October 01, 2003
Ok. So my intentions were all the best when I bought my Palm Tungsten T back in January. I got all the software, 128Mb extra memory, hard case and the works, but in the end I've found that although I use the Palm Desktop calendar-software extensively on my laptop, I rarely go anywhere taking Palm only and not my laptop, it's either both or none, resulting in very little use of the Palm.
While I paid 314 Pounds for it at Dixon's tax free, it now sells for 299 Euro (about 210 pounds, tax included) at fnac.fr, and I'm selling it to a colleague with the memory card and hardcase for this price minus a decent friendly discount. A fair enough deal for both parties (better than getting 0 back & using it as an expensive paperweight...)
Now, my thoughts move in the direction of "reinvestment" - a tele zoom lens for my Canon EOS 10D, maybe? Does my bum look big in this? (picture 2/3 down the page)...
I bought the Sigma 70-200mm f2.8 EX APO IF HSM for my 10D a few months and at $699 at B&H I think it's a very good lens for the price. It's a bit slower and probably a bit heavier than the original Canon lens, but being a amateur with nobody else than myself to pay for the equipment I think this a much better purchase than the Canon 70-200/2.8. Compared to the Canon 70-200/4 you'll get one aperture stop "for free"
I mostly use my 70-200 for shooting concerts and I've seen a few pro photographers using this (and other) Sigma lenses.
Another thing - if you didn't buy the battery grib and the E1 handstrap I suggest you buy these if you get a long/heavy lens like a 70-200
Yeah, my palm is gathering dust in some drawer.
Back in my days as a professional photographer, I scraped together enough to buy a Nikon 80-200/2.8D, and I have never spent better money on photographic equipment, I think. It can be used for everything. I prioritized the wide aperture back then, but if you haven't got the money or the subjects to justify a 2.8, what could be better than the 4.0? Don't hesitate, just buy. You won't regret it.
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