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  1. #1
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    Some new goodies!

    It's time for the weekly (probably the last for a while, lol) What's in the boxes!?!?


    Tamron SP AF90mm F/2.8 Di 1:1 Macro


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    more on this later....


















    No PP done, just resized. I must say it is a nice lens. A bit slow to focus though, but overall nice. I say slow maybe it's not too bad but it's hard when you get up close and you try to get bugging or take macros of flowers when the wind is whipping things around. Bees are especially hard to get a good "headshot"



    .......
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    Canon 7D - 5D | 550EX - 430EX II - (2) PW FlexTT5 | 24-105 f4L | 70-200 f2.8L IS | 100 f2.8L IS | 50 f1.8 II

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    And now, the tripod since I can't fit that many pictures!

    Bogen Manfrotto 190XPROB and Bogen 488RC2 Pan and Ball Head











    Love the horizontal feature!




    Helps you get way low to the ground which helped in that moth shot!


    It's a fantastic sturdy tripod. You don't want to know what I was using before do you? Ok yeah ..... It was a $10 tripod. I have no idea how much it was rated at. 1/2 a pound maybe?

    Here's the link to it: http://www.sears.com/shc/s/p_10153_12605_00948248000P

    The good news is the bag fits the new tripod but the head sticks out .

    mmmm what else? Guess that's about it, enjoy!
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    Canon 7D - 5D | 550EX - 430EX II - (2) PW FlexTT5 | 24-105 f4L | 70-200 f2.8L IS | 100 f2.8L IS | 50 f1.8 II

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    Very nice good luck with your new toys. What did the lens cost and where did you order it from?
    Thanks Frank
    Sony A77
    Sony A580
    Sony A 100
    Maxxum 400si.
    Sony 18-70 Kit Lens
    Minolta AF 35-70
    Minolta AF 50 f/1.7
    Tamron 70-300 f/4-5.6 Di LD
    Tamron 60mm Macro
    Tamron 17-50 f/2.8
    Tamron 2x Converter
    Sony HVL-F42AM
    Quantaray 70-300 4.5-5.6 Macro
    Slingshot 200 Bag



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    Quote Originally Posted by sparkie1263 View Post
    Very nice good luck with your new toys. What did the lens cost and where did you order it from?
    Thanks Frank
    box on top is the lens, so Amazon. It was like $475.


    http://www.amazon.com/Tamron-AF-90mm...dp/B0007YZLIA/

    (also looks like they raised the price, although it's now instock, wasn't at the time I ordered).

    big box on the bottom is the tripod from J&R.
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    Thumbs up Ready for the close-up, eh?

    You've been a busy bee, eh? I have to say, that's worth a posting. Brought a smile to my face, seeing the lens. Great stuff ... makes life just a little easier, when MACROing your world.

    Sure the 90mm is a little slow in AF ... heck, most of the time, I pop the collar and use it in MF mode, anyway. That's why I put the MF focusing grid in the A700. It's more or less the same with the 180mm, only a bit further away.

    I like your tripod choice, with a horizontal arm. Should be an excellent combination.
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    Remember: It is usually the GLASS, not the camera (except for moving to Full Frame), that gives you the most improvement in your photography.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DonSchap View Post
    You've been a busy bee, eh? I have to say, that's worth a posting. Brought a smile to my face, seeing the lens. Great stuff ... makes life just a little easier, when MACROing your world.

    Sure the 90mm is a little slow in AF ... heck, most of the time, I pop the collar and use it in MF mode, anyway. That's why I put the MF focusing grid in the A700. It's more or less the same with the 180mm, only a bit further away.

    I like your tripod choice, with a horizontal arm. Should be an excellent combination.
    Yup, I manual focused that moth and it should be a bit better, oh well, next time! (This was the best of the three MF before it flew away).

    I love the tripod. It can reach so many cool angles, stuff not possible with a conventional tripod.
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    Canon 7D - 5D | 550EX - 430EX II - (2) PW FlexTT5 | 24-105 f4L | 70-200 f2.8L IS | 100 f2.8L IS | 50 f1.8 II

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    Red face Tripod calls

    I was looking at one of those types (190CXPRO3 190 MAG FIBER TRIPOD 3 SCT), earlier in the summer, BEFORE I went and bought that CZ 135mm f/1.8 lens. It had just come, and I had it in my hands ... and the darn store owner would not settle on a price with me. The sales guy was furious, but hey ... it was my cash ... so I went downtown and bought me a lens from Calumet Photographic, instead. That took another half-hour ... and they would not give up on the price of that, either. But, then again, what's not to love about a Zeiss lens, I ask you? Friggin' lens sells itself ... you just need to mount it ... and you are doomed, I tell ya.

    I often wonder ... who made out on that one?
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    Don Schap - BFA, Digital Photography
    A Photographer Is Forever
    Look, I did not create the optical laws of the Universe ... I simply learned to deal with them.
    Remember: It is usually the GLASS, not the camera (except for moving to Full Frame), that gives you the most improvement in your photography.

    flickr & Sdi

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    Nice addition Dr4gon, let me how you like that lens, so your one up on me now eh, well lets see what I can do about that!! I hope to play whats in the box once or twice here in the next couple of weeks! I want to make sure i am covered on the 70-200and a "good" filter on it ain't cheap either. I got a lead on a couple of other pieces of glass right now also, so maybe a surprise in the near future. man I love seeing and playing whats in the box!!
    Sony A700_____________Minolta AF 50mm. F/1.7
    Minolta AF 70-210mm F/3.5-4.5 Tamron AF 17-50mm F/2.8 XR DiII LD Asp. [IF]
    Tamron SP AF 70-200mm. F/2.8 DI LD [IF] Macro
    Tamron AF 70-300mm F/4-5.6 Di LD Macro 1:2
    Tokina AF 28-70mm F/3.5-4.5
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    Quote Originally Posted by seanhoxx View Post
    Nice addition Dr4gon, let me how you like that lens, so your one up on me now eh, well lets see what I can do about that!! I hope to play whats in the box once or twice here in the next couple of weeks! I want to make sure i am covered on the 70-200and a "good" filter on it ain't cheap either. I got a lead on a couple of other pieces of glass right now also, so maybe a surprise in the near future. man I love seeing and playing whats in the box!!
    lol.... go for it! I'd like a 70-200/2.8, just no real need for it now..... and the leaked 70-400 G SSM lens looks very temping! Finally Sony is extending it's range. As far as lenses go this year, I think I'm done. Gotta start saving!
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    BTW: That SONY 70-400mm f/4-5.6 (53 oz) is significantly heavier and far more pricey than the Tokina 80-400mm f/4.5-5..6 (35 oz) I sport (pun intended) ... so you might want to WEOGH that in your decision. It is a trade-off ... for a little extra sharpness.

    AH, but considering you cannot get the Tokina (new ... does complicate the issue.

    Just some thoughts ... since it came up.
    Don Schap - BFA, Digital Photography
    A Photographer Is Forever
    Look, I did not create the optical laws of the Universe ... I simply learned to deal with them.
    Remember: It is usually the GLASS, not the camera (except for moving to Full Frame), that gives you the most improvement in your photography.

    flickr & Sdi

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