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  1. Anybody else experience this camera?

    I have one, it's a great camera. Do you have steady hands? If not I recommend getting IS lenses. They help in all sorts of light, but really come in handy in darker situations. For a strong zoom go for Canon's 70-300 f4.5-5.6 IS, B&H in NYC has it for $600 or less. It's not an L series (pro lens), but it has several elements of the pro series, namely an ultra low dispersant glass element (UD). Generally this kind of glass is reserved for their L-series lenses. The better glass makes the 70-300 sharp as a tack and the IS really helps hand-hold shots at 300mm. If you want an all-purpose quality lens, Canon also makes a 24-105 f/4 IS. It's an L series lens so it does cost more, but it's well worth it. The lens is weather sealed and is very very well built with excellent optics. You'll pay for it though, ~$1100. I have both and am trying to get rid of my other non-Canon lenses because I simply don't use them anymore, the 70-300 and 24-105 cover every range I ever need to shoot.

    Here's a good site with bench tests for many lenses:


    ps, If you're interested, make sure you get the 70-300, NOT the 75-300, it's a prior generation and not as good.

  2. The article said 'probably three to five years away from widespread use of so-called "loss-less" compression schemes'. Keyword widespread, as in people will wake up and ditch mp3 for flac when storage and bandwith are no longer concerns. Effectively, once portable devices can hold a few hundred gigs or a terabyte, there's no reason to use lossy codecs anymore. As it stands now I have about 550 albums compressed in a mix of flac and monkeys audio and they take up around 177 gig. 250 gig drives are about $70 nowadays, it makes lossless a no-brainer for the desktop. IF, of course, you care about sound quality. I'd venture to say most people from 15-30 nowadays do not. It is all about convenience for those folks, until they get bit by the audiophile bug. We're on the verge, in 3-5 years time we'll easily have 1 terabyte 1.8" drives, and the 1TB PC harddrives of today will cost $70 or less like 250 gig drives do now. Yay for advances in technology. :drinks:

  3. BT - Rare and Remixed

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    Disc 1

    1. Remember (ESCM 12in Mix) - BT

    2. Forbidden Fruit (BT & PvD's Food Of Love Mix) - Paul Van Dyk

    3. Transway - Dharma

    4. Shame (Way Out West Mix) - BT

    5. Not Over Yet (BT's Spirit Of Grace) - Grace

    6. Let There Be Light (BT Mix) - Mike Oldfield

    7. Anomaly-Calling Your Name - Taylor

    8. I'm Alive (BT & Sasha Mix) - Seal

    9. Heart Of Imagination - Sasha/BT

    10. The Dream - Prana

    11. Reality - Cassa De X

    Disc 2

    1. Sunblind - BT

    2. Smartbomb (Plump DJs Mix) - BT

    3. Fibonacci Sequence - BT

    4. The Hip Hop Phenomenon - Tsunami One/BT

    5. Godspeed (Hybrid Mix) - BT

    6. Dreaming (Science Dept.'s Friend And Family Mix) - BT

    7. Blue Skies - BT

    8. Never Gonna Come Back Down (Timo Maas Mix) - BT

    9. Run To You (BT Vs. PvD Mix) - Dina Carrol

    10. I Love You (BT Mix) - Sara McLachlan

    11. Flaming June - BT

  4. Nuove Musiche

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    1. Arpeggiata Addio

    2. Passacaglia Antica I

    3. Passacaglia Andaluz I

    4. Passacaglia Antica II

    5. Passacaglia Cromatica

    6. Passacaglia Antica III

    7. Passacaglia Cantus Firmus

    8. Passacaglia Caltica

    9. Passacaglia Spontanea

    10. Passacaglia Andaluz II

    11. Toccata

    12. Passacaglia Cantata

    13. Corrente

    14. Corrente

    15. Toccata

    16. Ciaccona

    17. Toccata Cromatica

  5. Henry Arland - Ambiente

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    1. My Romance

    2. Crazy

    3. Plaisir d'amour

    4. Was ich dir sagen will

    5. La vie en rose

    6. Autumn Leaves

    7. Moon River

    8. Without You

    9. Tenderly

    10. Illusionen

    11. My Way

    12. Sag ihr, ich lass sie grüßen

    13. Sail Along, Silv'ry Moon

    14. Der Traum vom Fliegen

    15. Somewhere Over The Rainbow

    16. Midnight In Berlin

    Another artist found indirectly via the Mercedes Benz mixed-tape series.

  6. Goya Project - Ambiances 1

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    Um a Um, feat. Paula Moreno (Brazil)

    Aaj Andhere Mein, feat. Christine Marques (India)

    Le, Le Yaman, feat. Anahit (Armenia)

    Sunrise, feat. Mario Morejon el Indio (Cuba)

    Ambiances, feat. Anahit (Armenia)

    Fabiana, feat. Mario Morejon el Indio (Cuba)

    Klezmatic, feat. Henry Arland (Germany)

    The last track on this album, Klezmatic, was on the 9th Mercedes Benz Mixed-Tape. The rest of the album is pretty excellent. Highly recommended, http://www.goya-project.com

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