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Severe case of GAS

This is very good,

https://fstoppers.com/originals/phot...promise-190556

Some of the early comments are even funnier where people think it's a serious article.
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"He literally spends four hours a day in his shop cleaning them. Last week, we were having a dinner party, and mom asked him to bring in the good glassware for the guests, and he came back with a 200mm lens."

I would do the same.
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Re: Severe case of GAS

Very good!


I'm glad none of my lenses where quite that expensive. 8)
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"He literally spends four hours a day in his shop cleaning them. Last week, we were having a dinner party, and mom asked him to bring in the good glassware for the guests, and he came back with a 200mm lens."

I would do the same.
I liked this bit,

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kept waving an 'MTF' or 'WTF' chart at me and talking about bokeh
Of course, I'm not sure if the WTF abbreviation is well known in the UK. I'd have been tempted to add WTD but that may be to obscure even for a photo site.
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Re: Severe case of GAS

Another good one.

https://fstoppers.com/originals/what...r-leica-190836

I liked the comment about real photographers having two Leicas so they can photograph their Leica with a Leica.
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"He literally spends four hours a day in his shop cleaning them. Last week, we were having a dinner party, and mom asked him to bring in the good glassware for the guests, and he came back with a 200mm lens."

I would do the same.
Thinking on, what better way to break the ice and steer the discussion onto something interesting rather than the usual boring stuff we put up with when 'guests' visit.

Bokeh and diffraction are certainly more interesting subjects than certain relatives dietary requirements, (not that we are allowed to forget them), as are boiler pressures, cylinder configurations, semaphore signals, tracker actions, draw stops, loud reed stops and wind pressure regulation. Mind you, Circles of Confusion would be appropriate for some I can think of.

Think I will get my anorak and go out for a walk.
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Thinking on, what better way to break the ice and steer the discussion onto something interesting rather than the usual boring stuff we put up with when 'guests' visit.

Bokeh and diffraction are certainly more interesting subjects than certain relatives dietary requirements, (not that we are allowed to forget them), as are boiler pressures, cylinder configurations, semaphore signals, tracker actions, draw stops, loud reed stops and wind pressure regulation. Mind you, Circles of Confusion would be appropriate for some I can think of.

Think I will get my anorak and go out for a walk.
Don't start, SWMBO has a relative here. If I hear the same story for the 56th time I'll start finishing it for her as she starts it.
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Don't start, SWMBO has a relative here. If I hear the same story for the 56th time I'll start finishing it for her as she starts it.
I feel your pain.

SWMBO has a relative who allegedly suffers from Coeliac disease, which she never tires of telling us about. She seems to have a bit of a chip on her shoulder about this, because every time she is invited out for a meal she makes a big scene about the lack of gluten free choices on the menu. If there are gluten free choices she will reject whatever is brought to the table rudely claiming that this dish is contaminated with something or another, and will demand a replacement! She also likes to complain about toilets. This has become so predictable that I find it difficult to keep a straight face, and I usually end up getting kicks under the table from SWMBO.

However, the lady in question dropped in to visit us with two of her elderly friends on the way back from some flower display. I had the job of entertaining them whilst SWMBO (wisely) went to the kitchen to make tea. Unusually there was not a single mention of any illness or condition, and when the obligatory plate of Mr Kiplings and Jammy Dodgers was put out they ALL tucked in.

I was all for 'outing' her, but I got the dagger looks from SWMBO and was told to keep quiet.
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You can't beat me... oops.. I admit having a sever case of GAS.
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Re: Severe case of GAS

28? That probably covers the number of macro lenses I have. Then there are the non-macros from 7.5mm to 400mm, some as primes, some as zooms...

No, I am not an obsessive polisher of lenses.

OCD aside, I don't see what the fuss is about.

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