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    Obviously I can't answer your question, but I did find this, dated 6 months ago:

    Right before X'mas, I went to the Disney on Ice show at Staples Center in LA where Lakers and Clippers play. I rented the 70-200 2.8 IS lens, but I knew they wouldn't let me take it in, so I put the lens at the bottom of the backpack and put baby diaper, juice bottles and other stuff (we took our 2 & 4 y/o). I put my 28-135 IS lens on my 20D. They didn't see the 70-200 in the backpack, but they wouldn't let me take the 28-135 lens because it's about 1/4 inch longer than the long side of the guy's ID card (same size as a credit card). We went back and forth for like over 5 minutes, then his supervisor came and told the guy to let me in.
    Rinkrat, try using these arguments:
    - it's only 0.33 more
    - it's not a pro camera
    - it's not pro lens
    - it's only 0.33 more
    - you are not a pro
    - you are not selling pics
    - it's only 0.33 more
    - your neighbour was let in with the same lens
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    Last season after buying my D70s, I went on a group trip to a game and wanted to bring my camera. So I looked on the Kings website and found something that said:

    Photography
    No commercial or flash photography of any kind is permitted. Camcorders or any other audio/visual equipment is prohibited unless authorized by team/promoter or performer. Specifically, the use of the following equipment is not permitted:

    Lenses greater than three-and-one-half inches in length
    Telephoto or zoom lenses of any kind
    Interchangeable lenses of any kind
    I tried to get through with my 70-200 zoom compressed as far as I could but the guy at the metal detector stopped me and waved some old geezer over who measured it with his ID card (ala trdi's experience) and told me that anything longer than 5" couldn't come in. I wanted to tell him that if he thought his ID card was 5", then his wife was getting short-changed... but alas I opted to take the camera back to the car, swap out lenses and enter through a different gate without question.

    Just the fact that it says interchangeable lenses should rule out DSLR cameras. The only thing you can do is try. The worst thing that would happen is they make you take it back out.

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    Just got the lens today! Here is my first pic



    Here is my second. My favorite subjects too



    OK, out to the garage..




    puck in a coffee cup


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    Sorry, Mikey. But you asked for this:





    Anything worth shooting is worth shooting twice. Bullets are cheap. Life is priceless.


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    shots taken a few days ago with my 30D.










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    Quote Originally Posted by rinkrat View Post
    Just got the lens today! Here is my first pic


    Look at that nice smooth Bokeh! Aren't you glad you got the f/2.8 now?

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Natural View Post
    I love this pic. With the coloring and composition, it looks like something that would be in a `50s Vogue or something. A little more room on the bottom and it would be perfect.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ValleyFan View Post
    I love this pic. With the coloring and composition, it looks like something that would be in a `50s Vogue or something. A little more room on the bottom and it would be perfect.
    Thank you.

    At first, I was not a fan of the shot because of the sticking point she becomes but I've gotten used to it. The color is admirable, at least.

    She's a tease, though. There are times where she allows me to set up and frame her nicely... and THEN there are times...
    it's like changing a baby!
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    Quote Originally Posted by ValleyFan View Post
    Look at that nice smooth Bokeh! Aren't you glad you got the f/2.8 now?
    Yeah, great for portraits. Helps if you have cooperative family members as well. Nice lens.

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    So yeah. Now that you guys have got fast teles, I need one. Can't let you guys get ahead of me, here.

    I'm having a tough time deciding between Nikon's 70-200 VR f/2.8 and Sigma's 70-200 f/2.8 Macro. The street price difference is about $500 in favor of the Sigma (about $800 compared to about $1300 for the Nikon), and I'm not sure the vibration reduction is worth that much more.

    I've saved almost to the point of being able to afford a longer lens, also. And that new 80-400 f/4.5-5.6 Sigma with optical stabilization (to match Nikon's 80-400 VR) is looking pretty tempting. Imagine that with a 2x teleconverter?
    Last edited by FBJ; August 23rd, 2007 at 07:19 AM.
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