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Old Oct 4, 2006, 10:10 PM   #1
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My new toy arrived today! Got to shoot some shots at football practice this afternoon for my own "practice" getting used to 6 lbs (with camera body) resting on my monopod. Here are some pics (taken with my little canon S40 )



[b]Comparing my old 70-300mm f/4 to the new 80-200mm f/2.8



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Old Oct 4, 2006, 10:33 PM   #2
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Wow, I've been trying to pull the trigger and buy that same lens for two months now. I hope you post some of your photos with it soon and let me know what you think of it. I haven't tried one, but everything I read says it's a great lens.

I'll be watching for your posts.

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Congrats! I think you're going to notice a very big difference and really love your new toy. You'll miss the reach at first until you look at the quality of the results then the lost reach won't be as big of an issue.
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Old Oct 5, 2006, 8:09 AM   #4
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I'm bidding on a TC-14B, passed up 3 already (more than I wanted to pay). I realize that I'll give up an f-stop and some picture quality, but if/when I do need the teleconverter, it'll be there for me. When I don't use the teleconverter, I'm willing to give up some focal length for better pictures, certainly! There is always the crop tool!
Here is a pic I took last night after the sun had set, so my ISO is cranked up to 1600 (obviously) I'm still getting used to it so cut me some slack! (That's my son in the white pants, he's a football maniac!)


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