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Technical Support / Memory Card SPAM
« on: January 16, 2015, 12:36:20 PM »
When you see a new member post a link about a card error followed by a new member posting a link to a web site that sells card recovery software, or even worse, software that contains malware, please report it, and don't reply.

I've now setup a filter to trap the name of that company and insert the word "Spam"


EOS Bodies / Re: Canon Confirms Development of High Megapixel Camera
« on: January 02, 2015, 01:35:30 PM »
While we are waiting for Canon and Nikon to introduce pro level, FF, mirrorless cameras, Canons announcement about a 50 MP Bayer? DSLR? might seem a bit odd. Especially considering that Canon presently offers no lenses that would give justice to a 50MP sensor. At the same time Canon admits the need for a new line of lenses. The real reason why both Canon and Nikon are having difficulties breaking into pro level, FF, mirrorless cameras has to do with lenses, and more specifically with lens mounts. A properly designed mirrorless camera takes advantage of a shorter flange distance. Hopefully not as short as Sony's 18mm, but not as long as Nikon's present 46.5mm or Canon's 44mm.
If Canon managed to bring out an innovative DSLR? using a shorter flange distance, say 25-30mm, and a new line of high resolution lenses, Canon would be in a superb position to smoothly transition into pro level, FF, mirrorless cameras.
With a little foresight this new lens mount would have a large enough throat diameter to allow for an adapter to present EOS lenses.
Whichever ways Canon and Nikon choose to get to pro level, FF, mirrorless cameras,  I predict some interesting camera days ahead.

Its more difficult to design a lens for short flange distances, due to the requirement to bend light more in order to cover a FF.  Expect either poorer lenses, smaller aperture lenses, or more expensive and complex good lenses.

Existing EF lenses have no problem with 52 MP, after all, a 7D MK II is a cropped 51.7 MP FF sensor.  Same for Nikon.

I'd expect a newer existing EF lens to work well with a 100mp sensor. 

EOS Bodies / Re: Canon Confirms Development of High Megapixel Camera
« on: January 02, 2015, 01:25:28 PM »
I would like more resolution in the sensor at higher ISO's. 

Usually I have a lot more heartburn about loss of resolution at moderately high ISO (like ISO 800 or 1600) than I do about grain/noise, which I don't really notice much until ISO 3200 or more.  I find it irritating, for example, when the camera does not record eyelashes or eye or lip detail, and I see it doing that at those ISO's before I really see much noise. 

Would the higher res sensors deliver more lines of resolution at the higher ISO's?

Scotty, the individual pixels get much more noisy as they get smaller.  However, if you reduce the resolution, then the noise is not as apparent.  DXO reduces the resolution of the sensors they test to 8MP, for example.  Then they declare the low noise winner.

There seems little advantage to buying a high MP sensor camera and then reducing the resolution to make the high amount of noise look better, but it does work.  It keeps you from making severe crops, which I sometimes want to do.  My reason for buying a high MP body was to allow me to make those extreme crops.  It was a big mistake, and I resold my D800.

At low ISO's where there is little noise, then you actually are able to use the resolution you paid for.  Right now, going to medium format is the only sure way to get high MP and low noise, but its expensive.  There are other limitations as well, so its a bit specialized.

Canon General / Merry Christmas and A Happy Holiday Season to All
« on: December 25, 2014, 12:00:37 PM »
I'm wishing all of our CR members a happy holiday season.  I hope you all get the gear you wanted.

Canon General / Re: How does one close/delete one's account ?
« on: December 21, 2014, 12:44:08 PM »
Hi all.
I am trying to find a way to end/close/delete my account here on cr Could anyone tell me how to go about it.

Many Thanks

You do need to send a message specifically requesting to have your account removed.  Clicking the Report post will notify all the mods, and one will do it for you.

We have not allowed members to delete their accounts and posts, since their removal can disrupt a thread or conversation.  I can remove your account, but the posts will stay.  You can remove your own posts one at a time, unless you started the thread.  You can lock your own threads as well.

We had to do this because there was a flurry of members who were harassing the forum by creating a account, posting something objectionable, and then deleting their account.  This made it difficult to find and remove the posts unless another member found them and reported them. (We can't read everything, so we respond to reported posts)

If you decide to pickup some day, I can reconnect a new account with your old posts as well, as long as you supply the old account name.  Just signing up with the same name does not reconnect old posts, we have to do it manually.

Canon General / Thanks Adorama and Helen Oster !
« on: December 19, 2014, 01:53:39 PM »
My new 100-400mm L was shipped last Friday, and I am enjoying it.

Though not a fault of
Adorama's, UPS messed up on the overnight delivery, it was over a weekend, so they really messed up.

I emailed Helen Oster late Thursday night, and there was a shipping refund when I fired up my computer this morning.   Thanks Helen.

 I know how UPS works, but there is no excuse for not putting it on a plane Friday night, they obviously never opened their van until Sunday, when the finally scanned it.  Then, they sent me a Monday delivery notice, but missed the flight, so they did not put it on a plane until Monday.  Then, it barely made it.  It arrived at 6:15 Tuesday morning and someone apparently delivered it to the driver later in the day.  There was no status saying it was on the truck like we usually see.

UPS has missed 2/3 of their delivery dates in the past 3 weeks, I'd have thought they would have learned last year.  Most of my deliveries are routine, so its no problem.

I'm looking forward to pre-ordering that new 50MP camera from Adorama when it arrives!

Canon General / Re: Resurrection, of the posting kind.
« on: December 13, 2014, 12:52:38 PM »
Yes, some have been from previous banned individuals just trying to cause havoc (That's why they were originally Banned), some are from scammers, and some from new members who found the old post in a web search and are responding and unaware that its a very old post..

I haven't found a way to automatically lock posts after a certain period.  I manually lock some where new posts make no sense.

FOR SALE Photo Equipment / Seller Forum Extended thru January, 2015
« on: November 29, 2014, 01:05:01 PM »
I'll keep it going for another month, maybe more.
The test sales forum is closing soon, so we are not currently adding more members. 

The forum software is being rewritten, and once that is completed, we will reconsider a selling forum.

Site Information / Visibility of CR Boards
« on: November 22, 2014, 12:19:10 PM »
I was asked about the ability to see a board this morning, which led me to discover than many members were not able to see all of our boards.

That is fixed now, so if you are seeing more boards, that's why.

Some other forums have a minimum quote/own content relation ratio, but I guess that's not possible with the current cr software.

I have not been able to limit the size of a quotation field, or to remove images that are included in a quote thru the standard moderator interface.  Its probably possible to modify the program to do this, but then, with every new version of SMF, it will have to be modified and tested, and fooling around with things like that commonly break a large forum like CR. 

Strange things creep in all the time from some seemingly unrelated change.

It is a visualisation of your post number... Or the camera under it. Neuro has the most, while first posters have only one. ;)

The forum Membership is broken into several member groups.  Each member group has a name associated with it, and a number of bars, stars, etc. 

As the number of posts goes up, a Member is automatically moved to a different member group, and the number of bars changes to the setting for that member group.  We could have done it like Canon Cameras, and reduced the number of bard down to one for the highest level of posts.

One advantage of breaking the membership up into different groups is our ability to allow different forum capabilities to higher posting members.  We can also setup member groups by invitation or subscription only, and make them visible to certain groups only.

That's why you don't see the groups reserved for selfies and nude photos posted by movie stars and celebrities ;)

You don't see the user group that Admins use to exchange routine forum operation information either.

The Buy and Sell group is another example of a limited membership group, everyone can see it and post to a existing topic, but starting a new for sale topic is limited.

1D X Sample Images / Create a Topic to Show YOUR Images taken with a 1DX
« on: November 06, 2014, 09:29:40 PM »
I suggest that you create your own topic to show your images.  That's why a entire board was created for a single camera model.

If too many images appear in a single topic, then it slows the rendering down and gets difficult to view.

At some point, topics with too many pages will be locked.

6D Sample Images / Creat Your Own Topic to show YOUR Canon 6D Images
« on: November 06, 2014, 09:27:55 PM »
I suggest that you create your own topic to show your images.  That's why a entire board was created for a single camera model.

If too many images appear in a single topic, then it slows the rendering down and gets difficult to view.

At some point, topics with too many pages will be locked.

Creating a topic to collect all images will be removed in the future

G7X Sample Images / Create Separate Topics for your Canon G7X Images Here!
« on: November 05, 2014, 11:10:42 PM »
I suggest that you create your own topic to show your images.  That's why a entire board was created for a single camera model.

If too many images appear in a single topic, then it slows the rendering down and gets difficult to view.

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