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    A 300 from the beach is the minimum I would go for if you are looking to fill the frame. 75% of the breaks around here are beachies and don't require a lot of lens unless you want to get some angles. Places like pitas, rincon, and a few places down south probably would be better for something longer but that's where a 1.4 TC and some film with latitude could come in handy.

    dude, eos-1n RS! do it!

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    Quote Originally Posted by michaelbsc View Post
    OK, so when you tear this thing open it's got a 135 canister inside, not an aps?
    Yep 135.
    Mark Barendt, Beaverton, OR

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    Quote Originally Posted by rphenning View Post
    A 300 from the beach is the minimum I would go for...

    dude, eos-1n RS! do it!
    Haha! I did actually check out that camera - it looks pretty sweet. I've just never been a big Canon fan, I know that will make some people think I'm crazy, but it's just what it is...something about the ergonomics of the body don't quite fit my hand as good as Nikon and Minolta ones. But, honestly I've never held a EOS-1N RS, so you never know?

    As far as the lens - sounds like there are definitely 2 styles - in the water and way close up with 24-35mm (would need a housing / Nikonos for that) or from the shore and 300mm+ .
    I will see what I can find in that 300mm area in my price range.

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    @ RidingWaves - thank you! That was such a detailed post, lots for me to consider and think about that. I really appreciate you sharing all that here.
    Sincerely,
    Jed

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    Hey great! Give it a go, you never know what you will get. Check out that Surfer's Journal, the non-traditional images that they run are highly respected in the wave riding community, and you may just snag a decent shot or two to submit. Surf was excellent over here today BTW.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RidingWaves View Post
    Surf was excellent over here today BTW.
    I was out your way for vacation a month ago, my daughter and I took surfing lessons. My daughter could live very comfortably in the Haleiwa world, me too.

    Trying to talk the wife into moving but that Colorado girl isn't into a dot of land in a big ocean.
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    Yep, plenty of people get "rock fever" especially those that like to pack up and drive to another state for a weekend. The key is to develop a relationship with the ocean, do something that involves it: surfing paddling even just swimming, that way it seems like a playground and not a barrier. We have plenty of great hikes and mountains too, we had snow on Mauna Loa in May which was quite odd.
    Oh yeah, surf was good again today, dropping but excellent shape.

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    Going to work on getting Momma's baby there first, give Momma a reason to go there more often and get into all that fun.
    Mark Barendt, Beaverton, OR

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    Ahh, good plan. Drop me a note when you get over here.

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    Just wanted to say thanks to all again. I have decided on going the Maxxum 7 route for now, as that was my favorite body and I'm familiar with it, so will probably produce the best shots to start with. My father-in-law is going t send me his Minolta telephoto lenses to use for a while so I can decide what route to go from there before I purchase a lens myself.
    Thanks for all the tips.
    Jed

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