December 15th, 2010

beach

From Twitter 12-14-2010


  • 09:08:23: @primitiveperson on the other hand, you'll always have a book with you. Doesn't replace paper, just another way of reading.
  • 09:13:38: @primitiveperson absolutely everywhere? Stood in the post office queue?
  • 09:44:31: found a great site last night which suggested new camera lenses based on price, model etc. Can't find it now! help?
  • 10:00:57: found it - www.lenshero.com
  • 11:55:16: @Mr_MEJ I've got a d50 too. Get a 50mm f/1.8, if you haven't already.
  • 13:15:53: sorted out secret santa present. Only thing I need to get now is a kilo of @bottegamilanese's finest coffee beans for my bro, lucky chap.
  • 13:21:05: @BottegaMilanese great stuff, thanks.
  • 13:27:25: @jimmoran @bottegamilanese - I agree with Jim, it's not just corporate speak, it's interacting with your customers, very positive experience
  • 13:41:02: RT @SaraPeyton: RT @OReillyMedia Deal/Day: Save 60% on our Top 10 HTML5/WebDev Ebooks+Videos http://oreil.ly/gvW9gg
  • 15:42:55: @anonymoi Supper's Ready is majestic in virtually any format. In DTS 5.1 I bet it's stunning.
  • 17:54:07: Hmm. I still need some new juggling balls. Ok, perhaps 'need' is a bit strong...
  • 18:25:16: RT @charles_yu: I'm assuming that after this life, we get another life solely for the purpose of reading all the books we bought but nev ...
  • 22:48:53: @borndriller the mice in the garage ate my last lot. I had quite a selection, though i'm not entirely sure how they ended up out there.
  • 23:00:09: @leolaporte Fezzes are cool.
  • 23:01:54: finished reading The Book of Lost Things yesterday (fabulous), and today @jconnollybooks started following me. Oooh, spooky.
  • 23:54:38: @jconnollybooks i'll send the kids out with the coffee. Try not to scare them

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beach

camera geeks! help!

Oh lj photography geeks, I'm after some advice.

As I may have mentioned, next year is a Big Year in birthday terms. One of those with a zero at the end, if you get my drift. Kate has been cajoling relatives to donate towards a new lens for my camera.

I had been looking at the Sigma 18-200mm f3.5-5.6.

Pros:

  • I don't currently have a zoom lens - longest I have is 18-55mm kit lens

  • this is an all-in-one lens - 18mm for wide(ish) angle stuff, 200mm for zoom.

  • relatively affordable

  • decent reviews

  • it would replace my 18-55mm kit lens, so would be able to use existing camera bag



cons:

  • it's a compromise - jack of all trades, master of none

  • it's a *lot* of money, even with donations from family/friends




Then I had a chat with new colleague (and photo geek) Rich, who suggested that I look at the Sigma 50-200mm f4.5-5.6 DC OS HSM DAF

Jacobs are knocking it out for £99 (down from £149), which is less than half the price of the 18-200mm lens

Pros:

  • it's significantly cheaper than the 18-200mm

  • performance is/should be better as it's covering a smaller zoom range

  • K's dad has one, so I know exactly what I'm getting

  • I could get that *and* a decent camera backpack to hold all my gear for less than the 18-200mm lens



Cons:

  • it's yet another lens to lug about (though if I got the new bag too, it'd be less of an issue)

  • it'd mean swapping lenses more often

  • K's dad has one, so theoretically I could borrow his (however, this is unlikely as he's away quite a lot)



As ever, thoughts, comments and suggestions welcome!
beach

(no subject)

think I've talked myself into the cheaper Sigma 50-200mm lens, and a decent camera backpack.

*prods*

is this thing still on? Or are you all on Facebook/Twitter/somewhere else?