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    Re: I own both.

    Quote Originally Posted by mtbbrian
    Then I'd say you are a "Canon Guy".
    Just my two cents...
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    Thanks Kelly O' Canon...

    Your friendship and creativity is appreciated Kelly!
    Thanks!
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    Re: OK Nikon Samuari's!

    So far we have two entries.
    I like Lee's, but I think Kelly's needs something more, not much, mind you.
    Just something that says or shows Nikon.
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    Talking but god do i love my nikon D70!!!!!

    Quote Originally Posted by shrapnel
    that's a great logo liban. I was wondering if anyone and everyone could use it. I know i'm new here, but god do i love my nikon D70!!!!! I don't believe I'm a samuraii after only a month or so (well maybe a white belt with a starched whiter than white kimono straight out of the shop ) but would just like to show my allegiance in an understated way.

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    Talking Re: I own both.

    Quote Originally Posted by Arctirus
    Still a Nikon guy at heart though. Had Nikon had something even close to the quality the 20D has in the same price range I would have gone for it in a second.

    Aha! I knew there was still good in you. :-) Somehow, I knew sensed that you were Nikon to the core. I've seen others go to Canon, for various reasons. Some think Canon is better technically. Some think Canon provides better tech support. Some like that the Canon gear is slightly cheaper than Nikon - at the consumer level. (Digital Rebel = $899, D70 = $999).

    Top of the line Canon glass is definitely cheaper than Nikon. Canon 600mm f4 = $7200, Nikon 600mm f4 = $9000. Quite a difference. Then again, some think the Nikon glass is worth it. I don't claim to know. I do not, and in all probability, will not, ever buy a 600m f4 lens.

    What I like best about Canon is that they make Nikon bring down their prices, and get serious with their new products. The D100 was $2000, until the 10D showed up, then it dropped to $1500. Nikon seemed content to have just the D100 as their consumer level camera, until the Digital Rebel showed up. But when Nikon responded with the D70, I was very impressed! The D70 was the first digital camera to truly impress me.

    For me, it's about ergonomics. I love the way my Nikons feel in my hands. The controls are so logical in their placement and function. Shooting with a Nikon is so intuitive and so natural, that it makes shooting with one a piece of cake. I can concentrate on composition, and exposure, and not where is that blasted control is that I'm looking for.

    Didn't mean to write an epistle, but it's nice to know that you do appreciate Nikon's like the Samurai's do!
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    Re: OK Nikon Samuari's!

    You know, mine was just a suggestion that I hoped someone would take and run with. But I fiddled around in Illustrator just now and came up with a better idea of what I mean, except I don't know where to get a samurai image.

    So here's a start:
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    Talking Re: OK Nikon Samuari's!

    Quote Originally Posted by kellybean
    You know, mine was just a suggestion that I hoped someone would take and run with. But I fiddled around in Illustrator just now and came up with a better idea of what I mean, except I don't know where to get a samurai image.

    So here's a start:

    Kelly,

    You are a sweetheart for doing this for us! You can join in on a meeting of the Samurai's anytime. :-)
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    Re: Here's one designed to fit perfectly to the sig. ;)

    I was hoping for one that was a little more... animated? Like a picture of a samurai with a sword and a camera round his neck or something. Damn, if I could draw I would bust it out here but I don't think my first grade stick figures would do my imagination any good!

    I'd vote for this one though if everyone else agrees.

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    Re: Where's the Samurai membership roster?

    Quote Originally Posted by Speed
    As the originial Nikon Samurai, and keeper of the official Nikon Samurai list, you are hereby granted the distinction of being Nikon Samurai #14.

    Congratulations and welcome Samurai!!!

    BTW, here's the updated list:

    Nikon Samurai #1. Speed (Robert)
    Nikon Samurai #2. MTB Brian (Brian)
    Nikon Samurai #3. Kokopeli (Brian)
    Nikon Samurai #4. Waltrick (Walter)
    Nikon Samurai #5. Natatbeach (Natalie)
    Nikon Samurai #6. Colorado Amigo (Brian)
    Nikon Samurai #7. Another View (Steve)
    Nikon Samurai #8. MJS (Michael)
    Nikon Samurai #9. Deckcadet (Harrison)
    Nikon Samurai #10. Prbowhay (Penny)
    Nikon Samurai #11. Van A (Harrison)
    Nikon Samurai #12. I Love My Camera (Cori)
    Nikon Samurai #13. Old Timer (Larry)
    Nikon Samurai #14. Down By Five
    I guess that could make me Nikon Samurai #15. BillinAnchorage ... (um .. Bill)
    i have a FG, N80, D70. Was a little active two years ago and been lurking the last couple months. Nice to be back. :-)

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    Re: I own both.

    HAHAHA..... I own both too ...HOW can you leave me out.

    BTW...... (you will love this)

    A very well known bird photographer has SOLD all his F5's and nikkor glass(many FEET of front elements.. not MM's)

    He now shoot a 600F4IS(no more 600F4AFSII) amoung others and CANON DSLR's ..... so I hear(he definately uses canon gear listed though)

    His name is Brian E. Small, his father was a leading CALIFORNIA birder/ ornithologist named Arnold Small(who was the first VP of the ABA) and he is the present photo editor of (the ABA's)BIRDING and columnist for wildbird

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    Brian Small's site
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    notice his profile image has the dark side over his shoulder... he will update soon
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    Re: OK Nikon Samuari's!

    Here's about what I was thinking:
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    Re: OK Nikon Samuari's!

    Rick..... YOU WIN!!!!!

    BTW... GOOGLE "Tod Rex Salvador Arrest" and tell me if you still are a fan of STATIC-X's T-REX
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    Re: This Works For Me!

    Hey guys! I appreciate it BUT there's a major problem I think - the image I manipulated was NOT MINE! I googled it then went to town. It's not far enough from the original to warrant being my own either. I guess we'll have to wait for one of the Nikon Samurais to take a picture like this so we can manipulate it!

    Thanks!

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    Re: OK Nikon Samuari's!

    Hey buddy

    I googled everything I could think of and got... nothing. I'm not a big fan of Static-X, just their song push it. Are you thinking of someone else?

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    Re: OK Nikon Samuari's!

    I will send you a few links.....
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    Re: OK Nikon Samuari's!

    I think I like Rick's too..
    So what is the vote then?
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    Re: but god do i love my nikon D70!!!!!

    Quote Originally Posted by Speed
    Experience is not a requirement to be a Nikon Samurai. Neither is longevity on this site. Love of your Nikon gear, THAT is what makes you a Nikon Samurai. And apparently, you qualify! Would you like to be Nikon Samurai #15?

    I will bow to the wisdom of the senseii and do as i am told.
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    Talking Re: Where's the Samurai membership roster?

    Quote Originally Posted by BillinAnchorage
    I guess that could make me Nikon Samurai #15. BillinAnchorage ... (um .. Bill)
    i have a FG, N80, D70. Was a little active two years ago and been lurking the last couple months. Nice to be back. :-)
    I remember you! You posted some great landscape shots, and an eagle shot or two.

    You are officially Nikon Samurai #15.

    Welcome Samurai! The list will be updated at the Nikon Samurai Headquarters.

    You also have a distinguished lineage! Manual, autofocus and digital Nikons. Impressive! I started with a N80, bought a K1000 for astrophotography work (couldn't afford a manual Nikon at the time), and recently bought a used F5. And I still see a D70 in my future...

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    I can get us a good deal on embroidered shirts.

    Quote Originally Posted by MJS
    Once you come up with the logo, I can get us a good deal on embroidered shirts. One of my students parents owns a place that does the custom shirt and hat thing and won't charge a set up fee for the artwork.

    I like that idea. Let's see what we come up with, and how many are interested.

    Thanks Michael!
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    Question For Leels

    Quote Originally Posted by LeeIs
    Here guys, hope this one works

    Hey Leels. What do you shoot?
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    Talking Nikon Samurai #16

    Quote Originally Posted by shrapnel
    I will bow to the wisdom of the senseii and do as i am told.

    OK, you are actually Nikon Samurai #16 on the official list. Anyone who loves his Nikon as much as you deserves to be a Nikon Samurai.

    Congratulations. We are honored to have you among our ranks!

    BTW, cool screen name. So are you an artillery or tank guy, or did you just think that one up as a reflection of your personality?

    My nickname was given to me during my Air Force days. I'm an old SAC guy.
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    Talking Here's about what I was thinking:[

    Quote Originally Posted by walterick
    Here's about what I was thinking:

    I LIKE IT!!!! I LIKE IT!!!!

    Hey I'm for this one if the majority is.

    Maybe you should do a poll for this Rick. Or we have an open vote right here.

    I am curious how it would look with the Samurai symbol (in red maybe - see Kelly's post) overlaid on top of this logo. Then again, it may make it took cluttered and too busy and detract from it, but if someone with levels experience would like to give it a try, I'd love to see it. Otherwise, I say we go with this!
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    Talking "You know, mine was just a suggestion..."

    Quote Originally Posted by kellybean
    You know, mine was just a suggestion that I hoped someone would take and run with. But I fiddled around in Illustrator just now and came up with a better idea of what I mean, except I don't know where to get a samurai image.

    So here's a start:
    "that I hoped someone would take and run with."

    And if I had a speck of talent, I would have! Alas, I'm not very artistic. But I really appreciate your suggestions and helping to spark the creative juices!
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    Re: Nikon Samurai #16

    Quote Originally Posted by Speed
    OK, you are actually Nikon Samurai #16 on the official list. Anyone who loves his Nikon as much as you deserves to be a Nikon Samurai.

    Congratulations. We are honored to have you among our ranks!

    BTW, cool screen name. So are you an artillery or tank guy, or did you just think that one up as a reflection of your personality?

    My nickname was given to me during my Air Force days. I'm an old SAC guy.
    Thanks sensei speed for the number. I will endeavour to spread the nikon gospel throughout these lands.

    As for the nickname, it comes from work, where we spend a lot of time playing counter strike (war game) on the network and having just started this line of work i found myself a nickname which, as you say, reflects me a little: very scatty, and many faceted!!!

    Cheers

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    Re: OK Nikon Samuari's!

    Right now, I'm all for Rick's also. You can check the Miami trip posting from PJ for a sample of the shirts. The one I'm wearing has been washed many, many, many times since August when school started. They were $12.50 each with a 36 shirt order. 100% pre-shrunk cotton with sizes small through XL. XX and XXL are available for an extra $2.00 per shirt. We should think about the PhotographyReview.com logo on the sleve if its cool with PJ.
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