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Old 17-11-2006, 07:08 PM
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2 new lenses! :)

I'm getting 2 new (second hand) lenses, from Mr Terry Lovejoy! (CometGuy).

A Canon 50mm f/1.8 and Canon 28mm f/2.8, both for a very good price.

Can't wait to try them out on the 350D, for both widefield astro on the EQ platform as well as portrait shots.

Finally something to fill up my new LowePro bag

Thanks Terry, looking forward to trying them out!
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Old 17-11-2006, 07:11 PM
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To show what they can do in the hands of an expert, here's 2 fantastic shots of Machholz by Terry:

- with the 50mm f/1.8 at 1.8:

http://www.pbase.com/terrylovejoy/image/38609012/large

- with the 28mm f/2.8 at 2.8:

http://www.pbase.com/terrylovejoy/image/37466882

Awesome! If I ever get shots like that, I'll be VERY happy
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Old 17-11-2006, 07:20 PM
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wish i had the lenes the photos are great and very sharp
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Old 17-11-2006, 07:26 PM
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Wish I had Terry's skills........as well as his lenses

Cheers

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Old 17-11-2006, 07:33 PM
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Oh also, the 50mm f/1.8 is the MK I version, not the MK II - apparently it has stronger build quality and more consistently good optics.
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Old 18-11-2006, 08:22 AM
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Mike,

Your going to have fun! The 50 1.8 is a very nice lens and its also great for portraits

My main use for that lens was for comet hunting, however the focal length proved too short for that task especially with increased competition with others (including the new STEREO solar mission). Now I am using 200 and 300 mm lenses to try and have some hope of finding something ahead of others!

The 28 2.8 was purchased as a kit that came with the 50 (which also included a zoom and a Canon 630). The first thing you notice is how small and light it is, it hardly extends past the flash on the 350D so makes an ideal walkaround lens. Incidentally the combined weight of the 28 and 50 lenses is problably less than his Sigma 17-70!

There are plenty of examples from these lenses on my webpage.

Anyway enough of my rambling I have a box to go and post

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Old 18-11-2006, 08:55 AM
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very cool mike! "

but if you keep buying lenses you wont get that eq6 you are after
(took my heq5 for a test run last night. score: )
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Old 20-11-2006, 10:01 AM
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wish i had the lenes the photos are great and very sharp
The 50f1.8 MKII is about $100 2nd hand, anyone can have one
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Very cool Mike - looking forward to seeing the results.

Cheers Petra
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Old 27-11-2006, 03:55 PM
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Mike,

Are you holding on to your Sigma 17-70mm lens?
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Old 27-11-2006, 06:43 PM
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Sure am John. The 17-70 will be my multi-purpose walkabout lens.

The new 50mm and 28mm will be for portraits and widefield deep-space stuff.

btw I took some shots of the kids on the weekend with the new lenses, will post some over the next few days. Nice little lenses, very tiny and very sharp!
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Old 27-11-2006, 07:09 PM
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Congrats Mike.

Imagine how good the pelicans and mangroves are going to look....lol
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Old 27-11-2006, 07:58 PM
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Mike, I'm already starting to miss the lenses

Glad you like them

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