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    Quote Originally Posted by Jeff Lebowski View Post
    Sweet Jesus, they don't even have Dole Whip.
    For as sour as Dole Whip is, surprising amount of sugar in there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by creekster View Post
    Thanks for the info, but having done bavaria already a few times, we are planning to go north.
    It is an entirely different flavor. Koeln is a great city. I served seven months there and then revisited in 2009. Berlin is also wonderful with so much history right there.
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    Who are the scuba divers?

    If so, have you done any dives in the Galapagos?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Topper View Post
    Who are the scuba divers?

    If so, have you done any dives in the Galapagos?
    I dive, but haven't done Galapagos. Maybe you could adopt me?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Topper View Post
    Who are the scuba divers?

    If so, have you done any dives in the Galapagos?
    Quote Originally Posted by mtnbiker View Post
    I dive, but haven't done Galapagos. Maybe you could adopt me?
    Such a trip should require official photographic documentation. Adoptee #2?

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    Quote Originally Posted by swampfrog View Post
    Such a trip should require official photographic documentation. Adoptee #2?
    Come join us December 4th and beyond. We need guides and photographic assistance.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Topper View Post
    Come join us December 4th and beyond. We need guides and photographic assistance.
    Wish that was an option, would love to get there some day...don't have time or money this year.

    A little advice:

    Canon -- rent the 100-400mm f/4-5.6L IS USM or 70-200mm
    Nikon -- rent the 200-500 or 70-200mm

    Rent the longer lenses only if you're interested in close up of birds. My understanding is most everything is super tame and will let you get quite close.

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    Quote Originally Posted by swampfrog View Post
    Wish that was an option, would love to get there some day...don't have time or money this year.

    A little advice:

    Canon -- rent the 100-400mm f/4-5.6L IS USM or 70-200mm
    Nikon -- rent the 200-500 or 70-200mm

    Rent the longer lenses only if you're interested in close up of birds. My understanding is most everything is super tame and will let you get quite close.
    What should I get for underwater? My wife has the camera bug for birds and other above water wildlife. We used points and saved a lot so it won't cost much. Most people could afford what little we spend.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jeff Lebowski View Post
    It is funny to me that my comment has stirred up some many responses. You keep missing my point, so I will stop trying to explain it. Carry on.

    And Lol @ you folks living in Vegas. I guess a comparison to Vegas is seen as a real insult!
    Ahem, I believe that my comment was what actually stirred up the responses. My comment:

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    prompted you to respond with your Vegas analogy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Topper View Post
    What should I get for underwater? My wife has the camera bug for birds and other above water wildlife. We used points and saved a lot so it won't cost much. Most people could afford what little we spend.
    Olympus TG-6 is what I've read the most good things about for an advanced point and shoot. DSLR underwater housings are expensive. Never used either, but most reviews of the TG-6 are very positive.

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    Quote Originally Posted by swampfrog View Post
    Olympus TG-6 is what I've read the most good things about for an advanced point and shoot. DSLR underwater housings are expensive. Never used either, but most reviews of the TG-6 are very positive.
    I see it only goes down to fifty feet. Are you aware of one that could allow one to go deeper?

    Do you know anything about these cameras?

    https://www.sportdiver.com/four-easy...rwater-cameras
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    Quote Originally Posted by Topper View Post
    I see it only goes down to fifty feet. Are you aware of one that could allow one to go deeper?

    Do you know anything about these cameras?

    https://www.sportdiver.com/four-easy...rwater-cameras
    Not anything I've ever looked into. If I were ever to take up such a thing, I would invest in the housing for my 7D mkII, which would take a bit of research first.

    That's the first I've seen of any of the four. Not my area of interest so far.

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    Apparently there is an underwater housing module for the Olympus, but might be hard to justify unless other trips are planned. Improves to 150 meters.

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    If you're swampfrog-level serious about it, you'll want to have outrigger strobes like this guy. scuba camera rig - bruce argyle.jpg

    Otherwise any strobe near the camera lens will just capture a lot of backscatter from all the suspended particles in the water. During the day you don't necessarily need a strobe, but it brings out the colors better.
    IMG_0479 shark backscatter.jpg

    With sidelight, you can capture much better pictures, such as these from a night dive (and even then, you get a lot of backscatter).
    IMG_0493 sculpin.jpg
    scuba lobster.jpg

    Of course, video is a blast, too.
    https://drive.google.com/open?id=1DR...X-yrMN0IhCjY7X

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    Cool. You may come and show me how to do that all.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jeff Lebowski View Post
    Years ago my wife and I were in Munich, Germany and it happened to be Oktoberfest so we went over the park and took in the spectacle. People were super friendly of course, and we had to turn down a lot of beer. One of the Germans asked, "How do you like our Bavarian Disneyland?"
    Ummmm, I've been to Munich. It's nothing like Disneyland.

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    Quote Originally Posted by myboynoah View Post
    Ummmm, I've been to Munich. It's nothing like Disneyland.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Topper View Post
    Cool. You may come and show me how to do that all.
    Galapagos, huh? Only if you promise to not drone on about Darwin, evolution, etc. I've had about enough of that in the other thread.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jeff Lebowski View Post
    They need to be corrected! These improper analogies shall not stand, man.
    You really do have a hard time letting go.
    PLesa excuse the tpyos.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mtnbiker View Post
    Galapagos, huh? Only if you promise to not drone on about Darwin, evolution, etc. I've had about enough of that in the other thread.
    You can ignore the wildlife then.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Katy Lied View Post
    For as sour as Dole Whip is, surprising amount of sugar in there.
    You're surprised at how much sugar is found in an overpriced pineapple ice cream dessert treat served at an amusement park?

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    Quote Originally Posted by YOhio View Post
    You're surprised at how much sugar is found in an overpriced pineapple ice cream dessert treat served at an amusement park?
    I think the price is pretty reasonable.
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