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04-25-2008, 12:51 PM   #1
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I feel naked...

Bad news: I sold off just about all of my lenses. All I have left is the Sigma 24mm and Tele-Lentar 450mm......nothing in between!

Good news: I sold those lenses to buy the Tamron 70-300mm Di LD and Sigma 17-70mm lenses. Both are on order and will hopefully get here by Monday.

At least I have the F35-70mm for one more day since I won't be able to ship it until tomorrow. That had become my favorite lens, so at least we'll get to spend one more intimate night together before I ship her off into the night...

Once tomorrow gets here, I guess I'll be relegated to shooting landscapes/seascapes and birds for the rest of the weekend. Not that I'm complaining.....

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Wow talk about being bookended! I guess it's landscapes and wildlife till Monday!

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QuoteOriginally posted by maxwell1295 Quote
Bad news: I sold off just about all of my lenses. All I have left is the Sigma 24mm and Tele-Lentar 450mm......nothing in between!

....

Once tomorrow gets here, I guess I'll be relegated to shooting landscapes/seascapes and birds for the
rest of the weekend. Not that I'm complaining.....
What's the minimum focus distance for the Sigma 24? I think one of the best uses for a semi-wide angle
is up close shots of things - you get a lot more in the frame than a 50, for example, and up close, you
can get incredible resolution if your focus is on.

Sometimes people tend to tag 'wide angle' as landscape/architecture only, and it's not. Get up close to
someone or something, think about composition & framing, and shoot. It's one of the funnest ways to
use a 'wide angle'.

Taken with Vivitar 28mm:



16-50 @ 16mm:







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You could always talk on your shoe a little more than usual too.

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What's the minimum focus distance for the Sigma 24? I think one of the best uses for a semi-wide angle
is up close shots of things - you get a lot more in the frame than a 50, for example, and up close, you
can get incredible resolution if your focus is on.
Nice shots! I can get pretty close with the 24....about 3-4 inches from the front of the lens. It's a "macro" lens.

Here's a shot I took up close with it:



You can definitely fill a frame up close with it...
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I'm down to 3 lenses that I'm actually using and I don't feel naked. As I've been using them, I've started to wonder about whether I really need to add any more primes to the kit (other than the dedicated macro). Yesterday, my 17-70 impressed me all the more when I was able to use it on a tour of a small candy factory and get impressive interior pics without having to use a flash!

As a matter of fact, I'm beginning to consider picking up the Sigma 10-20, just so I'll have the extra wide end covered.

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You seem to have a change of philosophy regarding your gear and it is fun to think that you have chosen great lenses as well. Most clinical approach to lens buying for your all around photography.

Sigma 24mm is a stellar performer (After hearing good things about it from numerous pro travel shooters)
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i wanted to click on this post at work but it was blocked :P

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i wanted to click on this post at work but it was blocked :P
For a minute there, I thought you were serious!
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For a minute there, I thought you were serious!
i am serious! hahaha the websense must not like the word naked
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QuoteOriginally posted by k100d Quote
i am serious! hahaha the websense must not like the word naked
Get a usb cable for your phone and surf wireless ...no more "web-non-sense". ...I'd do the same but, my workstation has a welder thats not hooked up to the net
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Get a usb cable for your phone and surf wireless ...no more "web-non-sense". ...I'd do the same but, my workstation has a welder thats not hooked up to the net
Where do you get one of these USB cables--from the cell phone store or a computer store? This might be a good solution for when I'm traveling and don't have access to a Wi-Fi network with my laptop. I don't come anywhere near using up all my cell phone minutes by yakking on it, but I would if I got a USB cable.

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QuoteOriginally posted by hwblanks Quote
Where do you get one of these USB cables--from the cell phone store or a computer store? This might be a good solution for when I'm traveling and don't have access to a Wi-Fi network with my laptop. I don't come anywhere near using up all my cell phone minutes by yakking on it, but I would if I got a USB cable.

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Hi Heather,

Check the cell phone manufacturers website for the USB cable that you phone needs. Note the model down and go to the local cell shop and see if they have one or order it online.
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QuoteOriginally posted by k100d Quote
i am serious! hahaha the websense must not like the word naked
Ahhh...the power of filtering software...yet another reason that filtering software is not perfect.

QuoteOriginally posted by roentarre Quote
You seem to have a change of philosophy regarding your gear and it is fun to think that you have chosen great lenses as well. Most clinical approach to lens buying for your all around photography.
Since I've realized my LADD problem, things have been a lot more peaceful in my life. I've come to the realization that I don't have to "keep up with the Joneses" in terms of which lenses I buy. What's most important is that what I do buy works for me and the way I shoot.

I still might add a couple of siblings to the 43 for a nice lightweight kit, but they'll be cheaper siblings--i.e. the FA28 ($250 or less) and the DA70.

Being able to travel with my kit has helped in the process.

Really, what's most important is not necessarily what gear you have, but the images you're able to produce with it.

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Hey, is that Tele-Lentar 450 a screw mount or a K mount?

I've got one with what appears to be a screw mount, but haven't gotten the screw-K adapter to try it out yet.

How do you like it?
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