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07-12-2008, 08:50 PM   #1
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DA55-300 in the dark...

This is one amazing lens! Keep in mind that the following pics are handheld with no PP, other than converting from RAW to JPG.





Yes, Loverboy continues to rock on.


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07-12-2008, 10:56 PM   #2
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Nice work Heather, that lens is good.
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Any more of this and Im giving in to LBA sooner rather than later
Nice series

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I really like the Sunkist billboard. How is it lit? I assume those are neon tubes spelling out Tropicana, but what about the lemon and the writing? Did you use flash?

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Wow, very good results.
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I know I used flash on some of them, but I don't remember which ones without looking at the exif info (for faster shutter speed). Hmmm...let's see here (as she opens up LR to take a look)...

Tropicana sign--I believe that I did use flash as the shutter speed is 1/125 sec. BTW, I don't know for sure how the orange and "Pure Premium" is lit up, but my best guess would be florescent.
Roof sign--1/15 sec.
Loverboy--1/25 sec.

ISO on all pics- 400 (I was afraid to take it beyond that for fear of too much noise).

Thanks for all the positive buzz.

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I have you to blame Heather LBA struck me in the ass again(Back Pocket)I love it

DA 55-300 on its way to australia soon LOL

Waiting waiting

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i'm holding off on this lens as long as possible but i have a feeling that it will eventually show up in my bag ... this is not helping at all

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For K100D and others that are drooling over this lens but haven't pulled the trigger, I guess all of you need to start saving those extra dollars (US, Canadian, or Australian), Euros, Pesos, Yen, etc. $350 at Amazon or Adorama isn't that expensive and you definitely won't regret this purchase.

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QuoteOriginally posted by hwblanks Quote
For K100D and others that are drooling over this lens but haven't pulled the trigger, I guess all of you need to start saving those extra dollars (US, Canadian, or Australian), Euros, Pesos, Yen, etc. $350 at Amazon or Adorama isn't that expensive and you definitely won't regret this purchase.

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Have ordered mine through BH Photos for the same ( seem to me everyones price matching give or take a few bucks either way)
As the aussie dollar is nearly on par with $US NOW a good time


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in ordering from BH can you tell me is it door to door or collected from post office or elsewhere?

Me and the wife both work, so being home for a parcel delivery is not an option.

How was the exchange rate mate?


have fun with the new lens.
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Bumping an old thread.

Fantastic pics, I do believe you just convinced me to get the 55-300.
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Nulla at the going rate as of today, $US350 will cost just under $AUS430.

B&H is delivered to the door by courier, but a notice is left to pick up at the depot if nobody in attendance. (Thats the usual in my area, anyway).

I have been doing quite a bit of thinking about this lens, myself. I think you may have just sold me, Heather.

Get thee behind me, LBA????
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QuoteOriginally posted by Volvo244T Quote
Bumping an old thread.

Fantastic pics, I do believe you just convinced me to get the 55-300.
you won't be disappointed.. it's a great lens!
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Nulla at the going rate as of today, $US350 will cost just under $AUS430.

B&H is delivered to the door by courier, but a notice is left to pick up at the depot if nobody in attendance. (Thats the usual in my area, anyway).

I have been doing quite a bit of thinking about this lens, myself. I think you may have just sold me, Heather.

Get thee behind me, LBA????


Thanks Bruce


your input much appreciated... I have since dealt with B&H and I am very happy with their service, phew 4 days from order to door resulted... Teds Cameras took 12 days for one item.



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