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Macro / Yellow Jackets on Sunflower
« on: August 11, 2014, 11:34:47 PM »
I bought a used P&S camera today, so one of the things I tried out was a closeup just as the sun was setting.  I wanted to see how the camera acted with a hand held close focus situation.  I found it quite difficult to get reasonably sharp images, but finally did get a couple.

This one is cropped to about 80% of the original size.


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Site Information / Small or Large Thumbnails - Poll
« on: August 09, 2014, 12:32:06 AM »
I have reduced the size of image thumbnails to 200 X 200. A viewer must click on a thumbnail to see a larger image.

At the same time, I increased the number of images allowed from 6 to 10.

The issue is that it takes a lot of time to have a large number of  770 X 770 loading, and not everyone has a blazing fast internet speed.

What do you, the users think?  I do not know how many users have fast internet, or how many have slow internet, so tell us.


I'm willing to go with the majority on this.  The poll runs for 5 days.

Thanks for your input.
 
ADDED:
 
The forum only allows one size regardless of the board.
 
I'll look at the options for removing images.  As I recall, they are not repeated when used as a attachment, but when someone embeds a link, its copied.  We would not  ban embedding links.

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Post Processing / Post Processing Forum Now Active
« on: August 06, 2014, 05:19:52 PM »
Many have requested the forum.

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Cameras and Lenses / Welcome to the Seller forum
« on: August 05, 2014, 02:12:26 PM »
Welcome to the Beta Test of the Sellers Forum.  This is a Canadian based Forum, so Canadian Laws and regulations must be followed.  We have members from around the world, so be sure to indicate where you and the equipment are located.  I'd suggest avoiding international sales unless you are experienced, there are lots of customs rules shipping surcharges and the like that might come back on you.

Everyone Can View this board, and e-mail a seller, but only those who are part of the test can post equipment for sale.

Its not totally clear if we can make this work successfully, there are some limitations that would require custom programming to handle, so we will live with them.

This is a test, so only a few will be accepted.  We will have to manually grant them access.  I'll  let those who are accepted know, and post a update here when the beta is full.  I don't know when the beta will be ready to start, we have had some very preliminary tests with the moderators and three members.

I suggest that you do not actually try to sell something during the test, the reason is that the test forum may be brought down without notice if it causes system problems or interferes with the CR forum.

If all works out, then the site owner (Craig) will decide on giving a ok to open it up to a wide group of users.

The Beta will have its members and posts removed before it can move to production, this is a limitation of the subscription based software.  Members are called subscribers by the system.  I'll have more about that later.

The Production Version will likely be available to members who have a significant number of posts. It is also planned to charge a fee (TBD) via PayPal to subscribe to the service.

Canon Rumors is not responsible for Fraud by seller or buyer or for failure of purchased equipment to meet your expectations.  We merely put you in touch, but from that point on, you must accept the risk.

Using PayPal can reduce the risk, you must use it properly.  Both the Buyers and Sellers need to be on the lookout.  We do not have a "Reputation" system for sellers or buyers, that would require custom programming.  PayPal proceeds can be grabbed back by PayPal if bogus payment sources are used, and only certain transactions are guaranteed, such as in country merchandise sales with signature required for over $250.  Even if you follow the rules, it can take a while to get your money.  Buyers are at risk as well, if you get a box of rocks, it might be very difficult to get your money back.  Using a credit card (In the USA) can help protect you from a bogus shipment.

Anyone caught misusing PayPal by violating or flaunting their rules will be permanently banned.  For example, PayPal rules do not allow requiring  buyers to pay surcharges for use of PayPal.  If you charge a shipping and handling fee, it must not be just for PayPal or credit card users.

"4.6 No Surcharges. You agree that you will not impose a surcharge or any other fee for accepting PayPal as a payment method. You may charge a handling fee in connection with the sale of goods or services as long as the handling fee does not operate as a surcharge and is not higher than the handling fee you charge for non-PayPal transactions."


https://www.paypal.com/webapps/mpp/ua/useragreement-full?country.x=US&locale.x=en_US

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Site Information / NEW ___ Sell Your Gear - Beta Test
« on: August 05, 2014, 02:09:40 PM »
Those interested in testing a beta photography equipment selling board may contact me to signup.  This is for test purposes only, and only the first 15 who have 30 or more posts will be accepted.  If you do not have at least 30 posts, you will have to wait for a later test, or for the final implementation.

I'll  let those who are accepted know, and post a update here when the beta is full.  I don't know when the beta will be ready to start, we have had some very preliminary tests with the moderators and three members.

If all works out, then the site owner (Craig) will decide on giving a ok to open it up to a wide group of users.

The Beta will have its members removed from the new selling board (Not from CR) before it can move to production, this is a limitation of the subscription based software.

The Production Version will likely be available only to members who have a significant number of posts. It is also planned to charge a fee (TBD) via PayPal to use the service.

Canon Rumors is not responsible for any scamming or failure of purchased equipment to meet your expectations.  We merely put you in touch, but from that point on, you must accept the risk.

Using PayPal can reduce the risk, you must use it properly.

Anyone caught misusing PayPal by violating or flaunting their rules will be permanently banned.  For example, PayPal rules do not allow asking buyers to pay surcharges.

"4.6 No Surcharges. You agree that you will not impose a surcharge or any other fee for accepting PayPal as a payment method. You may charge a handling fee in connection with the sale of goods or services as long as the handling fee does not operate as a surcharge and is not higher than the handling fee you charge for non-PayPal transactions."


https://www.paypal.com/webapps/mpp/ua/useragreement-full?country.x=US&locale.x=en_US

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Site Information / NEW Member Signup Code is HERE!
« on: July 23, 2013, 11:21:47 AM »
Welcome new members.  To help prevent Robots from signing up, please enter the code(s) into the verification code box found in the new member signup form.  Ignore any symbols proceeding or following the code.   Spammers occasionally program the robots to read our codes, so we change the way they are shown periodically to stop that.  We also review new member signups.

++ Canon DSLR ++ is todays code.
 

This is a notification only, please do not post to this topic, posts will be deleted.

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Site Information / LOST Active USER ACCOUNTS with posts??
« on: July 01, 2013, 12:20:05 PM »
Apparently, some members who were active and had posts have had their member account accidentally removed.  This should not have happened.  Their old posts will still be there and can be found in a search for the user name, but the account doesn't work. It only happened to those who had not logged in for 6 months or longer.


To fix this, please do the following.


1.  Create a new account with either the same or a different user name


2.  Send a private message to me giving me the original account name.


3.  I will re-attribute the posts to your new account name.    Your post count will be updated to show the correct quantity.




If your old user account had no posts, just recreate it.

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Site Information / Buddies / Ignore List
« on: June 21, 2013, 12:38:26 PM »
If you want to ignore a poster, just add him to your ignore list.

Click on profile / account settings / buddies/ignore list / edit ignore list and add the user name.


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We are cleaning out spammer accounts, 99.9% of them are inactive, but occasionally come to life.


Some members who signed up over 45 days ago but never logged in again may get caught up.  The account can be recreated, nothing is lost, since nothing was posted and no one logged in.  We had robots signing up thousands of new accounts each day, and intend to remove as many as possible.

As long as you log in once a month, or if you have at least one post, you will not be affected.

This will be happening slowly over several weeks.

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Site Information / New Member Signup Code
« on: May 17, 2013, 11:25:21 PM »
If you are signing up to be a CR member, the VERIFICATION CODE required on the signup page is intended to stop Spam Robots from logging in. 
 
It is not there to discourage new membership, but to make the forum a more pleasant place for valid users.
 
Please cut and paste the following verification code into the question on the signup page.
Do not include the * Characters.
 
***Canon70D***

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Site Information / Membership Approval Now Required
« on: May 09, 2013, 10:36:07 PM »
We are now requiring membership approval of each new member.  The reason for this is the 400 new account signups by spam robots each day. 

Approvals usually take as day or less to complete.

We are weeding out the spam accounts, but that will take time.

We will not approve membership if the account name looks like a advertisement, is a e-mail address, or just sounds phoney,  It is definitely better if a account name has some recognizable link to photography.

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Site Information / Forum Down Briefly for Maintenance
« on: May 01, 2013, 04:54:03 PM »
We apologize for the interruption due to maintenance of the forum.  I'm hoping it won't happen again, but there are more things that need attention.

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Pricewatch Deals / J Colwell Used Lens Price Database
« on: April 29, 2013, 01:34:09 PM »
J Colwell has a excellent database of used lens prices.  For those who want to know values, check it.

http://www.jcolwell.ca/

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Site Information / Camera Rating for Members
« on: February 28, 2013, 03:43:10 PM »
Many have asked for a explanation of the Camera listed by a members name.


It is a feature of the forum software to allow ratings as members post more.  The actual numbers for a rating change from time to time, and so do the cameras.


The different ratings correspond to different membergroups.


There is another reason for them as well.  Members who have a long history of posting can have additional authority assigned to them.  Each member group has its own permissions as to features users are allowed to use.


For example, new members cannot have a signature.  This has reduced a problem with automated robots signing up and entering spam into their signatures.  Once they have reached "X" posts, they will be moved to a higher member group which allows signatures. 


A new member group was recently created called "Canon AE-1" and is currently effective for members with 61 to 79 posts.  Before or after that, you fall into a different member group. 


All the names and number of posts change fairly often, so we do not post the information.  For example, a 60D might change to a 70D once that body is in service.

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Lenses / New Canon USA Lens & Speedlite Rebates
« on: February 17, 2013, 02:21:52 AM »

Canon USA Rebates

An instant rebate on Canon lenses and speedlites begins February 17, and runs until March 30th, 2013.


See all rebates at B&H Photo


Below are the most notable lenses with rebates. Rebate amount in brackets



See all rebates at B&H Photo


Browse our price watch pages:

Primes Lenses | Zoom Lenses | Macro Lenses | Tilt-Shift Lenses | Speedlites


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