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    Re: Nikon Samurai??? Where's the clan for Canon?

    Quote Originally Posted by Outdoorsman
    If Nikon users are Samurais, then they are superior warriors who use a very specific set of ethics and a strong sense of duty in their battle. An army of them would be a terrible force, indeed.
    But...
    Canon users are NINJAS-- sleek, black-clad cat-like assassins who can move in and out with a whisper, kill with a mere touch, disappear into thin air without a trace, keepers of secret knowledge only attained through years of relentless training. We are the silent killers who move in and out before you even knew we were there. We can be invisble, soundless, perfect, ghostlike and so incredibly lethal that the mere mention of our name sends fear into the hearts of all other warriors. They concede defeat to us before we even unsheath our weapons. We are unstoppable.
    Or at least that's what the owner's manual for my Canon said...
    I also believe that the Manual said that you are on Crack

    Well if we are all going to have our own respective clans, then we have to start a Leica one too. I know Tuna uses a IIIf or something. Who else?

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    Re: Nikon Samurai??? Where's the clan for Canon?

    Quote Originally Posted by Outdoorsman
    If Nikon users are Samurais, then they are superior warriors who use a very specific set of ethics and a strong sense of duty in their battle. An army of them would be a terrible force, indeed.
    But...
    Canon users are NINJAS-- sleek, black-clad cat-like assassins who can move in and out with a whisper, kill with a mere touch, disappear into thin air without a trace, keepers of secret knowledge only attained through years of relentless training. We are the silent killers who move in and out before you even knew we were there. We can be invisble, soundless, perfect, ghostlike and so incredibly lethal that the mere mention of our name sends fear into the hearts of all other warriors. They concede defeat to us before we even unsheath our weapons. We are unstoppable.
    Or at least that's what the owner's manual for my Canon said...
    That was truly a quote for the ages. bravo *applause*

    Canon Ninjas, eh? It goes perfectly with the oriental/mideival/martial arts/slap in your face cool theme that the nikon users have set forth. I like it. I like it a lot. I shall add it to the list.

    Canon Clan
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    In fact, I think I like it the most so far.

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    Re: Canon, Nikon, and Minolta Forums?

    Quote Originally Posted by Photo-John
    Has the time come to add manufacturer-specific forums? This is a touchy subject. Some people are very emotionally attached to a particular manufacturer. Others don't care so much, as long as it does the job. If people will really use Nikon, Canon, Pentax, Leica forums, then I'd be happy to add them. But I'd also be worried that they'd take away from the exiting forums. That's not necessarily the case. But it could happen. I'd actually like to have manufacturer-specific forums, if we can support them. But if they're going to be empty, then I'd rather not.

    Maybe the best thing to do, is if you're interested in having a Canon or Nikon club here, just get it started on your own - informally. When you can come to me and tell me that you have a bunch of participants, I'll start thinking about creating a special forum for you. Does that sound ok?
    Fred Miranda's site has Canon and Nikon specific forums that are very active, but my personal take is that such forums tend to be devisive. On the other hand, platform specific help is more readily sought and solutions found.
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    Dynastic war for the Shogunate of photography?

    Quote Originally Posted by Ryguyinlj
    I'm still somewhat new to these boards, but I did manage to notice a group known as the Nikon Samurai. As a longtime canon user I immediately wonder if there is such a group here for canon. So, is there? If not, should the canon users among us band together and form our own group with a catchy name?
    This could start a centuries long war for the shogunate of photography.
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    Re: Dynastic war for the Shogunate of photography?

    Quote Originally Posted by Lionheart
    This could start a centuries long war for the shogunate of photography.
    I've got news for you: the fires of this war have already been raging for a while now. The battle is on!

    (mild sarcasm)

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    Re: Dynastic war for the Shogunate of photography?

    Personally I think it would be a step in the wrong direction to have manufacture specific forums. One of the beauties about this website is the informality of the site, where it does matter what cameras one uses, experience is shared by many to many irrespective.

    The Nikon Samurai Club to me has always been a bit of a "Tounge in Cheek" sort of thing started by certain people that has snowballed a little recently.

    We don't need any more forums.

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    Re: Nikon Samurai??? Where's the clan for Canon?

    Okay, since some people aren't quite getting it, for the record:

    Ryguyinlj's intent on creating this thread was not to advocate the creation of any more forums here. It was to get people to have some fun joining in on the good-natured and humorous banter that the NIkon users have engaged in by calling themselves "Samurais." The only person who put forth the idea of new brand-specific forums was Photo-John, who misunderstood Ryguyinlj's intent, and has said so, effectively ending any debate on whether there will be new forums.
    This thread is supposed to be tongue-in-cheek, but with people repeating the incorrect idea that new forums might happen, the humor just might drain from the whole thing. I would really hate to see that happen, since we're all friends here.

    Oh, and as for war between Samurais and Ninjas- it wouldn't be a battle, it would be a massacre! ;)
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    Re: Canon, Nikon, and Minolta Forums?

    Why Fix What Is Not Broken
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    Re: Nikon Samurai??? Where's the clan for Canon?

    You can APSOLUT"(hehehe) LY count me in, as I am CANON BIRDNERD #1 already.

    BIRDNERDs DON'T need to carry even a SLR, but just enjoy nature/ birds in general.

    As for those NIKON people... HAAAA I own a sweet set of them too

    SMART PEOPLE don't need A BRAND to latch onto ;)


    I already unofficial came up with a canon club name( out of humor ofcourse), but VOTE away and I will be in like flynn ;)

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    Re: Nikon Samurai??? Where's the clan for Canon?

    Quote Originally Posted by Outdoorsman
    Okay, since some people aren't quite getting it, for the record:

    Ryguyinlj's intent on creating this thread was not to advocate the creation of any more forums here. It was to get people to have some fun joining in on the good-natured and humorous banter that the NIkon users have engaged in by calling themselves "Samurais."
    Yes. Exactly.

    It's all good humored. It's not as if I dislike Nikon or any other brand, I just like to have some pride in my tools and maybe have some fun with it at the same time.

    and no, I never mentioned creating specific forums. I learn a lot on these boards from people all over the world that use all types of gear. I would be shutting myself off from learning from their tecniques and perspectives if I were to only mingle with people that use similar gear that I do.

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    Re: Nikon Samurai??? Where's the clan for Canon?

    well this is an interesting thread but what about minolta?im sure there are alot of minolta folks out there.and should we stick with the asian/mideveil theme?or branch out to other idea's? and also i think the names should have an association with the camera,ie:Nikon-a pristegious weapon (if you will)and the weilder's have a set code of ethics.(woo! this is fun)

    so we have.

    Nikon-Samurais
    Cannon- Ninja's (possibly)
    Minolta-
    Leicia-

    please let all the idea's flow

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    Re: Nikon Samurai??? Where's the clan for Canon?

    It is nice to belong, and I thought I belonged to the grup of users here on the forums, not to a particular clan.


    I think separate areas for manufacturers might be divisive, if you want the "my hammer's better than yours" attitude there are plenty of single make forums elsewhere.

    Having said that, while the NIkon Samurai definitely have a presence, the rest of us outnumber them
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    Canon Cannibals???...

    Ok, maybe that's a bit over the top...

    Commandos is fine with me...
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    Talking

    Just to Add to the Confusion

    Canon Rules
    The Canon Rebels


    I think a pole is a great way to decide.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ryguyinlj
    hmmm.... It seems like there may be some takers. If people keep expressing intrest I'll create a poll to pick the name.

    So far I've got

    Canon Clan
    Clan de Canon
    Canon Zealot
    Canon Cult

    Anyone have any other ideas?

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    America has made a choice!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Canon "America's Choice" for Digital Cameras - Press Release

    I think us Canon people NEED to brag a little - take note all you Samurais!

    I just couldn't resist!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ryguyinlj
    I'm still somewhat new to these boards, but I did manage to notice a group known as the Nikon Samurai. As a longtime canon user I immediately wonder if there is such a group here for canon. So, is there? If not, should the canon users among us band together and form our own group with a catchy name?

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    whoa i cant believe i didn't see it before....

    The Cannon Rebels!

    i vote for the cannon Rebels

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    Re: Nikon Samurai??? Where's the clan for Canon?

    Canon Ninja's rock!

    Minolta who?

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    Re: Check This Out!

    Quote Originally Posted by Liz
    America has made a choice!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Canon "America's Choice" for Digital Cameras - Press Release
    I think us Canon people NEED to brag a little - take note all you Samurais!
    I just couldn't resist!
    Liz
    Well, it's not like Canon has much to brag about these days! But talking about camera loyalty, I have a Fuji, and I know I'm greatly out numbered on these boards.

    *Runs away*

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    Re: Check This Out!

    I always understood it to be just a label for our signatures, nothing else.

    While I think Canon Rebels is clever, I think I like Canon Ninjas better, if only because of the impassioned description that Outdoorsman gave it. Great sales pitch, Outdoorsman!
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    Re: Check This Out!

    You can call it the canon cream puff for all I care.... I will join anyway ;)

    Nikon catch ups and Canon leaders sounds about right ;)

    But to be honest..... I love my NIKON F100 far too much to sell it. We have history
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    Re: Nikon Samurai??? Where's the clan for Canon?

    Hey, thanks, Kelly! I hoped another of the W.N. people (that's Word Nerd) would appreciate the effort I put into it. I was really trying hard to imagine a fight between a samurai and a ninja, and of course, the ninja won in like 1.2 seconds. Personally I'm not a Rebel. You have to belong to something first to then rebel against it.
    And also I must admit, there's an old Vivitar in my arsenal that sees a few rolls now and then, as well as a new (used) Ricoh p&s that is proving itself quite well. Canon is my "modern" system, but why limit yourself to only one weapon, I say.
    Same goes for my real weapons, too. Having only two guns really bugs me. ;) But then again, I don't exactly live in the inner city. The biggest fear we live in here is having the winds blow the manure smell our way.
    I did a quick image search on Yahoo! and this one caught my eye...
    http://www.metalgear.it/mg_imm/artworks/ninja.jpg
    pretty cool.
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    Re: Nikon Samurai??? Where's the clan for Canon?

    "Same goes for my real weapons, too. Having only two guns really bugs me"


    Dude as I am sure Rob(nikon geek one) can tell you ONE is all you need, though we have you beat I own 40 cal, 45, 380 auto, 50cal, 50BMG(sold one, bought one), 308(new), 223(new)....... WHY I can't explain SERIOUSLY, but boy are they pretty

    I have no desire to harm anyone, but guns are just beautiful TOOLS in my humble opinion.

    AND NO I will NOT post images of them, so don't even ask

    CANON NINJAS don't need MODERN weaponry anyway
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    Re: Canon Cannibals???...

    Quote Originally Posted by Asylum Steve
    Ok, maybe that's a bit over the top...

    Commandos is fine with me...
    What' that? We're going commando?


    I vote for Ninjas, based on Outdoorsman's decription, which is way better than any Nikon Samuri description I've seen. See, Canon is better already, and there isn't even a name yet....

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    Re: Canon Cannibals???...

    ps

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    Re: Nikon Samurai??? Where's the clan for Canon?

    Man...you guys gotta have some action here!
    If you want to start a canon ninja thing, then hurry up and stick it by your name.
    Dont just talk about it and have no action, especially if you are a supporter of one name.


    Hey Leica folks, let me know you guys wanna stick something on your signature. I'm down.

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