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Big Lenses


29 Apr 2004 12:55PM
Inspired by the latest caption competition:

Is it just the guys who carry cameras with big lenses?

Or do the gals as well?

And what does it say about either of them?

jas

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answersonapostcard e2
10 12.6k 15 United Kingdom
29 Apr 2004 1:11PM
Well I havent, yet! But I would be interested to know who has....
Nyx 11 533
29 Apr 2004 1:14PM
I haven't got a big lens but I'd like one!
collinf 11 1.2k
29 Apr 2004 1:52PM
I don't have a big lens!

I have (fixed) 50, 75 and 150mm lenses!

But, then again, I drive a Mini, so...

:o)
Nyx 11 533
29 Apr 2004 1:58PM
Poor Collinf Sad He only has ickle things Sad
peter w 11 17 England
29 Apr 2004 2:02PM
I guess I'm slightly guilty. I'm usually using a Sigma 50-500mm. There's probably something Freudian in there.....

Then again, given the 50-500 is pretty heavy I always claim carrying it is a substitute for weight lifting/regular exercise.

Peter
collinf 11 1.2k
29 Apr 2004 2:27PM
My wife doesn't complain!

And when I can produce photos like this with my ickle things, I ain't complaining either! lol

:o)
Nyx 11 533
29 Apr 2004 2:39PM
Ooh very nice Collin!
collinf 11 1.2k
29 Apr 2004 2:42PM
Thankyou Smile
csurry
12 9.2k 92
29 Apr 2004 4:20PM
As a gal, to use your terminology I do have a large lense a 70-200VR and 180mm Macro, both hefty beasts.

I think it says I take my photography seriously and want the best I can afford. I also love the look on some blokes face when his wife/girlfriend points out that I have a bigger lense.

Cheryl
BOB S 12 2.6k
29 Apr 2004 4:21PM
Little bit more exposure on the car next time, would bring out the colour a bit.

BOB
29 Apr 2004 5:48PM
"I also love the look on some blokes face when his wife/girlfriend points out that I have a bigger lense."

Says you like to indulge in one-up-manship, Cheryl!!! LOL

jas
Carabosse e2
11 39.5k 269 England
29 Apr 2004 6:01PM
Biggest lens I've ever had was a 70-210mm. Guess that isn't all that big.

Well you know what they say about blokes who drive big cars...... "overcompensation" !!!

Maybe that applies to lenses as well? Grin
29 Apr 2004 6:23PM
But carabosse - how does that apply to the ladies?

210mm is 8.25 inches.

But it's not really that big because of the telephoto construction.

Example: 100mm @ 70mm focal length, 130mm @ 210mm focal length. (Push-pull single touch type).

jas
Carabosse e2
11 39.5k 269 England
29 Apr 2004 6:42PM
Hmmm... never seen a lady with what I would call a big lens, say 300mm or above!

I don't think Cheryl's lenses are that big. Grin

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