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  1. don't want a fisheye. Want the photo to look as good as if it were your own eyes.
    Figured if I am going to spend the money I might as well get a zoom and get the most out of it.
    Don't see that much difference in cost unless I am looking in the wrong place.
    Have a fixed 24mm now. Only because I bought it DIRT CHEAP!

  2. Would like a single element lens to keep this from happening again. Our DZ is only 4 miles from lake Ontario so we have a lot of moisture. Have the silver Sony .6X now. Bought this when we had a Otter. Now down to Cessna so the exit is a little tighter. This lens is for a Sony DCR-HC90.
    I have a Royal .3x for my Sony PC-109 side mount I use for coach jumps. Was just wondering if there was anything I was missing?

  3. How good or bad would these 2 unit fit into the requirements you provided.

    If you want advanced digital entertainment coupled with leading-edge mobile performance and communication features, the HP Pavilion dv6500t Notebook PC delivers! Its highlights: a 15.4" Brightview display and a dazzling new high-gloss design.
    Powerful processor
    The Intel Celeron M processor is designed specifically for mobile computing, featuring a 1MB L2 cache and a 533 MHz front side bus. It delivers a balanced level of performance needed for basic applications, while providing exceptional value.
    Sleek look, simple controls
    The dv6500t features a new notebook finish: a high-gloss, black resin with an inlaid "Radiance" pattern. The exterior is amazingly sturdy and is designed to survive rough handling at places such as airport security checkpoints. In addition, you can control the volume and launch buttons by simply tapping or swiping your finger across a strip on the keyboard.
    Made for entertainment
    This notebook's 15.4" high-definition widescreen facilitates viewing; the BrightView option provides a higher contrast ratio and better viewing with DVD movies and games. The Intel Graphics Media Accelerator X3100 graphics card with up to 358MB of shared video memory delivers best-in-class video for games and multimedia. You also get high-quality sound from integrated Altec Lansing stereo speakers, plus two stereo headphone jacks (one of which is S/PDIF capable) which enables connection to your surround sound audio system.
    Ideal for music, photos, and video
    The Pavilion dv6500t features HP QuickPlay, which launches DVDs, music, and photos without booting up the system. Transfer photos from your digital camera to the dv6500t via the 5-in-1 digital media card reader, then use HP Photosmart Premier software to help with photo editing, printing, organizing, sharing, and storing. You can turn pictures into movies, edit video, and create CDs and DVDs.
    Easy connections
    The HP xb3000 Notebook Expansion Base (sold separately) connects your dv6500t to peripherals, including a monitor if you want a desktop experience. You also get an integrated 10/100/1000 Gigabit Ethernet (RJ-45 connector), three USB 2.0, a 5-in-1 digital media card reader, an ExpressCard/54 slot, a modem (RJ-11), an IEEE 1394 FireWire, an S-Video, and a consumer IR. You also get Intel Pro/Wireless WLAN with optional Bluetooth.
    graphics features
    The new Intel Graphics Media Accelerator X3100 offers enhanced 3D features such as Shader Model 3.0 and Intel Clear Video Technology for an enhanced home theater digital entertainment experience. Intel GMA X3100 supports Intel Dynamic Video Memory Technology 4.0 allowing for up to 358MB of system memory being allocated to the graphics engine to maximum system performance. The Intel GMA X3100 is Microsoft Windows Vista Premium capable to take advantage of the latest consumer applications. Shared video memory (UMA) uses part of the total system memory for video performance.
    specifications
    PROCESSOR
    Intel Celeron M Processor 530 (1.73GHz/1MB L2 Cache)
    MEMORY
    2GB DDR2 SDRAM (2x1024MB)
    HARD DRIVE
    80GB 5400 RPM SATA Hard Drive
    DISPLAY
    15.4" WXGA BrightView Widescreen (1280x800)
    MULTIMEDIA DRIVE
    Super Multi 8X DVD+/-R/RW w/Double Layer Support
    VIDEO GRAPHICS
    Intel Graphics Media Accelerator X3100
    DIGITAL MEDIA
    5-in-1 media card reader
    COMMUNICATION
    802.11b/g WLAN
    KEYBOARD
    Full-Size
    POINTING DEVICE
    Touchpad with dedicated vertical scroll up/down pad
    DIMENSIONS
    14.05" (L) x 10.12" (W) x 1" (min H)/1.69" (max H)
    WEIGHT
    6.14 lbs.
    PC CARD SLOTS
    ExpressCard/54 slot (also supports ExpressCard/34)
    EXTERNAL PORTS
    Expansion Port 3 connector
    Three USB 2.0
    IEEE 1394 Firewire port
    S-video TV-out
    Integrated Consumer IR (remote control receiver)
    Two headphones out
    Microphone in
    RJ-11 (modem)
    RJ-45 (LAN)
    VGA port
    SOUND
    Integrated Altec Lansing stereo speakers
    POWER
    Standard Lithium-Ion battery
    OPERATING SYSTEM
    Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium
    SOFTWARE
    HP PhotoSmart Premier
    RealRhapsody
    Muvee AutoProducer Basic Edition
    Adobe Acrobat Reader
    Microsoft Works
    Microsoft Money
    Microsoft Windows Media Player
    HP Games Powered by Wild Tangent
    Intuit Quicken New User Edition
    Sonic Digital Media Plus
    HP QuickPlay
    HPCTO5

    OR-

    Pavalion DV9500D
    Offering the latest in multitasking and multimedia, the dv9500z is a desktop-replacement-level entertainment powerhouse. It's also packed with innovative features and sports a cool new "Radiance" finish.
    The power of two
    The dv9500z features the latest AMD Turion 64 X2 Mobile processor for improved system performance when running multimedia applications at the same time. AMD processors also supply enhanced virus protection as well as PowerNow! for longer battery life. The dv9500z also supports dual hard drives, so you have plenty of room for digital treasures.
    Elegant and functional
    The dv9500z features a new notebook finish: a high-gloss, black resin with an inlaid "Radiance" pattern. The exterior is amazingly sturdy and is designed to survive rough handling at places such as airport security checkpoints. It also has a full-sized keyboard with separate numeric keypad; volume and launch buttons are controlled by simply tapping or swiping your finger across a strip on the keyboard.
    Luxurious digital entertainment
    An NVIDIA GeForce Go 7150M graphics card with NVIDIA PureVideo technology will bring you first-rate games and multimedia. A 17" high-definition widescreen with BrightView technology provides you with a home theater-like viewing experience. You also get high-quality sound from integrated Altec Lansing stereo speakers, plus you get two stereo headphone jacks (one of which is S/PDIF capable) which enables connection to your surround sound audio system.
    Ideal for music, photos, and video
    The Pavilion dv9500z features HP QuickPlay, which launches DVDs, music, and photos without booting up the system. Transfer photos from your digital camera to the dv9500z via the 5-in-1 digital media card reader, then use HP Photosmart Premier software to help with photo editing, printing, organizing, sharing, and storing. You can turn pictures into movies, edit video, and create CDs and DVDs.
    Equipped for video chats
    Stay in touch with friends and family using the integrated, low-light VGA webcam and two omni-directional microphones. Use the webcam with an instant messaging application to have a live chat with people who have an internet connection anywhere in the world. Or use a video application to capture video for playback later. You can even use the webcam to take still pictures and e-mail them to friends. The integrated microphone also supports VOIP applications.
    Plentiful connections
    The HP xb3000 Notebook Expansion Base (sold separately) connects your dv9500z to peripherals, including a monitor if you want a desktop experience. You get an integrated 10/100/1000 Gigabit Ethernet (RJ-45 connector), four USB 2.0, a 5-in-1 digital media card reader, an ExpressCard/54 slot, a modem (RJ-11), an IEEE 1394 FireWire, an S-Video, and a consumer IR. You also get 802.11b/g wireless LAN with optional Bluetooth.
    graphics features
    NVIDIA's GeForce Go 7150M combines with NVIDIA nForce 630M to create a notebook motherboard GPU on a single chip. It is designed to support the graphic and audio capabilities of today's popular games and media on a single chip solution. NVIDIA has taken the two chips used in the older dv2000/dv6000/dv9000 products, combined them into one, and added some more memory buffering. This implementation makes it possible to see an improvement in performance and battery life. Included in this graphics solution are the following: NVIDIA PureVideo technology which provides enhanced picture clarity and images will appear more life-like, NVIDIA DisplayCache technology which helps to manage graphics performance to extend typical battery life and NVIDIA PowerMizer SX technology which helps you enjoy excellent HD audio, storage and communications performance without sacrificing battery life. DISCLAIMERS: System memory dedicated to video performance is not available for other use by other programs. Note - this disclaimer affects system memory and Graphics. Battery life will vary depending on the product model, configuration, loaded applications, features, and power management settings.
    specifications
    PROCESSOR
    AMD Turion 64 X2 Dual-Core TL-62 (2.1GHz/1MB L2 Cache)
    MEMORY
    2GB DDR2 SDRAM (2x1024MB)
    HARD DRIVE
    160GB 5400 RPM SATA Hard Drive
    DISPLAY
    17.0" WXGA BrightView Wide Viewing (1440x900)
    MULTIMEDIA DRIVE
    LightScribe Super Multi 8X DVD+/-RW w/Double Layer
    VIDEO GRAPHICS
    NVIDIA GeForce Go 7150M w/ Webcam
    DIGITAL MEDIA
    5-in-1 media card reader
    COMMUNICATION
    802.11b/g WLAN and Bluetooth
    KEYBOARD
    Full-Size with Number Pad
    POINTING DEVICE
    Touchpad with dedicated vertical scroll up/down pad
    DIMENSIONS
    15.6" (L) x 11.22" (W) x 1.56" (H)
    WEIGHT
    7.7 lbs.
    PC CARD SLOTS
    ExpressCard/54 slot (also supports ExpressCard/34)
    EXTERNAL PORTS
    Expansion Port 3 connector
    Four USB 2.0
    IEEE 1394 Firewire port
    S-video TV-out
    Integrated Consumer IR (remote control receiver)
    Two headphones out
    Microphone in
    RJ-11 (modem)
    RJ-45 (LAN)
    VGA port
    SOUND
    Integrated Altec Lansing stereo speakers
    POWER
    Standard Lithium-Ion battery
    OPERATING SYSTEM
    Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium
    SOFTWARE
    HP PhotoSmart Premier
    RealRhapsody
    Muvee AutoProducer Basic Edition
    Adobe Acrobat Reader
    Microsoft Works
    Microsoft Windows Media Player
    HP Games Powered by Wild Tangent
    Intuit Quicken New User Edition
    Roxio Creator Basic Edition
    HP QuickPlay
    HPCTO5



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    Look for these accessories and more to go with your Portable Computer!
    Warranty
    90 days from HP
    Package Contents
    Laptop, Power Adapter and Rechargeable Battery

    I know it is a lot to ask but I have very little knowledge of these things so why not just ask the question.

    You are welcome to ignore it also!

    Thank You for your time!!

  4. After making about 1000 paid tandem videos using copyrighted music ( that statement is off the record ) two cd players, a JVC video processor and a Panasonic mx-12 with about a hundred wires all knotted up I think I may be ready for computer editing.
    I am starting from scratch with vary little computer editing experience.
    I would like to get a laptop with it's primary function being just this. Anything else I use it for would be a bonus.
    Any input on Computer, software, music and anything else I am not thinking of.
    I am currently using a HC-90 and a Rebel XT for tandems. A 109 for everything else.
    We all had to start somewhere.
    This post is my start.

  5. I have to agree with everyone here. We are a small DZ still using CR songs. It's a pain in the [email protected] and I would like to get away from it. Any more sugestions for sites to fine good music would be appreciated.
    With the ability of home computer video editing does anyone offer the student raw footage to edit themselves?
    What if they were to edit or re-edit the video then place on the web with cr music??

  6. I am looking for a simple (cheap) editing board with two RCA music audio imputs. one audio video imput for the camera and one output to record. Simpley put I just want to overlap music with two audio soursed and edit with the camera.:S

    How about it pat?

  7. I am looking to purchase a portable memory card reader combo so the students can take a disc home with thair video. I used shutterfly pro last year and barely made my money back for the cost.

    I am current looking at the Apacer Disc Steno CP200.

    I usually shoot around 35 shots on a tandem jump with my Rebel XT.

    Any sugestions please!

  8. I hate to do it but after about a 1000 jump the old Sony Digital 8 Handycam is starting to act up. I'm looking at the HC32 to replace her. Just about all I do is tandem videos. Any Imput? I also would like to go with just a little wider lens. The old girl has a 0.5x on her. Again, any imput.

    Finally got the new Rebel xt mounted last week. WOW!