Old 12-27-2008, 06:30 PM   #1
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Who's got new loot in their camera bags now that we're a few days past Christmas? I finally have the lens hood for my 70-200 f/4 L (wasn't included when I bought it used) and a fancy new Canon 430EX speedlite.

I also got some funding for registration and lodging at the CRPA conference this April. Who wants to carpool?
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Old 12-27-2008, 06:43 PM   #2
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I got a 1TB Seagate FreeAgent Extreme Hard Drive, and $100 of cash that I'll put towards Photoshop CS4 or a new computer.
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Old 12-27-2008, 08:05 PM   #3
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No photo loot, but got The Call of Trains by Jim Shaughnessy.
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Old 12-27-2008, 08:09 PM   #4
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I got the Canon 70-200mm f/4L IS USM from St. Nick. First indications are that the IS is money. See:

1/8s, ISO 400, 200mm handheld, IS off:
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3199/...6db0f177_o.jpg

1/8s, ISO 400, 200mm handheld, IS on:
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Old 12-27-2008, 09:59 PM   #5
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Looks like the sort of intentional-hand-shaking shot that people do when they want to justify the massive expenditure of $$$ to themselves.



Congrats!
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Old 12-27-2008, 10:51 PM   #6
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got new canon ef 55-250is still working on getting l glass.Hope to try new lense tommorrow weather not co operating cloudy with storms most days this summer so far.
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Old 12-28-2008, 12:18 AM   #7
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No photo loot for me either...but my wife got me the 3 volume "Classic American Railroads" by Mike Schafer..my son got me "Sid Meier's Railroads" for the PC and a PRR calender. A former co-worker of mine is an NS dispatcher, and she got me a 2009 NS calender...complete with RP.net photogs Willie Brown and Casey Thomason's work.
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Whoo hooo! I got a pair of headphones.
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Old 12-28-2008, 01:03 AM   #9
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Only thing I got for the camera bag was a Nikon 70-300VR lens, my 18-135 has not seen a train since I have had the new lens. I got a lot of other stuff, and a GPS that I so desperately needed.
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I got a new camera bag, a Tamrac Cyber Turbo or something like that, cant remember the name at the moment. I also got a new 055XPROB tripod from my girlfriend, a 30D body from her mom, and a 580 EX II speedlite from my parents.
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I also got a new 055XPROB tripod from my girlfriend, a 30D body from her mom, and a 580 EX II speedlite from my parents.
Does she have a sister?
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Does she have a sister?
or two! J/K my girl is great. I finally broke into my funds and a little Xmas money and picked up a 40d and with the money saved from not getting the 50d I got another battery, battery grip, another camera bag, and remote. Can't wait for UPS, I mean Santa.
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Old 12-28-2008, 02:25 AM   #13
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I am jealous. I got not a thing. Must have been bad I guess!
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Does she have a sister?

hahaha, no. I didn't list the equipment that her mom got her
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hahaha, no. I didn't list the equipment that her mom got her

No sister... MILF maybe?

On another note... Santa wasn't too generous with me this year... tho I did treat myself to a new HD video camera this fall... I guess that can count.
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No sister... MILF maybe?

On another note... Santa wasn't too generous with me this year... tho I did treat myself to a new HD video camera this fall... I guess that can count.

No no no no no
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I got a rock.
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Your girlfriend proposed to you! Congrats!
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I haven't gotten anything for years and years... after getting married I came to realize what my dad had always said was true... "Don't get me anything... I can't afford it."
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I got a rock.
Wasn't that for Halloween?

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....and a fancy new Canon 430EX speedlite.


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Old 12-29-2008, 12:13 AM   #22
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As an aside... I am going to get myself something... in the next couple months.

deciding between upgrading on the still side to a 40D

and upgrading on the video side to a VIXIA HF10

(Nikon guys... don't give me any grief... I'm a Canon guy)

only getting one in 2009... the HF10 will be more usefull overall as I can do a lot more family stuff (I'm not a big video railfan... but with that camera I might become one).

but every time I come close to pushing the button on it I stop and think... what are you doing???? that means no new DSLR for something like 18 months...

I honestly don't know what to do.
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but every time I come close to pushing the button on it I stop and think... what are you doing???? that means no new DSLR for something like 18 months...

I honestly don't know what to do.
That is a tough one. In just about every instance I would say it is easy, the DSLR does tremendous stuff and you might as well upgrade the video because you will continue to get great shots. I am almost surely keeping my 20d for the next 18 months, without regret.

But I went and checked and you have the original dRebel. It drove me crazy with that awfully slow buffer (hence the 20d!). So I cannot help you, but I feel your pain.
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Nothing in the camera bag but plenty on the memory card.
This year for Christmas i got a trip to Folkston, which for me was much better than more equipment.
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Well, the bag is one of the new things I have now, lol. In that new bag is new glass finally, to replace the very soft, very slow, and loud Quantaray 55-200mm lens, I have new glass. Thanks to the comments on other threads and recommendations no buying glass over a body, I purchased a 55-250mm canon IS USM lens. I just uploaded a shot, basic shot but it was a test shot, straight out of camera. It's almost too sharp. I think I still have the "in camera" sharpness levels up because the old Quantaray wouldn't cut it. Take a look.

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