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I wanted to buy a printer, paper, and a DSLR camera from Adorama to get the Rebate deal from Canon.

The bill came to 1030.

I get an email saying they can't send out the camera because my card didn't go through

They send out the printer and paper without contacting me about the above issue

I don't want the printer and paper because in order to get the 400 dollar rebate, I need a printer, paper, and camera all on the same order. (This should have been a flag, let's get the customer on the phone so we can make him happy)

My card should have had no problem paying for all of it.

Why is there a 1400 dollar charge?

I cancelled my order and had the packages rerouted back to them.

I was charged 97 dollars in shipping because of the way this was handled.

Let me know if you have further questions.

When I'm about to make a large CC purchase, especially online, I call my CC company first and alert them to what I am about to do so they will not suspect fraud. Never had a problem when I did that first.

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6D Sample Images / Re: Anything shot with a 6D
« on: December 10, 2013, 02:57:01 PM »
Dome of the Rock - love the fact that the photographer I captured is shooting the opposite direction.



Gorgeous shot...I love it. Well done.

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Canon EF Prime Lenses / Re: Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM
« on: December 10, 2013, 02:42:40 PM »

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Landscape / Re: Post Your Best Landscapes
« on: December 10, 2013, 02:39:08 PM »
Here is my photos.
Thanks
Surapon

lovely...well done, sir. :)

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Landscape / Re: Post Your Best Landscapes
« on: December 10, 2013, 02:37:42 PM »
Swedish sunset in March this year. It was a fantastic evening!
Handheld in body HDR of the Canon EOS 5D Mark III at 24mm f/18 1/200 ISO 2000, with the 24-105 f/4L IS


Awesome. Well done.

+1

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Canon General / Re: Useless or absurd accessories
« on: December 10, 2013, 04:09:46 AM »
And one of the few items (I know, it's not Photographic) but is a bigger lesson in Futility is.....
;D ;D ;D
I bet most of us have at least one Rubik's cube, hoping to crack it one day ... I probably bought at least 7 or 8 of them int he past 30 or more years ... but still haven't cracked it ... 10 seconds and I just give up. ;D

Many years ago shortly after they became popular, I got my 4 year old son, who I thought was a prodigy, a Rubik's cube for his birthday. After all the adults failed, I showed him how to work it and told him the goal was to make each side one color. He went to his room and came back 5 minutes later with it solved. We were all in disbelief. So I mixed it up again and gave it to him a second time. He comes back 5 minutes later with it solved again. Unbelievable. I asked him how he did it and he shows me that each of the colored squares was a stick on piece of paper which he meticulously pealed off and perfectly reapplied until the puzzle was solved. I guess there are several ways to skin a cat. ;D

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Animal Kingdom / Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« on: December 08, 2013, 10:36:49 PM »
Great shots everyone!

Here's one of my first attempts at birds. This little fellow (parus major) stopped by this morning.

Canon 7D, 70-200 2.8 MK II with a Kenko 1.4 extender, f4 1/250 ISO 100

Beautiful shot of a lovely bird. Well composed and great work.

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6D Sample Images / Re: Anything shot with a 6D
« on: December 08, 2013, 10:32:19 PM »


Here's another from Israel.  This is the ancient city of Tiberius by night.  The body of water is the Sea of Galilee, or Lake Kenneret.

Beautiful
Here's another from Israel.  This is the ancient city of Tiberius by night.  The body of water is the Sea of Galilee, or Lake Kenneret.

Another great shot Dustin. Nicely done.

Thanks, guys.  Here's another - a dawn shot over the Sea of Galilee:


Did you try walking on the water? :)

Yes, but I'm afraid I was more Peter than Jesus  ;D

These might have helped. ;D


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Landscape / Re: Flowers
« on: December 08, 2013, 10:23:44 PM »
CT John and surapon...beautiful flower shots. :)

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Canon EF Prime Lenses / Re: Canon EF 300mm f/2.8L IS II USM
« on: December 07, 2013, 03:32:13 AM »
Amazon bird - don't recall the name, too busy shooting

Roseate Spoonbill

From Wikipedia:
The Roseate Spoonbill (Platalea ajaja) (sometimes placed in its own genus Ajaja) is a gregarious wading bird of the ibis and spoonbill family, Threskiornithidae. It is a resident breeder in South America mostly east of the Andes, and in coastal regions of the Caribbean, Central America, Mexico, and the Gulf Coast of the United States.

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Animal Kingdom / Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« on: December 07, 2013, 02:22:47 AM »
Totally amazing shots everyone. I am blown away. Thanks for posting. :)

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Canon EF Prime Lenses / Re: Canon EF 800mm f/5.6L IS USM
« on: December 06, 2013, 02:21:43 AM »

Flaming Sunbird (Aethopyga flagrans) by alabang, on Flickr

Settings: 1/50 ƒ/5.6 ISO 2500 800mm

I do not know what flower it is. Anyone want to take a stab at it?

Red torch ginger.

from Wikipedia"
Etlingera elatior (also known as Torch Ginger, Ginger Flower, Red Ginger Lily, Torch Lily, Wild Ginger, Combrang, Bunga Kantan, Philippine Wax Flower, Xiang Bao Jiaing, Indonesian Tall Ginger, Boca de Dragón, Rose de Porcelaine, Porcelain Rose) is a species of herbaceous perennial plant[citation needed]. Botanical synonyms include Nicolaia elatior,[1] Phaeomeria magnifica,[1] Nicolaia speciosa, Phaeomeria speciosa, Alpinia elatior, Alpinia magnifica.

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Animal Kingdom / Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« on: December 06, 2013, 02:20:35 AM »

Flaming Sunbird (Aethopyga flagrans) by alabang, on Flickr

Settings: 1/50 ƒ/5.6 ISO 2500 800mm

I do not know what flower it is. Anyone want to take a stab at it?

Red torch ginger.

from Wikipedia"
Etlingera elatior (also known as Torch Ginger, Ginger Flower, Red Ginger Lily, Torch Lily, Wild Ginger, Combrang, Bunga Kantan, Philippine Wax Flower, Xiang Bao Jiaing, Indonesian Tall Ginger, Boca de Dragón, Rose de Porcelaine, Porcelain Rose) is a species of herbaceous perennial plant[citation needed]. Botanical synonyms include Nicolaia elatior,[1] Phaeomeria magnifica,[1] Nicolaia speciosa, Phaeomeria speciosa, Alpinia elatior, Alpinia magnifica.

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Animal Kingdom / Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« on: December 05, 2013, 09:18:41 PM »

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Landscape / Re: Flowers
« on: December 05, 2013, 04:34:40 PM »
EF100 2.8

Great photo. Vivid color.

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