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Old 01-19-08, 04:10 PM   #1
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New cycling camera

I picked up a Canon Powershot A570 on a great sale ($149) yesterday to take on my bike. It's not exactly a subcompact, but I like having more control and shooting options. Looks like it's going to be a great little take everywhere camera. I'm really into my dslr but I don't have it with me all the time -- way too heavy!

Today I was out buying a rechargeable battery set up and looking (fruitlessly) for the kind of camera bag I want (it has to have a velcro strap on the back which would allow me to hang the bag from the handlebars). I found the battery device, but struck out so far on the case.

Came across these folks having a quick meal in the middle of their ride. I was so envious!



All those errands made me hungry, so I stopped for a bite in Little Italy.



I still have two days to work that off for the Monday weight loss challenge!
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Old 01-19-08, 04:17 PM   #2
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Wheres the shopping Bike? That would have been the ideal time to make contact with a group of cyclist' that have your ideals in mind. They look mature enough to allow you to stay with them on regular rides- And they obviously enjoy your other passion- A bike ride with a decent meal.

Looking at those dogs you had- You should have made contact.
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I hope that sang-wich came with its own angioplasty.
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I got a new canon SD800 IS for Christmas. Got it for $240 on Amazon.com when the best price I could find online in Canada was $390. It is an amazing camera in a very compact size. It is one of the few that has a wide angle lens, equivalent to 28mm in a 35mm camera, which is why I selected it. It has been replaced by the SD870 IS, but that camera does not have an optical viewfinder, which I find essential for much outdoor photography. I took a pic a week ago of my new cycling jersey, and you can see the camera in this mirror image.

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I took a pic a week ago of my new cycling jersey, and you can see the camera in this mirror image.

Hope you got a good price on the jersey....the printing is backward
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It matches my personality.
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So, DG, tell me how you walked up to the riders at the tables and said, "Hi, my name's DG, I ride. When's your next group ride scheduled? Say, can I have one of those french fries?"
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I recently purchased the Canon SD1000 - ultra-compact, 7.1 megapixels, with a case and a 1 gig SD card for $169.99 at newegg.com. Very sweet camera, with a large screen, and a look-through viewfinder (not always included in ultra-compacts).



BTW - that "meal" looks incredibly nasty.
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So, DG, tell me how you walked up to the riders at the tables and said, "Hi, my name's DG, I ride. When's your next group ride scheduled? Say, can I have one of those french fries?"
Well, it was more like I tried to look like I was photographing something else, then snapped the picture. But I did find a San Diego MTB group through meetups.com last night and signed up. So I may be going on something with a group soon. We'll see.
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I recently purchased the Canon SD1000 - ultra-compact, 7.1 megapixels, with a case and a 1 gig SD card for $169.99 at newegg.com. Very sweet camera, with a large screen, and a look-through viewfinder (not always included in ultra-compacts).



BTW - that "meal" looks incredibly nasty.
Great camera; I considered it as well. As for the meal, there I was, walking around the part of town we call Little Italy, and my resistance melted faster than a San Diego snowstorm. And it's not two sandwiches, it's one cut in half. <snort>
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It pains me to say that I can't decide if I like the bike picture better than the dog picture..................decisions...decisions... Damn you DG, anther day on the trainer and a dinner of Rabbit food.
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We've got three Cannons in our household....we love 'em.
The bride and I use rechargeable Ray-O-Vac Hybrid AA's in our
cameras...they are fantastic. Fully charged right out of the package,
hold a charge for 9-10 months on the shelf, and seem to last
forever in the cameras.

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Just looking at that picture made me gain 5#.
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Well, it was more like I tried to look like I was photographing something else, then snapped the picture. But I did find a San Diego MTB group through meetups.com last night and signed up. So I may be going on something with a group soon. We'll see.
Group rides are fun and most include a stop at a local eatery. Have fun!
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You All are Killing me folks! LOL!

What, No KODAK CAMERAS out there?

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Just looking at that picture made me gain 5#.
I feel another artery shutdown each time I view it
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I liked how he made it a point to tell us it was one* food item, cut in half and not 2 smaller ones... because that has a lot of caloric relevance.
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I liked how he made it a point to tell us it was one* food item, cut in half and not 2 smaller ones... because that has a lot of caloric relevance.
Seeing the size of two halves- I don't think I could have eaten a whole one.
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