cortot20


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I have long shot with Nikon slrs and really enjoy them. I have zero experience with canon and cannot speak to those. I do know that recently picked up a brand new tamron 18-300 lense and it is not perfect. For some reason the flash stops working 1/2 the time when I use that lense.

Edit: sparkly vampires

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MarkDaSpark


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cortot20 wrote:Double.



Uh huh. You just wanted to make sure if they deleted a post off page 1, you'd still have the Sparky!


Someone has to put WD's kids thru college, but why does it have to be me!
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cmaldoon


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MarkDaSpark wrote:Uh huh. You just wanted to make sure if they deleted a post off page 1, you'd still have the Sparky!



You're just jealous that they'd have to delete two to put you back in your proper place

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cortot20


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MarkDaSpark wrote:Uh huh. You just wanted to make sure if they deleted a post off page 1, you'd still have the Sparky!



No, I just suck at the Internet.

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bahwm


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otolith wrote:For the camera gurus out there, I'd like to dip into the DLSR game. Do you think the Rebel T4i on woot is a good camera that one could grow into? I would like to stick with Canon, as I've had great luck with their cameras in the past.

Thanks!


As you know, I bought the Canon T3i before the tour. It was recommended to me by one of my photographer friends. I got some absolutely awesome shots during the tour and during the trip to Spain. I bought it at our Sam's Club and it includes two lenses: a 15 - 55 and a 55 - 250.

I know my response is late, but I never even got home tonight until about 7:15 PM! Hope you get the camera that you want! Sorry I can't speak to the one that was up earlier.

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otolith


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cmaldoon wrote:You're just jealous that they'd have to delete two to put you back in your proper place



at the bottom?

"When we try to pick out anything by itself, we find it hitched to everything else in the universe."
--John Muir

MarkDaSpark


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otolith wrote:at the bottom?






Someone has to put WD's kids thru college, but why does it have to be me!
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otolith


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MarkDaSpark wrote:



"When we try to pick out anything by itself, we find it hitched to everything else in the universe."
--John Muir

kylemittskus


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I saw the Roussanne, but couldn't pull the trigger. SWMBO and I are cutting to one salary (hers since she makes about 4x as much as me) and I'm staying home with Emerson (the baby). Better for everything -- our marriage, the baby, my health and sanity. So, I am on an absolute SIWBM. No wine at all for quite a while. I have plenty stock-piled so I'll survive, but it is not going to be very fun. BowTie will have to teach me his ways.

"If drinking is bitter, change yourself to wine." -Rainer Maria Rilke

"Champagne is a very kind and friendly thing on a rainy night." -Isak Dinesen

kylemittskus


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Doc, I have no idea what any of this means, but maybe it's a good deal?

"If drinking is bitter, change yourself to wine." -Rainer Maria Rilke

"Champagne is a very kind and friendly thing on a rainy night." -Isak Dinesen

rjquillin


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kylemittskus wrote:I saw the Roussanne, but couldn't pull the trigger. SWMBO and I are cutting to one salary (hers since she makes about 4x as much as me) and I'm staying home with Emerson (the baby). Better for everything -- our marriage, the baby, my health and sanity. So, I am on an absolute SIWBM. No wine at all for quite a while. I have plenty stock-piled so I'll survive, but it is not going to be very fun. BowTie will have to teach me his ways.

So that would open the door for issho-bin sake then. Good stuff.
No GS plonk.

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MarkDaSpark


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otolith wrote:



Where's my toona!!!!


Someone has to put WD's kids thru college, but why does it have to be me!
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bkarlan


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rjquillin wrote:So that would open the door for issho-bin sake then. Good stuff.
No GS plonk.



Rjq, check your email.

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rjquillin


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bkarlan wrote:Rjq, check your email.


Egads, lost, but found.

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bhodilee


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kylemittskus wrote:I saw the Roussanne, but couldn't pull the trigger. SWMBO and I are cutting to one salary (hers since she makes about 4x as much as me) and I'm staying home with Emerson (the baby). Better for everything -- our marriage, the baby, my health and sanity. So, I am on an absolute SIWBM. No wine at all for quite a while. I have plenty stock-piled so I'll survive, but it is not going to be very fun. BowTie will have to teach me his ways.



Pretty easy. You look at the daycare bills (in your case the rest of the State of California), sigh, and just stay out if the main thread. Its way easier now with daily offerings.

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cortot20


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kylemittskus wrote:I saw the Roussanne, but couldn't pull the trigger. SWMBO and I are cutting to one salary (hers since she makes about 4x as much as me) and I'm staying home with Emerson (the baby). Better for everything -- our marriage, the baby, my health and sanity. So, I am on an absolute SIWBM. No wine at all for quite a while. I have plenty stock-piled so I'll survive, but it is not going to be very fun. BowTie will have to teach me his ways.



Or maybe just work out a wine budget with your wife. I am in the replace what you drink mode.

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chemvictim


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I'm having a good laugh at a 'reply all' fiasco going on at work. Yesterday someone sent an email to the entire technology center, probably a few hundred people. Someone replied to him that the email was not for him, and replied to all. A third person replied to all that you should not use reply all. And so on.

This morning I had about 50 of these reply all things. Some were funny, most stupid. Someone joked that you should reply 'unsubscribe' and a bunch of people did! The jokester apologized profusely and explained it was a silly joke (to all). Finally we all got a threatening email that any further use of reply all would result in a letter of reprimand from the director. Still, people are replying (to all) that we must stop hitting reply all. It's nuts.

mother


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chemvictim wrote:Hilarity



There is a time and place for Bcc, and sending an email to a large group of people is one of them.

chemvictim


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mother wrote:There is a time and place for Bcc, and sending an email to a large group of people is one of them.



We are supposed to be the smart ones, with all the advanced degrees in chemistry and biotech, etc. Ha!

otolith


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chemvictim wrote:We are supposed to be the smart ones, with all the advanced degrees in chemistry and biotech, etc. Ha!



All your schooling beat the common sense right out of ya!

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--John Muir

otolith


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kylemittskus wrote:Doc, I have no idea what any of this means, but maybe it's a good deal?



Thanks for the link! Will have to chat with SWMBO about this.

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chipgreen


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chemvictim wrote:We are supposed to be the smart ones, with all the advanced degrees in chemistry and biotech, etc. Ha!



My sister is a microbiologist and still hasn't figured out why all her emails are titled "No Subject".

polarbear22


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otolith wrote:Thanks for the link! Will have to chat with SWMBO about this.


That is the same lens that I have as my primary. Only one I took to England. Rarely need the 75-300 lens. The 16GB card with the 18mp camera allows for a lot of photos.

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bhodilee


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otolith wrote:Thanks for the link! Will have to chat with SWMBO about this.



Similar deal (I think)

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– George Bernard Shaw, author (1856-1950)

polarbear22


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bhodilee wrote:Similar deal (I think)



This is with the 18-55 lens. Definitely recommend paying for the 18-135. A little more weight, etc. with the longer lens, but it will cover a greater percentage of your needs with the single lens. And at 18mp you have resolution to crop.

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bhodilee


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polarbear22 wrote:This is with the 18-55 lens. Definitely recommend paying for the 18-135. A little more weight, etc. with the longer lens, but it will cover a greater percentage of your needs with the single lens. And at 18mp you have resolution to crop.



i use the camera on my phone

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rjquillin


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Woe is me;
iPad-2 slid off headboard last night and landed on it's edge. Despite being in a case; crack.

Anyone done the glass replacement dance yet. Sharp fragments too. Looks intriguingly complex to get correct, or just toss $$$ at it instead of juice I need to forget it happened.

It does still function.

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bkarlan


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rjquillin wrote:Woe is me;
iPad-2 slid off headboard last night and landed on it's edge. Despite being in a case; crack.

Anyone done the glass replacement dance yet. Sharp fragments too. Looks intriguingly complex to get correct, or just toss $$$ at it instead of juice I need to forget it happened.

It does still function.



In Albuquerque, price for front glass replacement was $100-$150. Kinda pricey considering what of can get the iPad 2 for coming up this weekend.

However if my iPhone went south, I would pay the money for them to fix it.


On a separate note, I AM IN CALI NOW. What a drive that last leg was. Sick kid and all. Ugh!!!

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rjquillin


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bkarlan wrote:In Albuquerque, price for front glass replacement was $100-$150. Kinda pricey considering what of can get the iPad 2 for coming up this weekend.

However if my iPhone went south, I would pay the money for them to fix it.


On a separate note, I AM IN CALI NOW. What a drive that last leg was. Sick kid and all. Ugh!!!

gonna be cheaper this weekend..?

Gimme a call to sort out the xfer.


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bkarlan


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rjquillin wrote:gonna be cheaper this weekend..?

Gimme a call to sort out the xfer.



It was for 399 and it came with a $75 Walmart gift card. However if you go to Walmart for black Friday, you are better than me.

I sent you a few emails. You have my phone number now too. I am headed to bed right now. Completely worn out now. Check out my messages and let me know what you think. I will call you tomorrow morning.

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kylemittskus


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bkarlan wrote:It was for 399 and it came with a $75 Walmart gift card. However if you go to Walmart for black Friday, you are better than me.

I sent you a few emails. You have my phone number now too. I am headed to bed right now. Completely worn out now. Check out my messages and let me know what you think. I will call you tomorrow morning.



Is that price a door buster or is it all day?

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rjquillin


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bkarlan wrote:It was for 399 and it came with a $75 Walmart gift card. However if you go to Walmart for black Friday, you are better than me.

I sent you a few emails. You have my phone number now too. I am headed to bed right now. Completely worn out now. Check out my messages and let me know what you think. I will call you tomorrow morning.

Had to dig back further than I realized, found 'em.

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bkarlan


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kylemittskus wrote:Is that price a door buster or is it all day?



Hmmm, not too sure.

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bkarlan


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rjquillin wrote:Had to dig back further than I realized, found 'em.



Really. I just sent them right before posting, well the last one I did.

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PetiteSirah


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kylemittskus wrote:I saw the Roussanne, but couldn't pull the trigger. SWMBO and I are cutting to one salary (hers since she makes about 4x as much as me) and I'm staying home with Emerson (the baby). Better for everything -- our marriage, the baby, my health and sanity. So, I am on an absolute SIWBM. No wine at all for quite a while. I have plenty stock-piled so I'll survive, but it is not going to be very fun. BowTie will have to teach me his ways.



Because your wife is Genetically Superior, just let me know and I'll send you some wine from my stock if you're running low.

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rjquillin


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bkarlan wrote:Really. I just sent them right before posting, well the last one I did.

PM

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MarkDaSpark


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Onerous Massive Family Gathering. No Monkey or Big ol' Cornucopia again??? What is Woot coming to?


On the other hand, I ended up going in for 10 more crap items. Including the Key-ring Breathalyzer. Got a spare, if anyone wants one.


Someone has to put WD's kids thru college, but why does it have to be me!
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kylemittskus


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PetiteSirah wrote:Because your wife is Genetically Superior, just let me know and I'll send you some wine from my stock if you're running low.



Dude, I'm the MOT.

Seriously, there is no doubt that I married WAY up.

"If drinking is bitter, change yourself to wine." -Rainer Maria Rilke

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cortot20


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MarkDaSpark wrote:Onerous Massive Family Gathering. No Monkey or Big ol' Cornucopia again??? What is Woot coming to?


On the other hand, I ended up going in for 10 more crap items. Including the Key-ring Breathalyzer. Got a spare, if anyone wants one.



You know, they make this cool one that just hooks right up to your car. Why carry it with you everywhere when its always in your car.

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MarkDaSpark


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cortot20 wrote:You know, they make this cool one that just hooks right up to your car. Why carry it with you everywhere when its always in your car.



Dude! MY drinking problem is that I'm not drinking enough, unlike yours. But glad they finally hooked it up in yours. It was embarassing at my Nephew's wedding, your antics.


Someone has to put WD's kids thru college, but why does it have to be me!
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