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Glad you were able to sort things out with that lens Mark. That is a delicious graphical shot.
Wonderful the resources we have available on this thread with so many folks having so much experience both with photography and with these lenses in particular. A tip of the hat to Rafael who when not blowing things up can offer sage advice...
As usual your last couple of posts put a lot of thoughts very eloquently to words. Thanks to (I think it was) Kevin on advice on tools, Rafael on the advise about the screw that needed lining up with a slot and someone else made a comment about using scissors to remove the front element just when I was having a problem finding the correct tool to slot into the 'cuts' in the front element. Worked like a charm.
Then the advise from people, especially Georg, on ideas about some of my shots is also invaluable and really the positive spirit of everyone on this thread is great and encourages me to keep putting the camera to the eye (and to keep buying more lenses even though I have more than enough).
In that vein this last weekend I think has been the craziest to date in terms of keeping up, not only good photographs, but great conversations as well.
I loved the Dragon boat shots Georg, sorry your editor wasn't bold enough to go B&W but sadly Editors these days are in love with colour (need to learn just because you CAN do something doesn't mean you should).
Samy, love the Native American dancers, agree with Dylan that the last one is just perfect.
Tony, great to see you back and lovely starburst.
Ray, nice set from the playground. Great use of simple lines and bold shapes. Last one is delicious bokeh.
Dylan, nice effects on the cat picture.
Rafael, the shots of your actor friend looked very fun and well taken. Glad to see the earplugs and some concern for safety. Growing up in a farming community and indeed virtually a farming country I know how guns are very useful tools (especially when the local wildlife wants to eat you), treated with care they are fine, sadly there's a lot of people who don't treat them with the respect they deserve.
That's just the last couple of pages. Sorry not time to comment on all of them individually as they deserve. Loved the contrasting street shots from Shanghai, NY, HK.
And Philippe, forgot to wish you a happy Bastille day for last weekend.