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  • January 4, 2008

    Lens for sale

    I’m selling one of my camera lenses — the Sigma 18-50mm f/2.8 EX DC Macro. Yes, that’s quite a mouthful. (That’s what she said. ZING!) I bought this lens to take pictures of food in restaurants (lots of samples here), but I purchased a Canon 35mm f/1.4 L lens a few weeks ago and that serves my needs a little better.

    Sigma lenses are a relative bargain. This one, shooting at an F/2.8 aperture, is fast, light-weight, and focuses very close (7.9″ from the sensor). Sigma lenses occasionally have focus issues when they ship, so I had this one calibrated by Sigma to ensure that it’s accurate.

    The lens is $600+ list, and $381 on Amazon. I’m selling mine for $300 plus shipping, including the original box, case, manual, etc. — and again, it’s already been calibrated. Sigma lenses offer a three-year warranty, and this one is less than six months old, and rarely used. Shoot me an email if you’re interested. And don’t forget to check out the samples.

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    January 2, 2008

    Facebook. Sigh.

    After many months of resisting, I finally gave in and started a Facebook account two days ago. It is, admittedly, infinitely better than MySpace, which I absolutely hate. As I’ve said before, I have a pretty speedy computer, but if your MySpace profile brings my machine to a screeching halt trying to render 7 YouTube videos on top of your stupid unicorn full-screen image while playing some lame-ass Josh Groban song that launches in an external application — maybe you can slim it down a hair. Facebook also lacks the MySpace spam. (Thanks for the friend invite, LicketySlit, but I’m going to decline, although I’m sure your webcam is “hot,” as promised.) So, if you have a Facebook account, find me and let’s be “friends.”

    AEJ and I went to the Rose Parade yesterday. It was fun, and we had great seats, but some of the protesters confused me a little. This was either two separate groups, one a single group that was definitely getting ahead of itself. Let’s elect him first, people.

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