50-230 vs The Circus

Discussion in 'Other Genres' started by BobbyT, Feb 11, 2018.

  1. BobbyT

    BobbyT Super Moderator Subscribing Member

    Dec 31, 2013
    Louisville, Ky
    Bobby Tingle
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  2. KillRamsey

    KillRamsey Super Moderator

    Feb 15, 2013
    Hood River, OR
    Kyle
    Cooool. So the plan worked.
     
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  3. Lightmancer

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    Feb 2, 2013
    Sunny Frimley
    Bill Palmer
    Looks like it worked really well!
     
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  4. BobbyT

    BobbyT Super Moderator Subscribing Member

    Dec 31, 2013
    Louisville, Ky
    Bobby Tingle
    @KillRamsey@KillRamsey it totally did. The 50-230 continues to show how good it really is.

    Thank you, Kyle and Bill!

    It is worth mentioning that the last time I shot at a circus, it was with a Canon 5D2 and Canon 200mm 2.8 prime. These shots blow away the images from the Canon kit.
     
  5. plaatje

    plaatje FujiXspot Regular

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    Mar 11, 2016
    Jos
    This lens is even more amazing as I thought!
    Very nice photos, I think you captured that Circus atmosphere quite well!
     
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  6. BobbyT

    BobbyT Super Moderator Subscribing Member

    Dec 31, 2013
    Louisville, Ky
    Bobby Tingle
    Thank you, sir
     
  7. Dave Jenkins

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    Dave Jenkins
    Used the X-T20 with the 50-230 lens again on Sunday to photograph my granddaughter dancing in the ballet "Alice" at the Bijou Theater in Knoxville. The light was pretty dim, so I had to kick the ISO up to 12,800. RAF files processed in basic SilkyPix, BTW.

    Marlee-Alice-02_resize. Marlee-Alice-02 100% Crop. Marlee-Alice-18_resize.
     
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  8. KillRamsey

    KillRamsey Super Moderator

    Feb 15, 2013
    Hood River, OR
    Kyle
    Amazing what that thing can pull off.

    I still lust for the 100-400, though.
     
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  9. Lightmancer

    Lightmancer Super Moderator Subscribing Member

    Feb 2, 2013
    Sunny Frimley
    Bill Palmer
    I am fortunate enough to have them both. Horses for courses - cost is a factor of course, but if you look at value the gap closes. The 50-230 is my go-to for travel and anything that involves carrying it any distance. The 100-400 is superb for action and wildlife - but it is a beast to lug about.
     
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  10. BobbyT

    BobbyT Super Moderator Subscribing Member

    Dec 31, 2013
    Louisville, Ky
    Bobby Tingle
    I wouldn’t use the 100-400 enough to justify the cost. If I ever get a large sum of throw away money.........
     
  11. TonyTurley

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    Tony
    Naaàh, my mad money binge would be a nice cedar and rosewood acoustic guitar - then I'd use my Fuji gear to take pics of it. Best of both worlds.
     
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  12. KillRamsey

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    Feb 15, 2013
    Hood River, OR
    Kyle
    Of the things ahead of the 100-400 on my "if I find a bag of money in the road" list, a good acoustic guitar is way high up it. Cyclocross bike for the wife, light weight commuter bike for me, second Fuji X body of some kind ... 100-400...
     
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  13. mikEm13

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    Is that all Kyle? :biggrin:
     
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  14. KillRamsey

    KillRamsey Super Moderator

    Feb 15, 2013
    Hood River, OR
    Kyle
    Ohgodno of course not.
     
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  15. KillRamsey

    KillRamsey Super Moderator

    Feb 15, 2013
    Hood River, OR
    Kyle
    Side note: two good friends of mine from highschool and college did indeed once find a bag of $ in the road outside their apartment complex, after college. It was something like $4,000 in cash. They split it and gambled with it, I think.

    Me, pretending to be religious for a moment: "Matt, don't you think the Lord intended you to do something better with that money?"
    Matt: "...I the God knows me better than that."
     
  16. BobbyT

    BobbyT Super Moderator Subscribing Member

    Dec 31, 2013
    Louisville, Ky
    Bobby Tingle
    I would dump a ton of money into my Jeep. But if the amount of throw away money is large enough.........
     
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  17. Lightmancer

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    Feb 2, 2013
    Sunny Frimley
    Bill Palmer
    Oh there are so many mad money things... I think top of my list for a long time has been a really nicely sorted Land Rover Defender. I've driven the things, I know all the drawbacks, I wouldn't want it as my only transport, but... 59b8f549a5f02_crop_693_525.
     
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  18. rayvonn

    rayvonn FujiXspot Regular

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    Late to this thread but yes, that really works Bobby!
     
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  19. BobbyT

    BobbyT Super Moderator Subscribing Member

    Dec 31, 2013
    Louisville, Ky
    Bobby Tingle
    Thank you, rayvonn

    Bill, I used to ride with guy who drove a built 90s era Rover. It did very well in all of environments we drove in. And bravely, he daily drove it.
     
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  20. KillRamsey

    KillRamsey Super Moderator

    Feb 15, 2013
    Hood River, OR
    Kyle
    I chose the reliable, poor man's version of that, Bill... something I'd spend as little time as possible wrenching on, but that had a ton of personality, 4wd, etc.

    32353086135_b832769980_b. KBRX8815 by gordopuggy, on Flickr

    And hell, the top comes off!

    35488907973_9ae616a958_b. KBRX4601 by gordopuggy, on Flickr

    People have begun to catch on, and prices are climbing. But these are still a bargain compared to that beautiful beast up there.
     
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