Never walk into a camera store ...

Discussion in 'Lens Lust' started by Julien, Apr 20, 2007.

  1. Julien


    Jul 28, 2006
    Paris, France
    with lens lust because it can't get any better. I went in to see if I could rent a 10.5 for the big bmx event next month , and before I left ( and who knows why that idea popped in mind ) I asked if they sold used gear ... bad idea n°1 . Then for some reason I asked about a 85mm 1.8 ... bad idea n°2. They had one , so I popped it on my D2H and boy oh boy was that lens sharp and the AF was faaaaast. I snapped 2/3 photos of the street from inside the shop and I was really blown away ! And the price isn't too expensive ( at least for us "lucky" Europeans ) it's like a 22% rebate off . He'll have it checked by Nikon before selling it too so I'm sure to get a proper lens , if I buy it that is.

    Well now instead of wanting only one lens I'm down to 2 :biggrin:
  2. MontyDog


    Jan 30, 2005
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  3. Julien
    I enjoy your outlook on things.
  4. I had to go to the dentist yesterday, and the only good part of that is he is just a a few blocks away from my local camera store. I had planned to stop in and look at a few small things, but I was strong and didn't do it! I hope the lens checks out for you...I would have done the same thing:biggrin:
  5. strawman


    Mar 24, 2006
    Missoula, MT
    Hey topic but, what ever happened with that photo that you were trying to get published in JPEG magazine? I think it was the "Street" theme. Anyway, did it get voted in?
  6. Julien


    Jul 28, 2006
    Paris, France
    Thanks a lot for all your support guys :biggrin:

    Doug my photo never made it to the print ... oh well I'm getting published each month now in 2 BMX magazines so I can't complain :tongue:
  7. I know the feeling. Yesterday I took a couple of hours off and went to a shop to look at monopods. Well these people do a huge business in used gear, and had just traded someones complete system or so it seemed. I picked up a mint 85mm f/1.4 and a 50mm f/1.4 and I did grap a Velbon CF monopod also. They mentioned that they may havre a 600mm AFS II coming in used. Now that would be nice!
  8. Julien


    Jul 28, 2006
    Paris, France
    Oh , one more thing : I got to try an 8mm fisheye that day too !!!! Boy is that thing scary. Not only because it's not cheap , but just looking in the viewfinder with this lens on is simething utterly disorienting. I really felt like my balance was having trouble, and it's really weird to see your feet in the frame as well. I can't begin to imagine the 6mm fisheye :biggrin:
  9. Dentist near the camera store! Yikes!!!!
    I can just see Mason with no teeth and a bag full of expensive lenses.:biggrin: :biggrin:
  10. Cope


    Apr 5, 2007
    Houston, Texas
    With what my dentist charges, it would be the dentist with new lenses.:frown:

  11. Thanks Bill, that is a funny thought!
  12. bett


    Mar 31, 2007
    New Hampshire
    I wish I HAD A local shop. The internet ate mine!


    Julien, I read one of your other post that you've got a WHOLEstreet full of shops.

    Dangerous, Indeed1
  13. What is the name and number of the store - unless you want it for yourself. :smile:
  14. Julien


    Jul 28, 2006
    Paris, France

    Yep, dangerous indeed !! Actually Paris is quite famous for that , there are lots of places in the city that are dedicated to a specific "product". Near where I live there are tons of music related stores , there's of course this whole street that's packed with photography stores etc ... And it's been that way for a pretty long time too. I think this street has been known for that for somewhat 100 years or so :cool:
  15. Julien


    Jul 28, 2006
    Paris, France
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  16. Chris Pierce

    Chris Pierce Guest

    I would trade some of my teeth for some sweeet glass!!