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    Well, I went 'n' did it

    I've been shooting for a couple of years now with my D40, as well as my film cameras. I've decided I do enough digital, that I need a back up, other than my Canon SD750. Went looking for a D200, but couldn't afford one just now. Bought a D70 that I could afford, with only about 5500 shutter acts on it. Sold by a pro who was upgrading and moving his back up camera out.

    It should be in next week, just in time for the County Fair. Because I'm a judge, this year, I get in for free.

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    Re: Well, I went 'n' did it

    Congratulations, Pops! You'll have to let us know how it works out - was it eBay, or someone you knew?

    And dare we ask, what are you judging?

    Cheers,
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    It was ebay contact, but I caught him before he got it posted. I do know a number of people in the industry, through the 'net, doncha know.

    Last year, I was wandering the photography section as they were setting up. I know several of the people involved in putting on the show. One of them casually asked if I would like to be one of the judges in 2010. "Sure." I found out a bit ago the I am the only judge of the photography class. OH, Lordy! Small town, known to almost everybody and I know alllll the kids in town from working for the school district. What have I gotten myself into?

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    Congrats on a great find! As for the fair, bet you'll really enjoy it

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    Re: Well, I went 'n' did it

    Quote Originally Posted by PopsPhotos View Post
    I found out a bit ago the I am the only judge of the photography class. OH, Lordy! Small town, known to almost everybody and I know alllll the kids in town from working for the school district. What have I gotten myself into?
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    This reads like the plot of a movie, where the nice photographer guy ends up impaled on the cross on the top of the highest church in town at the end of the first part.

    I recommend packing your bags, with plans for an extended vacation immediately following the fair. With a little luck, the embers of your house will have cooled by the time you return, and you can get your backups out of your fireproof safe.

    Cheers,
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    Your are soooooo encouraging. I feel so much better, now.

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    Re: Well, I went 'n' did it

    Quote Originally Posted by rick55 View Post
    With a little luck, the embers of your house will have cooled by the time you return, and you can get your backups out of your fireproof safe.
    Slightly off topic I know, but a fireproof safe won't save backups; you need a data-proof safe (different temperature ratings). I'll crawl back in my hole now

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    Quote Originally Posted by Colin Southern View Post
    Slightly off topic I know, but a fireproof safe won't save backups; you need a data-proof safe (different temperature ratings). I'll crawl back in my hole now
    I just laughed so loud - the rest of the department came running to my office....What 'work' am I doing on a Friday afternoon that could generate such mirth they enquired & could they be part of it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by wilgk View Post
    I just laughed so loud - the rest of the department came running to my office....What 'work' am I doing on a Friday afternoon that could generate such mirth they enquired & could they be part of it?
    If they tried that with me I'd just quick-draw my camera and point it at them ... that's enough to make anyone go running away screaming!

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    Re: Well, I went 'n' did it

    Quote Originally Posted by Colin Southern View Post
    If they tried that with me I'd just quick-draw my camera and point it at them ... that's enough to make anyone go running away screaming!
    You know, I've noticed that phenomonem also.

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