My wife refused... (Nikon wide angle revisted)

Discussion in 'Nikon' started by Matt Clara, Mar 2, 2004.

  1. Matt Clara

    Matt Clara Guest condone the purchase of the 17-35mm AFS IF-ED geewhiz wonder lens.
    But she didn't say "no", either, so I bought one off of ebay tonight for a
    Now I feel guilty, but there's a little smile inside shining through!
    Matt Clara, Mar 2, 2004
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    Guest Guest

    Way to go, Matt!!!! :)

    Guest, Mar 2, 2004
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    Alan Browne Guest

    A marriage made in heaven:

    M: Wow, I really think I've decided on a new lens
    W: No, Matt, we've discussed this and agreed, no more lenses for a while.
    M: But Honey! I'll do all the painting, I promise, starting with the
    living room.
    W: NO new lens
    M: And tear out the bathroom and re-build, I promise, before your
    parents visit in May.
    W: NO new lens
    M: And I'll attend those Wed. evening art apreciation classes with you,
    I promise
    W: NO, NO, NO, Read my lips: " NO new lens !!! "
    M: But, Honey, I'll buy a used one from e-bay, and save a bundle!!
    W: Well, how much will you save?
    M: Oh, you know, HUNDREDS!.
    W: Well, if you do all those things and save hundreds, then okay honey,
    I know you work hard and photography is your hobby...

    2 hours later...

    M: Yippee, I won a lens on e-bay.
    W: Great Honey, how much did you pay?
    M: And we'll go to Hawaii next winter, I promise.
    W: HOW MUCH?
    M: And you know, we can get enough money for your old klunker to buy a
    new mini-van for you, if we trade in those low yield bonds.
    W: <tapping foot, crossed arms> HOW MUCH DID YOU PAY FOR THE LENS!
    M: Well, honey, you have to understand it's one of the finest lenses
    there is, all my really good friends on r.p.e.35mm (even that jerk Alan)
    said to get one.
    W: How MUCH DID YOU PAY????!!!!
    M: Oh, listen the baby's crying.... I'll go see what's up! <runs>

    ....Will Matt survive?

    ....stay tuned....for the next chapter of
    "MATT'S CONFESSIONS: I was a wide angle wascal."
    Alan Browne, Mar 2, 2004
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    Paul Guest

    Way to go, Matt!!!! :)


    This poor sucker is gonna pay in ways he can't even imagine.
    Paul, Mar 2, 2004
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    Mike Guest

    ROFL ......aint it the truth LOL !!!!!!!
    Mike, Mar 2, 2004
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    Jim Waggener Guest

    ...Will Matt survive?
    lol! good one!
    Jim Waggener, Mar 2, 2004
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    Lewis Lang Guest

    Subject: My wife refused... (Nikon wide angle revisted)
    My congratulations... and condolences... you know what I mean about both ;-).
    Maybe time to tak ethe wife out to dinner to show her you appreciate her more
    than the lens you bought.

    P.S. - Shhhhhhhhhh, don't tel the lens this, it might get jealous ;-). Better
    yet show her the check you got from the shot you got (and sold to apublisher)
    w/ your "new" used eBay lens and tell her that the lens paid for dinner and
    then some ;-).
    Lewis Lang, Mar 2, 2004
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    Lionel Guest

    Kibo informs me that Alan Browne <>
    stated that:


    Nice one Alan. ;)
    Lionel, Mar 2, 2004
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    Mark M Guest

    You're not alone...
    I just spent $1350 (OUCH!) on a monitor... Haven't mentioned the price to
    the wife yet...
    -But aaaah...What a sweet image it is!
    This is a "little" experiment in photo editing using a flat panel.
    So far I am quite pleasantly surprised at the results
    While I know the limitations of individual pixels compared to teh guns of a
    CRT, I'm sick and tired of my ever-shifting colors on my monster-big Sony

    -Guilty in San Diego

    PS... I got my punishment tonight, though, when my largest hard-drive went
    boom (160GB).
    Mark M, Mar 2, 2004
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    TP Guest

    Enjoy the moment ... because some day soon, it will be ...


    TP, Mar 2, 2004
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    Jim Phelps Guest

    After Loraine Bobett I always remember. They know when you're sleeping ;~)

    You are a brave man.
    Jim Phelps, Mar 2, 2004
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    Matt Clara Guest

    LOL! Good one, Alan, and there's some truth in there, too. But really, she
    never did say "no". Her actual words were, I won't condone it. Turns out
    I've got an inquiry on an old Marlin lever action buffalo rifle I inherited
    (along with about five other rifles and shotguns)--worth a couple grand, it
    is. So, I may just get out of this one in good graces yet!
    Plus I got up with the darling little one three times last night, letting my
    wife sleep. I'm exhausted today, but the guilt is dissipating!
    Now if I can only keep that up 'til the rifle sells . . .
    Matt Clara, Mar 2, 2004
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    Alan Browne Guest occurs to me that you could go to rec.hunting and put up a FS/FA
    and see how you rate on their spam-o-meter... father had two Winchester 30-30's that he sold (for a very good
    price at the time) and regretted it ever after.
    Alan Browne, Mar 2, 2004
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    Mike Guest

    Matt, I live next to a guy who collects guns. Shoot me some photos and
    prices I'll pass em on.
    Mike, Mar 2, 2004
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    Deathwalker Guest


    Methinks you have a lot of DIY to do. Also sit through a few "chick flicks"
    with her. Yentl is a good place to start.

    Deathwalker, Mar 2, 2004
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    Jim Waggener Guest

    CRT, I'm sick and tired of my ever-shifting colors on my monster-big Sony
    What'd ya get Mark?
    Jim Waggener, Mar 2, 2004
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    The Dave© Guest

    Obviously from a man who's "been there... done that".
    The Dave©, Mar 2, 2004
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    Bowzah Guest

    Ya done good. You won't regret that purchase for one second, after the
    initial guilt fades. Mine faded after the first roll of Velvia came back.
    Tremendous lens, by any measure.
    Bowzah, Mar 2, 2004
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    Alan Browne Guest

    ........ ;-) .......... no comment.
    Alan Browne, Mar 2, 2004
  20. What happened, did a Buffalo move in across the street?
    Martin Francis, Mar 2, 2004
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