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    Quote Originally Posted by blansky
    I hope I'm not talking out of school here, but I'm sure a lot of people don't know this about Donald, but before he started taking all his great landscape pictures he did a lot of portraits.

    Once he had his subject positioned, and to get an "expressive" look on their faces, he would often step from behind the camera, whip open his trenchcoat, then hit the shutter and make an "exposure".

    This kind of gives a whole new meaning to the expression " did he use a flash in that picture". A very innovative man indeed.


    Apparently, just another of his many talents and tricks.


    Michael MCBlane
    Michael,

    I really want to thank you for bringing that up. Not many people know that about me and this will serve as "fair warning" to those who might be advised of my true nature.

    I was reflecting the other day. You know that some people (women for the most part, I understand) have been known to correlate a man's hat size and even sometimes his shoe size to some other part of his anatomy. This can become problematic for women when men are bareheaded or barefooted. A woman asking about hat sizes or shoe sizes becomes pretty transparent in those situations.

    I think that we male photographers should adopt a new measurement for the benefit of our female members. I was thinking in terms of a new corresponding measurement being our lens focal length. That way a woman could simply ask "how long is that puppy?" It would appear innocent and the purpose would be served.

    It would be a boon to the manufacturers of photo equipment. I can see Schneider and Rodenstock rolling out a new line of super telephoto lenses. Guys playing "mine is bigger then yours" would take on new meaning.

    What do you think Michael?

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    Donald wrote:

    That way a woman could simply ask "how long is that puppy?"
    Or better yet, she may ask "" could I pet your puppy."


    Donald you may be onto something here. I think however, that you would find an awful lot of men going out of there way to buy this telephoto equipment.

    We all know that women are very much into closeness and intimacy and perhaps the smart money in this case is to go for shorter "wide angle" lenses and even macro perhaps. While the insecure types are standing back half a mile or so showing off for each other, we could be "up close and personal" and striking oil, as it were.

    Besides the telephoto crowd will be so tired from packing this enormous stuff around all day they wouldn't be able to use it properly anyways.



    Michael McBlane

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    Quote Originally Posted by blansky
    Donald wrote:

    That way a woman could simply ask "how long is that puppy?"

    We all know that women are very much into closeness and intimacy and perhaps the smart money in this case is to go for shorter "wide angle" lenses and even macro perhaps. While the insecure types are standing back half a mile or so showing off for each other, we could be "up close and personal" and striking oil, as it were.

    Michael,

    I think that you are correct...I would go for a 150 mm 1.4 over a 600 mm 5.6 any day. (The front element would be humongous), This would open all kinds of indepth discussions on "depth of field" versus "depth of focus". I can see the coffee houses now...absolutely overrun...hardly find a place to roost.



    Michael McBlane

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    I hear ya dude,

    Personally, I would stay away from the coffee houses. I don't want to be around any guy with a 600mil 5.6 loaded up on caffeine and waving that thing around.

    Besides, how much of an intellectual discussion could you have with a guy with a lens like that. I'm thinkin not much.

    More than likely he'd just put someones eye out.


    Later,

    I'm doing sensative stuff with my wife this afternoon.


    Michael

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    Well, I'm gonna go out and garden in my front bed. It's sunny and the snow is gone.

    I wonder now what Michael and Donald will have to say about that?

    (apologies, Sean, for flopping off-topic, but M & D started it.... again. )

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