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PostPosted: Wed Jan 23, 2013 9:00 pm 
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Bjorn van Sinttruije wrote:
Trying to think of ways to make some extra money, fast. I'm travelling to Paris at the end of March and it'd be the perfect moment to pick up a Leica 28mm Elmarit at one of the three (!!) official Leica stores...

- Bjorn


I wish you the best of luck finding the extra money, and a good trip to Paris! :)

I empathize with the wish for a bit of extra cash, as this time period may be the last chance to buy a new 5D Mark II from an official dealer at a Canon-sponsored close-out rebate price. I had thought I would skip the 5D Mark II, and save for a III, but the more I read about the AF advantages of the 5D Mark III, the more I realize I do not really need that for the vast majority of my shooting, which means a Mark II, for half the price of a Mark III, might be the better option. For that matter, I have managed to get good shots of birds, moving animals, and athletes with an original "Classic" 5D.

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PostPosted: Thu Jan 24, 2013 3:35 am 
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My camera's finally back, apparently Nikon actually tested it to make sure that it worked this time, so I should be good to go. Although I'm still a little ticked off that Nikon didn't test it the first time around, I appreciate the fact that they rushed it this time. I wasn't expecting it in for another week or two still.

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PostPosted: Mon Jan 28, 2013 12:05 am 
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I found a way to fix my Nikon FE-2. I had the problem where the film roller pin fell down into where the film was suppose to be. So it had been laying in there for a month before I figured out a way to open the door again, so I tried prying it gently open to where the lock mechanism is and it popped open! And I found out why the roller was falling off all the time, because there's just 1 too many washers in-between it!

now its loaded with Kodak TX400 and ready for use again! yay :D

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PostPosted: Mon Jan 28, 2013 1:25 am 
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This time 2 yrs ago i was complaining about the council not gritting my roads and there being snow and ice around.

Now i am complaining to my council that they are not gritting my roads as they are melting in the sun ! :shock:

35 degrees here and still rising... :wink:

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PostPosted: Mon Jan 28, 2013 11:17 am 
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Talked my dad into buying a $100 grandfather clock from Craigslist. It didn't chime. We disassembled it, he cleaned and oiled the movement while I cleaned up the case, and we spent probably an hour trying to figure out why the 15, 30, 45, minute chimes would fire off while the 60 minute+hour chimes never would. Eventually, we got them working (neither of us knows a thing about clocks). Seems like the oil had to work its way in. (it's an old 1974 Herschede with movement/rods made in West Germany and the case was made in Mississippi.)

EDIT: videos added

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tr90tH_doXU
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U2hrhGsXUys


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 28, 2013 2:25 pm 
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Just in case anyone was unsure; do not try and paint anything outside in the desert, not fun. I commissioned our welding shop to make our Commander a new flag stand shaped like our crest, then I painted it. It was not fun. Pictures to follow later

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PostPosted: Mon Jan 28, 2013 10:30 pm 
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The sun is shining, what a funny weekend for the 3 day holiday for Australia Day. A category 1 cyclone in far north Queensland has caused more damage than a full on cat 5 cyclone. It moved over 2,000 km down the coast causing mini tornados and flooding all the way. We were lucky with just a few trees close by falling over, the local airport was closed for all flights due to the high cross winds of over 100 km/hr and we survived the heavy rain so no flooding for us. It will travel over another 1,000 km down past Sydney causing more floods.

My daughter 2 hours down the highway in Yamba called me after her fuel pump packed up on her and she had to see a specialist doc today which is another 2 hours further down the coast. We got to Yamba yesterday for todays appointment and found the highway is closed so we can’t go anyway down to Coffs Harbour. A town we have to pass through is evacuating around 2,000 people due to flooding. It’s still not sure if the doc from Sydney can get a flight so it’s all in the air.

As I said, the sun is shining :D now so we will take her car to the mechanic and have the fuel pump replaced.

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PostPosted: Tue Jan 29, 2013 6:08 am 
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Nikon just announced a new 800mm f/5.6. At $18 000 I'd be better off buying a D800, a 24-70, and a new car to drive to the subject.

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PostPosted: Tue Jan 29, 2013 8:00 am 
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I added links above if you want to hear the clock.


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PostPosted: Tue Jan 29, 2013 8:08 am 
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EvanK wrote:
At $18 000 I'd be better off buying a D800, a 24-70, and a new car to drive to the subject.


Lol too true. Especially the car part ;).

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PostPosted: Tue Jan 29, 2013 8:28 am 
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Lagnificent if you need a clock fixer upper then my uncle could assist, he is based in the uk and specialises in this. Not sure where you are but if you need a number then pm me. :D

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PostPosted: Tue Jan 29, 2013 9:19 am 
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Thanks, but I think we're good. It's been chiming without issue for over a day now. 8)


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PostPosted: Sun Feb 03, 2013 3:50 am 
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Only a 15 km detour to get home which was pretty good. Read in todays paper, some Rockhampton suburbs still have a metre of water in the streets. There’s been a sightings of a couple of crocodiles and numerous snakes in the town streets. They say people should not walk in the water.

Not sure about that one, I was working at Kakadu NT and went to the east alligator river. There’s a large poster sign of an alligator with a man in its jaws telling people not to swim. There was some guys fishing from a boat and about 6 people standing waist deep fishing including a woman. :?


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PostPosted: Sun Feb 03, 2013 10:13 am 
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I am thinking of what to do. Should I keep my Nikon D300s and Nikon 16-85 or should I upgrade to Nikon D600 and Nikon 24-120 f 4. I really want the replacement for the D300s, but the D400 semms to be fare away. Still.

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PostPosted: Tue Feb 05, 2013 12:53 pm 
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Depends on what you want to do with the camera. If you want to use it for wildlife with a big tele then the 1,5x crop factor isn't all that bad on a D300S (or D400 when it comes). If you aren't in need of a super fast burst rate and you rather have higher image quality than reach then a D600 is of course a brilliant camera. Full frame means a world of difference in the IQ department so that could be a reason to pick up the D600.

So give us some pointers to work with, then we can advise you a lot better :).

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