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jachol Aug 1, 2007 8:19 AM

With the improving weather took the opportunity to try out my new toy. ... Jack

PS. ... Also helped me practice my monopod technique, which is very rusty.

http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a2...oc/Blossom.jpg
http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a2...sNewGrowth.jpg
http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a2.../Blackbird.jpg
http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a2...dingbeauty.jpg
http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a2...rowingwild.jpg
http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a2...miaLucifer.jpg
I'm well pleased with this one


bigdawg Aug 1, 2007 10:09 AM

Beautiful shots Jack. How do you like it and what do you not like about it?

Dawg

jachol Aug 1, 2007 10:33 AM

Hi Dawg, well its a keeper for sure, only niggle at the moment is that focus rotation is opposite to other lenses I have, but no doubt I'll get used to that. I must try some shots wide open at Max zoom see how it performs then. Thanks for your comments ... Jack.

Dal1970 Aug 1, 2007 10:35 AM

Looks like your technique isn't too rusty afterall....



Good shots.



I sympathise with the opposite rotation though, I have had a couple like that. So confusing when you first put them on.





Dal

TDN Aug 1, 2007 11:00 AM

nice images, I especially like the 2nd one, shows the qualities of the lens best...

The white balance seems a bit off though...unless that was the point...

Tom

jachol Aug 1, 2007 11:33 AM

Dal1970 wrote:
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Looks like your technique isn't too rusty afterall....



Good shots.



I sympathise with the opposite rotation though, I have had a couple like that. So confusing when you first put them on.





Dal
Hi Dal, I think I have others that have the same problem, I think it's just opposite to the lenses I use more regularly. I hadn't used a monopod for a while, but I suppose it's like riding a bike. LOL ... was testing a70 - 300mm a few days ago,I certainly notice that use of a longer lens requires that you pay more attention to technique. Glad you like the pics, I'm very pleased with results. ... Jack

robar Aug 1, 2007 12:18 PM

nice shots jack. i know you'll like this lens..

jachol Aug 1, 2007 12:33 PM

Tom, thanks for your comments, and you've set me thinking ... a previous point and shoot digital I had, still have, used to revert back to factory presets each time it was switched off, one of which was auto WB ... it was a PITA ... You've just reminded me that I don't know how the 100D behaves ... if it retains WB settings it should have been OK today, as I used it on daylight setting yesterday.. I must admit I didn't check ... Jack.

Edit ... just had a look, it does retain previous settings so WB should be OK Tom.

jachol Aug 1, 2007 12:39 PM

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robar wrote:
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nice shots jack. i know you'll like this lens..
Spot on there Roy !, one of the best deals I ever made ... I'm thinking. I did check the lens weight BTW, and that proved conclusively that it's a Tokina which makes it a type 2. ... Jack


robar Aug 1, 2007 6:53 PM

jack,
what's the serial number??

roy


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