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Re: Make it stop! (Photo pun not intended)
« Reply #30 on: December 03, 2013, 10:49:38 PM »
I find that the only cure for this illness is to forget about the "gear" area of forums especially canonrumors and concentrate on taking pictures and posting them in the "photos" area.  I find myself looking for competitions/mini-competitions such as the one in http://www.cambridgeincolour.com/forums/forum6.htm where a lot of cheap gears are taking a lot of very good pictures.  Just compare their gear with your gear and make a resolution to at least match or better their output.  That will cure your gear acquisition madness for sure.  Just my 2 cents.   ;D

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Re: Make it stop! (Photo pun not intended)
« Reply #30 on: December 03, 2013, 10:49:38 PM »

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Re: Make it stop! (Photo pun not intended)
« Reply #31 on: December 03, 2013, 10:55:44 PM »
I find that the only cure for this illness is to forget about the "gear" area of forums especially canonrumors and concentrate on taking pictures and posting them in the "photos" area.  I find myself looking for competitions/mini-competitions such as the one in http://www.cambridgeincolour.com/forums/forum6.htm where a lot of cheap gears are taking a lot of very good pictures.  Just compare their gear with your gear and make a resolution to at least match or better their output.  That will cure your gear acquisition madness for sure.  Just my 2 cents.   ;D

Yes that works, but only until the next new lens/camera release ;D
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Re: Make it stop! (Photo pun not intended)
« Reply #32 on: December 04, 2013, 03:00:44 PM »
Haha I can relate... love my lens line up but there's always an itch (note I've bought and sold many lenses before getting to my current line-up).

+1 ... Nice to be acquainted with like minded suckers for new lenses  ;D (no offense)


Heheheh it's good to know there are more of us in the same boat.

Now for my next purchase....  let's see what I can justify (takes some effort)...  ::) ???

 ;D ... BTW, I'm a bit curious about your intriguing Avatar ... what does it mean? Cheers


You're the first to ask, I'm glad somebody finally did ;)

It's inspired by the periodic table of elements.



'Ca' is the symbol for the fictional element 'Canon EOS'.
'Canon EOS' is the name of the element.
'25' is the atomic number, which was the number of years EOS was around when I created the avatar.
'1987' is the year EOS was introduced. This would indicate the number of electrons in each shell: 1, 9, 8, 7 moving away from the core, so there are four shells of electrons.
'10.0837' is the atomic mass; it is also the founding date of Canon (10 August 1937) as Seikikōgaku kenkyūsho (jap. 精機光學研究所, Precision Optical Industry Co. Ltd.)
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Re: Make it stop! (Photo pun not intended)
« Reply #33 on: December 04, 2013, 04:02:34 PM »

You're the first to ask, I'm glad somebody finally did ;)

It's inspired by the periodic table of elements.



'Ca' is the symbol for the fictional element 'Canon EOS'.
'Canon EOS' is the name of the element.
'25' is the atomic number, which was the number of years EOS was around when I created the avatar.
'1987' is the year EOS was introduced. This would indicate the number of electrons in each shell: 1, 9, 8, 7 moving away from the core, so there are four shells of electrons.
'10.0837' is the atomic mass; it is also the founding date of Canon (10 August 1937) as Seikikōgaku kenkyūsho (jap. 精機光學研究所, Precision Optical Industry Co. Ltd.)


And I thought it was a Canadian 25 cent postage stamp.   ;)


Actually, that is pretty cool and creative.
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Re: Make it stop! (Photo pun not intended)
« Reply #34 on: December 04, 2013, 09:16:38 PM »
I guess I can't be of any help to you right now. I'm ordering a 300 2.8 II today ... 
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Re: Make it stop! (Photo pun not intended)
« Reply #35 on: December 05, 2013, 12:58:43 AM »
I guess I can't be of any help to you right now. I'm ordering a 300 2.8 II today ...

I'll just look at the blurry BIF photos I got with that rented lens and be happy I don't own it.  I am sure those shots are due to the lens and not to the operator.  The wonderfully clear pictures with fabulous color rendition and excellent IQ on the "good ones" could only be because of my ability to overcome the many shortcomings of the 300 2.8ii.   ;)

Yeah.  That's what I'll try to convince myself of.  Must be a bad lens since a distant Sandcrane at dusk flying against a busy background with me hand-holding the 300 with a 2xiii and shooting at the ridiculous speed of 1/80 second was not clear. 

Yeah, I will tell myself that.........but I don't believe it.

Congrats on you anticipated new arrival!!!!!
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Re: Make it stop! (Photo pun not intended)
« Reply #36 on: December 05, 2013, 04:00:10 AM »
Have fun with your new optic.
One day, after saving a bit (lets say- two years) I buy a 300/2,8 too.
Till then: only small items, like the fourth 600RT....

I needed it, really! The first three are incomplete without it!

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Re: Make it stop! (Photo pun not intended)
« Reply #36 on: December 05, 2013, 04:00:10 AM »

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Re: Make it stop! (Photo pun not intended)
« Reply #37 on: December 05, 2013, 05:10:30 AM »
Haha I can relate... love my lens line up but there's always an itch (note I've bought and sold many lenses before getting to my current line-up).

+1 ... Nice to be acquainted with like minded suckers for new lenses  ;D (no offense)


Heheheh it's good to know there are more of us in the same boat.

Now for my next purchase....  let's see what I can justify (takes some effort)...  ::) ???

 ;D ... BTW, I'm a bit curious about your intriguing Avatar ... what does it mean? Cheers


You're the first to ask, I'm glad somebody finally did ;)

It's inspired by the periodic table of elements.



'Ca' is the symbol for the fictional element 'Canon EOS'.
'Canon EOS' is the name of the element.
'25' is the atomic number, which was the number of years EOS was around when I created the avatar.
'1987' is the year EOS was introduced. This would indicate the number of electrons in each shell: 1, 9, 8, 7 moving away from the core, so there are four shells of electrons.
'10.0837' is the atomic mass; it is also the founding date of Canon (10 August 1937) as Seikikōgaku kenkyūsho (jap. 精機光學研究所, Precision Optical Industry Co. Ltd.)

Very interesting.
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Re: Make it stop! (Photo pun not intended)
« Reply #38 on: December 05, 2013, 05:26:38 AM »
I had so much GAS yesterday, it was unbearable ... so I sold my Nikon D7100 + 18-300mm VR lens and ordered the Sony a7+28-70 lens ... cannot believe I did that, coz I had stopped buying Sony products well over 10 years ago, as I disliked their customer service and made up my mind never to buy their products ... my teen aged sons, who are crazy Sony Play Station, have been making fun of me ever since I ordered the a7
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Re: Make it stop! (Photo pun not intended)
« Reply #39 on: December 05, 2013, 09:57:39 AM »
I had so much GAS yesterday, it was unbearable ... so I sold my Nikon D7100 + 18-300mm VR lens and ordered the Sony a7+28-70 lens ... cannot believe I did that, coz I had stopped buying Sony products well over 10 years ago, as I disliked their customer service and made up my mind never to buy their products ... my teen aged sons, who are crazy Sony Play Station, have been making fun of me ever since I ordered the a7

Haha.... cool 8)
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Re: Make it stop! (Photo pun not intended)
« Reply #40 on: December 05, 2013, 10:26:40 AM »
I guess I can't be of any help to you right now. I'm ordering a 300 2.8 II today ...

The only way to cure the "GAS" is go bigger and faster or STOP visit CR site ;D

I'm getting a battery grip for one of my 5D III, since I can't afford 1D X.

Congrats JR

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Re: Make it stop! (Photo pun not intended)
« Reply #41 on: December 05, 2013, 10:53:28 AM »
The worst feeling is when one can't vent GAS. What to buy???  ::) ::)
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Re: Make it stop! (Photo pun not intended)
« Reply #42 on: December 06, 2013, 04:06:52 AM »
The worst feeling is when one can't vent GAS. What to buy???  ::) ::)
So what you are saying is that to vent GAS one has to be an a55hole  ;D ... and those we can't vent GAS are not a55holes... wait now that makes me an .......  :-[
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Re: Make it stop! (Photo pun not intended)
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Re: Make it stop! (Photo pun not intended)
« Reply #43 on: December 06, 2013, 11:01:51 AM »
The worst feeling is when one can't vent GAS. What to buy???  ::) ::)
So what you are saying is that to vent GAS one has to be an a55hole  ;D ... and those we can't vent GAS are not a55holes... wait now that makes me an .......  :-[
All you need is to eat ... er buy I mean, less... oh wait...  :o

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Re: Make it stop! (Photo pun not intended)
« Reply #44 on: December 06, 2013, 11:22:12 AM »
I guess I can't be of any help to you right now. I'm ordering a 300 2.8 II today ...

The only way to cure the "GAS" is go bigger and faster or STOP visit CR site ;D

I'm getting a battery grip for one of my 5D III, since I can't afford 1D X.

Congrats JR

It's a beautiful day in California, I'm going to test drive my 300mm f2.8 IS II at local zoo today.

No more visit local Sony Store until Jan 2014 ;D
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Re: Make it stop! (Photo pun not intended)
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