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    Talking Happy New Year

    Well, if you are reading this ... you have survived the night. Way to go!

    Now ... the agenda for the coming months ... survive the incoming economy! We all have that certain something we want in our respective camera bag. Personally, an α900 could be just the thing, but not at $3000. The resultant image change just cannot qualify for it, in my opinion. SONY, you will have to do better with the pricing.

    I'll wait. (drumming fingers on the table ...)
    Last edited by DonSchap; 12-31-2008 at 10:52 PM.
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    Happy New Year Don.
    Frank
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    Lightbulb You should take it with you ...

    So, Frank ... when are you getting your new lens? Someone didn't catch the hint, I hear. Lot of that going around.

    Next year, I think I'll head up North, where the air gets cold, and rewrite the tale about Christmas that you've all been told. I hear there's real famous "cat", all dressed in red ... who spends the whole year working out on his "sled." (my apologies to Brian Wilson ... LOL)

    Anyway ... 2009 sure needs to be an improvement over this last one. We wound up with the Obama (Clinton team) <- again ... and you saw where 8-years of that decision-making effort that left poor Bush. Yeah, nailed in his first year in office, with an attack right out of a nightmare. Yes ... we have photos! Too many!

    Anyway ... prepare for a bumpy ride and I suggest you keep your camera with you, at all times. Photography may have never be this exciting, again. Hopefully, you'll have the option of using a long lens for your capture ... because a wide-angle could be real scary ... and a little too ... personal?

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    Don Schap - BFA, Digital Photography
    A Photographer Is Forever
    Look, I did not create the optical laws of the Universe ... I simply learned to deal with them.
    Remember: It is usually the GLASS, not the camera (except for moving to Full Frame), that gives you the most improvement in your photography.

    flickr & Sdi

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    Happy new year to all, Nice and cold here in Ohio but the sun is shinning bright and plenty of blue sky today, maybe a good omen for the year! And if you can't have your big gear with you maybe at least a good P&S because you never know when something might pop up right in front of you.
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    I never asked for it got other things I needed. I am not much for asking for things. I rather just get it for myself. I am more of a giver. There is alot going on this coming year. The oldest son is getting married. It will have to wait for later this spring. I never leave home without my camera.

    Frank
    Sony A77
    Sony A580
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    Maxxum 400si.
    Sony 18-70 Kit Lens
    Minolta AF 35-70
    Minolta AF 50 f/1.7
    Tamron 70-300 f/4-5.6 Di LD
    Tamron 60mm Macro
    Tamron 17-50 f/2.8
    Tamron 2x Converter
    Sony HVL-F42AM
    Quantaray 70-300 4.5-5.6 Macro
    Slingshot 200 Bag



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    http://s305.photobucket.com/albums/nn219/sparkie1263/

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    Yes, Happy New Year to one and all.
    Being an optimist, let's hope it's a good one.

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    I feel quite confident that my job is completely safe in this economy since I am unemployed and looking for a job, which is my job.
    One thing I have learned is that enjoying photography does not require expensive equipment. A point&shoot with a decent zoom lens and control of aperture and shutter can bring much pleasure and produce some satisfying results. It is the brain behind the viewfinder that creates!

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    A fellow optimist! Hope things work out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DonSchap View Post
    you saw where 8-years of that decision-making effort that left poor Bush.
    lol yeah....poor old George. look where 8yrs of that imbescile has left you now.
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    He had the help of poor old Congress ... the worst part is ... we voted those bozos in and they came back, this time, too. The 111th Congress is back in session .. and they are off with a bang! Hang on to your wallets, folks ... they'll make quick work of them, this time. The "bail-out bonanza" is in the air! Hand-outs of our grandchildren's tax money for everybody! Thank you, Mister Clinton, for letting the scoundrels into the banking system ... with a stroke of your 1995 pen! Mortgage, mortgage, who's got a mortgage ... why, EVERYBODY! Even people who never should have had one. Oops, look out, the pyramid scheme is finally falling! T-I-M-B-E-R ! ./ ._ ->WHUMP!<-
    Last edited by DonSchap; 01-07-2009 at 03:18 AM.
    Don Schap - BFA, Digital Photography
    A Photographer Is Forever
    Look, I did not create the optical laws of the Universe ... I simply learned to deal with them.
    Remember: It is usually the GLASS, not the camera (except for moving to Full Frame), that gives you the most improvement in your photography.

    flickr & Sdi

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