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How do i disguise a 400/2.8 so that it looks like a 200/2?

Discussion in 'Lens Lust' started by spalding12, Aug 6, 2008.

  1. so.... carol knows i have the 200/2
    but.... IF i get the 400/2.8, how do make her think it's the 200/2?

    how can i disguise the 400/2.8 to look EXACTLY like the 200/2? :biggrin:

    are there any ILLUSIONISTS at THE CAFE?
  2. kiwi


    Jan 1, 2008
    Auckland, NZ
    Put a label on it's case "200/2"

    then run and hide you bad man
  3. hmmmmmm....
    now i'm wondering if carol (my wife) still reads this forum.... :eek: ..:eek: .:biggrin:
  4. Greg,

    This is a very easy problem to solve ... it's called the 3-carat diamond solution! Carol will be so happy :Love: you will get a bonus option of keeping them both! :710: Whoever said having photography as a hobby was inexpensive forgot the collaterial costs! :biggrin:

  5. Well...I just bought a 300 2.8. Had it shipped to work and put on the business credit card. I did tell my wife I recently bought a new lens....I just left out the $4500 part! Too bad she's the one who pays the company bills. So I guess I bought myself a couple of weeks before the billing cycle ends?
  6. nags


    Jan 30, 2008
    S. Florida
    You can send it down to me and I'll keep it here. I'll overnight it back when you need it

    Or you're not too far. We can just meet halfway
  7. Frankly Greg, methinks that you will have a bit of difficulty with your approach (see the quick image I shot this morning :eek: ).

    Why pretend, I like Barry's suggestion much better :biggrin:

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  8. If she does, the cat is out the bag now. :biggrin:
  9. Honesty is the best policy...ok bribery is the best policy

    My wifie always says that "I deserve it." A surprise bouquet of flowers before the new lens announcement should help you achieve my lofty status!!!:Love::rolleyes: 
  10. yeah.... i was thinking about taking a trip to THE HOME DEPOT at lunch :smile:
  11. well... there was the 2-carat yellow diamond 2 for our 20th anniversary, 2 years ago....

    yes, the collateral costs of photography are staggering
  12. ah, keith
    in the pre-internet days it was far easier for me to UNDERestimate the cost of "toys" for me....

    now.... it take carol 30 secs to discover the cost of anything, of course

    enjoy your 2-week holiday from "FUN."
  13. You could also tell her that most doctors in the throes of a mid-life crisis have affairs with their nurses. All you did was buy a lens! :biggrin:

    you never know, it might work . . . But have your pillow with you, you might need it.
  14. well....
    i will take this idea under consideration :biggrin:
  15. MikeG76


    Jun 11, 2008
    Middletown, NY
    Duct tape anything that gives it away, then if she asks (or even before she asks) mention that you got a bigger hood. ;) 
  16. Frits, my friend
    i was hoping that you'd see this thread

    the size difference is substantial
    i'm going to have to re-group

    the diamond may not do it
    maybe.... that little bed-n-breakfast in the 6th district in paris will be all that will suffice

    i GREATLY appreciate your post and picture
  17. maybe i should send someone over from my office to see if my clothes are strewn all over my driveway... :smile:
  18. Ed...
    i suppose that carol would feel the same way
    i work hard...
    10K for a "toy" is far cheaper than that MV Agusta Brutale i brought home a couple of years ago (and since sold.... at a loss i won't mention here :frown:) 
  19. hmmmmmmm

    ah, nevermind.. :biggrin:

    i do have 29 ladies who work for me
    not sure she'll like YOUR reply.. :tongue:
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