Christmas :-)

We did the old family tradition of Christmas celebrations on Christmas Eve like my Dutch Grandparents did. As such, we opened a few pressies this evening. ;-)

View all photos taken: Thursday, 24th December 2009, This photo: 11:14pm

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  • Joel Sergent said:
    Very nice present!
  • David de Groot said:
    Joel Sergent - Thanks Joel, indeed it is. The DoF wide open is soooo thin. But the subject isolation is incredible.
  • Debbie from Brisbane said:
    Ooooh, very nice :))
    Have a great Xmas!
    Seen on my Flickr home page. (?)
  • David de Groot said:
    Thanks Debbie :) Sure is - bit of a learning curve though.
  • PassMyTinFoilHat said:
    ooher, niiice!
  • David de Groot said:
    Sure is :) Coupled with decent high-iso performance, and you've got low-light ambient lit photos without a tripod ;-)
  • Margot- said:
    Merry Christmas!
  • SkattyKat said:
    veryyy nice David - Merry Christmas
  • CarpeDiem. said:
    wow nice! both the lens and the photo. merry christmas :)
  • James Lagden said:
    I think someone may have opened this one a little earlier than Christmas Eve, or did you forget to put it back in the box?
  • Cyron said:
    Jealous :)
  • David de Groot said:
    Sure is Margot :) Merry Christmas to you :)
    Thanks Kath :) Hope you're having a great Christmas too!
    Thanks :) It is indeed a nice lens, the photo is well, just a test shot as such.
    Well I had to test it out :P
    It did end up back in the box under the tree though.
  • David de Groot said:
    Well see, Johnno has one, I have one, it's only a matter of time then before you too get one ;-)
  • Tristen Murray said:
    Wow, you must have been at the top of Santa's "Nice List" this year
  • David de Groot said:
    Lets just say, Santa was very happy about the price of the dollar a few weeks back ;-)
  • [ Kane ] said:
    Merry Christmas Dave/Family.... congrats on the new lens... a beaut to have in the kit, may it serve you well, take care, see you in the New Year.
  • David de Groot said:
    Merry Christmas to you too Kane (and your family!).
  • Out_and_About said:
    Don't you just love new toys!!
  • Joel Sergent said:
    Merry Christmas! (sorry was waiting till today to actually say it)
    Have a great day!
  • Serentico said:
    What a pressie! *drools*
  • darvidanoar said:
    Super sweeeeet
  • David de Groot said:
    Indeed! :)
    Joel Sergent - ah close enough ;-)
    Yep :)
    Sure is!
  • suburbanvoodoo said:
    All I got was an if I can only work out how to drive it!!
  • frednaut said:
    Merry Christmas David and awesome present!
  • chamellieon said:
    very nice, I look forward to seeing some masterpieces wit that piece of kit!
    merry christmas and hope to catchup in the new year
  • David de Groot said:
    Ah well that's good too :) Macs are intuitive - you should be up and running in no time.
    Merry Christmas Geoff :)
    We'll see - it's an interesting lens to use wide-open, but has it's quirks.
  • petepothole said:
    Merry Xmas! I finally got my SLR D3000 for Xmas ! I can play again now!
  • David de Groot said:
    Congrats! :)
  • cookie_c73 said:
    Nice lens Dave. Congrats. Very Interested to see how you go with the very shallow depth of field. This is a lens I'd love in my kit but perhaps f1.4 would be enough.
    Belated Christmas and have a great new year I might even have a chance to meet up with some of the Brisbane people in the new year!
  • aramisfirefly said:
    Oh man, nice work Dave :) :)
  • David de Groot said:
    Ah well, 1.2 gets you an extra 1/3 of a stop ;-)
    Merry Christmas to you too!
  • -Bennie- said:
    you lucky man!!!! Congrats mate! As you know i had a chance to play with this lens at the start of the year and it's truly truly wonderful!
    You'll never regret this purchase mate! Now if only i can convince my wife to let me purchase it! :-)
    ps. Merry Christmas and have a great New Year!
  • David de Groot said:
    I wondered if you'd eventually notice this one Bennie ;-)
    Merry Christmas to you and yours too. If you're in Sydney between the 8th and 10th of Jan, we should try to catch up.
  • Thea M said:
    Santa loves you! It sounds like you had a great Christmas. Happy New Year, and I'm looking forward to see the lens in action.
  • David de Groot said:
    Indeed Thea :)
  • ♥Ague♥ said:
    que buen regalo!
  • David de Groot said:
    ¡Está sí!