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Old Jan 2, 2006, 11:44 PM   #11
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1. An expodisk for better whitebalance
2. A Hoya pro1 polarizer. I have some standard tiffen and it has bugged me for a long time.
3. A few reflectors
3. 300mm F4L IS

That's it :-)

sell: Nothing, I love my gear.
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Old Jan 3, 2006, 4:37 PM   #12
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Man I spent a fortune in 05 to get into Digi (10K). New PC, 20D, 3 pieces of glass EF-S wide, L 24-70 f/2.8 and L 70-200 f/2.8, flash and Eye-One photo SG.

I will probably spring for a new Monitor, not sure which yet. At least another 21 or 22" CRT of great quality, if not the Samsung 213T is around 750.00 or so. I just can't swing the Eizo Coloredge for 2700.00. I'd love to see the Flexscan and 213T side by side (anyone know where I can see both in MA or RI)?

I need another 2 or 4gig card also, I can now shoot 4 basketball games on the 8gig of cards I have now.

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Old Jan 3, 2006, 10:16 PM   #13
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I'm probably going to get a EFS 10-22, Battery grip, and possibly introduce myself to some L glass (although I doubt I'll have the money). If I can afford L glass, it will be because I sold one of my current lenses, and it will be near the same focal range.
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Old Jan 4, 2006, 11:19 AM   #14
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jlacasci,
I know of no place in Mass that carries that Eizo monitors. They are very expensive and not many sell, so it isn't worry carrying them (holds up too much money in a single item.) If you do find someone who does I'd like to know too.

Good quality CRTs are going away, as the makers of the tubes are stopping production. If you really want a good CRT, go hunting now and buy it. You probably won't find them in 6 months.

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Old Jan 4, 2006, 2:45 PM   #15
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Here's what I'm looking at right now that I beleive I can still get for CRT's although
I can't make up my mind between the two CRT's... Any suggestions???

On the LCD's the L887 seems to be the winner for photoshop especially for the price. But, if the CRT looks as good I have the desk space for a CRT and could use the 700.00 elsewhere.



CRT

NEC FE2111SB $380.00 .24mm 100 cd/m2 20" viewable

Samsung 1100DF $475.00 .20mm 20" viewable

LCD

Eizo L887 1089.00

LaCie 321 1500.00

NEC 2180ux 1350.00

Samsung 243T 1700.00

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Old Jan 4, 2006, 4:43 PM   #16
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I'm hoping if things go well this year I can add:

1. Canon 500mm f/4 L prime

2. Maybe a Gitzo 1348 or 1325 (Eric want to sell me yours for a great price?)

3. The new Wimberly head model 200

4. Maybe 1 or 2 Canon 420EX flashes to use with my 580EX for macros and a bracket

5. If not #4 a MP24 ring light.

1 is top priotriy with 2 & 3 2nd.

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Old Jan 4, 2006, 5:28 PM   #17
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jlacasci,
Most places I know of have stopped selling that NEC monitor. I had to buy it as a refurb on overstock.com. So far I love it. But I'd be quite surprised if you could go into a store and buy it. Its possible (some store might have it in its corner and its customers aren't willing to pay the higher price for its features), but I'd be surprised.

I don't know that Samsung monitor, so I can't say anything there.

Seriously, I believe the NEC uses the same tube as the Lacie monitors. Lacie stopped selling CRT monitors because the maker stopped producing the tubes. So NEC stopped too. And this was as of about 2-3 months or more ago. If you can find a really good CRT, it is in your interest to BUY IT NOW!

The price range for those LCDs looks like they could be in the "Better" range of monitors. I don't know them, so I can't comment. But its clear you're skipping the $300-800 range LCDs, which are good for many things but not very good at photo editing (depending on your standards.)

Either way, get a device to profile your monitor (if you haven't already) it really makes a big difference.

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While I am thinking of buying the 1548, I have concluded that I should keep the 1348. When I'm really going to hike around I'll want the lighter tripod. "The other Eric" already asked to buy it before you, so you'll have to wait in line.

Good luck on getting the 500mm f4.

Oh, and the owls are late this year but have just appeared in the last few weeks. No Short Eared Owls (which you can photograph in flight during the day) but Snowy owls have appeared.

If you're free on the Jan 21st, I'll be going back up to Plum Island with a group. It's free and should be fun.

Eric

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Old Jan 4, 2006, 5:38 PM   #18
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Eric, I'll email you later or in a couple of days about the owls. Thanx!!!

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Old Jan 4, 2006, 10:31 PM   #19
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Eric,

Hi, I just ordered the NEC for 379.00, last one they had in stock. I expect it to perform at least as well as the LCD's I was looking at for CS2 and it will be fine for other things like movies/games etc... The Eizo's are very nice from what I hear, but the coloredge line at 21" is still over 2600.00, maybe in 3 - 5 years when my new NEC has lived it's full life the Eizo RGB full gaumt will be at an affordable price!

As for calibrating, who needs it.... just kidding :lol: I use Gretagmacbeth's Photo-SG system to calibrate my CRT/laptop, profile papers and test the ambient light where I color correct. Great product but like anything else in this field the good stuff ain't cheap!!!! I think I paid around 1500.00 for it.

Okay, so now that I have ordered my monitor what next .........

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Buying Wishlist:

1. A fast notebook

2. Epson R2400

3. Sigma 120 to 300 2.8

4. Possibly the 20D replacement or another 20D as a backup to my current one.

5. A decent arca swiss ballhead



To sell:

1. Sigma 175 to 500 (tested this using mirror lockup, timer on a tripod and the result was softer then a cropped version from my Sigma 70-200 2.8!)


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