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Sunday, March 21, 2010

Another love affair begins..

As all of you know everything about my-exes...

The Tamron was sold off because it could not focus in low light. Later it was reported that it was not something a Tamron was supposed to do like a good lady should! Too bad the fact was realized only after selling it off.

Then came a quick make shift purchase of a used 28-90mm lens (with a small scratch) and eventually a 50mm prime lens which broke during the thanksgiving day zoo trip, so all in all a not so good run.




San gave me the go to get the lenses replaced a long time ago. One does not get these chances every day. Maybe once every three or four years and the pressure to do the homework right was just too much.

San had only two conditions.

a. A fixed budget

b. Once I get the lens (or lenses), I forfeit the right to complain about my photographic equipment for the next two years. Including no conversations about their ability, disability, etc. etc.

With a deal to get a new body for Thanksgiving 2011 (yes, we plan ahead) and months of web surfing, the final choice was...




The broken 50mm has been replaced with a new one. The scratched 28-90mm with a 18-200mm Sigma lens. This does what the old Tamron used to do, with the added OS or Optical Stabilization (same as the IS or Image Stabilization in the Cannon Lenses or the VR in the Nikon which stands for Vibration reduction).

Sample picture...




We will live happy ever after and have many many pictures together..



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5 Comments:

I am not responsible for comments posted by others... At 10:31 PM, Blogger Sundar Narayanan wrote...

the broken 50 mm was still used to take the portrait of the girls in their silk frock by holding the broken pieces together in my hand and manually auto focusing or automatically manning the focus..

me very happy.

:)

 
I am not responsible for comments posted by others... At 2:06 AM, Blogger Sriram wrote...

awesome! happy clicking :)

 
I am not responsible for comments posted by others... At 6:06 AM, Blogger Kavi wrote...

Many many congratulations ! Keep clicking and keep posting !

:)

 
I am not responsible for comments posted by others... At 8:53 PM, Blogger ada-paavi!!!! wrote...

Hi Sundar,
I use the sigma 18-200 3.5-6.3 lens for my canon and I must say i am not all too pleased with its sharpness. I prefer shooting with the 50mm f1.8 over this lens. I use it primarily for wide angle shots and very few shots in the 70-110mm range.

If budget wasnt a constraint id have suggested the Sigma 24-70 F2.8 DG EF macro. It is a beauty of a lens and very usable.

And happy shooting :)

and check out my pics at www.flickr.com/photos/adapaavi

 
I am not responsible for comments posted by others... At 11:12 PM, Blogger Sundar Narayanan wrote...

thanks all..

that last shot was taken at 200mm hand held 1/60s f6.3 ISO400

:)

 

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