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  1. #1
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    Thumbs up Looking about as wide as it gets ... for "Crowd Control"

    For the APS-C sensor crowd ... α700, α550, α500, α380, α350, α330, α300, α230, α200, α100

    After a long time coming out, B&H Video finally stocks the SP AF 10-24mm f/3.5-4.5 Di-II LD (SONY mount) ...

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    so the widest span in the "ultra-wide" focal range is all but at your fingertips, as a 10mm shot is effectively 16mm on a full frame. That is about as wide of a non-distorted (rectilinear) image as you can get out of a conventional lens. Perfect for those "wedding shots" where you cannot back up ... because of seating or whatnot and still need to get the entire crowd without attempting a panorama!

    Also, 10-24mm meets up well with almost any other mid-range lens you have in the bag. (18-70, 17-50, 24-70, 28-75) and at f/3.5-4.5 is a whole lot brighter than most others.

    Man ... this wait seemed like forever.

    Funny ... my personal need for this lens has expired with the purchase of the α850, but you can believe that the lens is definitely the most cost-effective way to go.
    Last edited by DonSchap; 09-03-2009 at 11:29 AM.
    Don Schap - BFA, Digital Photography
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  2. #2
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    The one uber UWA I would love is the Nikkor 14-24mm F/2.8. On either camera, it's super wide!

    Rooz had one, not sure why he got rid of it?
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  3. #3
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    it was too good for me.
    D800e l V3 l AW1 l 16-35 l 35 l 50 l 85 l 105 l EM1 l 7.5 l 12-40 l 14 l 17 l 25 l 45 l 60 l 75
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rooz View Post
    it was too good for me.
    What? The Ferrari? It would've been killer on that D700!
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  5. #5
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    lol i'm not good enuf at WA photography to justify the pricetag.

    i bought it for $2100AUD and sold it for $2200AUD about 9 months later. i may buy it again somewhere down the track but as you can see from my sig, i'm not a lens accumulater. if i dont use it, it gets sold. no point having cash tied up collecting dust in the cupboard.
    D800e l V3 l AW1 l 16-35 l 35 l 50 l 85 l 105 l EM1 l 7.5 l 12-40 l 14 l 17 l 25 l 45 l 60 l 75
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    I can appreciate that aspect ... a $2200 piece of glass better do something other than collect dust. You figure you can have 4 or 5 mediocre pieces for that price ... and at least two of those would probably get used pretty regular, if even by accident!

    It would be similar to having that uber-priced SONY AF 300mm f/2.8 G SSM ($6200). With the tote-prohibitive weight of that one ... it would spend serious time on the bench, regardless of the cost. LOL Oh, your aching back!
    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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    yeah like my 70-300 G seldom gets used. I should sell it and get the CZ16-80 instead.
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