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Re: And so I DID - My 1st BIG WHITE LENS
« Reply #60 on: November 22, 2013, 07:27:03 AM »
With my 5d mark iii, I used my wife's sigma 120-300. She uses it with her 7d.
With my 5d mark iii, for birds, it is a bit too short (because full frame).
And the sigma is much too heavy and too big to make some day-long Alp's hiking with to find good animals to shoot.

a "small"(er) and lightweight(er) 100-400 would be perfect..    F4 insteadof F2.8 ? I don't care, I have enough light with the iso from the 5d mark iii.
F4 instead of F2.8 for the bokeh ? I don't care, I would not d close portrait with it...
 
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Re: And so I DID - My 1st BIG WHITE LENS
« Reply #60 on: November 22, 2013, 07:27:03 AM »

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« Reply #61 on: November 22, 2013, 08:05:32 AM »
I am more impressed with how you managed to conceal $6000 in a separate account from your spouse! Nice, but how will you explain it when it turns up at the door??

I know if I tried to hide something that big from my girlfriend she'd prob beat me over the head with the lens! I already suspect she thinks I love my camera gear more than her! Sssshhhh!  ;)

Anyway, congrats on your first great white! One day I'll actually get to use one!!!
+1  ;)
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« Reply #62 on: November 22, 2013, 08:06:14 AM »
I'm just wondering why the invoice doesn't show a tele-extender or two?

As I mentioned, my photography account(account that the wife doesn't know) has about $12 left.

4% reward X $6000ish = $200plus will go to x2 TC III ;)
Dylan you only live once just go out shoot, shoot, and shoot until your heart is content. If I was you I'll be out finding many different ways to use that wonderful piece of glass you just acquired. Happy shooting and Merry early Christmas to you!!!!

Thanks ewg963.

With 2 kids(2 & 5yrs), I'm fully booked with family activities. I'll take your advice will do some shooting soon.

Happy thanksgiving & early Merry Christmas to you too ewg963 ;)
Thank you...
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Re: And so I DID - My 1st BIG WHITE LENS
« Reply #63 on: November 22, 2013, 08:07:25 AM »
love to get that lens. Justification more the problem than money.
Is it a good lens for new born baby pics??? :-) if so I have three months to save....

Congrats are nearly in order, then!

While there are certainly better lenses for newborn baby pictures, consider the following justification: Funds are available today, but after the little money pit bundle of joy comes into your life, they might not be.   ;)
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Re: And so I DID - My 1st BIG WHITE LENS
« Reply #64 on: November 22, 2013, 09:11:57 AM »
Have fun with it. You will never regret it.

It´s a fantastic lens with new functions and possibilitys.

I like the big whites.

Thanks M.ST
I'll put the lens to work.
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Re: And so I DID - My 1st BIG WHITE LENS
« Reply #65 on: November 22, 2013, 09:13:50 AM »
Congratulations!
love to get that lens. Justification more the problem than money.
Is it a good lens for new born baby pics??? :-) if so I have three months to save....

For new born, 50L, 85L II and/or 135L on FF will be great
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« Reply #66 on: November 22, 2013, 09:44:12 AM »
Congratulations!
love to get that lens. Justification more the problem than money.
Is it a good lens for new born baby pics??? :-) if so I have three months to save....

It's a good lens if you're new born is going to be about 20 meters away from you! Crikey man, get a 50mm lens and get in close! It's a baby not a lion!

Maybe once the little un is moving about you might want a longer lens but even then I reckon a 70-200 would cover it.
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Re: And so I DID - My 1st BIG WHITE LENS
« Reply #66 on: November 22, 2013, 09:44:12 AM »

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Re: And so I DID - My 1st BIG WHITE LENS
« Reply #67 on: November 22, 2013, 10:03:03 AM »
Congratulations!
love to get that lens. Justification more the problem than money.
Is it a good lens for new born baby pics??? :-) if so I have three months to save....

It's a good lens if you're new born is going to be about 20 meters away from you! Crikey man, get a 50mm lens and get in close! It's a baby not a lion!

Maybe once the little un is moving about you might want a longer lens but even then I reckon a 70-200 would cover it.
He's got all the lenses he need to take pictures of the baby. He's just looking for arguments to justify the procurement ;)
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Re: And so I DID - My 1st BIG WHITE LENS
« Reply #68 on: November 22, 2013, 10:28:32 AM »
Congratulations!
love to get that lens. Justification more the problem than money.
Is it a good lens for new born baby pics??? :-) if so I have three months to save....

It's a good lens if you're new born is going to be about 20 meters away from you! Crikey man, get a 50mm lens and get in close! It's a baby not a lion!

Maybe once the little un is moving about you might want a longer lens but even then I reckon a 70-200 would cover it.
He's got all the lenses he need to take pictures of the baby. He's just looking for arguments to justify the procurement ;)

Ah, I see I failed to read between the lines there! Ooops!

Buy first justify later. Then sell lens to help pay for the divorce!
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Re: And so I DID - My 1st BIG WHITE LENS
« Reply #69 on: November 23, 2013, 08:08:04 AM »
Thank you for the (near) congrats...will post images once money pit #2 pops out.  Clearly can't use 300mm indoors, will use a 35L, 100 macro (toes, ears, other bits) and/or 85L. Or maybe I use none and simply enjoy the moment...

Then it occurred to me, I can use birth #2 as a means to justify a big white. Everyone knows how good the 300mm f/2.8 is for portraits right? So how good would pictures of the very pregnant mum look? Worth the price of admission maybe? 

I might hire the lens, do a shoot, try real hard to nail as many shots as possible, pp the heck to get them looking right, slim mum down a little even (must be a plug in for that), and maybe the war office will approve in principle.  Am guessing it all hinges on making mum look younger, slimmer but still pregnant.


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« Reply #70 on: November 26, 2013, 11:00:38 AM »
Few weeks back, I posted this:
http://www.canonrumors.com/forum/index.php?topic=17620.0

Thanks for talking me out of it guys :P

Just got off the phone with BH, about pricing. All I can say is BH is AWESOME and so I DID. My 1st BIG WHITE ;D ;D ;D

I'll take a day off tomorrow to welcome new baby. Next 24hrs will be long ::) ::) ::) ::) ::) ::) ::) ::) ::) ::)
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« Reply #71 on: November 27, 2013, 05:06:01 PM »
Thank you for the (near) congrats...will post images once money pit #2 pops out.  Clearly can't use 300mm indoors, will use a 35L, 100 macro (toes, ears, other bits) and/or 85L. Or maybe I use none and simply enjoy the moment...

Then it occurred to me, I can use birth #2 as a means to justify a big white. Everyone knows how good the 300mm f/2.8 is for portraits right? So how good would pictures of the very pregnant mum look? Worth the price of admission maybe? 

I might hire the lens, do a shoot, try real hard to nail as many shots as possible, pp the heck to get them looking right, slim mum down a little even (must be a plug in for that), and maybe the war office will approve in principle.  Am guessing it all hinges on making mum look younger, slimmer but still pregnant.

200 f2 would surely be better then :)

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Re: And so I DID - My 1st BIG WHITE LENS
« Reply #72 on: November 27, 2013, 07:08:08 PM »
Few weeks back, I posted this:
http://www.canonrumors.com/forum/index.php?topic=17620.0

Thanks for talking me out of it guys :P

Just got off the phone with BH, about pricing. All I can say is BH is AWESOME and so I DID. My 1st BIG WHITE ;D ;D ;D

I'll take a day off tomorrow to welcome new baby. Next 24hrs will be long ::) ::) ::) ::) ::) ::) ::) ::) ::) ::)

Feel like a kid in the candy shop ;D  : http://albums.phanfare.com/isolated/lp5pL5lP/1/6327914

Test shots, JPEG straight out from camera http://albums.phanfare.com/isolated/dvzsfGFL/1/6328006

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Re: And so I DID - My 1st BIG WHITE LENS
« Reply #72 on: November 27, 2013, 07:08:08 PM »

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« Reply #73 on: November 27, 2013, 08:35:59 PM »
Dylan,
Like your new addition.  Envy is in order.
Go shoot and show shots of yours.
A few photos of the bundle of (lively) joy, too, if you would.
Congrats on new additions to you life.
-r

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« Reply #74 on: November 27, 2013, 10:59:53 PM »
Dylan,
Like your new addition.  Envy is in order.
Go shoot and show shots of yours.
A few photos of the bundle of (lively) joy, too, if you would.
Congrats on new additions to you life.
-r

Thanks lion rock,

I will put this lens to work this coming Friday. I'm fully booked all day tomorrow with family and friends.
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Re: And so I DID - My 1st BIG WHITE LENS
« Reply #74 on: November 27, 2013, 10:59:53 PM »