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My golf game did NOT improve after getting a new set of clubs!

Discussion in 'Native Lenses' started by thomastaesu, Mar 6, 2013.

  1. thomastaesu

    thomastaesu Mu-43 Regular

    Nov 16, 2012
    ATL, GA
    Just like my photos did not improve after getting O75. *sigh*

    Having fun with that shallow dof though. Can't wait to go to the botanical garden for the special orchids display.
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  2. DeeJayK

    DeeJayK Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Feb 8, 2011
    Pacific Northwest, USA
    Yeah, it's easy to fall into the trap that the next purchase is going to be the thing that makes you a great photographer -- I've fallen victim to that sort of thinking often. Of course, the only way to REALLY improve is to get out and shoot and new equipment can sometimes spur at least a short term increase in the motivation to do just that, so the occasional investment is not wasted.

    Also that O75 looks like an incredible lens. It's certainly on my wishlist but for now I have my C-mount 75mm/f1.4 to provide at least a taste of what that lens offers.

    Have fun shooting with it and come back and share some of those orchid shots.
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  3. GaryAyala

    GaryAyala Mu-43 Legend

    Jan 2, 2011
    But using those new clubs over and over and over and over will improve your game.


    PS- I strongly suggest not to take your clubs to the botanical gardens, they probably wouldn't appreciate those divits.
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  4. drd1135

    drd1135 Zen Snapshooter Subscribing Member

    Mar 17, 2011
    Southwest Virginia
    Some times a new FL can help. If you get your first goo tele-zoom, birds and animals at least become a possibility.
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  5. MikeR_GF1

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  6. woof

    woof Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Oct 18, 2011
    The present.
    I used to participate in two gear-heavy gravity sports. People chased 100ths of seconds with gear. It was pretty well known and I think agreed that before the point of competing in the 100ths of seconds, the (more expensive, "best") gear meant very little.

    I'll leave it at that.

  7. kevinparis

    kevinparis Cantankerous Scotsman Subscribing Member

    Feb 12, 2010
    Gent, Belgium
    Gravity sports?..... isn't that most people call falling ?


  8. woof

    woof Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Oct 18, 2011
    The present.

    Yes, I suppose sane people do. (Having since joined the sane... I feel I can speak to both sides.)

    The gear is just a way to manage the fall.

  9. GaryAyala

    GaryAyala Mu-43 Legend

    Jan 2, 2011
    I manage to fall without any gear.
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  10. dogs100

    dogs100 Mu-43 All-Pro Subscribing Member

    Nov 12, 2011
    N Devon UK
    too many glasses of wine does that for me ... cheaper!!
  11. entropicremnants

    entropicremnants Mu-43 All-Pro

    Jul 16, 2012
    John Griggs
    Won't necessarily improve a game -- BUT: if you were missing some clubs, getting a new putter or whatever might make it possible to shoot a better game on some courses.

    I figure I'll beat this metaphor up too, lol.
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  12. RobWatson

    RobWatson Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Ah, falling with grace is not the same as a fall from grace! A girl named Grace told me that...
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  13. flash

    flash Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Apr 29, 2010
    1 hour from Sydney Australia.
    Falling never killed anyone.....

    Landing on the other hand.....

    Anyhow, I always thought that wine was an expensive way to fall. Spinning in a cirlce like a 3 years old is cheap and much more fun.

  14. efoo

    efoo Mu-43 Regular

    Jun 5, 2012
    Sydney, Australia
    Haha, drink some more and the next time you walk across the room to get your next drink, you might even win the dance competition :biggrin: :drinks:
  15. RevBob

    RevBob Super Moderator Subscribing Member

    Jun 4, 2011
    NorthWestern PA
    I think this thread zigged when it should have zagged . . . or something . . . :biggrin: :biggrin:
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  16. entropicremnants

    entropicremnants Mu-43 All-Pro

    Jul 16, 2012
    John Griggs
    ...and then it fell down... :rolleyes: 
  17. GaryAyala

    GaryAyala Mu-43 Legend

    Jan 2, 2011
    Drinking and posting doesn't mix.
  18. Hyubie

    Hyubie Unique like everyone else

    Oct 15, 2010
    Can we ask Rory McIlroy to attest to this? His game even got worse... :biggrin: So there's much to be said about "old" but well-used (and very familiar) gear.
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