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The autofocus needs quite a lot of light... And even if you switch the lens to "manual" it still feels like "not switsching to MF" on a non-USM-EF-lens... :?

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Bought a mountainbike :).

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OIII and SII filters. Been thinking about them for a long time. Decided I need less thinking, more doing!

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Yongnuo YN560 speedlite -- has some notable improvements to the YN460-II

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I bought myself a used copy of the Fuji X100 in mint condition with a load of accessories from a wedding photographer. Three extra batteries and chargers, two SanDisk 16GB 45MB/s SD, filters, bag and strap. Only 1300 shots. He wanted some more lighting equipment for a studio he was assembling, so I caught a good deal. Just €300 more than what I sold my 1D Mk II for. Najs!

Now I just need to figure out this here new menu system and button layout.

Looking forward to not lugging a heavy bag of DSLR and lenses around with no room for anything else. Just having this one to put in my regular backpack appeals to me very much.

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Congratulations on the new X100! :)

I went to the post office yesterday and received a Nikon D70s and a Canon 580EX, both acquired as pre-owned, but in nearly-new condition, through eBay. The flashgun will help me learn more about off-camera lighting, and the inexpensive DSLR will help me learn more about some of my Nikkor lenses, without the wait and expense of film, plus act as a back-up camera for my wife. Her job requires Nikon digital images, but double-digit megapixels are not required. (Her primary working camera is a D7000.)

Edited to add: I already had one 580EX and a 320EX, plus a Nissin Di866 Professional. The Nissin, however, when used as the remote flash, seems to not be able to "see" as well as its Canon counterparts, so a second 580EX should help optimize things when I want one to use a total of three flashes. Notably, the original, pre-II 580EX is easier to switch between master and remote, with a selector switch, rather than having to go into the menu as with the II, especially for me, as I shoot often at night, and my eyes are not so young anymore.

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Well since this is m first post on this topic, i better catch up.

-Philips Home Cinema 21:9 58PFL9956H Platinum TV
-Camera Back pack Lowe Pro 450 HW i think
-UV Filters from B+W for all my Lenses
-Powerful High End PC that maxes out pretty much any other 1 Year old high end PC. Games.
-Walking shoes from The North Face for long walks up to -40°C
-Mountain Bike Carbon Frame fully.

What i am thinking of buying for 2012:

-XTR complete set for my Mountain Bike
-Possibly the D800 (if cash is available and the specs please me). I think we all know the new D800 is coming ;)
-Finally a Car (will travel Europe, Germany, France, Belgium and all the way up to north England)
-Nikon SB900
-Night Vision goggles, cause i'm sick of not being able to see in the dark when taking pictures at night.
-Fish eye, not sure which yet.

I unfortunatly have 2 Hobbies and both are not cheap. -.-

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 25, 2012 8:36 pm 
IMHO, a pretty sweet buy: These started off at 230GBP when they were reviewed by trusted reviews (in april 2007), and for them to be on offer for 109GBP is a steal. I don't really want to cart my bigger headphones with me all the time, so these will be ideal for those times.

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Also replace my sunglasses that got stolen with the car I was borrowing (mid may in a busy parking lot the fkers); Arnette Crawfish. Discontinued, which is a shame, hopefully these will be the read deal. Think I got the last pair from this place who sells through amazon, they've got 4.8/5 with 421 ratings.

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Then got this as I'd like to see what sort of power consumption I have with my oil filled radiator and the pc running while gaming etc;

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Lastly something to sharpen up my swiss knife, before I go ahead and buy a new one. I wouldn't mind a new one as the small blade on mine has had the tip bent, but will hold off for now.

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my latest purchase is a Canon PIXMA Pro-9000 mkII and a Datacolor Spyder 4 elite.

picking it up at the post-office on friday for the neat price of 745€

then it's time to do some prints :P

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Fidelity wrist strap, deal of the year at $15.

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Canon 580EX II!

Canon USA has an instant rebate program at participating dealers through February 04, 2012. The lenses I had been considering were already sold-out, but a 580EX II was also a consideration, and I bought the last one, which had been used as a demonstrator, so the dealer subtracted not only the instant rebate, but a further 5%. The warranty status is not affected, being the same as a new flashgun.

Of course, I blame this on my recently looking at the Speedliting.com and Strobist.com websites to the point of obsession. :)

One true practical advantage, now, is the somewhat better weather-resistance, compared to my other flashguns. I live in the wet, foggy, green part of Texas, not the stereotypical desert seen in HikingMike's excellent images.

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I just bought myself a cheap lens hood, a cheap release cable and a cheap variable ND filter (Green.L ND2-400) for my X100 all through the ebay affiliate link to support Camera Labs.

First time I use ebay for anything, but as all of the camera stores in my vicinity, that I have been to, don't have any gear in stock for the X100, I thought I would give it a try. Getting all of the above for a fraction of real shop prices here in Denmark if they were to order it home for me. Neat.

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Yee-haa! 8)
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Although "just bought" isn't quite right as I ordered it nine months ago. But hey, I finally have a telescope to match the size of my mounting, if you'll pardon the phrase.

Another adaptor needed before I can mount the camera gear and some ancillary electrical stuff to tidy up (electrics not shown above) but I'm a very happy man. After having been into astronomy for nearly half a century and narrowly avoiding a career in that field at last I have a (fairly) big one! :D :D :D

Bob.

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Congratulations! :)

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Nice, although there is nothing size wise to give us a sense of perspective. :D


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