I hope Tracy doesn't read this...

Submitted: Thursday, May 05, 2005 at 17:39
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... cause, if she does, I'm a gonner!

Went out and splashed out on a Canon White Lens today. 70 - 200 2.8 L series.

It will outlast my EOS 300 D, and probably 4 other bodies as well.

It is heavy, it is BIG, but by hell........ it's nice!!!

I figured that the trip I'm doing, will allow me HEAPS of photo time, so I may as well do it right.

Won't have to lug a tripod ALL the time, and I keep my lens changing down to a minimum.

Shlt it's heavy though...... 1.300 kilo's.......

Wolfie
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Reply By: Brew69(SA) - Thursday, May 05, 2005 at 17:47

Thursday, May 05, 2005 at 17:47
Hey Wolfie......How much gear are u taking away? Need to borrow a roof rack? lol
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Follow Up By: Patrolman Pat - Thursday, May 05, 2005 at 17:48

Thursday, May 05, 2005 at 17:48
He'll be right Stuart. He's ditched the fuel jerries, water, food and recovery gear so he's got heaps of spare room.
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Follow Up By: Lone Wolf - Thursday, May 05, 2005 at 17:51

Thursday, May 05, 2005 at 17:51
Actually, I,m going to have a test loading on Sunday morning, 'cause I'm going with another chap in his Nissan GU.

If I have too much, I'll have to ditch..... soap..... deodorant..... clothes......... food......... water........ THEN, my new lens.

Wolfie
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Follow Up By: Member - Pesty (SA) - Thursday, May 05, 2005 at 18:30

Thursday, May 05, 2005 at 18:30
Wolfie wolfie wolfie, Mate, your loosing your touch !!
Why not use the "Female method" of, " This old thing, had it for years"
May have had it for years but never been game to wear it hahahahaha
Im sure a smart fella like you can come up with a witty excuse !!!
I wont tell Tracy LOL
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Follow Up By: Nudenut - Thursday, May 05, 2005 at 18:36

Thursday, May 05, 2005 at 18:36
thats a gooden Steve...nust rememebr that one..

I've used...won in raffle
pick up at auctions second hand for a song
mate handed in all his guns and he had no use for his progressive press
(850 bucks worth) just happened to be unused..so i had to makeit dirty..
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Follow Up By: Lone Wolf - Thursday, May 05, 2005 at 18:38

Thursday, May 05, 2005 at 18:38
Ah..... CH, & RCBS presses.......just magic!

Wolfie
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Follow Up By: Nudenut - Thursday, May 05, 2005 at 18:40

Thursday, May 05, 2005 at 18:40
dillon
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Follow Up By: Nudenut - Thursday, May 05, 2005 at 18:43

Thursday, May 05, 2005 at 18:43
nned some good excuses for the new air pistol..,.custom service revolver and service 25 revolver that she doesnt know i have.....

maybe i'll get enough courage to open up the box with lathe in it.... one day!
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Follow Up By: Lone Wolf - Thursday, May 05, 2005 at 18:55

Thursday, May 05, 2005 at 18:55
...aybe i'll get enough courage to open up the box with lathe in it.... one day!

Couldn't hide mine..... Hercus 1966 Imperial Toolroom Lathe....... MINT!!!

Crane truck & forklift.

Wolfie
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Follow Up By: Member - Roachie (SA) - Thursday, May 05, 2005 at 21:02

Thursday, May 05, 2005 at 21:02
Wolfie,

Dunno much about lens gizmos, but I'm pleased to see you're taking an insurance policy with you (in the form of your mate with the GU). At least if the Delicia (or r u taking the Honda?) breaks down, you'll have a reliable tow vehicle.

Look after yourself....

Avagooden...

Roachie
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Follow Up By: Lone Wolf - Thursday, May 05, 2005 at 21:09

Thursday, May 05, 2005 at 21:09
Not sure if I'd be game to take the Delica, in it's current state. I would think that I would need a good 50 mm. lift, and some underbody protection & bar work.

Nope, I'm riding shotgun in the Nissan.........

Some would call it a step up, some wouldn't. It will be interesting at the end, to see what fared well, and what didn't.

Wolfie
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Reply By: Nudenut - Thursday, May 05, 2005 at 18:26

Thursday, May 05, 2005 at 18:26
how much did you pay for it?
i thought being cannon it would be light?
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Follow Up By: Lone Wolf - Thursday, May 05, 2005 at 18:29

Thursday, May 05, 2005 at 18:29
I picked it up, along with a Hoya 77 mm. Circ Polariser, 77 mm. Skylight, 2 GB CF card, & lens, for $2850.00

It it Glass, and Alloy, no plastic. Full rubber seals everywhere, no vacuum while zooming.

Wolfie
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Follow Up By: Nudenut - Thursday, May 05, 2005 at 18:33

Thursday, May 05, 2005 at 18:33
i was gunna say dont bother...I checked on Centre.net....WOW! i'll ring tracy and let her know for you...how much you paid that is......

is that the IS USM or just USM

Tracy....where are you..........? TRACY!
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Follow Up By: Nudenut - Friday, May 06, 2005 at 11:28

Friday, May 06, 2005 at 11:28
hey ...does tracy know you have all this money ..money your not supposed to have.....

at least when i buy something i give swmbo an equal amount as well......allright 50%....
well maybe 30...would you believe 25%
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Reply By: Lone Wolf - Thursday, May 05, 2005 at 18:35

Thursday, May 05, 2005 at 18:35
Just the "L", non IS. IS was another $1000.00, and all I got was another 1 1/2 stops.......... ummmmmm...... tripod time.

Wolfie
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Follow Up By: Nudenut - Thursday, May 05, 2005 at 18:39

Thursday, May 05, 2005 at 18:39
2.8 is still good though aint it...
tracy not home...she aint answering the phone.......
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Reply By: Matt (W.A.) - Thursday, May 05, 2005 at 20:30

Thursday, May 05, 2005 at 20:30
Oh Wolfie,
I'm Soooo Jealous! I just Bought a EF 90-300mm f/4-5.6 USM I have to work my way up to that sort of Fire Power!! Nice Work Mate cant wait to see the results.
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Follow Up By: Lone Wolf - Thursday, May 05, 2005 at 20:38

Thursday, May 05, 2005 at 20:38
I've got the ...

18 - 55 USM
28 - 80 USM
75 - 3-- USM

They are good lenses, but, just seem to lack something.

I haven't actually had time to rattle off some shots yet, all I have done is look thru it.

Auto focus is FAST!!!!!!

No hunting, just crisp, quiet & very, very fast.

The fact that it stays the same length, and the objective lens doesn't turn, makes setting the circular polariser really easy, set & forget, irrespective of focusing!!!

I don't think I will update to the Cokin "P" series....... got waaaay to much money tied up in the "A" series stuff.

I'll certainly have a play tomorrow.....

Wolfie
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Follow Up By: Matt (W.A.) - Thursday, May 05, 2005 at 20:43

Thursday, May 05, 2005 at 20:43
Jealousy is a curse ……………..and I'm Cursed Ha Ha
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Reply By: Des Lexic - Thursday, May 05, 2005 at 20:38

Thursday, May 05, 2005 at 20:38
Wolfie, I thought you of all people had the smarts. You bought it for Tracy for mothers day DIDN'T YOU!!!!!

And your going to take lots of great photo's just for her on your trip.
I just hope it is radio-active proof.
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Follow Up By: Lone Wolf - Thursday, May 05, 2005 at 20:42

Thursday, May 05, 2005 at 20:42
Trouble is, is her camera is a Minolta / Konica........ she might be onto me if I try......

Maybe I could tell her it's a hydraulic bottle jack for her Delica?

Wolfie
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Follow Up By: Des Lexic - Thursday, May 05, 2005 at 20:44

Thursday, May 05, 2005 at 20:44
That would be a bloody expensive bottle jack especially if she went to use it as one. LOL
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Reply By: Exploder - Thursday, May 05, 2005 at 21:01

Thursday, May 05, 2005 at 21:01
A white lens awesome.

Now I hope you were smart and payed cash so there r no surprises on the credit card bill.

It’s no cannon lens but the biggest one I have is 300-500 Tamron haven’t found a practical use for it yet. But it’s big and looks really cool!

Some times it is fun to pull it out and have a snap with it and listen to all the other people say ‘Shi* look at the size of that lens that guy must be a professional” and I am there thinking 'shi* I wish new how to use this thing."
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Follow Up By: Lone Wolf - Thursday, May 05, 2005 at 21:12

Thursday, May 05, 2005 at 21:12
Unfortunately, Visa.... I'm saving my cash for going away.

The ONE thing I do have to do, is learn to carry the camera by the lens now, 'cause it's heavy. All good fun......

Whoa..... 500 mm. Tamron...... use x 2x, & digital @ 1.6 correction..... that's what...... 1600 mm?

Cheers

Wolfie

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Reply By: Member - bushfix - Friday, May 06, 2005 at 11:30

Friday, May 06, 2005 at 11:30
yeah but...

have you got that chair yet??????
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