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05-03-2011, 05:12 PM   #1
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need mac and cheese advice ...

found a 600/5.6 for my 645D; unfortunately after the 645 lens acquisitions, taxes and gas prices, decent food is low down on the list, so ... trying to figure out who has the best generic mac and cheese for home use. Oh, picking up the lens and heading off to Yellowstone for a week to try it out. Have to wait for the water to subside a bit more before any work can done around here.

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Make your own - homebrand pasta spirals mixed with the cheapest block cheddar cheese you can find and grate the cheese yourself. If you find some spare change buy some parmesan cheese (or another cheese) to add a bit of extra flavour along with some pepper and salt to taste

I went the opposite direction and bought an Arsat 30mm wide angle from another forum member and took that away with the 645D for a week down around the West Australian Southern Coastline.
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you are almost talking work there ... and I'm a telephoto guy, even for landscapes - beats walking.

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Gourmet Mac & Cheese:

Add a little steamed brocolli, carrots, maybe frozen peas. Grated Parm on top. Not need to lose nutrition or flavor while on a budget!

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+1 home made

Those cheap packages use cheap ingredients, low quality wheat, the cheese is mostly salt, some milk powder & cheese flavoring plus preservatives. The 'gourmet' brands with better ingredients cost arms and legs.

Forget those for travel energy maintenance (like for packing that lens around )

Home made for trips can use good organic ingredients, elbows cost least, buy bulk (https://www.azurestandard.com/) measure into portions.

Real cheddar cheese powder & whole milk powder, some spices like garlic, crushed red peppers, coriander, chives (Frontier Co-op | Bulk organic herbs, spices, teas & essential oils.), bulk grated pecorino and parmesan (SavoryFood.net).

Compared costs showed equal cost, cheap packages or organic whole wheat elbows, organic cheeses & organic whole milk & organic spices -- guess which I chose?
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I would go with Top Ramen. Cheaper than M & C.
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I'd go the home made route as well. I like to use whole wheat elbow pasta, pepper jack, cheddar and parmesan cheeses, as well as green beans and carrots. Way healthier than Top Ramen. Haven't eaten that stuff since college!
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QuoteOriginally posted by hsteeves Quote
found a 600/5.6 for my 645D
The one just up on eBay from CT? I was pondering that and almost pulled the trigger a couple of times... settled for an A* 300mm f/4 and a Hartblei 45mm SuperRotator. Looks like a beautiful, long lens.

I buy Giant brand (local grocery chain) Organic mac and cheese. Although I must side with the homemade contingency here... much better all around.

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I have been wondering about a super-rotator as well - both 45 and 80; there are a few out there and if you got one in a P6 mount then you could also get an Arsat fisheye .... hmmmm, wonder how dog food tastes?
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I too was looking at the 600 f5.6 but the 300mm (for the 645) as well as the FA 400 f5.6 are exceptionally good. I was also interested how the Hartblei 45mm SuperRotator performs on the 645D.

As for dog food, have you seen how expensive some of the brands are these days? I couldn't believe it! Some more expensive than human food! I think I'll stick to mac and cheese and as others have said...homemade is best!

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raviloi in a can, and you just scoop it up cold out of the can, sitting on the sidewalk
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QuoteOriginally posted by Warped Quote
I went the opposite direction and bought an Arsat 30mm wide angle from another forum member and took that away with the 645D for a week down around the West Australian Southern Coastline.
and can we see some of those pictures? or did I missed them?
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and can we see some of those pictures? or did I missed them?
Coming soon

One preview attached - single shot cropped to look like a pano.

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QuoteOriginally posted by Warped Quote
Coming soon

One preview attached - single shot cropped to look like a pano.
I loved those compressed perspectives allowed by long teles, and I guess that even cropped, the 645D allows for prints of significant size.

Very good shot IMO, if the scaling up keeps up with the quality.
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QuoteOriginally posted by ghelary Quote
I loved those compressed perspectives allowed by long teles, and I guess that even cropped, the 645D allows for prints of significant size.

Very good shot IMO, if the scaling up keeps up with the quality.
That shot was with an Arsat 30mm rectangular fisheye that I bought from Ron - hence Ron being keen to see some shots from it.

I've printed 18x24 and 24x32 prints and they look spectacular (if I do say so myself ) and would easily go larger without loss of quality.

I plan to do some large canvas prints at home soon - just need to narrow down which ones to print
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