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Aaron N. Tubbs

Dragon chaser.

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  • I love my ten inch chef’s knife. Its weight and balance is excellent, and it’s sharp as hell. But I discovered something today. It doesn’t work well on an eight-inch cutting board. Obvious, I suppose.
  • I was disappointed with the Newman’s Own Cab. The mourvedre from Spain was pretty damn good for a $10 bottle. For the money, I still have a hard time beating Spanish reds.

Two more things popped into mind, though they have nothing to do with this stuff:

  • I still love my 17-40/4L. I can’t help but love the versatility. I’m sure I’d enjoy the extra light and focusing capability in the 16-35/2.8L, but for the size, weight, and money, this lens remains (to my thinking) the best value in Canon glass, especially on a crop factor body.
  • All of that said, I still like carrying my 50/1.4 around. The things are dirt cheap new now ($300 or so), but I’ve my example since the nineties, and it’s still my favorite lens. It’s more telephoto than I want for walking around on a crop body, but every time I use this lens it puts a smile on my face. Can’t wait to use it with a full-frame body again someday. Canon, you can count on me when you update the 5D.