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New lenscoat for my big gun. Protects the lens from dings, and eliminates reflections that can scare critters. The "protect from dings" thing is more important than I thought. You realize how heavy this beast is when you go to get into the car, and you try and one hand it into the passenger's seat. Not only is it long, but trying to handle it carefully inspite of its weight is surprisingly difficult. It's a whole different animal. Shown with the 1.7 tc and my D300. The foot is from RRS.
That thing is equivalent to the GDP of a small third world country.

Got my 70-200 f/4 IS today, very pleased with it! The reviews weren't kidding about the effectiveness of the IS on this lens, seems leaps and bounds better than the IS on my 28-135! Here's the first shot that I snapped, 1/15 hand held:

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That's a great touch.

You know, resting it on a Canon charger.
There's my dark friend Foxie, I knew I could count on you.

BTW, to answer your question as to whether these big lenses drain your battery faster, after shooting every day last week while on vacation I would have to say no. Mind you all of my shooting is done without VR which I feel screws up dynamic af which is critical to BIF's. SS=1/2xfocal length works best with no VR. I was shooting 1/1600 and 1/2000 @ f/7.1 -8 and letting auto ISO set exposure. Typically iso ranged from 400 - 600 which is no prob for the D300 and not even noticed by the D3.
    
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congrats Gone !!!

I knew you like it. Now shoot something outside and drool at the sharpness from that lens
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congrats Gone !!!

I knew you like it. Now shoot something outside and drool at the sharpness from that lens
I certainly will, flood or no.
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I certainly will, flood or no.
Got a polarizer for the water shots???
    
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Got a polarizer for the water shots???
Polarizer's don't protect camera's from flash floods.
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^ They do now!

Shooting indoor table tennis when half the lights aren't working is beyond the D60 and 35mm 1.8. Autofocus in sports fails too with 3 AF points. I think I got 2 keepers out of about 100 shots
    
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I'm forced to reinstall Windows tomorrow, how would I go about setting Lightroom up on the new install with my pictures and settings intact? I can save a backup of the catalogue but I'll be putting the pictures on a different hard drive though so the file paths will change...
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I'm forced to reinstall Windows tomorrow, how would I go about setting Lightroom up on the new install with my pictures and settings intact? I can save a backup of the catalogue but I'll be putting the pictures on a different hard drive though so the file paths will change...
Save the catalog and pictures, you may have to remap their locations, but that's as easy as Import from disk -> that folder.
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There is quite the story behind getting this Frisbee. My friend and I were going to see Trivium back in February, but the guy who bought the tickets misplaced one of them, and so we couldn't go. We finally got tickets to see them on this year's Mayhem circuit. We were about ~15 feet from the stage, and my friend almost passed out during their set because he was dehydrated. We then stood in line to meet them, and we were told they wouldn't be giving out free posters to sign. So, we went and bought the cheapest merchandise we could, which turned out to be Frisbees. $5 for the Frisbee, and I met all of the guys. My friend and I got a picture with Matt Heafy. We were excited.
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