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by WestCoastMountains
Tue May 23, 2017 9:32 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Looking to buy GoPro camera, need feedback/recommendations
Replies: 9
Views: 656

Re: Looking to buy GoPro camera, need feedback/recommendations

I have to 1st Hero Session and Hero 4 Silver. For a 10 year old go with the Hero Session. Camera takes great photos, great video, water proof packaging and tough shell overall so you don't have to worry about any further protection. Bigger Hero can take better video and pictures because of the large...
by WestCoastMountains
Thu May 18, 2017 9:46 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Sony a6500
Replies: 24
Views: 1601

Re: Sony a6500

If you like learning through videos, Mike Brown is excellent and easy to follow from beginner up to more advanced techniques: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCs4S07E5NC0R7pVuzBJ0e8Q Learning the basics of how cameras work (apertures, shutter speed, and ISO) and getting out of manual mode (even int...
by WestCoastMountains
Thu May 18, 2017 9:42 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Sony a6500
Replies: 24
Views: 1601

Re: Sony a6500

That's what my gut was telling me when I was heading to the register but then the thought of adding a layer of protection to the lens made sense at the moment. I will experiment on the differences of pictures. Thanks for the sources! :sharebeer I bought a $1500 lens for my Olympus mirrorless camera...
by WestCoastMountains
Thu May 18, 2017 9:39 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Sony a6500
Replies: 24
Views: 1601

Re: Sony a6500

wrongfunds wrote:Check this out
https://youtu.be/YcZkCnPs45s?t=594
You will change your opinion about lens filters


Hilarious video, I spent a pretty penny so I'll keep the lens filter for now haha
by WestCoastMountains
Wed May 17, 2017 5:44 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Sony a6500
Replies: 24
Views: 1601

Re: Sony a6500

RE: the UV filter - I wouldn't put anything like that between Zeiss glass and the world, but that's me :D That's what my gut was telling me when I was heading to the register but then the thought of adding a layer of protection to the lens made sense at the moment. I will experiment on the differen...
by WestCoastMountains
Wed May 17, 2017 12:20 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Sony a6500
Replies: 24
Views: 1601

Re: Sony a6500

any sources you guys enjoy? Ming Thein and Thom Hogan each have several great articles worth reading. Also, this is a good book if you want to improve your photography: https://www.amazon.com/Pictorial-Composition-Art-Dover-Instruction/dp/0486233588/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1495028815&sr=8-1&...
by WestCoastMountains
Wed May 17, 2017 12:12 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Sony a6500
Replies: 24
Views: 1601

Re: Sony a6500

I've got a a6300 and don't use it as much as I should. It's a very capable camera. I haven't given it as much of a chance as I should, but I really miss how comfortable and familiar my 5D mark iii felt in my hands. Good luck and I'm sure you'll enjoy it. You can find some batteries and an external ...
by WestCoastMountains
Wed May 17, 2017 12:08 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Sony a6500
Replies: 24
Views: 1601

Re: Sony a6500

...any sources you guys enjoy? Shoot in RAW. Learn your way around Lightroom. Honestly. You can't turn a bad shot into a good one, but you can turn a good one into a near-great one. Learn the basics of composition (it's, like, ten facts, then experience). Crop, play around with the aspect ratio, ch...
by WestCoastMountains
Wed May 17, 2017 12:01 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Sony a6500
Replies: 24
Views: 1601

Re: Sony a6500

rolandtorres wrote:Good choice. practice practice practice

Try http://photography-mapped.com


This is a very cool tool, thanks for the heads up!
by WestCoastMountains
Tue May 16, 2017 11:03 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Sony a6500
Replies: 24
Views: 1601

Sony a6500

After overanalyzing too many cameras for the past week I finally pulled the trigger on a Sony a6500 8-) Picked up a 16-35mm F4 Zeiss lens, UV lens protector and a fast SD card for 4k video. Got a great deal at a Mom & Pop camera shop near by, any other Bogleheads living in the mirrorless camera ...
by WestCoastMountains
Sun May 07, 2017 10:01 pm
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Rolling TSP into Roth IRA
Replies: 20
Views: 1454

Re: Rolling TSP into Roth IRA

But, wouldn't it be beneficial to roll it over to a 401k or Roth IRA so that you can continue to contribute to that pool of money instead of a separate pool? There is no benefit to having just one pool. Well, there could be the benefit of simplicity, but there is no financial benefit to having just...
by WestCoastMountains
Sun May 07, 2017 8:35 pm
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Rolling TSP into Roth IRA
Replies: 20
Views: 1454

Re: Rolling TSP into Roth IRA

The TSP is awesome!

But, wouldn't it be beneficial to roll it over to a 401k or Roth IRA so that you can continue to contribute to that pool of money instead of a separate pool?
by WestCoastMountains
Mon Apr 24, 2017 4:48 pm
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: VPAS Investment Plan Check
Replies: 10
Views: 726

Re: VPAS Investment Plan Check

Is it possible these funds are simply being being brought over as if from Betterment? 20% International Value Fund (VTRIX)(.43%) 9% Strategic Equity Fund (VSEQX)(.18%) 21% US Growth Fund Admiral Shares (VWUAX)(.32%) 21% Windsor II Admiral Shares (VWNAX)(.25%) 20% International Growth Fund Admiral S...
by WestCoastMountains
Sun Apr 23, 2017 10:02 pm
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: VPAS Investment Plan Check
Replies: 10
Views: 726

Re: VPAS Investment Plan Check

I have used the VPAS. They have only suggested a 4 fund portfolio (3 fund portfolio plus international bonds). even when i asked for certain additional funds, i got the standard reply that we only recommend these 4 funds. I am surprised that they have recommended these additional funds :shock: Vang...
by WestCoastMountains
Sun Apr 23, 2017 9:57 pm
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: VPAS Investment Plan Check
Replies: 10
Views: 726

Re: VPAS Investment Plan Check

1. Correct to cash out of Betterment after 1 year plus day mark? Same with USAA mutual funds? How long is a year? What are the current gains now? If your gains are small, I would not wait a year to get out of something I don't want any more. If the year is soon and most of your gains will be long t...
by WestCoastMountains
Sun Apr 23, 2017 9:46 pm
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: VPAS Investment Plan Check
Replies: 10
Views: 726

Re: VPAS Investment Plan Check

retiredjg wrote:It is confusing. And on second look....there are no bonds mention in the proposal. That seems odd.


Yeah they did not recommend any bonds, I'm assuming because I requested a more aggressive plan.
by WestCoastMountains
Sun Apr 23, 2017 9:46 pm
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: VPAS Investment Plan Check
Replies: 10
Views: 726

Re: VPAS Investment Plan Check

I can't understand your multiple lists of fund opportunities, which are existing investments, and which are proposed investments. What is the recommendation from VPAS that you are asking about? It appears you have multiple taxable accounts but are getting rid of one, a retirement account with the F...
by WestCoastMountains
Sat Apr 22, 2017 1:23 am
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: VPAS Investment Plan Check
Replies: 10
Views: 726

VPAS Investment Plan Check

Bogleheads! Thank you to everyone who contributes to this forum and wiki. It is always refreshing to dive into new subjects and learn. My investments have been conservative, small and chose to save more and keep in a money market account and CDs. Thanks to my eyes opening up more to my finances I wo...

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