Ultimate Machine Gunner Dumps Nikon for Canon!

Discussion in 'Nikon' started by Rita Ä Berkowitz, Mar 7, 2007.

  1. I ran into your message quite accidentally while researching about
    some details on 'Diabetes'
    and thought of sharing some of my findings.
    I've read at 'http://www.medical-health-care-information.com/Health-
    living/Diabetes/index.asp'
    that Diabetes is a set of related diseases in which the body cannot
    regulate the amount of sugar (glucose) in the blood. In diabetes,
    glucose in the blood cannot move into cells, and it stays in the
    blood. This not only harms the cells that need the glucose for fuel,
    but also harms certain organs and tissues exposed to the high glucose
    levels.

    I hope the above is of some help to you as well. Regards, Sherrybove.

    Thank you.....I take 4 medications for my type II diabetes....Glycet with
    every meal, Actos, Glyburide, and Glucophage, (metformin) I could do without
    all of them, but then, I would have to eat like a bird.....I would rather
    eat like the pig I really am, and horse down all the pills....Especially
    since the bulk of their cost is covered by the taxpayers. (under Medicare)
     
    William Graham, Mar 14, 2007
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  2. Rita Ä Berkowitz

    uw wayne Guest

    Oh, I have an interest in wide angle. I shoot with a 15mm& 20mm
    underwater. And yes the 17-35 is class glass, but I don't own it. I
    don't because it is not a true 17-35 on those APS sized sensors in the
    D200, & D2Xs. Thats precisely why I have not made a Nikon purchase in
    three years. I toy sometimes with the Canon shooters just for the hell
    of it. The debate between the two is simply entertaining. But when the
    EOS-1Ds MarkIII comes out at 22 megapixels FF and the D3X comes out
    with an APS sensor, Rita, I'm gone. I'll get very fair $$$ for my
    lenses, and just migrate to Canon. I hope William Graham does not have
    to point his toes up if Nikon lets us down, FOR THEIR FINAL TIME!
     
    uw wayne, Mar 15, 2007
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  3. Diabetes is a very vascular disease Bill. You have to be careful not
    to over-eat. All food contains some sort of carbohydrates and that is
    something you have to limit your use of. Pasta is just packed full of
    carbs. But I think you already know this. A lot of people say the
    trick is to make sure you don't miss a meal. Small portions is the
    key. Even if you ate very small portions every 3 hours. Raw
    cauliflower on ice is good. Drink lots of water too.
    Helen
     
    helensilverburg, Mar 15, 2007
    #63
  4. Rita Ä Berkowitz

    Annika1980 Guest


    Given all your rants against a national healthcare system, doesn't
    that make you kind of a hypocrite?

    I guess from now on when you hear someone say, "I'm tired of paying
    for those bums!" you'll know who they are talking about. It's the guy
    in the mirror.
     
    Annika1980, Mar 15, 2007
    #64
  5. Raw
    You just lost all creditability with that last statement...."Raw cauliflower
    on ice is good."
    I don't know exactly what things it's good for, but surely eating isn't one
    of them....:^)

    Part of it is my general philosophy of life. A long time ago I realized that
    some day I would die. I decided then that I could exist in a way that puts
    off that day for as long as possible, or I could exist in a way that gave me
    the most enjoyment, and not worry about that day until it comes.....I chose
    the latter. There are a lot of things that are worse than death, and not
    enjoying life is one of them......
     
    William Graham, Mar 15, 2007
    #65
  6. Not at all.....You should read William F. Buckly Jr. He was a famous
    conservative writer. He said that we conservatives had a responsibility to
    avail ourselves of every freebie that the government offers. This could
    break the system. If all the working people quit and got in the dole lines,
    the socialism would end in one day.
    IOW, he was recommending that the ants take up the grasshoppers
    lifestyle.....Instead of slaving away to provide for the grasshoppers, they
    should quit working and get in the dole lines themselves. This would be the
    quickest way to bankrupt the system.

    It's too late for me. I worked and saved and invested, and payed for those
    bums, my whole life. And now, because I've still got some money left, I'm
    still paying for them. So you must be talking about somebody else........
     
    William Graham, Mar 15, 2007
    #66
  7. Bill, I agree with you.
    I hear ya about the raw cauliflower on ice. It's something I had to
    give my mother when she was hungry between meals. She was an insulin
    dependent diabetic. She loved the raw cauliflower with other raw
    veggies as well. But there are other things you can be content with.
     
    helensilverburg, Mar 15, 2007
    #67
  8. A guy I used to work with would sometimes bring in a bowl of raw broccoli
    and a ranch dip to work......I could handle a few pieces, but it was not
    quite the same thing as corn chips and sour cream.....I think the main
    problem with the obese populace today is the lack of activity.....Our
    hobbies are more and more reducing themselves to things that one can do
    sitting down in front of a computer screen, and further and further away
    from things that one has to get off of one's ass to do at all. I have spent
    about 1/2 of my working life sitting in front of a computer screen.....And I
    am still doing mostly that, even though I have been retired about 10 years
    now. So my extra 100 lbs. or so isn't surprising........
     
    William Graham, Mar 15, 2007
    #68



  9. ......I think the main
    I agree. For me, I can't sit for very long. I have to get out and
    get active. I've always enjoyed sports. It's good for your diabetes
    Bill, but don't over-do it. Go easy and slow. Even long walks is
    great for you!
    Helen
     
    helensilverburg, Mar 15, 2007
    #69
  10. Rita Ä Berkowitz

    Douglas. Guest

    :
    : A guy I used to work with would sometimes bring in a bowl of raw broccoli
    : and a ranch dip to work......I could handle a few pieces, but it was not
    : quite the same thing as corn chips and sour cream.....I think the main
    : problem with the obese populace today is the lack of activity.....Our
    : hobbies are more and more reducing themselves to things that one can do
    : sitting down in front of a computer screen, and further and further away
    : from things that one has to get off of one's ass to do at all. I have
    spent
    : about 1/2 of my working life sitting in front of a computer screen.....And
    I
    : am still doing mostly that, even though I have been retired about 10 years
    : now. So my extra 100 lbs. or so isn't surprising........
    :
    :
    12 years ago when I was wandering around in the rain forests of Tasmania I
    came across a fellow living in an old bus, deep in the forest. His diet was
    beer and eggs. He'd get blind rotten drunk on pension day and stay that way
    until a dozen bottles of beer were gone then cook himself a dozen eggs and
    repeat the exercise until his grog was gone and then he'd start digging for
    gold again.

    He dug for gold when he was sober. Never owned a vehicle and walked
    everywhere. Even the 16 miles to town and back once ever two weeks to get
    his beer and eggs. He once remarked that beer was easy to carry because the
    further you went, the lighter it got!

    The first time I saw him, from about 500 yards away, I thought he was a
    teenager. He was 69 and had the body and form of a teenager so I'd say
    exercise is the number one thing for a slim form late in life.

    My Grandfather said: "You spend half you life abusing your body and the
    other half making up for it". He too, looked like a teenager from behind at
    age 78. Having said all that... There is no definitive evidence to suggest
    overweight people - as opposed to substantially obese people - have any more
    health problems or shorter life expectancies than slim people who lead the
    same lifestyle. Exercise is absolutely the key to longevity.

    Douglas
     
    Douglas., Mar 15, 2007
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  11. Rita Ä Berkowitz

    Douglas. Guest

    : uw wayne wrote:
    :
    : > Oh, I have an interest in wide angle. I shoot with a 15mm& 20mm
    : > underwater. And yes the 17-35 is class glass, but I don't own it. I
    : > don't because it is not a true 17-35 on those APS sized sensors in the
    : > D200, & D2Xs.
    :
    : That, in itself, is the poorest excuse I have ever heard. Investing in
    the
    : good glass is the smartest thing you can do since dSLR bodies are a
    : throwaway item. Good lenses gives you options on both platforms.
    :
    : > Thats precisely why I have not made a Nikon purchase in
    : > three years. I toy sometimes with the Canon shooters just for the hell
    : > of it. The debate between the two is simply entertaining. But when the
    : > EOS-1Ds MarkIII comes out at 22 megapixels FF and the D3X comes out
    : > with an APS sensor, Rita, I'm gone. I'll get very fair $$$ for my
    : > lenses, and just migrate to Canon. I hope William Graham does not have
    : > to point his toes up if Nikon lets us down, FOR THEIR FINAL TIME!
    :
    : Well, I kinda agree with you. If the D3x comes out APC-S I'll be fully
    : migrating to Canon, but I won't be selling all my Nikkors, just the G
    : lenses. You seem like a perfect candidate to cut your teeth on the
    totally
    : awesome 5D. Fortunately you can use you Nikkors on the Canon if/till you
    : find a suitable Canon replacement.
    :
    :
    Have you actually tried using Nikor lens on an EOS camera?
    Shell out for a decent adaptor and try it before you start spruiking for it.
    The compromise is simply too much trouble.

    In the words of Photography Australia's editor in 1988: "If we had a Canon
    body with Nikon lens compatibility, we'd probably have the perfect camera".

    Douglas
     
    Douglas., Mar 15, 2007
    #71
  12. That, in itself, is the poorest excuse I have ever heard. Investing in the
    good glass is the smartest thing you can do since dSLR bodies are a
    throwaway item. Good lenses gives you options on both platforms.
    Well, I kinda agree with you. If the D3x comes out APC-S I'll be fully
    migrating to Canon, but I won't be selling all my Nikkors, just the G
    lenses. You seem like a perfect candidate to cut your teeth on the totally
    awesome 5D. Fortunately you can use you Nikkors on the Canon if/till you
    find a suitable Canon replacement.







    Rita
     
    Rita Ä Berkowitz, Mar 15, 2007
    #72
  13. Rita Ä Berkowitz

    Douglas. Guest

    : Douglas. wrote:
    :
    : > Have you actually tried using Nikor lens on an EOS camera?
    : > Shell out for a decent adaptor and try it before you start spruiking
    : > for it. The compromise is simply too much trouble.
    :
    : Primarily with a 17-35/2.8 and a 58/1.2. I've done worse.
    :
    :
    :
    : Rita
    A better method would be using a 'flat field' Olympus lens on an EOS. No
    infinity focus problems with that one!
     
    Douglas., Mar 15, 2007
    #73
  14. Primarily with a 17-35/2.8 and a 58/1.2. I've done worse.



    Rita
     
    Rita Ä Berkowitz, Mar 15, 2007
    #74
  15. Well, my wife drags me around to auto shows, and flea markets and the like,
    so it's not like I never move, and we live in a two story house, so I am
    always running up and down the stairs for something I forgot. (I believe
    this is my subconscious mind's way of getting me to exercise)
     
    William Graham, Mar 16, 2007
    #75
  16. Yes. There was a relatively recent study done by somebody here about the
    relative importance of weight and exercise. It showed that exercise was much
    more important than weight......IOW, it doesn't matter much if you're fat,
    as long as you are active enough, you will have a good long life
    expectancy.....Of course, this only works as long as you aren't so fat that
    you can't move....:^)
     
    William Graham, Mar 16, 2007
    #76
  17. Rita Ä Berkowitz

    Mark² Guest

    Your WIFE...drags YOU...to **auto shows?**
    Where did you find this dream girl????
    :)
     
    Mark², Mar 16, 2007
    #77
  18. Your WIFE...drags YOU...to **auto shows?**
    Yeah....but she is looking at the 8 passenger vans while I am looking at the
    sports cars.......
     
    William Graham, Mar 16, 2007
    #78
  19. Rita Ä Berkowitz

    Mark² Guest

    Why? Is she planning on having kids soon??

    But no matter...Point is, she's taking you, rather than you dragging her...
    :)
     
    Mark², Mar 16, 2007
    #79

  20. Are you kidding?! I LOVE auto shows and sports shows. One of the
    biggest thrills of my life was when I got to meet Mario Andretti! I
    was the only woman in line waiting to meet him. I stood out like a
    sore thumb, but I didn't care. :)
    Helen
     
    helensilverburg, Mar 16, 2007
    #80
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