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Cat Napping!
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Registered: May 2004
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Date: Tue June 15, 2004
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Herve
Quite a good shot. Is the very special shape of the bluriness due to a mirror telephoto lens usage ?
#1 Wed June 16, 2004 8:11am

tootsie
Excellent shot,wish I could get my cats to pose like this.
#2 Wed June 16, 2004 11:48am

gav_davies
Good composition, but the blurring effect is really off putting and doesn't look real. Plus I'm jealous of the lens you've got ;0)
#3 Wed June 16, 2004 3:32pm

dapa_group
Gav, the bluring isn't an effect, but the characteristic of the mirror lens, I have a spare one if your interested?
#4 Wed June 16, 2004 5:48pm

RVB Pix
IMO it's the expression which makes this shot interesting...


BTW I love the effect the mirror lens gives. Sometimes you even get round circles. Memories of when I had a Sigma 600mm F8 on an Olympus OM2n
#5 Wed June 16, 2004 7:52pm

dapa_group
RVB, I had one of those too, for my old Nikon FA back in the late eighties, those were the days, whatever happened to film and those tiny little square things that came back in bright yellow boxes?
#6 Wed June 16, 2004 8:13pm

fdinaro
I love the wink,that tamron lens is very sharp.I had an olympus 500 mirror f8.It cost $500.00 in 1992 and it did not perform as good as the tamron.
"Leave the gun. Take the canolies." ...Frank
#7 Wed June 16, 2004 8:23pm

dapa_group
Fdinaro, the Tamron lens cost me all of 20(GBP), but the AD2 mount for attaching it to the D30/EOS was another matter! I had to shell-out almost 100(GBP)to get that little beauty.
#8 Wed June 16, 2004 9:00pm

Zizi
#9 Wed June 16, 2004 9:56pm

fdinaro
I was wondering how you got it to work on the d30.Will it work on the 300d ?
"Leave the gun. Take the canolies." ...Frank
#10 Thu June 17, 2004 1:10pm

ddmckinney1954
love the expression
#11 Thu June 17, 2004 3:13pm

dapa_group
fdinaro, the AD2/EOS mount will work with any EOS fitting camera, digital or otherwise, but you only get Aperture Priority and there's no auto-focus.
#12 Thu June 17, 2004 5:27pm

cazmockett
Great expression as if the cat has been caught saying don't you dare disturb me!


Re attaching mirror lenses, I think I got an attachment ring for mine from Jessops - it certainly wasn't anywhere near 100GBP! Worked fine on my EOS 600/50E. Haven't tried it on my 300D - maybe I should dig it out and give it a go. But you're right, you'll only get AP and no autofocus. Still, a cheap way of getting equivlant of 800mm!
#13 Fri June 18, 2004 2:47pm

dapa_group
cazmockett, you could well indeed got your AD2 adapter from Jessops, but sadly Tamron no longer manufacture such product! the second hand market is your only choice! I tried Jessops many times, without any luck, but managed to get one from a UK company trading on E-bay.
#14 Fri June 18, 2004 5:40pm

fdinaro
be careful with the 3ood some of the older lenses will not work with it. error99 will come up with some older sigma and tamron lenses.I must sell my sigma 70-210 2.8 becouce it will not work on my 300d.works great on my 30d.
"Leave the gun. Take the canolies." ...Frank
#15 Fri June 18, 2004 11:29pm


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