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Deals/Deal Requests / Re: Coat recommendation
« on: January 08, 2021, 10:58:04 AM »
I snagged the Lands End winter parka for $50 a few years ago. Not very comfortable to wear, and very heavy. But when we get to the teens and tens (NYC) it keeps me warm.
Usually though I wear a London Fog coat I got on amazon for about $40. Has a hood, is roomy enough to wear a sweater or fleece jacket underneath, and can handle temps into the 20's with layering.
Would love to get a coat I could just throw on with no layers but I don't want to spend money right now.

Deals/Deal Requests / Re: Looking to buy a New easy to use great camera
« on: January 06, 2021, 11:22:45 AM »
So what it comes down to, if you want "easy" get the Canon EOS M200, it looks like a pretty fun machine. It does have the ability to swap out lenses, for example if you want a longer zoom or a macro mode, but it's also perfectly fine right out of the box. You can add the VLOG kit which seems to come with a tripod and an extra memory card, or you can skip it. You can eventually use it for more sophisticated purposes as well, once you get to know it.
It's a small form factor, so easy to fit in a pocket or purse.
The Sony equivalent would be the a7000

If you want "something that takes pictures that's not a smartphone" and being able to change out lenses is more than you're interested in, the [ur=]PowerShot G7 X Mark III[/url] (or older, cheaper model of the same) straight up Digital Point and Shoot (DPS). This comes with wifi sharing so you can send your pictures to your phone and an optional tripod and memory card kit.

There's not much difference in quality between brands for DPS cameras, so go with the options you want at the price you can afford.

Deals/Deal Requests / Re: Looking to buy a New easy to use great camera
« on: January 05, 2021, 11:52:38 AM »
Find either a canon or sony Digital Point And Shoot and click buy. If you're looking for something that will A. take pictures, B. easily and C. share via bluetooth/wifi - that's all you need. $200-$300 and done, if you're going for slightly higher end.

If you're looking for a photography hobby and want to be able to switch out lenses for long zoom, short zoom etc., you want a mirrorless (very lightweight, speedy shutter) interchangeable lens camera.
For that, I would recommend something in the Sony a6000 line but not older than 2018. Sony come with an excellent 'pancake' lens; it's super thin and will allow the camera to fit easily in a pocket or purse, the lens has electric zoom and auto focus, so you don't need to fiddle with buttons.

I'm not familiar with canons offerings, personally I think Sonys glass is better but canon is a super close second, and leads with slightly better usability. Canon usually comes with a 'kit' from one to three compatible lenses so you have some options right off the bat.

Keywords to look for:
1. Mirrorless (means its lightweight and supports switching lenses)
2. Wifi/Wireless photo sharing - allows you to pick your photos and download them to your phone on the spot.

Don't spend more than $1,000.

How many amazon bots do we need?


I got them for my minyan. $1.50 for a box of cheap masks is perfect. Don't like it, bring your own!

$1.51 and scheduled for delivery today.

Deals/Deal Requests / Re: Schach Sale 50% off
« on: October 13, 2020, 11:21:58 AM »
Sorry to be your most unhelpful comment!
  Wishing you many more helpful ones in the future!  ::)

 An option Vs looking for a place that sell bags is going to someone who used to have a bag, but threw out the old scach for whatever reason and has the empty bag lying around!
Or is that not what you're looking for?
Sorry for being a little sarcastic. I think i was tired yesterday.
I was looking for an online seller of schach bags; perhaps OP's store may have (not listed on their website that I can find) and none of the stores I've checked so far have.
It's true I can ask around locally, that thought had occurred.

I appreciate the response tho :)

Deals/Deal Requests / Re: Schach Sale 50% off
« on: October 12, 2020, 03:54:44 PM »
Find someone who threw out the old schach and has the bag lying around. Or look for a bag someolplace.
This is the most unhelpful comment i've seen on DDF.

Deals/Deal Requests / Re: Schach Sale 50% off
« on: October 12, 2020, 02:10:46 PM »
Do you know where i can get a storage bag for my schach?

Deals/Deal Requests / Re: Reasonably priced Kosher Mezuzos in KGH
« on: September 06, 2020, 10:13:25 PM »
You can order from for $25 each, scrolls only. Not sure if they sell cases.
Safra and Gift World charge about $50 for a set, case+scroll.

Deals/Deal Requests / Re: Camera Deals?
« on: July 08, 2020, 08:55:59 PM »
1.Can't beat that price tag. And regarding the size, that depends on each users preference, and is NOT a reason to NOT get that camera.
2. this has an APS-C
3.How is the T6 for $299.99 with 2 kit lenses not an older model which is slightly cheaper? (It's actually 2 years newer than the a6000)
4. Good luck trying to get nice bokeh with that. (which is the number 1 reason beginner photographers enjoy their big cameras.)
If you're new to photography, go mirrorless. I got my a6000 second hand for about $300 and I love it. Occasionally i've seen it online for around $450. Of course, if you PREFER to have a DSLR for your own reasons, go for it. There are pros and cons.

I tried the T6 for a few weeks. It was cumbersome, slow shutter response and didn't pair well with my phone. It's a decent machine, sturdy and well built, but not ideal for candid. And if you're taking pics of children, presumably from the OP's post his own? Faster and lighter is better (if you're going into professional portraits and are looking for a starter camera to build your portfolio until you can afford more professional equipment, I can't advise you).

Dunno about Bokeh, i mostly take pics of my kids and stuff i like.

Deals/Deal Requests / Re: Camera Deals?
« on: July 08, 2020, 05:12:37 PM »
As a camera amateur, do NOT get either of the deals above!

You can get an excellent starter interchangeable lens camera for around $400-500 from Nikon, Sony or Panasonic.

1. Get a mirrorless. These are much lighter than a DSLR and generally less expensive.
2. Look for a crop sensor, such as PS-C or micro 4/3.
3. Camera technology advances incrementally. Unless you *need* a particular style, a slightly older model will generally be cheaper and just as good.
I have the sony a6000 and I absolutely love it. I can take moon shots, micro shots, kid shots. I've done a handful of jobs as "favors" and they came out great.
4. Unless you want to switch lenses and want to have a full telephoto lens as an option, spend $150-$200 and get a pocket size DPS (digital point & shoot).

Amazon & Walmart Deals / Free Kindle Ebook - Sansón
« on: May 08, 2020, 10:59:41 AM »

Sansón is the spanish edition of the adorable book Samson, story a little boy who struggles to find his place in the shadow of his older sister.

Spanish E-book edition is currently FREE

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