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04-30-2012, 05:05 AM   #1
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New lens but no time to play

My FA35mm f2 just arrived but as my final university deadlines are over the next 2 weeks I just haven't got time to go and give it a real try out...

I'm a little bummed out, and tired... Really tired...

Maybe if my room wasn't full of cameras, lenses and other bits and bobs of photography gear I'd be able to concentrate more...

04-30-2012, 05:15 AM   #2
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Take photos of your study/work area... as proof of your studying... ahem...
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lol I suggest you go study in the library or something. Keep the camera as a reward you get once you finish the exams!
Also, congrats on getting that lens!
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Take photos of your study/work area... as proof of your studying... ahem...
Ha! No way I'm letting the world see the mess that is my room at the moment!

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lol I suggest you go study in the library or something. Keep the camera as a reward you get once you finish the exams!
Also, congrats on getting that lens!
Luckily I'm exam free!
Have two essays and a 15,000 word dissertation (Which I shall hopefully finish today or tomorrow)
The library is supprisingly not a good place to work (in part cos I have to much material to lug) it makes me want to kill people!!

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Well, consider this: A picture is supposed to be worth >=thousand words. Well, maybe if it fit your essay themes...
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but as my final university deadlines are over the next 2 weeks I just haven't got time to go and give it a real try out...
I'm in the same boat!! I have a purchase that should arrive soon and I have several final exams this week. I'd love nothing more than to be out with a bag of lenses instead of stuck inside wiith my nose in a book!
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my nose in a book!
ONLY ONE!!

Ha! I'm NOT looking forward to sorting out my references list that's for sure...
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QuoteOriginally posted by DaveHolmes Quote
My FA35mm f2 just arrived but as my final university deadlines are over the next 2 weeks I just haven't got time to go and give it a real try out...

I'm a little bummed out, and tired... Really tired...

Maybe if my room wasn't full of cameras, lenses and other bits and bobs of photography gear I'd be able to concentrate more...
Hey, you got a girl? Get her to come over and test it out on her. If not, look round the room for some nice still life. We got a thread here on everday objects.

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it makes me want to kill people!!
You meant "shoot them" I guess ;○)
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maybe...
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I understand how you feel perfectly.
Just got a K-5 last week, and yet I'm studying for my university's final exams next week. No time to take pictures!
Well, pictures of things I want to, anyways.
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Well, pictures of things I want to, anyways.
Testing DoF and the bokeh of your lens by focusing on your toes? Been there... :-)
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The other option is to give yourself a firm 2 hours break for taking photos, in terms of abandoning the internet (this forum included). You may end up the same time spent or your job.
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ONLY ONE!!
Ha! I'm NOT looking forward to sorting out my references list that's for sure...
Theres not room for anything else, it has over 1,200 pages, I had to buy a wagon to tote it around.
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Whoop!
Finished my dissertation this morning... Had a reliable friend proof read it this afternoon and its now being printed and bound! Just need to pick-up, submit electronically and get get 2 little easy 2000 word essays done and my university career is done and dusted (for now...)!
About a week to go I reckon (have some work shifts which slow the process somewhat)
WOO HOO!
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