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  1. #11
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    Quote Originally Posted by seanhoxx View Post
    HMMN, well a couple of 16 year olds would be nice....... as in single malt scotch! A monopod, maybe a flash, I know I "need" one but just keep putting it off for "other" stuff,
    Don, well the 10-24 be out in time to be under the tree?
    I've been seeing January.... There's not enough time left in this month. I keep trying to tell myself that I do not need a UWA 10mm lens..... but it seems like all the best landscape shots and some other cool portrait shots do come from a really wide angle. There's just something special about that range.....
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  2. #12
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    Well, if the SIGMA comes back in relatively decent shape (*ala sharp focus) ... I will feel a lot better. Right now, I don't even have the AF 28mm f/2.8 any more to do a mock 13mm f/3.3 with the 0.45x teleconverter lens.
    Talk about being shot in the foot!

    Oh well ... I had to get 'er done. Time was running out with the SIGMA warranty ... and I am trying to do my "green" part by not wasting gas running back and forth to the repair center.

    I was thinking of offering some lenses (about 10) back to B&H Video for a trade up to get the SONY CZ 85mm f/1.4 Depending on the returned condition of the KM AF 24-105mm f/3.5-4.5 "D" may determine whether or not I do that. If it comes back as sharp as some people say it can be ... well, I may reconsider.
    Last edited by DonSchap; 12-03-2008 at 07:53 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.

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  3. #13
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    if you're looking for a new parka coat then I can recommend The North Face's 'McMurdo' parka. I've had one for a month or two now and I've never had a coat like it. It's impossible to get cold. 5 Hours in -1 on Sunday and I had to undo the zipper as I was too hot from walking quickly!!

    http://www.trailspace.com/gear/the-n...mcmurdo-parka/

    There a few funny looking ones on ebay... the coat shouldn't be shiny... it has a more matt-like finish and is 100% waterproof too; a rarity for a goose down filled coat.

    Don, read the user comment about 8 down by a guy called 'Chu':

    "Warm even in the coldest winter day Chicago can throw at it."

  4. #14
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    I think my wife and I are going to get a flash for pics for the upcoming baby. But I'm planning to work my way into a Tammy 17-50 so I don't need the flash as often.

    Maybe a better laptop/camera bag combo so I don't have any reason not to always have my camera with me.

    And Rock Band 2 for the Wii!
    Jason Hamilton
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    EOS 5D - Canon EF 24-85mm f/3.5-4.5 USM, EF 35 f/2, EF 50mm f/1.8 Mk II, EF 70-210 f/3.5-4.5 USM, EF 85mm f/1.8 USM, EF 100mm f/2.8 Macro, Helios 44-2 58mm f/2 (with EOS adapter), 430EX, Canon S90
    Nikon FE - Nikkor 35mm f/2 AI'd, Nikkor 50mm f/1.8 AI, Nikkor 105mm f/2.5 AI, F to EF adapter, 2xVivitar 285, other lighting stuff
    Mamiya C220 - 80mm f/2.8

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  5. #15
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    Thumbs up Solid choice

    Quote Originally Posted by laydros View Post
    I think my wife and I are going to get a flash for pics for the upcoming baby. But I'm planning to work my way into a Tammy 17-50 so I don't need the flash as often.

    Maybe a better laptop/camera bag combo so I don't have any reason not to always have my camera with me.

    And Rock Band 2 for the Wii!
    You are just going to love that lens, Jason. I can see you heaving the 17-80 like a hand grenade ... into the Grand Canyon. I suspect there are many at the bottom, already.

    BTW: I have decided to spread the wealth ... check out my gear list for some ideas. If interested, let me know through a PM.
    Last edited by DonSchap; 12-04-2008 at 12:49 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

  6. #16
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    Quote Originally Posted by DonSchap View Post
    You are just going to love that lens, Jason. I can see you heaving the 17-80 like a hand grenade ... into the Grand Canyon. I suspect there are many at the bottom, already.

    BTW: I have decided to spread the wealth ... check out my gear list for some ideas. If interested, let me know through a PM.
    everything is for sale?
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  7. #17
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    Wink I made it simpler ...

    Quote Originally Posted by dr4gon View Post
    everything is for sale?
    No ... just some lenses. I have a couple new ones that I am looking at ... but to reduce the impact to my limited budget ... I can provide some savings on good lenses to those interested.

    I have group it together in the middle ... just to make it easier. Thanks for noticing.
    Last edited by DonSchap; 12-04-2008 at 03:25 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

  8. #18
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    Jason do you have the wii fit? it is amazing and silly and fun, and you really can sweat when you use it!! The daughter has guitar hero III for wii and she has fun with it, fun to watch the kids play with it.
    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
    Tokina AF AT-X 80-400mm F/4.5-5.6
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  9. #19
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    Im really hoping Santa will bring me a Noctilux-M 50mm f/0.95 ASPH lens for my Leica M-8. I promise to be good next year Santa!!!!
    AJ
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    Hey this looks dangerous.......You go first!

    If at first you don't succeed, Skydiving is not for you!

  10. #20
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    We never picked up Wii fit. Keep thinking about it, but its hard to find, and $80 is a lot of money for a game when I'm suddenly addicted to buying lenses. I hear it's lots of fun.

    I used to laugh at people playing Guitar Hero, then my uncle got me into it. I played a lot of Guitar Hero on the PS2 and then picked up Rock Band for the Wii. I don't get to play much, but it's a fun diversion.
    Jason Hamilton
    Selective Frame

    EOS 5D - Canon EF 24-85mm f/3.5-4.5 USM, EF 35 f/2, EF 50mm f/1.8 Mk II, EF 70-210 f/3.5-4.5 USM, EF 85mm f/1.8 USM, EF 100mm f/2.8 Macro, Helios 44-2 58mm f/2 (with EOS adapter), 430EX, Canon S90
    Nikon FE - Nikkor 35mm f/2 AI'd, Nikkor 50mm f/1.8 AI, Nikkor 105mm f/2.5 AI, F to EF adapter, 2xVivitar 285, other lighting stuff
    Mamiya C220 - 80mm f/2.8

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