planet5D site features – highlighting our forums

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Every now and then, it seems appropriate to re-introduce some of the great features of planet5D to our new fans. This weekend, we'd like to highlight our forums. The link to the forums is in the top navigation to the site so they're always in easy access when you're reading the blog.


planet5D has grown a lot in the 9 months since we opened and we're planning to keep growing. planet5D has become truly “the best Canon 5D information on the planet” thanks to all of you who visit. THANK YOU!

The forums continue to add members every day it seems (I get an email notice when someone joins). We have over 260 members now and that's wonderful, but we'd like to see it grow even more.

From time to time, I post some of the new Canon EOS 5D Mark II items I find in the forums – things that are interesting or important but either I don't have time to make a full blog post about or just don't quite feel like a full blog post. For example, I'm about 20 items behind right now with things that have been submitted and I'm going to put a couple of them in the forums just so that they don't get lost in the shuffle.

If you'd like to see what is new on the forums, you can always bookmark the link to the ‘new' items (at this point, I haven't activated an RSS feed sorry).


Here's a bit of the blog post from when we announced the addition of the forums:

“Today, we're excited to announce that we're adding forums to the community that has grown around planet5D and planetT1i!

We thought about having separate forums for the 5D and the T1i, but since they're both similar in so many ways, it seemed to make sense to combine forces to help everyone learn together. So tho there are separate threads for the cameras inside the forum, we've combined the video and still forums together (tho there will still be opportunities for specific camera sub-forums on the site).

We debated about this for a while, but it seems like the right thing to do for our community. Initially, we thought that there wasn't a need for yet another forum, but we decided that there is a need for a forum community dedicated to this new line of cameras. Yes, there are other really nice forums dedicated to photography but we thought it was about time to narrow the focus a bit.

With the new 5D mk ii and the T1i, we have a new breed of Canon camera – one that does both still and motion photography. Owning these cameras can require learning a whole new skill set and that of course will mean lots of questions right? You may also want to show off your latest stills/video to the community. So why not have a place to ask those questions or show off when you're already visiting the best Canon 5d/T1i site on the planet?

So please take a moment and join our forums – you'll be glad you did!

PS… our thanks go out to Wolfsnap Photography for helping us grow planet5D and planetT1i into the best sites on the planet. If you need some site design help or if you want to grow your smugmug site into something really great (they call it “Smugization” – link to his sample gallery), give them a shout!”

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