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jacobsen1
08-25-2008, 11:28 AM
IBthat'sracist...

Yeah, I sold the 16-35II last week and immediately filled up a B&H cart with $1 less than what I received in paypal fundage. :lol:

Anyway, my new toys that arrived today:


Lens:
Canon 17-40mm f/4L EF (USM) LENS - CA17404LEF
Canon EW-83H LNS HOOD f/24-105mm f/4L IS USM - CAEW83H <-- needs slight trimming but gives you a good 17-40 hood instead of the retarded one that comes with it

filters:
Hoya 77mm SUPER-HMC - CIRC POL (THIN) - HOCPSMC77
Hoya 77mm HMC - ND400 FILTER - HOND400MC77
B+W 67ea-77ei STEP-UP RING #1 - BWSUR6777
General Brand 58-77mm STEP-UP RING - GBSUR5877

monopod:
Benro MC-96n6 CARBON MONOPOD - BEMC96N6

slide duplicator:
General Brand ZOOM SLIDE DUPLICATOR 1:2.5 - GBSDZ
General Brand T-MOUNT f/CANON-EOS - GBTMCAF

basically I sold the 16-35II... It was too big, too heavy, and too expensive for what I use a UWA zoom for and zooms in general. Also the 82mm filters killed it as I'd been wanting to dive into filters, but had been holding off because the 82 is a much more expensive size and much harder to find (a cp in 82mm is 50% more and a 10 stop ND doesn't exist)... So I replaced the 16-35II with another 17-40 and picked up the 24-105 hood which I'll chop down to work. I finally bit the bullet on the monopod (the benro was the cheapest, and it's SICK, nice and thick and has little tripod feet). The final thing is a slide duplicator because I have a TON of slides from MT I really want scanned... This seams like a cheap/easy way to do them, I'll just have to wait and see how hell it works. If it doesn't it's going back, but I'd be stoked if it works as easily as it should (basically you setup a light, get the WB and exposure right, then each frame is just clicking the shutter and dealing with the same process in PS [hello action]).

So I sold one item and killed most of the accessories I've been wanting for ages. :)

IBBen'sthings,lookatthem!

iunno
08-25-2008, 11:34 AM
MY THINGS!

THAT'S RACIST!

jacobsen1
08-25-2008, 11:38 AM
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:wave:

iunno
08-25-2008, 11:39 AM
hopefully something doesn't "come up" to cause you to leave work early and go play with your new toys

jacobsen1
08-25-2008, 11:45 AM
I was thinking I'd "need" a haircut at lunch today... and goto Chipotle since it's right there.... :wave:

chkltcow
08-25-2008, 11:54 AM
Well if the slide duplicator doesn't work, look into the Epson v500 scanner. It's the one that replaced the 4990 I have, and can scan slides, 35mm, and medium format film. At $200 it's a bit more spendy than the slide duplicator, I'm sure... but I'm happy with my Epson scanner.

iunno
08-25-2008, 11:54 AM
yum, that actually sounds really good

s7khan
08-25-2008, 12:01 PM
Brown Santa!!!!

http://www.newschoolofphotography.com/gallery2/main.php?g2_view=core.DownloadItem&g2_itemId=2919&g2_serialNumber=1

Why's that racist? Santa can be brown

PhatheadWRX
08-25-2008, 12:07 PM
congrats!!! brown santa brings my 430EX today :D

iunno
08-25-2008, 12:15 PM
:lol: at saad

jacobsen1
08-25-2008, 12:38 PM
Well if the slide duplicator doesn't work, look into the Epson v500 scanner. It's the one that replaced the 4990 I have, and can scan slides, 35mm, and medium format film. At $200 it's a bit more spendy than the slide duplicator, I'm sure... but I'm happy with my Epson scanner.

yeah, I've had the Epson Perfection 4490 Photo in my wishlist at B&H forever. For some reason using my camera seems easier to me (no rotating) but if this isn't super easy, it'll go back for one of the 2 epsons... Especially considering I have 120 film that needs scanning too. :unamused:


Why's that racist? Santa can be brown

it's not? And I'd say if anything, it's descriptive....
but yeah, someone is bound to come in and make a comment. :unamused:

subimatt
08-25-2008, 12:40 PM
IBthat'sracist...

IBBen'sthings,lookatthem!

jacobsen1
08-25-2008, 12:56 PM
OK, so playing with the filters here in the office, the 10 stop is actually dropping the exposure 10.5 stops (I think):
from 1/500th to 0"7

then adding the CP to the mix I get to 2 seconds which is 12 total stops with both thrown on there. That should be enough for what I'm looking to do combined with ISO 50 and some smaller apertures.