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zemlin Basic MemberThu 12-Jun-08 11:29 PM
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"2 hours at Yosemite"


Carmel, US
          

I was on a business trip yesterday - had to go to Merced, CA for a short meeting. Wrapped up around 4:00, so having never been to that part of CA before, I headed out to see what I could see of Yosemite before the sun went down. A 6 AM departure this morning and the desire to get a few hours of sleep had me on a pretty tight schedule.

Yosemite was awesome. The small corner I saw was amazing, and I will be back. With my widest lens being a 28mm (wide end of an old AF 28-85) on a D80 (=42mm) I'm really not equipped for landscape work - my results capturing the sights fall more into the snapshot category. Still, I came away with a few shots I'm pretty happy with. A wide lens has also moved up on my shopping list.

http://www.sonicartistry.net/zemlinphotos/yosemite/DSC_2182_S.jpg
ISO100 1/250 f8.0 85mm AE raw

http://www.sonicartistry.net/zemlinphotos/yosemite/DSC_2204_1_S.jpg
ISO100 1/500 f3.5 28mm AE raw

http://www.sonicartistry.net/zemlinphotos/yosemite/DSC_2223_1_S.jpg
ISO100 1/125 f8.0 40mm AE raw

http://www.sonicartistry.net/zemlinphotos/yosemite/DSC_2215_1_S.jpg
ISO100 1/250 f8.0 85mm AE raw

PP for all shots was Bibble Lite and Paint Shop Pro X2

Karl Zemlin - www.sonicartistry.net
I couldn't pick a pocket in a pile of dirty clothes - Chris Smither

  

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2long4u Registered since 06th May 2008Fri 13-Jun-08 03:35 AM
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#1. "RE: 2 hours at Yosemite"
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Sacramento, US
          

I love that last pic!

  

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zemlin Basic MemberFri 13-Jun-08 02:31 PM
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#2. "RE: 2 hours at Yosemite"
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Carmel, US
          

Thanks, that's my favorite too. Converted to B&W - then tinted.

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MotoMannequin Moderator Awarded for his extraordinary skills in landscape and wildlife photography Nikonian since 11th Jan 2006Fri 13-Jun-08 09:25 PM
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Livermore, CA, US
          

2 hours in Yosemite is a heartbreaker. When I go I am always left scheming ways to an early retirement so I can just never leave. I can see myself deciding in that situation to stay up all night and just sleep on the plane the next day.

The photos are nice and I especially like the last one.

Hopefully you get a chance to go back soon. A 12-24 lens would fill in your gap nicely, but barring that, a used 18-55 would be really cheap (<$100) and would open up a lot of possibilities.

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zemlin Basic MemberSat 14-Jun-08 11:44 AM
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#4. "RE: 2 hours at Yosemite"
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Carmel, US
          

An 18-55 is a possibility and certainly one I could afford, but at this point I'm thinking about a Sigma 10-20. The 12-24 is out of reach.

Karl Zemlin - www.sonicartistry.net
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MotoMannequin Moderator Awarded for his extraordinary skills in landscape and wildlife photography Nikonian since 11th Jan 2006Sat 14-Jun-08 03:54 PM
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#5. "RE: 2 hours at Yosemite"
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Livermore, CA, US
          

If the Sigma is in your price range then that's a better option than the 18-55 IMO. For landscape the 10-20 will open up a whole new world the 18-55 isn't quite capable of.

FYI Tokina makes a well respected 12-24 f/4 that costs about the same as the Sigma. I use the Sigma 10-20 myself and in most cases I recommend it over the Tokina for being able to go 2mm wider, but they are both excellent lenses and in your case the 12-24 does a better job of covering the gap to your normal zoom.

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zemlin Basic MemberWed 18-Jun-08 02:40 AM
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#6. "RE: 2 hours at Yosemite"
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Carmel, US
          

Well, $450-$500 is a lot for me to spend on a lens these days - I couldn't bring myself to pull the trigger on the Sigma. If it was 2.8, and/or FX format I might have gone for it.

I found an 18-55 VR for $120 delivered. Should have it in a week. That will at least get me a wide angle without breaking the bank just yet.

Karl Zemlin - www.sonicartistry.net
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