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EOS Bodies / Re: I killed my brand new 7D MK2 today
« on: November 14, 2014, 01:33:11 PM »
It didn't go in backwards it went in sideways. There is nothing to prevent you from doing that if you try. It is a design flaw. The contacts should be on the narrower edge to prevent that. Such as the SD card. There may have been good reasons why it was designed that way at the time, but if somebody put that design on my desk today I'd reject it in a heartbeat.

I do not own a 7DII.

That said, any other Canon body I have used that uses a CF card will not allow full insertion of the card if the female end is rotated 180* and insertion is attempted.

Yes, the CF card goes in a little bit, but it stops. All I can muster is about 1/3 insetion if it is attempted incorrectly.

It is impossible to insert the CF card with the female end up (holes out). The end opposite the holes is wider in the narrow dimension.

There isn't much of a visible difference in the slots on the narrow sides of the CF card, so one of them may be worn on the card itself or the guide in the camera is out of tolerance.

I suspect that it is much more likely to insert the card on an angle, bending the pins in the camera. I damaged a card reader this way.

For the OP-

I would certainly try to get the repair warrantied without any lengthy details or "fabrications". It very well could be a design problem and not your fault.

Promo on select photo paper:

11/2 to 11/26, USA only

There are also a bunch of freebies when buying printer ink.

« on: November 13, 2014, 05:12:08 PM »
I had gas too...

I feel your pain


EOS Bodies / Re: do you hope for sony sensors in the 5D MK 4?
« on: November 06, 2014, 04:03:31 PM »

As others have mentioned, it will stifle competition and innovation.

I have no plans to get the 5DIV, so it is a moot point.

For those that long for a Sony sensor, you can buy one today and use Canon glass with an adapter.

If everyone that PAM'ed about the poor quality Canon tech bought a Sony, then maybe something would change... oh, wait, you can't build a camera company on 20 sales...

Lenses / Re: First Image of the EF 100-400 f/4.5-5.6L IS II Lens
« on: November 06, 2014, 03:57:25 PM »
Availabilty, Q1, 2016 :)

Lenses / Re: First Image of the EF 100-400 f/4.5-5.6L IS II Lens
« on: November 06, 2014, 09:20:48 AM »
Psst, that's not a unicorn.  That's an image of a pegasus. 


Details, shmetails...


Pricewatch Deals / Re: Deal: Canon EOS-1D X Body $4799
« on: November 04, 2014, 06:17:52 PM »
At 70k+ transactions and 99.3% positive feedback, I'd hardly call them shady. Anyone can choose to buy or not buy from them.

Pricewatch Deals / Re: Deal: Canon EOS-1D X Body $4799
« on: November 04, 2014, 04:10:21 PM »

Third Party Manufacturers / Re: One Samsung Camera to Rule Them All
« on: November 02, 2014, 05:24:20 PM »
Is the support there for professional use, like Canon CPS or the Nikon equal?

I have some familiarity with their consumer appliances, and reliability and service could use some improvement.

I have a Samsung phone, and while it works, it certainly feels cheap and plastiky.

Competition is good, but I suspect that not too many professionals earning a living with Canon or Nikon gear will be jumping ship anytime soon.

EOS Bodies / Re: what is the body you want to see canon release next ?
« on: November 02, 2014, 01:12:03 PM »

Not the same as a 1DxII

I voted no, but considering that many of the 1D bodies were awfully close to $8k at release, $10k may not be much of a stretch.

Seems that high ISO usability and the interface have changed the most over the years. Good images taken today with a 2002 vintage 1D still look good.

I bet that if Canon could merge the best of the 1DX with the best of the 1DsIII, many would pay the asking price.

Software & Accessories / Re: Windows 7 install
« on: October 18, 2014, 02:59:21 PM »
Don't take it personally :) such sensitivity

Software & Accessories / Re: Windows 7 install
« on: October 18, 2014, 01:49:37 PM »
Beware of permissions. <program files> folders have permissions where executables cannot be modified but by privileged users. That means some "malicious" application running without those privileges can't modify them. If you put executables in folder where everybody can write, someone or something with low privileges can change them, and wait for someone with high privileges run them. At that point, the whole system is compromised. If you care about your PC and data, be careful about that. You can install elsewhere, but the setup or you must be careful about setting the proper privileges. And that's also the reason why always running with user with high privileges is dangerous.

The easiest way to prevent most malicious attacks is to set up a User Account without Administrator priveleges. When you start up your computer the first time, your initial User Account has Admin Rights unless you tell it otherwise.

Then, when you surf the web using the User Account without Admin Rights, you will be prompted to input the Administrator Password- nothing executable will happen automatically. It can be a bit of a pain/inconvenience, but this stops a lot of stuff from happening automatically.

Also pay attention to homepage and search engine highjacks when downloading stuff- read the dialog boxes that pop up :)

Software & Accessories / Re: Windows 7 install
« on: October 18, 2014, 01:42:13 PM »
Those folders are managed as "special" ones by the OS. Their position can be changed, but it needs to be done properly (it implies registry changes and so on). There are some tools that can do that. In 7, "libraries" are a much more versatile way to add different paths to those folders.
Music, Pictures, etc. are not true folder but "libraries" instead. Right click them, select Properties, and you will see which folders are in the library. You can add and remove the one you like.

Not correct.

"My Pictures" *is* a folder.

This folder can be included into a Library.

The "My Pictures" folder can be put anywhere you want, *without* registry edits. You can instantly restore the default location, too.

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