From dad, to dad... a late Christmas present

Discussion in 'Photography' started by Reef Maniac, 5 Jan 2010.

  1. Reef Maniac

    Reef Maniac MASA Contributor

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    It's taken many years of hard work, but Farther Christmas has FINALLY brought me my first white lens - a Canon 70-200mm f/2.8 L IS :thumbup: :yeahdude: :slayer: I suppose that I can't blame him for only delivering it on the 5th of January - that lens is BIG and HEAVY :biggrin:

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    Now all I need to do is to learn how to take decent photos :biggrin: :biggrin: :biggrin:

    Hennie
     
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    Reef Maniac Thread Starter MASA Contributor

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    Oh yes, nearly forgot...

    EAT YOUR HEART OUT, Mr. KOEKEMOER :wave2:
     
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    Yoh! That is awesome. Share some coral pics with us Hennie ;)
     
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    Reef Maniac Thread Starter MASA Contributor

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    Oh ja, and another thing - DON'T expect any marine photos until I've cleaned my tank... and THAT's only going to happen AFTER my arm becomes so tired that I can't hold this lens any longer :biggrin:

    Hennie
     
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    HOLY HELL!!!

    Stabilizer also! That must be a pretty penny.... Now where' the pics?
     
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    Cough Cough, the reason I said I keep on missing out when I looked at the Classifieds is what I actually meant was: I keep on loosing out on the good deals, eg, they are going for about R8000 - R8500. That is the price range I was looking at, meaning, I will get it very soon:razz:.

    Congrats Hennie, it is really an awesome lens and I did my homework thoroughly wrt this lens. Definitely going to be one of your favorites:thumbup:
     
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    Nice to see the lens mount on it. And wear a bloody camera strap around your neck. It works for the weight:lol:
     
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    Neil H Moderator MASA Contributor

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    FTS update time me thinks hey Hennie ???????
     
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    jeez thats a awesome lens Hennie :thumbup: cant wait for some pics:)
     
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    Looks awesome Hennie, :thumbup:


    Would this make a ugly guy look handsome, if so I think Andreas might be interested:razz:
     
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    OK, the first photos (both hand held, with IS "on")...

    Only subject clean enough to be photographed is the cat :whistling:

    Seriously reduced image:

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    ... and a 100% crop:

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    EXIF: Focal length - 200mm, ISO - 200, Shutter - 1/60th @ f/5.6, Flash

    Here's another: seriously reduced:

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    ... and the 100% crop:

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    EXIF: Focal length - 185mm, ISO - 200, Shutter - 1/60th @ f/5.6, Flash

    Man, this lens is SHARP! The crops even look sharp at 200% :thumbup: - much better than my old Canon 28 - 135mm f/3.5-5.6.

    Hennie
     
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    Reef Maniac Thread Starter MASA Contributor

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    ... Now stop bothering me, I'm going to play :whistling: :whistling: :whistling:

    Hennie
     
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    200mm handheld?
    Crisp!

    Just shows you the superiority of L glass.
     
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    If you can get that lens for that price then I will take one as well. New they are going for R20K
     
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    Uncle Hennie, your cat is scary :lol:
     
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    :whistling:Looks like he's been out drinking is you look at pic 2?
     
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    Nah... I reckon he found hennies secret plant garden :p
     
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    Canon 70-200mm F4 L IS USM
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    Description: Great condition and hardly never used. Keywords: Canon 70-200mm F4 IS L USM City/Town?: Honeydew JNB Cell number to be reached (optional): 0832582902
     
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    How about taking a pic of the cat catching marine fish!!
     
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    Very nice Hennie. My brothers got the same set up except in 400mm

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    This is the camera we took on our surfing trip to Indo. Loved taking pics with it, felt like an automatic rifle when you held your finger on the button for a second or two.
     
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