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11/30/2011 01:49:07 PM · #1
I had the privilege (and the pleasure) of chauferring 21.gif BlindJustice around at dawn the day after Thanksgiving (even got a nice breakfast for my troubles) and I can say, conclusively, that when you stick some L-glass on his cute 'lil Rebel he's definitely not blind :-)

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That's him with my 24-105 -- maybe he will post some of the stuff he got, it was a lovely morning.

R.
11/30/2011 02:04:33 PM · #2
How many people have now coveted that lens, Bear?
11/30/2011 02:09:42 PM · #3
Gawd, I don't know. Penny wants it, Paul wants it, YOU want it, Nicky wants it, Rick-in-Maryland wants it, the whole world wants it I guess... And he tried out the 100mm f/2.8L IS Macro, the 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS, the 17-40mm f/4L... I think his wife hates me now...
11/30/2011 02:23:19 PM · #4
i want it too......sorry felt left out.
11/30/2011 02:45:14 PM · #5
i want it but sadly I don't see the funds being available soon. I do plan on renting that lens when I take the kids to Disney this Spring. Figured that would just be about a perfect lens for the Parks on my 5D
11/30/2011 03:12:47 PM · #6
OK, both you guys are assigned a spot on the official "Covets a Canon 24-105mm f/4L IS USM" list. And if there's any justice at all on this sweet earth, you shall not long remain blind.

R.

Message edited by author 2011-11-30 15:34:41.
11/30/2011 03:24:01 PM · #7
Originally posted by MinsoPhoto:

i want it but sadly I don't see the funds being available soon. I do plan on renting that lens when I take the kids to Disney this Spring. Figured that would just be about a perfect lens for the Parks on my 5D


I was thinking the exact same thing for our trip in January.

So, I guess put me on the list as well. :P
11/30/2011 03:33:38 PM · #8
Originally posted by karmat:

So, I guess put me on the list as well. :P


Noted.
11/30/2011 03:39:41 PM · #9
21.gif Bear_Music's semi-official [i]"Covets a Canon 24-105mm f/4L IS USM"[/i] list for DPCers.

21_F.gif PennyClick (she bought one of her own)
21_F.gif VaWendy
21.gif BlindJustice
21.gif nickyb
21_N.gif SunDog
21.gif MinsoPhoto
811.gif Karmat

Message edited by author 2011-12-05 14:51:36.
11/30/2011 04:02:37 PM · #10
Get a couple more people on that list and you might be able to order a batch wholesale direct from Canon ... ;-)
11/30/2011 04:06:43 PM · #11
Originally posted by GeneralE:

Get a couple more people on that list and you might be able to order a batch wholesale direct from Canon ... ;-)


That's sort of what I'm thinking, LOL: my camera store's a Canon dealer, and I was idly wondering how low I could get 'em to go if we got, say, 10 people ordering and prepaying, LOL. I know it'll never come to that, "wanting" and "being ready to buy" are worlds apart, but in the meanwhile it's fun to hijack my own thread :-)

R.
11/30/2011 04:23:17 PM · #12
Canon 24-105mm f/4L IS USM for a grand on Amazon new, $600 used... yeah, it'd be nice to have one. But I probably would upgrade my camera body first :P

I hope that Paul will post a few photos in this thread!
11/30/2011 04:34:16 PM · #13
Originally posted by mycelium:

I hope that Paul will post a few photos in this thread!


I sent him a heads-up...

R.
11/30/2011 05:22:02 PM · #14
Ok- so, I have privately thanked Robert for nothing less than spoiling me, entertaining me and schooling me in every aspect of photography. He's got infinite patience, only once referring to me as a Philistine(kindly pointing out I should have known a very simple landscape photography reference)- (and there was that time that he questioned whether I should move so fast leaving the ATM machine at daybreak wearing a dark knit hat... too funny)

A definite highlight of the trip- was the maniacal laugh and stopping the car at random points to hop out and photograph a scene. Great to share that experience and see landscape and compositional thoughts through wiser eyes. And, my one regret is not to get back into the mad scientists PS lab, but I learned more in a car ride about PS technique than I have in years of knocking about by myself.

Lenses: I was fortunate enough to try out a bunch of lenses from a big zoom and a sweet macro(which has me thinking about the small as well as the big) all the way to the 17-40mm f/4L- which would not be a bad addition, to the real star, the Canon 24-105mm f/4L IS USM- the star of the show. It is magical glass. For those who follow forums, you will know that the only two words that need to be said about this lens is... "Buttery Smooth" - and I know, that refers to the 5D, but even my low rent Rebel was at ease with this thing. I have to decide how to make new glass happen, as well as eventually a new rig-I be interested in some giant wholesale power grab.

And I will post some shots, perhaps enter a challenge or two with some of the shots from the expedition.

Thats what I did on Thanksgiving vacation...
11/30/2011 05:32:04 PM · #15
Originally posted by blindjustice:

Ok- so, I have privately thanked Robert for nothing less than spoiling me, entertaining me and schooling me in every aspect of photography. He's got infinite patience, only once referring to me as a Philistine(kindly pointing out I should have known a very simple landscape photography reference)- (and there was that time that he questioned whether I should move so fast leaving the ATM machine at daybreak wearing a dark knit hat... too funny)

A definite highlight of the trip- was the maniacal laugh and stopping the car at random points to hop out and photograph a scene. Great to share that experience and see landscape and compositional thoughts through wiser eyes. And, my one regret is not to get back into the mad scientists PS lab, but I learned more in a car ride about PS technique than I have in years of knocking about by myself.

Lenses: I was fortunate enough to try out a bunch of lenses from a big zoom and a sweet macro(which has me thinking about the small as well as the big) all the way to the 17-40mm f/4L- which would not be a bad addition, to the real star, the Canon 24-105mm f/4L IS USM- the star of the show. It is magical glass. For those who follow forums, you will know that the only two words that need to be said about this lens is... "Buttery Smooth" - and I know, that refers to the 5D, but even my low rent Rebel was at ease with this thing. I have to decide how to make new glass happen, as well as eventually a new rig-I be interested in some giant wholesale power grab.

And I will post some shots, perhaps enter a challenge or two with some of the shots from the expedition.

Thats what I did on Thanksgiving vacation...


*sigh*...

He must like you better. I didn't get to try out the 100mm macro IS.

AND

he has my own son saying -- "where's the lens hood?? I agree with Bear, we should be shooting with a lens hood."
11/30/2011 05:43:48 PM · #16
Originally posted by vawendy:

*sigh*... He must like you better. I didn't get to try out the 100mm macro IS.


I was afraid you'd beat up on it or something; that's the lens I used to ribbon with a seagull before you did, ruining your ambition to have the first seagull ribbon in DPC.

Originally posted by vawendy:

...he has my own son saying -- "where's the lens hood?? I agree with Bear, we should be shooting with a lens hood."


He's a smart boy.

R.
11/30/2011 07:43:44 PM · #17
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This doesn't do the lens Justice, and (neither does my pathetic attempt at post processing)
but someone with a giant lens stepped in the golden panorama-( a "bear-o-rama" perhaps?)
11/30/2011 07:59:29 PM · #18
Originally posted by blindjustice:

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This doesn't do the lens Justice, and (neither does my pathetic attempt at post processing)
but someone with a giant lens stepped in the golden panorama-( a "bear-o-rama" perhaps?)


It looks almost like Robert is firing the entire lake out of his lens...
12/01/2011 11:00:06 AM · #19
Geeze, Penny's right. That's a horrible haircut... Thanx for the verification, now to find a barber... And it's not a lake, it's a marsh.

R.
12/01/2011 11:54:37 AM · #20
Originally posted by Bear_Music:

Geeze, Penny's right. That's a horrible haircut... Thanx for the verification, now to find a barber... And it's not a lake, it's a marsh.

R.


Your hair cut is not so bad at all, but then again, I am not the one to ask, any hair would be fine by me...
12/01/2011 12:04:03 PM · #21
sent my beloved 28-70 2.8L to canon today was shooting with it tuesday night, in home studio and it locked up on the zoom at 28mm had to shake it to get it to zoom, then the autofocus went funny and i could hear a screw rattling around.

this is my favourite lens :(

so dilema do i throw £400 at a repair on my 2.8 or buy the nice 24-105 f4L they've got at £600 erm....
12/01/2011 01:12:10 PM · #22
I am anxiously waiting for my 1st L lens.....Yeah I decided to get myself a christmas present....
12/02/2011 08:03:24 AM · #23
Originally posted by cowboy221977:

I am anxiously waiting for my 1st L lens.....Yeah I decided to get myself a christmas present....


congrats but, what did you buy, where did you get it?
12/02/2011 09:36:31 AM · #24
So I'm not on the "covet Bear's 24-105 list" but he DID make me by the 10-22 by letting me use his, and he did call my poor 20+ year old cheapie tripod a "piece of sh!t" and made me buy a new one, then and there at his personal "crack" dealer... so I truly do understand. :-) (Yes, Robert, I still love my 10-22, and that tripod has come in handy from time to time...)
12/02/2011 09:49:28 AM · #25
Originally posted by Bear_Music:

Gawd, I don't know. Penny wants it, Paul wants it, YOU want it, Nicky wants it, Rick-in-Maryland wants it, the whole world wants it I guess... And he tried out the 100mm f/2.8L IS Macro, the 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS, the 17-40mm f/4L... I think his wife hates me now...

After wanting this one since it was released.... I just pulled the trigger last night on a nice refurb one (see that saving thread for the code to get some $ off)....... Now... what's the bet mine will not take images like Bear's version :-)
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