Got My 14-24 Lens!

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.....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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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).
 
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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!
 
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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).
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:

nice yard.
nice car.
nice lens.
Thanks. :smile:

Wow, you have a house, pool, and car like that... and you opted for the D700 instead of a D3? :biggrin:
Well, I had to cut corners because of the house and car! :wink:

Can I come live with you???
Yes. But you have to pay rent to help me pay for my hobbies! :tongue:

I was thinking to myself "he's a poor SOB"!:biggrin:

I'm thinking that lens must have been pocket change!
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:
 
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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:
 
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nice dog.
:biggrin:

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!
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:

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

+1

and to add:

nice dog (maybe you should think about protective filters :tongue:)
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:
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.
 
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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 ;)
 
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Maybe just a vacation layover then? I'll bring the 200/2 :wink:

Seriously, congrats on the lens, it is a blast...
Well why didn't you say so in the first place? How soon can you get here!? :biggrin:

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 ;)
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.
 
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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.

Dave
 

Rob Zijlstra

A Koffie Drinker
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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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