A&P I'm a sucker for nice glass

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  1. Girth

    Girth ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ OT Supporter

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    Buying it used from my wife's uncle.

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    RiCePiCkR haay

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    thats a cute little pouch
     
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    That looks like a beast.
     
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    The infamous beast! I wish I could afford it. I settled for the 35-70 2.8 and its tack sharp, but no af-s :( I have held and shot that lens and loved every bit of it...what you gonna do with your tamron? :o Sell it to fund this purchase?
     
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    ace3 mouthify my wang.

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    the 24-70 2.8L is a tits piece of glass ... its probably on my camera the most. good purchase!
     
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    how much did you get it for? :noes:
     
  8. Girth

    Girth ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ OT Supporter

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    I'm selling my Sigma 18-200 OS and Sigma 24-70mm f/2.8 to fund the purchase. I also have a friend who owes me money for the 18-135mm kit lens I sold him from my D80. All in all (if everything goes well), this lens should cost me $150 out of pocket. Not a bad deal IMO. :o
     
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    Girth ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ OT Supporter

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    giving him $1000

    but since he's family, I have the lens until I sell my Sigmas... then I pay him when I have the money. :)

    He also has a F100 and a flash he wants to sell me. I'd love to learn more about film photography, but I told him to hang on to it until I'm ready.
     
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    $1000 :eek3:

    Do want.
     
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    Nice. So, have you put it to use yet? That thing looks monstrous!


    On a side note...

    I'm debating whether I want to trade my 24-105 F4 IS for a 24-70 2.8

    What to do :o
     
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    Girth ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ OT Supporter

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    I've seen used ones on Nikon Cafe and other photog forums going for $1100+ :big grin:
     
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    Girth ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ OT Supporter

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    Haven't used it yet because the lighting inside our house SUCKS. I'm going to wait until this weekend and take some pictures of (what else...) my son w/ it to compare to the 70-200 and the good ol' 50mm

    It looks like a huge lens, but after holding a 70-200, this thing feels like a lightweight... which it isn't by any means.

    2.8 > 4.0
     
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    Go for the 24-70. I want that lens pretty bad. Almost more than a 300 2.8 :o
     
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    Girth ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ OT Supporter

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    oh, and it came w/ a tiffen UV filter. Not a bad deal. :bowdown:
     
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    Turn up the ISO.



    Oh wait....


    kidding
    Image Stabilization + 35mm focal length sometimes makes up for it. Until I shot at an indoor ice rink(even with high ISO), F4 is so fail.

    It does make sense, cause I have a 70-200F4 also. But I didn't really plan on keeping it until I saw how sharp it was.

    300 2.8 sounds :drool:
     
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    Meat Popsicle What's that smell? OT Supporter

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    The Beast. :coold:
     
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    thinking about selling my 18-200 vr for one of these.
     
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    Girth ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ OT Supporter

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    would be a great upgrade since you just got a wide lens to cover to loss of the 18mm. :big grin:
     
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    I'd be in good shape if I did that. I'd have

    10-22
    24-70
    80-200
    50mm prime

    :eek3:

    then I'd want to upgrade the sigma to the 12-24 :run:
     
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    who needs to shoot between 70-80 anyways :rofl:
     
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    Girth ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ OT Supporter

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    If I really had the money right now... I'd buy the trifecta: Nikon 12-24mm, Nikon 24-70mm, and I already have the 70-200mm. Keep the 50mm and sell the 10-20.

    Then I'd go jerk off in the bathroom and go to sleep. :o
     
  23. isaac86hatch

    isaac86hatch This thread sucks

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    Don't know anything about Nikon but that looks sessy. :wackit:
     
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    its called 'the beast' for a reason. :o
     
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