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Old May 6 2011, 08:35 PM   #871
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BigFoot, the "Yay!" was for the -new- PS3, kind of like: "The King is dead. Long live the King!".

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Canon Rebel T2i. 18 megapixel shooter. I'm a dinosaur who's been shooting on 35mm film this whole time, and I figured it was time to finally upgrade. And all my EOS glass moves right over to the new body.
Fabulous!
I'm looking around for a good D-SLR myself, anywhere in range from 14 Megapixels and upwards, with killer optics, a good software and the possibility to shoot videos in full HD. Have you had the time to try it out? Would you recommend it?

I have finally said my goodbyes to my old printer after many years of good service, and I've made way for a new HP Deskjet 2050. Nothing major, just an everyday printer with scanner:

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Old May 6 2011, 08:38 PM   #872
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2 bottles of Taylor of Bond Street sandalwood hair & body shampoo, and a tube of Edwin Jagger sandalwood shaving cream.
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Old May 6 2011, 08:52 PM   #873
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Fabulous!
I'm looking around for a good D-SLR myself, anywhere in range from 14 Megapixels and upwards, with killer optics, a good software and the possibility to shoot videos in full HD. Have you had the time to try it out? Would you recommend it?
Software isn't really a consideration for me; I mount the SDHC card and just dump my images into Photoshop for processing. As for optics ... honestly, once you get past the megapixel count, it all comes down to the glass. The nice thing about the Canon EOS mount is that all of the lenses that worked with the film cameras will work just as well on the dSLR bodies. I have a 15mm fisheye, an 18-55mm short-range zoom, an 18-90mm zoom, and a 70-300mm telephoto. All of them are IS lenses.

It does shoot HD video, though I think it's only 720p (could be wrong -- I have my own HD video cameras, so I haven't really had a reason to mess around with the dSLR's video capabilities). It certainly won't be up to the standards of the 5D cameras they were using on House or other shows.

All in all, I'm pretty pleased with the results. I've been out of SLR photography for almost a year, so it's been a bit of a re-learning process for me, but once I remembered depth-of-field and other techniques, it's like riding a bike.
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Old May 6 2011, 10:23 PM   #874
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^ Thanks for all the info! I am leaning towards Canon, and the more I hear from satisfied customers, the more I'm prone to buy one.
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Old May 6 2011, 11:36 PM   #875
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Was looking for an inexpensive e-reader as a gift and got this.

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Old May 6 2011, 11:40 PM   #876
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Down-payment on a new apartment, closer to downtown Eugene so that I can walk to bars and restaurants and stuff. Pretty excited about the move!
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Old May 6 2011, 11:42 PM   #877
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Awesome! You must post pictures of the new bachelor pad when you move in.
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Old May 7 2011, 04:54 AM   #878
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A Mets license plate frame, to match the Yankees frame I already have.
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Old May 7 2011, 05:20 AM   #879
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Flowers for Mom.
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Old May 7 2011, 05:44 AM   #880
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His and hers T shirts (one's a babydoll) that says "GUNS SAVE LIVES" with a red cross logo in the center that's actually a mosaic of hundreds of tiny red gun silhouettes (The babydoll's for my GF)
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Old May 7 2011, 11:22 AM   #881
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Lemon balm, Rosemary and Oregano for my herb-garden, smelly cheese, Dutch cheese and garlic cheese for my bread and broccoli for my dinner tonight (or maybe tomorrow)
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license plate frame
What's that? -I've never heard the term before!
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Old May 7 2011, 03:12 PM   #882
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license plate frame
What's that? -I've never heard the term before!
Here you go.
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Old May 7 2011, 03:21 PM   #883
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Yesterday I:
Paid my Monthly Liesure Centre/Gym Membership for the month of May. £35.40
Paid £35 for hair removal/body wax.
Paid off my guitar project. £267 (Custom guitar.) (The total came to £687 in the end.)
£5.80 on guitar stuff (2 x Jim Dunlop Tortex 1.14 Picks and 2 x Jim Dunlop 9volt batteries (For active EMG pickups for paid off guitar project.)
and £43 on groceries.
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Old May 7 2011, 03:25 PM   #884
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license plate frame
What's that? -I've never heard the term before!
Here you go.
I really should've gotten that from the name, shouldn't I

So, it's like a bumper-sticker, only for your more affluent clientele!
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Old May 7 2011, 06:14 PM   #885
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It's just a frame that you put around your license plate. A lot of cars come with them standard.
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