Picked it up for $279 when buydig had a sale. Easily the best bang for the buck lens purchase I've ever made. Waiting on clear skies.......
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OK, this is not an accessory but for me "Release Shutter Without Card" is a useless feature, which I never use but can get into trouble real easy ...Film days, 1975 - I had my beloved Nikon F2 (cost me 1.5 months pay) and was hiking on the south end of Guam. A trail runs along the crest of the hills providing great views of two postcard perfect bays, a lake in the interior and in general just gorgeous scenery while the ceaseless tradewinds temper the heat and humidity. I followed a trail that went across to the east side of the island, met a group of boys enjoying the day at a shallow stream with a couple of carabao. Rode with them through a bamboo forest until we reached the outskirts of the village where they lived. Realizing I had miles to go to return to my car still on the east side, I resigned myself to a very long trek back. About that time a pair of Navy Seabees tooling around the boonies in a jeep came by and gave me a lift around the south end of the island back towards where my car was. We stopped at the ruins of an old Spanish fort overlooking Umatac Bay around sunset, all of us happily snapping away. 'twas just about then I discovered my film had slipped off the takeup spool, not a single shot exposed.........
The amount of detail this lens renders is stunning:
Lots of detail, but I wanted to see a larger version!
Sorry - this one has commercial value, so I don't give away the big ones.
I'm the same way with most of mine.
Don't blame you. I've managed to make photography somewhat profitable in a day where photography has been cheapened, but it is a fight.
Well you're ahead of me there obviously, but I hope to learn more how to go about it. Because I have some amazing prints ready to sell right now...at least in my opinion and lots of folks who saw them, but chose to buy hand made jewelry and the like, instead!
At one point I decided not to worry about the commercial side of things and simply enjoy my photography. To me it is strictly a hobby and fortunately my job pays well enough to be a little bit creative on the equipment side of things as well, but I'm keeping it reasonable I admire those who can make a profit out of photography, especially in these timen. Seems like a lot of hard work to me.
Is your regular job not hard work? If I was making 6 or 7 figures from other types of work, I would still try to sell my photography. I'd also like to get into film production. But yes, photography itself has been radically cheapened and diluted in this day and age, and basically the world has 6 billion "photographers". Almost seems like a billion of them are better than I am, or at least sell more of their work than I do!
My regular job is hard work, so I like to spend my free time not worrying about making money. If there were an easy way to make money from my photography, I might consider it but looking back at the time I was a student (and heavily into mountainbiking), working part-time in a bikeshop killed a lot of the enthusiasm I had for bicycle gear and in the end, cycling itself.
That's a shame, however maybe your chances of getting testicular cancer are less because of it?
There's no relation between cycling and testicular cancer.
Lance Armstrong would beg to differ.
Haha we're straying far off topic, but if this were true, then a lot more people would have it.
Not necessarily. Anyway I think I'd like to buy a mountain bike after I sell my dirtbike! I don't foresee buying another dirtbike any time soon, but would still like to ride on two wheels offroad, while trying to stay in shape. I would not ride it all the time, though. Also don't want to spend a lot of money.
I managed to capture 9 hours of sleeping cat.
Helen is to PR what Magic Lantern developers are to hackers. No snark intended or implied, I raise a virtual toast to both of you in sincere appreciation of your efforts.PLEASE don't call me PR!!!
Well, that's what you get for writing something nice :-p ... I'm not up to the correct obvious terms obviously as you relate to the public - otherwise you'd just write a PM to the op - but maybe PR is something different entirely and is considered deprecating since it made you post your qualifications ... so sorry for that.
.....settings and lens for the Orion shot? Where did you shoot it from?.......