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    Default When Marketing becomes ridiculous...

    ... you get situations like the proverbal man selling the impenetrable shield and the spear that penetrates everything...



    This is on Panasonic Singapore's first page on system camera. So next to each other are two "world's smallest and lightest micro4/3 bodies". =.="

    Just thought this was worth a share

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    You might want to bother to "Find Out More"... Did you note the asterisks?

    For G3: * For an interchangeable lens system camera with a view finder as of May 12, 2011
    For GF3: * For an interchangeable lens system camera with a built-in flash as of June 13, 2011.

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    yes share to world that TS never research properly.
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    What if it's a slogan? "Red Bull gives you wings"

    Eh I drink Red Bull I never grow wings, so can I sue them?

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    Quote Originally Posted by redstone View Post
    What if it's a slogan? "Red Bull gives you wings"

    Eh I drink Red Bull I never grow wings, so can I sue them?
    I think it's supposed to be: "Red Bull gives you winds"
    Last edited by Sion; 20th November 2011 at 12:23 PM.

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    some "ridiculous" ads to share

    This ad is for optical zoom


    this ad is for fastest autofocus


    This ad is for 12 face detection


    This ad for superzoom
    Last edited by photoart; 20th November 2011 at 01:40 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by photoart View Post
    some "ridiculous" ads to share

    This ad is for optical zoom


    this ad is for fastest autofocus


    This ad is for 12 face detection


    This ad for superzoom
    LOL @ the last ad hehe. It's been a while since I saw it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by photoart View Post
    I think we see this girl in Bishan MRT station 7.30am every morning.

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    this ad is for WIDE angle





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    this ad is for STEADY shot



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    Quote Originally Posted by photoart
    this ad is for WIDE angle
    Lol!!! Good one!
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    Quote Originally Posted by photoart View Post
    this ad is for STEADY shot


    Btw this is not Canon offical ads, isn't it? Because AFAIK, Steady Shot is Sony's tagline for its image stabilization technology, not Canon's.

    Correct me if I'm wrong =)

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    Quote Originally Posted by SilentSeth View Post
    Btw this is not Canon offical ads, isn't it? Because AFAIK, Steady Shot is Sony's tagline for its image stabilization technology, not Canon's.

    Correct me if I'm wrong =)
    maybe you are right. i found these images when googling for ads... don't know if they are original ads or spoofs

    here's another one for Canon' s image stabilization


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    LOL the @ tri-legs.. actually arms of steel are better to prevent vibration rather than 3 legs =p

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    Quote Originally Posted by SilentSeth
    LOL the @ tri-legs.. actually arms of steel are better to prevent vibration rather than 3 legs =p
    Arms of carbon fiber better.
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    Default Re: When Marketing becomes ridiculous...

    Quote Originally Posted by photoart View Post
    maybe you are right. i found these images when googling for ads... don't know if they are original ads or spoofs

    here's another one for Canon' s image stabilization

    wow... is Canon saying that even in good lighting day as in that photo where you can shoot at higher shutter speed, it still needs image stabilizer? Gee glad I stick with Nikon all these years LOL.... *siam*

    BTW... that would have been a better image for a Manfrotto Advertisement.
    Last edited by sammy888; 20th November 2011 at 05:54 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sammy888 View Post
    wow... is Canon saying that even in good lighting day as in that photo where you can shoot at higher shutter speed, it still needs image stabilizer? Gee glad I stick with Nikon all these years LOL.... *siam*

    BTW... that would have been a better image for a Manfrotto Advertisement.
    Because of the slogan:

    Canon - De-Lighting you always.

    lesser light = more need for image stabilization

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    Quote Originally Posted by bonrya View Post
    Arms of carbon fiber better.
    This is awesome in a rather creepy way. haha!

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    Quote Originally Posted by voxies09 View Post
    yes share to world that TS never research properly.
    Quote Originally Posted by edutilos- View Post
    You might want to bother to "Find Out More"... Did you note the asterisks?

    For G3: * For an interchangeable lens system camera with a view finder as of May 12, 2011
    For GF3: * For an interchangeable lens system camera with a built-in flash as of June 13, 2011.
    Erm yes in case most bloat-headed trolls think I'm probably missing the point, I happen to know my stuff. Just sharing something, it wasn't a question to clear up any doubt I had...

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    Default Re: When Marketing becomes ridiculous...

    Quote Originally Posted by eventidephoenix View Post
    Erm yes in case most bloat-headed trolls think I'm probably missing the point, I happen to know my stuff. Just sharing something, it wasn't a question to clear up any doubt I had...
    It's marketing.

    It's almost always ridiculous.

    Just pointing out that your point isn't really a point, because said manufacturer does protect itself with disclaimers. Usually the big companies aren't so careless.

    But of course, if you don't like having the truth pointed out to you... Then I rest my case. Cheers.
    Last edited by edutilos-; 28th November 2011 at 11:01 PM.

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