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for the ones that are interested, in the February issue of Sport Auto there is a bonus DVD about Ferrari. altough i bought the magazine 2 weeks ago i still have to look at it.
but here's a description of what should be on it
a lot of exclusif pics
reportages about the Enzo, 612 Scaglietti, 360 Spider, F430 & 575 GTC
and a visit to the Factory

the magazine itself has about 20 pages about Ferrari
and articles about Murcie Roadster Vs Zonda Roadster & Aston V8 Vantage
 

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Dj Dirk said:
for the ones that are interested, in the February issue of Sport Auto there is a bonus DVD about Ferrari. altough i bought the magazine 2 weeks ago i still have to look at it.
but here's a description of what should be on it
a lot of exclusif pics
reportages about the Enzo, 612 Scaglietti, 360 Spider, F430 & 575 GTC
and a visit to the Factory

the magazine itself has about 20 pages about Ferrari
and articles about Murcie Roadster Vs Zonda Roadster & Aston V8 Vantage
Thaks for the info Dirk. I've just arrived in Melbourne this morning and I will certainly be go to the bookstore for it.

Just bought me a Nikon 70-200mm F2.8, hope to test it at Albert Park next Friday! :)
 

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nice lens, are you using a convertor in it aswell? and whats the diameter on it

oh, btw, that is a french magazine
so i don't know if you can find it in australie, unless in specialized stores
 

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nice lens, are you using a convertor in it aswell? and whats the diameter on it
No, I don't know how to use the convertor, besides I just picked it up just before I left for the airport. That was the last of the batch that was in the Nikon agent's stock. It's cheap here RM6,500 about 1,275 Euro. I'll have to get familiar with it first, then I see what else I need.

oh, btw, that is a french magazine
so i don't know if you can find it in australie, unless in specialized stores
Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhh... just my luck!!! :cry:
 

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a convertor is something you place inbetween the body & the lens, to get an even bigger zoom, just looked up your new addition and i think i found it, and then you did get a good price on it, just checked it with where i get my stuff, and you paid €300 less then
 

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a convertor is something you place inbetween the body & the lens, to get an even bigger zoom, just looked up your new addition and i think i found it, and then you did get a good price on it, just checked it with where i get my stuff, and you paid €300 less then
I got a friend to check it for me on his last trip to Tokyo and it's more expensive even there. Normally they're cheaper! So I knew the price here had not been revised, so I had to have it before the new stock come in. In fact they were sold out in the city stores and my normal camera shop had to get it direct from the Nikon importer, that's why I only got it the day I left. It's light and it's got the anti-shake mechanism so I it's handy.

Doesn't the converter compromise the quality of the photos? I suppose it's acceptable or Nikon will not make the converters. Will get one in time for the Malaysian GP, I hope. :D
 

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most convertors give 1 f-stop loss, so your f2.8 would become f3.8, but on a norma/sunny day you wouldn't notice anything from that, but your lens would be enlarged by 1.4, 1.7or 2 so your 200mm could become a 400mm
if you use the 1.4x converter you lose 1 stop, making it a f4.0 lens
2.0x converter you lose 2 stops, making it a f5.8 lens

I would love to buy original 2.8 lenses for my new camera, but they are 1200 euro each, and I want at least 2 to start with. That is pretty expensive for a student, so I will buy the Sigma 2.8 lenses, saving around 1200 euro's :), a little less quality, but a huge amount of money spared.
 
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