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  1. #1
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    Ritz Camera Files for Bankruptcy

    Not so long after buying bankrupt Wolf Camera, Ritz files for Chapter 11.

    http://www.businessweek.com/ap/finan.../D96HEULG0.htm

    Gotta love this economy.

  2. #2
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    Canon and Nikon are owed a combined $40 million in trade debt. Ouch.

    I'm not a fan, but here in Raleigh Wolf is the only place to buy Sony gear. I think wolf may still be a little less sleazy than Ritz. I hope they stay around, they are good competition for the online sellers and local shops, and give me a place to go in and play with gear. Today I went in to compare the feel of a 40D and A700, no one else around here would have an A700 to look at.
    Jason Hamilton
    Selective Frame

    EOS 5D - Canon EF 24-85mm f/3.5-4.5 USM, EF 35 f/2, EF 50mm f/1.8 Mk II, EF 70-210 f/3.5-4.5 USM, EF 85mm f/1.8 USM, EF 100mm f/2.8 Macro, Helios 44-2 58mm f/2 (with EOS adapter), 430EX, Canon S90
    Nikon FE - Nikkor 35mm f/2 AI'd, Nikkor 50mm f/1.8 AI, Nikkor 105mm f/2.5 AI, F to EF adapter, 2xVivitar 285, other lighting stuff
    Mamiya C220 - 80mm f/2.8

    Gear List flickr

  3. #3
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    What did you think?

    Frank
    Sony A77
    Sony A580
    Sony A 100
    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



    http://www.flickr.com/photos/22083244@N06/

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

  4. #4
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    Quote Originally Posted by sparkie1263 View Post
    What did you think?

    Frank
    I really liked the xxD. I actually held a 50D and a 30D, but they are all about the same size/shape/weight.

    It's really becoming a tough choice. I guess I should post more about that in the other thread I already started, and not take this one off topic.
    Jason Hamilton
    Selective Frame

    EOS 5D - Canon EF 24-85mm f/3.5-4.5 USM, EF 35 f/2, EF 50mm f/1.8 Mk II, EF 70-210 f/3.5-4.5 USM, EF 85mm f/1.8 USM, EF 100mm f/2.8 Macro, Helios 44-2 58mm f/2 (with EOS adapter), 430EX, Canon S90
    Nikon FE - Nikkor 35mm f/2 AI'd, Nikkor 50mm f/1.8 AI, Nikkor 105mm f/2.5 AI, F to EF adapter, 2xVivitar 285, other lighting stuff
    Mamiya C220 - 80mm f/2.8

    Gear List flickr

  5. #5
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    It's an obamanation!!!!

  6. #6
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    maybe the liquidators will let it go for cheap if they go under!
    Canon EOS 7D

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    FLUIDR

  7. #7
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    Wink

    You know, I should have figured this out today when I went and the 50D had a 4MB (not a typo) CF card in it. It was great to test out burst mode with RAW.
    Jason Hamilton
    Selective Frame

    EOS 5D - Canon EF 24-85mm f/3.5-4.5 USM, EF 35 f/2, EF 50mm f/1.8 Mk II, EF 70-210 f/3.5-4.5 USM, EF 85mm f/1.8 USM, EF 100mm f/2.8 Macro, Helios 44-2 58mm f/2 (with EOS adapter), 430EX, Canon S90
    Nikon FE - Nikkor 35mm f/2 AI'd, Nikkor 50mm f/1.8 AI, Nikkor 105mm f/2.5 AI, F to EF adapter, 2xVivitar 285, other lighting stuff
    Mamiya C220 - 80mm f/2.8

    Gear List flickr

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