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#1 jimbo1946

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Posted 04 September 2003 - 01:19 PM

The Nikon 12-24mm zoom lens was delivered yesterday. Thanks for the tip about ordering from Competitive Cameras in Dallas.

It's a super lens, and I can't wait to use it in Fiji in November.

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Posted 04 September 2003 - 01:22 PM

It must be good to cope with that kind of abuse Jim :lol: :) :)

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Posted 04 September 2003 - 01:31 PM

A poster child for why wide angle lenses are not used for portraiture.
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Posted 04 September 2003 - 01:34 PM

Well, I could probably get help, but would life be as much fun then?
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Posted 04 September 2003 - 02:20 PM

As Rand mentioned in my lighthouse pic, it's a great illustration of thirds rule!

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Posted 04 September 2003 - 04:44 PM

As Rand mentioned in my lighthouse pic, it's a great illustration of thirds rule!

Well, that's the closest thing to a compliment that I've had all week!
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Posted 04 September 2003 - 04:46 PM

Thank goodness I spelt it correctly :lol:

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Posted 04 September 2003 - 07:36 PM

Geez, I wish Canon had a lens in this range :lol:
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Posted 04 September 2003 - 07:42 PM

Hopefully Canon will have one of these "EF-S" lenses in that range. We can only hope, right?

It looks to me like they're sticking to their 1.6x crop sensors for a while, so they'd better come up with something.

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Posted 05 September 2003 - 02:53 AM

I doubt that Canon is planning great glass in the EF lineup. Looks more like a budget line-up to accompany the Rebel.

Interesting that Nikon is/will make a fortune on people like us willing to pay a premium for lenses that are cheaper to build.

My 12-24 is 1/3 the weight of my 17-35! I know some appreciate the light weight, but it feels like a cheaper build. Excellent performance, though
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Posted 05 September 2003 - 04:51 AM

My 12-24 is 1/3 the weight of my 17-35! I know some appreciate the light weight, but it feels like a cheaper build. Excellent performance, though

It seems a lot smaller, but it weighs 1.1 pounds vs. 1.66 pounds for the 17-35 (according to B&H). About 2/3 the weight and 2/3 the price.
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Posted 05 September 2003 - 05:06 AM

Great news, Jimbo,

Look forward to seeing some equally dramatic UW pix soon.

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Posted 05 September 2003 - 08:43 AM

Thanks, Alex. Unfortunately, the next dive trip is not until late November to Fiji (a return trip to Wananavu Resort and Crystal Divers on the north coast of Viti Levu). The wife/dive buddy and I are going to Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks later this month, so I'll give the lens a good workout on WA scenics.

But I'm really looking forward to using the lens underwater. My passion is macro/close-up, but I HAVE to get some WA photos of those gorgeous walls covered with soft corals.

I would be in the pool right now playing with the new toy, but I have to get the right extension ring first.

But I'm ready to get wet!
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Posted 07 September 2003 - 12:15 PM

Hopefully Canon will have one of these "EF-S" lenses in that range. We can only hope, right?

actually. this wouldn't help much since an EF-S lens would only fit the new digital rebel. it would be great if they came out with one in the traditional EF line.

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Posted 11 September 2003 - 05:46 PM

I called Competitive camera last Fri and Tues a 12-24 arrived at my door. 995$ plus shipping. Definitely good people to work with. No one here in town (Santa Barbara CA) claims to have seen the lens.
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Posted 12 September 2003 - 01:20 PM

I called Competitive camera last Fri and Tues a 12-24 arrived at my door.  995$ plus shipping. Definitely good people to work with.

I had the same experience with Competitive Cameras on the 12-24mm. I'll definitely be doing more business with them in the future!
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