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· Damn you woman!
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I've had a Cannon G2 digital camera for almost 4 months and love it... With a baby on the way, I decided that I needed a new camera. Well I just got back from Tempe Camera with the following....

http://www.nikonusa.com/usa_product/product.jsp?cat=1&grp=2&productNr=25206

Its a 6.1 Megapixel camera that uses standard SLR lenses, so I can use my old camera lenses... :righton:

I also purchased a 1 Gig IBM Microdrive to store the pictures on...

http://shop3.outpost.com/product/2885464

Now I just have to explain it to my wife.... I may just wait until the bill comes... :D
 

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A friend of mine recently spent a pretty penny on a digital camera. It is an Olympus and a really nice one (not as nice as yours...) Bad part is that he has no eye for taking pictures so now he just has digital version of the same bad pics he used to take with a disposable camera :p
 

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Most digital cameras aren't good enough for my eye. With my first kid comming, I didn't want to skimp on pictures of him/her. Its money well spend in my mind. I can't wait to try out the MicroDrive. Having room for hundreds of high quality pictures will be great.... :D

But then again my wife will divorce me when she finds out...
 

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One thing that amazes me is that it has a USB connection, not firewire. I couldn't imagine trying to copy huge files over a USB connection. I'll just put the MicroDrive into my laptop and copy the files that way...
 

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Even though I am green with envy, I still haven't been able to justify the expense when it costs me so much less to just use the SLR I already have and scan the pictures. The immediate feedback on whether the shot was good or not is the only real benefit I can see.
 

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6.1 MP :eek2: I really wanted to go with the 3.1 MP Sony Mavica but with just getting a Digital8, I couldnt afford it :(

3008x2000- now thats one hell of a resoultion, sure beats the 1200X1600 of my Mavica.
 

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I have a really good reason for getting it. If my wife wasn't pregnant, I would have stayed with the Canon G2... After my wife digests the cost, I'll be getting a Digital8 camera... Haven't decided on what one yet, but I'm in no hurry. She isn't due until March 8th...
 

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RE- Digital8- I got the second best Sony (TRV740), which costs the same as the cheapest Sony MiniDV, but to me the extra features of the high end Digital8 were more important then the little better PQ and lack of some features the miniDV cam. Plus I got an awsome extendent warrenty on the D8.
 

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And my 2.1 really isnt enough, the 3.1 MP was $700, only $100 more, but I just couldnt afford it. Sony has a 4.1 MP out now for $800, I would really like that one!
 

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Congrats on the new purchase. I envy your ability to switch lenses as you can with that one. I have been using a Nikon CP-990 since it first came out and get great results (for me). I have two pix hanging on my wall that I have blown up to 16x24 that look great. Your's would do an even better job. In the time that I have had my camera I have taken over 7,000 shots. Very few have made it through the weeding out stage to make it to prints (since I don't own a color printer). When I do print I send the files off over the net to a shop in Geneva Switz. They do excelent work and are (or were) actually cheaper than having them done here. Enjoy your toy.

One of my 16x24's can be seen here (compressed for internet):
http://www.pbase.com/image/414882 Click on "Original" at the bottom of the picture to see a very large file of it.
 

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I told the wife.... After 2 hours she let me back in the house... :lol: I'm on bread and water for the rest of the year. BUT, I still have the camera.

Its better to beg for forgiveness rather than ask for permission.... :D
 

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James, A pregnant woman will never permanently kick the Father to be out of the house so you don't have to worry about that. But it is the short term banishments you have to worry about. Do you have the garage setup to handle your banishments? It may be time to order a Recliner and a Combo 13" TV/VCR (or DVD) just so you have a place to hang out. If you want to see examples just visit the garage of any new father or older in the neighborhood :D
 

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Don't even kid about that. We don't know the sex of the baby yet, but she wants to pick out color schemes. :nono:

I need a hobby that is in the garage... But in Phoenix the garage is at 150 degrees in the summer. Maybe just play more golf!
 
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