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Old Jul 2, 2009, 4:44 AM   #1
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on my recent trip to the USA again
i acquired this 300mm lens
my first "real" lens (the fisheye is to much fun to call real lol)
while i was over there i tested it out as best i could

one of the first shots - Conowingo dam (looking for bald eagles but only saw distant ones)
got an osprey though


in the backyard of the family i stayed with


Baltimore aquarium - Aussie section - get these in my garden over here lol


Dorcey road aircraft park, i couldnt get any closer


i am enjoying this lens and trying to find the best settings to use it at
i have used it more since returning home, but due to work (sigh) and stuff havent had a lot of chance

more of my holiday photos are here http://www.johndolphin.net/photos/ca....php?cat_id=80 using all different kinds of lenses
i will try to do some more threads if i get time
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Old Jul 2, 2009, 5:28 AM   #2
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nice to see a post..
ID on the third shot??
i'm sure you'll use the new lens to capture the life around you..
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Old Jul 2, 2009, 7:47 AM   #3
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Some wonderful shots. I'll have to go back later when I've got some real time to look more.

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Old Jul 2, 2009, 7:57 AM   #4
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Some great pix from this lens! I especially like the shot of the aircraft...which airport?
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Old Jul 2, 2009, 10:23 AM   #5
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Gumnut,
Nice work. All of the shots are nice but that nose landing gear shot is awesome. You've got good skills and a nice lens to show them off with.

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Nice work John!
I have to agree with jelpee, the landing gear shot is tops.
I got a little closer once but, I cheated, I was laying on the tarmac as it was taxied in...

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Old Jul 2, 2009, 9:27 PM   #7
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i like the third..
ID please??
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Old Jul 2, 2009, 11:44 PM   #8
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Beautifully defined images.
I take it this was your big Duty Free purchase & if so how much if it's not too rude a question?
Also can the IF lens be used with a teleconverter like the Tamron 1.4 TC ?
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Old Jul 3, 2009, 12:26 AM   #9
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Thanks Guys, sorry i havent been around to much, work is no fun
I managed the day off yesterday, so caught up a bit

Robar it is a Galah, found over most of Australia and getting more common in Perth, some call it a rose breasted cockatoo, galah is so much easier lol

thanks Patty, i will keep adding to my site too so dont leave it to long
i still have the B&O rail museum photos to go through yet sigh

Jelpee the airport is Baltimore, BWI and its the Thomas A. Dixon, Jr. Aviation Observation Area or Dorsey park, I walked from the carpark to right undernneath where the planes were flying, I was taken there a few times, it was great fun

GW the word nutcase comes to mind

i was plenty close enough, you could see the pilot in the cockpit searching for his landindg instructions
boy are they loud

Robar its a galah, i got a feeling of dejavu hmmmm

ian i didnt do it duty free, you cant go over $900, of which you get $90 back, and you have to queue up at the desk at the airport to do it, with the item and reciept (this is in Australia)
i bought it in the US, and even with tax it was cheaper than in Aust (but no warranty i guess) from memory it was about $1500 US
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That's not the first time I've heard that!
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