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What have you purchased recently that you love or hate?  Please share!

I just bought a new Canon digital camera.  Now I have to learn how to use the damn thing! 

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I just bought a bottle of booze, which I love and hate at the same time!  :snork_lach:

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My latest toy is a remote switch for use with my Canon camera.  I happen to have, by way of a gift, a Canon EOS 5D digital SLR.  I once bought a brand new car for about the same price as this camera.  It's one of the best you can get.  

The remote switch lets me take a photo without touching the camera, this is good for poor ligthing conditions that require long exposures.

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Okay...this is so gay (OH NO!!! not that word!), I'm such a fag (NO!!! not that one too!!!)...

I am waiting impatiently (UPS tracking says tomorrow) for a pet stroller.  It looks just like a baby stroller, except  instead of a seat sling, it has a mesh screen enclosed housing.  I've been walking again and my cat loves to come with me, but I won't let her out due to the 614,371 ways a cat can die in Florida, so I've actually been carrying her during my walks, up to 2 miles.  Now, I can put her in the stroller and push it in front of me rather than having to carry her lead ass all over town!

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Okay...this is so gay (OH NO!!! not that word!), I'm such a fag (NO!!! not that one too!!!)...


Careful, Coulter the Revolting  :smt101 :smt107 [smilie=puking.gif] says you could be institutionalized for that!

Now, I can put her in the stroller and push it in front of me rather than having to carry her lead ass all over town!

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How does your cat like it?

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I have a friend who's into photography. I guess you'd say he specializes in portraits, of nude men. He has some very nice equipment, but he's having trouble finding enough models to keep afloat. He has a website,

http://www.geocities.com/boyleskboys/

"Ladies and Gentlemen, I give you humbly and with a smile... the creation and fruition of the first national touring male burlesque company in the history of the United States of America".



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FlatEarth,

Think of all the poor starving crocodiles!

No, seriously that does sound pretty cool.

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I have a friend who's into photography. I guess you'd say he specializes in portraits, of nude men. He has some very nice equipment, but he's having trouble finding enough models to keep afloat. He has a website,

http://www.geocities.com/boyleskboys/


Oh My.  Lions and tigers and bears!

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Don't feel too bad storybook, I bought a Nikon D50 SLR a few months ago and I still haven't got the nerve to set it on manual. Just looking through the menus makes me nervous. What I do like about it that made me upgrade from a point and shoot is when you push the frigging button it takes the picture without that annoying hesitation of most digital pocket sized cameras. I do a lot of sports, animal and outdoor photography and I have a huge collection of pictures of blurs, tails and empty branches where birds were sitting. :snork_lach:

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Set everything on full automatic and get use to the feel of it first. Many of the features on new cameras are not even used by most folks. Take it one step at a time and try only one setting at a time. See what develops and then go on. The Elph is a nice little snapper and it won't take long to learn the basics. The great thing about digital is you don't destroy thousands of miles of film and countless hours of developing to see what you did wrong. "Can I have an AMEN Ungodly?"

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Amen brother. 

You don't need a doctorate in photography to use the fully automatic mode on a camera and it is often just as good as manually tweaking exposure and aperture.  As a matter of fact I call the fully automatic setting "PHD mode", for Push Here Dummy.  Present company is obviously excluded from any slur, of course.

Canon designs their own dedicated processor chips that are better than most available, although your Nikon D50 has an absolutely excellent reputation.

Nikon and Canon are certainly the 2 best brands of digital SLR these days.

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What I like most is the simple settings that can be changed quickly and actually give you the "best" aperture for the conditions. On my Nikon it's done with little pictures. "Museum (no flash, wide and slow" "Sports (wide and fast) and so on. It makes it very simple and the pics are good quality. I only wish I had the capability to manually set the pixel count. It has 3 good settings but I would like to experiment a little more.

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I do a lot of sports, animal and outdoor photography and I have a huge collection of pictures of blurs, tails and empty branches where birds were sitting. :snork_lach:


Hey, maybe you can sell some of those as pictures of ghosts, or ectoplasm, or something. Remember, there's a sucker born every nanosecond!

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