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Dec 11, 2014 02:05 |  #1021

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Bill,

I love your lens removal tool.... but I can't tell is that a Sears Craftsman version lens removal tool? I would have to have to go to eBay and try to find one... with my luck I would get one made in the Philippines and it would not fit correctly vmad

It is a genuine RIDGID from back when they were made in the USA and before Emerson bought the company. I believe that Emerson also makes the Sears pipe ... er ... I mean, lens wrench. Make certain to get the metric model so that it fits lenses correctly. The Imperial model may scratch the lens body. Cheater bars are optional, but highly recommended, especially for Nikkor lenses.


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Dec 16, 2014 10:33 |  #1022

If there's a better thread to put this in, maybe someone could post me a link?

Anyway, a couple thoughts/suggestions:

** When I'm on a page that has a list of threads (either in a forum, or on my new and followed page, etc) I'd like it if I could hover over the thread title and see a quick preview of what's in there -- like the first line or two of the first post. It seems to me that that's how it used to work, and I found it very handy - especially in the for sale section, but really anywhere where a thread has a confusing or non-descriptive thread title. Not a huge deal, but a lot of times a hover preview tells me all I need to know about whether or not I want to go into the thread.

** Search. It confuses me. I'm sure it's powerful and wonderful, but it's just a little too complicated/busy for my taste/ease of use. At a minimum I'd love to see a one-click "search this forum" option. So far, most times when I've gone to search for something I just decide it's not that important after all and instead just carry on with my life.

**Private Messages: There's a custom folder option that I thought was going to be really cool and give me a way of organizing some of my saved conversations, but when I created a folder to save some things I quickly learned that I can't move messages from the sent list. I'd like to be able to move those too, so I can keep a conversation together.

**Private messages II: I like that you can delete a sent message if the recipient hasn't seen it yet, but I'd like it better if I could edit a sent message if it hasn't been seen yet. Or if that's already an option, if I could figure out how to do it.

** I like the "like" button. But I'd like it even more I think, if it was one of those reputation systems where it keeps track of how many likes your posts get. And how about a "dislike" button - a forum can always use more fights amirite? ;)

** I'm not sure I understand the "reply" button next to the "quote" button at the bottom right of posts, and I'm not sure other people do either. When I read through a thread it's not unusual to see a post that makes little or no sense and then I'll look closer and see that it says it's a "reply to post # xxxxx". Then to get some context for that post I have to click on the link and read the other post. It can make a thread disconnected and difficult to follow.

Anyway, none of this stuff are a big deal really. I like the new forum, but I think these things would make my experience a little better.




  
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Dec 16, 2014 12:32 |  #1023

MichiTimm wrote in post #17335856 (external link)
If there's a better thread to put this in, maybe someone could post me a link?

Anyway, a couple thoughts/suggestions:

** When I'm on a page that has a list of threads (either in a forum, or on my new and followed page, etc) I'd like it if I could hover over the thread title and see a quick preview of what's in there -- like the first line or two of the first post. It seems to me that that's how it used to work, and I found it very handy - especially in the for sale section, but really anywhere where a thread has a confusing or non-descriptive thread title. Not a huge deal, but a lot of times a hover preview tells me all I need to know about whether or not I want to go into the thread.

** Search. It confuses me. I'm sure it's powerful and wonderful, but it's just a little too complicated/busy for my taste/ease of use. At a minimum I'd love to see a one-click "search this forum" option. So far, most times when I've gone to search for something I just decide it's not that important after all and instead just carry on with my life.

**Private Messages: There's a custom folder option that I thought was going to be really cool and give me a way of organizing some of my saved conversations, but when I created a folder to save some things I quickly learned that I can't move messages from the sent list. I'd like to be able to move those too, so I can keep a conversation together.

**Private messages II: I like that you can delete a sent message if the recipient hasn't seen it yet, but I'd like it better if I could edit a sent message if it hasn't been seen yet. Or if that's already an option, if I could figure out how to do it.

** I like the "like" button. But I'd like it even more I think, if it was one of those reputation systems where it keeps track of how many likes your posts get. And how about a "dislike" button - a forum can always use more fights amirite? ;)

** I'm not sure I understand the "reply" button next to the "quote" button at the bottom right of posts, and I'm not sure other people do either. When I read through a thread it's not unusual to see a post that makes little or no sense and then I'll look closer and see that it says it's a "reply to post # xxxxx". Then to get some context for that post I have to click on the link and read the other post. It can make a thread disconnected and difficult to follow.

Anyway, none of this stuff are a big deal really. I like the new forum, but I think these things would make my experience a little better.

Your first two points are in the works for V1.1, so just hang on, it'll be released in a few days.

Third point: If you move your received messages into a folder all sent messages pertaining to the received message will be in the folder too. Sent messages with no received counterparts however will not.

Fourth point: This is a good idea that I have not seen discussed. Bring it to Pekka's attention, but remember that he's very busy.

Fifth point: No way.

Sixth point: Ditto the fourth point.

Good points but please be prepared to wait.


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Dec 16, 2014 12:44 |  #1024

Bill Boehme wrote in post #17325905 (external link)
It is a genuine RIDGID from back when they were made in the USA and before Emerson bought the company. I believe that Emerson also makes the Sears pipe ... er ... I mean, lens wrench. Make certain to get the metric model so that it fits lenses correctly. The Imperial model may scratch the lens body. Cheater bars are optional, but highly recommended, especially for Nikkor lenses.


I just saw this post again... you mention making sure I get the metric model to be sure it fits the lens correctly.

Would that also be the same as making sure I get a left handed pipe... err left handed lens wrench?  :p


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Dec 16, 2014 14:06 |  #1025

Inspeqtor wrote in post #17336052 (external link)
I just saw this post again... you mention making sure I get the metric model to be sure it fits the lens correctly.

Would that also be the same as making sure I get a left handed pipe... err left handed lens wrench?  :p

The deluxe model works both ways. :rolleyes:


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Dec 16, 2014 15:24 |  #1026

In the gear list, the 70-200/4 IS shows up as the 70-200/4 non IS FYI


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Dec 16, 2014 15:26 |  #1027

It would be good to post this in the Gear Correction sticky...

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Dec 16, 2014 15:32 |  #1028

FEChariot wrote in post #17336326 (external link)
In the gear list, the 70-200/4 IS shows up as the 70-200/4 non IS FYI

Both are listed, so I am not sure what this means. These are two different lenses.


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Dec 16, 2014 15:42 |  #1029

CyberDyneSystems wrote in post #17336352 (external link)
Both are listed, so I am not sure what this means. These are two different lenses.

It could be the same as what happens with the 35 f/2 IS. Once you select that lens from the gear list it appears in your personal gear list as the 35L IS i.e the same lens entry displays as two different lenses depending on where you view it.

If you click my avatar and look at my gear list you will see 35L IS. Click on that lens and it takes you to the 35 f/2 IS page.

I could be wrong though and he could be talking about a different issue :)


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Dec 16, 2014 23:30 |  #1030

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It could be the same as what happens with the 35 f/2 IS. Once you select that lens from the gear list it appears in your personal gear list as the 35L IS i.e the same lens entry displays as two different lenses depending on where you view it.

If you click my avatar and look at my gear list you will see 35L IS. Click on that lens and it takes you to the 35 f/2 IS page.

I could be wrong though and he could be talking about a different issue :)

Sorry I forgot to change it to auto follow this thread. I thought that was changed to the default. So yes. I put in the 70-200/4 IS into my gear but then when you click my profile page, it's the non IS one. Oh and since there is no 35L IS, Floyd brings up another issue.

One other nitpick. My 18-55 shows up with the EFS in the front but my 55-250 shows the EFS at the end. Just inconsistances there. And am I missing the 55-250 II and STM versions or are they missing?


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Dec 22, 2014 10:23 |  #1031

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No, the world is not going tablet... Tablet doesn't work in a corporate environment where there is heavy computer use. This according to vast experience, and Gartner. There will always be pages to go through as well, it is natural, like PDF pages, ebooks, etc. And all this from someone that has more tablets in his household than you, most likely (8 in total). ;)

Yes, the world is going tablet (phones are small tablets with phone capabilities). I don't think this is a business type of site, so I'm not sure why you're getting off on a tangent about business. But Microsoft is heavily pushing the Surface 3 (which has a monitor out port) so they and try and stay in the business computer game.

Having a big desk for a computer now seems ridiculous but that's what we used to do. Now your computer is wherever you are. On your lap on the couch or in your hand while eating lunch.




  
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Dec 22, 2014 10:51 |  #1032

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Yes, the world is going tablet (phones are small tablets with phone capabilities). I don't think this is a business type of site, so I'm not sure why you're getting off on a tangent about business. But Microsoft is heavily pushing the Surface 3 (which has a monitor out port) so they and try and stay in the business computer game.

Having a big desk for a computer now seems ridiculous but that's what we used to do. Now your computer is wherever you are. On your lap on the couch or in your hand while eating lunch.


But the use of photo shop and editing isn't as precise on a tablet yet. I also like to see what I'm doing so a larger display is a must. I'm years off from using a tablet for art and photo work.


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Dec 22, 2014 10:58 |  #1033

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But the use of photo shop and editing isn't as precise on a tablet yet. I also like to see what I'm doing so a larger display is a must. I'm years off of using a tablet for art and photo work.

and to add to this...

I can not connect my Wacom tablet to my iPad.


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Dec 22, 2014 11:50 |  #1034

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Yes, the world is going tablet (phones are small tablets with phone capabilities). I don't think this is a business type of site, so I'm not sure why you're getting off on a tangent about business. But Microsoft is heavily pushing the Surface 3 (which has a monitor out port) so they and try and stay in the business computer game.

Having a big desk for a computer now seems ridiculous but that's what we used to do. Now your computer is wherever you are. On your lap on the couch or in your hand while eating lunch.

It has nothing to do with what this site is specifically for. The point is that we in business, doing software development, CPA work, heavy stock trading, and many other areas, aren't on tablets. We are on multiple browsers and displays at once doing our thing, and throughout the day, we would like to visit this site. It is about the end user and what they are using to view the site, not what this site might be. Extract yourself from what you do on a tablet on a daily basis and think a bit larger, to those that multi-task and work very quickly, much faster that what a tablet can allow. I, for one, have 8 displays going at all times, with something happening in each one, and I flip through them to do my work. My employer pays me the "big bucks" to be this efficient and resourceful. Tablets ain't gonna get the job done. ;)


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Dec 22, 2014 15:20 |  #1035

HappySnapper90 wrote in post #17345879 (external link)
Yes, the world is going tablet (phones are small tablets with phone capabilities). I don't think this is a business type of site, so I'm not sure why you're getting off on a tangent about business. But Microsoft is heavily pushing the Surface 3 (which has a monitor out port) so they and try and stay in the business computer game.

Having a big desk for a computer now seems ridiculous but that's what we used to do. Now your computer is wherever you are. On your lap on the couch or in your hand while eating lunch.

Depends on what business you're in. In my business I need multiple big monitors displaying data flow, gateway status and messaging traffic. Tablets and phone are for communications only in my world.

But then, the aviation industry is still using Teletype Messaging - developed back in the 50's and 60's.


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