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Old 06-03-2005, 10:14 PM   #1
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My lens came in today. It'* a barely used Tamron 17-35mm f/2.8-4.0. It is replacing my kit lens which takes decent pictures, but nothing spectacular. This new lens takes great pictures. It supposedly rivals Canon'* L-glass. Along with this purchase, the guy I bought it off of threw in his old Canon Elan. It'll be a fun film camera to play with, and all my lenses will fit on it. 17mm on that camera is WIDE.

The Elan with my 50mm on it.




Yours truly with my new lens.




And this lens will be great for certain photo shoots with cars. I'm lookin your way Jeanie. :wink2:
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Old 06-03-2005, 10:17 PM   #2
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Cool cam. Cannon is the best. While Sony exels at most electronics, cameras is not one of them. Ratings for Sony are low.
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Old 06-03-2005, 10:25 PM   #3
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Mighty sexy looking lens, Sol.



Speaking of old-school...



That'* my baby... the Minolta Maxxum 7000.

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Minolta Maxxum 7000



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50 mm f/1.8 (interchangeable)
Exposure Control:
Maximum shutter speed: 1/2000th sec
Battery: four AA
Dimensions (inches, WxHxD):
Weight (without batteries):

The Minolta Maxxum 7000 was the first autofocus SLR camera. (Although you don't need the auto-focus feature for a camera rocket.) It is an extremely reliable camera. It has an electrical shutter release cable so disassembly is not required for connection to the timing circuit and with a top shutter speed of 1/2000th second, the pictures are frozen with absolutely no blurriness. It has a built in motor drive at about 2 frames per second to capture many shots during the burn of the motor.

Three Minolta Maxxum 7000s flew on board my Level 3 certification flight My Mind'* Eye. They are no longer made but can be a great buy at a used camera shop.

My parents bought it maybe a year or two before I was around, and I didn't know until just now that it was the first autofocusing SLR on the market. Great camera, it'* a pleasure to use.

I really should see if I can get lenses for it, I've only been using that stock lens all along.
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And this lens will be great for certain photo shoots with cars. I'm lookin your way Jeanie. :wink2:
LOL, silly Sol! :P
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LOL, silly Sol!
C'mon, the only reason I haven't taken a picture of myself next to my car is a bad camera. When I get my phone tomarrow i'll take a picture of myself with my car, and i'm UUUUUgly.
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ooo...

i have an older pentax km thats getting some part replaced at the shop...its important considering i'm gonna go to school for photography...
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I'm sure you're not. The funny thing is we all carry on about seeing pics of me...who knows maybe I'm super ugly...
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cute car ....= cute girl..
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cute car ....= cute girl..
Exactly, i've yet to see an "ugly" lady in a Grand Am. If by ugly you mean overweight, I don't dig that either. Why? Because you wouldn't fit in the Grand Am. My friends GF drives the same one you do and boy, me @ 6'-2" and 225lbs have a hard time.
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a little heavy can be cute...
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