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EOS Bodies / List of 5D Mark III Review Links
« on: March 04, 2012, 12:28:53 PM »
Put links in this thread, there are already many repeat threads started, and I'll merge them here.  In the future, repeat threads on the same subject will be merged or removed.

Here is a Start, I'm sure that there are many more.

Site Information / Posting rules
« on: August 04, 2011, 03:01:10 PM »
Some users have asked for a set of posting rules.  We are not into the business of making a specific set of rules and laws, its impossible to cover everything.

Moderators will use their best judgement to remove offensive items and issue warnings or even bans. 

Here are some general common sense rules that will result in a warning, or even a ban. the list is far from complete.   >:(


1.  Posting Spam results in immediate and permanent ban.  This can be in the body, the signature, or a attachment, or any other method. 

2.  Selling - Do not  link to your personal items for sale on ebay or other sites.  We are testing a selling forum, and may implement selling on the site if successful. 

3.  Improper or abusive language, Obscenities, discriminatory language, or other language not suitable for public forums

4.  Insulting other members or moderators / administrators.  Be civil.  This means no critical or spiteful comments directed at other reviews posted on the site, or their authors

5.  Politics - This is a subject that many have strong feelings about, and is sure to start a flame war.  Political threads disguised a photography discussion will be removed.

6. We do not have a method to ban under age children from using the site, so do not post nude images, even though tasteful.  Posting Poronographic images will result in being banned

7.  Software cracks.  Discussion of them is prohibited, a link to one will result in a ban.

We Like  :)

Links to your personal photography website containing your images is encouraged.  However, if it appears to be primarily a advertising site, a warning will be issued.

Attach your photos.

Post your hands-on reviews of Canon Cameras and Lenses.

Discuss  photography and video topics.

Site Information / Signatures
« on: August 04, 2011, 02:44:44 PM »
New members naturally want to create a signature to list their web site or other information about themselves.  Unfortunately, SEO spammers have discovered signatures as well, and have written software robots to search out blogs and add signatures full of links to business websites.  Most of the businesses do not know or care how it happens, but their Google ranking jumps.

However, it also turns a blog into a link farm, and runs the risk of being blacklisted by search engines.

Therefore, new members do not get to add a signature until they have posted enough times about actual photography topics that we are sure they are not spammers.

When this happens, their status will be upgraded and they will be able to add signatures.  This happens normally after several posts. 

Software & Accessories / Counterfit Camera Accessories
« on: June 21, 2011, 11:52:11 PM »
In addition to counterfit flash memory cards, there are lots of counterfit batteries floating around.  I'd be reluctant to buy a Canon battery unless it is from a authorized Canon Dealer.

The Digital Picture has a article about this.

I don't know how many copies they have, but $119.99 is a good price.

Canon General / CPS Discounts
« on: May 24, 2011, 07:06:34 PM »
Canon wants CPS Members to register all of their equipment!

I received the following in a e-mail today.



We would like to take the time to remind you that all products sent in for repair are required to be registered in order to take advantage of your CPS repair discount. As of July 1st, any unregistered products sent in for repair will not be eligible for discount and returned to you. These products will not be eligible for service back-up loans under your current CPS account.

We encourage you to review your CPS account and register any unregistered products through your account
at before the specified deadline date.

In the instance of illegible or worn serial numbers, please contact your local service facility for retrieval.
We appreciate your cooperation and look forward to continue providing you with quality service.

Thank you,
Canon Professional Services (CPS)
Canon U.S.A., Inc.

Animal Kingdom / Killdeer
« on: May 12, 2011, 10:34:05 PM »
Every Year, a pair of Kildeer nest somewhere along or near our driveway.  This spring, they are about 6 ft off our driveway in gravel thrown up when I plowed snow last year.  They always nest in the rocks, their eggs blend in very well.

I took my 5d MK II and 24-105mm L along with me tonight, and drove by in my truck hoping to get a photo, but they flew away.  I drove back a few minutes later with the same result.  They do not fly from our car, but I guess the truck scares them.

I did take a photo of the nest, and then of the bird about 25 ft away giving me the evil eye.  I did not want to disturb them further, but next time I'll drive by in my wife's car, and have my 100-400mm L which should get a closer shot.  I'll add them in a few days.

The images are cropped, and the focus of the nest was off.  The birds are 1:1 cropped, and aren't the sharpest I've taken.  I was too hurried, since I do not like disturbing them.

EOS Bodies / Technicolor Profile for 5D MK II and More - Its Free
« on: April 30, 2011, 06:25:32 PM »
The Technicolor CineStyleâ„¢ is a Picture Style (profile) for Canon EOS DSLR cameras that optimizes the dynamic range in the image by leveraging the capabilities of the Canon imaging chipset. Cinematographers and their post-production partners will have greater flexibility in color grading and finishing their projects.

Although the Technicolor CineStyle was designed and optimized for the Canon EOS-5D Mark II camera, the Technicolor CineStyle can be installed and used on any current Canon EOS DSLR camera.

Animal Kingdom / Bacon Face - Its Alive!
« on: April 09, 2011, 12:21:58 PM »
I went to cook some bacon this morning, and there watching me was a face on a slice of bacon.  Two fuzzy white eyes and a black nose/mouth below.

EOS Bodies / Technicolor & Canon USA Alliance
« on: April 05, 2011, 03:05:59 PM »
“We are astounded at how well Canon EOS DSLR products have been received by the broadcast and film community, and very pleased with the beautiful and creative results that have been produced using our equipment,” said Yuichi Ishizuka, executive vice president and general manager, Imaging Technologies and Communications Group, Canon USA, Inc. “We are excited about Technicolor’s development of their new CineStyle for Canon EOS DSLR cameras, giving post-production professionals image files with much greater latitude and versatility when color grading EOS footage.”

Entire news release

EOS Bodies / Earthquake in Japan
« on: March 11, 2011, 11:30:49 AM »
I'm extending my sincere condolences to those affected by the disaster that has struck Japan.

Here is a link to Some Red Cross Donation sites.

I've closed discussion.

Portrait / Portrait of a Criminal
« on: February 10, 2011, 04:07:56 PM »
These portraits of criminals come from the archives of the police in Sydney.
Police officer-photographer who took them in the 1920s was to have a great sense of artistic, even ignoring the context each photo is superb.

Here is a link

Canon General / Video Tips and hints
« on: February 07, 2011, 06:22:03 PM »
For many of you who are asking about buying a DSLR for video, here are tips and hints from a Pulitzer Prize winning Photojournalist, and in includes the Real Chuck Westphal.

There are a series of 7 covering video plus a few extras.

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