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1st Gen Lunchtable Thread - General Discussion

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by Speedytech7, May 31, 2018.

  1. May 18, 2021 at 9:11 AM
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    I'm surprised they're in business. Must make a killing selling shifter bushings. Seems like they never have anything else in stock.
     
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    Oh shit I forgot they were in Fresno haha.

    That's Big Mike's white 3rd gen there in the parking lot

    Don't let the rest of TW know or they're going to ask you to hound him about all the products they've promised but are way late on delivering
     
  4. May 18, 2021 at 9:16 AM
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    Kind of surprised Trail Gear hasn't bought them out, or maybe they've tried
     
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    Popular opinion seems to be that they over-promise and under-deliver.

    I saw the Tacoma on my way to the bagel shop, so I told Todd about it and he told me they're in Fresno. Just so happens I was only four or five minutes away so I stopped by.

    Storefront is closed though, and they're not taking in on any work as I called to ask.
     
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    I will say their 4G4R long travel kit looks really bad ass
     
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    Yeah just look at this thread that's currently active... Last couple pages are roasting Marlin pretty good. Some people have put big money down on a kit that was promised a long time ago

    https://www.tacomaworld.com/threads...sion-system-rclt.591033/page-57#post-25695077

    They've had this reputation long before Covid too
     
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    I believe Marlin turned down the opportunity in the past.

    Sucks that they used to be "the best" but it seems like they've resisted scaling to be able to keep up with the demand for their products
     
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    I can understand wanting to remain a small family owned operation and all, but they keep teasing everyone with new, innovative products and kits (like the thread I posted above) and then they just ghost everyone after building up a bunch of hype
     
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    Picked up a Sony A500 on FB for $200. Comes with 2 extra batteries, a charger, USB. I just need something better than my cell phone cam. The pictures are getting crummier by the day. If I can get a couple of years out of it I'll be happy.

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    It's one thing to tease the public about new upcoming products and doing what you stated.

    Seems these guys actually "sold" said products without really delivering.

    Imagine saying you've got something you really don't :rolleyes:
     
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    so they just do paperwork all day? tf they doing there daily lol
     
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    I had to stop bringing my actual camera on most trail runs because it was getting beat to crap, then again its a bigger/heavier DSLR. Just be very cautious with changing out the lenses, I can tell you from experience cleaning sensors is no fun lol. Especially when you scratch one on a camera worth more than your truck and that has to get sent to Sweden for repair :spending: (<--luckily it was the company's credit card)
     
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    I stopped bringing my camera for the longest time cause I had sensor issues from getting shit in there. I only have a lowly T4i but I'm gonna start bringing it again because Im going to buy a 5Dsr for my non so rough photo work.
     
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    Yeah I think a dedicated trail DSLR is the way to go, something not quite so fancy that you'll be upset if it gets a little beat up. I was thinking too about getting a higher end point and shoot for stuff like that, but any decent point and shoot that doesn't take images that look like they were made digitally in 1998 is bukoo bucks.

    An entry level DSLR is better quality and cheaper, I would probably just try and avoid changing lenses too much
     
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    Nah they're totally affordable. :laughing:

    https://www.amazon.com/Sony-Premium...GCAD50ZW1FG8Q2NAA&refRID=R7FGCAD50ZW1FG8Q2NAA


    My canon G16 seems to be surviving, but 99% of my pics are on my phone.
     
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    I've done a mod or two
    I've settled to leaving my 28-90mm on it the entire time and I'm not worried about the T4i being fairly rugged otherwise. The 5Dsr is a bit higher budget and I'd worry about it. But if I'm going to the effort of taking pics while on a trip I want RAW capture so I can process them to my liking afterward. And the image sensor even in a rebel like you said is far and away better than most point and shoots. It's not worth it otherwise, the results are displeasing.
     
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    yeah you can get an entry level DSLR for that price or even less, resolution might not be quite the same but unless you're going to be making poster size prints, 20+ megapixels isn't all its cracked up to be. Just means you end up using way more space on your computer/backup drives to store files.

    Having a good lens on a DSLR is worth more image-quality wise than a high pixel sensor imo
     
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    I don't think this one has been used much. I bought it from a lady in Georgia who received new it as a gift from her brother. It turns out that her husband grew up a few blocks away. Small world.

    I would be happy with picking the most versatile lens and sticking with it. I don't have a lot of money invested if something happens to it on the trail. Some years ago I had a nice camera that I let one of my kids borrow. He must have dropped it because it never was the same.
     
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    I remember when I was about 14 yrs old, my dad bought his first DSLR and was so excited with it he was taking pics of everything for weeks. One day he decided to get artsy I guess, he wanted to stand behind the hockey net I had in the garage while my friend and I shot hockey pucks at it.

    You can guess how that ended up...he stood too close and my friend shot a puck dead center to the lens and destroyed the whole camera lol. He was so pissed
     
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