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Karl Yamashita
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Wildomar, California, US


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Contact Drew Santos to be put on waiting list.



Wooden Nickel Ranch workshop/group shoot event Sunday May 23rd in Menifee, CA

Here are links to our previous events.
• Drew and Karl workshop/group shoot 4/25 Vista, CA
• Drew and Karl group shoot, Sunday March 28, Riverside, CA
• Drew and Karl TeaseUm shoot, Feb 27, Riverside, CA
• Drew and Karl group shoot, Jan 30, Riverside, CA
• Wooden Nickle Ranch, Sun Dec 6th - Menifee, CA
• Desert workshop/group shoot Oct-24 Victorville, CA
• Desert workshop/group shoot 9/27 Victorville, CA

For new photographers who want to attend our workshop
• We're here to share our tips to beginning photographers.
• Ever wonder how Drew and I light our models without the background being blown out on a sunny day? Speed lights not cutting it huh? sad We will give you hands on experience in using affordable and portable mono lights and equipment. Try Before You Buy. smile
• You'll be so impressed with your images after the event that you'll be ready to order the same lighting equipment we use.
• We'll show you different light modifiers and their uses. Octobox, Octodome, beauty dish and grids will be covered. You'll also get to see the new High Output Beauty Dish (HOBD) in action.
• Circular Polarizer will be discussed and how it will improve your images when shooting outdoors or at the beach. I recommend Hoya brand.
• Once you attend our workshop, you'll be able to build up your port with beautiful models quickly.
• Students can take the remainder of day to shoot models.

Preperations:
• To make use of the workshop, CyberSyncs or Pocket Wizards are recommended. You can rent the PW's from Calumet or Samy's if needed. If the Pocket Wizards are unavailable to rent, you may rent the CyberSyncs or Pocket Wizards from Drew and I. Limited availability.
• Students should have prior knowledge on how to adjust their camera to manual mode and adjust aperture, shutter speed and ISO. 

Don't care about the workshop?
• For photographers who don't care about the workshop, they can shoot the available models for the group shoot portion. (Please note that the workshop will be using Channel 1 and 2 on the Pocket Wizards. On the CyberSyncs we'll reserve Channel 1 and 2 also, if needed)
• Shoot beautiful models all day long.
• Please be courteous, if you're going to set up your lighting equipment inside a building, to either share or move locations every 1/2 hour.

What is this location?
It is a huge ranch out in Menifee that has Western type buildings with saloon inside, corrals, wagons, hills, rocks, fake mine shaft, and trees. There will be electricity in certain buildings so bring extension cords.

Pictures of location
Go to this website to view images.

Hire models after the event for 1 on 1 shoots at 1/2 hour increments
We have the ranch all day/night. Message the models and see if you can hire the model you want after the event for 1 on 1 sessions.

When is this taking place and how can i reserve a spot?
Date:Sunday May 23rd.
Time: 10am to 5pm. The main event is from 10am to 2pm. From 2-5pm you are allowed to hire models for 1 on 1 sessions at 1/2 hour increments.
Location:Menifee, CA
We'll email the address and information to you several days before the event.
Photographer fee:
• Workshop - $120 fee with $60 deposit.
          (For photographers who want to learn working with mono lights and tips from Drew and I. Group shoot included.)

• Group shoot - $80 fee with $40 deposit.
          (For photographers not interested in the workshop portion.)


• Deposit is non-refundable unless event is canceled. No exceptions!
• Remainder balance to be paid at meeting location.
• Deposit payment by Paypal.  Don't have Paypal? Get one or miss out!
• Contact Drew Santos with your full name, phone number, and email address for payment instructions. For non MM members reading this, Drew's email is BMWM34DREW@aol.com
• Model releases are not included. Cost of model release will depend on what the model charges.
• Lunch and drinks will be provided.

NO ESCORTS, HUSBAND, BOYFRIENDS, OF SOME SORT FOR BOTH MODELS AND PHOTOGRAPHERS!
But if you absolutely need to bring someone, they will have to pay the $80 fee.


Keep checking this post for updates...
Apr 28 10 11:25 am  Link  Quote 
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Karl Yamashita
Posts: 3,292
Wildomar, California, US


Location:


Location and background props

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They had an big event the night before so they were still in the middle of clean up
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Desert/mountain theme
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Plenty of room for our 1 mua. Any other mua's/hair stylist/wardrobe want to particitpate?
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Plenty of tables and chairs
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Apr 28 10 11:25 am  Link  Quote 
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Karl Yamashita
Posts: 3,292
Wildomar, California, US


//insert beautiful list of models here

Sergia
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Danica
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Melany
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April
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Olivia
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Joselyn
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Thao
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M A R Y T I E R R A
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Skyler
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Carolina
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Amy
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Brianne
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ellie
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Kristin
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Matus
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Apr 28 10 11:25 am  Link  Quote 
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SNAPSHOT LA
Posts: 7,000
Los Angeles, California, US


Have you recovered??
Apr 28 10 11:29 am  Link  Quote 
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Bright Candle Photo
Posts: 1,247
Los Angeles, California, US


SNAPSHOT LA wrote:
Have you recovered??

Ensure and yogurt will keep him alive tongue

Apr 28 10 01:52 pm  Link  Quote 
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Karl Yamashita
Posts: 3,292
Wildomar, California, US


Bright Candle Photo wrote:

Ensure and yogurt will keep him alive tongue

i'm fine, i just have to eat soft foods like chicken noodle soup and chocolate cake.  Wash down the blood with soda. I'll be munching on hard tacos in a couple of days. smile

Apr 28 10 02:53 pm  Link  Quote 
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Wayne Cutler
Posts: 632
Los Angeles, California, US


Drew, see you tomorrow with the money for the next shoot.  And you know who I want there, Melany and Olivia.

Karl, get well.
Apr 28 10 08:48 pm  Link  Quote 
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Drew Santos
Posts: 2,504
Irvine, California, US


I don't want to post any models for this event as some photogs hire to shoot them before the event. LOL

This is how we'll do it - I will message you the attending models when I get your deposit. Besides, if you've been to our shoots, you know we only bring gorgeous models. If you've never been to any of our shoots, just click on the link of our past events and check out the models and images.
Apr 28 10 09:26 pm  Link  Quote 
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John Chennavasin
Posts: 598
Santa Ana, California, US


Karl Yamashita wrote:
i'm fine, i just have to eat soft foods like chicken noodle soup and chocolate cake.  Wash down the blood with soda. I'll be munching on hard tacos in a couple of days. smile

Get well soon, Karl. And I thought my root canal and crown lengthening was bad.

Apr 28 10 10:12 pm  Link  Quote 
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Drew Santos
Posts: 2,504
Irvine, California, US


Wayne Cutler wrote:
Drew, see you tomorrow with the money for the next shoot.  And you know who I want there, Melany and Olivia.

Karl, get well.

I'll see you then Wayne. Those 2 models are gorgeous and I might invite both of them smile

Apr 28 10 10:36 pm  Link  Quote 
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Bright Candle Photo
Posts: 1,247
Los Angeles, California, US


Due to overwhelming feedback, Dr Pepper will not be at this event. Dr Pepper is a unique blend of 23 flavors. It has a more refreshing taste compared to other colas. So due to the majority I'll bring the plain taste of Crap Coke and Diet Coke along with water. Haters LOL*

* I am not a paid sponsor or distributor for DPSG or any of it's affiliates. I just like Dr Pepper over Coke. *
Apr 28 10 11:09 pm  Link  Quote 
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SNAPSHOT LA
Posts: 7,000
Los Angeles, California, US


Drew Santos  wrote:
I don't want to post any models for this event as some photogs hire to shoot them before the event. LOL

LOL
I dont know why they do it since most of them flake. lol

Dont worry top dog is gonna get that one chick at all cost.

Apr 28 10 11:24 pm  Link  Quote 
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SNAPSHOT LA
Posts: 7,000
Los Angeles, California, US


Bright Candle Photo wrote:
Due to overwhelming feedback, Dr Pepper will not be at this event. Dr Pepper is a unique blend of 23 flavors. It has a more refreshing taste compared to other colas. So due to the majority I'll bring the plain taste of Crap Coke and Diet Coke along with water. Haters LOL*

* I am not a paid sponsor or distributor for DPSG or any of it's affiliates. I just like Dr Pepper over Coke. *

LOL
I told you normal people dont like that crap  ERRRRR I mean dr. pepper.
I see I wasn't the only one who was thinking that way. wink

Apr 28 10 11:25 pm  Link  Quote 
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Drew Santos
Posts: 2,504
Irvine, California, US


SNAPSHOT LA wrote:

LOL
I dont know why they do it since most of them flake. lol

Dont worry top dog is gonna get that one chick at all cost.

I got news for you. My models don't flake. I had to cut down. I can't have 20 photogs and 15 models at a shoot. Wouldn't you like that? If only you buy Juan on Juans. You still owe that raza $20. You left before giving her tip. LOL

Apr 28 10 11:32 pm  Link  Quote 
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John Chennavasin
Posts: 598
Santa Ana, California, US


Bright Candle Photo wrote:
Due to overwhelming feedback, Dr Pepper will not be at this event. Dr Pepper is a unique blend of 23 flavors. It has a more refreshing taste compared to other colas. So due to the majority I'll bring the plain taste of Crap Coke and Diet Coke along with water. Haters LOL*

Dublin Dr Pepper is quite good actually. Cane sugar FTW!

Apr 28 10 11:35 pm  Link  Quote 
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SNAPSHOT LA
Posts: 7,000
Los Angeles, California, US


Drew Santos  wrote:

I got news for you. My models don't flake. I had to cut down. I can't have 20 photogs and 15 models at a shoot. Wouldn't you like that? If only you buy Juan on Juans. You still owe that raza $20. You left before giving her tip. LOL

You should have told us something prior to us being there that you where cutting down on the models. Before I left I was looking for the raza but I dont know where she was hiding. Next time I see her Ill give it to her. Im a man of my word. wink

Apr 28 10 11:37 pm  Link  Quote 
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Kent Kay Photography
Posts: 247
Palm Springs, California, US


Looks like FUN!  Wish I could be there!  I don't have enough pictures of Steph LOL.
Apr 29 10 03:06 am  Link  Quote 
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laharris
Posts: 928
Valencia, California, US


You really need to check my schedule before booking these dates.  I am out of town for a car show that weekend.
Apr 29 10 07:38 am  Link  Quote 
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Top Dog Photo
Posts: 354
Los Angeles, California, US


SNAPSHOT LA wrote:

LOL
I dont know why they do it since most of them flake. lol

Dont worry top dog is gonna get that one chick at all cost.

Hell yeah I will, I will bring my AK and have a shoot out @ the ok corral if anyone tries to take her from me.

Apr 29 10 08:58 am  Link  Quote 
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Drew Santos
Posts: 2,504
Irvine, California, US


Top Dog Photography wrote:

Hell yeah I will, I will bring my AK and have a shoot out @ the ok corral if anyone tries to take her from me.

Are you talking about Melany or Joselyn? Either way, they should both be there.

Apr 29 10 09:31 am  Link  Quote 
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Drew Santos
Posts: 2,504
Irvine, California, US


List of models should be posted soon once Karl finishes eating his chicken noodle soup.
Apr 29 10 09:57 am  Link  Quote 
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Wayne Cutler
Posts: 632
Los Angeles, California, US


Drew, see you tonite with the Geld.  Since there are no couches at the WNR, I want to park close to the tables so I have a place to take my siesta.  OK.
Apr 29 10 10:02 am  Link  Quote 
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Top Dog Photo
Posts: 354
Los Angeles, California, US


Drew Santos  wrote:

Are you talking about Melany or Joselyn? Either way, they should both be there.

melany =-)

Apr 29 10 12:54 pm  Link  Quote 
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Drew Santos
Posts: 2,504
Irvine, California, US


April does not do group shoots and rarely does workshops. After heavy negotiations, she is coming to ours since we only bring gorgeous models. Reserve her 1 on 1s as she will be sold out.

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Apr 29 10 03:44 pm  Link  Quote 
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Brian Cardenas
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Los Angeles, California, US


i'm in, i'll leave the lawnmower at home though smile
Apr 29 10 05:49 pm  Link  Quote 
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Bright Candle Photo
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Los Angeles, California, US


ohhh April wink

Just got my preorder email from PCB!! Bad thing is I was about to buy a new lens sad

Einstien or 17-55 F/2.8!? Ahhhhhh!!!!
Apr 29 10 07:45 pm  Link  Quote 
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John Chennavasin
Posts: 598
Santa Ana, California, US


Bright Candle Photo wrote:
ohhh April wink

Just got my preorder email from PCB!! Bad thing is I was about to buy a new lens sad

Einstien or 17-55 F/2.8!? Ahhhhhh!!!!

Used 17-55mm f/2.8 lenses go for around $1000, so theoretically you could have money for both. I've used the lens extensively for the past four months and find the range to be a bit limiting for my tastes.

Apr 29 10 08:14 pm  Link  Quote 
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Kent Kay Photography
Posts: 247
Palm Springs, California, US


John Chennavasin wrote:

Used 17-55mm f/2.8 lenses go for around $1000, so theoretically you could have money for both. I've used the lens extensively for the past four months and find the range to be a bit limiting for my tastes.

I have this lens... and do wish it went to 70 mm often.

Apr 29 10 09:14 pm  Link  Quote 
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Kent Kay Photography
Posts: 247
Palm Springs, California, US


I'm going to miss Danica again!!!  And now April!!!
Apr 29 10 09:15 pm  Link  Quote 
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Karl Yamashita
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Wildomar, California, US


Bright Candle Photo wrote:
ohhh April wink

Just got my preorder email from PCB!! Bad thing is I was about to buy a new lens sad

Einstien or 17-55 F/2.8!? Ahhhhhh!!!!

I had the 17-55, big piece of crap. I could never get any sharp images from it. I sold it and got the 24-70 and i am  pretty happy with that lens.

I got my einsein yesterday and at the same time i got an email for my second pre-order, lol.

Apr 29 10 11:45 pm  Link  Quote 
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Bright Candle Photo
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Los Angeles, California, US


Karl Yamashita wrote:

I had the 17-55, big piece of crap. I could never get any sharp images from it. I sold it and got the 24-70 and i am  pretty happy with that lens.

I got my einsein yesterday and at the same time i got an email for my second pre-order, lol.

Ill rent the 24-70 and decide from there i guess.

Apr 30 10 12:40 am  Link  Quote 
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Kent Kay Photography
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Palm Springs, California, US


Karl Yamashita wrote:
I sold it and got the 24-70 and i am  pretty happy with that lens.

Is this the one your talking about?
http://www.adorama.com/Als/ProductPage/CA2470AFU.html

I just scanned through all my photos from this weekend and didn't shoot one under 24mm... even though I was using the 17-55...  wow. now I'm thinking the 24-70 may have been the way to go.

Apr 30 10 12:42 am  Link  Quote 
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Bright Candle Photo
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Los Angeles, California, US


Kent Kay Photography wrote:

Is this the one your talking about?
http://www.adorama.com/Als/ProductPage/CA2470AFU.html

I just scanned through all my photos from this weekend and didn't shoot one under 24mm... even though I was using the 17-55...  wow. now I'm thinking the 24-70 may have been the way to go.

Kent, Karl & I dont use the other brand tongue
http://www.adorama.com/Als/ProductPage/NK2470AFSU.html

Apr 30 10 12:51 am  Link  Quote 
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Rich Masuda
Posts: 364
Anaheim, California, US


Bright Candle Photo wrote:
Kent, Karl & I dont use the other brand tongue
http://www.adorama.com/Als/ProductPage/NK2470AFSU.html

Oh, U have the 2nd rate brand wink

Apr 30 10 01:44 am  Link  Quote 
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Bright Candle Photo
Posts: 1,247
Los Angeles, California, US


Rich Masuda wrote:

Oh, U have the 2nd rate brand wink

Rich I usually dont hit little people, but ill bring my knee pads so I can look at you eye to eye before we fight lol

Apr 30 10 01:49 am  Link  Quote 
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Karl Yamashita
Posts: 3,292
Wildomar, California, US


Rich Masuda wrote:
Oh, U have the 2nd rate brand wink

If you say so. The other lens seems to be lighter in weight so it must be cheap plastic lol That's why it costs less than a real quality lens.

Hey umm, didn't a 85mm f/1.2 lens just like fall off a Canon body and hit the ground recently at Chanel's M&G? That's Canon quality for you. ROFL!!!

Apr 30 10 02:03 am  Link  Quote 
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Top Dog Photo
Posts: 354
Los Angeles, California, US


Bright Candle Photo wrote:

Rich I usually dont hit little people, but ill bring my knee pads so I can look at you eye to eye before we fight lol

wtf...I am not going to let u talk to rich like that....rich, I will put you over my shoulders so u can kick his ass! rofl (I kiddddd, I kiddd, bad dog, bad dog)

Apr 30 10 06:22 am  Link  Quote 
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Drew Santos
Posts: 2,504
Irvine, California, US


Karl Yamashita wrote:

If you say so. The other lens seems to be lighter in weight so it must be cheap plastic lol That's why it costs less than a real quality lens.

Hey umm, didn't a 85mm f/1.2 lens just like fall off a Canon body and hit the ground recently at Chanel's M&G? That's Canon quality for you. ROFL!!!

Um, that was a user error. You just wish you guys have an 85mm 1.2 just like ours.

Apr 30 10 07:28 am  Link  Quote 
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Jonathan Ocab
Posts: 580
Riverside, California, US


John Chennavasin wrote:

Used 17-55mm f/2.8 lenses go for around $1000, so theoretically you could have money for both. I've used the lens extensively for the past four months and find the range to be a bit limiting for my tastes.

If you're talking about the Canon version, the EF-S 17-55 f/2.8 IS goes for $1100 new. You can probably find it used on the Canon forums for $900.

That said, the only reason I never bought it was because of the constant complaints of the build quality.

1. The IS motor supposedly has been known to wear out / break on a more frequent basis than in any other Canon IS lens.

2. The sealing on the 17-55 is poor, and supposedly results in quite a bit of dust getting inside the lens (often specks appear on the front element, inside surface). BTW: There is a guide where someone shows how to take the front element off for cleaning.

I rented the Canon 24-70 which I used at the Drew/Karl Carlsbad shoot last Sunday, and that's the lens I need to buy. But I'm still waiting on the rumored soon to be released Canon 24-70 f/2.8 IS model. I was curious to see how that model will be priced, and if it will affect pricing on the current 24-70.

I had the opportunity to get a 24-70 used locally for $1K, but didn't jump on it because I didn't want to pull money out of savings to get it. I should have though... oh well.

I sold a bunch of my lenses to consolidate focal ranges. I'm currently down to a 35mm f/1.4L and a 70-200 f/2.8L IS II, with the hopes of adding the 24-70 f/2.8 (IS or non-IS) soon.

Apr 30 10 07:41 am  Link  Quote 
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Rich Masuda
Posts: 364
Anaheim, California, US


Top Dog Photography wrote:

wtf...I am not going to let u talk to rich like that....rich, I will put you over my shoulders so u can kick his ass! rofl (I kiddddd, I kiddd, bad dog, bad dog)

Don't worry Dog.......Drew told me he normally see Mark in his knee pads and on his knees all the time smile

Apr 30 10 07:54 am  Link  Quote 
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