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Fri Oct 31, 2014, 05:13 PM

I have a new lens!

My wonderful, contest-winning shot cost me my old lens. The Antelope Canyon's floor is a very soft, fine sandy material..............and it floats so easily. You can barely see it. That dust got into my old Tamron lens and rendered it too costly to fix.

So, today, my wonderful husband took me to my favorite camera store where he bought me a new Tamron zoom lens. It's 16--300 mm with mechanical stabilization. I am about to take it outside and test it thoroughly.

I may post some of my results later...

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Reply I have a new lens! (Original post)
CaliforniaPeggy Oct 2014 OP
elleng Oct 2014 #1
NYC_SKP Oct 2014 #2
malthaussen Oct 2014 #3
Galileo126 Oct 2014 #4
CaliforniaPeggy Oct 2014 #5
CrispyQ Nov 2014 #12
CaliforniaPeggy Nov 2014 #13
Blue_In_AK Oct 2014 #6
CaliforniaPeggy Oct 2014 #7
Blue_In_AK Oct 2014 #8
CaliforniaPeggy Oct 2014 #9
handmade34 Nov 2014 #10
CaliforniaPeggy Nov 2014 #11

Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Original post)

Fri Oct 31, 2014, 05:22 PM

1. Have fun, CalPeg!

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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Original post)

Fri Oct 31, 2014, 05:25 PM

2. Looking forward to seeing the results!

 

I still have my Nikon bodies and Nikkor lenses.

The 43-83 portrait lens is a favorite.

Hmmm, don't they make digital backs for old film SLRs?


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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Original post)

Fri Oct 31, 2014, 05:27 PM

3. You are such a materialist, dear Peggy.:)

Seriously, sounds nice, especially the macro.

-- Mal

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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Original post)

Fri Oct 31, 2014, 05:42 PM

4. Been there, done that Peggy

Taking shots on a breakwater in Rhode Island after a hurricane. A huge wave knocked me into the drink, and my telephoto lens was filled with sea water. Oddly enough, the camera still worked (Olympus OM-1). I still have that indestructible camera, though I don't shoot film anymore.

Congrats on the new lens!

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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Original post)

Fri Oct 31, 2014, 06:06 PM

5. Some results:










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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Reply #5)

Sun Nov 2, 2014, 03:25 PM

12. What pretty little flowers. They look like upside down lanterns.



I've been thinking about getting a camera with more zoom. Hmmm, may have to think on that some more.

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Response to CrispyQ (Reply #12)

Sun Nov 2, 2014, 03:27 PM

13. Thank you, my dear CrispyQ!

It's a great lens! I am loving how well it works.

I don't think many lenses have this wide a range...16 to 300 mm!

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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Original post)

Fri Oct 31, 2014, 06:17 PM

6. That's quite the range

You may never have to remove your lens again.

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Response to Blue_In_AK (Reply #6)

Fri Oct 31, 2014, 06:24 PM

7. Isn't it? I am thrilled!

You can bet I won't remove it much.

I do have my Nikkor 50 mm lens, which has never seen much use. I think it will become my portrait lens.

Did you see the pictures I posted?

I have things to learn, of course, and the day is not spectacular.



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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Reply #7)

Fri Oct 31, 2014, 06:25 PM

8. Yes, I saw your photos after I posted.

They look great. Have fun.

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Response to Blue_In_AK (Reply #8)

Fri Oct 31, 2014, 06:28 PM

9. Thanks!

I plan on having lots of fun!

Next summer, we're going up to "Hearst Castle." Photography is allowed, without flash.


I'm ready.


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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Original post)

Sat Nov 1, 2014, 07:30 AM

10. congrats on the new lens

now we want MORE photos! looks good so far

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Response to handmade34 (Reply #10)

Sat Nov 1, 2014, 12:30 PM

11. Thank you, my dear handmade34!

There will certainly be more!

Yesterday was not a very good day to take pictures...the sky was overcast and yucky. It looks a lot prettier today; I'll see if I have time later.

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