ake0404ar
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Ok, I Admit I Bought A Canon Digital.....

Wed Nov 13, 2002 5:26 am

Well,

the heated battle between Canyola and Nikok users just ended not too long ago.
I gotta admit, guys like Joe Pries, Colin K. Work, Jan Mogren, Thomas Millard finally convinced me. Canon seems to be brand!

I was a little hesitant since I have been a Nikon user for a long time and now I bought my first Canon!

It is true what the guys say about Canon.

Rugged body, good and fast A/F for tracking planes, works in sunlight as well as lowlight.

So thanks to all the comments, it finally helped me to buy the right gear. Now I need some Canon lenses but already know what I will get.

Vasco has joined the Digital club!

Vasco G.

 
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RE: Ok, I Admit I Bought A Canon Digital.....

Wed Nov 13, 2002 5:33 am

What did you buy? A Canon S-45?  Laugh out loud
 
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RE: Ok, I Admit I Bought A Canon Digital.....

Wed Nov 13, 2002 5:34 am

Why am I not believing you?
You told me the same a week ago, the you took it back, and what about your multimillionbucks 400mm lens?
Once you have tasted flight, you will forever walk the earth with your eyes turned skyward, for there you have been...
 
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RE: Ok, I Admit I Bought A Canon Digital.....

Wed Nov 13, 2002 5:36 am

Which Canon Ixus Vasco??? Big grin

So what do you now do with all of your Nikon gear??????????????

Andrew
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RE: Ok, I Admit I Bought A Canon Digital.....

Wed Nov 13, 2002 5:38 am

Vasco,

I'm confused...you said Rugged body, good and fast A/F for tracking planes, works in sunlight as well as lowlight. ...so did you get a Canon or a Nikon cause we all know the above doesn't describe the D60  Smile bwhahahahahaha

Michael
 
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RE: Ok, I Admit I Bought A Canon Digital.....

Wed Nov 13, 2002 5:48 am

Vasco are you drunk by any chance?  Smile

Martin
 
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RE: Ok, I Admit I Bought A Canon Digital.....

Wed Nov 13, 2002 5:59 am

Please advise where to send my sympathy card and condolences.

Steve Big grin  Big grin  Big grin
A loyal NIKON user
 
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RE: Ok, I Admit I Bought A Canon Digital.....

Wed Nov 13, 2002 6:53 am

I think V was out a little to late last night with his lovely daughters...  Big grin

~Los
 
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RE: Ok, I Admit I Bought A Canon Digital.....

Wed Nov 13, 2002 6:55 am

Vasco turned sane...  Smile

Wietse
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RE: Ok, I Admit I Bought A Canon Digital.....

Wed Nov 13, 2002 7:37 am

Vasco, I'd advice you to visit a Doctor, you might still have some hopeleft in the fight against The... dare I say it... Canon Disease. Big grin

Alex
 
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RE: Ok, I Admit I Bought A Canon Digital.....

Wed Nov 13, 2002 8:44 am

Vasco reminds me of a child losing his stabilizers on his first bike  Laugh out loud  Big thumbs up
 
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RE: Ok, I Admit I Bought A Canon Digital.....

Wed Nov 13, 2002 8:47 am

Wietse,

He is turning sane, he won't be fully sane until he buys a Minolta.  Smile/happy/getting dizzy

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RE: Ok, I Admit I Bought A Canon Digital.....

Wed Nov 13, 2002 10:36 am

VASCO- WHAT about that cool Loooooooong lens you just bought???
Could "Aer Lingus" be right....he said, a few posts earlier, you may be drunk. Is that correct? Are you having a fine German Pilsner right now??
Whatever you use, you are still amongst the greatest "non photo professionals" I have ever seen......Some of my fellow Boston Herald people have said the same....They are always giving me good natured shite about how Vasco Garcia's Boston shots are so much better than mine..... Sad
mark Garfinkel
 
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RE: Ok, I Admit I Bought A Canon Digital.....

Wed Nov 13, 2002 11:02 am

Well since you wont be using your 400 any more, my address is......... Smile/happy/getting dizzy


call me and i'll send you the money for shipping!


ahh good times
L
 
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RE: Ok, I Admit I Bought A Canon Digital.....

Wed Nov 13, 2002 11:41 am

is it April 1? Vasco.. please say it isn't so!

Sunil
 
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RE: Ok, I Admit I Bought A Canon Digital.....

Wed Nov 13, 2002 5:08 pm

Hi Vasco!

Glad to see you've gone for Canon... although a little surprised! I'm sure you'll like it.

Welcome to the club!  Big thumbs up

Take care

MightyFalcon
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RE: Ok, I Admit I Bought A Canon Digital.....

Wed Nov 13, 2002 5:29 pm

Vasco is just doing his thing.  Big grin

-Dmitry
 
ake0404ar
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RE: Ok, I Admit I Bought A Canon Digital.....

Wed Nov 13, 2002 6:02 pm

Sometimes a man gotta do what a man gotta do!
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Martin wrote:
Vasco are you drunk by any chance?

Hardly ever drink, so it can be the alcohol!

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Carlos wrote:
I think V was out a little to late last night with his lovely daughters...

You are not referring to them, are you Carlos? You can have the one on the left, the right is mine  Big grin



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Alex wrote:
Vasco, I'd advice you to visit a Doctor, you might still have some hopeleft in the fight against The... dare I say it... Canon Disease.


Thanks Alex for the advise, already went to the doctor, one of the best around. His name Joe Pries MD.

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Mark wrote:
VASCO- WHAT about that cool Loooooooong lens you just bought???
Could "Aer Lingus" be right....he said, a few posts earlier, you may be drunk. Is that correct? Are you having a fine German Pilsner right now??
Whatever you use, you are still amongst the greatest "non photo professionals" I have ever seen......Some of my fellow Boston Herald people have said the same....They are always giving me good natured shite about how Vasco Garcia's Boston shots are so much better than mine.....

Mark, well I figured I only need the long lens in Boston and since you are always around I may borrow it from you  Big grin

Tell your Boston Herald folks that they they are 100% correct. Well some of my shots are better than yours, but you have some good ones as well!

No beer for me at this moment!
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Vasco




 
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RE: Ok, I Admit I Bought A Canon Digital.....

Wed Nov 13, 2002 7:57 pm

Vasco,

I'd be most willing to help you in the disposal of the massive 400 2.8, since it must now be taking up valuable space in your house. Big grin I'll go one better than VAMAN and fly over and personally "remove" the lens for you, so that you don't even have to touch it again. Heck, I would even buy you a few drinks while I'm here.

Just say when!!  Big thumbs up

'949
 
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RE: Ok, I Admit I Bought A Canon Digital.....

Thu Nov 14, 2002 1:21 am

Vasco,
you got me pal, i cant figure out if you're full of shale or not. can you clarify?

Joe
 
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RE: Ok, I Admit I Bought A Canon Digital.....

Thu Nov 14, 2002 1:22 am

Same here...

please dont leave us out in the dark!

Wietse
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RE: Ok, I Admit I Bought A Canon Digital.....

Thu Nov 14, 2002 3:04 am

Vasco is just pulling everybody's leg, I would think.  Big grin

Joe Pries MD, can you figure out the symptom?  Smile

-Dmitry
 
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RE: Ok, I Admit I Bought A Canon Digital.....

Thu Nov 14, 2002 4:00 am

What's your point Vasco?

Luis
 
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RE: Ok, I Admit I Bought A Canon Digital.....

Thu Nov 14, 2002 4:37 am

D,
I cant figure shale out until vasco says if its real or if he's bs'ing us. at this point im thinking its real cause he wouldnt drag this on this long on here if he did not really get it, he's too busy a guy to jack us up like that
 Big grin

Joe
 
ake0404ar
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RE: Ok, I Admit I Bought A Canon Digital.....

Thu Nov 14, 2002 5:22 am

Ok guys,

Thanks for all the comments btw.....they are appreciated!
.....coming out of the dark, presenting the truth.

Dimitry you almost got it right, pulling everybody's leg, well almost!

If you read my original post and even the second one, the only thing I said is that I bought a Canon Digital.....that's about it.

All your assumptions and interpretations made you believe that I bought a Canon D60 or similar.

You are absolutely incorrect, I just bought a Canon Digital..........

C A M C O R D E R

by all means it is still a Canon, so afterall I am no convert even though I fooled some of you pretty good!

Joe, sometimes I am full of it, I am pretty bored at work, (will be changing jobs soon) and I needed some entertaiment and enjoyment!

Seriously and this is no joke, back in May, before I went to US, I wanted to go Digital bad!
Since the D100 was not even close to be released anytime soon and the D1X was out of the question, I went to my local camera store and thought about trading in all my Nikon gear! (3 lenses and a camera)

I was ready to buy a

D60 with a 300mm f2.8, plus the 2x teleconverter and a wide angle lens.

Why I did not do it, well I saw the 400f2.8 and could not resist.
Nowadays I am broke, still shoot with an analog camera and looking forward to go Digital.

A good or a bad choice, you tell me.

Vasco G.





 
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RE: Ok, I Admit I Bought A Canon Digital.....

Thu Nov 14, 2002 5:33 am

Vasco,
Was the Fuji S2 an option? it has a huge file size, Boyd and Thalman use it. Then again, they're the only ones I know who use it but they seem to be happy with it.

Joe
 
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RE: Ok, I Admit I Bought A Canon Digital.....

Thu Nov 14, 2002 5:35 am

Joe,

I would if I could (afford it) but I can't. Just the S1 for me for the time being. Guess I'll jump for the S3.......... Big grin

Andrew
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RE: Ok, I Admit I Bought A Canon Digital.....

Thu Nov 14, 2002 5:43 am

Andy, I cant understand why the ni con guys arent going more for the S2, reading the specs on it, for another couple of hundred beans you get twice the file size which means more crop power. Why would you get the D100 if the S2 is there for you at a nominal step up fee? anyway, you can use the S.001 for all i care Andy, if you know how to shoot airplanes you'll do just fine  Big grin

Joe
 
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RE: Ok, I Admit I Bought A Canon Digital.....

Thu Nov 14, 2002 5:46 am

The S2 is a nice piece of kit I'm very happy with mine and it is a big improvement on the S1. I just dont have the time to use it now i have it!

cheers

Paul
 
ake0404ar
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RE: Ok, I Admit I Bought A Canon Digital.....

Thu Nov 14, 2002 5:47 am

Joe,

I looked into it, but what made me stay away from the S2 is almost the same reason why you don't buy third party lenses.
Stay with the original manufacturer, just in case there is something wrong with the camera I can go to Nikon and they fix it.

If I had the S2, well Nikon would blame it on Fuij and vice versa.

Right now I am just waiting and saving a buck or two.......

Vasco
 
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RE: Ok, I Admit I Bought A Canon Digital.....

Thu Nov 14, 2002 5:48 am

Save your money Vasco, camcorders are not good for aviation photography Big grin

Luis
 
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RE: Ok, I Admit I Bought A Canon Digital.....

Thu Nov 14, 2002 6:16 am

Im with you Vasco, I personally am not crazy about it either but look at what Hunt and Boyd are putting out with their 1 and 2, not bad for a couple of amateurs.

 Big grin
 
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RE: Ok, I Admit I Bought A Canon Digital.....

Thu Nov 14, 2002 2:03 pm

Joe,

Yes never had a problem with the S1, bascially, as you know with both the S1 and 2, they are effectively Nikon bodies. Works like a dream.

Andy the Amateur Big grin
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RE: Ok, I Admit I Bought A Canon Digital.....

Thu Nov 14, 2002 4:24 pm

Thanks Vasco.

-Dmitry

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