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May 19, 2004 16:42 |  #1

It's on the way. The order is being picked as I type this. I should have it Friday if UPS cooperates. CDW came through as they said they would. They were initially told by Canon that they would get cameras May 10. Then, because of the huge buying frenzy were left out in the cold by Canon missing the first shipment, though rumors do say they sent out a handful of pre-paid cameras.

At that time (May 6-7) Mike told me it'd then be 2-3 weeks. It wasn't even 10 days later and now it's finally coming home to me!!! And I'm going out on a shoot this weekend too! Man, I won't even have time to charge the batteries and will probably have to use the 10D.

But, the 10D got me 4 full-spread shots and a cover so I guess I can't **** too much eh?

Life is good, once again.


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May 19, 2004 16:46 |  #2

Congratulations! We'll be waiting for some examples of things flying along the ground or on the lake (instead of waterfowl)!


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May 19, 2004 16:49 |  #3

LOL! Thanks Rick. Yeah, I'll pass on the ducks and only go after things running at least 100mph and pulling 7g's!

Just say NO to ducks! ;)


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May 19, 2004 16:52 |  #4

Thank goodness. Now I can stop feeling guilty. :shock:

Congrats!! :wink: :wink:


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May 19, 2004 16:59 |  #5

RFMSports wrote:
LOL! Thanks Rick. Yeah, I'll pass on the ducks and only go after things running at least 100mph and pulling 7g's!

Just say NO to ducks! ;)


Well the question is, are you going to wait for one of them thar races, or get someone to crank your truck up to 100?


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May 19, 2004 17:13 |  #6

belmondo wrote:
Thank goodness. Now I can stop feeling guilty. :shock:

Congrats!! :wink: :wink:

heheh...But I'll make you pay. I'm the newbie now and I'll ask all sorts of stupid questions virtually filling your mailbox! ;)


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May 19, 2004 17:27 |  #7

Wooo-hoo! Soon we will be able to say, Congrats...it's a 1D Mark II. Are you gonna give it a proper name like Jim Jr?




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RFMSports wrote:
I'm the newbie now and I'll ask all sorts of stupid questions virtually filling your mailbox! ;)

Yeah, right.


There is nothing mysterious about the camera. It's all just different. You'll find it a little tricky getting used to the button combinations. I think Canon does that on purpose to keep the camera from getting into hand of people with a proclivity for 'chimping'. It is professional equipment after all.


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May 19, 2004 17:42 |  #9

CoolToolGuy wrote:
RFMSports wrote:
LOL! Thanks Rick. Yeah, I'll pass on the ducks and only go after things running at least 100mph and pulling 7g's!

Just say NO to ducks! ;)


Well the question is, are you going to wait for one of them thar races, or get someone to crank your truck up to 100?

Well...I am going to a boat race this weekend too. Planned on shooting it with the 10D, which I will probably have to do anyway. How long does it take to first-time charge a battery? And yes, I know the 3x refresh/charge that you're supposed to do, and that's fine, but not sure I'll have time to do a full routine the first time around. Not to mention I'll be green as hell. So the 10D will probably be the prime camera and then I'll play a bit with the MKII if I have time to fully charge one battery.

I'll only have about 10-15 hours depending on when UPS shows up Friday. Once they show up, it's throw the box in the car and head down the road.


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May 19, 2004 17:43 |  #10

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Wooo-hoo! Soon we will be able to say, Congrats...it's a 1D Mark II. Are you gonna give it a proper name like Jim Jr?

Thanks. No. I do not name inanimate objects.


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May 19, 2004 17:44 |  #11

belmondo wrote:
RFMSports wrote:
I'm the newbie now and I'll ask all sorts of stupid questions virtually filling your mailbox! ;)

Yeah, right.


There is nothing mysterious about the camera. It's all just different. You'll find it a little tricky getting used to the button combinations. I think Canon does that on purpose to keep the camera from getting into hand of people with a proclivity for 'chimping'. It is professional equipment after all.

Oh crap! That's right. Now I'll even have to act professional. That sucks.


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May 19, 2004 17:46 |  #12

Go ahead and charge the battery (ies) and use it (them). Before you charge them again, do the refresh thing. Supposedly if you do that the first three times you charge them, you'll get the desired affect. You don't have to do it three times before using them, however.


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belmondo wrote:
Go ahead and charge the battery (ies) and use it (them). Before you charge them again, do the refresh thing. Supposedly if you do that the first three times you charge them, you'll get the desired affect. You don't have to do it three times before using them, however.


Tom

How long to charge? I have a converter for the car. Maybe I can charge one on the way there.


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May 19, 2004 17:51 |  #14

Good question. Seems to me it's only a couple hours. Somebody out there will know.....


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May 19, 2004 18:01 |  #15

I think I read that it takes about 90 minutes and a lot to refresh!

Hummm.... I wonder where I am on CDW's list!
Maybe I'll get lucky

Congrats Jim... Have fun!


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