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RE: [CanonDigital SLRs] Lens Upgrade Howard Sheldon Mon Jul 28 00:01:29 2008

Gosh Rosemary you are so modest and shy.  Only kidding. Happy birthday you
must be a LEO.
Sent: Friday, July 25, 2008 7:46 PM
Subject: Re: [CanonDigital SLRs] Lens Upgrade
Hey guys,
I've shot with everything and it ain't your equipment.  I've even won a
professional best in show with a 35MM throwaway camera.  The guys who judged
the gorgeous snow scene over a lake with snow birds and canadian geese and
barn wanted to know WHY I printed it a black & white on color paper.  It was
a COLOR SHOT, not black & white.........but it was so moody it looked bl &
white................got a great laugh at that.........That was 17 years
ago.  Infrared, slides calendars, cards for Hallmark, covers of Westminster
winners, dogs, models, airline parts, celebrities............shot with
pinholes, Mamiya, Hasselblad, old Canon, Nikons,   JUST KEEP SHOOTING.
-----Original Message-----
From: James Washer <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
Sent: Fri, 25 Jul 2008 12:20 pm
Subject: Re: [CanonDigital SLRs] Lens Upgrade
Hello Gary,

24-70 and 70-200... Ah yes, the gateway drugs^H^H^H^H^Hlenses. I started
out on that same path, but then got hooked on primes... 

I've been clean for about 6 months now, but I often wake up in cold
sweats having been dreaming about the dreaded 85L1.2

I used to have B&H on speed dial.. I even joined Photoshop users just
because of free shipping from B&H... worked out cheaper that paying
shipping on my nearly weekly orders. Yeah, I had it real bad..

Anyway.. I tend to agree.. I think most of these pro trips are mostly
"hey, I got to shoot with `insert name here`"

Sure, you might get a tip or two, but if you read their (the pros) books
you'll likely learn the same tips for less money

- jim

On Fri, 2008-07-25 at 15:08 +0000, Gary wrote:
> Hi,
> My name is Gary and I'm a L-coholic. I currently own the 24-70 2.8 Land
> the 70-200 2.8. L. I'm trying to stay off of B&H, Adorama, Calumet and
> out of my loacal Photo stores, but it's hard. Luckly the 20D is starting
> to get more work and pretty soon will be self sufficient. Then i can
> maybe start looking at a nice Ball-head Tripod.
> Here is my question: Anyone do Photo Safaris? I'm noticing some in my
> area (DC-MD-VA) and was wondering what you get out of them. I know there
> is usually a "Pro" leading the group but, with a crowd is it really a
> learning enviroment or just a social event.
> Thanks for letting me share
> --- In [EMAIL PROTECTED] <mailto:Canon20D%40yahoogroups.com> ,
"wen" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:
> >
> > No Jutta there is no 12 step recovery programme to recover from
> L-coholism, only one. Give up photography forever.
> > However looking on the bright side - your brain is kept constantly
> active as you convince yourself that you really would take better photos
> with that L lens you are thinking about and then thinking about ways to
> find the money.
> > You will make lots of friends as there are so many of us poor addicted
> souls whose brains are in overdrive all the time.
> > It is the best coholism out there. (If there is such a word!!)
> > Just buy one and join the club. The 70-200 L f/4 is not expensive and
> would be a great start.
> > wen
> >
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