Published photos in new book

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  1. George Farmer

    George Farmer Founder Staff Member

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    Microcosm, a US publisher, are releasing a planted aquarium book by Mary Sweeney this summer.

    I'm pretty excited by any new book on plants, but especially as this features twenty of my photos. I'm quite surprised to be honest as most were taken with my old compact cameras.

    I'm also excited because it means I can now afford, without any question from my wonderful wife, a new macro lens for my Canon 10D. I'm getting a Canon 100mm f2.8 Macro, that's a pretty nice lens.
     
  2. Steve Smith

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    Congrats George :) Were they pics of your own tanks or a mixture of other stuff? Whats the book going to be called?
     
  3. George Farmer

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    Thanks, Steve.

    My photos are a mixture of my older aquascapes and plant/fish macros. Nothing special really. Many of them are from my old 2MP compact so the prints will be small.

    I can't remember the book title right now (I'm at work), I'll let you know soon. I get two complementary copies when it's released.
     
  4. Dan Crawford

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    Nice one brother!

    Farmer's going global hey, love your work.
     
  5. Martin

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    Nice one George, World Domination beckons, now if you can just sort out the global credit crisis and world peace , you can have the weekend off! :D
     
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  7. George Farmer

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    Thanks, everyone!

    Kel - that's it. Release date Aug '08.
     
  8. Garuf

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    congratulations George, how did all that come about then?
     
  9. Arana

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    Congrats mate, nice 1 :D
     
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    Congratulations George! Nice one. Will look out for the book come summertime. Have fun with the macro! :D

    Cheers,
     
  11. a1Matt

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    ditto :D
     
  12. TDI-line

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    That's great news George.
     
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    Good work George :)

    Sam
     
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    oo, well done george!
    and from what I hear, that is a quality lens, you wont be disappointed
     
  15. George Farmer

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    Thanks, everyone.

    Thanks. I can't wait to try it out. I'm off to 'test drive' one tomorrow. Next is a flash gun...
     
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    Thats a quality lens indeed, but for taking shots of tanks I would rather go for the 50mm or 60mm macro lenses, ortherwise you need to stand quite a bit far to take full tanks shots ;) I have a Tamron 90mm macro which as been voted the best macro lens, beatting the Canon and Nikon macro lens. Not by much though, you won't be disapointed.
     
  17. George Farmer

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    Thanks for the tips.

    I have a Sigma 17-35mm f.8-4.0 that I use for full-tank shots in my hallway (and landscapes). The 100mm will be fine for tanks in my living room, and macros, of course.

    I may invest in some small primes at a later date.

    I'll look into the Tamron 90mm a bit more but I hear the Canon is superior... http://photo.net/equipment/canon/can-tam-macro/
     
  18. LondonDragon

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    The differences are not really much considering what you want the lens for, the main difference is on price, but if that doesn't matter then go for the Canon ;)

    Some tests I did to see what it was like:

    EDIT: Removed images!
     
  19. George Farmer

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    Unfortunately I can't see the pics right now due to security settings on my work computer.

    I'll go with the Canon. I may get into portrait stuff too, that this lens is also good for. Any photography stuff I get is tax deductable so I may as well get the best I can afford. I'm already waiting for Canon to bring out the successor to the 5D... Don't tell the missus though! ;)
     
  20. LondonDragon

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    Used a difference site for photo hosting which is not very good, have re-upped the photos:

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