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10-04-2010, 05:03 PM   #1
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A lady came to my rescue yesterday

I took a little trip with a bunch of other shooters yesterday—one other Pentax shooter. I thought I'd take a somewhat minimalist route and took along my little DA Limited case and 15mm, 21mm, 40mm and 70mm Limiteds. Not as convenient as a zoom, but fun anyway. I was using the 40mm, which looks even tinier when mounted on a camera with a battery grip. A fellow who was shooting with a Canon 1D and a large white lens came up and took a good hard look at the 40mm. He asked if that's all there was to it, and I explained that half of what he saw was the lens hood, which I removed and showed him just how small and tidy a lens can be. He made some remark about "where's the rest of your lens?" when a lady who knew him jumped in and replied "Oh Dave, are you still worried about size?"

Thanks ma'am.

10-04-2010, 05:17 PM   #2
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Good one ....
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lol that's a good one!

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The term "inversely proportional" springs to my mind
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Most beginners in photography, and most people knowing squat about optics, think that bigger is better. The lens I have that impresses my friends the most is my FA 100-300 silver. Try as I might, I cannot make them understand that the DA 21 LTD, FA 50 macro, or even Sigma 17-70 are better optically...
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lolz!

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That is pretty funny!!!!
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I got some good laughs recently when my K-x and da40 were being compared to a coworkers larger Nikon setup and I said "I don't have to compensate for anything."

That also why I drive a Subaru and not a Hummer...
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this could be cause for a black eye, being defened by His wife
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lol... this made me laugh out very hard... great story! Thanks for sharing...
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Even if you stack all 4 of your lenses on top of each other, they probably still wouldn't amount to the length of his.
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QuoteOriginally posted by r0ckstarr Quote
Even if you stack all 4 of your lenses on top of each other, they probably still wouldn't amount to the length of his.
You're very right. I started to pull the case from my belt to show him just that, but by then his interest had waned.
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