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Old Mar 8, 2011, 10:48 PM   #1
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An early wedding present from my mom's boyfriend (he's a Nikon shooter). Interestingly enough, he bought it used from a photographer who had offered to hold it until I could afford it. He contacted the photographer, told him he wanted to give it to me as a gift, and here it is!

Now I can get those lizards and birds in St. Lucia's rain forests this summer!



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Old Mar 9, 2011, 12:22 AM   #2
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You lucky bastard!!!!!

Post some pictures..
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Old Mar 9, 2011, 7:29 AM   #3
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Cool. I have one of those. Nice and compact for travel and it doesn't look too expensive so you can take it out and about.

There are a few tips:
1. Don't under any circumstances put a UV filter in front of it or a teleconverter behind it. You will not like the resulting images if you do.

2. There is plenty of resolution there, but the contrast is lower than most Canon lenses. So prepare to be more aggressive in your sharpening than normal, and in particular boost your local contrast enhancement (vibrancy in ACR/LR/PS). If you shoot JPG then I would dial in +1 saturation and +2 sharpening over your normal settings to start.

3. Use the lens hood where you can. Yes it's a bit big and ugly, but stray light will reduce your contrast even further, and this lens cannot really afford that.

Apart from that - enjoy. :-)
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Thanks for the tips, I'll definitely keep them in mind.

Here are a few sample shots just from what is readily available to snap shots of. Seems pretty great so far, it focuses fast. Didn't try to compose a nice shot or anything with any of them, just trying to get an handle on the feel of it. All shots are wide open, as well.




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\ third picture is cool
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Old Mar 10, 2011, 7:48 PM   #6
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I cant wait to see what creations come from the new lens!!!
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Old Jun 27, 2011, 8:38 AM   #7
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Hello!
Now that you have used this lens for a few months, how do you like it? Would you buy it again? Do you find it lacking in any area? I'm thinking about it because of it's size.
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