theSandySaab
Member

Nice pictures, looks like alot of fun…
Wish I could have been there…

JoppeVR
Member

Nice header and lovely pics.
Have fun today! 😀 😀 😀

david.baxter
Member

No Beer and Saucages? Why this name when no advertising motto is seen…

No 9
Member

HAVE A GREAT FEST!
Doing this in Trollhättan sends a strong message to the Swedish Press. Bravo!

MarkoA
Member

FunTastic!! Thank you for all the pics! So great!!!

MarkoA
Member

Got to love all those cool Saab wheels..

MarkoA
Member

I love that 9-4X. I can´t believe I´m saying this, but I´d buy one in a second if I only could! It would be so great to have 9-3SC, 9-5SC and 9-4X.. whoahh….

Jake
Member

Fun stuff!

Rune-that’s quite the camera you have there… 😀

rune
Member
I was using one of my smallest lenses in an attempt of not being too conspicuous. FWIW: I’ve been on a couple of safaris and have a 500/4 lens in my closet, as well as a 200/1.8 that I picked up on a whim. Normally I shoot with a 24-70/2.8 and a 70-200/2.8 (they both feel extremely light after using the 500/4). Indoors I struggle quite a bit, but outside I sometimes redeem myself. I still take too few pictures. Yesterday I took only 128. I need a little more practice for these kind of events. (giraffes are easier, because… Read more »
Jake
Member

Must be some beautiful shots you get with that 200 f/1.8… Even so, that’s an impressive collection! I’m going to be getting my first tele zoom for my new Pentax K-r pretty soon… I can’t tell you how much I love photography… Glad you guys made it there!

rune
Member

Yeah, the 200/1.8 is a beaut! Amazing bokeh and the short depth-of-field can really provide some stunning results. But… There is a but. It weighs 3+ kg or so. It isn’t a lens that travels well, so it sees very little use unfortunately. Nor am I into portraits, so that further limits its use.

Have you considered simply going with a tele prime? That’ll give you sharper images and bigger apertures, but you’ll forego of the convenience of a zoom of course.

Jake
Member

Well… Tele prime would be nice, but right now, my kit lens is an 18-55, and I’d like to complete the range until 300… Once I have range out of the way, I’d probably get a nice pancake-style f/2.8 or lower lens (not wide angle) but that’s a ways away… Now, what brand and model do you use?

Jake
Member

Nevermind… Just looked at the exif data 😀

rune
Member

“Pancake-style”? Is that what you young folks call the big aperture lenses these days? 🙂

The big apertures from Canon are very bulky. Not sure they would live up to the term “pancake-style”. 🙂 Good thing I am eating my breakfast now.

300mm on an APS-C sized sensor should give you a lot of reach. Most Saabs pose quite willingly for pictures, so I rarely use my tele these days. 😉

Jake
Member

Well… I’d be looking at Pentax lenses, such as this one.

rune
Member

Aaah, I see. That one is a very neat prime! (the small aperture seems to be a tradeoff for that design though)

I have not paid much attention to non-Canon kit, so I haven’t come across those pancake designs before. I’ve been told there are designs that offer much flater lenses, but can’t recall having seen one in real life (or in a picture for that matter).

cakewalker
Member
Pentax do seem to revel in doing things their own way when it comes to lenses. I don’t think they make a direct competitor to the fast sports lenses Canon and Nikon have (the white Canon L lenses, for instance), but have poured their heart and soul into these idiosyncratic Limited prime lenses. I don’t know if it’s an urban myth, but apparently the peculiar focal lengths (31mm, 43mm etc.) came about as a consequence of optical-perfection-obsessed designers choosing focal lengths determined to provide artistically satisfying fields of view, then finding out what the number was, rather than designing the… Read more »
w3c validator
Guest

You go FF or? You should try the 16-35 f/2.8 II.. that’s a good one also! 😉

(So camera-nerdy we are right now…)

rune
Member

FF yup. I am rarely at the wide angle end. 28 is usually plenty wide for me. And I have a 20/2.8 around in case I need to go wider.

Any thoughts on how to best frame a Saab? A quick check of the exif info seems to suggest I usually stay at a normal length (~45mm) standing to the side a bit so I get the full side of the car as well as most of the front. (I often sit down a bit too to get a lower viewpoint)

Jake
Member

Also, can we have a close-up of the TurboStar wheels on the grey-ish 9-5 Aero in pictures 29 and 30? I love those things, and I’d like a high-res version…

Thanks!

MarkoA
Member

My thoughts exactly! 😀

mattea
Member

What is it the Chalmers students testing in the reed 9-3 pic 81-84

Baracuda
Member

Was a big pleasure to attend this cool event and meet all you guys there.

Rogge
Member

Thanks for a beautiful and glorious day! That brings happy to me and do so i Belief in the Futures !!!!

And thanks all on SU some do this day !
And thanks all there out some believe on SAAB!!

***we came we saw we conquered***

supervector
Member

Hy. I’m very sad not be at October fest. I read on Italian bestseller car magazine “Quattroruote” abt Saab situation and immediately subscribe to SAABUnited. I’ll buy a new 9.5 sw xwd a.s.a.p. In the meanwhile I drive my 9.5 sw tdi vector. What a car!!!!!!!!!
I’m planning a trip to Trollhattan with my family even if I think not earlier than next summer.
Greetings from Venice Italy

Carlo A
Member

Hi
in July I belive there will be the SAAB Festival… a good reason to go.
Greetings from Torino.

Troels, Denmark
Member

I would like to say THANK YOU tom Tim and the whole Saabsunited-crew for their work with this vey nice arrangement! 🙂

phermansson
Member

Thank you Troels from taking the time to come up to Trollhättan =) It was great meeting you! =)

skn
Member

I love the banner with the fall leaves – especially since it’s my car featured 🙂

Beautiful event – Wish I was there – it’s clear now that Saab will make it – and now its just waiting and rebuilding. What a great way to carry us across the chasm.

skn

MK
Member

Thank you all for a great day!
I came 8.45 and I was supposed to be there in only 2-3 hours, but didn’t get away until after 15.00. 🙂

Anders
Member

Now back in denmark (aalborg) we miss you already. Thank you to all involved for a great event, and nice stay i Trollhattan. We sure are ready to come up there again as soon you wave the flag. The next big job you have is finishing the road-construction from Göteborg and north to Trollh. 🙂
Anders & Rasmus Östergaard

Bengt in Scania
Member

Thanks for a nice weekend in Trollhättan!

You find my pictures here!

ArchDandy
Member

Thank´s for the weekend SaabUnited Team, ANA, MapTun and Hirsch.
It´s was well organized and Trollhättan was a beautiful city.

I am even more addicted to Saab!

Cheers Eric, Sundsvall

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