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Old 07-02-2011, 09:41 AM   #151
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Very Nice, Congrats!
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Old 07-02-2011, 11:55 AM   #152
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Old 07-02-2011, 02:33 PM   #153
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A couple hundred? LOL

Actually i just keep pulling money out of other cars and transferring it to new ones. Ive been having money cycling through vehicles over the past 10 years. Once i get bored with this one i will turn it back to stock, sell it, sell the performance parts, and put that money into the next toy. Its a vicious cycle, I just really enjoy building/working on them. Once done, i move on. Im still enjoying the SS for now until something else catches my attention

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Old 07-03-2011, 12:28 AM   #154
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I know!, lucky me

I was getting bored with my current wallpaper so decided to mess with a pic I took a while back of my ride. I needed something fresh on here

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Old 07-03-2011, 06:17 AM   #155
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I know!, lucky me

I was getting bored with my current wallpaper so decided to mess with a pic I took a while back of my ride. I needed something fresh on here


Once again - fantastic pic !!

How to take a bad@$$ car and make it look even nastier.

Plus, at first glance it looked almost like you had notched the side Gfx for side exhaust. Just the reflection.
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Old 07-03-2011, 07:24 AM   #156
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Just noticed this; congrats Dustin!
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Old 07-03-2011, 10:54 AM   #157
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I know!, lucky me

I was getting bored with my current wallpaper so decided to mess with a pic I took a while back of my ride. I needed something fresh on here

Great pic man!!

what Camera are you using if you don't mind me asking?
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Old 07-03-2011, 11:57 AM   #158
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Once again - fantastic pic !!

How to take a bad@$$ car and make it look even nastier.

Plus, at first glance it looked almost like you had notched the side Gfx for side exhaust. Just the reflection.
Thanks Speedster, I was thinking the same. You know, I think the camaro could work with some side exhausts if done right.


Thanks Rod!
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Old 07-03-2011, 12:03 PM   #159
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Great pic man!!

what Camera are you using if you don't mind me asking?
I shoot with a Sony A33 now a days. Its lightweight, and takes great shots. Pretty much sony or minolta lenses, they interchange. I have some old minolta gems from the the 1960's I shoot with at times that i converted over to my new dslr. Funny how the glass back then takes better pics then some of my new lenses . I always shoot in RAW format and adjust them a bit in lightroom.
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Old 07-04-2011, 03:00 AM   #160
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those wheels look great, what's the offset on them?
congrats on cotw btw.
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Old 07-13-2011, 10:35 PM   #161
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I shoot with a Sony A33 now a days. Its lightweight, and takes great shots. Pretty much sony or minolta lenses, they interchange. I have some old minolta gems from the the 1960's I shoot with at times that i converted over to my new dslr. Funny how the glass back then takes better pics then some of my new lenses . I always shoot in RAW format and adjust them a bit in lightroom.
I've read good things about that camera. And judging from your pics, everything I've read is true. Awesome pics man. They have style.

BTW I found some old minolta lenses that my father-in-law left behind after he passed away. The camera's there too, but how can I use those lenses with a newer camera?
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Old 07-13-2011, 11:04 PM   #162
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thx man. Do you know what lenses they are?
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Old 07-13-2011, 11:46 PM   #163
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thx man. Do you know what lenses they are?
Here's some pics of one of the telephoto lenses...



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Old 07-14-2011, 12:24 AM   #164
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Ok, thats a MD lens. MD/MC need a adapter to work on the new sony dslr lineup. Any A mount lens from minolta will mount up fine though. There is a following of guys over at the Dyxum forum that could prob build you what you need to make it work. Thats how I got my 1.2 58mm rokkor onto my camera. They had to put a chip in the lens for it to benefit from the anti shake and to alert me when the lens has been manually focused correctly. Its hard to focus some of the older lenses, so the chip really helps out in low light.

If your interested in trying to convert it over to a sony dslr i suggest posting over there at dyxum to see what you come up with. Also I have a name of someone that does conversions, I can drop you his email if you think you want to try a conversion. Usually its more trouble then its worth for certain lenses, but for me it was the only way to get a 1.2f since nobody makes a lens that fast anymore for sony. For a 100-200 you have plenty new options that will out perform it, so your money might be better spent on a newer model.

What camera are you shooting with now?
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Old 07-14-2011, 12:30 AM   #165
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The black and white pic looks sick.
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Old 07-14-2011, 12:32 AM   #166
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Thanks, its a pain to keep clean, but personally nothing beats a clean black car, good choice.
+1 Nice ride Bro.....i'm a novice at the engine mod thing but i'm learning a lot from guys like u!
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Old 07-14-2011, 01:07 AM   #167
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Ok, thats a MD lens. MD/MC need a adapter to work on the new sony dslr lineup. Any A mount lens from minolta will mount up fine though. There is a following of guys over at the Dyxum forum that could prob build you what you need to make it work. Thats how I got my 1.2 58mm rokkor onto my camera. They had to put a chip in the lens for it to benefit from the anti shake and to alert me when the lens has been manually focused correctly. Its hard to focus some of the older lenses, so the chip really helps out in low light.

If your interested in trying to convert it over to a sony dslr i suggest posting over there at dyxum to see what you come up with. Also I have a name of someone that does conversions, I can drop you his email if you think you want to try a conversion. Usually its more trouble then its worth for certain lenses, but for me it was the only way to get a 1.2f since nobody makes a lens that fast anymore for sony. For a 100-200 you have plenty new options that will out perform it, so your money might be better spent on a newer model.

What camera are you shooting with now?
I'm shooting with a Canon T1i, with a couple of lenses. Just starting to use light room too. I've been using cs5 and dynamic HDR for photo editing. I found tons of presets for lightroom and im going to give it a shot for awhile. Got any presets you can send my way?
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Old 07-14-2011, 11:33 PM   #168
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Nice camera!

I do all my settings myself and save them as custom presets for some reuse later on, but thats secret stuff
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Old 07-15-2011, 01:38 AM   #169
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Nice camera!

I do all my settings myself and save them as custom presets for some reuse later on, but thats secret stuff

All I need to know is how to get the gradients from dark to light, top to bottom. All I see are vingette settings? Any help?

I want to fade this pic imparticular from dark to light, top to bottom...
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Old 07-15-2011, 01:41 AM   #170
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Ill shoot you a pm, cool shot by the way!
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Old 12-06-2011, 05:25 PM   #171
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beautiful camaro man, ive always loved the murdered out look on the camaro. job well done!
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Old 01-01-2012, 05:20 AM   #172
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Legality of that grill

I know some of the things that make the cars look really cool aren't legal. Is that grill covering the headlights legal? I live in TX and would love that same look.
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Old 01-01-2012, 07:55 AM   #173
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I know some of the things that make the cars look really cool aren't legal. Is that grill covering the headlights legal? I live in TX and would love that same look.
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Old 01-01-2012, 11:37 AM   #174
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Ive never been stopped for it here in California. I was pulled over buy 1 cop just so he could have a closer look at my car and compliment me on it since he was into cars also, . I also had a parking ticket for no front plate that I had to get signed off on at the police station. No problem there either with the grill on when they inspected the car. The headlights work the same, it only gives the illusion that its covered when looking down on the car, but its a chance you take when dealing with modifications and the cops. If they want to they will find a way to ticket you for something.
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Old 02-09-2012, 09:17 PM   #175
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