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2nd of April 2006 (Sun), 14:12
I was just looking at the brochure on the April 1 - July 15 Rebate and there are places that Canon is having booths for people to check out the great stuff. I'm thinking about attending the PHOTOPLUS EXPO in NYC on November 2-4. If anyone is interested, I can plan the day, meet at the show, have lunch, play around with camera equipment and then head to B&H for some shopping. :lol:
3rd of April 2006 (Mon), 08:51
I have attended the Photoplus Expo for three years. I do not find the gear as interesting as the photographers they have at this event.
That why I go for the chance to meet and ask questions to world renowned photographers. If they have published a photographer book, you might get them to autograph it.:D
November is a long time away and I do not know which day I will attend. The day or days I will go depends on which photographers are going to be there.
3rd of April 2006 (Mon), 11:32
Thanks for responding, Bill. I know it is far away, but if I don't have it on my calendar that far ahead, I will schedule a shoot in the meantime and forget. I have missed too many opportunities to attend such events. I know the "talk" is much more interesting than the gear, that's why I suggested going to B&H after. That way I can not only hear about the great stuff, but actually find out how much everything costs for real. I am learning so much now, but would love to hear from pros about the things I could be doing, but don't know about yet.
So, when you know what your schedule is, post. I'm pretty flexible and I think others will meet as well.
5th of April 2006 (Wed), 17:43
I don't dare. I'm sweating out figuring how to meet the UPS guy before Friday, since he's got my 5D. I know I'll have it Friday - I'd just like to have it early Friday. But put me near all that kind of temptation and I'll be hopeless. It's bad enough Penn Camera's having a Canon event in May - the immediate wallet pain will have healed by then, and there are other tempting goodies on the rebate list.
5th of April 2006 (Wed), 19:31
What event? I haven't heard. I'm so busy, though. AHHHHH. Is it up on Penn's website?
So, you ordered it? The rebate was too good from B&H, wasn't it? I was so tempted, but I bought the 20D and the L lens and that's about my budget this year. I want to see what B&H has so I can drool. Oh, you are so going to love that 5D. FF after all these years not having it. It'll be like a whole new world. Your lenses will be like new again. Oh, how I envy you with the 24-70L and other great lenses. We need to get together again so I can see you in action. :) Are you thinking about the flowers in late April? I can make it up to DC any time as I have the bus schedule down. You thought it was crowded on Thursday. You should have been there over the weekend. I heard the Jefferson was so crowded, you couldn't see the white stairs.
6th of April 2006 (Thu), 00:13
I'm thinking about attending the PHOTOPLUS EXPO in NYC on November 2-4
Bad Karma for me. I went there 5 years ago and was going to go back a couple of years later. The week of the show, I ruptured my Achillles Tendon and had to have surgery. The next year was supposed to go and came down with the flu and finally last year I was supposed to go and had to have spinal fusion surgery.
Not looking forward to any broken bones, torn anythings, aneurysms, strokes, heart attacks, etc. so I'll have to pass on this show:confused:
6th of April 2006 (Thu), 04:38
Oh my! :( Sorry to bring back such awful memories. Hope not to see you there, but in good health then. Was it at least good the year you went?
6th of April 2006 (Thu), 06:17
Jon, next time I see you you'll be carrying 3 dSLR's :) Suzy, I love goibg to the Photoplus Expo, if only to play with the cameras and lenses at the booths, I'm up for this event. By the way, I'm kicking myself a bit for not letting you try out the 17-40 that I had. I just realized that I should have when I was on the way home. Sorry about that :)
6th of April 2006 (Thu), 06:24
I was having too much fun talking to try stuff, to tell you the truth, but that would have been helpful. I am torn still about my next lens purchase. I need a good wide angle and the 18-55 kit lens is rather limited. I think people would think it was a toy at the weddings I shoot. After I take out this huge brick and then this little, bitty WIDE ANGLE lens. Seems out of place on a semi-pro camera. But I know it can do a decent job for now. Still wondering if it's worth it to save up for the 16-35, which is more than the 30D costs now. Decisions, decisions.
Great if we can get together in November. I've been getting ads like crazy from EPSON about the show in NV this month. Yeah, like that's going to happen? I think they are advertizing to the wrong people. The east cost NY to FL I can handle. I'll even go to Orlando to attend one, but not out west. If you come down to DC again, post. There are always interesting things to see. I'm thinking maybe we should consider the American Indian Museum next. Haven't been there yet and I'm really excited about it. I'll call to see if they allow photography. I know the Metropolitan Museum of Art in NYC allows non-flash photography anywhere in the museun. I've taken lots of pictures there. They don't allow at the Holocaust Museum. Everyone, think about it!
7th of April 2006 (Fri), 10:30
NMAI does allow photography. Didn't try flash while I was there, but I certainly had cameras out and in use. Probably (like most museums) no tripods though.
Yes, I'm getting back up to the 3 bodies of my film days (FTb, F-1 and T90, then F-1, New F-1 and T90). The D60's getting an IR makeover somewhere along the line though. I want to see if I can PP (or get the SDK) and get colour IR (classic, where the spectrum shifts so green shows blue, red shows green and IR shows red) out of it as well. It's nice to be able to punch in the ISO rather than change bodies when you need something faster.
7th of April 2006 (Fri), 12:56
There are so many great places to visit in NYC, some of the best places are actually churches. And the buildings are amazing. Maybe should meet at the Central Park Zoo, as well. There are great shots at Rockefeller Center in the fall. Maybe we should think about a day of touring on the 2 story buses. Circle line or trip to the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island are worthy of consideration. I actually did all this with my son's high school orchestra last May and it was wonderful. Took 4 days to do it all, but was well worth it. Even got a tour of Radio City with a Rockette. :) She was beautiful, and tall. Think about it. Still want to end up at B&H, though. ;)
Jon, did it come yet?
7th of April 2006 (Fri), 21:02
Jon, did it come yet?Yep. So far it's getting used to photograph Pekingese (and their happy new owners). Subject no. 1 is Smokey http://www.petfinder.org/fotos/VA368/VA368.6069506-1-x.jpg.
For more info, see his PetFinder Pet Notes (http://www.petfinder.org/pet.cgi?action=2&pet=6069506&adTarget=&SessionID=4437189f1a61ae6e-app3&display=&preview=1&row=0&tmpl=&stat=). This was a quick crop from the JPEG to let the rest of the Rescue Committee see what he looks like. No effort to fix WB or anything - just yank the JPEG off the card, crop, and resize.
8th of April 2006 (Sat), 06:37
Nice dog. Can't believe the hair! That PetFinder site is great. If I was wanting a pet, I'd look there. Too bad my kids are allergic to everything. Hope he likes his new home. :) Great pose. No blur. Did you use your 24-70L?
8th of April 2006 (Sat), 15:34
Nice dog. Can't believe the hair! That PetFinder site is great. If I was wanting a pet, I'd look there. Too bad my kids are allergic to everything. Hope he likes his new home. :) Great pose. No blur. Did you use your 24-70L?Yep. ISO 3200, and, I find, 1/15. Camera mode set to Standard, this is from the JPEG-Small that always accompanies my RAW. The noise is there (also some dead pixels, I'm afraid) in the original. We think Smokey is from one of our club's breeder-exhibitors. Looks just like her line. Believe it or not, he was given up because the people didn't have enough time. The condition that his coat's in, they took a lot of time on a regular basis to groom him.
8th of April 2006 (Sat), 15:38
So what are you going to do about that?
8th of April 2006 (Sat), 16:35
It's going to join your 24-70 in NJ, I think. B&H is about to close for Passover. Just so it gets taken care of. But several are right in the center area of the frame, and a bright white pixel in a black dog's nose really reads. Not there at ISO 200, but very noticeable at ISO 3200.
8th of April 2006 (Sat), 16:53
Is it under warranty?
8th of April 2006 (Sat), 20:58
Oh, yeah.The rebate was what made me do it.
8th of April 2006 (Sat), 21:04
I was so tempted to sell my 20D and my 10D and go for it myself. But alas, I am still not doing everything on my 20D and I really like it. So, another wave of rebates and I think I only bought the ST-E2. But I am going to look into more stuff if I work a few more weeks. Love that little money I earn with my other passion, teaching. :)
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