Wine Glasses

at Al Samar, The Grange, Brisbane.

Test shot with Johnno's 70-200/2.8 L IS USM lens.

The light was pretty dim, but the focus was still fast and accurate and the IS allowed for a crisp shot at 1/100 hand-held.

View all photos taken: Friday, 16th November 2007, This photo: 10:19pm

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  • johammond said:
    This is lovely...I'm a sucker for a wine glass shot....yes, even empty ones!!
  • looby88 said:
    what does it look like cropped and flipped over- quite good as well, I've been contorting myself to find out.......

    that was silly- trying out that lens, now you know it just leads to L disease....

    my son has it- great lens !!
  • leadegroot said:
    lens disease? he he :)
    We had dinner with Xenedis last night and there was some suggestion that Dave should get me a *sewing machine* or something and then I wouldn't notice Dave's lens purchases.
    I explained that my shopping list includes a Mac Pro specced out to a config that we had priced at $25K - and then we'd be talking appropriate bribery.
    (Its not happening, sadly :( )
  • looby88 said:
    Lol !!!!! How sad that a mac costs sooo much- it must be an all singing , dancing version at that kind of price. Sometimes they come up cheaper after a refurb or ex-display .Mmmm a sewing machine wouldn't cut it for me either !!

    I somehow think lenses may sneak in now and then though- after a new job methinks !
  • leadegroot said:
    oh, any computer that meets my specs will cost a bomb :) I am demanding of them!

    (The lens is the bribe for efficient job hunting ;))
  • looby88 said:
    LOL !!!! our computer is actually our daughters, we'd bought previous ones, but as our son also had one in the study we thought 3 was too many. Its ancient, not enough RAM- 256, so its dire and limps along. The keyboard often misses letters. Its had a new hardrive, and the monitor is a nice 22 inch widescreen ( new !!)
    When they leave home, its new computer time, a laptop as all we do is store photos, come on flickr etc. Its whether we go for a mac or put up with the gruesome windows vista !! we are on xp at the moment,

    I wish the job hunting success !!!
  • David de Groot said:
    Oh L disease has been a problem for a long time, ever since Johnno's first visit to Brisbane in, umm April I think.

    So far I've played with the:
    * 70-200 f/2.8 L IS USM
    * 35 f/1.4L USM
    * 24-105 f/4L IS USM
    * 300 f/2.8L IS USM
    * 135 f/2L USM
    * 70-200 f/4L USM
    * 24-70 f/2.8L USM

    and a raft of non-L lenses from various people. Only the last two above are not Johnno's.

    As for computers, what sort of RAM are you lacking ? I probably have some lying around here doing nothing...
    (oh, and Mac's don't cost that much, only the top of the range one with every option conceivable ticked on the order form does - from memory that included two 30" apple cinema displays).
  • leadegroot said:
    What, doesn't everyone want 2 30" displays on their desk?
    (BTW - we should really increase the budget for a bigger desk if we are going to be sensible <bg>)
  • looby88 said:
    1, excellent lens, son has it, super sharp, built like a tank
    3, hubby and both have this one, we were not prepared to share, hardly ever off our cameras !
    cannot comment on the rest, best we dont try them, other half has that stonking 100-400 white thing, I virtually need a wheelbarrow to get it around, though I did use it for the woodpecker pics I think !

    No macs dont cost that much- its just other stuff we need more !! As for the RAM, I dont know, will find out as a matter of interest !

    Matt (son ) uses 2 screens, moves things from one to the other, very strange

    At this rate - you will need an extension on your house to fit in the desk !! Either that or the children will just have to move out !!

    We went looking at motorhomes today, wont get one just yet but..... I intend to, life without kids is looking good !!
  • David de Groot said:
    I have two screens on my box too, quite handy really, three would be better still, but then that gets difficult on the hardware side of things.

    Motorhomes eh? My parents want to do something like that eventually. Keep their house but get a caravan or similar and go touring. Of course there's a lot more landmass to tour on over here...
  • .steve.t said:
    very crisp, and nice smooth background blur.
  • David de Groot said:
    It is isn't it, but I'm not sure it's the lens for me, just yet anyway.
    I'm actually now leaning more towards some primes. I figure a 100, 200 and 300 and a 1.4x teleconverter would probably cover all the tele-range I'm likely to need at the moment, and do so sharper than zooms. Well at least faster than a 100-400, not so the 70-200 used for this shot, but then I seemed to shoot almost exclusively at 200 when using it on the weekend.
  • Thea M said:
    I'm sure that Ross has Lens Disease! Great shot, Dave.
  • David de Groot said:
    Are you implying you don't Thea ? ;-)