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    Where to go from here?

    I was disappointed to read that Jeff has decided to shut down this site, but glad to see he's still around, at DP Review, and that he's going to leave this forum up.

    I joined over there, but...
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    I'm glad the forums will stay around. I hope the...

    I'm glad the forums will stay around. I hope the reviews, even though there won't be new ones, will be available as archived material. I still refer to them for various info.; they are some of the...
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    59193 Things seem to be working fine.

    59193

    Things seem to be working fine.
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    A good outcome to a bad situation

    I recently had the LCD display fail on my A350, which is out of warranty, producing the quandary of who to have make repairs. After some research, I discovered United Camera Repair...
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    My Sigma EF-530 has done a good job. The only 2...

    My Sigma EF-530 has done a good job. The only 2 things I don't like about it are related. Being pretty powerful, it runs through batteries fast, and the battery door has a habit of popping completely...
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    The AF in the lens refers to the ability of the...

    The AF in the lens refers to the ability of the camera's autofocus ability to be transmitted to the lens to focus it. The older film era lenses pre-dated this technology. The later Minolta lenses,...
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    Insurers are asking for a sight of the items

    It might be a good idea to keep on hand a layout of equipment in its undamaged state, and whenever there is damage, take a series of shots of the damage (assuming it is externally visable) with your...
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    You are going to find you love that lens anytime...

    You are going to find you love that lens anytime you can't control distance.

    The Cheetah is a beautiful shot.
  9. Even when/where there is no actual product impact

    there is the opportunity to say there is, and attempt to get a profit bump by jacking up prices.
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    Sigma EF 530

    I've got a Sigma, and I've used it with good success with both an A200 and an A350. I also had good success with ordering a repair part (needed due to damage due to use in a crowd situation, not any...
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    Timing is everything

    This blocked kick is one of the better timed shots I've managed, getting the ball as it is blocked, and before it deflects.
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    Had the lens been knocked out of service, he...

    Had the lens been knocked out of service, he would have died on the spot.

    Normally, I don't let anyone touch my gear, and normally, those types don't insist. That's why I proactively showed him...
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    How to deal with Neanderthals?

    How would you deal with an idiot like this?

    This past weekend, I was covering a major college football game (in Idaho), and it was the biggest game ever played in that state, and arguably the...
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    Who said anything about capitalism? I was...

    Who said anything about capitalism? I was referring to the great tradition of customer abuse, even at the expense of increasing capital.
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    What, and deprive a perfectly good over-priced...

    What, and deprive a perfectly good over-priced cottage industry from proliferating? And by default eliminate a lot of false advertising of no longer needed untested substitutes?
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    Good info.

    Thanks for posting the link. That site has a lot of other useful battery technology info. as well.

    Given the high cost of these things, and the problems with third party products, knowledge is...
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    For the record, I tried that, and the Sony...

    For the record, I tried that, and the Sony battery worked, but only until switching to the third party battery. As before, after about 30 seconds (the battery left function must periodically poll the...
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    For "InfoLITHIUM" Battery Only?

    I picked up a couple of aftermarket batteries so I have a few more on hand in preparation for football shooting season, and unlike any battery I've had before, after fully charging, when inserted,...
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    Please tell me

    that is a macro shot!
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    Any thoughts or experience with "Gimp"?

    Having fought the service pack battle and the Vista battle one too many times with Corel's Paint Shop Pro, I decided to try Gimp, which is Open Source software.

    At first blush, it seems to do an...
  21. Shoe Tree

    This is about an hour's drive from the nearest town of any significance out in the middle of eastern Oregon.
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    Two new shooters!

    Welcome!

    Some of the best things about this hobby/avocation is that you can always improve, and you can always improve your gear. And that you can do it at your own pace, and budget. And still...
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    Yesterday's excursion

    Shooting track and field, at (rapidly) moving targets can be fun enough, but yesterday had everyone covering the state meet pulling their hair.
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    I've also noticed Katz will do things like relist...

    I've also noticed Katz will do things like relist items that don't sell because they are priced too high at a lower price, but with a higher shipping charge, and a higher overall total price, or just...
  25. It's not in the Borders on-line Catalog

    It might be a limited purchase that Borders was distributing in some stores only.

    Was there a reference to a publisher's web site or anything like that inside?

    It does look and sound good, but...
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