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08/24/2006 02:03:22 PM · #1
I was up to the camera store (haven't been there for 4 months out of self-preservation) to get a new CF Card for the Oregon journey. Got one, 2Gb 110x, no problem. They've expanded the store, now they have a gallery. Signed me up for a month-long show next June, that's nice.

But....

I dropped my guard and walked out of there with a Canon 1.4x extender to use on my 70-200mm f/4L... Can't really afford it, but I did it, sheesh. The devil made me do it. His name is Joe...

My 320mm equivalent is now 448mm :-) I got REACH at last!

Robt.
08/24/2006 02:06:08 PM · #2
Look for upcoming shots of deer on the shoreline - on the OTHER side of that marsh. ;^)

Have fun with your new toy Robert.
08/24/2006 02:08:46 PM · #3
I got it all warmed up and ready to go when I hit the beach at Oregon :-)

Oh, I forgot to mention; they showed me the 400mm f/4L DO... Gawd, what a lens. But that one lens is worth as much as every other piece of gear I own combined :-(

R.
08/24/2006 02:11:02 PM · #4
I got tricked into buying an extender once, Robert. But I got home and thought - now I don't really need that and can't really afford it.. I'm taking it back! And I meant it! And so with full conviction I went back to the devil's den and I handed them the glass and said I would like a ref...uunnn...d...pp....lll..eeeeeeaaaaass...oh and that fisheye right there! Ended up spending another $200 bucks on top of the extender's price!
08/24/2006 02:14:16 PM · #5
Have fun with your toy Robert...when are you hitting the beaches in Oregon? Gonna do Canon Beach? Sand dunes? Wonderful area...

M.

Originally posted by Bear_Music:

I got it all warmed up and ready to go when I hit the beach at Oregon :-)

Oh, I forgot to mention; they showed me the 400mm f/4L DO... Gawd, what a lens. But that one lens is worth as much as every other piece of gear I own combined :-(

R.
08/24/2006 02:14:26 PM · #6
Originally posted by idnic:

I got tricked into buying an extender once, Robert. But I got home and thought - now I don't really need that and can't really afford it.. I'm taking it back! And I meant it! And so with full conviction I went back to the devil's den and I handed them the glass and said I would like a ref...uunnn...d...pp....lll..eeeeeeaaaaass...oh and that fisheye right there! Ended up spending another $200 bucks on top of the extender's price!


jejeje™... I've wanted this for a while. I have a lot of opportunities to shoot birds in the marshes but I can't *quite* get close enough with the 70-200... I don't really want another big lens, and anyway good ones cost too much for me right now. This extender is nice and compact, really well made, and extends my range just the right amount to make it useful, at a LOT less than the cost of a new L lens.

R.
08/24/2006 02:16:35 PM · #7
Originally posted by Agaricus:

Have fun with your toy Robert...when are you hitting the beaches in Oregon? Gonna do Canon Beach? Sand dunes? Wonderful area...


Yah! I been there several times, but not in the last 10 years. My nephew is getting married in Eugene September 10th. I'm going out a few days early, and have a place to stay at Cannon Beach and a rental car :-) Looking forward to it.

R.
08/24/2006 02:19:24 PM · #8
Very nice. Hopefully the weather will be favorable for you when you get here...Cheers

M.

Originally posted by Bear_Music:

Originally posted by Agaricus:

Have fun with your toy Robert...when are you hitting the beaches in Oregon? Gonna do Canon Beach? Sand dunes? Wonderful area...


Yah! I been there several times, but not in the last 10 years. My nephew is getting married in Eugene September 10th. I'm going out a few days early, and have a place to stay at Cannon Beach and a rental car :-) Looking forward to it.

R.
08/24/2006 02:25:30 PM · #9
cool beans Robt.! I let my guard down yesterday too.....bought a slightly used 30D off fredmiranda.com
08/24/2006 02:48:30 PM · #10
i've been fighting the urge to walk into a camera store and buy myself an SLR outfit with a couple of lenses, the whole deal. but i'm appeasing the credit card gods by abstaining... for now.

my little G2 is great but it's so slow and limited... and I can't help but think I could be taking much nicer shots with an SLR with a good zoom.
08/24/2006 03:04:16 PM · #11
I'm thinking about setting up direct deposit to B&H so I can get the 600mm f/4 I've been wanting. Some things are just more important than food I suppose. :D

08/24/2006 03:08:35 PM · #12
And congrats on the show! You slipped that in so casually that nobody even seems to have noticed ;)
08/24/2006 03:59:13 PM · #13
Congratulations on the upcoming show! Nice.
Eugene is a pretty city, and that Oregon coast ... wow.
Just gorgeous.
Wouldn't it be grand if your vacation exploring could stretch as far as San Francisco.
08/24/2006 04:14:03 PM · #14
Congrats on the show Robert!!

Hehe..... think they have a special mat in front of the lens cabinet of the shop where I go....helps to catch the drool.
08/24/2006 05:43:43 PM · #15
Originally posted by Bear_Music:

I was up to the camera store (haven't been there for 4 months out of self-preservation) to get a new CF Card for the Oregon journey. Got one, 2Gb 110x, no problem. They've expanded the store, now they have a gallery. Signed me up for a month-long show next June, that's nice.

But....

I dropped my guard and walked out of there with a Canon 1.4x extender to use on my 70-200mm f/4L... Can't really afford it, but I did it, sheesh. The devil made me do it. His name is Joe...

My 320mm equivalent is now 448mm :-) I got REACH at last!

Robt.


Welcome to LBA (Lens Buyers Anonymous) Robert ;-)

Repeat after me

I do not need the 400mm f/4L DO
I do not need the 400mm f/4L DO
I don't need the 400mm f/4L DO
I don't need the 400mm f/4L DO
I do need the 400mm f/4L DO
I do need the 400mm f/4L DO
I so need the 400mm f/4L DO
I so need the 400mm f/4L DO
I love my 400mm f/4L DO
I love my 400mm f/4L DO

Best of luck and enjoy your new lens

I always have this trouble with my wife - she can see that the new lens cost as much as the rest of my gear, but explaining that it is worth as much as the rest of my gear is another matter ;-)

Message edited by author 2006-08-24 17:45:25.
08/24/2006 07:03:45 PM · #16
Oh, so now you can take pictures of Oregon from your home with your new equipment? ;>þ
08/24/2006 07:09:50 PM · #17
Congrats Robt :) I've been good and not spent a penny on cam gear for more than 4 weeks now - its a record (am thinking the new rechargable batteries for flash and 100 earth pounds on props don't count?).
08/24/2006 07:57:50 PM · #18
Loves mine own 1.4x, very handy for those horses-in-huge-pastures shots. Congrats on the show! Guess you'll be exploring the upper reaches of ISO for those OR beach sunset shots?
08/25/2006 12:45:20 PM · #19
You'll enjoy it. I don't use mine that much but it is nice to have it when you need that little extra reach.

Edited to add: Besides, it's cheaper than a longer lens. Does that make ya feel better?

Message edited by author 2006-08-25 12:46:43.
08/25/2006 01:13:26 PM · #20
Originally posted by NstiG8tr:

You'll enjoy it. I don't use mine that much but it is nice to have it when you need that little extra reach.

Edited to add: Besides, it's cheaper than a longer lens. Does that make ya feel better?


Well sure, that's exactly why I got it; cheaper than a lens I'd seldom use...

R.
08/25/2006 01:30:38 PM · #21
Originally posted by Bear_Music:


I'm going out a few days early, and have a place to stay at Cannon Beach and a rental car :-) Looking forward to it.

R.


Just make sure you leave your itinerary somewhere before you head out shooting all by yourself... I think we all learned our lesson thanks to Steve! Besides, I couldn't handle voting on 200 pictures of musical bears after you came back safe and sound! :P

Enjoy the trip.. and the new equipment! :)
08/25/2006 02:58:55 PM · #22
I love and often use my 1.4 (not canon brand) but the other one, that way I can use it on my 100 macro etc... really useful for the times I just can't carry my 70-200 because of weight.
08/25/2006 04:01:45 PM · #23
Originally posted by kteach:

Originally posted by Bear_Music:


I'm going out a few days early, and have a place to stay at Cannon Beach and a rental car :-) Looking forward to it.

R.


Just make sure you leave your itinerary somewhere before you head out shooting all by yourself... I think we all learned our lesson thanks to Steve! Besides, I couldn't handle voting on 200 pictures of musical bears after you came back safe and sound! :P

Enjoy the trip.. and the new equipment! :)


I'll be with 21.gif charliebaker on this trip, or he'll know where I am anyway. No worries.

Robt.
08/25/2006 05:14:34 PM · #24
Robert,
Have a great trip out West, and congrats on the 1.4x TC! I think it will pair really well with the 70-200/4.
08/25/2006 05:30:26 PM · #25
Why do I think that little number would go great with this little number- Sweet!!

The Credit Card Gods need a sacrifice!!!!

Have fun with your new addition. I loved Oregon and Washington last year- headed to Alaska this year.


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