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    Not stylish, but recently picked up the Garmin Fenix 5x during a sale. My wrists are only 165mm, but the watch doesn't feel too big/heavy. I wanted the maps and working ant+ sensors

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    @77Pat can you share a bit more about the Garmin? How are the features? What's the battery life like? My wife has an old Garmin that she has been using for years now. But she has started to wonder if the Fenix might have some additional features that her older one doesn't have.

    Have you been wearing the Garmin as a daily watch? Or do you only break it out for workouts?

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    Made a couple of recent pickups from S&M and Ebay. Got the green cotton sportcoat from S&M a few weeks ago and more recently picked up a couple of their new linen trousers as well as their new brown slub. Picked up a SuSu Havana jacket on ebay from driftingawaynet during the 20% off sale as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DocDave View Post
    @77Pat can you share a bit more about the Garmin? How are the features? What's the battery life like? My wife has an old Garmin that she has been using for years now. But she has started to wonder if the Fenix might have some additional features that her older one doesn't have.

    Have you been wearing the Garmin as a daily watch? Or do you only break it out for workouts?
    I just received it the other day. Haven't had a chance to put it through the paces yet, starting a new training cycle next week. So far it is at 78% battery at 7pm tonight 6/14, yesterday 6/13 at 7am it was 88%. Just using it as regular. Needed to sync to gps manually to get the correct sunset/sunrise. Haven't connected to Wifi yet. I am wearing it 24/7 so far as a daily watch. Fits under a sportcoat fine, but it is a little large under dress shirt sleeves, but during the summer I am able to wear polos more (work in IT https://putthison.com/q-and-answer-d...t-crowd-jakes/).

    I viewed these sources first:

    https://youtu.be/5m3W9QXBn7I

    https://www.dcrainmaker.com/2017/11/...endations.html

    https://the5krunner.com/2018/06/09/f...nix-5x-review/ Decided the new prices would be a little high...same price, I might wait for the 5 plus (but I prefer the looks of the 5x vs what was shown, since pulled)
    https://the5krunner.com/2018/06/14/g...mages-i-think/

    Decided to stay away from the current 5 and 5S https://the5krunner.com/2018/01/24/g...-gps-accuracy/

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    Quote Originally Posted by armedferret View Post
    That's downright impressive there.

    I have the 50mm 1.8 (the latest with the STM focus); that's what took all the photos I posted from my "rave hajj" thread in the OT section. Love that lens. Looking at maybe the 24mm pancake next to get some wider-angle shots of the ferrets and such. I think for next year I may make the investment in the 24-70L and possibly a 70-200L on top. Those should come in VERY handy indeed when we get to yellowstone.....
    Nice pick up, man. I started in high school on the Rebel XT and have gradually made my way up through the 40D, 60D, and now finally the 6D that I scored once the 6D Mark II came out. I run with a 24-70L and a 70-200L as of a couple years ago; I will say that I do wish the 70-200 had more range, especially now that I've lost the extra zoom from a crop sensor. Either way, you can't go wrong with that kit. Enjoy!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Snake Doctor View Post
    Nice pick up, man. I started in high school on the Rebel XT and have gradually made my way up through the 40D, 60D, and now finally the 6D that I scored once the 6D Mark II came out. I run with a 24-70L and a 70-200L as of a couple years ago; I will say that I do wish the 70-200 had more range, especially now that I've lost the extra zoom from a crop sensor. Either way, you can't go wrong with that kit. Enjoy!
    Those are likely my next two purchases, in that order--24-70 and then 70-200 (the f/4 IS version). MAYYYYYYBE a battery grip but probably just snag one of the off-brand ones on Amazon.

    Of course the 17-55 f/2.8 sure is tempting as well.....and a lot cheaper than the 24-70. Not L glass, but honestly with current sensors, I don't know that it's absolutely necessary.

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