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  1. This post is rather old yet had no responses so I...

    This post is rather old yet had no responses so I will jump in. The model might not be as important as the brand in that whatever you invest in lenses will prevent you from upgrading into another...
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    Pre-focused! That is a major precondition that a...

    Pre-focused! That is a major precondition that a quick reaction sports photographer might not have the luxury of.
    The DSLRs mentioned as being slower are obsolete models but even taking that bait,...
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    What DSLR has slower shutter response than a...

    What DSLR has slower shutter response than a Point and Shoot?
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    When buying a DSLR you are not buying a camera,...

    When buying a DSLR you are not buying a camera, you are investing in a company. When you buy a Sony(or Nikon, Canon etc) and start acquiring lenses and accessories, they only work with that brand so...
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    A used Nikon D40 with a decent kit lens will be...

    A used Nikon D40 with a decent kit lens will be under your budget and do exactly what you need it to. The 18-200 or 18-105 lenses are low cost and wide enough range to ever need carrying a bag of...
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    For good concert photos you will need a lot of...

    For good concert photos you will need a lot of improvements in your system since concerts have some of the worst combinations of lighting environments in photography. As one poster mentioned, shot in...
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    Go to the library or a large bookstore and read...

    Go to the library or a large bookstore and read everything you can get your hands on about light, exposure, and composition. If you get bored quickly with this, and not find it fascinating, get a...
  8. Thread: The hard sell

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    Margus, aparently he likes it the way it is, that...

    Margus, aparently he likes it the way it is, that is good for all, his competitors and his own sense of taste.
    I am not surprised at all that it does not generate sales, but I would guess, an...
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    When I tested out the Xsi I found its default...

    When I tested out the Xsi I found its default settings were more vibrant than the D90 in default but I selected the D90 for the purchase and have been very happy with its performance, features and...
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    Poll: My 3 lenses, all I own, are the 18-105VR kit,...

    My 3 lenses, all I own, are the 18-105VR kit, 50mm f/1.8, and my baby, the 70-200VR f/2.8 for my D90 plus a SB900 and Sigma EF530Super flashes. That is all that fits in my laptop/camera combo bag...
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    If someone likes the DSL, they only have to...

    If someone likes the DSL, they only have to convince themselves based on their criteria. I don't see any sense in the debate as to which is better, obviously they appeal to different perceived needs....
  12. Thread: The Soft Sell

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    Mark_48 I think it is wonderful, a little long...

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    I think it is wonderful, a little long for a opening web page but perfect length for YouTube. I agree with the comment about the text color but it is readable regardless of the image in...
  13. Thread: The hard sell

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    When I view web sites or ads from a company or...

    When I view web sites or ads from a company or service I try to view it as a casual end user instead of someone who, in a way, makes his living by web promotion.
    First off, 21,000 impressions should...
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    There are a number if modeling schools in San...

    There are a number if modeling schools in San Francisco which might be a source of aspiring models.
    I put on a fashion show years ago as my donation to a charity and to keep my budget within means,...
  15. Thread: "SO" what

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    Unfortunately, you did not provide any "facts",...

    Unfortunately, you did not provide any "facts", you provided a very small sample comparison that did not identify any control conditions., A statistician would look at your conclusion and say you are...
  16. Thread: "SO" what

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    I don't either....and I am a 5th generation...

    I don't either....and I am a 5th generation Californian, 30 years before it was a state. There is academic debate as the increased isolation of individuals and increase in gun/violence worship in the...
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    Have the sample photos been adjusted for White...

    Have the sample photos been adjusted for White Balance or set to factory reset or?
    There is a big difference in the color rendition and lighting.
    How were these different cameras set?
    Thanks for...
  18. Thread: "SO" what

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    The way a SO figures it, those beauty salon and...

    The way a SO figures it, those beauty salon and shoe store expenses are on YOUR side of the ledger since, as she would be quick to remind you in the heat of an argument, that she does everything for...
  19. I am a native Californian and like...

    I am a native Californian and like Manhatten...something never spoken above a whisper.

    The problems with NYC right now are a microscope of the entire country, but NYC is the leading indicator. It...
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    I would vote for the kit lens (18-105VR) D90 and...

    I would vote for the kit lens (18-105VR) D90 and a SB600. That would mean you really would not have to changes lens for all the shots you are are planning. The 50 mm is certainly a goof deal and a...
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    As one who has been in court more times than i...

    As one who has been in court more times than i care to remember concerning IP/copyright (in the music field)violations I can say that the two posters above have it right. You created so have...
  22. Thread: "SO" what

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    [QUOTE=Visual Reality;348728]This here would be...

    [QUOTE=Visual Reality;348728]This here would be filed under deceptive practice. What might the guy think when they meet in person? False advertisement? :D

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    Absolutely! She is a woman,...
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    Thanks for the links. I looked around the old...

    Thanks for the links. I looked around the old diagrams for small and mid sized flash units. It was interesting.
    Looking at the schematics, you can see the SCRs are used as switches unrelated to any...
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    Hummm, the tolerance is calculated easily: ...

    Hummm, the tolerance is calculated easily:
    Tolerance Value=((Age of last fur coat^ct of engagement ring)/months since marriage)*Photoshop skill

    I was sort of lucky, my GF prodded me for months...
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    Wow, is this thread still going on? I went...

    Wow, is this thread still going on?
    I went away from this forum for a few days just not be tempted to post in it again.

    This is really dumb. For the posters who say their P&S smoke...
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