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Got My 14-24 Lens!

Discussion in 'Lens Lust' started by Rob T, Aug 7, 2009.

  1. Rob T

    Rob T

    Aug 27, 2008
    .....and I love it!

    As soon as I signed for the package from FedEx, I opened the box, put it on my D700, went in the backyard (and garage) and snapped a few pics just to make sure everything is working. It is. This pics are nothing special, but I am pretty happy with them considering they were taken within a 10 minute period of walking around without much thought put in to them at all.

    I think this lens is really going to suit my style of photography. The quality appears to be fantastic when looking at the images at 100%. :cool: 

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  2. A.O.M.E.


    Feb 1, 2009
    Ahh... you have an Elise? Exige? I lust for one of those a little more than a 14-24 (although not by as much as you'd think).
  3. LSSE

    LSSE Guest

    nice yard.
    nice car.
    nice lens.
  4. Wow, you have a house, pool, and car like that... and you opted for the D700 instead of a D3? :biggrin:
  5. MD2595


    Jul 6, 2007
    Fort Worth, TX
    I was thinking to myself "he's a poor SOB"!:biggrin:

    I'm thinking that lens must have been pocket change!
  6. Rob, I always wondered if you owned the car in your avatar. enjoys the lens! make sure to post up some more images, esp of the rest of your toys!
  7. Rob T

    Rob T

    Aug 27, 2008
    Exige S. It only weighs 2000 pounds (about 500 pounds less than a Miata).

    Love your comment comparing the amount of lust for the Lotus and the lens! :biggrin:

    Thanks. :smile:

    Well, I had to cut corners because of the house and car! :wink:

    Yes. But you have to pay rent to help me pay for my hobbies! :tongue:

    Not by a long shot. It will take a while for me to pay off the CC bill! :frown:

    But: it's worth it! :biggrin:
  8. wgilles


    Apr 25, 2008
    nice dog.
  9. congrats, it's a great lens
  10. +1

    and to add:

    nice dog (maybe you should think about protective filters :tongue:) 
  11. jefrda


    Jun 20, 2009
    Nice first pics.

    Your dog looked kinda surprised that you suddenly showed up in front of him.
    Didn't he snap at the lens? :biggrin:
  12. Rob T

    Rob T

    Aug 27, 2008

    Yes, like I said these were just some very informal quick snapshots. I will definitely post more pics when I get out and do some more serious shooting with this great lens. :cool: 

    Thanks Randy, I'm pretty excited. I did buy it used so I saved a few hundred over buying new.

    I was a tad nervous. I knew he wouldn't actually snap at the lens, but I did think there was a chance that he would lick it. His nose is very close to the lens in that picture.
  13. Nice, I am very jealous.
  14. Maybe just a vacation layover then? I'll bring the 200/2 :wink:

    Seriously, congrats on the lens, it is a blast...
  15. northrop


    Apr 20, 2008
    congrats on the lens. i've been toying around with mine 14-24 for almost a year now, and it's by far my favorite lens! nothing comes close!

    oh, and really nice looking little toy car you've got there ;) 
  16. Rob T

    Rob T

    Aug 27, 2008
    Well why didn't you say so in the first place? How soon can you get here!? :biggrin:

    I've been wanting this lens for quite a while. My biggest regret is that I didn't have it prior to my trip to Las Vegas as there would have been some great opportunities to use it there.
  17. dspeed


    Dec 17, 2006
    Carlsbad, NM
    Nice dog.

    I went shopping for a Lotus once, about 30 years ago. Couldn't *fit* in a Europa.

    Still love the Super Sevens. May end up building one or a Porsche 550 Spyder.

  18. I can apparate there in seconds... :m69:
  19. Rob Zijlstra

    Rob Zijlstra A Koffie Drinker

    Nov 5, 2008
    Congrats on this lens.
    Just bought a D700 (and have heard from colleagues everything above...), but I'm still not decided if I will buy this lens, the 17-35 or maybe 2 primes.
    Anyhow, I'll hope you post a lot of shots with this baby soon!
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