Go Sportsters

Discussion in 'Road Warriors' started by Bloodweiser, Dec 20, 2010.

  1. Mobiker

    Mobiker Long timer

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    Reminds me of another saying:

    An optimist thinks the glass is half full, a pesimist thinks the glass is half empty, and an engineer thinks the glass is too big.
  2. Mobiker

    Mobiker Long timer

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    Beauty!
  3. RxZ

    RxZ Legal Drug Dealer

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    That D700 takes nice pics, of course the subject helps. I wish my Rebel looked that good at ISO400! Of course, my wife is itching for us to get a 7D at some point... That should up the low light performance somewhat.

  4. Robert OK

    Robert OK Been here awhile

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    Personally I wouldn't buy a 7D for low light performance. It's good for a lot of other things (focus and body build come to mind). I don't think the noise is much better than the previous generation of aps-c sized sensors.

    Canon is about due for some new intros. At the least a 5DIII should bring the prices of the 5DII down, which is a lot better low-light wise.
  5. RxZ

    RxZ Legal Drug Dealer

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    You know, right after I typed that above I looked into the cameras a little bit to see where the prices are at now, and noticed from a few different reviews that the low light performance of the 7D is not that much better than my Rebel 400D. Too bad considering the price difference.

    My wife and I realized that most of our pictures that we hold value to are of family, and mostly indoors, so the next camera we are making sure has excellent low light performance. There are so many options today that it just makes plain sense to do the research on the cameras, and on your shooting style, to make sure you get the right one.


  6. crxandwagovan

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    Thank you,
  7. DynaSport

    DynaSport Been here awhile

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    The best thing you can do to improve your camera's low light performance is to buy a nice hot shoe flash and learn to use it well. Learn to balance the flash to the lighting and learn to bounce it when possible. I get that many people prefer natural lighting to flash photos, so do I. However, flash used properly can be pleasing and not overwhelming. You will end up with better pictures. There is a night and day difference between what you can do with a nice hot shoe flash versus the pop up flash on your camera.
  8. AZbiker

    AZbiker Crunkin' with crackers

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    Joe!!!!!!

    How you doin?

    I'm freezing my ass off in Prescott. :lol3
  9. AZbiker

    AZbiker Crunkin' with crackers

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    A cheaper alternative are the OSHA-approved ones from E.A.R. There's no way they can sound as good as the etymotics, but I like mine. When I was running a CNC mill, they saved my sanity. They serve the same purpose on my ZG1000 road couch. They don't get too loud either, and if you don't use them as headphones they work great as hearing protection.

    http://www.earplugstore.com/e-a-rbuds.html
  10. Vial Style

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    Somewhere this thread derailed.
    Sportsters that flat get it.
    NOT Sportsters on the dealer floor.
    Please.

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  11. thatdirtykid

    thatdirtykid Been here awhile

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    After looking at those pictures a minute I don't hate the overly tall risers as much as I initially did. not what I would do, but looks good. Makes me want to take mine off the market and save a few years to get the next bike... no, there is no chance I will have an extra 3k in a long time.


    ....nice scoot
  12. Vial Style

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    Thanks.
    This bike used to have clip-ons, and if you look closely you can still see the brackets on the upper fork tubes. My back is f-ed and the clip-ons are now a no-go.
    Now i just go.

    BTW, your bike rules. If it was anywhere near me i'd own it for sure for that price!
  13. ian03xl

    ian03xl Been here awhile

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    don't look like it's going anywhere without a chain:lol3:lol3
  14. Vial Style

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    Doesn't need one. It's powered by the blatantly obvious internet comments.:D
  15. DAKEZ

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    It looks to me that your chain derailed.

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  16. AZbiker

    AZbiker Crunkin' with crackers

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    I had my 2k1 converted to chain. Never noticed any extra vibration. The chain was 530 Regina with the gold sideplates and after 20,000 miles it didn't look worn at all. I could then go play in the sand and dirt without worrying about ruining a pulley. The AZ sand destroyed the chrome plating on my rear pulley. It was coming off in chunks and the plating was sharp and thick enough to cut a finger on.

    Pic of the old girl in her element:
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    I really miss that bike.
  17. n8dawg6

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    pretty big fan of that bike in flat black.
  18. RxZ

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    Thanks! I do have a hot shoe flash for the old Rebel. Speedlight 5xx. I have got some good results with it, but I am not a pro by any means. It is interesting seeing the difference in picture when the only difference is where the flash is turned.

  19. bowlingballhead

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    Gorgeous, both of them. :clap
  20. crxandwagovan

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    I think i would prefer speakers so i can hear my surrounding also. and maybe be a little bit more comfortable even if it doesn't sound as good.