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Lenses / Re: Canon EF 16-35 f/4L IS Sample Images
« on: June 30, 2014, 07:24:55 AM »
To me, IS is a great feature that a larger aperture cannot provide. Imagine shooting a moving train in a metro station like the one in Washington DC. You want the train to be blurry while keeping the unique architecture sharp. F2.8 is not gonna help. You need that fantastic IS. I had a 16-35 I, and seldom shot at 2.8. For low light shooting 2.8 is just not fast enough.

A tripod can do the same thing. However - a tripod cannot get you an extra stop of light.

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The current Sigma 85 f1.4 continually amazes me, it is tack sharp wide open, and jaw dropping stopped down to 2.8. I don't see that they could improve much on the sharpness, I guess it does have minor CA (less than Canon's seemingly) so I am surprised they are redoing it. Perhaps it is just to bring it into USB configuration?

I don't feel the need to sell mine to upgrade, I guess those without an 85 will be interested though.

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Is there anything in particular that anyone would like me to try out with it?  I have a 5D3 and a 600EX-RT.

Awesome! Can u plz do some repeat tests of 2nd curtain sync?

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Pricewatch Deals / Re: Canon EF 24-70 f/4L IS $899
« on: December 20, 2013, 04:20:36 PM »
I paid $1100 for a white boxed version of this lens a few months back and couldn't be happier. I wanted sharp and minimal distortion at 24, and it delivers (much better than 24-105 here). I wanted small and light, with IS and it delivers. Exactly what I wanted in a 24-XX lens, don't need f2.8 in that range either. Great for enviro portraits, event work, studio. Plenty of use for it!

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Reviews / Re: Review - Canon EF 17-40mm f/4L
« on: September 30, 2013, 08:30:56 AM »
I read the review, and think the lens sounds like the right choice for me. Then I came in here and found 90% dissatisfied reviews!

I think paired with my 35L on my 5D3 that a stopped down UWA would be a nice pairing - don't really need the 2.8, as it would be predominately used for enviro/editorial portraits.

I am wondering, how does the 17-40 go on a 5D3 in event work? Paired with a 600-EX perhaps?

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Third Party Manufacturers / Re: Rumored Sigma Lenses Coming in the Next Year
« on: September 09, 2013, 09:26:20 PM »
The 24-105mm looks interesting to me.  Canon's 'L' comparable model has never impressed me.

Me too - with image quality up to Sigma's recent lenses, this could be a great release and you would think it would be priced below Canon's 24-70f4.

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Lenses / Re: Rebate Ending Soon? When's The Next One?
« on: January 31, 2013, 06:38:34 PM »
Does the rebate ending in the USA mean the prices on the grey market will rise? Am close to ordering a couple of things, and can't really rush the purchases!

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Pricewatch Deals / Re: Canon USA Rebates End on Saturday
« on: January 31, 2013, 06:36:59 PM »
Does the rebate ending in the USA mean the prices on the grey market will rise? Am close to ordering a couple of things, and can't really rush the purchases!

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Lenses / Re: Canon 100mm macro IS vs non-IS - any further input?
« on: January 06, 2013, 05:39:57 AM »
Correct me if I'm wrong, but I think L glass is covered by worldwide warranty where as non-L is covered by a warranty from the region you purchased the lens in, ie Australia, Asia, Eu, or America. So if you're purchased a lens of eBay from a grey market reseller, you'd be better off with the L glass. Resell value may also hold up a little better. But why would you ever want to sell the 100mm macro, they're awesome.  ;D

No longer the case, since late 2011 I believe Canon changed their warranty to only cover L lenses within the country they are sold from, just like everything else Canon.

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Lenses / Re: EF 24-70 f/4L IS Resolution Tests
« on: January 04, 2013, 06:49:58 PM »
From the tests it seems reasonably sharp. It is weather sealed, has IS, is small, and has a lot less distortion. It would be perfect to carry as a companion to a couple of primes.

Exactly what I hoped this lens would be! I agree, overpriced still but hoping to add it to my 35/85/100 kit (along with a 70-200).

Just hope it has corner sharpness stopped down and I am sold!

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Lenses / Re: Canon EF 24-70 f/4L IS Coming [CR3]
« on: January 04, 2013, 02:43:47 AM »
Any purchases or reviews yet??

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Lenses / Re: Canon EF 24-70 f/4L IS Coming [CR3]
« on: January 02, 2013, 01:28:44 AM »
Where were you able to find a 24-70 F4 to play with ?

I thought they weren't coming out until later on this month ?

Digital Camera Warehouse in Australia says in the next week or so they will have stock.

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Lenses / Re: Canon EF 24-70 f/4L IS Coming [CR3]
« on: December 11, 2012, 05:27:19 PM »
I beg to differ. The 24-70 f/4L IS will go nicely with the 70-200 f/4L IS. Only 24-70 2.8L II goes nicely with the 70-200 f/2.8L IS II. You have to match your lenses or they will feel uncomfortable  ;D
Does not make any sense to me. I have various lenses with various f stops and they all go 'nicely together'.

Neither to me - it depends on what you want. If a shallow dof is required f2.8 on a wider lens is more important than on a tele lens. If the lens is required to be "fast" for low-light shooting it's the other way around.
Hasn't anyone noticed the smile icon  ;D in my post ?

Yeah mate I sure did :)

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Lenses / Re: Canon EF 24-70 f/4L IS Coming [CR3]
« on: December 10, 2012, 09:52:43 PM »
When is this coming out?

Will go nicely in my kit with 35L, 85 1.4, 100L. When I add a 70-200 f2.8 (mk II or Tamron) it will be complete (for now).
I beg to differ. The 24-70 f/4L IS will go nicely with the 70-200 f/4L IS. Only 24-70 2.8L II goes nicely with the 70-200 f/2.8L IS II. You have to match your lenses or they will feel uncomfortable  ;D

Haha yeah good point - I think I will need f2.8 in the tele end though, I have that covered in the wide-normal end. Big brother will have to take it easy on the little fella ;)

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Lenses / Re: Canon EF 24-70 f/4L IS Coming [CR3]
« on: December 10, 2012, 09:14:26 PM »
When is this coming out?

Will go nicely in my kit with 35L, 85 1.4, 100L. When I add a 70-200 f2.8 (mk II or Tamron) it will be complete (for now).

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