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Old Aug 28, 2007, 8:36 PM   #1
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Some friends had us over to their place inVirginia's Northern Neck. They took us out in their 18 foot boat (their other boat is 49 feet), along with their 7 month old black Labrador Retreiver. I'm sitting on the bow while taking this.

BTW, my wife is the one in the ball cap, trying not to get licked.

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Old Aug 28, 2007, 9:21 PM   #2
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If you don't mind, how far away were the lady's?

I've been considering that lens.
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Old Aug 29, 2007, 6:13 AM   #3
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It's hard to believe when looking at this shot, but they were about 4 feet away.

This is not a big boat. This shot shows them securing the boat when we returned. My wife and our hostess were seated on the bench seat in front of the wheel house (such as it is) where they are both working, and I was seated on the bow, about where you see the grayvertical guide poles on the far side of the boat.

My KM 18-200 would have chewed this up and spat it out. The 17-50 shows no apparent pincushion or barrel distortion, and maybe just a little CA at the wide end.

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Cool

I've been looking at this lens. It has something the CZ 16-80 doesn't. A constant fast aperature.

I'll look forward to hear you thoughts on this after you get some more use on it.
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Old Aug 31, 2007, 4:50 PM   #5
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While we were there, we visited Reedville, VA, and the Reedville Fishermen's Museum. (At the turn of the last century, Reedville, VA had the highest per-capita income in the US.) One of the exhibits there is the William Walker House.This fine instrument was purchasednew by Mrs. Walker for $27,a substantial amount in its day, especially considering the entire house cost $25 to build.

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Another shot from inside the William Walker House. I know what the thing on the left is. I also know what the stuff on top of the table on the right is. Does anyone have any idea what the urn under the table is for?

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The inside of a REAL wheel house at the Reedville Fishermen's Museum.

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I could not be more pleased with this lens.

Well, maybe if it were f/2.0 ...

Maybe a little CA at the wide end (see the windows in the wheel house), but always nice and sharp.
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...or maybe if it was 11-18mm but still 2.8. A guy can dream can't he????




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I could not be more pleased with this lens.

Well, maybe if it were f/2.0 ...

Maybe a little CA at the wide end (see the windows in the wheel house), but always nice and sharp.
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Does anyone have any idea what the urn under the table is for?

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It's a indoor toilet (prior to plumbing & back when they used Outhouses)...we have one with pull out steps on it for a tall poster bed my Grandmother had.
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