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Fri Feb 15, 2013, 11:09 AM

Lemons to lemonade.

I can't believe what I did this morning. I'm driving in to work and I stop to take some photos of horses near my house. I put my D300 back in the bag but don't zipper it shut. When I got to work I opened the shop, went out to my car and grabbed the bag. Don't you know my camera falls out on the concrete and my tamron 70-300 lens just snaps in half. I was in shock. More afraid for the camera than the lens. When I calmed down I checked the camera and it seems to be OK except for some nicks. The lens went to the trash.
Lemonade...I decided that this was a good thoing because it pushed me to replace that lens which I was hesitant to do because of the money. I thought screw it and ordered a nikon 70-300 from B&H and am happy about it.
One from this morning.


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Reply Lemons to lemonade. (Original post)
Bonhomme Richard Feb 2013 OP
Bonhomme Richard Feb 2013 #1
Bonhomme Richard Feb 2013 #2
alfredo Feb 2013 #3
sir pball Feb 2013 #13
RC Feb 2013 #4
Bonhomme Richard Feb 2013 #5
Solly Mack Feb 2013 #6
Bonhomme Richard Feb 2013 #8
Solly Mack Feb 2013 #10
Sherman A1 Feb 2013 #12
Earth_First Feb 2013 #7
Bonhomme Richard Feb 2013 #9
ManiacJoe Feb 2013 #11
sir pball Feb 2013 #14
ljm2002 Feb 2013 #15

Response to Bonhomme Richard (Original post)

Fri Feb 15, 2013, 11:41 AM

1. I can't get over the reproduction color changes from....

what I see in my Mac and what I see after I post. Though I am looking using a pc now. Big difference. Talk about color management.

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Response to Bonhomme Richard (Reply #1)

Fri Feb 15, 2013, 11:44 AM

2. Now that I check it out on the mac...

the color seems decent.

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Response to Bonhomme Richard (Reply #2)

Fri Feb 15, 2013, 12:41 PM

3. Lovely. Those pixels go through a bunch of changes from you sensor to your browser.

Compression can play havoc to our images.

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Response to Bonhomme Richard (Reply #1)

Wed Feb 20, 2013, 11:47 AM

13. Is everything calibrated?

Mac-v-PC shouldn't matter much anymore since we all use the same gamma these days; I find that the first day or two of shooting with a new sensor always looks off, until I get a chance to sit down with EZColor and get everything in line.

Also make sure your uploads are in sRGB, Adobe RGB gets real screwy when you try and put it online.

Also - beautiful shot! Colors look great to me.

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Response to Bonhomme Richard (Original post)

Fri Feb 15, 2013, 02:03 PM

4. I keep my bag always closed, except when removing or putting something back in.

 

Helps to keep out the dirt, if nothing else. A clean bag inside, means less fuzz on the lenses and cameras. Less chance of getting dirt on the sensor when changing lenses.
I believe in lens covers on both ends of unused lenses, too. I've seen too many photographers just drop them, uncapped, into their backpack, or whatever they use, to deal with later.

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Response to RC (Reply #4)

Fri Feb 15, 2013, 05:14 PM

5. Crazy thing is that I am usually fanatical about it.

I won't make that mistake again. I need to slow down. But hey, I got a new lens and I will like the VR feature.

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Response to Bonhomme Richard (Original post)

Fri Feb 15, 2013, 06:20 PM

6. Very pretty!

The thought of a lens breaking makes me physically ill.

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Response to Solly Mack (Reply #6)

Fri Feb 15, 2013, 09:52 PM

8. I was more concerned about my D300.

The truth is that I was wanting to replace the Tamron I had but didn't want to spend any money right now. The decision was made for me. I will like the VR on the new lens.

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Response to Bonhomme Richard (Reply #8)

Fri Feb 15, 2013, 10:14 PM

10. Well, yeah. I would have been as well.

But since the camera seems to be OK I was mourning the lens.

Glad you like your new lens. I got a 55-300 for my b-day a couple of weeks back and I love it!

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Response to Solly Mack (Reply #6)

Sat Feb 16, 2013, 03:39 AM

12. Indeed

The thought of a lens breaking leaves me cold.

Icky, just icky......

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Response to Bonhomme Richard (Original post)

Fri Feb 15, 2013, 07:29 PM

7. This happened to me while on vacation in December...

Although it was my 5D and a 28-135 mm

I had been drinking on the island all day and on my way back I was in a hurry at the security checkpoint on the ship and dropped my whole rig. You should have seen the look on the one woman's face!

No issues so far, thankfully...

At least you got lemonade out of it!

I would be making 70-300 2.8 L IS lemondade...

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Response to Earth_First (Reply #7)

Fri Feb 15, 2013, 09:53 PM

9. I wish I could afford the 2.8

That's not the case yet.

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Response to Bonhomme Richard (Original post)

Sat Feb 16, 2013, 12:24 AM

11. The Nikon 70-300mm VR is a great lens.

Even if you have one of the f/2.8 zooms.

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Response to Bonhomme Richard (Original post)

Wed Feb 20, 2013, 11:49 AM

14. Happened to me three

Unzipped bag and all, spang went my 18-70...it was actually still usable, but the extension tube was amusingly crooked and it had some horrid vignetting on the left. Picked up a Tamron 18-270VR on the relative cheap at B&H and I never looked back..

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Response to Bonhomme Richard (Original post)

Wed Feb 20, 2013, 02:58 PM

15. Lovely photo!

You got that horse to pose!

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