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My objects of lust

Discussion in 'Lens Lust' started by Uncle Frank, Feb 26, 2005.

  1. It's pretty sad when you get to the age where you lust after glass instead of flesh. :?.

    Here's my wish list, in no particular order.

    28-70mm f/2.8
    300mm f/4 + Nikon 1.4x tc
    85mm f/1.4
    SC29 sync cord
    2 DF200 slave flashes
    3 light stands

    That's about $3-4000 worth of gear at discount prices... about 3x my annual hobby budget. I better start selling some pictures, or I'll be a frustrated luster.
  2. PGB


    Jan 25, 2005
    Thats a good list there Frank. I want to get some lights, stands, etc.
  3. NeilCam


    Feb 21, 2005
    Ottawa, Ontario
    Oh gawddddd, I'm starting to worry as well. I think I still prefer lusting after wobbly, fleshy bits on people of the female persuasion rather than lenses, but it's becoming a close-run thing.

    As for a wish list, well it runs like this (again in no particular order):

    300mm f/2.8 - for sports

    70-200mm VR - for sports

    1.4 TC - for everything

    600mm f/4 OR the Sigma 300-800mm Zoom thingy - for birds

    85 f/1.4 - just because everyone says it's so good.

    A macro lens of some kind.

    Those are just the lenses - then there's the tripod and ball head, the flash, the digital wallet, more CF cards, the remote release, the D2X.

    mmmmmmmmmmMMMMMMMMMMM D2X.

  4. Chris101


    Feb 2, 2005
  5. What I want is lots and lots of lenses and lights in order to take photographs of the wobbly fleshy bits!
  6. GeeJay


    Jan 26, 2005
    Heck, and here I am trying to lose some of the 'wobbly fleshy bits'...

    Guess I should rethink that one :lol:

  7. You people are scaring me, I'm starting to think I have landed in "The Twilight Zone"....

    I'm still trying to figure out why Neil and Clive want to photograph old fat guys with their shirts off. Must be that Brit/Oz connection or something....... :wink:

    (running like mad afraid of what might be coming back this direction)

    Oh, yeah, to keep "on topic"...

    A D2X, to make my 500mm ever so much the better :lol:
  8. NeilCam


    Feb 21, 2005
    Ottawa, Ontario
    Correction charge = 1 x 500mm lens :D 

  9. Neil
    There's a 300mm f/2.8 for sale over at the Nikonians. It's been reduced. Here's the link.


    Come on Neil you REALLY NEED it! And it's only $2879.00. A Mere pittance.

    Rich :twisted:
  10. I have to add to this........though lusting is bad....IT'S BAD...IT'S BAD!! I have to say a big 2.8 VR anything is on my mind right now!! BUT, I have to concentrate on an SB800.........THANKS A LOT FLEW FOR THE INFLUENCE...........I have the PhotoFever really bad!!!
    :D  :D  :D  :D  :D  :D  :D  :D  :D  :D  :D  :D  :D  :D  :D  :D  :D 
  11. NeilCam


    Feb 21, 2005
    Ottawa, Ontario

    Besides it was a wish list which unfortunately bears zero resemblance to financial reality. I'll have to make do with the Sigma 80-400mm OS for quite a while yet.

    Geezz though that price is tempting........... NO!.... BAD BRAIN!!

    Now see what you've done Rich, you've made me prove I'm insane. There may have still been one or two lost souls here in Nikon Cafe who I had fooled, but no more. :D 

    Seriously though, thanks for the link, but it really is a shame I can't afford it at the moment.

  12. AAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!! Your killing me NEIL!!! LLALALALALALALAALALAL (using Neil's way of blocking out tempting posts)!!! :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
  13. Cool. Why don't you buy it, and sell me that 300/4 you picked up :twisted:
  14. Sheesh! I haven't even gotten it yet. I have the 70-200VR and the TC2E and want the 300 for the occasional long shot. Don't worry, if it doesn't meet my neds I'll be the first to let you know.

  15. Say what? I thought you bought that ages ago. Shipping must be very slow from the frozen north :roll:.
  16. Thanks to Panos & UncleFrank,

    :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock:

    My new lust is a: Nikon 80-200mm f/2.8 D AF ED :shock: :shock:

    :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock:
  17. Hey, always happy to help someone else load up their credit card :twisted:.
  18. If I had a credit card I would be DANGEROUS!!!!! I would have top of the line EVERYTHING!!! Not that it would help me... :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

    I pay cash for everything.........it is a slow growing habit :D  :D  :D  :D 

    Credit Cards are DA DEBIL!!! :twisted: :twisted: :twisted: :twisted:
  19. Thanks to Popeye for lending me his 200-400 vr

    taken on the short side of the lens with my 1.4x on it

    Subscribe to see EXIF info for this image (if available)

    now I just have to save up $5K
  20. WOW, that picture has some great DETAIL!!!! :shock: :shock: :shock:
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