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So the little girls gave me a present today.  A Sigma 10 - 20 f/4-5.6 EX DC HSM.  It was number one on my lens wish list.  I did suggest it would be a great idea. I am also certain that my wife had something to do with it.   She actually got it locally and it was on sale and was cheaper than ordering from B & H in New York,  which is usually the cheapest on this side of the ocean,  so that is good.
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Re: I must have been a good boy. Birthday surprise today (hint 10-20)
« Reply #1 on: March 16, 2014, 07:28:59 AM »
Happy Birthday Don!

It certainly was a good start to your birthday; hope you have a great day and great photography.
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Re: I must have been a good boy. Birthday surprise today (hint 10-20)
« Reply #2 on: March 16, 2014, 07:30:41 AM »
Happy birthday.  :beer:
Great present. Enjoy.
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Re: I must have been a good boy. Birthday surprise today (hint 10-20)
« Reply #3 on: March 16, 2014, 08:33:01 AM »
Many happy returns.  :hb1:


Now you will be able to fit all the family in the frame.  :P

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Re: I must have been a good boy. Birthday surprise today (hint 10-20)
« Reply #4 on: March 16, 2014, 12:30:24 PM »
Many Happy Returns and Many hours of enjoyable photography - I've as yet to hear a bad thing about that lens

Now, if only i can persuade my daughters to add the new Fuji 10-24 to my collection for my birthday - I will be as happy as you  :tup:
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1 body, 1 lens, 1 flash gun, 1 tripod, 1 cable release & 1 filter. Keeping it simple!
(I lied, just got a second lens!)

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Re: I must have been a good boy. Birthday surprise today (hint 10-20)
« Reply #5 on: March 16, 2014, 01:40:50 PM »
Happy Birthday Don.

Enjoy your new lens.

Ah, B&H. One of the most bizarre places I have ever visited.
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Re: I must have been a good boy. Birthday surprise today (hint 10-20)
« Reply #6 on: March 16, 2014, 02:04:17 PM »
The one bummer: I did not get to use it yesterday (except for a test photo).  I was booked into a camera club workshop on studio portrait photography.  Obviously I do not normally want to use a wide angle lens for that. 

I am very impressed with the build quality.  Feels solid. 

I am also please she did get it locally.  Henry's Camera has been around a long time here and they do have knowledgeable staff.  Also buying from them I can take it back for any problems during the 7 year warranty.  I would have sent to Sigma directly or back to B&H (which if I ever go to New York I will have to visit) for repair.   

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Re: I must have been a good boy. Birthday surprise today (hint 10-20)
« Reply #7 on: March 16, 2014, 03:51:11 PM »
Well happy birthday Don. Enjoy ya day and ya gift
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Re: I must have been a good boy. Birthday surprise today (hint 10-20)
« Reply #8 on: March 16, 2014, 06:52:16 PM »
Happy birthday Don and enjoy that lens. I used to have one for my D80 and it was one of my favourites  ;)

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Re: I must have been a good boy. Birthday surprise today (hint 10-20)
« Reply #9 on: March 16, 2014, 09:41:28 PM »
I was booked into a camera club workshop on studio portrait photography.  Obviously I do not normally want to use a wide angle lens for that. 


But you can get such great portraits using a WA and even UWA such as yours.

For example... https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=614446588588219&set=a.720406837992193.1073741829.125556687477214&type=1&theater
1 body, 1 lens, 1 flash gun, 1 tripod, 1 cable release & 1 filter. Keeping it simple!
(I lied, just got a second lens!)

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Re: I must have been a good boy. Birthday surprise today (hint 10-20)
« Reply #10 on: March 17, 2014, 11:03:27 AM »
I know, that was why I said normally.  Most people do not like the way they look in a photo with a wide angle. 

 

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