Except, I believe those two are very committed customers of Dave's Capture Integration.
No I don't think I'm committed to any camera store, but let me check.
I'll look in my closet at my Leather NASCAR Jacket. I keep it for all of my sponsorships.
Let's see, I've got a deal with Fram Oil Filters, Little Debbie Fruit Cakes, Oh yea Mountain Dew, but no I don't see any Dave's CI
. I do have Dave's Roller Bearings out of Topeka and Dave's Gentlemen's Club over on Culver Blvd, so maybe that would be a conflict.
Hmm, that's interesting, I do have a Podass logo but I think that's a Cajun Hot Sauce, pretty funny logo too, it's got all these guys standing around a barn holding a catfish po' boy.
Thanks for the compliment, (if it is a compliment) but Dave Farkas is probably looking for something different. I kind of knock the paint off of this stuff and I've never gone to the beach with a camera in my hand to have fun.
Tuesday we go to the beach with 2,000 lbs of metal and electricity to work, but it's not really that much fun.
I do own a Leica M 8 and I like it (no pun intended) though I hate the new E.U. rules where you have to wear a sweater on your shoulders when you shoot with it.
Because of this rule when I'm in Continental Europe I use an alias, Maxin Pistole, so nobody knows it's me.
But If I could be so lucky to test a S-2 first thing I'd do is NOT shoot any orange faces on wrinkled seamless paper, I'd never shoot a color chart and do my best to promise not to shoot an eyeball.
I'd also hire a hair and makeup artist, use talent that actually works, have a full crew and spend some money on the photograph.
What I would do is shoot the crap out of it tethered, pull the plug, stick the cable back in and see how difficult it is to restart the software.
I'd look at the lcd in bright sunlight and shade, compare it to the computer and see if it's even close to relevant.
I'd shoot the lenses wide open, the camera a 1/30th and push the hell out of the file using a jukebox for a key light.
Most of all I'd go back at 9 pm and batch process our 1,000 files and run a timer.
In the middle of my lunch break I'd put on my most famous French/Italian accent and become Maxin Pistole and call Samy's, SmashBox, Irene's PRS, Pix, Fotocare, The Piers, Splashlight, MattPhot and PearTree and say this;
Uh, " i have zee news Lecias Esses Twos and my 70 meters of milli lens she no works because the focus is behind the front of the panties, so I needs to rent ones or twos of these lens. Do you have this in stock? Can you give me these things I need?
Maxin, uh I mean BC.