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Mar 19, 2018 13:56 as a reply to  @ post 18589389 |  #1336

Do you miss your 200L Sir :) ?




  
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Mar 19, 2018 15:56 as a reply to  @ BJ_Nguyen's post |  #1337

Just a tool. I can buy another one anytime I want.

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Mar 19, 2018 16:18 |  #1338

Sadly my own condition, though G.A.S. related, is also very steeped in youthful "have not" "pack rat-ism", and using collection as a salve.

It is nothing short of miraculous that this lens, the f/1.8, so long the ultimate object of my G.A.S. affliction, has managed to be "let go" by me,... TWICE!

I must be growing up! :)


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Mar 19, 2018 16:26 |  #1339

CyberDyneSystems wrote in post #18589502 (external link)
Sadly my own condition, though G.A.S. related, is also very steeped in youthful "have not" "pack rat-ism", and using collection as a salve.

It is nothing short of miraculous that this lens, the f/1.8, so long the ultimate object of my G.A.S. affliction, has managed to be "let go" by me,... TWICE
I must be growing up! :)

TWICE?!

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Mar 19, 2018 16:37 |  #1340

airbutchie wrote in post #18589506 (external link)
TWICE?!

-?


The first time (2008) resulted in me "securing" the woman that became my wife! So no regrets there. A reasonable trade to be sure :)

When finances swung back into my favor I got one again. That one i sold too, but to be fair, only after two years of owning it side by side with the newer f/2,. and being unable to part with either. I finally did it to help fund the 500mm f/4L II which I use MUCH more often.

If I only I could own them all, even they were just on shelf! (but wouldn't that be a shame too? Better that someone is using it!)


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Mar 19, 2018 18:00 |  #1341

CyberDyneSystems wrote in post #18589514 (external link)
The first time (2008) resulted in me "securing" the woman that became my wife! So no regrets there. A reasonable trade to be sure :)

When finances swung back into my favor I got one again. That one i sold too, but to be fair, only after two years of owning it side by side with the newer f/2,. and being unable to part with either. I finally did it to help fund the 500mm f/4L II which I use MUCH more often.

If I only I could own them all, even they were just on shelf! (but wouldn't that be a shame too? Better that someone is using it!)

That's how I feel. I gave it up because my long lens I really need to be able to track so I swapped it out in a trade for the 70-200 2.8 GM and 85 1.4 GM plus cash. It was a fair trade. I'm moving to sony for awhile. If Canon comes out with something comparable to the A7R3 then I'll switch back perhaps who knows.

If I was just doing portraits then I would of kept the 200/2 but I really need native tracking capabilities so the 70-200 is my compromise.

Good thing is it's really sharp and the AF is spot on and the R3 has some awesome resolution that surpasses the 5D4. Had the 5DsR been able to ISO up to 50k and shoot 10fps I would of stayed with Canon.


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Mar 19, 2018 18:01 |  #1342

For the record the Sigma 85 and 135 Art is just as sharp if not sharper than the 200/2. Renders very close. I'll pickup a 135 1.8 to be my "poor man" 200/2 but in native sony. Should be a bit more usable and lighter.


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Mar 19, 2018 19:35 |  #1343

Talley... May I inquire on what type of photography you shoot?

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Mar 19, 2018 19:44 as a reply to  @ airbutchie's post |  #1344

Coffee cups and test charts...

I'm just a husband and dad to 4 kids. Just want to shoot them as they grow and try to fill in various other things in the mean time. I like all aspects to photography so I really like learning and trying new things. I'm not that good but I get better as time moves on.

Kinda hard to do any photography when your waking up at 3:30a leave the house at 4:20a driving 1.4hr to work then working 14hrs then drive 1.4hr back home then bed by 10pm and repeat for the past 3 months.

I'm tired. We finally finished cutovers so I'm back on a 5/10 schedule and have weekends off but now I'm backlogged on projects around the house. It never ends.


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Mar 19, 2018 21:01 as a reply to  @ Talley's post |  #1345

You are one dedicated father and husband!!! Much respect, good sir... All the best you and the fambam, Talley!!

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Apr 21, 2018 11:58 |  #1346

Wide open tulips up in Skagit


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Apr 21, 2018 13:05 |  #1347

Check out my lightweight mirrorless setup (not)


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May 31, 2018 06:01 |  #1348

more than a year hadn't taken "Stanley Cup" out for a shoot :)

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Jun 01, 2018 06:59 |  #1349

^ I'm glad you did!!! Still works like a charm...

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Dec 10, 2018 21:56 |  #1350

Fuji GFX50s medium format


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