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You know you have Lens Lust Disease when...

Discussion in 'Lens Lust' started by Uncle Frank, Jun 2, 2007.

  1. You know you have Lens Lust Disease when you take pictures of people taking pictures of birds instead of taking pictures of the birds :rolleyes: . Here's some from Baylands Preserve... one of the best places to take pictures of birds or lenses :smile:.

    Birders come in all different sizes, as do their lenses.

    There's little guys with big lenses...

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    big guys with big lenses...

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    and big guys with little lenses.

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    Then there's fashionable ladies dressed for success....

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    grubby guys who spent all their money on glass...

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    and well dressed Cafe denizens who strike handsome poses :biggrin:.

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    Most birders use dslrs...

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    but some use digicams...

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    and a few shoot with strange things like spotting scopes...

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    ... but we all have a grand time shooting the birdies (and each other) at Bayland's Preserve.

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  2. Dixie


    Feb 26, 2007
    Land of cotton
    *lol* I agree! Great shots of all the lenses......oh ...... and of the bird.
  3. lisantica


    Jul 4, 2006
    So. Calif.
    Loved that sequence! :biggrin:
  4. Donniec


    Jan 6, 2007
    Harvest, Alabama
    Donnie Claxton
    Funny. I like this posting.
  5. ultimind


    May 13, 2007
    Cleveland, OH
    What lens is this?
  6. That's our Cafe-mate, Philippe Roger, with his lovely 300/4 AF-S.
  7. Great pics Frank! :biggrin:
  8. Your right Uncle Frank, and then you see what lens everyone else is shooting with and you have to have one of those.

  9. Uncle Frank,

    You are having way too much fun with your camera!

    I suggest you get serious. Put your nose in some statistics, some MTF's, some reports comparing esoteric characteristics of lenses. For crying out loud, stop shooting and read some important, weighty stuff... something with some gravitas.

    Enough of the laughs and fun! Balance it with something grim.

    ...Or not! Your call! ;-)

    Wonderful series. I never cease to enjoy your approach and your sense of story as you offer your images. And even these fun ones are nicely composed and carefully shot. You do nice work!

    God bless.
  10. slappomatt


    May 13, 2006
    San Diego CA
    pretty sure that sony is the new sony alpha DSLR.
  11. Lens disease

    I'm still laughing! Good and funny point, UF and (as usually) nice images from you!
  12. Hey Frank,

    Good post! These are some great pics of the people shooting birds (except for me, not the photographer's fault of course :wink:) . I would agree that the Sony looks like a small DSLR and is therefore most likely an alpha.

    However, let me share an image of the jester here. Note how the lens (80-200) is aiming at the trees, looking for some boid, while Frank is hopelessly looking somewhere else for something else. A perfect example of multitasking and of lens lust at its finest! :tongue::smile::biggrin:

  13. Shooter


    May 7, 2007
    New York
    I must admit I prefer the lens over the birds lol.
  14. KrysiaG

    KrysiaG Guest

    ROFL! I got a kick out of this post. Funny!!
  15. Ray C.

    Ray C.

    Nov 7, 2005
    Great stuff Frank!

    But I'll have you know that I take umbrage with the "grubby guys who spent all their money on glass..." comment.

    I resemble that remark! :wink:
  16. Jeff Lee

    Jeff Lee

    May 16, 2006
    So many different species, how do you tell them apart?
  17. Your son's pictures show he is quite fashionable, Ray. You must be an embarrasment to him. But aren't all parents to teenage boys? :rolleyes: 
  18. Ray C.

    Ray C.

    Nov 7, 2005

    Nah, it ain't so bad. I've got a shaved head, earring, goatee and listen to heavy metal music...so my son and his friends actually think I'm "pretty cool." Not cool, but pretty cool. :biggrin: I guess that's a product of growing up in the 70's and early 80's... The good thing (for ME) is, that my kids can't pull the wool over my eyes like we used to do. Now it's, "Don't BS me...I've been there, done that, and then some!"
  19. Cope


    Apr 5, 2007
    Houston, Texas

    Looks like he's asking someone "how do you turn this thing on?".
  20. Looks more as if you were taking pictures of lenses with (casually) people attached to them.:biggrin:
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