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Software & Accessories / Re: Free DxO Optics Pro 8
« on: October 29, 2014, 12:48:50 AM »
Thanks! I'll try installing it in the morning.

BTW should I be insulted that the "type the letters here" word was, "EFATTY"? Because I feel that I should be insulted. lol

Technical Support / Re: Question about cleaning something off of sensor.
« on: October 19, 2014, 08:02:25 PM »
Thanks for the replies. I am indeed nervous about doing it myself, but I live in a small town and am probably more then an hour away from a place that could help me. Also, I live in Ontario, Canada; do we even have Canon service centres?

Technical Support / Question about cleaning something off of sensor.
« on: October 19, 2014, 02:39:18 PM »
There is a drop of some clear substance on my sensor. It looks like a drop of water but it doesn't dry up which makes me think of something horrible like tree sap. :(

How should I go about getting this "thing" off my sensor?

Its a Canon 5D II btw.


Pricewatch Deals / Re: Deal: Canon Pixma Pro-100 $34 at Adorama
« on: June 27, 2014, 04:39:28 PM »
Is this valid in Canada?

Canon General / Re: Buying refurbished from Canon
« on: June 07, 2014, 02:29:51 PM »
In regards to getting refurbished stuff from either Canon or Adorama would I run into a wall because I live in Canada? I've noticed that Canon tends to keep country boarders tightly locked down. :(


Even though you don't think you're moving your eyes when looking at clouds and tree bark, you more then likely are, just a small amount, and at hard to notice speeds. You're so used to this process that its not something you can be sure that you would notice, since you normally don't. You're brain combines all these part images together to give you what you perceive as "the world." It is also very possible that you aren't truly seeing the bark. You've seen it many times before, even if you don't realize it. You're brain will often fill in information that it isn't actually "seeing" at that very moment because it either knows that it is there, or that it believes that it is there. This is one of the reasons why eye witness accounts of sudden and traumatic crimes can be notoriously inaccurate. As an example, a person may honestly believe that a mugger has a gun in his one hand that is down at his side near his (the robbers) pocket, but in reality what is there is a dark pattern on his jacket pocket, either from the jacket's colour/style, or from a shadow. The witness isn't lying, he was just so afraid for his/her life that he/she imagined that there was a gun there.

Probably the only real, reliable way to conduct an experiment like looking at a very dark and a very bright thing at the same time and knowing that you didn't look at each separately would be to have a special camera/s closely monitoring your head, eyeballs, and pupils for any movement. It would also have to be an artificial or set up scene so that there was some symbol or something in the dark area that you would have to be able to identify without any movement. I honestly don't think "not moving" at all is possible without medical intervention such as somehow disabling a persons ability to move at all; body, neck, head, even eyeballs.

Not exactly a fun experiment. :)

EOS Bodies / Re: Patent: Canon EF 100-400 f/4.5-5.6 DO
« on: May 24, 2014, 10:46:22 PM »
Shouldn't the continuing improvements in nano-particles help with things like a lens coating?

Animal Kingdom / Re: Wiley and the Grey Ghost
« on: May 12, 2014, 05:41:25 PM »
Thanks.  The bird lifted up after the pass and the coyote went right after it.  Not much missed in between except maybe the harrier going into the lift and the coyote following up with his head.

Ahh gotcha, thanks for the reply! In the 2nd last photo when the hawk is right above the coyote's head you can see that the coyote's heat is quickly turning and its eyes seem to be closed. Is it just shaking its head back and forth like dogs do sometimes or is it trying to see what's over it, and/or trying to duck? lol

Animal Kingdom / Re: Wiley and the Grey Ghost
« on: May 12, 2014, 03:59:18 PM »
I loved the build up but sadly the big gap between the 2nd last, and last photo left me wanting to know both what happened in between and why you didn't catch it since you caught everything else.

Still, they're great shots, it just strikes me as a story without a proper ending. :)

Lenses / Re: The ULTIMATE Canon lens
« on: June 26, 2013, 09:28:00 PM »
"It’ll be pointed toward the heavens in order to help scientists determine the distribution of dark matter in the universe."

Damn! You got me. :(

Lenses / Re: Canon Store having refurb sale right now
« on: March 24, 2013, 01:39:35 PM »
I see at the top in the address that it says USA.

Does this mean that you can't buy any of their refurb stuff if your from Canada?

Canon General / Re: Canon Can't Even Make a Billion Dollars Anymore
« on: October 26, 2012, 01:31:35 PM »
Dropping CS is always the easiest way to go since your costumers can't bitch at you if they can't get ahold of you...

Canon General / Re: Canon Can't Even Make a Billion Dollars Anymore
« on: October 26, 2012, 01:20:00 PM »
Won't printer sales continue to drop until it's at the point where most sales will just be to other companies? I don't have a really up to date printer because I hardly ever use it but hasn't the tech already gotten to the point almost where most consumer printers can do most everything a regular person will want of it? There doesn't seem to have been any real major jump in printer tech in quite a long time already. I can't see that problem getting any better as time goes on.

Portrait / Re: Ruined photo, or rescue opportunity?
« on: October 13, 2012, 05:12:37 PM »
You must have other shots of this guy right? Even better, do you have shots of him from the same position you are in now from before your flash failed? If you don't have that, even one where the shadow isn't as dark could be fixed up and used in place of the current "head."  I just ask because a well done replacement would look more natural then what you would likely get from trying to brighten the original head. Do you have a shot like what I've described that you could also put online?

And grats, I've lurked around this site for a fair while and you made me register. :)

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