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Abetts  4 United States
27 Jan 2014 - 2:35 AM

Hello Canon users. I was on the site when I first got serious about photography and then let it slip. I was still trying to find my feet as to what my focus was going to be. Well, 5 years later I'm back and I am now a Semi-Pro Photographer of Portraits and Landscapes (primarily at Disney). I shoot with a Canon 7d and use off camera flash for my portrait photography. Hope to make some friends here on the site and in the Canon group.

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jagman11  7 United Kingdom
29 Dec 2013 - 6:30 PM

Have been on ePhotozine for a while now and thought it was about time I joined a group. As I have finally upgraded my old faithful 350D for a 600D thought the time is right to join up now.
I really wanted a 60D but when I saw the price of the 600D on Amazons Black Friday I plumpt for that one, also there is very little difference in spec for my needs.
I hope a new camera and a new group (to me) will rekindle my appetite to get out and take pictures and not relying just on holidays!

beeza410  832 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
5 Sep 2013 - 8:32 AM

Hi everyone, just joined the group, been on the zine for a few years, just moved to Canon in the last 2 years, have upgraded my 500d to a 600d. Have not had much chance to use it of late but hope to get out more soon.



I have just joined the canon group and look forward to getting to know more about everything


c40uk  582 forum posts United Kingdom
22 Jun 2013 - 2:06 PM

hi all just got my self a 50d and a tamron 17-50 2.8 lens . am new to this game so i am a beginner but having fun, all my pics are as they are taken no touching up or editing , so any advice is welcome

12 Apr 2013 - 6:57 PM

Hi all,

I have been on this site for about a year or so and needed to hook up with Canon users in order to discuss, photographs and Canon equipment. I was also wondering if I could buy any used Canon equipment here?

Montana5  857 forum posts Scotland3 Constructive Critique Points
10 Apr 2013 - 4:10 PM

Canon's Project 1709
Have been uploading to the beta version of Project 1709 for a couple of months now, just wondered if anyone else is using it and perhaps have experienced the same bugs and glitches I have had. Tried sending feedback to the build team, no reply yet, I guess they might have a backlog to deal with. The most annoying thing is that in searching the web, apart from press reports and Canon blurb, there is very little to suggest many have taken this up, even on the Photoventure facebook page, only one other person has responded to any of the blog updates. I'm not knocking the Project as I feel it could be a useful tool when it goes live, would just like to discuss a few issues with others, if possible.


4 Feb 2013 - 4:42 PM

Is this group still operating ? As far as I can see only 1 comment this year so far, no photos ( except mine ) for weeks, no forum posts????? What's going on ? Peter

17 Jan 2013 - 4:29 PM

Hi all, I've been here a while but forgot to introduce myself. I'm Rob and I am shooting with a 40D after upgrading from a 300D. before that I had both the EOs 10 and EOS 30 film cameras,

I recently upgraded lenses from the kit lens to a 100mm macro and a 17-40 L, Looking forward to finding the time to really play.

27 Dec 2012 - 8:50 AM

Hey everyone, Im a new member on the site, i have a EOS Rebel T3, which was recommended to me by my uncle who is a professional photographer. Im a beginner in photography, but my uncle says I have an eye for a good picture, I just need a little practice Smile any advice you can give me i'd take in a heart beat!
Thanks y'all!

Jellyfire  641 forum posts United Kingdom4 Constructive Critique Points
19 Dec 2012 - 5:30 PM

Hi all, new to the site. I'm a canon 60D user, from Suffolk/Norfolk in England. Look forward to getting to know some of you and seeing your work

16 Dec 2012 - 10:34 PM

Hi, I live in northern Alberta and love photography of nature and landscapes in particular. I bought a Canon EOS 500 4 yrs ago for $17 on ebay. Two yrs ago I bought a new Canon EOS 450D. New lenses are very expensive so I buy FD lenses on ebay and use an adapter to EF.

p12owe  5101 forum posts United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
3 Dec 2012 - 5:41 PM

Hi all,
I'm new to ephotozine, and still fairly new to photography.
I do my photography on a budget, with an ancient Canon5d mk1 and a collection of very cheap ebay lenses.

I don't stick to one genre, but do avoid wildlife if it moves, due to equipment limitations. I also tend to stick fairly local, so I'm always looking for the unusual in the very normal (if that makes any sense).
I am still learning, so will be looking through your portfolios with interest and any advice on my own work will be greatly appreciated.


2 Nov 2012 - 7:22 PM

hello peoples ! I am Peter ( Bonvilston) and I have had Canon DSLRs for a few years now. I am currently using a 600D that i got for my birthday last year. I am here to learn. I have been into photography from the days when you needed a darkroom - almost 40 years now - but once you stop learning then you may as well give up ! Wink. Hope to learn from some of you through this group.

jayx90  6 Australia
23 Oct 2012 - 10:50 PM

hi all iam from australia and a new canon 1100d user very happy with my new camera
this is my first dslr also iam a beginer or also called a NOOBGrin

woftam64  6 Australia
13 Oct 2012 - 12:42 AM

Hi everyone. My first group to join as well. Look forward to browsing all your great captures.

qwertywes  5
2 Oct 2012 - 10:32 PM

Hi everyone, i am new to photography and i am really enjoying it. i have recently got myself a canon eos1100d as a kit from jessops with a couple of lens. i havent been taking pictures for very long so any help, tips and advice will be very welcome. please have a look at the pictures that i upload and any comments good or bad are welcome. i am also new to the site so again any help and advice in using the site and getting the most out of it are again very welcome.

Thanks in advanced Wes

howdog  925 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
18 Aug 2012 - 11:36 AM

Hello Iain here (howdog) I started photography about 4 years ago when a mate of mine gave me a Kodak, i was getting a few nice shots with it and it was then when i got the bug! Wink Last year i got myself a 550d and a 18-200mm lens wow it just keeps getting better!
Happy clickingSmile

Garr8  7
13 Jun 2012 - 6:56 AM

Hi everyone. I'm a 7D user and this is the first epz group I've joined.
Keep clicking, Garr8 Smile


Hello all,
I've been using Canon since 1979, love'em! Look forward to making your aquaintance.

wsh777  7
24 Jun 2011 - 7:07 AM

Grin Hey all, looks like it works! I sent the following to eosdigitalsupport@cits.canon.com:
"I wanted to pass on the good news to you, hoping that you guys will be able to pass it along to other pixel-peepers like me who notice stuck pixels (one in my case) in their images.
A couple of forums I found recommended using the manual sensor cleaning function for, in one case 30 seconds, and in another 1 minute. Those who tried it had their hot/stuck pixel issues resolved. Tonight I tried it also (around 40 seconds' worth). It worked! No more stuck pixel. No more sparkle. An exposure (ISO 400, 1/60th sec) I shot of the inside of my lens cap is pure black (0, 0, 0) across the entire image now. (No, I didn't sample each pixel; but those I checked show 0 RGB values, just as they should, and the image is totally black.) No observed pixel-level issues in any other shots since the cleaning either.
The forums indicated this solution has worked for at least one past generation of Canon digicams as well.
Short version: Running manual sensor cleaning for between 30 seconds to a minute, at least based on anecdotal and personal evidence, works to remap/eliminate hot/stuck pixels.
Again, I hope this helps in your troubleshooting assistance to your customers. If you can verify the effectiveness of the solution for yourselves, please pass it along! Plus it's a lot easier than a firmware update, third-party camera software patches (which I am very leery of), and image manipulation programs (one less step to take, and every second saved assists the creative process). And since it's so simple to implement it'll be easy to reset the camera's mapping (if that's what's done) as the sensor ages and its tolerances change."

wsh777  7
24 Jun 2011 - 1:19 AM

Hopefully found an answer to my question. Apparently setting the sensor cleaning to manual and leaving on for 30 seconds - 1 minute forces the camera to remap. I will try and post the result. Might be a while before I'm back, but hopefully this will help others! (Yes, I'm a pixel peeper...)

wsh777  7
24 Jun 2011 - 12:18 AM

Hello all, I'm Wesley. I've enjoyed photography from Instamatics (yes, that long) to my favorite new (for me) Canon EOS T2i (also known as a 550d).

I've just joined and am wondering if anyone knows if there's an in-camera pixel-mapping program available for the camera? Canon doesn't have one, they tell me. There's one stuck pixel that can be Photoshopped out, but I'm hoping for a more elegant (thus in-camera) solution.

Thanks and looking forward to conversing and sharing ideas and images!


Hi everyone, I'm Allan. I've been on this site for about 7 months now and find it very enjoyable. I've got a 550D with 18-55/50/55-250 Lenses. I don't specialise in any particular style of photography at present as I'm just enjoying having a go at them all!

I'm starting to understand my camera a bit more, although when you look at my photos you might think different! lol



fraser  14631 forum posts Scotland14 Constructive Critique Points
9 May 2011 - 1:26 PM

HI, I'm Fraser (you'd never guess from the username) and I've been a Canon user for around 20 years, since I sold my beloved Contaxes because I couldn't afford the Ziess T* lenses. I've been into photography since my parents bought me a Zenith to help me complete my Geology thesis back in 1980. I specialise in landscapes but photograph plants and wildlife for a bit of variation. I have no issue with post-production techniques as, to me, photography is about interpreting a scene, not recording it for posterity. Besides, any photograph is a representation of the original scene; after all, a camera sensor or film only records what they can "see" within their own limitations. The eye and the brain can and do see much more.

Photography provides me with a release from the pressures of business, which, believe me, have been many fold since the recession kicked in (I am ia contaminated land specialist in land development). At the moment I'm trying to improve the profile of my photography in the hope of earning a bit of spending money to support my hobby. Early days yet but my new website, has astounded me with the number of pageviews in the few short weeks since it was launched.


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mondmagu  875 forum posts Ireland
28 Apr 2011 - 10:42 PM

Hello everyone,I've been on the site for a year now and find it great.I have a 450D with 18-55;55-250 and 50mm lens. I like all types of phootography but have a preference for landscape and macro.I try to get it right in camera and do as little as possible in post production.I live in Dublin, Ireland and am a member of a local camera club.


PJL  10 United Kingdom
14 Apr 2011 - 9:23 AM

Hi all,

My name is Paul and I am now classing myself as a semi pro/enthusiast. I had two great businesses, one in Portraiture and the other was a joint venture in Events. Unfortunately due to very ill health I have had to close both the businesses which, believe me, is a horrible and extremely hard thing to give up!
I loved trekking and walking around places with my cameras and 3 best lenses, now, at the grand old age of 37, I have someone pushing me around in a wheelchair. I do not let this stop me taking photos as this is, and always has been, my passion and life (my lovely wife knows this so doesn't get jealous anymore Smile )

So instead of portraiture and dinner-dances/dogshows/balls/proms etc, I now enjoy my own private work of macro and wildlife.
Even though I have been in photography for many, many years I am still learning in different fields or trying to get my head round the many new features of new DSLR's, although as long as it has a shutter release button and a Manual I'm at home Smile

When I take a photo I make sure it's right, as in I take as many shots as possible till I am happy. I do not rely on Photoshop, even though I have CS5 on my PC and CS3 on my laptop. Saying that I do like learning new techniques and this site is jam packed with new ideas. So maybe I'll try a few sometime.

Paul Smile


Hey folks.
I'm Louise, female, from the Western Isles. Been a member of EPZ for a couple of years now, but only recently ventured into the forum and group sites. I'm finding all sorts of fantastic information to help me with my photography.
I joined this group as I have used a Canon camera since I was 18. I still have that old film camera in a box under the bed. It used to produce amazing photographs. From there I progressed (rather slowly, kicking and screaming) into the digital world, to the Canon Ixus 40, 70 and 110is. Only last week, for my birthday, I invested in a Canon Eos 500d, a proper 'grown up' camera. Grin Since getting this wonderful bit of kit I have to really start learning. I don't really have much clue about all the technicalities of photography, all I know is, if I like it, I like it. Grin
Now that I have introduced myself I must go and have a nosey about this wee group.
Hope to learn a lot from all you wonderful people.

21 Mar 2011 - 5:14 PM

Just returning to photography after many years away, So it all relatively new to me, haveing forgotton everything I learned way back in the 80s with a Zenith & ChinonCP7m. I now own a Canon SX10is. And very little else.
I belong to a local Camera club in the town where I live and have learned a great deal from attending evening classes.
Now I just need the get up and go to get out and take some photos.
Ill be putting a few photos up once Ive sorted them in to folders.Grin

MikeQ  7 United Kingdom
15 Mar 2011 - 7:57 AM

Hi All, I am a Canon user. Having been a landscape photographer for many years I have recently started trying out studio work. I have uploaded a few attempts and am hoping to gain some feedback to help me improve as I don't quite feel like I am quite getting it yet. Would be happy to hear from anyone on how I can do better. All the best Mike


Hi, Thought i would join this group, As i've used nothing but canon in my photography.Grin

welsh-beck  12 Wales
21 Feb 2011 - 1:10 PM

Hi everyone, Just joined the group and was surprised to see how quiet it is. I presently use a Canon 450D but started my love affair with Canon using a Canon A1 35mm camera but owned a 350D, 400D, 450D and 50D in between. I am now waiting to take delivery of a 60D with the hope that the flexible LCD screen will help me with getting better shots, (I have limited mobility). Having been an able bodied photographer and now having a disability has given me a whole new set of issues and requirements to work with. I hope this group takes off as I would love to see what other people are photographing and what equipment they are using. And please don't be afraid to have a look at my work and tell me truthfully what you think.


wattoj  81 Constructive Critique Points
15 Feb 2011 - 1:32 PM

Hi, Have just joined. Grin Is it possible if you could have a look at my portfolio so far and comment on the photos!

Would be hugely appreciated! Thanks.Smile

Montana5  857 forum posts Scotland3 Constructive Critique Points
10 Feb 2011 - 9:51 AM

Hi Dragonflies8888, welcome.


Howdy, I just joined the group, alsoGrin I was glad to find it, I've been shooting with a Canon in one form or another, since 1977...

Montana5  857 forum posts Scotland3 Constructive Critique Points
28 Jan 2011 - 9:45 PM

Hello manutd7, welcome to the Group.

manutd7  7
28 Jan 2011 - 9:41 PM

just joined my first group with my fellow canon users. i have a canon 450d and i am a beginner. I am using this site to learn how to use my camera manually instead of point and shoot. have gained valuable information already and cant wait to learn more.

Montana5  857 forum posts Scotland3 Constructive Critique Points
30 Sep 2010 - 11:03 AM

Hello Tanya and fellow Canon aficionados, thought I would join my first epz Group.
G5,350D and 7D user, also newly early retired, so at last finding time for this great hobby of ours. Seems a bit quiet here compared to the Nikon house.

TanyaW  11
16 Aug 2010 - 10:30 AM

hello everyone. I see we are in at the 'beginning'!
I have a 400D and have enjoyed it for about 4 years now. Its an all consuming hobby. I am also now a retired person! I have only just started using RAW so any help or advice would be appreciated. Thanks Tanya

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