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Old 11-26-20, 01:32 PM
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Also in MN, a drunk squirrel. Hopefully DougRNS finds this more entertaining than bear news.

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One more. Another fast guy on another nice bike.
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Welp, a Black Friday deal got me - a new (used) lens is on the way. I'd been waiting on one of a few retailers to pop up with a good sale, and one finally did (25% off - ).

This is actually going to be replacing an existing lens, though, and I should be able to sell the current lens for more than the purchase price of the inbound lens. I'll be going from a Zeiss 35mm f/1.4 Distagon to a Zeiss Loxia 35mm f/2 Biogon, for the zero or so of you that are interested. The current Distagon produces some stunning images and, optically, it's probably the favorite of any lens that I've owned. Unfortunately, it's also on the big side and weighs a cool 1.1kg with adapter - that pretty much ensures that it gets left at home for anything except special occasions that don't involve too much walking. The new Loxia will come in much smaller and feathery in comparison (more than 700g lighter!), so it'll be viable pretty much all the time.
In the first sentence I wondered why the downgrade in aperture - I notice that too with the big 'uns. I need to sell some of mine - I don't think I'll ever shoot more than races and pets in the future ever, honestly. Taking a camera on trips realistically is just too much of a hassle. Especially internationally.
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Oh, to be 55 again.
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Oh, to be 55 again.
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You're in quite the holiday mood.
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you shouldn't be in Ohio in the first place so own the dumbness.
It's my sister's dumbness. Try to keep up.
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You're in quite the holiday mood.
Correct.
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It's my sister's dumbness. Try to keep up.
You're the one that traveled to Ohio.

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AG and I just did a half-hour call with a total of 30-odd people, who tried to do the traditional three-section singing. Now we are drinking more.
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Old 11-26-20, 03:26 PM
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Right?
Right.
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Originally Posted by Bah Humbug View Post
In the first sentence I wondered why the downgrade in aperture - I notice that too with the big 'uns. I need to sell some of mine - I don't think I'll ever shoot more than races and pets in the future ever, honestly. Taking a camera on trips realistically is just too much of a hassle. Especially internationally.
I could never not take a camera with me on a trip, but I favor the shorter focal lengths and have a mirrorless body, so it's not too much of a burden for me... as long as I'm not lugging that beautiful but beastly Distagon. I suppose that's where that, "the best lens is the one that you've got with you" saying comes from.
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Originally Posted by Bah Humbug View Post
In the first sentence I wondered why the downgrade in aperture - I notice that too with the big 'uns. I need to sell some of mine - I don't think I'll ever shoot more than races and pets in the future ever, honestly. Taking a camera on trips realistically is just too much of a hassle. Especially internationally.
I used to travel with a rolling carryon filled with gear. No more. Now just take a DSLR and 50 f1.2 or my mirrorless and the 24-104 f4.

But, if a photo trip I will still lug the big stuff.
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oh yeah!
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Just took a wall. Neighborhood is full of quasi-outdoor dinners with variable distancing.
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Just took a wall. Neighborhood is full of quasi-outdoor dinners with variable distancing.
What are you going to do with the wall? Neighbor cant be happy.
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I attempted to to a perfect 33.33, but must've taken a shortcut on the way back. Maybe next time... and zero flybys, this route is so unpopular I actually have a KOM on it, uncontested of course.
Sunny, 62F, Feels like 62F, Humidity 19%, Wind 3mph from WSW - by Klimat.app

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What are you going to do with the wall? Neighbor cant be happy.
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Standing on the wall like you was Poindexter?


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Originally Posted by Velo Vol View Post
It's my sister's dumbness. Try to keep up.
I don't think anyone made you leave Mayberry. (UP serving Mayberry, that's funny right there) (looks like they photoshopped out some of the "Pacific"

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It's a subscription service too, isn't it? I seem to recall seeing that, which is a definite turnoff for me.
yes that's what sucks. You never stop paying if you want to continue.
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Also in MN, a drunk squirrel. Hopefully DougRNS finds this more entertaining than bear news.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2bbXICmvSUs
I saw this. drunk on apples or some such thing. Hard cider.
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AG and I just did a half-hour call with a total of 30-odd people, who tried to do the traditional three-section singing. Now we are drinking more.
what was odd about them? Your kin?
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