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  1. May 21, 2015 at 7:29 AM
    BradyT88

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    Are you cutting the roots from the stump as you go or are you trying to get as much of them out as possible also? The last stump I pulled I dug around it and exposed all the roots and then used an axe to cut them all and wrapped a chain around it and ripped it out with the Taco. It was a lot lighter then though. I used an extra strap so I had all 4 wheels on pavement and I was spinning all 4 before it finally popped out. Just needed to heat them up a little I guess:burnrubber:
     
  2. May 21, 2015 at 8:12 AM
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    Time for some Taco intervention in the removal process...

    Weesa was having a bad allergy night. Its been so rainy that no one's been able to mow their lawns for weeks and the last couple of days EVERYONE in town has been mowing. Plus its been super windy so the combination of the mold (from the rain), pollens and dust (from the mowing) and the wind keeping everything airborne was killing me. Took a double dose of Benedryl and crashed into bed. Blech...hate allergy season. Hope these shots work....

    Morning OTG - pedal safe!

    :woot: Glad she liked them both! If she has any questions about the camera I'd be happy to help, just let me know.
     
  3. May 21, 2015 at 8:14 AM
    BradyT88

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    With time we might have some questions. For now I have a 400 page book sitting on my desk, plus the 100 page user manual... haha Might take me a while to get through them.
     
  4. May 21, 2015 at 9:54 AM
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    Ok @MTgirl questions! :threadjacked:

    So these are the 2 lens that I got her.

    18-55mm that came with the camera
    http://www.nikonusa.com/en/Nikon-Products/Product/Camera-Lenses/AF-S-DX-NIKKOR-18-55mm-f%2F3.5-5.6G-VR-II.html

    55-200mm that I added on
    http://www.nikonusa.com/en/Nikon-Products/Product/Camera-Lenses/AF-S-DX-NIKKOR-55-200mm-f%2F4-5.6G-ED-VR-II.html

    For lens filters do you recommend just getting a couple of the Neutral color filters? Mostly just for protection.
    http://www.nikonusa.com/en/Nikon-Products/Product/Lens-Filters/52mm-Screw-on-NC-Filter.html

    Also for the 55-200mm should I get a hood? I assume it will help with glare and such on those long range shots.
    http://www.nikonusa.com/en/Nikon-Products/Product/Lens-Hoods/HB-37-Bayonet-Lens-Hood.html

    What about for the 18-55mm? I am guessing I can probably get away without one since it will be used for closer shots.
    http://www.nikonusa.com/en/Nikon-Products/Product/Lens-Hoods/HB-69-Bayonet-Lens-Hood.html

    and then I was going to just get 1 of these rear lens caps, and just store the other lens on the camera, or is that a bad idea and I should get 2 rear caps and store the lenses off the camera? The body came with a body cap.
    http://www.nikonusa.com/en/Nikon-Products/Product/Lens-Caps/LF-4-Rear-Lens-Cap.html

    Also do you do anything in particular to protect the LCD screen or eye piece? Nikon has an eye piece cap.
    http://www.nikonusa.com/en/Nikon-Products/Product/Eyepieces/DK-5-Eyepiece-Cap.html

    Oh and a camera cleaning kit maybe?
    http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0048IW030/ref=pd_luc_rh_sim_03_03_t_ttl_lh?ie=UTF8&psc=1

    Thanks in advance :D
     
  5. May 21, 2015 at 10:53 AM
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    Sorry I have not been on TW much the last three months. I have been healing my back and it aggravates it to sit at the computer. Here is a link to my finished picture post in the over 60 thread.

    60+ year old thread.

    Funny about all this camera talk. I had to send my flash unit back to Nikon for repair yesterday. I hope to have it back before we head out on a southwest vacation in June.

    I have been looking at this lens for indoor pictures.

    http://www.amazon.com/Nikon-10-24mm-3-5-4-5G-Wide-Angle-Digital/dp/B0026FCKC8
    Lisa what are your thoughts on buying a used lens?
     
  6. May 21, 2015 at 11:14 AM
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    :goingcrazy:
    Filters: yes, good to protect the lenses - my theory is I'd rather replace a <$100 filter than risk damaging the front glass of the lens as that's usually >$200 to replace :eek:
    I have a UV and a circular polarizing filter for my lenses - UV for general outdoor shots, polarizing for anything with snow/water or super sunny days. Always have one on the lens when I'm in Yellowstone too. Most people dont realize that the steam from the geysers and such is highly acidic and will etch glass. I have an old filter that has tons of little speckles on it from repeated exposures at the park.
    Downside to filters is that unless the quality of the glass in them is equal to the quality of the glass in the lens it will take away some of the quality of the images so dont cheap out when buying filters! And you'll get a little vignetting (shadows in the corners) in the pictures from the filters too but it easy to fix in photoshop or elements.
    I have a bunch of filters from my Sony that I don't use any more. Can't remember what diameter they are but if they would work for you I'll give them to you.
    Caps: the lenses should have come with a front cap and rear cap...seems odd that they didn't. But it wouldn't hurt picking up a few spares as they get lost easily. If you want I could check the bin at the local camera shop I frequent - they have a giant tub of random lens caps for like $1 ea.
    Hoods: they will help keep some glare out but you can shoot without them just as easily. They also provide protection to the front of the lens from any accidental damage.
    You can keep a lens on the camera body at all times, just depends on if there's room in the camera bag/case that you store it in.
    Cleaning: I leave that to the pros and pay the local shop for an annual cleaning. For simpler smudges, etc on the lens pick up a lens pen - its got a little brush on one end and a microfiber pad on the other - for dust and lint removal, an air blower, and a nice microfiber cloth for smudges on the glass. Always keep the lens caps on unless your shooting to keep the lens clean and when you're changing lenses do it fast and not in dusty/windy conditions to keep the camera clean.
    Screen protectors: I have them on my camera - I found a stick on plexiglass type and its held up great, the thin plastic peel and stick ones just don't last very long. Once an edge starts to peel up there's no way to stop it. Lemme see if I can find the one I have....

    Does that answer everything?
     
  7. May 21, 2015 at 11:22 AM
    MTgirl

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    What's the vacation destination this year? :popcorn:
    Sorry your back's been acting up - is this a new issue or ongoing?

    Used camera gear - it all depends on where it comes from. Both of my lenses are used and were purchased from a local shop that deals in a lot of trades and consignments. They fully test and inspect everything before reselling it and I trust them. Not had an issue yet! *knocks on wood*
    I have not dealt with them specifically but they have a good rep - B & H Photo - they have follks that travel around the country and host trade in events where people can bring in their old gear and get paid on the spot. B & H then takes all of that gear and, depending on the item and condition, will either clean it, inspect it and resell it or use it for parts for other items that will then get rebuilt and resold.
     
  8. May 21, 2015 at 12:29 PM
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    That looks amazing!!:thumbsup:

    That didn't answer anything... ;) Just kidding :D it answered everything I think. Thanks :D

    This is what it came with for a rear cap... Not threaded, just presses on there. I don't think they will last too long.

    The caps are Nikon F mounts and they lens are 52mm. It came with front caps at least. When are you headed to the camera store again?


    20150521_131746_Richtone(HDR).jpg
     
  9. May 21, 2015 at 3:19 PM
    BradyT88

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    So I am focusing on that roof back behind the dish there.

    Samsung Point and Shoot on 1x (3.9mm)
    [​IMG]1 by bradytovey, on Flickr

    18mm
    [​IMG]2 by bradytovey, on Flickr

    18-55 at 55mm
    [​IMG]3 by bradytovey, on Flickr

    55-200 at 55mm
    [​IMG]4 by bradytovey, on Flickr

    200mm
    [​IMG]5 by bradytovey, on Flickr

    Point and shoot at 15x (58.5mm)
    [​IMG]6 by bradytovey, on Flickr

    So the point and shoot can zoom out and in further than these two lenses. haha The DSLR has twice the MP though.

    In the last 2 pics, the dish is fuzzy with the DSLR but everything is clear in the Samsung. Is there something I am doing wrong, or is that a limitation of a DSLR lens being at full zoom?
     
  10. May 21, 2015 at 3:47 PM
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    Thanks Lisa I will try to find a local camera shop. I have bought from B&H Photo with terrific results. I believe that is where I picked up my Nikon D60. Not a bad DSLR for the price. The only thing it does not have is the ability to support off mount flash.
     
  11. May 21, 2015 at 4:03 PM
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    nice weather for riding

    Yup, cutting them as I go. One just has a few roots holding it in place. Not going to cut them until I've got them all done. Then will tie it to the truck so I can cut the roots and the stump won't fall to the bottom of the hole. Then will drag them out. No 4 wheel drive here... a friend has a 4 wheel drive 1st gen tundy and the stumps laughed at him. No way to have any tires on pavement.

    Hope the shots work soon. :pout:

    :eek: that's a lot of reading... get busy :D

    Happy to hear you are feeling better.
     
  12. May 21, 2015 at 4:06 PM
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    Know anybody with a diesel? The extra weight should help pull it out without tearing up the lawn as easy.

    I've been skimming over the intro pointless stuff... and highlighting and marking the important stuff with stickies to save Candice the trouble of reading the pointless stuff...
     
  13. May 21, 2015 at 4:09 PM
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    not worried about tearing up the lawn, since I'm gonna do it when the stumps are out. Have to level / smooth out the yard. Between the other trucks that took down the other trees, the dogs chasing moles and the moles, the yard is a hazard to walk in...

    :thumbsup:
     
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    So I could have some fun ripping it out with my Taco then? ;)
     
  15. May 21, 2015 at 4:15 PM
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    yup!!!
     
  16. May 21, 2015 at 4:21 PM
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    Probably has more to do with the focal point settings in the cameras. the P & S has a general, multi point auto focus that will select several points on a grid to bring into focus, the DSLR has multiple settings to choose from - spot, zone, etc. - so you can get one particular point in the image in focus or get several points in focus depending on what you choose. Not sure which options your particular model has...
    find a good trustworthy shop and take the plunge. i don't think i'd buy a secondhand lens from ebay or cl without knowing the background. my local shop is awesome and i've saved about 1/3 off of the original prices on my lenses. can't beat that....gotta look at camera gear like cars. people trade stuff out all of the time for newer, better models. you just gotta find the one that was kept in a garage and faithfully maintained.

    me too. they're pricy and no guarantee of a cure. i told my doc that all i wanted was to make my allergies less, i wasn't expecting a cure. trying to be realistic here but i would hope to see some improvement by now. *sniffle*
    have fun with your stumps....maybe you could tie the girls' leashes to the stumps and then yell "squirrel!" maybe they'd take off running and take the stumps out with them :notsure:
     
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    just realized that your bike and your truck are the same color....

    happy friday boys
     
  20. May 22, 2015 at 5:46 PM
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    Panhandler outside walmart tonight with a sign saying "too ugly to be a prostitute, too honest to be a theif" :laugh: he seemed to be doing pretty well.
     

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