My newest lens!

Discussion in 'Lens Lust' started by Uncle Frank, Apr 1, 2007.

  1. I've been a champion for the 28-70, and even gave it its nickname. But I've found myself backing into too many walls trying to get enough working distance to take indoor group pictures. So I traded in the Beast this weekend for a 17-55/2.8. Sharpest lens I've ever used, and I think it will be on my camera 90% of the time. Thanks go to Phil Youngblood and others for showing the the way.
     
  2. Nuteshack

    Nuteshack Guest

    wow ...ok, now a name for this new jewel.....;-))
     
  3. Congratulations for the new acquisition, Uncle Frank. For me, it's perfect for people and street pictures. You will love it.

    Nick name? How about Wide Beast!
     
  4. ZBaum

    ZBaum Guest

    Wildebeest :smile:
     
  5. sonuj2

    sonuj2

    May 11, 2006
    Naperville, IL
    pssssssst! Frank, you forgot to edit your signature. The 'DX Beast' needs to be included and the 'FF Beast' taken away.
     
  6. MontyDog

    MontyDog

    Jan 30, 2005
    #1064 - You have an error in your SQL syntax;
     
  7. Gr8Tr1x

    Gr8Tr1x Guest

    April Fools. Might actually have been believable if you had purchased the 17-55mm DX, but not traded the 28-70mm for it.
     
  8. MontyDog

    MontyDog

    Jan 30, 2005
    #1064 - You have an error in your SQL syntax;
     
  9. Gr8Tr1x

    Gr8Tr1x Guest

    Maybe he's just getting up :rolleyes:
     
  10. On second thought, I'm going to sell the 17-55 and d200, and switch to Canon. If it's good enough for Tosh...

    Sorry to bail on Nikon, I do a lot of low light work, and, as you can see from this sample, the d200 just doesn't cut it at iso1250.

    76487763.
     
  11. I don't believe one word Frank would say... today... Now, tomorrow, I bet he'll still have his D200 and the Beast. :rolleyes:

    ... and I do have a 17-55DX f/2.8 :smile:
     
  12. 1FASTZ

    1FASTZ

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    Jan 25, 2006
    Cincinnati, OH
    Frank, I checked the calendar and I don't believe it for a minute....
     
  13. UF,

    Welcome to the club! Ain't the 17-55 a great event lens!
     
  14. Hey! How did I get dragged into this hoax! :eek: :biggrin:

    I haven't burned my bridges to Nikon quite yet, thank you very much. I'm still packing a Nikon F/Nikkor-O 35 2 (admittedly serving mostly as paperweights) and a D40/18-200vr/Sigma 30/180 travel kit. And I still feel far more comfortable handling the Nikon equipment. Of course, if I took the time to read the instruction manuals for the other brand's equipment and software, my comfort level is likely to increase. :rolleyes: I don't see a problem being a "dual citizen." :smile:
     
  15. I think I've been had...

    That said, UF you really should try the 17-55 you might like it!
     
  16. lovep1

    lovep1 Guest

    APRIL FOOLS!! UF, with a 17-55....yeah right!!!
     
  17. LOL - forget April fools... I knew you were full of it when you said you traded the beast for it.

    Pretty good one though... :biggrin:
     
  18. What makes you think that?

    Hey, any interest in some ocean front property in Phoenix?

    I'm sure it's a great lens, but my bag is full ;-).
     
  19. Maybe it's time for a bigger bag :biggrin:
     
  20. Chris101

    Chris101

    Feb 2, 2005
    Arizona
    You know we're all just waiting for the 'Big One'.
     
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