The "Beast" has arrived!

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Thanks to Scott Sherman I am now the proud owner of the 28-70 f/2.8 BEAST......and it is truly a MANLY lens! Wow it is massive. If I can scrape together some time I'll post some shots.

I have a ton of tulips from my Chicago trip.

Rich
 
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Hi Rich, that is an absolute beautiful lens! Congratulations............. wanted to ask, how is the 300mm working out for you, been looking to see some pics posted ;-) . Take care, look forward to seeing some pictures!

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Yeah! Both of you, get busy and shoot! :) ;) :D

Sounds nice Rich, are you gonna start shooting weddings now, like Frank did once he got his 'wedding lens'?

I see you also have the 24-85 f/2.8. What advantage do you expect with the 28-70?
 
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Congrat's Rich. That one is on my list, but not until next year. I'm tapped. :?

If your results are as good as UF's, you should be really happy. :)

Regards,

Frank
 
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Updated 4:30 pm est.

Keith R. said:
Hi Rich, that is an absolute beautiful lens! Congratulations............. wanted to ask, how is the 300mm working out for you, been looking to see some pics posted ;-) . Take care, look forward to seeing some pictures!

Keith
It is wonderful Keith. I took several hundred a few weeks ago of a medieval battle reenactment. Althoug they weren't strictly handheld, I was perched on a ladder, but the shots are teriffic.

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Rich
 
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Chris101 said:
Yeah! Both of you, get busy and shoot! :) ;) :D

Sounds nice Rich, are you gonna start shooting weddings now, like Frank did once he got his 'wedding lens'?

I see you also have the 24-85 f/2.8. What advantage do you expect with the 28-70?
I'd be a liar if I tried now to give you an intelligent answer to your question. I tried it in ACE Photo and fell in love, er lust with it. I don't think being rational was one of the criteria for joining this web site...was it?

Rich :?
 
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Rich Gibson said:
Thanks to Scott Sherman I am now the proud owner of the 28-70 f/2.8 BEAST......and it is truly a MANLY lens!
Hey, you, Todd, and I should start a club... Brothers of the Beast!

Hope you enjoy it as much as I have, Rich. Just wait until you see how fast and accurately it focuses. It's perfect for
events/PJ. And it gives that "special quality" to portraits... even snapshots like there.

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Its a beast alright

I used to have one but sold it when I packaged it with a D1X I sold a while ago.

I regret selling it now (both D1X and 28-70 actually). The 28-70 would cover off a "blind spot" in my mm coverage for club shoots. I'm using a 17-35mm and 35mm prime these days.

That 28-70 is HEAVY METAL
 
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La,la,la,la,la,la,la....I can't hear you.

Yeah, resistance is futile.

I really want the 28-70. A lot.
Uncle Frank's been taunting us with it and now you're going to accelerate my affliction.
Post for us!
 
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It took me a long time to decide on getting the 28-70 or the 17-55. Ended up getting the 28-70. Best lens decision I have ever made. Truly remarkable piece of glass.
 

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