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Saturday, August 20, 2005

Looking Through the Lens...

LensBroke down and bought the Tamron 18-200 Canon-mount lens this week for my Digital Rebel XT.  Its awesome… much better than the Canon kit lens.  I do business with Dennis and the gang at Stuart Photo on these kinds of items – I might spend a few dollars more than buying online, but the customer service is amazing.  If I have a question or concern, or want a hand sorting out what to buy and what not to buy, I always get honest advice.  They’ve been in Stuart forever (since the early 70’s, at least), and have an amazing reputation – way beyond the small amount of business I do with them.  If they don’t have it they can get it, and the price never seems to be more than a few dollars above the cheapest online price.

This lens should be a great asset on the next Costa Rica trip, but also for my work and for all around shooting.  With an effective range of around 28–300 mm, I don’t expect it to come off the camera very often.

Off to do a little testing, run by Lowe’s for some home project supplies, and then I can see a cerveza and pool duty in my near future…



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