My new 150mm CF T*

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  1. Ka

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    I did it, just ordered a 150mm CF T* lens for my baby Hassy (L) and a Prism Viewfinder (have been using the bend over and get a splitting headache finder).

    So, in moving from an 80mm lens to the ***ta da*** 150mm, would anyone like to impart some words of wisdom?

    I'm so excited I'd pinch myself if my fingers weren't so cracked from photo chemistry.

    Oh yeah, does anyone have "finger-tip agony" advice?

    Cheers!
    Ka
     
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    I think you will love the 150, especially for children and people pictures. I also use it frequently for landscapes, especially when there is haze to bring out, and for the different angle of view ("perspective"). I still don't have a wide andgle for mine, but don't miss as I have wide available in 35 and LF.
     
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    I'm a charter member of the 150 Sonnar lovers. I'd be lost without mine for portraiture - and a whole lot else.
     
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    I'd get some good gloves and keep my hands out of the chemistry. The alkalies must be stripping the oils from your skin to make it crack. Find some good stuff like "Crack Creme" or Udder Butter" to restore the skin.
     
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    Karen:

    I rarely use any lens except the 150. Aside from the fact that it is so sharp that I need to put a piece of plastic in front of it. People just don't want that much realism. Congrats, you'll love it.

    As for the skin thing:
    Use tongs and leave the skin on your hands instead of your prints. When people say they like really nice skin tone on their pictures, I don't think they mean that they want YOUR skin on it. Just a thought.


    Michael McBlane
     
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    Seems to me I've seen something called "Bag Balm"... same application. It was recommended for guarding against chapping - and seemed to work very well for preventing frostbite.
     
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    thumbs up for the 150mm CF, good luck with it
     
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    also good is 100% pure cocoa butter. It comes in a solid, but melts at skin temps. It is gentle and abosrbs fast. The bag balm works well, but takes a while to absorb. It can also leave a greasy feeling. Ask your pharmacist. They can order it in bars. I know it went up from the 25 cents a bar I use to pay, might be up as much as $1.50 by now. Cocoa butter is also good at bleaching out the red of scars and other skin problems. If used after surgery, it will help to make incision lines as small and almost invisible as possible. Being a born klutz, I have the almost non existant scars to prove it.
     
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    I'm giddy as a school girl. Can't wait to get it in my hands.

    As for my cracked finger tips... I do wear gloves. And I actually have stuff from the chemist for it, something with a chem-type name and a tub of some awful stuff that's got something tar in it. Yuck.

    I think my fingers say, "hey, were in that alkaline room again... we're just gonna crack up right now!!!"

    Mind you, I'll be gettin' some of everything you said: crack creme, bag balm and cocoa butter (although my daughter will probably try to lick it off). I used cocoa butter on my belly when I was pregnant. I have NO stretch marks anywhere. If I rub it on my husband, will he stop snoring?

    I already tried udder creme.... my fingers laughed it right off.
     
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    lol,, It hasn't helped with snoring yet. Be carefuul of the tar stuff. It actually will cause allergic reations in some people. The cocoa butter is a natural source of Vit. E. But it has mother natures pharmacopia in it. Bag Balm is big in quilting circles. It helps with needle pricks you get.
     
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    ... but not plain pricks.
     
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    Actually there is a throat spray advertised for snoring, don't know if it works but the research behind it indicated dry air aggravating the problem. I've noticed we don't snore so much with the humidifier going. Might look into it.
     
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    The trick, and I apologize for getting off topic, is getting the snore-spray into the throat of the snorer. Perhaps I should knock him out with my brick of cocoa butter first.

    Cheers.

    p.s. I'm plugging in the humidifier tonight.
     
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    Humidifiers didn't work either. I had to have one running after sinus surgery 2 years ago. Nothing stops the freight train I sleep next too. The darn thing is, even hitting him to make him shut up, doesn't work. It is almost as hard to wake him up. It took an earthquake once. Then only when something fell on him.
     
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    Aggie wrote: "...The darn thing is, even hitting him to make him shut up, doesn't work...

    Well, do you feel a little better after socking him? We don't have earthquakes... not that one would notice, that is... and certainly not large enough quakes to explain the dictionary hurling through the room in snore-defence.

    Perhaps, duct tape. Duct tape is great for so many things.
     
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    Just to keep this wayyyyy of topic

    I have a friend who has had snoring problems, some say I have them too, but I have never heard me...

    Anyway, apparently an Oral Mandibular Advancement Device is the solution. Its sort of like a sports mouth-guard that brings the lower jaw forward and opens the throat so that air flows better. Not cheap but my friend says his life (and his partners) has improved immensely since he started using one
     
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    I know they aren't cheap. $1500 later and he still snores. He has also tried one of those mask things, but in the middle of the night once he had a panic attack from it. Last solution is surgery. Not the type where they hardent he soft palatte but the one where they do a reduction i girth of the tongue. What is it that men have against knives near small apendages?
     
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    lol

    Touche, Aggie.

    By the way, mine would never wear any such device... it would be too much of an inconvenience to him.
     
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    Skin Care:

    When I was a kid (ie about 30 years ago!) my mum had REALLY bad dried out hands from washing nappies and other baby stuff (alkaline again... now there is an ALTERNATIVE process!) The stuff that fixed 'em right up was called "Lotil". I distinctly remember because she tried everything, and once she found this stuff she would totally swear by it - recommended it to everyone. I just had a check and its still around - a bit pricey at $20 a jar, but good stuff.

    Snoring:

    I'm fortunate enough to be the noisey one in our relationship. However once in a while the other half will start rattling. My current approach is to pinch her nose for a few seconds until she stops - doesn't wake her up, and usually sorts it out. However I suspect my problems are minor league...

    Ian
     
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    Quote: So, in moving from an 80mm lens to the ***ta da*** 150mm, would anyone like to impart some words of wisdom?

    Response: Stand twice as far back.


    (Sorry just my feeble attempt at humour.)
     
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    Lens and view finder arrived while I was in the shower.... Had to sign for it dripping and towel-wrapped.

    This is a beautiful Lens!!!! It's perfect. In sync. And it fits in my mind's eye. It belongs with me... dunno how else to describe it. The 80mm was wrong for me, this 150mm is oh so Right!! BRILLIANT!
     
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    Karen wrote

    Steady, Ed steady. You don't work for Fed Ex for obvious reasons. And this is one of them.


    Congratulations Karen,

    You really will like this lens and what it can do.



    Michael McBlane
     
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    Michael,

    Do you think that if I bought one of these lenses that it will give me an excuse to go to the door dripping wet to meet the Fed Ex guy. I get so lonely at times...

    Hell I don't even have a Hasselblad camera, but he won't know that.
     
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    Donald wrote:


    Donald, at the age that you advertise yourself, I think it is almost expected that you greet people that way occasionally. Besides if anyone objects you can just use the "absent minded" card.

    By the way, once you have stockpiled all that Hasselblad equipment feel free to send it to me.


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    Soooo, is that a 150mm lens in your pocket,
    or are you just happy to see me?