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PostPosted: Fri Apr 12, 2013 5:06 pm 
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Expecting to get some serious imaging in Bob?

Having said that, I have 10TB of raw capacity in my main box although they're a mix of WD red and greens. They'll all get moved over to reds in time, which are on the budget end of the NAS scale but rated for continuous running...

And while I'm in this thread, I've ordered a Canon SX240 to replace the Sony HX9V. Wonder how much the latter goes for on the used market?

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PostPosted: Fri Apr 12, 2013 5:31 pm 
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Hi popo,

It would certainly be nice to see some good weather again, at both sides of sunset!

I'll be doubling my NAS capacity but it will be scary as I'll be replacing each of the four HDDs (RAID 5) one by one. My QNAP device supports this type of online upgrade but it means there's no redundancy while each disk is rebuilt. Once the four drives have been replaced (and rebuilt) in turn one final instruction to the NAS should see my current 4TB magically turn into 8TB with all my data intact. If it all goes pear-shaped I do have backups elsewhere thank goodness. The fifth drive is a spare although with an MTBF of 2,000,000 hours I'll be unlucky to need it. The current HDDs have been running 24/7 for several years but they are standard drives, rather than enterprise, so I think now is a good time to upgrade, especially as I am down to just 550GB of free space.

As for the DSC-HX9V, "Used - Like New" seem to be going for about £130 on Amazon. I used Amazon (UK) to sell all my Canon gear and it worked out well.

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PostPosted: Fri Apr 12, 2013 10:39 pm 
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no matter how much space you gain, you use it...i keep buying more hdd space and keep filling it :)

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PostPosted: Sat Apr 13, 2013 11:12 pm 
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I just ordered a new-old-stock Nikon SU-4 from a dealer in Kansas, through Amazon.com, accessed through the Cameralabs affiliate link. This is a gadget that allows using an older Nikon flashgun as a remote flash, triggered by the on-camera flash of older or current cameras.

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PostPosted: Mon Apr 15, 2013 3:39 pm 
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I just bid on, and won, a Canon BG-E4 battery grip, from EBay, which I accessed through the support link on Cameralabs.com. I had not noticed that EBay had an affiliate program until quite recently.

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PostPosted: Tue Apr 16, 2013 4:57 pm 
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I just purchased a place at Syl Arena's Speedliting Intensive in Austin, Texas, which will be May 7th. I attended this same instructional event in Houston in November 2012, but as the title indicates, it is quite an intensive one-day period of instruction, and I believe I will gain by repeating the experience. Moreover, I hope to have a pair of 600EX-RT flashguns by then, which have menus and controls diffferent from the 580EX-series, so having an expert on hand to help with any newly-discovered questions will be beneficial.

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PostPosted: Sun Apr 28, 2013 12:23 am 
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I just bought a Nikon A! Somehow, it seems like an insult to use the "Coolpix" part of the name, as it is a serious APS-C sensor with a serious 28mm-equivalent lens, enclosed within a serious metal body. The battery is charging, so it will be a couple of hours before I can play with it. I chose to support a local merchant, who really needs the business, so I bought Gordon the virtual equivalent of a couple of cups of coffee, via Paypal. :)

I had considered waiting for the Ricoh GR to become available, in order to compare, but being able to actually handle the Nikon A conformed that its ergonomics suit my hands and fingers, plus I am somewhat familiar with Nikon DSLR menus, and we have several Nikon Speedlghts. Moreover, no local sellers seem to stock Ricoh cameras, so I would not likely be able to handle one, anyway, and few pocketable cameras seem to handle well for me.

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PostPosted: Mon Apr 29, 2013 7:46 am 
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I did it, I broke down and bought a Canon 50mm f/1.8. I really want the f/1.4 and was going to save up later but I want something new to play with over here in Afghanistan and if I break it, I'm only out $94 instead of $300

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PostPosted: Mon Apr 29, 2013 8:26 pm 
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B&W ASW608 subwoofer for my hifi/home theatre...wow.

got told off by the missus for making the windows wobble...

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PostPosted: Mon Apr 29, 2013 8:34 pm 
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robbon44 wrote:
B&W ASW608 subwoofer for my hifi/home theatre...wow.

got told off by the missus for making the windows wobble...


At least she won't hear the next `quake` :lol:

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PostPosted: Mon Apr 29, 2013 11:07 pm 
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I just ordered an artificial star, and a set of Bob's Knobs...

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PostPosted: Tue Apr 30, 2013 12:02 am 
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A new laptop :) - Scan 3XS LG10 (Clevo P150EM)

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15.6" barebone laptop
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Intel i7 3630QM 2.4Ghz
Corsair Vengeance 16GB DDR3-1600
Nvidia GeForce GTX675 MX 4GB
256GB mSATA SSD
750GB Hybrid SSD/HDD

:)

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amazingly low price and groundbreaking performance (for a laptop)

An Alienware or Apple would be double (or more) the price for that spec!

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PostPosted: Tue Apr 30, 2013 9:11 pm 
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13" Macbook Pro retina display, 8GB RAM, 128GB SSD :D

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PostPosted: Wed May 01, 2013 3:56 am 
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oldCarlos wrote:
At least she won't hear the next `quake` :lol:


haha

We were up in christchurch and staying at a mates house when we had a minor wobble, it happened at exactly the same time as our dog decided to walk in to a door, the missus said wow the dog made the house shake... errr no dear.
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PostPosted: Thu May 02, 2013 8:59 pm 
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A split prism focus screen for the 5D2. I do feel for certain subjects MF is more flexible than AF, but the standard and even the other Canon screen don't do it for me.

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