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tekkie
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Sep 13, 2009 19:10 |  #7351

^ lol

this is not really ridiculous as much as annoying but yesterday I went to a nature park with my 1DMK II & 500L on my tripod / wimberley head and I got asked at least 4 times what zoom is that camera

I tried to explain to every one of them its a fixed 500mm lens you cant zoom at all... and they all proceeded to ask the same question again

ughhh it was getting old :)


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Sep 13, 2009 19:55 |  #7352

tekkie wrote in post #8638289 (external link)
^ lol

this is not really ridiculous as much as annoying but yesterday I went to a nature park with my 1DMK II & 500L on my tripod / wimberley head and I got asked at least 4 times what zoom is that camera

I tried to explain to every one of them its a fixed 500mm lens you cant zoom at all... and they all proceeded to ask the same question again

ughhh it was getting old :)

Well since you've got 17 through 500 covered, just tell them 30x. Technically 29.4x, but that's close enough. :p


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Sep 13, 2009 20:14 |  #7353

Thalagyrt wrote in post #8638544 (external link)
Well since you've got 17 through 500 covered, just tell them 30x. Technically 29.4x, but that's close enough. :p

With the 500L, I would have replied, "this baby right here has so much zoom, it can see straight into the depths of your soul. And then make 16x20 glossy prints of it." :D


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Sep 13, 2009 20:29 |  #7354

wickerprints wrote in post #8638631 (external link)
With the 500L, I would have replied, "this baby right here has so much zoom, it can see straight into the depths of your soul. And then make 16x20 glossy prints of it." :D

Even as dark as my soul is? :lol:


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Sep 13, 2009 20:33 |  #7355

izthistaken wrote in post #8638705 (external link)
Even as dark as my soul is? :lol:

That's what 500mm @ f/4 @ ISO 25600 with Image Stabilization is for! :D


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Sep 13, 2009 20:47 |  #7356

:lol:


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Sep 13, 2009 23:02 |  #7357

wickerprints wrote in post #8637754 (external link)
The title of the thread is "Post the most ridiculous comments you've received with a big lens on," not "Post the most ridiculous comments you've made with a big lens on."  :p ;)

Technically he did receive a ridiculous comment.

A Noink shooter saying "I got to get one of those" in reference to a Canon 400/2.8 is pretty ridiculous.

He couldn't even use it in manual because of the flange focal distance.




  
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Sep 13, 2009 23:03 |  #7358

mbellot wrote in post #8639460 (external link)
Technically he did receive a ridiculous comment.

A Noink shooter saying "I got to get one of those" in reference to a Canon 400/2.8 is pretty ridiculous.

He couldn't even use it in manual because of the flange focal distance.

Nikon makes a 400 2.8 as well, he could have just been saying in general he needs one of those super teles. :p


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Sep 13, 2009 23:24 |  #7359

Thalagyrt wrote in post #8639462 (external link)
Nikon makes a 400 2.8 as well, he could have just been saying in general he needs one of those super teles. :p

Of course considering the difference in price between the Nikon and Canon 400 f2.8 out intrepid Nikon shooter could buy both the Canon 400 F2.8 and the new (yet to be released) Canon 7D body. Ok so the canon combo would cost $300 or $400 more but what a combination and you could probably get a discount on the body IF you were to purchase both the lens and body at the same time.

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Sep 13, 2009 23:33 |  #7360

Plenty of duct tape, manual focus, get 'er done:)!


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Sep 14, 2009 05:23 |  #7361

Just got one wich has been annoying me in similar aspects fir a while
"arent you too young for a cam like that.... Ya sure, the factis im 21 and worked my arse off to pay for all my gear , and my own education for rhe next 3 years.
Talk about judging a book by its cover :/


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Sep 14, 2009 09:45 |  #7362

tonylong wrote in post #8639623 (external link)
Plenty of duct tape, manual focus, get 'er done:)!

Its not the duct tape that would bother most people, its shaving several millimeters off the body's lens mount to get the focal plane in the right place that would slow them down a bit.

Then again, its a Noink, so its not like you're destroying anything valuable. ;)




  
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Sep 14, 2009 11:30 |  #7363

mbellot wrote in post #8641486 (external link)
Its not the duct tape that would bother most people, its shaving several millimeters off the body's lens mount to get the focal plane in the right place that would slow them down a bit.

Then again, its a Noink, so its not like you're destroying anything valuable. ;)

Just a simple 10 minute operation and you will be good to go - apart from still having Nikon on the front of your camera!:lol:


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Sep 14, 2009 14:03 |  #7364

neilwood32 wrote in post #8642106 (external link)
Just a simple 10 minute operation and you will be good to go - apart from still having Nikon on the front of your camera!:lol:

That's what the duct tape is for.




  
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Sep 14, 2009 16:05 |  #7365

Alexei TND wrote in post #8640651 (external link)
Just got one wich has been annoying me in similar aspects fir a while
"arent you too young for a cam like that.... Ya sure, the factis im 21 and worked my arse off to pay for all my gear , and my own education for rhe next 3 years.
Talk about judging a book by its cover :/

On a dutch photo forum a dad an his two children often post pics. The boy is 11, walks around with a 30D + 300 F4 L and shoots amazing pics.
Obviously it would be illegal to let a kid of that age work :p but other then that you're never too young to start :D

They were on the dutch kids news program last week:
http://player.omroep.n​l/?aflID=10100209 (external link)
Starting from 7:05

sry no translation lol :p


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