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    Default My new Zuiko 11mm f/2.8 prime

    OK, not really. I did just purchase the Zuiko 11-22mm f/2.8-3.5 zoom though. I commented here at FTP that I would have preferred a 10mm f/2.8 prime over the zoom because I just don't use wide angle as much as telephoto. WELL, a good friend and forum contributor advised I take an entirely different outlook on my new optic: consider it an 11mm f/2.8 prime with an emergency zoom capability.

    Wow! I now realize that I got my f/2.8 prime (albeit 11mm) and a free zoom function to boot. I'm a happy camper.

    On a serious note, it often takes the perspective of others to demonstrate your own confined thinking. Believe it or not, that friendly suggestion about the 11-22mm changed the way I think about using that lens.
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    Jim Pilcher
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    Default Re: My new Zuiko 11mm f/2.8 prime

    Thats an interesting point


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    Default Super-glue

    ...will fix that annoying emergency zoom capability.

    There is a guy out there customizing ring flashes -- maybe he can fix your lens, too?

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    Default Re: My new Zuiko 11mm f/2.8 prime

    Congrats Jim.
    That's pretty much the way I use mine.
    Photos please?

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    Default Photos?

    Quote Originally Posted by Bill_Turner View Post
    Congrats Jim.
    That's pretty much the way I use mine.
    Photos please?
    Photos??? Why? Aren't yours good enough?
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    Jim,
    Mine are just "OK" because I live in such a boring place (S. Florida) where there's virtually nothing to photograph. Just boring clear water, boring dark, rich blue skies and the occasional tree. Oh! and that Lighthouse thingie.
    Colorado is much more interesting!

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    Default Colorful Colorado

    Quote Originally Posted by Bill_Turner View Post
    Jim,
    Mine are just "OK" because I live in such a boring place (S. Florida) where there's virtually nothing to photograph. Just boring clear water, boring dark, rich blue skies and the occasional tree. Oh! and that Lighthouse thingie.
    Colorado is much more interesting!
    Well, we only have boring snow-capped peaks, boring waterfalls, magnificently boring fall colors, rather dull mountain valleys, beautifully colorful sunrises day after boring day, and Coors.



    That's why I wait to head to SW Florida to make "real" photos.



    Unfortunately, neither photo was made with an 11mm focal length. I'm headed to SW Florida on October 28th. Stay tuned.
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    Jim Pilcher
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    Jim,
    Coors!
    Before Coors sold out and was available only west of the Mississippi, it was frequently bootlegged to the East Coast.
    I actually had a six pack sent to me when I was in Viet Nam. Shipped in dry ice! I could have made a fortune on it, one can at a time but preferred to savor each of the 72 ounces myself.

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    Default Selling out

    Quote Originally Posted by Bill_Turner View Post
    Jim,
    Coors!
    Before Coors sold out and was available only west of the Mississippi, it was frequently bootlegged to the East Coast.
    I actually had a six pack sent to me when I was in Viet Nam. Shipped in dry ice! I could have made a fortune on it, one can at a time but preferred to savor each of the 72 ounces myself.
    My uncle from Illinois used to load up his Winnebago with cases of Coors Banquet when he and his family visited here in the 1960's. I was supremely disappointed when Coors sold out to Molson. That means that Coors really isn't an American product any longer--at least in the sense that the profits go to Canada. I've switched to Anheuser Busch since then whenever I want to "buy American."
    Regards,

    Jim Pilcher
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    Back on topic, somewhat. As I recall, your condo is in Bonita Springs? Do you ever get to the east side of Florida? If so, please let me know.
    Bill Wallace, you'll recognize the name from DPR, visits this area from time to time as his Dad lives in Stuart. We hope to connect on his next visit.

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    Default Re: Photos?

    Quote Originally Posted by Bill_Turner View Post
    Jim,
    Mine are just "OK" because I live in such a boring place (S. Florida) where there's virtually nothing to photograph. Just boring clear water, boring dark, rich blue skies and the occasional tree. Oh! and that Lighthouse thingie.
    Colorado is much more interesting!
    Perhaps I could interest you in the agonies and the ecstasies of street photography? Plenty of people in Florida.

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    Default shipping Coors to Viet Nam

    Quote Originally Posted by Bill_Turner View Post
    Jim,

    I actually had a six pack sent to me when I was in Viet Nam. Shipped in dry ice! .

    I went to high school in Arizona - my friends and I sent several shipments of Coors to Viet Nam..... we always felt it was the least we could do!
    doreen

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