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LAF
LAF  111735 forum posts
29 Nov 2005 - 8:22 AM

Hi, I've finally saved up enough to buy a new digital camera and was wondering if I should buy a 5D or a Badger, or maybe even wait for something new to come out. The 5D looks like an excellent camera but the Badger is clearly more robustly built and better at diging. It would also seem to have superior low-light performance and be more likely to beat a terrier in a fight. My main concern is that the badger might be suceptible to bovine T.B. and currently there is no firmware available to remedy this.

Does anyone have any suggestions that might help me?

Lee.

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wotashot
wotashot  102249 forum posts
29 Nov 2005 - 8:27 AM

Canon or a Badger, its up to you, but anything's better than a Nikon!!

Jamie Wink

croberts
croberts  102160 forum posts Ireland8 Constructive Critique Points
29 Nov 2005 - 8:28 AM

id wait until focus in february. Sigma are announcing a new Badger. It might be able to dig a hole much bigger than you'd think.

stevemelvin
stevemelvin e2 Member 8675 forum postsstevemelvin vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
29 Nov 2005 - 8:29 AM

Seek medical advice promptly?! Smile

Steve

mark a.
mark a.  10920 forum posts United Kingdom
29 Nov 2005 - 8:34 AM

It has to be the badger. Badger hair is the best for shaving brushes, whereas trying to create a nice lather with a Canon is very hard.

Or have you considered beaver? Beaver's good.

stevemelvin
stevemelvin e2 Member 8675 forum postsstevemelvin vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
29 Nov 2005 - 8:35 AM

Now you're talking!

keith selmes
29 Nov 2005 - 8:49 AM

As always, it depends what you want it for. The badger will be very good at cleaning up vermin, whereas the Canon will be better for taking photographs.
You really need to get to a shop and try them out.

In the long run of course, if the badger dies you can always eat it, and you can even save the skin and have it stuffed.
Whereas if the canon dies, its too small and light for a doorstop, and it will make a lousy conversation piece.

chicorastas
29 Nov 2005 - 9:15 AM

Yeah but have you considered the upgrade path if you go the badger route ? Personally I'd wait until brown bears become more affordable, they can stand on two legs and do full frame - not sure about the crap factor though (more than 1.6 x a badger ?)

keithh
keithh e2 Member 1022903 forum postskeithh vcard Wallis and Futuna31 Constructive Critique Points
29 Nov 2005 - 9:32 AM

My initial and nostalgic reaction was to go Badger, but thinking about it, I have three Badgers in a cupboard that haven't been used for at least two years and yet still require constant grooming....so Canon.

LAF
LAF  111735 forum posts
29 Nov 2005 - 9:34 AM

Hmm the Beaver sounds like a good option but they appear to be hard to find over here (a few grey imports in Kent I believe). The similar model over here is badged Otter but is a little out of my price range. Similarly, the bear is also import only, except for a special offer one that comes with a sore-head as part of the kit, but I'm only interested in body only. Many thanks for all the excellent advice though. If I go for the Badger I'll be sure to post a full review.

Many thanks, Lee.

UserRemoved
29 Nov 2005 - 9:37 AM

Which will do less damage to your car when you hit it at 70mph?

u08mcb
u08mcb  105817 forum posts
29 Nov 2005 - 9:37 AM

Why get a badger when you can have 12 ferrets?

UserRemoved
29 Nov 2005 - 9:39 AM

Is a badger easier to park than a ferret?

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lobsterboy
lobsterboy Site Moderator 1014126 forum postslobsterboy vcard United Kingdom13 Constructive Critique Points
29 Nov 2005 - 9:40 AM

I know its not as well know as the "big 2 " but have you oncidered the otter option? The waterproofing is much better than the badger.
cHRIS

keithh
keithh e2 Member 1022903 forum postskeithh vcard Wallis and Futuna31 Constructive Critique Points
29 Nov 2005 - 9:44 AM

But Otters tend to initiate a jealous reaction in the field, whereas Stoats offer similar functionality without attracting attention. Plus of course, they fit in the trouser leg more easily.

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