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Randall Cottrell 9:41pm, 1 November 2007
i though i'd just start a thread for any random topics that anybody wishes to discuss

just to maybe help cut down on the total number of threads...

of course if you have anything important...go ahead and make a new one...and i'm sure threads will branch off from this

i just thought this could be a place for random quick questions and general dpg "flickring"
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Randall Cottrell Posted 11 years ago. Edited by Randall Cottrell (moderator) 11 years ago
alright...

has anybody ever ordered any camera equimpment/etc "refurbished" from an online camera store?

i'm buying a nikon d80 soon, which normally go for about $800/$850 or so for the body, and adorama is selling "refurbished" d80 bodies w/ the box/cables/battery/etc. for $700
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Karl W. 11 years ago
I bought a refurb flash from b&h once, the flash worked great, but it was just wasn't what I needed. I was able to return it no questions asked so I guess that was a positive experiance?
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edgeways Posted 11 years ago. Edited by edgeways (admin) 11 years ago
cheese

oh, and (not in a combative tone) why all the "?"s karl?
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Little Angie's serves yummy chips and salsa. Therefore despite being a Grandma's business, I eat there.

Whew, I have really been needing to get that off of my chest. Randall, thank-you for giving me a place to do that.
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Randall Cottrell 11 years ago
woohoo just sold my d40x and bought a d80 body

should get it mid week next week



i can also do the "impossible" and lick my elbow
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Akatzmarkphotography 11 years ago
Awsome who did you sell it to, someone local? Where did you buy your d80?

How exciting, looks like we are both waiting on new cameras!
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HBRstudios 11 years ago
I like pie.
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Sweetlake 11 years ago
Airports suck
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I just bought a Pentax K10D from Amazon. After the Current $100 rebate from Pentax I will have spent a total of $540.
Wooooo Hoooooooo!!!!!
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Akatzmarkphotography 11 years ago
I thought i ordered my new camera 2nd day air but instead i ordered the battery 2nd day and the camera 5-9. DOH
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Akatzmarkphotography 11 years ago
Is anyone a member of ILovephotography.com
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duluthiscool 11 years ago
i like pie too.
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I like coffee malts from the Portland Malt shop.

Is it summer yet?
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HBRstudios 11 years ago
Mmmmmm, raspberry fudge torte malt at Bridgeman's
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Sweetlake 11 years ago
home. mmmmm.
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K. Praslowicz 11 years ago
I need to shave.
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Akatzmarkphotography 11 years ago
I need to shave too;)
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Karl W. 11 years ago
I was thinking that would be an odd thing to say, but now that you speak of it, I do too. With no question about it.
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K. Praslowicz 11 years ago
Guess what?

I've shaved.
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Randall Cottrell Posted 11 years ago. Edited by Randall Cottrell (moderator) 11 years ago
hey all...

i'm looking at getting a p&s for christmas...even though i already have two cameras..

why? the nikon d80 and n75 don't exactly fit inside my pocket if i am not planning on going somewhere where i don't want to have a lot of weight...or plan on shooting at all. something i can just throw in my pocket and go

i've been looking around and have narrowed it down to the final two i believe

anybody have any opinions/preferences when it comes to p&s's

ricoh caplio r7 nikon coolpix p50

i like the colors and zoom of the ricoh...but the nikon has a viewfinder...
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HBRstudios 11 years ago
Make sure you get one with the viewfinder! If you only have an LCD for viewing, you won't be able to see it outside!
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Karl W. 11 years ago
I think you should get a canon p&s, so you can see how the second half of us live.

I still have yet to shave.... Tomorrow morning that will all change
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Randall Cottrell 11 years ago
ya the viewfinder is important

haha karl...i actually found a powershot that was great sx100is? i believe...but no viewfinder...hmm...
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Randall Cottrell 11 years ago
alright...both have viewfinders and are solid cameras

canon powershot a640

nikon coolpix p50

the powershot has a cool flip lcd screen...a big selling point for me
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My camera has a flip lcd screen and it is amazing how handy the thing is. I can get things like shots on the ground without having to actually lay or sit on the ground.
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Karl W. 11 years ago
PowerShot G9 would be my choice but that's just me
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Randall Cottrell 11 years ago
ya the g9 and even g7 are awesome...but i'm looking at about $300 or less
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Akatzmarkphotography Posted 11 years ago. Edited by Akatzmarkphotography (moderator) 11 years ago
hey guys check this out

www.akatzmarkphotography.com

Better? ;)

Its not nearly done yet, i have to change out alot of picture for better ones, but i was just playing around.. here is a sneak peak for you!
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manley.josh 11 years ago
i hate snow! i need new tires...oh crap!!
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I'm with you, Josh. And the sky is looking mighty wintery today.
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On a positive note, the sunrise and sunset sky colors are going to become really vibrant with the really cold weather.
Oh and ice formations along the shore......sweeeeeet
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Karl W. 11 years ago
link didn't work?
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True, Shawn.

Karl~she misspelled the link. try:
www.akatzmarkphotography.com
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Akatzmarkphotography 11 years ago
haha i did, lol
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duluthiscool 11 years ago
psssst... you can go back and your original post to correct...
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Akatzmarkphotography 11 years ago
Fixed;)
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Karl W. 11 years ago
lol, the 5 bars is a nice touch
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Randall Cottrell 11 years ago
what did you use to make the site?

nice job
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Akatzmarkphotography 11 years ago
Flash palette.com
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Randall Cottrell 11 years ago
i got my d80 today!!!!!

woohoo!!!!!!
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Akatzmarkphotography 11 years ago
Lucky! Geez, i will get my babe tomorrow! Lets see some pics!
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Shawn Thompson - Lake Superior Photographer Posted 11 years ago. Edited by Shawn Thompson - Lake Superior Photographer (admin) 11 years ago
My K10d is on Back Order. It probably won't ship until the end of the month or the first week of December.
Grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr
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Sweetlake 11 years ago
Pentaxes are flying off the shelves.
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Shawn Thompson - Lake Superior Photographer Posted 11 years ago. Edited by Shawn Thompson - Lake Superior Photographer (admin) 11 years ago
I think it has allot to do with the current $100 rebate and it doesn't hurt that they kick ass. lol
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Akatzmarkphotography 11 years ago
Camera is "in Route" !!!!
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Akatzmarkphotography 11 years ago
Its here!!! and HUGE
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Randeezee just made me some pizznizza for my siznupper tonizzle.
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Randall Cottrell 11 years ago
haha and it was the best pizznizza ever made for anybody's siznupper
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That stuffed pizza was of tha hook.

P.S. Canceled my back order camer and ordered from another Vendor for $30 more, but it bought me piece of mind because I will get it next week with plenty of time to get the rebate sent in.
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Randall Cottrell 11 years ago
ya that sounds like the right decision...waiting for cameras sucks lol
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Randall do you work at some pizza joint?
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Randall Cottrell 11 years ago
"thanks for calling papa murphy's at 46th and grand...this is randall...how may i help you?"
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Got my k10d Today

I can't wait to try it out tonight.
This is exciting, I have wanted this camera for a long time now.
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Very cool. Have fun with it!
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Randall Cottrell 11 years ago
duluth camera exchange sucks

i went there for the first time today and the place was just bland and empty
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ectro 11 years ago
yea no kidding. duluth "camera" exchange... what cameras? i saw no cameras, lenses, and very few overpriced accessories.
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Back when Digital had just came on the scene and you could start buying manual cameras (non DSLR) a friend went there and asked if they sold digital. The guy behind the counter said "We don't sell that shit".

I won't go in there because of that story of their customer service.
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Randall Cottrell 11 years ago
well i guess if you want an overpriced lens cap, tripod, or lame camera bag...

there's a place for you!

lol

all the guy working there said to me was "hi"
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The internet will shut places like that down eventually. It is hard to buy local when I can buy online for 1/2 to 2/3 the price of local.
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I am sad today that I have no way of processing pictures. Not being able to access my photos and work with new ones is making me realize just how much photography has become such a huge part of me and how I need it to be part of my daily life.

I want my new laptop already. *sigh*
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I thought the old laptop was working fine?
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It does work, but the power cord and battery are shot, so until I get a power cord to use on it I can't turn it on. (I had borrowed one from a friend for a night two nights ago, but wasn't able to keep it longer than that.)
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Look on ebay. I am syre you have already, but just checking.l i picked up a spare for mine for pretty cheap.
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Akatzmarkphotography 11 years ago
The guy behind the counter said "We don't sell that shit".

As far as i know they are still anti digital..
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Akatzmarkphotography 11 years ago
What kind of cord do you need, i dont use my Laptop anymore, maybe it will fit.
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Ariel~ My laptop is a Dell Inspiron.
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Akatzmarkphotography 11 years ago
ohhhhh i think i have what you need..
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Akatzmarkphotography 11 years ago
ok.. my power cord says model Pa1600-06d2

I dont know about my battery though, i think it may be shot as well, as thats probably the reason i cant get the thing to turn and stay on..hmmm never thought of that being the problem. Anyways your more then welcome to try it all out. I am coming to superior on Saturaday and Sunday
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Oh, I think it work! Can I give you something for it? And do you want to stop by my place or do you want me to meet you somewhere? Either way is good for me.

Thanks!
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Akatzmarkphotography 11 years ago
Ah you can just use it for as long as you need, no biggy, i can drop it by on Saturday.. Ill flickr mail you when i know what time..
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Randall Cottrell 11 years ago
i won a t-shirt from the cap of a pepsi product last night

that stuff neve happens
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So it finally paid off to save all of those Pepsi caps, huh? How many did you have to enter in before you won the shirt? ;-)
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Randall Cottrell Posted 11 years ago. Edited by Randall Cottrell (moderator) 11 years ago
i entered 28 codes on won once


i also only have 18 more photos until i fill up my free flickr account, i guss that time to upgrade to pro is quickly approaching [i knew i would have to soon w/ the 365]
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Akatzmarkphotography 11 years ago
i need to upgrade to, before my pictures start falling off into flickrspace...
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Karl W. 11 years ago
Eh, let them fall. They're still out there somewhere. Actually I think I might buy a pro account as a christmas present to myself. lol
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Akatzmarkphotography 11 years ago
hahah
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Hambone Lewinski 11 years ago
My feet are still wet,
I smell like fixer,
and I have an awesome roll from Canal Park drying in the bathroom.

Jason
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HBRstudios 11 years ago
Again, I like pie!
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Sweetlake 11 years ago
lol
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I tried taking a sp this morning, but I had to trash every shot because I realized too late that I had baby spit up on both shirts that I had on, from two separate incidents might I add. LOL
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Akatzmarkphotography 11 years ago
I am glad your 1yr old still spits up too!
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I'm not! Ha! He actually normally doesn't spit up anymore, but he has a cold right now, so yeah.
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Sweetlake Posted 11 years ago. Edited by Sweetlake (moderator) 11 years ago
I used to wear baby gunk as a badge of honor... It's part of who you are.

mmm, pie...
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K. Praslowicz 9 years ago
I hope whoever stole my lanwmower loses both of their hands in it.
jus728 9 years ago
some one took my laptop with all my best pics on it .... dumb people
TwoOneoh! 9 years ago
I've had too much to drink.
Noreeyay 9 years ago
It's 2:05am and I'm still awake...again.
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ectro 9 years ago
its 5:30am - about time to pass myself
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