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    don't tase me, bro! Asylum Steve's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by adina
    Do you normally?...
    Not that it's really a Christmas thing, but I'm getting four great toys for myself in the next couple of weeks. And they all serve different needs...

    One is business related: the AlienBees Ringflash. My old ringflash is a dinosaur and not really compatible with my DSLRs. The AB unit seems well-made, has all the features I want, and is a great value.

    I also ordered a new turntable from Amazon.com, an Audio-Technica AT-PL120. A "turntable" is one of those contraptions that plays those really large black vinyl music discs that were real popular many years ago before we had CDs and mp3s...

    Anyway, I still have close to a couple of thousand record albums, and I figure it's about time I started listening to some of this music again, especially now that I have an iPod and can transfer what I want to my pc. I expect to enjoy the best of both worlds...

    My other two toys are, well...cool toys. One is a handheld voice changer from the National Geographic Store. It lets you sound like an alien, a robot, that sort of thing. Too cool. I'll probably keep it by the phone and use it on telemarketers...

    Finally, a toy I've been meaning to get for a long time now: the radio-controlled walking tarantula. If I have to explain why I need one of these, then you obviously don't know me. I just wish they had these years ago, back in my more mischievous days.

    Suffice to say it is a must have... :thumbsup: :yikes:
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    Re: Are you getting yourself a gift this year?

    Quote Originally Posted by drg
    No intent to impugn. I'm the one with the shoe problem. By the way, they're red.:devil:

    Oh, and I did buy the new Annie Leibovitz book, "A Photograper's Life:1990-2005".
    OOOHhhh! I was looking for red Christmas shoes. The ones I'm trying to find are red patent leather ballet flats by Steve Madden. Could only find the heels when I was out, and I was looking for something more casual.

    We should have a Christmas shoe thread....
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    Re: Are you getting yourself a gift this year?

    I suppose it doesn't count, but I just spent about $100 on books for work.
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    Re: Are you getting yourself a gift this year?

    Just bought three cheap 2G cards for backups.
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    Re: Are you getting yourself a gift this year?

    If Santa Wife falls for the D200, I just might go for a Tokina 12-24 or the 100mm 2.8 macro that they came out with. Of coursre I'd have to sell the D70 and hope she forgets abouit the money for the sale. No fun shooting in a small studio with the 80-200, the darn wall keeps getting in the way. A faculty/student version of CS2 might be on the list also.
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    Wow, Michael...

    Long time no post...how goes it?!?
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    Re: Are you getting yourself a gift this year?

    So were you all suprised?
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    Re: Are you getting yourself a gift this year?

    Too much work and only getting done teaching and being a dad late at night. Been working on learning a few new platforms so that I can teach my students some basic lightwave and DVD authoring next semester. I did get a full day of seminars January 20 at the Palm Beach Photo Centre. Photographing kids with Ross Whitaker, Portraits with Harrison Funk and Close up work with Rick Sammon. No word on the D200 request yet, may have to wait for my 25th anniversary on January 15. Did you get the ring flash yet Steve, it looks pretty interesting for the make up add look.
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    Re: Are you getting yourself a gift this year?

    Quote Originally Posted by MJS
    Did you get the ring flash yet Steve, it looks pretty interesting for the make up add look...
    Not yet. Hopefully it will be the first order of business for the new year... :yesnod:
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    Re: Are you getting yourself a gift this year?

    i bought my dream machine computer for work (that felt like a christmas present as they said to me at the christmas party "buy whatever you want we trust you") I have a list of things i will probably get in the next couple of weeks during the january sales. I would have bought them before christmas but i sort of hinted i wanted them then waited to see if anyone took the bait. still santa was very kind to me.

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    Re: Are you getting yourself a gift this year?

    No. Definitely not. I have everything I could possibly need. I will pass Christmas week in England with my hands in my pockets and not buy anything whatsoever.

    Except - Frog says the Nikon 50mm f1.4 AF-S is now available. I wonder how much it is in the UK? Did they really drop taxes over Christmas to boost spending?

    p.s. What I want I can't buy. I failed my Salsa exam last weekend. This is ridiculous. I'm level 3 (intermediate) in Cuban style but still only level 1 (beginner) in Porto style. My guidance wasn't clear enough. I just have to work at it and - invite the teachers to dance more often so they correct me..
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    Re: Are you getting yourself a gift this year?

    Talk about raisng the dead....this threads from 06! But I'll bite anyway , yup, I bought myself 4 cameras, and they are "low" light and a DVR.... OK, the truth, it's a video security system.... but hey it IS camera related. You get some neat videos and stills wth it too. Daytme the pics are color, night B&W. It allows me to keep an eye on the dogs and make sure the neghbors aren't playng their stupid games, and if they 'll have the evidence!

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    Re: Are you getting yourself a gift this year?

    I will, in the New Year sales, if my Wife doesn't buy me what I want.
    I drop the occasional hint
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    Re: Are you getting yourself a gift this year?

    Quote Originally Posted by adina
    (my own fault, poor footwear choices, but what are you going to do).
    That's right, always sacrifice the feet for beauty!

    (that's what I was going to write, until I scrolled down and noticed that I had already responded to this thread, and then I noticed that it was 2 years old, then I wondered why it was here, and then I decided to go ahead and type my response anyway)
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    Re: Are you getting yourself a gift this year?

    I think I'm going to order myself this book today.
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    Re: Are you getting yourself a gift this year?

    I'm getting myself a to and from ticket for the Empire Builder train. Two day trip from Chicago to Seattle, 1 day in Seattle, then the trip home.

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    Re: Are you getting yourself a gift this year?

    Hey Steve, did you get that ringflash? Because AlienBees has a moon unit thingy that looks neat...is that the one?

    If anything, I will be getting myself a new snow shovel, because we only have one. I probably will have to have it shipped in from somewhere warm, because we are out of stock locally.
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    Re: Are you getting yourself a gift this year?

    "If anything, I will be getting myself a new snow shovel, because we only have one. I probably will have to have it shipped in from somewhere warm, because we are out of stock locally."

    But will they be able to deliver it before the snow melts ? looks like you were in deep...

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    With the shareware hack HourMax, you can easily stretch your day to 60, 72, or even 96 hours!
    Timetumblers.Co warns that at the higher numbers HourPower becomes less stable and that you run the risk of a temporal crash in which everything from the beginning of time to the present would come crashing down around you, sucking you into a black hole.

    Should this occur, be sure to reboot with the shift key down. "

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    Re: Are you getting yourself a gift this year?

    Just picked up a densitometer so I can start getting my work flow dialed in.
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    Re: Are you getting yourself a gift this year?

    Coffee table book of Ansel Adams landscapes
    1TB internal drive
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    all I came out for was the 1TB internal...
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    Re: Are you getting yourself a gift this year?

    Just picked up a Sigma 30mm F1.4 today, should be here Wed as an early Christmas present to myself
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    Re: Are you getting yourself a gift this year?

    Bought a neat Mossimo jacket half off at Target yesterday.

    God I love clearance racks
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    A spare battery

    I have found the one thing I didn't have and which is very useful - a spare battery for the D60. The ferry was really slow on Sunday night, I had time to review the day's images on the LCD of the D60 and marvel at the sharpness of the night-time ones of the docks and boat (thank you 16-85 VR lens). And then - gee whiz almost out of battery.

    OK it's not very exciting but I couldn't find the 50mm AF-S anywhere
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