Holey Smoke! So this is what you do in Paradise on a winter's day?

Discussion in '35mm Cameras' started by D-Mac, Aug 17, 2008.

  1. D-Mac

    D-Mac Guest

    Driving along on a slightly warm winter's day, contemplating if I should
    wind the windows up to stop the chill and I came across some Aussies
    having a bit of fun with their jet ski's.

    D-Mac, Aug 17, 2008
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    BustedFrog Guest

    They're not Jet Ski's. They are a pest with all the idiotic unlicensed
    hoons driving them on the plane in wake-free zones. If you are a genuine
    local, call them what the locals call them. Goat Boats.

    BustedFrog, Aug 17, 2008
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  3. D-Mac

    D-Mac Guest

    Well thank you for that Ribbit.

    This was a sanctioned event. The beach in the area of the race was
    closed (by the council) for the day. but I can understand your anger at
    them. I get pissed off myself when the larger ones make their way to the
    wrecks at Moreton and scare all the tropical fish I try to photograph.

    They are indeed Jet Ski's Ribbit. Call them what you like, it is far
    less harmful than a bunch of hoons doing burn-outs and holding illegal
    drag races in suburban streets. If I had to choose, I'd have the water
    craft any day.
    D-Mac, Aug 17, 2008
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    Busted Frog Guest

    Well before you go much further, check the stats on death and injury
    related to Jet Skis as against street racing. You might get one hell of
    a shock. Street racing is more prominent in that it occurs everywhere
    and it is only in waterfront areas that concern about jet skis is
    common, but jet skis have FAR more death and injury associated with them.

    Busted Frog, Aug 17, 2008
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    Annika1980 Guest

    Nice enough pic, but I am confused about one thing.
    I thought you got rid of all your Canon gear and moved to the D3?
    Annika1980, Aug 17, 2008
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    D-Mac Guest

    I borrowed the Canon from Sandi who manages our gallery and coffee
    lounge when I took the grand kids to Dream-world and haven't given it
    back yet!.

    All the Nikon stuff belongs to weddings N portraits. I bought it for
    wedding photography and for that it's perfect. There is only one D3. I
    found the D300's to be a better all round camera in my opinion.

    I don't like them enough to absolutely want a Nikon for my own personal
    camera although it's looking more like I'll buy a D200 run out model
    right now.

    I'm tossing up between a 40D, a Pentax D20 and a 5D (which are on run
    out special prices too) What do you thing of the 28 - 105 lens you have?

    Lens choice may see me buy a Nikon even though I feel more at home with
    a Canon. I'm not about to waste a bundle of bucks on camera gear but I'd
    still like a decent outfit.

    Margie's got a D60 Nikon with a Nikon 18 - 200. There doesn't seem to be
    any rivals (that are any good) for this lens that fit Canon. I'd only
    need one other lens with that instead of 3 if I chose a Canon. I like
    the Pentax because I'm a Pentax 645 man from way back and I like how
    they work. Maybe it's down to a Canon or a Nikon?
    D-Mac, Aug 17, 2008
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    Annika1980 Guest

    The one I have is actually the 28-135 IS. I love that lens.
    It isn't the fastest lens, but the IS makes up for that when used
    In fact, it was the only lens I used for shooting a few pics at my
    brother's retirement party last Friday.


    Since it is so versatile, it is my favorite "walking around" lens.
    I've rented both the much more expensive 24-70 f/2.8L and the 24-105 f/
    4L IS and only pixel-peepers would be able to see any difference
    between them. I also have the 70-200 f/2.8L, but unless I need the
    extended reach of the big lens I'll usually just grab the trusty old
    28-135 IS.

    (BTW, how many more days do we have until we can go at each others
    throats again? I forgot.)
    Annika1980, Aug 18, 2008
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    D-Mac Guest

    Altzheimers does that to ya!

    I had a 24-70 and it got too heavy after a day's shooting. Like you said
    pixel peepers might know but when I started using the 17-85 "S" series
    and DxO to fix it's errors, no one noticed. I have the God of light
    "Metz" on my side so a 3.5 lens is no big deal. Hell man my Mamiya
    outfit used a 5.6 portrait lens and it was OK.
    D-Mac, Aug 18, 2008
  9. that would be Weddins n Portraits that has the ABN not registered for GST,
    the ABN the Tax office catagorises as "A Mediocre Performer" because you
    don't do over $75000 TOTAL turnover for a financial year :)
    Atheist Chaplain, Aug 18, 2008
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    Crikey Mate Guest

    That's the one!
    Crikey Mate, Aug 19, 2008
  11. sweet, I hope that eventually it does make enough money to one day qualify
    for a GST rating, honestly, after all you have been bragging all these years
    about your multi million dollar business empire, it will be a pleasant
    change when it finally reaches fruition don't you think :)
    Now I'm sure you have been madly googling Tax law so you can weasel your way
    around that little gem about the current $75,000 threshold before the need
    to register for GST, so weasel away Douggie :-0
    after all, that's the only reason you came back to this post isn't it, its
    not like you have revisited any of the other posts where the answers are
    obviously too hard to answer.
    Atheist Chaplain, Aug 19, 2008
  12. The jet ski's, what? What belonged to the jet ski?

    Christopher A. Young
    Learn more about Jesus

    Driving along on a slightly warm winter's day, contemplating if I should
    wind the windows up to stop the chill and I came across some Aussies
    having a bit of fun with their jet ski's.

    Stormin Mormon, Sep 12, 2008
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