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Lenses / Re: Tamron 150 600 woes
« on: August 04, 2014, 12:53:37 PM »
If the new 7D MK II and subsequent bodies have dual pixel technology with improved focusing technology over the 70D, the biggest benefactor may well be third party lenses.  The 70D when used with live AF has been reported to focus very accurately even with  difficult to focus 3rd party lenses.

Once Canon gets the tracking and other features working well in generation 2 of the dual pixel system, I'd be much more likely to go for a 3rd party lens.

Site Information / Re: Participant grading
« on: July 05, 2014, 01:24:15 PM »
I added several new user groups today in order to even up numbers of members in the groups, and break out the high posting members a bit finer.

I apologize if your group changed to something you don't like, its all a compromise.

Those with over 2000 posts now have a big white user group name, except for the CR Geek Category, which was indeed a private joke.  I don't think anyone can catch him unless I cheat and give myself 1,000,000 posts ;)

I've removed the link, and am locking this thread.  Whenever a new member from Croatia posts a link to a website that seems to specialize in software cracks and creating Trojans, I prefer to be on the safe side.

There are many Trojans able to get by virus checkers, so a antivirus software is no guarantee of safety.  They can quietly turn your computer into part of a bot network, and you'll never know.

EOS Info was produced by Astrojargon, there is nothing on his web site that says it has been updated.

well... i am receiving a pm from aglet due to my previous post.  below is the whole content and i personally do not really mind that i am being banned from the site if the admin feels that that is the right thing to do. 

Sending a private message that implies the sender has the ability to get you banned is a misuse of the private messaging system, and is more likely to get the sender banned if it is deemed serious enough.

Bans are generally issued only after repeated warnings and a series of issues with a member.  The mods have their own forum where they discuss bans.  In clear cut cases, a ban is just issued, and noted in the forum along with a copy of the offending post.

We look at each reported post to decide what action to take, if any.  Mostly, they result in a deleted post, or if there are a lot of posts that we have to remove in a topic, we may lock it.

Business of Photography/Videography / Re: Leaving
« on: December 25, 2013, 09:57:36 PM »
Is this guy a troll? No one even  knows what the hell he is talking about.

I'm at a loss, I checked logs and saw no hints.  The Mods have their own private area where they post about suspended or banned users, or discuss problem topics.

Reminder - We still ban users for abusive posts and language.  There is a lot of stress during the holiday season, but please act like adults.

Thanks and have a happy holiday.

Canon General / Re: Buying "dodgy" American Canon camera gear?
« on: November 06, 2013, 09:08:50 PM »
Warning ... Giving advice on how to break the law, be it to import something without paying taxes due, or to get expensive software without paying for it is not allowed on the site, posts will be removed.

In some cases, the poster will be banned if the violation is obviously intentional.

Site Information / Re: What happens when you hit 10,000 posts?
« on: August 28, 2013, 07:45:48 PM »
Congrats CR Geek:)

As the first member to break 10,000, it seemed like we should do something special  for him.  We thought about awarding him a 200-400L, but not for long ;)

Lenses / Re: Lens recommendations for upcoming road trip and beyond?
« on: August 18, 2013, 11:44:01 AM »
I reconnected your old posts.  There was a one time purge of old accounts, we removed 300,000 spam accounts that were signed up by robots before we were able to stop them.  Unfortunately, we also caught up a few good ones.  I have been able to reconnect them so far.


Site Information / Re: How to 'unfollow' a thread
« on: July 31, 2013, 03:54:20 PM »
The feature you want is not available in our forum software.  From what I've read, tracking things like that adds a load to the server, and for a big forum with lots of users like this one, it can slow things down.

I agree with you that I get tired of seeing the same thread over and over with nothing of value really added.  Its also true that we see the same posts over and over, which card should I use in my (Put your camera here).

I'll keep a eye out for the feature.

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.

The secret Code is:  boxing_day

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

EOS Bodies / Re: Is this a scam website?
« on: July 13, 2013, 07:14:23 PM »
They certainly appreciate all of you linking the website URL and clicking the link.  That's how Google and others determine the ranking.

I've removed the URL and locked the topic to prevent more free advertising.

Lenses / Re: Does IS make bokeh busier/less smooth?
« on: July 09, 2013, 11:29:43 AM »
Bokeh is not affected by IS, it is determined by the lens design.  Typically, prime lenses will be better than zooms.

Only those who have never posted and were not logging in were removed.

Anyone who has even one post should be ok.

Thanks for your response, CR Backup Admin. As you already appear to be aware, that's not quite how it worked out - I had maybe five or so posts, but my account was deleted.

I'd already re-registered with the same username, so there's nothing to be done about it now; no big deal, those posts were hardly earth-shattering pearls of wisdom. Just please don't delete me again next time  ;)

I've relinked your old posts.  You had not logged in for 6 months, which is how your ID got removed.

Hopefully there will never be another cleanup like that one.

I did not think they could be recovered after reading up on how to recover a member, but I gave it a try anyway, and it worked :)

Software & Accessories / Re: Current Monitor Color Checkers
« on: July 01, 2013, 01:34:55 PM »
I just upgraded my Spyder 3 elite to Spyder 4 Pro.  You can get a upgrade from your Spyder 2 as well, as long as you have the serial number.

I use Windows 7 64 bit, but I'm sure it runs with Windows 8.

I have a cheap generic Samsung 27 inch monitor which is all I need, since colors match my prints just fine.

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