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Sam, the CR tech guy fixed it. 

It was not something simple like cleaning up the database, but he eventually figured it out.  It turned out to be a combination of bugs in the forum firmware (upgraded to latest version now), and limitations on the size of pages.  My allowing 10 large thumbnails probably is responsible for exceeded the memory settings on pages, so he figured that out and overrode the settings to allow for larger pages.

Kudos for finding and fixing that!

Jim

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Animal Kingdom / Re: Mary had a Little Lamb
« on: August 22, 2014, 06:34:02 PM »
Mary had a little goat
she loved when it was new
but then it chewed up Mary's shoes
and now it's vindaloo

First a solid photo, now this; what a way to start a Friday!

Jim

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Lenses / Re: Rubber covering loose on zoom of 24-70 II - advice?
« on: August 22, 2014, 06:22:32 PM »
I've heard of this before; the rubber part is just a big rubber band and an average person should be able to (carefully) replace it if Canon will send you another.  That said it should be a free fix if you want to send it back; I'd rather do it myself than spend for shipping & insurance and be out of a lens for weeks.

Jim

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Canon General / Re: Lens Cleaning Techniques/Opinions
« on: August 22, 2014, 01:07:13 PM »
Those microfiber cloths are fantastic for anything that won't come off with air from a rocket blower.

Jim

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Site Information / Re: Posts disappearing or not loading
« on: August 21, 2014, 11:09:22 PM »
If he is able, he'll do the maintenance tonight, I think he is traveling, so it might not be possible.

There are some database tools to fix indexes and lost posts, but I have never run them, and its not a good time to learn.

No worries, thanks again.

Jim

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Site Information / Re: Posts disappearing or not loading
« on: August 21, 2014, 11:01:27 PM »
I checked the 200-400mm topic in the lens gallery, and something is definitely wrong.  I see nothing at all, so there must be some corruption in the database.  It will have to be rebuilt I think.

I'll let CR guy know about the issue, he has some support people who only take orders for things like that from him.

Ok I appreciate that, and all the time everyone behind the scenes puts into this.

Jim

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Site Information / Re: Posts disappearing or not loading
« on: August 21, 2014, 10:55:13 PM »
Hi, it was last night. This is the thread in question, and as far as I've seen the other threads today have worked properly.

Jim

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Site Information / Posts disappearing or not loading
« on: August 21, 2014, 09:18:13 PM »
Hi, I don't know if this is news or not but some threads have been inaccessible; the 200-400 thread in the lens gallery is the latest one.  I posted a photo and then Eldar posted something, but now clicking on it only brings up an empty page.  Any suggestions?  Anything I can do to help?

Jim

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Looks like it is time to beg the better half for a 200 f/2.  Good luck.  :P

Jim

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I suppose the ideal case there is two flashes well off to the sides and remote triggering for them, but under the given circumstances winding the ISO up and giving up a notch of shutter speed might be all you can do.  :-/

Jim

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Canon EF Zoom Lenses / Re: Canon EF 200-400mm f/4L IS USM Extender 1.4x
« on: August 20, 2014, 10:51:53 PM »
This thing is terrific, I can't wait for some free time and some decent weather to go for a wander.  In the meantime, the local wildlife.

Jim

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Photography Technique / Re: Local Photography Group
« on: August 20, 2014, 10:07:53 PM »
At ours we just bring photos on thumb drives and display them on a large display driven by a laptop; it isn't complicated but then it isn't complicated either.  We'll usually share photos from the previous meeting's challenge (birds, sunsets, whatever) then talk about some tips for a new subject.  The group has a F***book page which serves to collect photos and keep a loose history too.

We don't have any deadlines looming or much in the way of structure, just some people who like to get together once in a while; anything more formal would probably get stuffy in a hurry.

Jim

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Lenses / Re: Development Announcement of a New 800mm f/5.6L IS II [CR1]
« on: August 19, 2014, 02:01:09 PM »
Is there any big performance gain to be had, or is it a question of it being half a kilogram lighter and two thousand dollars more expensive? Don't get me wrong though, the weight savings is surely worth it for some.

Jim

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Brits, particularly most Londoners, generally don't get the George C. Parker reference, when you talk of bridges like that they are much more likely to think of Roberto Calvi.

I wasn't aware that he sold bridges.

He... didn't.   If his experience with them forms part of the typical frame of reference for a European then it might offer some context for the earlier discussion.

Jim

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EOS Bodies / Re: B & H is already selling 7D Mark II Accessories
« on: August 19, 2014, 09:50:06 AM »
Plausible, but I don't see how it tells us anything about the camera besides loosely suggesting its existance.

Jim

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