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Old Dec 10, 2007, 10:57 PM   #1
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Santa, or at the least the UPS man, arrived this evening about dinner time bearing a brand new DA*50-135mm. I couldn't wait to try it, and the first shooting opportunity that popped to mind was the Christmas light display at the local botanical garden where I often shoot. A foggy night didn't make for the best shooting conditions, butI was having so much fun I didn't really care.







This is the event pavilion, a beautiful structure anytime, but I liked the way they utilized the center pillar to give the impression of the trunk of a Christmas tree.



Depite the adverse conditions, the lens was wonderful. Focus was fast and accurate. A couple of other shots.







Can't wait to play with it in more normal conditions.

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Old Dec 11, 2007, 12:04 AM   #2
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It looks like Santa's little elves (aka the UPS man) made a hit with you. I does look like you did not let the "not the best of conditions", get in your way this evening!!!

Great images - regardless of the conditions!!!!!
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Old Dec 11, 2007, 12:57 AM   #3
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paul,
very nice but i think you should have left santa alone till the real day:lol:

personally my birthday is thursday the 13th. and christmas follows.. if any of you want to pitch in, i'm in need for a 12-24mm.. maybe santa is real..:?

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yeah, i know!! it's a far fetched wish..
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Images look clear and sharp! This lens is on my wish list!

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Old Dec 12, 2007, 10:26 AM   #5
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robar wrote:
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paul,
very nice but i think you should have left santa alone till the real day:lol:

personally my birthday is thursday the 13th. and christmas follows.. if any of you want to pitch in, i'm in need for a 12-24mm.. maybe santa is real..:?

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yeah, i know!! it's a far fetched wish..
I'll pitch in with my wish for you to get one!!! Does that help?

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Old Dec 12, 2007, 10:28 AM   #6
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Beautiful Photos. Very crisp and clear. Nice ones all around!!!

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Old Dec 12, 2007, 9:02 PM   #7
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Wonderful pictures! Hope you have as much fun with your lens as I have with mine!
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Old Dec 13, 2007, 3:15 PM   #8
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anotherfine example from a great lens. enjoy your da* 50-135, i find mine rather addicting the more and more i use it.
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Old Dec 13, 2007, 10:50 PM   #9
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To all, thanks for looking and the kind comments. This lens is simply wonderful to use. I just can't stop taking pictures, even when there's really nothing to shoot.

Ishino, I hope you and your family are not having too hard of a time because of the ice. My brother-in-law and his family in Tulsa have been without power several days and were told today by the power company it would be Tuesday till power could be restored. I can understand your comment about the addictive nature of the lens.

This afternoon, I took the camera out to soccer practice to work some with the young lady who shoots sideline pics for me while I'm coaching. It was her first time using the K10 with an AF lens so she had a few problems with her timing, but she still came up with some remarkable shots. This one really shows the capability of the lens. It was taken just after sunset with light fading badly. Despite the very low light conditions, the shot came through with good color and definition, even though she didn't have the lens fully zoomed (95mm) and only at f3.2. Even with ISO at 1600, she only was able to get 1/200 in Av mode, so you know how weak the light was.


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Old Dec 14, 2007, 8:27 AM   #10
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Very sharp and great color....Got a pic of the camera lens combo?

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