I got the Holy Grail!

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MICHAEL_61 Senior Member • Posts: 2,156
I got the Holy Grail!

Recently, after hunting for a while, I found a clean 200/1.8 for a reasonable price:

And even had a chance to test it (satisfactory!) before actually buying. Shortly after, I was approached by a gentleman who was, apparently, hunting for one too, but managed to only find me instead. He politely approached me and the following dialogue took place:

  • Excuse me, are you the guy who got that 200/1.8?

  • Yes sir.

  • Aren't you already sick and tired of it? I would like to buy it off you.

  • Not quite, no.

  • But what kind of photos are you going to take with it?

  • Oh, I'm not going to take photos with it at all, but rather to worship it. I'm building me a wee altar in my garage and planning to make human sacrifices to this divine lens - you wanna be first?

  • I hear you mate, I hear you.

And he left with a bitter smile

Of course, I was going to take photos!

1ds Mark III - 200 - F 1.8 - 1/30 sec HANDHELD - ISO 1600 - fill-in flash with beauty dish:

1ds Mark III - 400 (with Canon 2x TC) - F 5.6 - 1/320 sec HANDHELD - ISO 800 - no flash:

1ds Mark III - 200 - F 5.6 - 1/2000 sec HANDHELD - ISO 800 - no flash:

1ds Mark III - 400 (with Canon 2x TC) - F 8 - 1/250 sec HANDHELD - ISO 1600 - no flash:

1ds Mark III - 400 (with Canon 2x TC) - F 8 - 1/500 sec HANDHELD - ISO 200 - no flash:

1ds Mark III - 200 - F 11 - 1/1000 sec HANDHELD - ISO 800 - no flash:

5D Mark II - 400 (with Canon 2x TC) - F 3.5 (wide open!) - 1/500 sec HANDHELD - ISO 800 - no flash:

1ds Mark III - 200 - F 1.8 - 1/60 sec HANDHELD - ISO 800 - no flash:

1ds Mark III - 400 (with Canon 2x TC) - F 5.6 - 1/1000 sec HANDHELD - ISO 800 - no flash - TAKEN THROUGH HEXAGONAL WIRE MESH:

1ds Mark III - 400 (with Canon 2x TC) - F 5.6 - 1/125 sec HANDHELD - ISO 800 - no flash:

1ds Mark III - 400 (with Canon 2x TC) - F 8 - 1/500 sec HANDHELD - ISO 800 - no flash:

1ds Mark III - 200 - F 11 - 1/1000 sec HANDHELD - ISO 800 - no flash:

Thank you for looking

http://lordofthelens.co.nz/

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