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I've been a Bad BAD Boy

........again

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Yeah, I've been saving a while now to buy a car for mrs s ..... but I couldn't resist dipping into it to get her this.....

 

 

and it came with this.....

                                                             

 

A digital SLR camera had been something she had wanted ever since having a play with my niece's camera about 12 months ago, so when I saw this on on special and coming with a bonus battery as well I figured why not.  Let's just say that 800 bucks goes a long way when you have cash in hand [I never use a card] and are willing to haggle.  The sale price was $997 so I reckon I did alright.

It might set back buying the car [second-hand BTW] by about 6 - 8 months, but she had been feeling a bit down and I wanted to do something to cheer her up.   I succeeded... and now I'm happier as well.  Besides, setting back the car means she will have a bit more time to get proper lessons [compulsory these days] before going for her drivers license.

Anyhow, mrs s is over the moon with her new toy and will probably want to show off a few shots here once she becomes accustomed to using this one.  There's a bit more of a learning curve with this one, as compared to her Sony, so expect some [none of me] happy snaps in a couple of days or so.

 

 

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August 20, 2011 1:34:50 AM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

You done good starkers.

And just what do you mean no pics of you.  Afraid you will break that new camera?  

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August 20, 2011 1:37:43 AM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

but I couldn't resist dipping into it to get her this

 I have to admit, I know my wife loved the set of Behringer studio monitors I got her... I have NO idea how they ended up in my room!!

 

Anyway, While your in the spirit of getting Starkers, man, I sure could use a new Firewire sound card!

 

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August 20, 2011 2:10:58 AM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Quoting vStyler,
I know my wife loved the set of Behringer studio monitors

 

Just the thang for my iPod if those be active speakers. Haven't dared look up the price..

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August 20, 2011 6:25:26 AM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Great deal, starkers... though a shade less comfortable to travel in...

You did very well with that! Congrats to you both!

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August 20, 2011 8:05:02 AM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Nice...so were you able to haggle the price down to $800.00?

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August 20, 2011 8:37:57 AM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Quote part of topic --so expect some [none of me] happy snaps in a couple of days or so.

That statement above is a bit of very happy news.

mrs starkers have fun with the new toy and enjoy.

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August 20, 2011 9:30:03 AM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Quoting Philly0381,
And just what do you mean no pics of you. Afraid you will break that new camera?

That's about the strength of it..... and why tempt fate, even if it was a good deal.

Quoting vStyler,
I have to admit, I know my wife loved the set of Behringer studio monitors I got her... I have NO idea how they ended up in my room!!

Nah, this one's definitely for mrs s.  I might snap a few happy shots along the way, but she is the one with the knack for it.

Quoting vStyler,
Anyway, While your in the spirit of getting Starkers, man, I sure could use a new Firewire sound card!

Yeah, me too... but if I couldn't get me one [had to settle for a PCIE unit].... maybe one day.

Quoting DrJBHL,
Great deal, starkers... though a shade less comfortable to travel in...

Yup, the car will have to wait a little while longer, but that's no biggie.  We were waiting a while anyhow.... and this was the instant gratification I felt appropriate.

Quoting CarGuy1,
Nice...so were you able to haggle the price down to $800.00?

Yup, I could refer to other outlets who were beating them on price... and when you have cash in hand they'd rather not see you walk out the door with it and go elsewhere.  I do it all the time... shop around and keep undercutting previous offers, then go back to the best deal.

Quoting DaveBax,
Quote part of topic --so expect some [none of me] happy snaps in a couple of days or so.

That statement above is a bit of very happy news.

Hah, well I might just mrs to take a crappy snap of me just to put you off your breakfast.

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August 20, 2011 9:49:00 AM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Quoting starkers,
Hah, well I might just mrs to take a crappy snap of me just to put you off your breakfast.

Are you telling me there could actually be a shot that would make you look good?

Get the camera out mrs I have to see this.

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August 20, 2011 10:26:05 AM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Quoting starkers,
Hah, well I might just mrs to take a crappy snap of me just to put you off your breakfast.

psssst Dave he don't know about the pic I took  while he was sleeping

hehe, I have been a Naughty NAUGHTY GIRL I just took picys of starkers hehe

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August 20, 2011 10:50:42 AM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

It looks like you're going to have loads of fun, I see tons of photoshop opportunities in your future.  

RnD sent us a Kodak digital a while back and my wife hasn't stopped taking pictures with it since. I still break out my Pentax once in awhile but film and developing costs are just too pricey to use it much anymore. 

It's a great hobby, and now you have something to take pictures of your upcoming auto purchase with.

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August 20, 2011 11:01:28 AM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Quoting mrs_starkers,
hehe, I have been a Naughty NAUGHTY GIRL I just took picys of starkers hehe

Now....where's that 'focus' thingie?....

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August 20, 2011 11:11:57 AM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Quoting Jafo,
Now....where's that 'focus' thingie?....
Oops, I thought that it was intentionally blurred to spare our eyesight. (or maye the Cap'n is a bit out of focus when he first wakes up.)

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August 20, 2011 11:14:29 AM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Quoting Jafo,
hehe, I have been a Naughty NAUGHTY GIRL I just took picys of starkers hehe

Better take another picture to make sure the camera still works. There goes my lunch and dinner.

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August 20, 2011 11:17:47 AM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Should have an autofocus... but then, he might have broken the camera. 

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August 20, 2011 11:35:34 AM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

 

Quoting Jafo,
Now....where's that 'focus' thingie?..

hmmm now thats what was wrong the auto focus broke

Quoting DaveBax,
Better take another picture to make sure the camera still works

Oooops dang I did but mmmm the auto focus

 

Quoting DrJBHL,
he might have broken the camera.

he did

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August 20, 2011 11:40:22 AM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

this is taken with the larger lens

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August 20, 2011 11:56:28 AM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

........................................and nicely focused on the solar hot water service, too....

RTFM....there'll be a 'way' to get stuff in focus....really there will....

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August 20, 2011 12:01:30 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

lol thanks Jafo, it's one heck of a learning curve that is for sure

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August 20, 2011 12:09:27 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

All the gear and no idea

 

Set the A M on the lens to A. If there's a C S M on the camera next to the lens, set that to S. You should now have AF...

probably...

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August 20, 2011 12:27:54 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Thanks for the tip fuzzy

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August 20, 2011 2:38:18 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

@ # 9 WTF.  

 Thar'll be hell ter pay fer that, thar will.  Ye'll be g'wen 'cross m' knee, me finks... an' I 'aves this short oar fer tha spankin' bit, if'n ye likes.

 

Quoting DaveBax,
Are you telling me there could actually be a shot that would make you look good?

Not even with a good tarting up in Photoshop... no siree.

 

Quoting Jafo,
RTFM....there'll be a 'way' to get stuff in focus....really there will.

C'mon Jafo, give the kid a break... she'd only had it 5 mins when that shot was took.

Like I said, there'll be a couple of days getting accustomed to it.

Oh... and the effing manual.... 'tis as thick as two short planks.... rivals a substantial paperback [thickness-wise] and you wouldn' wanna drop it on yer foot.

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August 20, 2011 2:51:09 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

good grief.. a perfectly good pic of a sandwich, ruined by starkers getting in the way.

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August 20, 2011 3:01:20 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Quoting starkers,
Oh... and the effing manual.... 'tis as thick as two short planks.... rivals a substantial paperback [thickness-wise] and you wouldn' wanna drop it on yer foot.

Go buy a Kindle

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August 20, 2011 3:51:39 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Quoting DaveBax,
Go buy a Kindle

 

I'm not sure dropping that on ones foot would be any more comfortable..

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August 20, 2011 3:52:29 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Congratulations on the new "addition" to the family, Mrs. Starkers!  Kudos to the spouse for knowing what's important in life!

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