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Apr 08, 2008 16:30 |  #1486

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I guess the question that would naturally follow this is: what can we do to help those who are having problems?

I don't know if there is anything we can do,.. other than to allow people with issues to post these issues and NOT try to silence them for having a different viewpoint or a bad camera.

This insistence on trying to force those with issues into silence via bullying them repeatedly will serve no one.

Canon does read this and other forums, and if people are not able to show there issues without being hammered by the peanut gallery, they may stop reporting there issues, and Canon may then have no reason to continue to search for solutions.

I said this the first time in June of '07, and several times since.

It's the people that are "**** and moaning and whining and complaining " that are going to get Canon to act on this, and these people are all doing us a service by continuing to put themselves out on a limb, and expose themselves to others ridicule and attack. These are the same complaints that have gotten Canon's ear and helped to bring about the efforts thus far.


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Apr 08, 2008 17:05 |  #1487

CyberDyneSystems wrote in post #5287669 (external link)
I don't know if there is anything we can do,.. other than to allow people with issues to post these issues and NOT try to silence them for having a different viewpoint or a bad camera.

This insistence on trying to force those with issues into silence via bullying them repeatedly will serve no one.

Canon does read this and other forums, and if people are not able to show there issues without being hammered by the peanut gallery, they may stop reporting there issues, and Canon may then have no reason to continue to search for solutions.

I said this the first time in June of '07, and several times since.

It's the people that are "**** and moaning and whining and complaining " that are going to get Canon to act on this, and these people are all doing us a service by continuing to put themselves out on a limb, and expose themselves to others ridicule and attack. These are the same complaints that have gotten Canon's ear and helped to bring about the efforts thus far.

Well said - let us hope that will be an end to the apparent bullying of those still with problems.

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Apr 08, 2008 17:36 |  #1488

CyberDyneSystems wrote in post #5287669 (external link)
I don't know if there is anything we can do,.. other than to allow people with issues to post these issues and NOT try to silence them for having a different viewpoint or a bad camera.

This insistence on trying to force those with issues into silence via bullying them repeatedly will serve no one.

Canon does read this and other forums, and if people are not able to show there issues without being hammered by the peanut gallery, they may stop reporting there issues, and Canon may then have no reason to continue to search for solutions.

I said this the first time in June of '07, and several times since.

It's the people that are "**** and moaning and whining and complaining " that are going to get Canon to act on this, and these people are all doing us a service by continuing to put themselves out on a limb, and expose themselves to others ridicule and attack. These are the same complaints that have gotten Canon's ear and helped to bring about the efforts thus far.

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Apr 08, 2008 17:38 as a reply to  @ blonde's post |  #1489

It certainly sounds like an invitation for people to vent.

Have a ball, fellas. I'm going to join the Peace Corps.


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Apr 08, 2008 17:53 |  #1490

belmondo wrote in post #5288030 (external link)
It certainly sounds like an invitation for people to vent.

Have a ball, fellas. I'm going to join the Peace Corps.

Heh! Or we can all come down and join you at the Betty Ford Clinic:)! We could have a Burnt-Out Photog Special Interest Group!


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Apr 08, 2008 19:50 |  #1491

belmondo wrote in post #5288030 (external link)
Have a ball, fellas. I'm going to join the Peace Corps.

I don't see that happening.

Well, OK, your odds of joining the Peace Corps are much, MUCH higher than mine!! :)


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Apr 08, 2008 21:21 |  #1492

CyberDyneSystems wrote in post #5287669 (external link)
I don't know if there is anything we can do,.. other than to allow people with issues to post these issues and NOT try to silence them for having a different viewpoint or a bad camera.

This insistence on trying to force those with issues into silence via bullying them repeatedly will serve no one.

Canon does read this and other forums, and if people are not able to show there issues without being hammered by the peanut gallery, they may stop reporting there issues, and Canon may then have no reason to continue to search for solutions.

I said this the first time in June of '07, and several times since.

It's the people that are "**** and moaning and whining and complaining " that are going to get Canon to act on this, and these people are all doing us a service by continuing to put themselves out on a limb, and expose themselves to others ridicule and attack. These are the same complaints that have gotten Canon's ear and helped to bring about the efforts thus far.

Perfectly said. Amen and thanks. Informing Canon about the issue is a good thing for everyone.


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Apr 08, 2008 22:31 |  #1493

belmondo wrote in post #5288030 (external link)
Have a ball, fellas. I'm going to join the Peace Corps.

Dibs on the camera gear! You won't need it where you're going... :p




  
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Apr 09, 2008 00:34 |  #1494

Tareq wrote in post #5287655 (external link)
I just read this thread, but i didn't read more than 1 or 2 pages only.
I don't know what is this thread about, is it a fighting between 2 groups that one is saying they have great none issue MKIII and the other is saying that is not true?
OK, even i don't use MKIII i bought it to see about that issue, i found that issue but i will never change it, and i still have MKIIN to use it, and i am waiting Canon to solve this 100% officially, so then i will be happy that i still keep my MKIIN and i never sell my MKIII, now i am thinking when to get 1Ds MKIII.
Good luck all.

Tareq.....Are you saying that your new mkIII has some signs of AF issues? If so, mind posting the first 3 digits of the serial #? I have read a lot about folks getting better luck with high serial # units. I'm thinking about getting another one, I really miss the low noise/high ISO IQ and some of the bells and whistles......but.....​.


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Apr 09, 2008 05:53 |  #1495

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Tareq.....Are you saying that your new mkIII has some signs of AF issues? If so, mind posting the first 3 digits of the serial #? I have read a lot about folks getting better luck with high serial # units. I'm thinking about getting another one, I really miss the low noise/high ISO IQ and some of the bells and whistles......but.....​.

where i can find those 3 digits of the serial? on which side of the camera or the box?
And in fact i tested my AF of MKIII only once in a match and i was not yet knowing all the controls, so maybe i didn't get accurate testing or not yet did a critical or extreme tests to finalize my results.


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Apr 09, 2008 05:56 |  #1496

and to the addition, my MKIII working great in AF servo with my 70-200, i remember that i got about 7-9 or 10 shots continuous on 70-200 all in focus, but with my 300 i got some OOF more than my 70-200, but i can't tell this is a problem of the camera as i think i got same problem with my MKIIN, i think my 300 is very very sensitive.


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Apr 09, 2008 12:25 |  #1497

Some posts removed.

After two mods have posted warnings on one page, .. this means if any one returns and continues the arguments we just tried to put a stop to, the posts get deleted,.
or worse.

Give us a break guys, we simply can not tolerate a moderators public request being completely ignored.

Don't come back here and quote someone to continue an argument.
That part of the discussion is over.


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Apr 12, 2008 18:08 as a reply to  @ CyberDyneSystems's post |  #1498

recently bought a blue dot 547XXX from another POTN member. have only been able to test it for 5 trials using the prophoto *protocol* before my subject (impatient son) went back indoors to get out of the rain and cold (michigan spring). i'm getting 10% OOF using drew's criteria which, as he defines it, constitutes a working, non-flawed body. more to follow, of course, but i would say it's looking good. the seller has graciously provided a return period, so i'll be out tomorrow, hopefully on a soccer field for a real-world trial.


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Apr 13, 2008 08:06 |  #1499

I was back at the airfield today, using the Mk III with my 100-400.

First off I found that I was way too wobbly to use this lens hand-held at 400mm!

But, when I used fast shutter speeds, from 1/640 to 1/2000, I had a great majority of keepers.

When I went to lower shutter speeds, like 1/200, 1/125, and 1/60, well, that's where my shakiness came into play and I had to toss a lot.

So, I think my copy is good, but I have to get the hang of how to take panning, "shutter drag" shots.

I shot almost 1k of pics today, with a wide variety of settings, which, I suppose is good because I deleted over 400 pics, but I haven't gone over them to the extent of posting pics. Just letting you know that 1) I think my camera is doing OK, and 2) I did get some cool shots of planes and a helicopter that looks pretty insectile!


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Apr 13, 2008 08:23 |  #1500

I still haven't sent my camera in for the recall, I really should this week :S



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