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That's it, I'm switching to Canon

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On Tuesday evening I took a girl to the cinema. To see the laugh-a-minute Constant Gardener. Anyway before the feature one of the adverts was for the Canon 350D and featured one of the other winners from the Wildlife Photographer of the Year.

 

Damn it :( . If I was a Canon shooter, that could have been me. And imagine how impressed said girl would be, if you were actually on the big screen advertising stuff when you took her to the cinema. I'd be happily sitting through the Constant Gardener every night with different girls.

 

So now I am tempted to switch. Not for technical reasons, but to help with my love life! :)

 

Alex

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You could just buy a 350D and win the comp with it and then use the D2X for REAL stuff.

 

Good luck with the girl mate.

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Maybe you just need an Apple Cinema Display and then you could just load up your website and there you'd be on a big screen - holding a Subal - and chicks dig aluminium housings!! :(

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Try moving to Yap...

 

Then you can bitch about the love life.... B)

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C'mon Mike, We ALL know you're a favourite with the ladies in Yap!

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Alex, you make your own add and pay the theatre to play it for less than the cost of a a rebel. Then you could make yourself a movie star in an upcoming bond movie. Now that's hot.

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I could be the villan! Frying everyone with my Subtronic death ray lazer! Yeah, and my dog (a golden retriever) was called Goldfinger!

 

Actually I don't think I can afford to be an evil tyrant after getting the repair bill for my Subtronics today. Back to the drawning board...

 

Alex

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What love life? Ever since I took up uw photography, everytime a girl wants me to take her out, my replies are all pretty much:

sorry, this month I am saving money for ...... (fill in the blank: D2X, Subal housing, Lembeh trip, Yap trip, new Nikon lens, and for the next few months, new DS200 strobe, Galapagos trip, Komodo trip, back up D2X body...).

I think a love life would cost a lot less :(

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I think a love life would cost a lot less :)

 

I wouldn't be so sure! There are plenty of high maintenance cost girls out there! :(:):D

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Yeah - my girlfriend works on a research vessel and a white shark cage diving boat - she can be hard to please. "Whe are you taking me to galapagos again?" - "right after I win the lottery babe...I'll get right on that". Haha. j/k she's great - I am trying to get her to buy a housing for her c-8080 so she can join the club and have a better understanding of the money pit that underwater photography can be...

 

 

cheers -

 

- MP

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Hmmm as a vidpert, I should move this thread to the single desperate men forum. But since an Admin (mega mod) started the thread, I'll wait for Modzilla Cheng to do this one.

Alex, moustache and your D2X with the biggest lens you can find and a SB800 at your local shopping mall, pretending to be a fashion photog. Oh wait! It only works with a canon. With nikon, you get the local tarts from the fishnchips shop. :( And I actually liked the constant gardener... Rachel was actually good in a role for the first time in her career.

SSRA30 mai pen rai, you can always be a fashion photog at the Met Bar, pick up a few rich women who will fund your lifestyle. Lots of patrons of the "arts" there. :)

Mike, don't give me that crap. I saw more than a few hot Yapese from Joseph's village. Ok so the locals will sacrifice you to the mantas but hey it beats chewing betel nut as a pasttime.

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Anyway before the feature one of the adverts was for the Canon 350D and featured one of the other winners from the Wildlife Photographer of the Year.

 

 

The advertisements in PopPhoto and OP for the 300/350D always amuse me, with the high impact sporting shot that was taken with a [guessing] 400 f2.8 and 1D MkII @ 8 fps [/guessing] and the homely little dRebel and kit lens sitting down in the corner looking smug.

 

(And yes, I know you never see a promotional shot from a Nikon that has not been shot and focused manually, don't go there :( )

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I wouldn't be so sure! There are plenty of high maintenance cost girls out there! laugh.gif laugh.gif laugh.gif

 

Hmmm, well, generally cost of wooing a lady over here is not quite as expensive as the US but camera equipment is definitely higher than in the US so the balance is tipping toward love life being cheaper :(

 

Dru, thanks for the tip on the Met Bar. I know I must have been hanging out at a wrong pub most Friday nights since all they seemed to have there are old English geezers and have not seen much of female patrons of the arts!

 

I'll also be looking out for those hot Yapese girls next February :)

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Boi,

 

Valerina is definitely the hottest woman around in Feb, very horny...BUT...she has about a 15ft wingspan and is often in pursuit by about 28 men bigger than you.... :(

 

Thats her on the top left....

 

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Alex,

 

your better off with only one love in your life, why

 

well YOU get to spend your hard earned without complaint :) on the things you love to spend your cash on.

 

You'll never have to make excusses as to WHY you need to buy yet another item of equipment costing the price of the family car.

 

It will all end when the nippers come along , as they are more important than your loved hobby,.

 

you will resort to stashing away the little we earn as UWP's in secret places away from the joint bank account :) "not me dear honest" a great way to build a relationship, but you'll do anything for a quite life :)

 

Then there will be the complete breakdown of communications between you both as she can no longer understand what the hell your talking about and cant understand at all why you need that new flash gun or housing because the one you have works. :(

 

she'll complain at you for always being glued to the internet on that bloody underwater photography sado's group thingy... and not paying a blind bit of attention to what she's saying :D "yeh ...mmm .. really.....what love ?"

 

 

BUT LOVE IS A FINE THING, I WOULD BE .... er WOULD'NT !!! BE WITHOUT THE BEST UNDERWATER PHOTOGRAPHY MODEL,"complete mind reader" SPOTTER & COMPANION IN MY LIFE.

 

"she was watching when i wrote the last bit" :)

 

BEST WISHES

 

craig

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LOL - my girlfriend enjoyed that Craig :(:):D

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Well, thats it..... mass ass is grass

 

She caught me looking at the dates to goto the NIKON Expo in london next week to see the D200 :)

 

I musn't get any funny ideas about that now must I :(

 

I used to manage a scuba outlet a few years ago, Always made me laugh :D

 

that the amount of Male customers who came into the shop and upon leaving said

 

DONT SAY ANYTHING TO HER IF SHE COMES IN... FOR GOD SAKE , SHE KILL ME. :o

 

Well wouldn't she notice that you have taken the money for that item from your bank account ?

 

NA.... ITS MY SECRET STASH.... :D , I'LL JUST HIDE IT FOR A FEW WEEKS , THEN TELL HER I'VE HAD IT FOR AGE'S...

 

Guys this only works if your loved one is a NONE DIVER !!!. PLEASE PLEASE, dont try this on a DIVING LOVER... she'll Twigg it straight away honestly...

 

 

If there are any youngsters reading this posting, go ask you dad where he keeps his secret WAD... and watch his face... :) .. More better, say it front of your MUM, and watch her say

 

HAVE YOU !!! :)

 

Then say... YEH DAD.. I SAW YOUR PAYPAL ACCOUNT THE OTHER DAY... YOUR LOADED... :D

 

LET THE GAMES COMMENCE :)

 

craig

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In my case...buying new toys is an easy proposition. My wife lets me get anything I want.

 

The catch ?

 

The price of a new lens...port...housing, etc is directly proportional with the price of a new piece of jewelry or item of furniture. :(

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David:

Jewelry might not be that bad. My wife's idea of something new and cool is most likely a Titanium regulator or new video camera and housing and maybe a new mac to make movies on. Although I will admit her movies are far better than my pictures. The real joy is that she is the one asking me to take her to Indonesia, or Solomons or Galapagos.

 

Bill

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You want a good excuse for limiting the damage in jewelry? Say it's unenvironmental to buy new diamond and gold trinkets since the mining will destroy the natural habitat. Worked for me for years until she thought...hey he has copper wires in his circuit board...is the glass in the lens lead free?

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Or you can always say something like diamond is only so expensive because of the unfair practice and market monopoly by certain rich evil corporation. If governed by a free market, diamond in reality would be worth significantly less than it is! (hmmm.... is that really true? somebody told me about it, I think, but may it I was just reading it in one of them spy novels where evil conglomerates are lurking behind every bush :) )

Now, a nice looking titanium housing would make a very nice dive accessory and would make a nice fashion statement

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Replay to the last two messages writers:

Did you tried this logic on a real woman? I don’t think that it will have some success with any human creature from the feminine side :)

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Thanks guys for all the great <_< suggestions....however, I didn't marry a dumb blonde with big strobes.

 

She'll start worrying about the damage that mining does to the environment when I stop this crazy obsession.

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