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Old Jun 17, 2011, 10:54 PM   #11
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Nice shots Tclune!
Did you maybe mean the Tamron 28-75 f/2.8 sp xr di?

If so then yes, the Tamron 28-75 f/2.8 is a nice lens and comes at a good price!
I had one for a few years till I successfully broke it !
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Old Jun 18, 2011, 6:26 AM   #12
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Nice shots Tclune!
Did you maybe mean the Tamron 28-75 f/2.8 sp xr di?

If so then yes, the Tamron 28-75 f/2.8 is a nice lens and comes at a good price!
I had one for a few years till I successfully broke it !
Yes, that's the one. And thanks for the kind words.
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Old Jun 19, 2011, 3:59 PM   #13
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This is my wife contending with a Maryland crab in Annapolis.
It looks like the crab is winning.
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Old Jun 19, 2011, 5:39 PM   #14
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Currently, my favorites are as follows, in order:

ef 85mm f1.8 USM - amazingly sharp at all apertures, super fast focusing for indoor sports, & makes a very nice portrait lens as well.

ef 70-200mm f2.8L USM IS I, what can I say, very sharp at all focal lengths, also works extremely well with the extender ef 2X III, amazing IQ with a teleconverter; This lens is so good, I can't imagine that the IS II could be much better, but many say it is even sharper.

ef 100mm f2.8 macro, just learning to use this lens, but a great lens, especially considering the price

Life-Size extender EF, really a lens accessory, but it is a great tool on my 100mm macro, doesn't seem to lose any sharpness, also amazingly works on any of my ef mount lenses (even though Canon says it won't)

Lenses I would most like to own: ef 300mm f2.8L USM IS II, Bigma OS version
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Old Jun 19, 2011, 8:23 PM   #15
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It looks like the crab is winning.
Ah, but the race is not always to the swift, nor the battle to the strong... With the honor of our species in the balance, the waitress finally came to Nancy's aid, and she carried the day.
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Old Jun 20, 2011, 2:14 AM   #16
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I don't have a favorite lens.

I guess if I could choose any system with cost no object I think it would be a Leica M9 with 35mm & 75mm Summicrons. (summicron = f2)

Small & light with staggering quality. But that's around 10,000.

I own a 5DMkII, 24-105L, 70-300 DO, 50mm f1.4.

But now that I have a Fuji X100 I'm seriously thinking of ditching the Canon gear altogether. With high-end camera equipment in such short supply at the moment I might be able to get a good price for it too.

Next time I go on safari or something I might pick up the then-current equivalent of the Canon SX30. But that's not going to be this year, probably not even next.
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Ah, but the race is not always to the swift, nor the battle to the strong... With the honor of our species in the balance, the waitress finally came to Nancy's aid, and she carried the day.
As long as your wife has the mallett, she will always be the victor. I really like your Blue Ridge shot. The Tamron 28-75 is next on my buy list.
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Old Jun 21, 2011, 7:49 AM   #18
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I really like your Blue Ridge shot. The Tamron 28-75 is next on my buy list.
Thanks. If you've never been to the Blue Ridge Mountains, they're well worth a visit. This was my first time there, and they are spectacular. Apparently, many folks find them even more breath-taking in the Fall. I think you'll really like the 28-75 Tammy. It is a very sweet lens and a terrific bargain.
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My Favourite lense is an Oly 70-300 or with a 2X crop factor 140-600
I like doing Nature and wild life photography
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As for me, I really like my zuiko 12-60 for wide to medium angle and the 50-200 (both swd) for telephoto ... Both on my Olympus E-30.
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