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Third Party Manufacturers / Re: Canon may be expensive but...
« on: February 03, 2013, 12:41:11 PM »
Users are now reporting this thread because of the personal accusations.  Calling another names is not professional and degrades the forum for everyone.

Please agree to disagree and move on, arguing back and forth solves nothing.

Site Information / Re: Moderators: You are Too Sensitive
« on: February 03, 2013, 11:57:19 AM »
We remove very few threads, however, this is not a free for all.  In this case, We had a little more info than was apparent to many readers.  It was not about the many worthwhile posts, but the OP, and when he went, so did his posts and threads he started. 

Canon General / Re: a 3 in 1 post, if I may
« on: January 27, 2013, 03:44:21 PM »
Welcome to CR :)

Site Information / Re: Can't change signature / profile
« on: January 27, 2013, 03:37:03 PM »
It should work now.  There was a mixup of allowed permissions.

Site Information / Re: "Access Denied - Security Block"
« on: January 26, 2013, 11:14:43 AM »
I'm getting the same message when I tried to reply to a EOS Bodies 70D rumor thread


So I tried just posting


and it worked.

I'd post my post here, but I get the same error when I add it.

Never mind, I figured out what was tripping it up.  The word c-sino

Thhere are no settings in the SMF forum controls that block the word, but it could be our host host blocking it.  We do have a banned word list, but only 4 words are on it, and they just replace some letters with underlines.


Canon has started a new campaign to raise awareness about counterfit products.  The ones that affect most photographers are batteries and chargers. Unfortunately, they only give vague hints of things to check for when you suspect that you have a counnterfit product.  The main point is that you should buy from a established dealer.

There is a hotline setup to report issues with counterfit batteries.

In the USA, you can report any questionable sources or purchases to


LAKE SUCCESS, N.Y., January 15, 2013 – Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, has rolled out a consumer-safety initiative that will promote awareness of a consumer electronics industry-wide issue: the risks of using counterfeit accessories for digital cameras and camcorders, especially batteries and chargers. Counterfeit products are fake replicas of the real products, designed to take advantage of the superior value of the real product. These fake accessories are produced in a manner that is increasingly more difficult for average consumers to identify. Purchase of these products can lead to potentially dangerous results. Unlike genuine Canon products, counterfeit accessories may not meet government and industry safety standards and may overheat, smoke, melt, ignite and may cause bodily injury and property damage.

In support of this initiative, a digital campaign, with the tagline, “Play it safe. Power your Canon with Canon Power” was launched on January 8, advising consumers to avoid counterfeits by purchasing products through established retail channels. In addition, the Canon USA Website has been enlisted to educate consumers on the Canon batteries and chargers most frequently counterfeited and to provide helpful tips to spot them.

“Canon takes safety seriously and, as good corporate citizens, we want to inform and educate so that consumers are aware of the risks counterfeit products pose,” said Yuichi Ishizuka, executive vice president and general manager, Imaging Technologies & Communications Group, Canon U.S.A. “We will be rolling out an initiative over the next few months, encouraging consumers to help play it safe with genuine Canon power when making an investment in a camera or camcorder and its accessories, so that they may continue to enjoy the quality experience they expect from us.”

For more information, visit www.usa.canon.com/aboutcounterfeits.

I have been getting complaints about the off topic posts and offensive posts here all day.  This is not a political forum.

I've removed a ton of posts, and one like the Nazi post gets a automatic ban.

Canon General / After CES Whats Next for Canon?
« on: January 18, 2013, 03:22:46 PM »

After a decided lack of exciting Canon DSLR announcements  at CES, the next big show coming up will be CP+ from January 31  – Feb 3 2013.  Canon and Nikon each have  huge spaces reserved for their exhibits at the Pacifico Yokohama, Japan exihibition hall and traditionally have made some major announcements at CP+.

Will the long awaited EF 200-400mm f/4 L finally be announced?  It was two years ago in 2011 at CP+ that Canon announced that lens development program, so what better place to announnce the lens formally.

Many are also thinking a 70D or the 7D Mark II is due.

We do not have any inside information or leaks at this point, so this is just pure speculation, but Canon is almost certain to announce some new products.

New lenses are the toughest products to predict, but recent new lens rumors beyond the 200-400mm f/4 L  might find fufillment at CP+ as well.

Expect  more to come and rumors will abound as the show gets near. If there is to be a major announcement, it should happen in the next 10 days.

EOS Bodies / Re: It's the 15th!
« on: January 16, 2013, 12:11:44 PM »
Just sayin'.  Awfully quiet in here...

I'm backing up for CR guy, I'm on the West coast of the USA and so posts will be later in the day, and fewer.  I also will not be posting a whole lot of rumors, since I do not receive CR guys e-mail.  He will screen his e-mail and let me know which to publish, or publish them remotely.

Remember, rumors are generally for discussion and for fun.  Taking them seriously will almost always leave you disappointed.

Exception:  CR3 rumors are 99% likely.

Have Fun, and don't take rumors too seriously.

Site Information / Re: Signatures
« on: January 08, 2013, 03:13:20 PM »
The admin section is for administrators only, and not normally visible.

It was accidently opened to other users with a recent shuffling of the boards. 

It has been changed back to admin only, and non administrative posts removed.

You can post in site info.

EOS Bodies / Re: What happened to article on Canon's patent
« on: December 18, 2012, 12:31:54 PM »
Its always possible that it was accidentally deleted.  Patents are public publications. 

http://www.canonrumors.com/2012/12/eos-m-with-viewfinder-coming-late-2013-cr/  This post seems to refer to it with a dead link.

Lenses / Re: lens calibration
« on: December 18, 2012, 12:05:39 PM »
This is the AF adjustment from 2009 and 5dmk2.
Today, they have a bit more modern setups but the principle is the same

First  Canon will adjust the cameras AF  with a fixed  f-2,8 reference lens, the lens can not been focus  and are  an custom made lens for measurement of  the AF points in the camera. When the house is adjust and set at 0 (zero) ​​ they start to adjust the lenses.
A zoom lens can be adjustusted up to 8 different calibrations points through the zoom range and this calibration takes a long time and is the most accurate for a zoom, the data is transferred to the lens CPU,   usually  Canon makes AF adjustments  in the end positions such as 24mm and 105mm in a 24-105/4  ,  70 and 200mm etc.
The adjustment is always done in the distance of 50 x focal length, 50mm = 2,5 m ,  100mm lens = 5m distance to the test board.
Longer lenses 400mm / 2.8  are adjusted with help of mirrors, since the distance is 20m and  will be follow up with test shoots outside.


Mikael, thanks for the detailed info.  I was generally aware of how they did it, but more details are good to have.   :)

Software & Accessories / Re: EOS Solutions Disc latest version?
« on: December 18, 2012, 11:58:42 AM »
This is not a Warez site, we do not lat posters advertise for illegal copies of copyrighted software or to post links.

Neuro gave a link that will let you install Canon software like DPP, but if you want software for the 6D, you need to buy one or wait until Canon posts the latest version.

EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: 5D Mark III Frustrated Focusing problem
« on: December 10, 2012, 05:49:16 PM »
This is a friendly forum, not a place to criticize those who come for help.

The jerks who ridiculed the poster really need to cancel their accounts as well.  Maybe I'll do it for them >:(

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