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November 11th, 2004


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11:24 am
guess what's in the mail on it's way to me?



sooooooo excited.
mood: anxiousanxious

(26 bits of drivel | babble incoherently)

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From:pisceandreamer
Date:November 11th, 2004 08:30 am (UTC)
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oooh, nice!!
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From:margolia
Date:November 11th, 2004 08:42 am (UTC)
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Oh, yum.

Enjoy it, lucky bastard.
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From:inahandbasket
Date:November 11th, 2004 08:46 am (UTC)
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oh I will.
They're super affordable these days, $100 mail-in rebate with canon.
They're releasing a new model early 2005, I'm betting digital SLR prices are about to drop drastically. maybe I should have waited, but meh.
From:(Anonymous)
Date:November 12th, 2004 09:19 am (UTC)

SLR

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What is SLR anyway? Just saw this: http://anandtech.com/digitalcameras/showdoc.aspx?i=2272
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From:inahandbasket
Date:November 12th, 2004 09:25 am (UTC)

Re: SLR

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Single Lens Reflex.
Basically what that means is that what you see through the viewfinder is what the actual picture is going to be, no cropping, no parallax.
In reality what it means is professional type cameras with interchangable lenses and (usually) external flashes. The type of stuff photographers shoot with, not "point and shoot" cameras.
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From:paperpath
Date:November 11th, 2004 10:05 am (UTC)
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Rawrrr!

I expect that we'll be seeing some eye candy soon?
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From:inahandbasket
Date:November 11th, 2004 10:14 am (UTC)
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that's the general idea
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From:mizpurplest
Date:November 11th, 2004 10:27 am (UTC)
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Mmmm. I'm jealous... I wanted an SLR, but couldn't afford it back when I bought mine. Maybe if the prices drop, I'll swop. : ) If you don't take lots of yummy pictures, I'm stealing your camera. ; )
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From:inahandbasket
Date:November 11th, 2004 10:35 am (UTC)
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eep!
no!
I'll take lots and lots! I promise!
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From:mizpurplest
Date:November 11th, 2004 10:45 am (UTC)
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Gotta prove you deserve it, ya know! : ) And plus, I just want to see pictures. : )
From:9mm
Date:November 11th, 2004 03:03 pm (UTC)
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The Rebel!?!? Boooooo
Should have gone for the 10/20D.
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From:inahandbasket
Date:November 11th, 2004 08:37 pm (UTC)
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sure, cough up $500. or $1k for the 20D. =P

there's a firmware hack to make the rebel %90 of a d10.
Guess what I'm doing when I open the box... ^_^

Canon's anouncing a new model in febuary, and with the deal I got on this one I can probably resell it for what I'm paying. Plus, there's a super rebate right now if you buy their nicer model lenses.
So I see it as the entry into the canon lens system, I can upgrade bodies as they get obsolete.
From:9mm
Date:November 12th, 2004 03:54 am (UTC)
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You are an informed consumer. And the reselling comment makes me think that perhaps you follow the path of The Boot. You make me proud.

Dont forget 3rd party lenses. Sigma makes some awesome glass. Most of the folks in 7shots think so too. ^_^
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From:inahandbasket
Date:November 12th, 2004 05:17 am (UTC)
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Good to know.
Cannon's 28-135 with image stabilization is part of the doubling rebate, so I could get $160 off of $400 on that one. It's still pricy, but it's a very nice chunk of glass.
The rebate's good till dec. 31st, so I'm gonna wait a bit before I pick one up. if I still have money near x-mas, it will be mine.
oh yes.
it will... be mine....
From:9mm
Date:November 12th, 2004 03:12 pm (UTC)
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$400 expensive?
Oh......my child.......you have much to learn. =p
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From:inahandbasket
Date:November 12th, 2004 06:21 pm (UTC)
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heh, I know how much good glass can cost, that doesn't mean I can afford it. ;o)
$400 is a lot for me at the moment, regardless of whether or not it's cheap for a decent lens.
From:9mm
Date:November 12th, 2004 06:27 pm (UTC)
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I can understand. Im wondering whether or not I will be able to cough up the 1.5k for the Minolta 7D next year with me going to school and working some bullshit job parttime.
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From:inahandbasket
Date:November 12th, 2004 06:37 pm (UTC)
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This february should have some real shakeups in the DSLR game, I bet they'll all drop a bunch in price by spring.
From:9mm
Date:November 12th, 2004 06:41 pm (UTC)
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Sadly, with this being Minolta's first dslr offering I doubt they will be affected much. =(
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From:inahandbasket
Date:November 12th, 2004 07:10 pm (UTC)
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good point.
are you invested in minolta lenses or something?
From:9mm
Date:November 12th, 2004 07:12 pm (UTC)
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Yep. Ive got the film counterpart ( Maxxum 7 ). Its a beautiful piece of work. And from the looks of it the 7D will be too. I can wait. My sony 828 will hold me over until then. ^_^
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From:inahandbasket
Date:November 12th, 2004 07:30 pm (UTC)
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shiny.
I have an older Maxxum with a pair of ok lenses. I should check them out actually and sell the lot on ebay for whatever I can get. Lemme see...
hmm. not bad. one zoom, 100-300, 4.5-5.6 "Zoom xi"
Other's a 50mm 1.7f.
Interested in either?
From:9mm
Date:November 12th, 2004 07:41 pm (UTC)
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Id consider the 50 but all my money has to go toward moving right now.
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From:inahandbasket
Date:November 13th, 2004 07:50 am (UTC)
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heh, well let me know. it's not going anywhere any time soon.
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From:inahandbasket
Date:November 12th, 2004 05:30 am (UTC)
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and please good sir, define "path of The Boot..."
From:9mm
Date:November 12th, 2004 03:12 pm (UTC)

Leg of the Boot

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Heh. Use your head my friend and you will figure it out.
guess what's in the mail on it's way to me? sooooooo excited. - another LJ. or: how i learned to stop worrying and love this life-thingy

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