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My wife asked me about my white lens last night

 
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Aug 12, 2008 00:21 |  #181

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Must be one fast shutter speed! Arrow beautifully bokehed (is this a word?) but frozen in space!

I can't chalk it up to experience.

It was a single shot, handheld through a row of people. Most people think I pulled it out of a HS sequence.

I got lucky.


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Aug 12, 2008 10:26 |  #182

Great thread!

Fortunately, my wife is every bit as much into photography as I am. While we were reading the 200/2 review over at the-digital-picture.com and browsing the 200/2 archive thread here at potn, her immediate reaction was "We HAVE to have this one!"

I could only smile and say "Yes, I love you too!"

So now we have sold the 70-200 2.8L IS and the 24-70 2.8L for a reasonably good price that will cover most of the cost (we're in Norway, lenses are priced ridiculously high here) of a new 200/2 at B&H :)


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Aug 12, 2008 11:02 |  #183

I think you might have to sell your car too, if the price hasn't come down since I last looked.


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Aug 12, 2008 15:19 |  #184

I envy you guys who can just throw money at lenses. I'm trying to put most of our spare money into the college fund. The lens fund comes from $50 for the birthday here, $200 from a lucky contest win there, etc. The big boosts come from "found" money when I get an unexpected expert-witness job or such.

Fortunately, my talent is sufficiently minimal that the lenses I have are adequate to match. :-D


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All I want is a 10-2000 f/0.5L with no distortion that weighs 100 grams, fits in my pocket, and costs $300. Is that too much to ask?

  
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Aug 12, 2008 16:13 |  #185

My wife is kind of totally oblivious and if I show her good pictures of our house we are building and good family photos from this event or that event nothing has been said.

I always say 'hey I sold this lens or that lens and going to make an upgrade' and nothing bad yet!


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Aug 12, 2008 16:59 |  #186

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Good luck to you man, at least if I piss off my wife, she is not armed.

hahahha


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Aug 12, 2008 19:45 |  #187

nomorebs wrote in post #6093112 (external link)
Great thread!

Fortunately, my wife is every bit as much into photography as I am. While we were reading the 200/2 review over at the-digital-picture.com and browsing the 200/2 archive thread here at potn, her immediate reaction was "We HAVE to have this one!"

I could only smile and say "Yes, I love you too!"

So now we have sold the 70-200 2.8L IS and the 24-70 2.8L for a reasonably good price that will cover most of the cost (we're in Norway, lenses are priced ridiculously high here) of a new 200/2 at B&H :)

I can only dream of your situation ... want to adopt a *very* old son?




  
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Aug 12, 2008 19:49 |  #188

My wife has seen my 100-400 in use so it would be kinda tough to try and explain why a 300 f/2.8L IS (or bigger) doesn't "grow 'n shrink" while being used.

Hmmm...If I move the hood back and forth...? ;)


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Aug 12, 2008 20:23 |  #189

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My wife has seen my 100-400 in use so it would be kinda tough to try and explain why a 300 f/2.8L IS (or bigger) doesn't "grow 'n shrink" while being used.

Hmmm...If I move the hood back and forth...? ;)

That's cold man...just plain cold...:lol:


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Aug 12, 2008 20:26 |  #190

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That's cold man...just plain cold...:lol:

I kinda thought that deceiving one's S.O. was the point of the thread...? :confused: ;)


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Aug 12, 2008 20:46 |  #191

Not telling the wife of each new purchase is definitely easier...but I'm in a good-but-bad situation. The wife works for Canon so I cannot pass up the staff discounts - they are significant savings! :)

But this means I have to let her know every purchase I'm making...


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Aug 13, 2008 05:09 |  #192

Sol95, I think I speak for most in this thread when I say........We're jelous!!

LOL:lol:


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Aug 13, 2008 05:12 |  #193

sol95 wrote in post #6096408 (external link)
Not telling the wife of each new purchase is definitely easier...but I'm in a good-but-bad situation. The wife works for Canon so I cannot pass up the staff discounts - they are significant savings! :)

But this means I have to let her know every purchase I'm making...

Hmmm...would your wife be interested in a spot of bigamy? :-D


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Aug 13, 2008 05:52 |  #194

When I started getting interested in a DSLR, I started researching on the net and found POTN. Then I started asking my hubby questions and getting some input back from him or if he thought I would ever actually learn to use one. I was trying to draw him into my interest. After he bought me a 20D, I could see he really lusted after it so I bought him a 20D.
Fast forward 4 years later and he owns a 40D and I own a 5D and a 1DMkII. We travel around the world together and enjoy shooting photos. I also shoot weddings a few times a year and often use him for a back-up shooter. I never have to ask permission to buy anything (mostly cuz I make more $$$) but he also knows I am happy with my gear and he also knows I would discuss any purchase with him before I buy it.
When I bought the 1D last week, he watched me play with it a while, then quietly passed his checkbook down the table without saying a word :)


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Aug 13, 2008 12:08 |  #195

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She says "This lens that you've been using recently is white (70-200 f/4 IS). Wasn't the one I bought you for your birthday black? (the 70-300)" I told her that I simply traded with someone for the "white one" and she shrugged and says while walking away "I like the white one. It looks cooler". I love how technologically progressive she is, bless her soul :). All she knows is that she loves the images that I download to the computers. Once she figures out how to turn on the DVD player and switch to the proper interface on the LCD, I may start showing her more about the camera gear :)

She is still yet to notice that my Silver Rebel XT had miraculously morphed into a black 30D about a year ago.

Haha, that is a great story.


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