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    Name: Michael McMurrough
    Username: mcmurma
    Gender: M
    Type: Registered User Location: Arkansas
    Cameras: Canon EOS-300D Rebel
    Canon PowerShot S30
    Fujifilm FinePix F31fd
    Lenses: Nikon MF 180mm f/2.8 ED AIS
    Sigma 12-24mm f/4.5-5.6 EX Aspherical DG for Canon
    Sigma 18-50mm f/3.5-5.6 DC for Canon
    Sigma 55-200mm f/4.5-5.6 DC for Canon
    Registered: Jul. 11th 2002
    Contact: Private Message
    URL: http://trippingonthrough.blogspot.com/
    Biography: Got started with photography back in the 80's and I have been dabbling in it every since. Especially now that digital has come along and made it so accessible. It still amazes me what a difference the technology makes when it comes to getting prints. It used to be such a pain!

    I'm very much a digital convert and would never consider using film again, but I still try to keep connected to the older ways of doing things by collecting and using M42 (aka. Pentax screw mounts) and older Nikon MF lenses, even though I use Sigma and Canon cameras. (Adapters are wonderful little gadgets.)

    Newer AF primes "can" work a lot better, of course, especially at the super-wide and telephoto lengths where better materials and computer aided designs have made the biggest differences in performance. But, overall, the image quality you get with older lenses is much the same as with their newer counterparts.

    Here is my current lens set. I'm listing it here because hardly any of them are included in the DPC lens list. If you have questions about a specific lens, please feel free to PM me about it.

    AF lenses
    Sigma 24mm f2.8 Superwide II for Sigma SA (I held onto this gem of a lens in case they released a new Sigma DSLR, and now the Sigma SD14 has been shipped. Maybe I'll get one when the price bottoms out. )
    Sigma 12-24mm f/4.5-5.6 EX for Canon
    Sigma 18-50mm f/3.5-5.6 DC for Canon
    Sigma 55-200mm f/4.5-5.6 DC for Canon

    MF lenses
    Zenitar 16mm f2.8
    Focal 28mm f2.8
    Yashinon DX 50mm f1.4
    Helios 40-2 85mm f1.5
    Tamron Adaptall 90mm f2.5
    Vivitar Series 1 135mm f2.3
    Pentax Super Takumar 135mm f3.5
    Nikkor 180mm f2.8 ED
    Sigma 400mm f5.6 APO Macro

    Signature: ...www.michaelmcmurrough.com...

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