Daily Archives: July 15, 2012
It’s Sunday evening and I’m still out of town. When I’m out “there”, anywhere, the search for the perfect cheeseburger, continues! One of the attendees of the conference told me about a place near my returning airport that has a great reputation for their cheeseburgers, so, I had to find out! In fairness I have to say they were unique, and the huge piece of Cheddar/American cheese that smothers the burger was some of the best cheese I’ve ever eaten! The burger however was pretty pedestrian, not bad, but not something that would rate a high ranking. On the strength of the cheese alone I would have given it a 3.3.
So the search goes on, but I really do appreciate people sharing with me places they love, it leads to some top burger picks!
However they are a dairy store and their ice cream sundays, were something to write home about!!!
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At the New England Camera Council Meeting I’ve been attending, I got to see and briefly test a new lens that, before the test I had little interest in, now I am very interested. The lens is Nikon’s latest Super Zoom, a 18-300 AF-S VR DX F3.5 – 5.6. On a DX camera, which it was designed for, it is a whopping 28-450 Equivalent. It is well built and feels substantial without being too heavy or burdensome. Of course that would not matter if the lens was not sharp. My test revealed that it appears to be another shocker, maybe even sharper than the 28-300 FX lens which has become a favorite. If that were not enough, it focuses very close even at 300 so it is essentially almost a 450 mm Micro! Once again it is tack sharp too! The two images at the top show it at the 18mm setting and then extended to the 300mm setting. The thought of traveling with a 10-24 or 12-24 and an 18-300 (15mm to 450mm equivalent) is pretty exciting, if I get a consignment lens, I will do a full test. Here are a couple of shots below that were done to just check it out, pretty impressive lens! Oh yes it will sell for just sub $1,000.
Then Wayne Bennett shot this image of me handheld!!!