almo, I'll call the game.

    If not...
    let's get it on
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    Re: Let's hurry up and pick something! :D

    Quote Originally Posted by Speed
    Money works for me.

    Beautiful Women also works for me!!!

    ;-)
    Speed, you would win just based on your backlog of Dawn pictures

    I think everyone who is going to voice an opinion here already has. Which is not very many...

    I saw maybe 3 votes for "money" and I don't think I saw any votes for any other topics. We'll definitely have another Battle of the Clans in the future so if "money" bombs we'll do another one.

    That being said, with no further objections "Money" will be the first theme of our Battle of the Clans competition! I'll make a new thread for the photos

    Let the games begin!
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    Re: Fun is fun but...

    Quote Originally Posted by walterick
    One thing I should have stated already, is that the trick to this whole contest is...

    NO ONE CAN WIN

    Who is going to vote? The people who post the pictures! I think it's safe as a good-spirited competition in which everyone is inspired to post the best pictures they can. The winner will be in the quality of work. There is no way to "prove" that one camera takes better pictures than another!
    Absolutly right, because all the KM people would vote KM, Nikon > Nikon, Canon > Canon. So yeah, there is no way to prove it. So I'll agree, we just make it a show and tell thread, show off our gear and the shots we can make with it. In the end it just comes down to it's not the camera, it's the person behind it.
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    Re: Bring out your weapons.

    Now, I just might be conflicted.

    Work (PR) is a Nikon. (D2x)
    Other Work (Video) is a Canon (lens wise, video is a sony)
    Freelance (video) is a Fuji (Again, lens wise) (JVC 550)
    Fun (video) is a Canon (GL2)
    Fun is a KonicaMinolta (Z10)
    Weddings are a Nikon (D1x)

    Now...the dealbreaker... Shared by a group of friends... is a Kodak buuuut - Nikon lenses.

    perhaps...I will just have to withdrawl. Because there is no doubt,

    KONICA MINOLTA SHALL RULE!!

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    Re: Bring out your weapons.

    Quote Originally Posted by spacey
    Now, I just might be conflicted.

    Work (PR) is a Nikon. (D2x)
    Other Work (Video) is a Canon (lens wise, video is a sony)
    Freelance (video) is a Fuji (Again, lens wise) (JVC 550)
    Fun (video) is a Canon (GL2)
    Fun is a KonicaMinolta (Z10)
    Weddings are a Nikon (D1x)

    Now...the dealbreaker... Shared by a group of friends... is a Kodak buuuut - Nikon lenses.

    perhaps...I will just have to withdrawl. Because there is no doubt,

    CANON SHALL RULE!!
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    Re: Bring out your weapons.

    Of course, now I'd have to vote 4 times...one for Kodak...one for Nikon and 2 for Pentax...hahaha...

    As for choosing a subject...I'm going to suggest, since we are beginning Spring next week, that we do some budding flowers and trees. I also like the idea of landscapes and lines in Nature. Of course, we don't want to leave out anyone, so maybe we should just have a "Post your best shots". This would allow everyone to post pics of their best forms of shooting. And I agree...NO VOTING...Just for fun.
    I do think that we should put some stipulations though...to include...
    1. Type of Camera
    2. For DSLR'S & SLR'S ... post your settings and setup inc. lenses, iso, ss, priority or manual, etc...(auto settings ok)
    3. For Prosumer P/S's...post your settings, same as above exc. lens. (Auto settings ok)
    4. For P/S's...let us know if you used a preset or just used auto settings.
    (1-4 to allow us noobs to learn from the more experienced shooters.)
    5. This is just a thought...since this is a "camera" contest...then post pics straight out of the camera. You would be allowed to use your adjustments "in camera"...but no Photoshop, PictureIt, Corel, or other photo-adjustment software, except RAW/PEF/NEF etc. adjustment. *(honor system).
    Just some thoughts...
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    Re: Bring out your weapons.

    Hey Ken

    Sorry I missed your post before I posted the contest thread. I think those are good suggestions, maybe we'll incorprate them into the NEXT contest!

    I really want this to be a goofy, fun, tongue in cheek kind of a thing. If it heats up into a battle over whose camera is better then I will have the whole thing locked and deleted.

    Gotta keep the positive vibes going

    Thanks!
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    Re: Bring out your weapons.

    Cool Rick...I like the idea and maybe we can just get something going, as you suggested, after this first one is over. I am always looking for educational ways of doing things...I guess it's the teacher in me. I'm already planning my strategy for "money". Kim has a couple of great money shots I found the other day from the first weekend she started shooting. I think she shot them with the Nikon, so she'll have post them as a NS...hehe...what do you think about the name "The Pentax Taxmen" and we use the slogan...."THE TAXMAN COMETH" hahahaha...for the contest...we'll use the IRS logo for our logo...The reasoning is because of the subject of current contest...hehehe
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    Re: Bring out your weapons.

    The Pentax Taxmen... LOL! I love it. As long as your wife doesn't prefer "taxpersons"

    Becareful with copyrights using the IRS logo! You don't want the REAL taxman to cometh!

    Glad you're working on a money theme. I am working on one too. Gotta get out and support the Samurai! ;)
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    Re: Bring out your weapons.

    So, newbie question here, how does one become an official Clan O'Canon Member?

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    Re: Bring out your weapons.

    Killroy,

    It's simple. Just give yourself a nickname like "Roy O Canon" and put it in your signature (from the My Account tab.) And then you can borrow the symbol from someone else's signature and paste it into your sig as well.

    Welcome to the fray!
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    Re: Bring out your weapons.

    That's it? I thought you had to be invited or something.

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    Re: Bring out your weapons.

    No, only the Samurai are that snobby
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    Re: Bring out your weapons.

    OK, if I get attacked in the middle of the night and my clover is stripped from me, I know where to find you! LOL

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    Re: Bring out your weapons.

    Quote Originally Posted by KillRoy
    OK, if I get attacked in the middle of the night and my clover is stripped from me, I know where to find you! LOL
    What I ask is what is there to be for a good Scottish boy? I got no O in ma blood. I am a Mc. Canon. I don't slumber away the day under no bleedin' shamrock. No green bolar on ma round top. No clay pipe twixt ma fine full scottish lips. We may shoot wuth the same gun, but I walk alone in the the world, wuth naught but the ghosts of ma fathers to keep ma company. You think abou' that.
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    Re: Bring out your weapons.

    Quote Originally Posted by almo
    What I ask is what is there to be for a good Scottish boy? I got no O in ma blood. I am a Mc. Canon. I don't slumber away the day under no bleedin' shamrock. No green bolar on ma round top. No clay pipe twixt ma fine full scottish lips. We may shoot wuth the same gun, but I walk alone in the the world, wuth naught but the ghosts of ma fathers to keep ma company. You think abou' that.
    Wha?

    Is this what happens to Canon users minds after a few years?
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