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04-24-2014, 01:54 PM   #1
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only used 1 lens all weekend

I recently got back from Boston after running the marathon this past weekend and brought a DA15, DA 18-55 and a DA 55-300 with me up to Boston.....turned out that I was so comfortable shooting with the DA15 that I never took the lens off the camera. There were a few times when a long lens would have come in handy but all in all the DA15 was a champ! Bottom photos were taken with my K-5 and the DA15 limited.
Oh, and by the way.....lesson learned....I bought an inexpensive 64GB card on ebay that seemed to work fine. However, on the last day I lost about 100 shots taken as nothing wrote to the card. Thank God that it worked for the first couple of days or I would have lost everything....It's worth it to spend more money on a name brand...
I reformatted the card and it works now but there's no way to retrieve those lost shots...

...a couple of shots taken pre & post race celebrations at a local watering hole....will post more on my Flikr account later this week.







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Nice photos! On-camera flash?

24mm was the classic reportage lens on 24x36mm,
and the compact little DA 15 is the APS-C equivalent.

I've had similar days where I've never wanted to take it off the camera.
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QuoteOriginally posted by peterjcb Quote
.It's worth it to spend more money on a name brand...
I think it's also worth it to use multiple, smaller cards. If you have a 64 GB card and it fails you could lose 4 times as many pics as you would if you had 4 16GB cards and one fails.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Parallax Quote
I think it's also worth it to use multiple, smaller cards. If you have a 64 GB card and it fails you could lose 4 times as many pics as you would if you had 4 16GB cards and one fails.
Taking just one lens sure makes a light load to carry around. This October I am going on a missions trip to India and I will be taking only the 18-135 & 35 limited macro.
The comment about using multiple cards is good. I only carry 16 gig cards.

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That bar scene, tattoo toting shot is awesome!
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That is one epic beard in that first shot.

Also, nice shots :-)
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I used the onboard flash.....I rarely use flash but in a dark bar it's absolutely necessary to get a worthwhile shot.

....from now on I'm going with smaller cards and will check my shots frequently. I was inundated with incredible images on that last day that I never bothered to see exactly how they came out and assumed they were writing to the card....never assume anything!
I was sick to my stomach when I realized that everything I took that morning was lost...
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You should join the Single In...Challenges. We use a single lens ALL MONTH!

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The DA 15 does seem to find a home on your camera.

I use 8GB and 16GB cards and only buy name brands, usually Sandisk or PNY. If you're shooting JPEG's, that's a lot of photos and even with RAW, you get a few hundred. Those big cards are good for video.
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I have a gap in this focal lenght that my LBA will solve pretty soon, altough my budget will "only" reach the SAM14
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QuoteOriginally posted by peterjcb Quote
.turned out that I was so comfortable shooting with the DA15 that I never took the lens off the camera.
Sounds like someone should own a GR ... just sayin'.
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Sounds like someone should own a GR ... just sayin'.
I love gadgets and things, don't tempt me with that.....the last thing I need is another camera....besides my wife would kill me
Actually I was just too lazy to change lenses...I had too much going on with the race and plans that weekend and I couldn't be bothered thinking about lenses
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