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This information is for residents of the United States and Puerto Rico only. If you do not reside in the USA or Puerto Rico, please contact the Canon Customer Support Center in your region.

Muahaha, so the batteries stop exploding when used by a non-US resident, even if staying inside the US?
Exactly what I thought.
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Or is it because the weird US law system has so expensive lawsuits that even a very minor danger needs a warning? But in this case, what's Puerto Rico doing in there?
Puerto Rico is a U.S. Territory so most laws are similar to those in the various states.  Of course there is also a U.S. Federal District Court there. 


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Rusty, not to get your hopes up unnecessarily, but in the DFW area (maybe state wide) all the pawn shops report their buys/pawns on a computer system checked by local police departments.  I have seen many items recovered because of that system.  In fact, two of my good friends had their pickup burglarized while in their garage and one of their Nikon cameras stolen (D3 I think).  About two weeks later they got a call from the detective working the case that it had been located in a pawnshop in Dallas (we live in a far suburb).  A property hearing was held and the camera was returned to them.  Oddly enough, the telephoto zoom taken the same time (may have been on the camera) was not pawned so they did suffer that loss.  That recovery gave police enough information, along with some evidence at the scene, to file a Burglary of a Habitation case on a suspect.

Do you mind if I ask which agency is investigating the case?

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This was a real bad situation.  One that occurred because the photographer was friends with one of the parties.  And demonstrates, from the other side, why I rarely hire friends, particularly for work around my home.  I have tried to use people I knew, usually from my church, and rarely had good results.  Now I usually hire strangers recommended by friends and have much better results.

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Canon General / Re: RTFM. Do you?
« on: December 10, 2014, 11:16:52 AM »
Even though I usually d/l the manual before purchase, if possible, I still don't RTFM.  It is more of S(can)TFM.  Then I will use the camera (or whatever) until I don't remember how to do something and return to the manual at that time.  Probably not the best way to handle things, but at my age I'm pretty well set in my ways.

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Technical Support / Re: QUESTION ABOUT RECHARGABLE AA BATTERIES.
« on: December 06, 2014, 04:47:03 PM »
Friend Surapon (and other Enloop users), what charger do you recommend with these batteries?  I use some inexpensive rechargeable Interstate brand and matching charger but I only use them for household chores (earphones I use for TV since my hearing is going and I don't want to disturb my wife's enjoyment of shows, flashlights, etc.).  Since I have read so many glowing recommendations on the Enloops, it may be time to try some of them.   Probably a dozen or so AA and a few AAA would meet my needs.

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Canon General / Re: Does Canon really deserve this?
« on: November 28, 2014, 04:39:53 PM »
And, since we were into our small country, check out this and start planning for your next vacation ;)
http://www.boredpanda.com/norway-landscape-photography/

I really didn't need another vacation spot to add to my (long) list.  Certainly a beautiful place with a variety of areas to visit.  Maybe someday if I live long enough.

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Canon General / Re: Does Canon really deserve this?
« on: November 28, 2014, 03:25:57 PM »
It is in Norwegian though. It only list 2014 releases. Best pro camera is Nikon D810 ("the amateur´s dream, the pro´s choice"). Link attached:

http://www.lydogbilde.no/nyheter/foto-video/ta-bedre-bilder

Well, that makes the 'recommendations' completely useless as far as high-end cameras.  But thanks for sharing.  ::)
No, it is not useless, because it is a reference for people thinking of buying into a camera system. And the advice they are getting does not include Canon. Whether you or I agree with their recommendations, is absolutely irrelevant. Ruling these lists in the past has been one of the main contributors to Canon´s previous success and now they´re gone.
I think that the point Neuroanatomist is trying to make is that Canon did not release any "pro" cameras in 2014, they couldn't be on a list limited to "2014 releases."  Had Canon released the 5DMkIV in 2014 and not made the list then it might be considered a bad sign.  Not reading Norwegian (heck, still working on my native English) I don't know what the categories were but did Canon release any camera's in 2014 in time to be evaluated for this article that fit into any of the categories?
7D2?
I, personally, feel that the 7D, when introduced, and the 7DII are both marginally "pro" cameras (and I own one of each).  And the release date was late enough that I didn't think it had time to be evaluated for this particular article (reason I said: in time to be evaluated).  Also, because of my ignorance of Norwegian, I don't know what the criteria were.

BTW, when I read where you still drag around a wooden canoe and camera equipment I had to think to myself, "He is sure tougher than this old man."   :)

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Canon General / Re: Does Canon really deserve this?
« on: November 28, 2014, 10:58:40 AM »
It is in Norwegian though. It only list 2014 releases. Best pro camera is Nikon D810 ("the amateur´s dream, the pro´s choice"). Link attached:

http://www.lydogbilde.no/nyheter/foto-video/ta-bedre-bilder

Well, that makes the 'recommendations' completely useless as far as high-end cameras.  But thanks for sharing.  ::)
No, it is not useless, because it is a reference for people thinking of buying into a camera system. And the advice they are getting does not include Canon. Whether you or I agree with their recommendations, is absolutely irrelevant. Ruling these lists in the past has been one of the main contributors to Canon´s previous success and now they´re gone.
I think that the point Neuroanatomist is trying to make is that Canon did not release any "pro" cameras in 2014, they couldn't be on a list limited to "2014 releases."  Had Canon released the 5DMkIV in 2014 and not made the list then it might be considered a bad sign.  Not reading Norwegian (heck, still working on my native English) I don't know what the categories were but did Canon release any camera's in 2014 in time to be evaluated for this article that fit into any of the categories?

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Lenses / Re: Review: Canon EOS 7D Mark II by Fro
« on: November 25, 2014, 05:13:43 PM »
Although his style might take some getting used to, I have enjoyed some of his other videos.  This one I felt was a good ten minute video stretched to thirty-four minutes by repeating the same sentences, in differing sequence, over and over again. 

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Technical Support / Re: 7D mark II battery drain
« on: November 22, 2014, 07:30:56 AM »
So far been really pleased with the body till I found out that it drains the battery flat in about 4 days while turned off. This is with the new battery that has been charged twice. I have just put in a known good battery from my 5D mark II to see if it is doing it with that. Should know by the end of today if it is. All my previous canon bodies (30D, 7D, 1Dmkiv) have never done this.

Has anyone else had any similar issues?

Yes, a friend has the same reported.
Full battery discharged (20% in only 1 Day) although the camera was off (GPS was off too).
I replaced the battery in my MKII well over a week ago and have 92% charge right now.  Unless the gps is "disabled" in the menu it continuously draws current and can drain a fully charged battery is less than a week.  Today I will be shooting pictures at my great-granddaughter's birthday and since I might shoot some pictures between here and there (four hour drive) I will activate the gps.  I'll let everyone know how much the battery drains today (average couple hundred pictures at these parties). 

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Lenses / Re: Introducing the Canon EF 100-400 f/4.5-5.6L IS II
« on: November 17, 2014, 03:30:47 PM »
For some reason i thought this is internal focusing, but the jap video shows external focusing extension.

Wow,

First, the video doesn't show focus, it shows zoom.
Second, it is internal focus.
Third, the "jap" video is from Hong Kong, so in your parlance would be the ch--k video, don't be so disrespectful it is unnecessary and unbecoming.
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My most humblest of apologies would only be a woefully inadequate token of how bad I feel. Written in haste, regretted for a lifetime. Should have said Oriental.
I missed the sarcasm emoticon and feel like this post should have it.  If I am wrong, you might want to know that oriental is considered pejorative among the Asian population.  Japanese would have been proper in the first post....except it was a Hong Kong video so Chinese might be the most polite way to have expressed it.

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: 7DII lightmeter on top LCD.
« on: November 16, 2014, 07:00:29 AM »
Hello Canon enthousiasts,


Since it's my first post on this forum I'll first give you a short introduction of myself.
My name is Laurens, I come from the Netherlands and work mainly a photojournalist for a newspaper.
I read the topics on this forum quite often and also regularly check the main page too see what's going to be out there.

I'll get down to my issue. I bought a 7D II and noticed that the top LCD doesn't show the lightmeter in manual mode anymore... Like my 7D MkI, 5DII and III do. There is however a exposure correction bar(in AV or TV) that could do this. But I'm not able to find anything about how to make it work like that in the manual, nor the internet.

Does anybody have any idea why Canon deleted that function, and more important, how to get it back?? Noting has taken the place, it's just a blank field when I press the shutter button half way on the 7DII.

You can see the pic's below to understand what I mean.



7DII


5DIII


I'm sorry if there are faults in my post, but English isn't my native language and I haven't been on a forum for a long time now.

All the best,

Laurens
I thought your English was excellent and you gave a good description of your problem with visuals (though I might have called it the "exposure compensation scale").  I don't shoot a lot in M so I grabbed my 7DII to see how that worked.  I turned it on, went to M and the scale was there.  But I noticed I was still in Auto ISO so I set the ISO to 400 and there was no compensation scale visible.  Then it struck me, perfect exposure would be is a combination of perfect aperture, perfect shutter speed and perfect ISO.  To change exposure compensation you have to change one of those attributes.  With Auto ISO compensation changes the ISO.  And this compensation is visible in a vertical scale on the right of the viewfinder.  The same scale seems to be used for the M mode when using a fixed ISO.  At least that is the way it appears to work on my camera.  I haven't looked at the manual yet but will see what it says.  I hope this explanation is clear enough.  English is my first (and only) language but I've never been proficient in it.   

Edit:  I checked the manual and this behavior is explained on page 222 (at least page 222 of the English manual).

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Video & Movie / Re: My Dorito's Superbowl Commercial Submission
« on: November 13, 2014, 10:37:46 AM »
I thought this was an excellent effort.  Great quality video and good writing.

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: 7D Mark II Reported Issues
« on: November 12, 2014, 10:22:45 AM »
anario,

My guess would be that it is a Yongnuo issue and a firmware update, for the third party flashes that have a USB port, will be along soon. Though that doesn't help you with the USB portless Yongnuo 568ex ii.

It is one reason I sold my YN-E3-RT, I wouldn't be surprised if Canon start playing hardball with these third party flash companies sooner or later by messing with new body protocols, just like they did with Sigma lenses a few years ago.
As I recall my Sigma flash unit, which worked great with my 40D, was not recognized by my 7D.  Some had to be rechipped but mine was a generation too early for that procedure so I popped for a 580EX II, exactly what Canon wanted me to do. 

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EOS Bodies / Re: Canon 7D Mark II Owners first thoughts
« on: November 09, 2014, 03:32:09 PM »
I like the idea of a built-in GPS.  I don't figure I will use it much but I like the idea of having it available.  This past weekend my son graduated from college (he was on the 25 year plan but finally made it) and I had to travel to Houston for the ceremony.  I had heard how the GPS would devour batteries and I wanted to see how bad it was so I turned on the GPS before leaving my home in the DFW area.  I did not enable the logging feature (though I thought I had...my fault).  Everytime I looked at the display the GPS was flashing, meaning it was searching for satellites I believe.  Took a touch over 100 snapshots, used built in flash for about three of them (I was really wanting to test available light capability).  Got home on Saturday evening and was tired (major traffic jam at Woodlands, even worse than the norm there) so I didn't even open my camera bag.  Today after church I pulled out the camera and the GPS was still flashing.  Battery (which is an old E6 not an E6N) is still at 48% capacity after 50+ hours.  And, oddly enough, every picture has Lat/Lon information which appears to be correct (the elevation information is wrong, shows about 700m asl in some pictures and the highest elevation in Houston, outside of a building is closer to 40m asl).

I was pleased with the battery usage.  Now the GPS is disabled and probably won't be used again until we take a real trip.

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