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    Default Calling all CSI addicts

    Can't recall the last time I followed a TV series this closely, but CSI ROCKS! Yah yah, its only a show and half of it is hocus-pocus, gripping stuff nonetheless, yes?

    They keep changing cameras though, so far have spotted a Nikon F5, Nikon Coolpix 5700, and a Kodak DSLR. Probably product placement. Anybody seen other makes?

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    My Favorite too....but i dun like the spin off like CSI: Miami

    Quote Originally Posted by dkw
    Can't recall the last time I followed a TV series this closely, but CSI ROCKS! Yah yah, its only a show and half of it is hocus-pocus, gripping stuff nonetheless, yes?

    They keep changing cameras though, so far have spotted a Nikon F5, Nikon Coolpix 5700, and a Kodak DSLR. Probably product placement. Anybody seen other makes?

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    Best show!!! Waiting for April..... CSI:NY. Gary Sinise!!

    I also like The Shield! Anyone a fan of that too?

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    Quote Originally Posted by NitroTech
    Best show!!! Waiting for April..... CSI:NY. Gary Sinise!!

    I also like The Shield! Anyone a fan of that too?
    CSI:NY coming so soon! Aw man, need to buy a DVD recorder liao......

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    The one scene i can't get over was the Raven episode: One guy was using a telephoto lens on his camera, and in the near-moonless dark of night in the forest, the viewfinder info was reading something like 1/200s, f5.6. i wanna buy his camera.

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    Cld be ISO 12800 film =)

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    Nah, would have to be at least 10 stops faster. And that's a conservative estimate.

    BTW, i love the show too.

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    Notice how they always have to use a torch to search around a room? Could just turn on the light right?

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    ha....the Head of the CSI did explained why they dun turn on the lite, they want to be the crime scene as it is...heh.........

    Quote Originally Posted by dkw
    Notice how they always have to use a torch to search around a room? Could just turn on the light right?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ST1100
    The one scene i can't get over was the Raven episode: One guy was using a telephoto lens on his camera, and in the near-moonless dark of night in the forest, the viewfinder info was reading something like 1/200s, f5.6. i wanna buy his camera.
    wats more, its an L-lens... damn if there's such a lens on the mkt! i'm sure all the sports and nature shooters in CS will be lining up to order it!

    yeah, now dat u mentioned it... CSI stars seems to be using nikon with stroboframes? looks like a SLR, but can't tell the model number.

    and, yes... can't wait for CSI:NY! IMO, CSI:Miami was a letdown, tho i quite like David Caruso.

    OT: since we were talking abt the Raven episode, this is the poem dat Grissom quoted. its by Edgar Allan Poe.

    The Raven[First published in 1845]
    Once upon a midnight dreary, while I pondered weak and weary,
    Over many a quaint and curious volume of forgotten lore,
    While I nodded, nearly napping, suddenly there came a tapping,
    As of some one gently rapping, rapping at my chamber door.
    `'Tis some visitor,' I muttered, `tapping at my chamber door -
    Only this, and nothing more.'

    Ah, distinctly I remember it was in the bleak December,
    And each separate dying ember wrought its ghost upon the floor.
    Eagerly I wished the morrow; - vainly I had sought to borrow
    From my books surcease of sorrow - sorrow for the lost Lenore -
    For the rare and radiant maiden whom the angels named Lenore -
    Nameless here for evermore.

    And the silken sad uncertain rustling of each purple curtain
    Thrilled me - filled me with fantastic terrors never felt before;
    So that now, to still the beating of my heart, I stood repeating
    `'Tis some visitor entreating entrance at my chamber door -
    Some late visitor entreating entrance at my chamber door; -
    This it is, and nothing more,'

    Presently my soul grew stronger; hesitating then no longer,
    `Sir,' said I, `or Madam, truly your forgiveness I implore;
    But the fact is I was napping, and so gently you came rapping,
    And so faintly you came tapping, tapping at my chamber door,
    That I scarce was sure I heard you' - here I opened wide the door; -
    Darkness there, and nothing more.

    Deep into that darkness peering, long I stood there wondering, fearing,
    Doubting, dreaming dreams no mortal ever dared to dream before
    But the silence was unbroken, and the darkness gave no token,
    And the only word there spoken was the whispered word, `Lenore!'
    This I whispered, and an echo murmured back the word, `Lenore!'
    Merely this and nothing more.

    Back into the chamber turning, all my soul within me burning,
    Soon again I heard a tapping somewhat louder than before.
    `Surely,' said I, `surely that is something at my window lattice;
    Let me see then, what thereat is, and this mystery explore -
    Let my heart be still a moment and this mystery explore; -
    'Tis the wind and nothing more!'

    Open here I flung the shutter, when, with many a flirt and flutter,
    In there stepped a stately raven of the saintly days of yore.
    Not the least obeisance made he; not a minute stopped or stayed he;
    But, with mien of lord or lady, perched above my chamber door -
    Perched upon a bust of Pallas just above my chamber door -
    Perched, and sat, and nothing more.

    Then this ebony bird beguiling my sad fancy into smiling,
    By the grave and stern decorum of the countenance it wore,
    `Though thy crest be shorn and shaven, thou,' I said, `art sure no craven.
    Ghastly grim and ancient raven wandering from the nightly shore -
    Tell me what thy lordly name is on the Night's Plutonian shore!'
    Quoth the raven, `Nevermore.'

    Much I marvelled this ungainly fowl to hear discourse so plainly,
    Though its answer little meaning - little relevancy bore;
    For we cannot help agreeing that no living human being
    Ever yet was blessed with seeing bird above his chamber door -
    Bird or beast above the sculptured bust above his chamber door,
    With such name as `Nevermore.'

    But the raven, sitting lonely on the placid bust, spoke only,
    That one word, as if his soul in that one word he did outpour.
    Nothing further then he uttered - not a feather then he fluttered -
    Till I scarcely more than muttered `Other friends have flown before -
    On the morrow will he leave me, as my hopes have flown before.'
    Then the bird said, `Nevermore.'

    Startled at the stillness broken by reply so aptly spoken,
    `Doubtless,' said I, `what it utters is its only stock and store,
    Caught from some unhappy master whom unmerciful disaster
    Followed fast and followed faster till his songs one burden bore -
    Till the dirges of his hope that melancholy burden bore
    Of "Never-nevermore."'

    But the raven still beguiling all my sad soul into smiling,
    Straight I wheeled a cushioned seat in front of bird and bust and door;
    Then, upon the velvet sinking, I betook myself to linking
    Fancy unto fancy, thinking what this ominous bird of yore -
    What this grim, ungainly, gaunt, and ominous bird of yore
    Meant in croaking `Nevermore.'

    This I sat engaged in guessing, but no syllable expressing
    To the fowl whose fiery eyes now burned into my bosom's core;
    This and more I sat divining, with my head at ease reclining
    On the cushion's velvet violet lining that the lamp-light gloated o'er,
    But whose velvet violet lining with the lamp-light gloating o'er,
    She shall press, ah, nevermore!

    Then, methought, the air grew denser, perfumed from an unseen censer
    Swung by Seraphim whose foot-falls tinkled on the tufted floor.
    `Wretch,' I cried, `thy God hath lent thee - by these angels he has sent thee
    Respite - respite and nepenthe from thy memories of Lenore!
    Quaff, oh quaff this kind nepenthe, and forget this lost Lenore!'
    Quoth the raven, `Nevermore.'

    `Prophet!' said I, `thing of evil! - prophet still, if bird or devil! -
    Whether tempter sent, or whether tempest tossed thee here ashore,
    Desolate yet all undaunted, on this desert land enchanted -
    On this home by horror haunted - tell me truly, I implore -
    Is there - is there balm in Gilead? - tell me - tell me, I implore!'
    Quoth the raven, `Nevermore.'

    `Prophet!' said I, `thing of evil! - prophet still, if bird or devil!
    By that Heaven that bends above us - by that God we both adore -
    Tell this soul with sorrow laden if, within the distant Aidenn,
    It shall clasp a sainted maiden whom the angels named Lenore -
    Clasp a rare and radiant maiden, whom the angels named Lenore?'
    Quoth the raven, `Nevermore.'

    `Be that word our sign of parting, bird or fiend!' I shrieked upstarting -
    `Get thee back into the tempest and the Night's Plutonian shore!
    Leave no black plume as a token of that lie thy soul hath spoken!
    Leave my loneliness unbroken! - quit the bust above my door!
    Take thy beak from out my heart, and take thy form from off my door!'
    Quoth the raven, `Nevermore.'

    And the raven, never flitting, still is sitting, still is sitting
    On the pallid bust of Pallas just above my chamber door;
    And his eyes have all the seeming of a demon's that is dreaming,
    And the lamp-light o'er him streaming throws his shadow on the floor;
    And my soul from out that shadow that lies floating on the floor
    Shall be lifted - nevermore!
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    Quote Originally Posted by nightwolf75
    wats more, its an L-lens... damn if there's such a lens on the mkt! i'm sure all the sports and nature shooters in CS will be lining up to order it!

    yeah, now dat u mentioned it... CSI stars seems to be using nikon with stroboframes? looks like a SLR, but can't tell the model number.

    and, yes... can't wait for CSI:NY! IMO, CSI:Miami was a letdown, tho i quite like David Caruso.

    OT: since we were talking abt the Raven episode, this is the poem dat Grissom quoted. its by Edgar Allan Poe.

    The Raven[First published in 1845]
    Once upon a midnight dreary, while I pondered weak and weary,
    Over many a quaint and curious volume of forgotten lore,
    While I nodded, nearly napping, suddenly there came a tapping,
    As of some one gently rapping, rapping at my chamber door.
    `'Tis some visitor,' I muttered, `tapping at my chamber door -
    Only this, and nothing more.'
    Wasn't that an outstanding piece of literature? Reading it again after all these years, can feel the bleak despair.

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    how fun Just watched that episode yesterday. LOL the raven one. Had a mini CSI marathon 8 episodes.

    the episode after that with Worf's friend's daughter gettin killed. He used an Ixus to take pictures of the mailbox. That same episode, Catherine WIllows was using a Kodak DCS. Kinda strange.

    CSI:LV is teh best simply because its been around for so long .Was watchign season 3 last night and they have just grown so much.. while the characters in maimi are just being fleshed out .

    I much prefer Horatio over Grissom though. Grissom has God-like omniscience but Horatio has teh soul of an artist and seems a little more open and vulnerable, more human. . He connects better with me and the settings in maimi have more variety while LV is desert or city.. . cept for the diver on the tree.. .

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    Reporting in!

    Planning to buy all the 4 seasons on DVD!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ragdolll

    I much prefer Horatio over Grissom though. Grissom has God-like omniscience but Horatio has teh soul of an artist and seems a little more open and vulnerable, more human. . He connects better with me and the settings in maimi have more variety while LV is desert or city.. . cept for the diver on the tree.. .
    heehee... i like grissom becos of his omniscience! horatio (caruso) seems a bit too cocky for my liking. but, to each his own! i seen on the internet abt gray sinise's performance. supposed to be .

    adamgoi - all 4 seasons? i thot only 1-3 is out?
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    Quote Originally Posted by nightwolf75
    adamgoi - all 4 seasons? i thot only 1-3 is out?
    Adam, slow lah you, i already have all 4 seasons. and yes season 4 is out liao...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Larry
    Adam, slow lah you, i already have all 4 seasons. and yes season 4 is out liao...
    JB version or Original version ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by plinius
    My Favorite too....but i dun like the spin off like CSI: Miami
    Yeah. CSI miami sucks. The lead character is a smartass and a Grissom wannabe. Can't identify at all with the characters.

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    You can purchase the 4 sets of DVDs from Amazon!

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    Quote Originally Posted by dkw
    They keep changing cameras though, so far have spotted a Nikon F5, Nikon Coolpix 5700, and a Kodak DSLR. Probably product placement. Anybody seen other makes?
    I saw a Holga the other day

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    Quote Originally Posted by nightwolf75
    heehee... i like grissom becos of his omniscience! horatio (caruso) seems a bit too cocky for my liking. but, to each his own! i seen on the internet abt gray sinise's performance. supposed to be .

    adamgoi - all 4 seasons? i thot only 1-3 is out?
    I think they each have their own style. Grissom gives a more serious, no-nonsense feel. Sometimes he seems too serious. He also seems more refined.

    Can't remember the word that describes Horacio. But he fits into the Miami scene. It'll be really weird to have someone with Grissom's personality in Miami. In a way, sometimes Horacio likes to try to play it like a old, cool sheriff. He certainly gives a Western feel.

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