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Re: I did it, I took the plunge
« Reply #30 on: March 26, 2013, 02:37:05 AM »
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Re: I did it, I took the plunge
« Reply #30 on: March 26, 2013, 02:37:05 AM »

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Re: I did it, I took the plunge
« Reply #31 on: March 26, 2013, 01:33:36 PM »
( Had to tap into my retirement fund to do so ).


Really? Why would you do this? It's bad enough that the government has started eyeing our 401Ks and 403Bs but you just gave them a few thousand dollars in taxes I suppose. And then there are many thousands of dollars that you forgo down the line.

I've tapped into my retirement funds before but only to pay some more important bills that had come up - not to buy new toys. There is always the option to get cheap loans against your retirement funds by the way. Cheaper than the penalty taxes.
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Re: I did it, I took the plunge
« Reply #32 on: March 26, 2013, 11:48:29 PM »
( Had to tap into my retirement fund to do so ).


Really? Why would you do this? It's bad enough that the government has started eyeing our 401Ks and 403Bs but you just gave them a few thousand dollars in taxes I suppose. And then there are many thousands of dollars that you forgo down the line.

I was hitting it already to take care of some other things and figured why not tap some extra and treat myself.
 Hell, I ain't no spring chicken anymore. Putting the kids threw college , keeping up with the day to day bills. Just want to have a little fun and splurge on myself ( only a little bit ) before i'm pushing up daisy's.

 In the mean time though it's only been a couple of days and I'm not regretting the investment one bit.  Slowly picking up on the differences between the 5D and the 7D.
Tried out the big zoom on the full moon tonight, not as much reach but better detail .
 ( I still need to do a couple of tweaks )  :)
First ones with the 70-200 and a 2X converter , second with a Sigma 50-500 and 2X converter .

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Re: I did it, I took the plunge
« Reply #33 on: March 26, 2013, 11:55:13 PM »
 By the way, I guess I've been so infatuated with the new Canon that I (almost) forgot to thank you all for the useful links and helpful information . I may have to pick your brains again in the future and hopefully will learn enough to pass it on to someone else .
 So, Thanks !
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Re: I did it, I took the plunge
« Reply #35 on: March 27, 2013, 05:05:09 PM »


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I was hitting it already to take care of some other things and figured why not tap some extra and treat myself.
 Hell, I ain't no spring chicken anymore. Putting the kids threw college , keeping up with the day to day bills. Just want to have a little fun and splurge on myself ( only a little bit ) before i'm pushing up daisy's.

 In the mean time though it's only been a couple of days and I'm not regretting the investment one bit.


Ah, that makes perfect sense then. You looked pretty young in the avatar so I figured here's another generation Y kid cashing in their 401K to buy stuff.

Hope you continue to enjoy the new gear. Great pictures.
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Re: I did it, I took the plunge
« Reply #36 on: March 31, 2013, 07:42:15 AM »
 The detail ( to me ) is incredible , The poor 7D is on it's way to collecting dust.

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Re: I did it, I took the plunge
« Reply #36 on: March 31, 2013, 07:42:15 AM »

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Re: I did it, I took the plunge
« Reply #37 on: March 31, 2013, 09:59:46 AM »
The detail ( to me ) is incredible , The poor 7D is on it's way to collecting dust.

Excellent shot! Another confirmation that it is all about light (and the photographer). BTW, you can see the noise but without the EXIF, it is hard to make judgments.

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Re: I did it, I took the plunge
« Reply #37 on: March 31, 2013, 09:59:46 AM »