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Old 09-10-2008, 11:26 PM
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Hi all,

Enjoy: http://www.fredmiranda.com/forum/topic/694090

Irony?

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Old 10-10-2008, 12:12 AM
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oh that was scary
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Great coffee cup! now that`s a good use!
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Old 10-10-2008, 09:44 AM
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Gary,

You should try it on your 200mm F/2.8L.

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Old 10-10-2008, 09:49 AM
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I might try it with my lenses, mix'n'match and see what I can come up with.
They're all Canon so I'm sure the parts are interchangeable.

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I never realised how many parts make up a lens. Interesting.

Atleast you now know you can lenses for more than one task.

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Interesting .... I quite like the EF 17-85 IS Zoom for general use , it's a better lens than my old CEMKO 30-100 Zoom that was my work horse on my old Minolta XD5 (and isn't too shabby (67mm diameter front lens) for wildfields of constellations , comets and starfields either).
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Gary,

You should try it on your 200mm F/2.8L.

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, it will be a big mug alright, but I do need plenty of coffee!,

Pitty about your lens but as I have heard they are a nice general use lens.
But don`t try it on your nice 300mm lens!
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I might try it with my lenses, mix'n'match and see what I can come up with.
They're all Canon so I'm sure the parts are interchangeable.

Andrew,

If you can come up with the equivalent of a 200mm F/2L or a 300mm F/2.8L, let me know.

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I never realised how many parts make up a lens. Interesting.

Atleast you now know you can lenses for more than one task.

Matty,

Some very clever put these things together. When I saw the first photograph on that post, I was surprised to see how many parts go to make the thing!

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, it will be a big mug alright, but I do need plenty of coffee!,

Pitty about your lens but as I have heard they are a nice general use lens.
But don`t try it on your nice 300mm lens!
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Gary,

That wasn't my lens -- it was a post I found through another forum.

Also, I wish I had a 300mm.

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Old 11-10-2008, 09:59 AM
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If you can come up with the equivalent of a 200mm F/2L or a 300mm F/2.8L, let me know.

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I'm a little busy atm, but let me see what I can tinker up later tonight.

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Played with the 40D and my 17-85 IS today for the first time (family had a wedding and reception this avo) and , well while I am still only just starting to get the hang of the settings on the 40D, I have been pleasantly surprised by the performance of 17-85 IS.

I still haven't sussed out how to manually set the ASA on the camera yet , not that I've give much time to that little problem yet.

I like the electronic zoom in feature while viewing feature when examining the photos after taking them .

Yet to try out the camera and 17-85 IS for astrophotography.
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