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  1. #391


    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Irreverent View Post
    Where are your friggin' pictures then???
    Not taken. I got laid off for 3 weeks ago and I got roped in to doing all of those things I promised to do all year since I now "had the time."

    In time, son. In time.

  2. #392


    Quote Originally Posted by FlyBoeingJets View Post

    I set the camera up in manual focus and focused on my hand that was placed where I thought the birds would be. It worked okay, but still the bird was kind of soft-focused. The background is crap, too (the undeside of the eaves on the back of my house).
    Wow, that's beautiful.

    I never even knew this thread existed! Serves me right for never wandering off Home Ice.

    There's a lot more to LGK than I had realized!

  3. #393


    I've got to look into tubes. That sounds interesting. Check this out from a Canon Expo 2007 in Hong Kong

  4. #394


    One word comes to mind when I look at that lens:

    Beefy...and Expensive!

    TWO! Two words come to mind...

    (Cardinal Fang!? Get the COMFY CHAIR!)

    Imagine it with a lens hood on it!
    Anything worth shooting is worth shooting twice. Bullets are cheap. Life is priceless.

  5. #395


    The guy who is doing my engagement photos/wedding photos is/was ranting and raving about this lens he bought.... I know nothing about it. I have a Nikon... anyway... speaking of big....

    Last edited by HeShootsNScores; December 28th, 2007 at 09:03 AM.

  6. #396


    That's a big mama-jama, to say the least. No way to make a small 400mm f/2.8.

    Sam, wasn't that the lens you rented for Red Bull?

    So what is the real deal behind the gray paint on Canon's big lenses, anyhow? Is it really to help keep them cooler in direct sunlight? Personally, I think it clashes with the camera's black. :P

    Oh, and Nikon karma for HeShootsNScores!
    Anything worth shooting is worth shooting twice. Bullets are cheap. Life is priceless.

  7. #397


    Incidentally, with the new purchases yesterday at Hooper, I had to update the "Want List" on my gallery page to include a couple new things I need:

    - a couple more speedlights
    - an iTTL remote cord
    - a macro focusing rail, and
    - a table-top lightshed kit

    That's all in addition to the D3 body with the 14-24 f/2.8.
    Anything worth shooting is worth shooting twice. Bullets are cheap. Life is priceless.

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  9. #399


    I'm seriously thinking of the EF-S 10-22 to kind of round things out. I have seen some amazing pics taken with this lens that challenges your composition skills and creates amazing other-worldly photos. I admit that it would be only for special shots but those would really hit home when mixed with the standard telephoto shots at something like a Derby Dolls bout, a stage show or a hockey game.

    ALSO, the price of a decent polarizer sure went up! I just got a 77mm for my EF-s 17-55 2.8 and it was nearly $200. Yikes! Luckily the 10-22 and the 17-55 have the same 77mm mount.

  10. #400


    Quote Originally Posted by rinkrat View Post
    It's a product liability thing. They've gotta charge that much to cover the lawsuits they get from people who drop them on their own feet.

    Seriously, the more elements, the bigger the elements, the more money. With the 2.8 aperture, you need big elements with lots of coatings to prevent flare at those long focal lengths.

    But for the cost of a Nikon 400mm f/2.8 lens, I could have a D3 body with both the 14-24 f/2.8 and the 16mm f/2.8 fisheye. For that reason, I'd rather rent the big glass if I have to.
    Last edited by FBJ; December 28th, 2007 at 10:37 AM.
    Anything worth shooting is worth shooting twice. Bullets are cheap. Life is priceless.



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