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Landscape / Re: Please share your snow/ Ice Photos with us in CR.
« Last post by DominoDude on Today at 05:21:56 PM »
Various

That first one (1290) has good colours; I like it a lot.
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Technical Support / Re: Repair cost cf card bent pin
« Last post by PhotographAdventure on Today at 05:19:21 PM »
I had a bent pin on my 5d3 as well earlier this year.  It was $162.50 for the repair.  And that was with a 30% discount with a CPS account.

I don't know much about CF cards and pins, but I think it's a poor design.
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My 7D II arrived yesterday morning and I spent about 5 hours with Focal calibrating my telephotos. First, I had to upgrade to Focal 1.9.10 to be compatible with the 7D II. But, that took about an hour before it would accept my password or the data provided originally by Riken. Then, the program kept crashing on the Mac. Sometimes it would quit after a few shots, sometimes at the end. And, it was freezing cold in the garden where I was using natural light. My wife asked if everyone had to do this with their lenses, clearly thinking I was obsessive. Anyway, the AFMA worked fine in the end.

Anyone else have problems upgrading Focal? When it works, it is great.
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Photography Technique / Re: Jane Bown, RIP
« Last post by Marsu42 on Today at 05:12:22 PM »
An inspiration, who if you fancy your hand at portraiture, you owe it to yourself to check out.

Thanks for posting, please do continue to point out good photogs out there, a nice change from "7d3 or 5d4" threads... I'm esp. impressed by good photojournalism.

Unfortunately, I am constantly embarrassed by my absence of knowledge as I'm rather new to photography and don't have an arts background ... usually resulting in discussions like "What!?? You don't know [insert name of world famous photog here]?" :-o

I like this quote from the guardian obituary as photogs often have the reputation to be rather self-absorbed: "Jane claimed that she never intended to become a portrait photographer, that this happened because of her reputation for working rapidly and without any fuss." :-)
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Animal Kingdom / Re: BIRD IN FLIGHT ONLY -- share your BIF photos here
« Last post by candc on Today at 05:12:15 PM »
Beautiful shot Mario. Nicely done.

+1
That is a beautiful photo.
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Photography Technique / Re: Jane Bown, RIP
« Last post by Bennymiata on Today at 05:06:11 PM »
What a wonderful lady.
I would have loved to have met her.
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Landscape / Re: Please share your snow/ Ice Photos with us in CR.
« Last post by dpc on Today at 05:03:50 PM »
Various
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Canon General / Re: How does one close/delete one's account ?
« Last post by Marsu42 on Today at 05:02:53 PM »
One of the problem with complex systems is that there are a lot of variables to get right.

Agreed, and there are so many different situations out there that you cannot really give precise advice all the time. It's just that at some point, I'm nerd enough to find that tech *does* make a difference, at least for the keeper rate, and it's not all about your ability to use it. Unless ... you've GOT SUPERPOWERS :->

Actually the term was coined by neuro discussing why the 6d af might be not ideal, but I feel free to inherit superpowers until the end of the year ... see here:

http://www.canonrumors.com/forum/index.php?topic=18995.msg364974#msg364974
http://www.canonrumors.com/forum/index.php?topic=17879.msg388938#msg388938

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Canon General / Re: How does one close/delete one's account ?
« Last post by Don Haines on Today at 04:57:10 PM »
What is KA2 ?

Kick Ass 2 - if you like comedy and some goofball humor, at least watch the first one, there's even a good actor in it :-) ... http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1250777/



http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rFpWpkxsVI8
I should have realized from your avatar! Got it on Blu-Ray... think I'll watch it again tonight :) It is hilarious!
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Canon General / Re: How does one close/delete one's account ?
« Last post by Don Haines on Today at 04:54:04 PM »
Until the end of the year, I have superpowers too and feel free to write stuff like "just afma your lens" or "if your 6d's af doesn't work just fine, you're not up to the task" instead of trying to present a differentiated opinion :->
I recently got a 7D2 and was not very impressed with the images.... The AF did not work "just fine" (obviously I was not up to the task :) ). I had to resort to RTFM and playing with settings before it started to get acceptable... and then I AFMA'd my lenses and after that, WOW!

One of the problem with complex systems is that there are a lot of variables to get right. When one jumps from a 9 point AF system, (that really only worked on the centre point), to a 7D2, there is a steep learning curve. I know many of us expect things to be perfect out of the box, but the reality is that most of us need to put in some time and effort to understand and get used to a new system. It's not knocking people, it's just the process that some of use go through when learning.

I think that most of the people on this forum try to be helpful. There are some obvious exceptions, but most are trying to help. For many, it is in a second language so the wording may be a bit imprecise, but who cares? ... They are trying and their heart is in the right place, so THANK YOU!!!!! to all who try.

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