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by Keepcalm
Thu Jan 17, 2019 10:29 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Thoughts on Jordan Peterson books/videos?
Replies: 4
Views: 714

Thoughts on Jordan Peterson books/videos?

Worth reading and watching his stuff?
by Keepcalm
Tue Jan 15, 2019 11:32 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Duffel Bag vs Wheeled Stand Up traveling
Replies: 78
Views: 3730

Re: Duffel Bag vs Wheeled Stand Up traveling

am I crazy to pack my camera equipment like this?


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by Keepcalm
Tue Jan 15, 2019 7:29 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Using carry-on for traveling locally?
Replies: 22
Views: 1608

Re: Using carry-on for traveling locally?

I live about 4 hours from my girl. My wife and I go visit her and use carry-on luggage to take our stuff. So I'm not sure what your question is about. Are you saying you have no carry-on luggage and want a recommendation? I have an E-bags TLS Motherlode backpack version. I saw it recommended on bog...
by Keepcalm
Tue Jan 15, 2019 7:19 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Using carry-on for traveling locally?
Replies: 22
Views: 1608

Using carry-on for traveling locally?

So I live about 45min from my girl and I will often spend 2 days or so there each week. I like to bring a variety of clothing incase we find ourselves going out to diner or out for a hike. I also have a DSLR with a pretty good size telephoto 100-400 lens I carry around along with a 24-70. I was thin...
by Keepcalm
Tue Jan 15, 2019 10:04 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Taking expensive DSLR on kayak?
Replies: 41
Views: 2040

Re: Taking expensive DSLR on kayak?

Handheld..next time might try a monopod. Any feedback on a monopod and its usefulness vs handheld would be great! It has 3 stages of IS and its going to be a learning curve in itself using this lens. They may be most useful for something like shooting a sports event where you will be standing in on...
by Keepcalm
Mon Jan 14, 2019 4:42 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Taking expensive DSLR on kayak?
Replies: 41
Views: 2040

Re: Taking expensive DSLR on kayak?

Tried my 100-400 out for the first time today. Decided to stay on land. Here are a few shots! Handheld..next time might try a monopod. Any feedback on a monopod and its usefulness vs handheld would be great! It has 3 stages of IS and its going to be a learning curve in itself using this lens. https:...
by Keepcalm
Mon Jan 14, 2019 7:22 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Taking expensive DSLR on kayak?
Replies: 41
Views: 2040

Re: Taking expensive DSLR on kayak?

call it fate possibly but the tour had to be rescheduled on their end. maybe I was bound to end up capsized and staring at the snout of a gator today. so I guess thank you for the feedback but I will not be going =\ instead I will try out my new 100-400 (newest beta II) today on some bird in flights...
by Keepcalm
Sun Jan 13, 2019 6:03 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Taking expensive DSLR on kayak?
Replies: 41
Views: 2040

Re: Taking expensive DSLR on kayak?

Have you ever tried to balance yourself with that camera and lens combo up at your face? If so, then yes, I'd take it. The combo isn't waterproof, but it is "weather resistant". It would probably survive a quick dunk in water. And you will want the longer lens in that situation, IMO. No most Im use...
by Keepcalm
Sun Jan 13, 2019 5:58 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Taking expensive DSLR on kayak?
Replies: 41
Views: 2040

Re: Taking expensive DSLR on kayak?

livesoft wrote:
Sun Jan 13, 2019 5:55 pm
No, I would not. I would bring my G5X and carry it in a dry bag or Pelican case.
I was feeling the same...but I have received comments before about buying it and not using it. Sometimes the best pictures require you to put your equipment in potential harms way mind set.
by Keepcalm
Sun Jan 13, 2019 5:42 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Taking expensive DSLR on kayak?
Replies: 41
Views: 2040

Taking expensive DSLR on kayak?

So, I grew up on a lake. I am just fine in a kayak. However I have never kayaked with a Canon 5DIV and a 100-400 II.... With that said, what is the point of having this caliber of equipment if your not going to use it? I am going on a kayak tour down the Myakka River in FL tomorrow. Should be a lot ...
by Keepcalm
Sat Jan 12, 2019 10:20 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Duffel Bag vs Wheeled Stand Up traveling
Replies: 78
Views: 3730

Re: Duffel Bag vs Wheeled Stand Up traveling

Talking to a guy who commutes to Asia multiple times a month for work. He said something that caught my attention. He said that die hard commuters are starting to trend towards duffel bags and look at traditional carryons as "stone age". Has anyone seen any validity to this? I stopped using my whee...
by Keepcalm
Sat Jan 12, 2019 10:14 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Duffel Bag vs Wheeled Stand Up traveling
Replies: 78
Views: 3730

Duffel Bag vs Wheeled Stand Up traveling

Talking to a guy who commutes to Asia multiple times a month for work. He said something that caught my attention. He said that die hard commuters are starting to trend towards duffel bags and look at traditional carryons as "stone age".

Has anyone seen any validity to this?
by Keepcalm
Tue Jan 08, 2019 11:31 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Expensive DSLR through airport security
Replies: 45
Views: 3026

Re: Expensive DSLR through airport security

You're completely missing the point. the scanners aren't an issue and nobody cares about your DSLR. You can leave in your bag. About half an hour later, somebody is going to take that bag containing your DSLR and toss it down a 15ft plastic ramp, and it's going to land on concrete. And then it's go...
by Keepcalm
Tue Jan 08, 2019 6:06 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Expensive DSLR through airport security
Replies: 45
Views: 3026

Expensive DSLR through airport security

I am bringing my Canon 5D Mark IV with a 24-70 2.8 II attached in my carryon. Thats roughly 5K worth of gear. Are they still requiring passengers put DSLR's in a separate bin for security? I know laptops still need to be seperated. Something about wheeling that thing through in plain site worries me...
by Keepcalm
Mon Jan 07, 2019 11:21 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Engineer Co-op question
Replies: 14
Views: 905

Engineer Co-op question

M.E student with prior background in Testing & Evaluation for multiple companies. I worked with engineers on problem solving through prototype in the firearms industry (I am 32). I am also a former Marine. My GPA sits at 3.3 and I have completed all general education along with Chem I, Solid Modelin...
by Keepcalm
Mon Jan 07, 2019 8:14 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: 30's couple FL vacation
Replies: 11
Views: 671

Re: 30's couple FL vacation

Question on the kayak tours. My S.O was a little curious/nervous on how the gator situation is when on a kayak. Of course being in their environment and also so low to the water in a kayak I am also a little curious.

Isn't it coming up on mating season as well? Agression?
by Keepcalm
Mon Jan 07, 2019 2:39 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: 30's couple FL vacation
Replies: 11
Views: 671

30's couple FL vacation

We have a place to stay in Sarasota free of charge. We are debating on whether we should make use of this and stick to that area, or to take a few days to travel over to Miami and then down to Key West. We are in FL for 7 days, if need be we could extend the trip with an airline fee. My thought was ...
by Keepcalm
Sat Jan 05, 2019 6:09 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Side gig lens rentals? [camera lens]
Replies: 10
Views: 1001

Side gig lens rentals? [camera lens]

Weekly rental of certain lenses most would love to utilize for a vacation but not fork the 2k+ out for retail?

Market rate seems to be 100/week for something such as the 70-200 Canon

so you spend say 6-10k on higher end lenses and rent each for 100/week.

thoughts?
by Keepcalm
Sat Jan 05, 2019 3:04 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Carryon for 7-day FL vacation?
Replies: 63
Views: 2596

Re: Carryon for 7-day FL vacation?

Bulkiest things are DSLR + Zoom Lens & my French Press.
by Keepcalm
Sat Jan 05, 2019 2:18 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Carryon for 7-day FL vacation?
Replies: 63
Views: 2596

Carryon for 7-day FL vacation?

Am I dreaming to think I can get away with a carryon?
by Keepcalm
Thu Jan 03, 2019 2:55 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Canon 100-400 zoom lens
Replies: 29
Views: 1137

Re: Canon 100-400 zoom lens

Vacations and street. I also hike a lot and the terrain here is high..alot of 4k+ footers so when your up top taking snaps with a 24-70 can be unsatisfying... let me rephrase that.....its a lot of elevation gain....you normally start at 1200 feet around here for the 4k+ footers. so your going above ...
by Keepcalm
Thu Jan 03, 2019 2:49 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Canon 100-400 zoom lens
Replies: 29
Views: 1137

Re: Canon 100-400 zoom lens

the 50 is a 1.2 and its a FF 5DIV
by Keepcalm
Thu Jan 03, 2019 2:22 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Canon 100-400 zoom lens
Replies: 29
Views: 1137

Re: Canon 100-400 zoom lens

Heres a question...

aside from not having a telephoto....are my basis covered with the 50 and the 24-70?

maybe I don't need anything else?
by Keepcalm
Wed Jan 02, 2019 10:58 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Sarasota -> Key West Road Trip
Replies: 6
Views: 465

Sarasota -> Key West Road Trip

Will be doing this soon, any recommendations of places to stop along the way?

It has us (S.O and I) heading south to Naples, east through alligator alley, then south once you hit Miami.

Appreciate any advice, thanks!
by Keepcalm
Tue Jan 01, 2019 5:44 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Favorite Purchase of 2018?
Replies: 255
Views: 19506

Re: Favorite Purchase of 2018?

My new to me 2016 Audi S4 last month. So fun to drive.
by Keepcalm
Tue Jan 01, 2019 5:35 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Canon 100-400 zoom lens
Replies: 29
Views: 1137

Re: Canon 100-400 zoom lens

I have a 24-70 II and a 50mm and I have been itching to find an excuse to pick up the 100-400 zoom lens. I shoot as a hobby with a 5DIV and wanted to hear how nice the addition of a zoom lens of this caliber was as an addition to ones arsenal. As far as missing out on shots, I know I have missed ou...
by Keepcalm
Tue Jan 01, 2019 5:20 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Shoes to wear with jeans to the office?
Replies: 87
Views: 5604

Re: Shoes to wear with jeans to the office?

if you go with dark denim jeans you will be surprised in what you can dress down. I wear a pair of brown Bostonian Flexlites with dark denim jeans often.

I will also go with a pair of Clark Vanek's as well.
by Keepcalm
Tue Jan 01, 2019 4:56 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Canon 100-400 zoom lens
Replies: 29
Views: 1137

Canon 100-400 zoom lens

I have a 24-70 II and a 50mm and I have been itching to find an excuse to pick up the 100-400 zoom lens. I shoot as a hobby with a 5DIV and wanted to hear how nice the addition of a zoom lens of this caliber was as an addition to ones arsenal. As far as missing out on shots, I know I have missed out...
by Keepcalm
Wed Dec 26, 2018 8:44 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Dual coffee/espresso makers
Replies: 17
Views: 1369

Re: Dual coffee/espresso makers

never mind...next time ill read the entire post haha.
by Keepcalm
Wed Dec 26, 2018 8:42 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: That Extravagant Thing You Do
Replies: 407
Views: 58179

Re: That Extravagant Thing You Do

'16 Audi S4

Canada Goose Jacket
by Keepcalm
Wed Dec 26, 2018 8:39 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What common everyday inconvenience have you intentionally suffered for frugality?
Replies: 152
Views: 9308

Re: What common everyday inconvenience have you intentionally suffered for frugality?

never understood this.

if you have the financial staples in order, hell you can hit Starbucks every morning and be just fine.

life is too short to pinch frugality like that.
by Keepcalm
Sat Dec 15, 2018 2:53 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Audi S4 vs S3
Replies: 36
Views: 2290

Re: Audi S4 vs S3

Ended up with an 2016 S4 certified pre owned has 43k on it. Audi changed their CPO program, now instead of 2 years 50k (whichever comes first) it is 1 year unlimited miles with the option to extend it to 2 years unlimited for 3290 or 3 years for 4930....interested in hearing opinions and thoughts on...
by Keepcalm
Thu Dec 13, 2018 9:53 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Audi S4 vs S3
Replies: 36
Views: 2290

Re: Audi S4 vs S3

thoughts on 335i or 340i?

love the front face once you go below the headlights.
by Keepcalm
Thu Dec 13, 2018 8:08 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Audi S4 vs S3
Replies: 36
Views: 2290

Re: Audi S4 vs S3

Do you have kids? What kind of car do you have now? No kids, but doesn’t that almost look tacky for an Audi? Not at all. I have two car seats in my S4. So do a lot of others that drive S4’s. Four-door sleeper car with all wheel drive is literally the car most guys with kids dream of. At least those...
by Keepcalm
Thu Dec 13, 2018 7:54 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Audi S4 vs S3
Replies: 36
Views: 2290

Re: Audi S4 vs S3

gac1979 wrote:
Thu Dec 13, 2018 7:53 pm
Do you have kids? What kind of car do you have now?
No kids, but doesn’t that almost look tacky for an Audi?
by Keepcalm
Thu Dec 13, 2018 7:41 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Audi S4 vs S3
Replies: 36
Views: 2290

Re: Audi S4 vs S3

https://i.ibb.co/M5T4Kpb/0-D7-AD6-B2-F809-4-A55-8-B6-D-BF2-F9911-B275.jpg https://i.ibb.co/QNZ2CRZ/F82-DCBF6-4-A59-465-C-AED2-88-AC1-BD2-B682.jpg https://i.ibb.co/YPTGnq8/B4952-C20-F6-CE-4-EBE-A985-87-E5-C4-F50-A95.jpg https://i.ibb.co/xSh5zpS/16-B63-B32-B79-C-4-EDE-B0-E5-E088-ED712153.jpg https://...
by Keepcalm
Thu Dec 13, 2018 7:19 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Audi S4 vs S3
Replies: 36
Views: 2290

Audi S4 vs S3

The S3 has a wild side to it that attracts me. However the S4 is such a sleek timeless classy car.

Does anyone have any experience with either? If so insight is appreciated.

Cheers!
by Keepcalm
Thu Nov 29, 2018 6:06 pm
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Explain to me what bonds are.
Replies: 15
Views: 1378

Re: Explain to me what bonds are.

covalent or ionic?
by Keepcalm
Thu Nov 29, 2018 2:50 pm
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Marijuana [Stock]
Replies: 50
Views: 4666

Re: Marijuana [Stock]

thank you all for the input...and a few laughs.
by Keepcalm
Wed Nov 28, 2018 6:45 am
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Marijuana [Stock]
Replies: 50
Views: 4666

Re: Marijuana

Isn’t this an investment help sub forum? I’m just asking if there are even options right now to publicly invest.
by Keepcalm
Wed Nov 28, 2018 6:36 am
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Marijuana [Stock]
Replies: 50
Views: 4666

Marijuana [Stock]

I want to invest in marijuana but do not know where to start are there even stocks related
by Keepcalm
Mon Nov 26, 2018 9:22 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Worst investing year ever....
Replies: 103
Views: 17484

Re: Worst investing year ever....

Wouldn’t the glass half full reaction be “ I bought at a discount this year.” ?
by Keepcalm
Sun Nov 25, 2018 1:59 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Destroying my lease mileage
Replies: 26
Views: 2621

Re: Destroying my lease mileage

stimulacra wrote:
Sun Nov 25, 2018 1:52 pm
Is it possible to buy a 10 year old beater car to put the miles on?
I was beginning to think in this direction. Going to look around for sure.

The truck is nice to have in the Northeast winters. It is a RAM 1500 Express ('18).
by Keepcalm
Sun Nov 25, 2018 1:19 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Destroying my lease mileage
Replies: 26
Views: 2621

Destroying my lease mileage

6 months into lease I changed jobs, commute changed. Also ended up going back to school part time. This was unseen and unplanned. This exponentially ramped up my daily miles and I am going to be in trouble with my 36k/3 year lease that I am only a year into. Has anyone ever traded in a lease towards...
by Keepcalm
Sun Nov 25, 2018 1:14 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Pairing Quicken with YNAB
Replies: 1
Views: 240

Pairing Quicken with YNAB

Dedicated or ridiculous?

I want to, but I feel like one of the programs should do it all for me and unfortunately Quickens budget feature is inferior to YNAB however everything else about YNAB is inferior to Quicken.
by Keepcalm
Tue Nov 20, 2018 7:36 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: How do Bogleheads buy cars?
Replies: 89
Views: 12773

Re: How do Bogleheads buy cars?

If you do not drive a decade old Camry you will be tarred and feathered.
by Keepcalm
Sat Nov 17, 2018 8:31 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Need advice on (2) jackets.
Replies: 32
Views: 2620

Re: Need advice on (2) jackets.

Returned the Canada Goose. Holding onto the Brooks Brothers wool overcoat, which was 380.00 marked down to 250.00. Thanks for the insight, it is a bit ridiculous to spend 950.00 on a status symbol. I do not believe a jacket like that is necessary when your just going from your home to your car, then...
by Keepcalm
Sat Nov 17, 2018 9:22 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: vacation in Maine, New Hampshire
Replies: 9
Views: 1003

Re: vacation in Maine, New Hampshire

Pittsburg, NH hands down. Most northern town in NH, borders Canada. Snowmobile trail heaven, multiple lakes, a very scenic river, moose and deer among all kinds of other wild life. Plenty of cabins to stay in up there. If you stay in NH you avoid sales tax. However, there is one place in Maine that ...
by Keepcalm
Fri Nov 16, 2018 11:26 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Need advice on (2) jackets.
Replies: 32
Views: 2620

Re: Need advice on (2) jackets.

I live in Wisconsin. It gets kinda cold here in the winter. I walk my dog at 5.30 am regardless of the weather. I have a $100 lands end jacket. You just have to learn to layer yourself well. What you really need is a good hat with fleece lining, ear muffs and $40 hunting gloves from Cabelas. Long j...
by Keepcalm
Fri Nov 16, 2018 10:39 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Need advice on (2) jackets.
Replies: 32
Views: 2620

Re: Need advice on (2) jackets.

well I came back with (2) coats tonight...wool for quick trips in and out of car and the Canada goose for prolong stays outside in the city. Brooks Brothers Wool Coat https://brooksbrothers.scene7.com/is/image/BrooksBrothers/ML00191_BLACK?$bbproductimages$ Canada goose Langford http://www.lejaboulay...