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  1. #11
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    Quote Originally Posted by DonSchap View Post
    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.
    Your ruining my dreams! lol.... yeah I know it's like double the weight of the 70-300G I believe. I'm just thinking aloud anyway.....
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    Cool Meanwhile, back at the Zoo ...

    Hey, talk about weight:

    I was at the Brookfield Zoo, again, today. Oh my God ... my favorite tiger is going through a living hell, but more on that later.

    Anyway, out side the main polar bear habitat, I ran into a Canon user ... sporting a monopod and ... the EF 400mm f/2.8L IS USM lens. This bad boy lens wieghs in excess of twelve pounds (12 lb+)! Back-killer weight. Personally, I'm a little sensitive to that and carrying a lens like that doesn't allow for much else. I asked him how he dealt with such a serious lens and he pointed to the monopod and groaned, "I manage with this."

    He told me he was shooting f/8 ... and I kind of laughed and said, pointing to my sling and the hitch-hiker lens case ...

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    "This 200-500mm f/5-6.3 can shoot that aperture, too ... at 43 ounces!"

    I mean, that's a hell of a lot of extra heavy glass, if you aren't shooting wide apertures.

    Anyway, we popped a couple more shots of "Mr. Lazy" and I headed out.
    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.

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    12 pound lens!

    Man! if I am packing that around even with a monopod, I had better be getting paid to do it!! The Sony 400 price tag you could get the tamron 70-200 and maybe a Tokina 80-400mm for about the same price am I correct? That of course is dependent on finding a decent Tokina, for sporting shots hand held length and weight would be prime concerns I would think. choice choices and then some more!
    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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    Sooo... as I was headed out today, this guy stood in my path blocking the door. Guess that's what happens when you get a lot of rain!

    So like any good person, I tried to take it back outside, but FIRST I grabbed my macro lens, shoved it on, and fired off a few..... hehe

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    I have to say, I'm pretty damn impressed with this lens!
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    okay instead of making a new thread, I'll just add it here since these were all taken with the 90/2.8 . Used it as a walkaround lens today











    Anyone know what type of flower this is? I need to start learning names!

    EXIF is in flickr!
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    No comments? :\ Should've made a new thread, doh!



    Should I remove the right flower with a bit of PP/cloning, seems a bit distracting?
    Last edited by dr4gon; 09-20-2008 at 10:04 AM.
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    My suggestion: Tighten the crop and check that.
    Don Schap - BFA, Digital Photography
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    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.

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    How's this?

    Magic presto .... it's gone! And a tighter crop
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  9. #19
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    Looks good . I don't know half of the names of what I shoot. Except for the young ladies at the expo. LOL
    Frank
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    Tamron 60mm Macro
    Tamron 17-50 f/2.8
    Tamron 2x Converter
    Sony HVL-F42AM
    Quantaray 70-300 4.5-5.6 Macro
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  10. #20
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    Lightbulb Croppy ideas

    Lose about 25% of the right hand side, just for grins. Believe it or not, I see it as "negative area"
    Last edited by DonSchap; 09-20-2008 at 12:26 PM.
    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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