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POTN Aussie Club #4: a.k.a. Angus' Buy, Sell and Spel Thread

 
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Jan 15, 2009 23:07 |  #9961

yabbie wrote in post #7086523 (external link)
Main Roads, varies, depends on what the flavour of the month is. Basic maps for reports, bit more complex analysis, occasional remote sensing, just spent a stint in traffic modelling, doing microsimulation (not GIS, but related and interesting), now looking at strategic planning stuff.

Wow, sounds right up my alley! Did you study at Curtin?


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Jan 15, 2009 23:15 |  #9962

Anyone done anything about starting a new thread?

Comments wanted on how well this works. Not a photo but an example of DoF.
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Jan 15, 2009 23:16 as a reply to  @ Michael's post |  #9963
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tangcla wrote in post #7087051 (external link)
I played with Matt's 85L... mmm it's smooooth.

Slow-as-feck AF though... and it's weird, the whole front ring rotates... hard to explain.

Is that the mkI or the mkII? The I was pretty slow, but I'm happy enough with the II (1.8 times quicker, apparently).

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Time to ask for a payrise :p

This month, it arrives :-)


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Jan 15, 2009 23:23 |  #9964

miccullen wrote in post #7087131 (external link)
Is that the mkI or the mkII? The I was pretty slow, but I'm happy enough with the II (1.8 times quicker, apparently).

hmm, not sure. I just know it was heavy with the 1Ds Mark II I played with ;)


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Jan 15, 2009 23:24 |  #9965

Michael wrote in post #7087078 (external link)
Wow, sounds right up my alley! Did you study at Curtin?

Melbourne Uni


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Jan 15, 2009 23:28 |  #9966

yabbie wrote in post #7087176 (external link)
Melbourne Uni

Ahh ok. Cool. I hope the Curtin course is ok. I assume it is.


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Jan 15, 2009 23:28 |  #9967

miccullen wrote in post #7086964 (external link)
Canon 300 is $6.8K, Sigma 120-300/2.8 is $3.3K.

Bah. Effectively the same cost - ie. too costly for me :p


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Jan 15, 2009 23:29 |  #9968

The 50/1.2L focus isn't fast either. Fine with me ;)


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Jan 15, 2009 23:34 |  #9969

miccullen wrote in post #7087131 (external link)
This month, it arrives :-)

Nice... so are you buying anything new? ;)

linarms wrote in post #7087198 (external link)
The 50/1.2L focus isn't fast either. Fine with me ;)

Hey there's a 85L FS over on FM.


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Jan 15, 2009 23:35 |  #9970

linarms wrote in post #7086521 (external link)
I guess no-one wants to part with their 85/1.2L's then eh ;) If anyone spots one in their travels and can let me know, I'd be grateful. If I end up buying it, I'll owe you a beer or 6 :p

You can have mine when I die, and you pry it from my cold, dead fingers!!

Actually, just out of interest, what are you looking to spend on one??

tangcla wrote in post #7087051 (external link)
I played with Matt's 85L... mmm it's smooooth.

Slow-as-feck AF though... and it's weird, the whole front ring rotates... hard to explain.

Only slow from close up to infinity though. When in servo tracking and going from close up to a little further away, it's fine. Especially on any 1 series, it's awesome, and is certainly no slouch!!

And brides love the results too. I keep hearing "Wow, how clear is that shot??" "I love the blurry background, how did you do that??" :D

miccullen wrote in post #7087131 (external link)
Is that the mkI or the mkII? The I was pretty slow, but I'm happy enough with the II (1.8 times quicker, apparently).

Mark II, in my sig. ;)

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hmm, not sure. I just know it was heavy with the 1Ds Mark II I played with ;)

I love it when you play with my gear Clarry!! Next time, warm your hands up please. ;) :p


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Jan 15, 2009 23:45 |  #9971

A lot of good stuff pop up over at FM. No moolah though ><


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Jan 15, 2009 23:46 |  #9972

brenno wrote in post #7087239 (external link)
You can have mine when I die, and you pry it from my cold, dead fingers!!

My sentiment exactly. I love mine.


brenno wrote in post #7087239 (external link)
Only slow from close up to infinity though. When in servo tracking and going from close up to a little further away, it's fine. Especially on any 1 series, it's awesome, and is certainly no slouch!!

I once packed the 85/1.2 rather than the 85/1.8 when I was shooting a Volleyball match. It work, but I had to prefocus on the player first. Wasn't any good for a quick snap at the net of a spiker as it just couldn't focus quick enough in this situation - not that it's was really meant to either.

I still came away with good shots.


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Jan 15, 2009 23:47 |  #9973

@brenno: I've only just started looking. Would need to be significantly less than $3k, especially for a MkI ;)


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Jan 16, 2009 00:16 |  #9974

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I still came away with good shots.

I bet you did Greg.

I believe the whole slow focus business is blown out of proportion to be honest. Yes, it is slow compared to say a 24-70 or it's focal length cousin the 85 1.8 or whatever, but in normal use, (when I say normal I don't mean shooting infinity close, close infinity) it's an absolute gem of a lens which is very useable in "most" shooting situations. Hell, if you can shoot during a wedding with one, then I'd say that's a fair test of its performance. Throw it on a 1 series, and it speeds up quite considerably.

linarms wrote in post #7087303 (external link)
@brenno: I've only just started looking. Would need to be significantly less than $3k, especially for a MkI ;)

Ok, cool. From what I've heard, they don't make the parts for the mkI version anymore. Could be a reason to jump straight to the mkII. Well that and the previously stated increase in AF speed with the new version also.


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Jan 16, 2009 00:16 |  #9975

Greg_C wrote in post #7087125 (external link)
Anyone done anything about starting a new thread?

How about
POTN Aussie Club #5: Quit your jibba jabba fool and go shoot some nuts!

Sure we can decide on something with the remaining 20 odd posts.


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