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Old 02-28-2009, 04:29 PM
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Ok, I've been outside taking pictures in the snow. My fingers are frozen, and my lil shih-tzu doggie has snow-covered legs!! It's pretty funny.
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Old 02-28-2009, 04:34 PM
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Stone, I work for a camera/lens rental company and I can tell you... we have more problems out of Sigmas. It's disgusting. Granted, they go through a good bit more wear and tear because they're rentals (shipping, etc) but still... their repair rate is SIGNIFICANTLY higher than their Nikon/Canon counterparts. Plus, the actual lens construction (especially on the larger telephotos) is just crappy. The smaller Sigma primes and wide telephotos don't have as many problems, but those big boys just aren't worth the trouble.

Phal - any time! I'm no expert but I will certainly help out if I can.

Nands, if you don't like all this photography talk, you can PUT A SOCK IN IT!! LOL!!!


What gets me is the first one was so good and I sent it back!

This one is deffo crap, I followed this lens sharpness tutorial thing on Youtube and confirmed it to myself YouTube - Proper Lens Sharpness Test Tutorial


Nands, put a sock in it, lol.
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Old 02-28-2009, 04:45 PM
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I also tested the kit lens following the videos guide and was pleasantly surprised by it's sharpness.

OK, I will PM THC about photography from now on.....LOL
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Old 02-28-2009, 04:50 PM
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Just saw that part!!!
I am the Phantom Editor
< skulks away....

LOL
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Old 02-28-2009, 04:55 PM
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OK THC....you asked for it!!!!!



As for the rest of you!!!!!


And in case any of those crazy footie fans get over this way...you too can put a sock in it

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Old 02-28-2009, 05:08 PM
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Thanks TSH, I am always tempted to call you THC like Ananda does.
Me too, Stoli, but do you realize what a trigger that is for me???
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Old 02-28-2009, 05:23 PM
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Originally Posted by Phaleron View Post
Cool!, running an active crossover too I take it (or is it built into the amp)?
Xover is built into the amp. I used to have a separate crossover back in the day, but now even the low end amps have them built in. I have a low end 100 watt x 2 amp running some old school Rockford Fosgate truck boxes. The woofers are pretty much toast, but I'm really only depending on them for mids and highs. I'm probably gonna use that Kicker 8" in one of them when I pick up a second one. I actually brought that box inside. It's really too big of a box for an 8 inch sub, unless it's a free air or maybe an old school Cerwin Vega. And who runs a single 8??? Do you have a system in your ride, Phal?
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Old 02-28-2009, 05:30 PM
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Originally Posted by Alera View Post
Here I thought I was the only one who owned Infinity speakers. They have great sound, especially when hooked up to our turntable.

Maybe we could put the whole stereo in our car too, or do you think the needle might skip?
Infinity makes good speakers. They're owned by JBL, which is a choice brand for concert productions. That 12" has a really nice sound, and it's an entry level sub.
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Old 02-28-2009, 05:36 PM
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Originally Posted by vividserenity View Post
Hey DK nice speakers, I love it loud, I just hope I can hear when I am older.....eh heh
I've been obsessed with bass systems since I was 16, and now that I finally have a big enough amp that I will never need to upgrade, my ears can't handle it anymore. It never used to bother me, now I actually get earaches...
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Old 02-28-2009, 05:52 PM
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the glass is always 1/2 empty.....




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Old 02-28-2009, 06:16 PM
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So the HT is a home sub?
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Old 02-28-2009, 06:52 PM
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My dogs have decided this house is home

Nia crawled up on my lap for the first time since we left the old house....As annoying as it can be to have a 42 lb lanky furball draped across your chair keeping you from any arm movement...it felt good
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Old 02-28-2009, 07:00 PM
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As annoying as it can be to have a 42 lb lanky furball draped across your chair keeping you from any arm movement...it felt good
I've got a 65-70 lb one, lol...
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Old 02-28-2009, 07:04 PM
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Phal, I've got an inexpensive Sony 12" powered sub and 2 Boston Acoustic 8" bookshelf speakers running off an old Fisher amp. I use it for my computer (which is basically my entertainment center) sound.
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Old 02-28-2009, 08:38 PM
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My gf ran off to Leavenworth with my camera, but I'll take a pic when she gets back. Like most of my stuff, it's put together pretty cheaply.. yard sales, eBay, Craig's List... I like to buy and sell.
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Old 02-28-2009, 09:34 PM
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I'm gonna start posting pictures if y'all aren't careful...
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Old 02-28-2009, 11:01 PM
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Them's fightin' words if ever I heard 'em...
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Old 02-28-2009, 11:19 PM
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can i post pics too???
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Old 02-28-2009, 11:22 PM
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http://img17.imageshack.us/img17/8272/dsc3072.jpg

One of my doggies (the grumpy old one)

http://img23.imageshack.us/img23/4291/dsc3108.jpg

What my back patio looks like right now... ugh.

You should see the pictures of my Li'l Man in the snow, though. CUTIE. PIE.

ETA: D'oh! Those were much larger than I thought. Links, not pics...
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Old 02-28-2009, 11:24 PM
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can i post pics too???
You mean more pics? Of course!!!

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