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Sep 22, 2010 13:19 |  #6241

^ Will do, Leo... Hhehehehehhe.... ;)


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Sep 22, 2010 15:07 |  #6242

Way to go Butch ! That's cool.....see....all that drop kicking and general abuse that gets heaped on it by UPS/FedEx kinda jarred it back into working order !!


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Sep 22, 2010 16:15 |  #6243

airbutchie wrote in post #10956472 (external link)
Thanks Donna, Jeff, and Kurt... And thanks for the wonderful suggestion, Jeff... I'll definately look into that to cover some of its cosmetic pitfalls... Hehhehehehehhe... As promised, a couple of product shots and a sample shot wide open...

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HOLY CRAP BUTCHIE! That's one HELL of a snag!


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Sep 22, 2010 16:17 |  #6244

I'll definately look into that to cover some of its cosmetic pitfalls...

....those are NOT "cosmetic pitfalls"....those are character marks !


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Sep 22, 2010 16:21 |  #6245

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Okay... So remember the glassware I mentioned last week... Well... It came in today... Cosmetically, I'd give it a fair 6.5 to 7 out of 10... Paint chips, blemishes, and one ding in front of the hood element... But what do you expect from a 13 year old lens from Adorama's "used" department... Optically, though, it was pretty clean inside... I can see a few dust speckles in the back but that's about it... The front element is extremely clean and clear... NOW HERE'S THE KICKER...

The description mentioned that the focusing mechanism was shot to hell and that "manual" focusing was the only way to use it... OH BOY WE'RE THEY COMPLETELY AND UTTERLY WRONG!!! It works works WORKS!!! I was pleasantly surprised, to say the least... Anyhoo... Cosmetics "C+/B-".... Optics "B+"... Fully functional "A+"... Amount paid, "82% less than a brand new 400 2.8L IS mk 1"... Hhehehhehhehe... You can do the math... Product and sample shots forthcoming!!!

bw!



I'm going to guess about $1,691 USD ??

Congrats mate, Would love one!:D


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Sep 22, 2010 16:40 |  #6246

Thanks everyone for the congratulatory comments... I feel like I just won a "used lens lottery"!!! Hehhehehhee... And Charlie... Subtract another $350 from that price, mate...

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Sep 22, 2010 16:51 |  #6247

Nice price, I'll have one, one day!


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Sep 22, 2010 18:32 |  #6248

^ I have no doubt, dude...

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Sep 22, 2010 18:35 |  #6249

Easier?? Just one from a walk today.

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Sep 22, 2010 19:42 |  #6250

^ Interesting find... But what kind of "aliens" are we talking about? The female transformer kind? The new Batterstar Galactica cylon kind? Illegal kind? Or the Predator "half human, half creature, long hair, ugly teeth, and 7 foot kind?

Come to think of it, we already have an "alien" as governor here in California... Unfortunately, he didn't make things too easy... Hhehehehehhee...

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Sep 22, 2010 20:51 |  #6251

I got an used 35L recently. I feel that it is too soft wide open, have to step down to 2.8 to get a relatively sharp picture. I don't know if it is caused by 1ds2 or the 35L. 85L and 135L have no problem at all on 1ds2. Or the softness due to my shooting skill? I admit my hands are not sturdy at all.
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Sep 22, 2010 21:42 as a reply to  @ xubl's post |  #6252

So now I have D700 and a 1D classic and I am on the hunt for a 45mm 2.8G PC-E Nikkor.

I like being dual-dependent; it eliminates any symptoms of emotionally setting in a brand through removing loyalism. Everything is more the grand. :)

The 1D classic in my tests, despite the hideous sensor condition it was sent in and how easy the EF piece slides off, when having a 70-200mm 2.8L IS II mounted onto it...wow.

No need for cropping at even 4.1MP. :D


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Sep 22, 2010 21:44 |  #6253

xubl wrote in post #10959644 (external link)
I got an used 35L recently. I feel that it is too soft wide open, have to step down to 2.8 to get a relatively sharp picture. I don't know if it is caused by 1ds2 or the 35L. 85L and 135L have no problem at all on 1ds2. Or the softness due to my shooting skill? I admit my hands are not sturdy at all.
any suggestions?

I have always thought of the 35mm 1.4L the biggest disappoint in wide-open performance in my use of Canon's fast L-class primes. I even found the 24mm 1.4L I even more usable wide open.

I loved using the 1Ds II. I seriously think everyone should own one just at least once; especially if they shoot RAW and PP in LR or ACR...just wow.


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Sep 23, 2010 07:34 |  #6254

I was excited when I got the 35L, and used it on my daughter's birthday party. however, even at f2, pictures are too soft unless step down to f2.8 or smaller. that was really disappointing coz it would be no useful to get a 35L.
to eliminating effect of my shaky hands, I test shot outdoor daytime at f1.4 That is soft. I saw some images here with 35L wide open that were sharp. so maybe i just got a bad copy.




  
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Sep 23, 2010 07:43 |  #6255

xubl wrote in post #10962298 (external link)
I was excited when I got the 35L, and used it on my daughter's birthday party. however, even at f2, pictures are too soft unless step down to f2.8 or smaller. that was really disappointing coz it would be no useful to get a 35L.
to eliminating effect of my shaky hands, I test shot outdoor daytime at f1.4 That is soft. I saw some images here with 35L wide open that were sharp. so maybe i just got a bad copy.

You need to send it in to Canon for calibration; that is not normal.


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