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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!

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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

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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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G1X Mark II / Create Separate Topics for your Canon G1X Images Here
« on: November 05, 2014, 11:08:21 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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70D Image Samples / Create Separate Topics for your Canon 6D Images Here
« on: November 05, 2014, 11:05:53 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.

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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.

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Canon General / Re: new 70d, wrong manual, no plastic wrap
« on: October 23, 2014, 12:46:46 PM »
Thank you all for your replies. I bought this from a the website of a major retailer in France (Carrefour, for those who may be interested ) so I guess it is not gray market... I'm trying to find on canon's French site if they are an authorized retailer... maybe a call to canon will solve the mystery.

I've checked for fingerprints and there seems to be none. Also, there is Styrofoam AND bubble wrap around the camera, all the inside components are sealed with tape, and they seem new.

there is also a EWS agreement in the box... so far I'm inclined to think they just mixed-up the manuals somewhere?

I will check the shutter counts and keep you posted.  Thanks again for your replies :)

The seller sells all over the world, and likely mixed up Cameras intended for another country.  Contact them and ask to exchange for a French model.  That way, you will be sure of having a Warranty if it fails.

Carrefour S.A. (French pronunciation: ​[kaʁfuʁ]) is a French multinational retailer headquartered in Boulogne Billancourt, France, in Greater Paris.[2] It is one of the largest hypermarket chains in the world (with 1,452 hypermarkets at the end of 2011[1]), the fourth largest retail group in the world in terms of revenue (after Wal-Mart, Tesco and Costco), and the third in profit (after Wal-Mart and Tesco[3][4]). Carrefour operates mainly in Europe, Argentina, Brazil, China, Dominican Republic, United Arab Emirates, Qatar, Lebanon and Saudi Arabia, but also has shops in North Africa and other parts of Asia, with most stores being of smaller size than hypermarket or even supermarket. Carrefour means "crossroads" and "public square" in French. Previously the company head office was in Levallois-Perret, also in Greater Paris.[5]

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Canon General / Re: seeimpossible.usa.canon.com?
« on: October 06, 2014, 04:58:19 PM »
Hrm. Registered today, five posts all in the same thread.

One wonders which one of our long-time posters is the new FakeSteveJobs on this thread  :P

I monitor new signups each day 3-5 times, and look for proxy IP's or other ways of detecting spammers.  Hot topics often result in a host of new members, we need to welcome them and if they post inappropriate or trolling material report it.  We've been banning Spammers and ex-members trying to get in to the tune of 5-10 a day recently.  It will die down once the new announcement fever is over.

Take the time to welcome new members, many are excellent photographers who have just been shy about signing up.

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Site Information / Re: How to join the for sale section?
« on: October 01, 2014, 02:54:24 PM »
The beta was scheduled to end in October.  CR Guy is working on revamping the website in a major way, so a decision to go ahead has been delayed until testing can be done on the new site.

Instructions to participate in the test are in site info.  I've purposely restricted membership to those with multiple posts to avoid scammers signing up and ripping off members.

I'll extend the test mode for those who request it.

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