Friday, February 16, 2007

New additions to the collection.....

aka i gots new toys....so my 80-200mm 2.8 had a little accident the other day. the focus limiter switch was torn off somehow, i have no clue how it happened but i looked down and just about fainted when i saw that the switch was gone. now i know youre probably asking yourself "whats the big deal about some stupid switch?" well the switch sits at the front of the barrel and with it gone i can see straight into the lens barrel and right behing the 1st glass element. of course this happened a week before i needed to use it for a shoot.......figures. i knew that i wouldnt get it back in time if i sent it in, so it was time to get the back up lens that i have been meaning to get. i bought the Nikon 70-200 2.8 AF-S VR man thats a mouth full. yeah its basiclly the same lens, bt i use my 80-200 so much that i needed a back up in case it went down. the new lens is incredible!!!! i love it, it has the silent wave motor in it so it focuses super fast and the VR (vibration reduction) is really cool. i can shoot handheld at 200mm at a 15th of a second and still get a good shot.......AWESOME!!!! i am such a nerd i tells ya!! second item i bought was the Gary Fong lightsphere, i have been reading a lot about these and seeing them all over the net i figured "why not" its a pretty cool little diffuser and the light just goes everywhere.......ok ive said enough heres some pics of the lovely rig.



2 comments:

blaine said...

nikon lens breaking for an unknown reason.... hmmmm. haha, you know i was going to give you some crap!

congrats on the sweet new lens!

zo said...

hahahahahaha yeah yeah yeah mister "im a mighty Canon shooter" I guess being a latino ive gotten used to being a minority and thats why i shoot Nikons.....oh wait arent Latinos taking over California?!?! Muahahahahaha a chilling vision of things to come. NIKONS EVERYWHERE!!!