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Lenses / Re: Poll: Most Wanted New Lenses of 2013.
« on: May 09, 2013, 10:46:24 AM »
35mm 1.2 and 135mm 1.8 are nice.
I want a reasonable small, fast standard zoom, like a 28-50mm f2.0

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Street Photography Advice...
« on: April 30, 2013, 08:12:04 PM »
I'd like to share my experience on street photography in Asia.

I was in Shanghai in summer two years ago for a month, spending almost everyday doing street photography, mostly people shooting on the street.

I had with me a 5D original with 2 lenses only, a 50mm 1.8 (mark 1) and 17-40 4.0L.

The 50mm 1.8 was wonderful that it was able to let me left the background soft and out of focus in very busy and crowded streets, and the 17-40L was used on days when there were light rains because it is weather sealed.

One full charge on the 5D battery can easily last more than a days' shooting with plenty of review time on the LCD.
My 5D back AE button was set to focus, I shot with centre point focus and reframe, focus had been spot-on even using full opening 1.8 with the 50mm on the street. (With full opening 1.8, can't leave it to the camera to pick a focus point, at the same time manually selecting another focus point is often too slow when shooting on the street).

Among the roughly 3,000 files  I took during the time using these 2 lenses, the 50mm 1.8 represented 70-80 percent.

I didn't find myself wanting for more lens, and like the relative light total weight of the equipment.

Hope you have a wonderful time in Indo.

 

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Lenses / Re: What 3 lenses do you dream of and long to own?
« on: September 25, 2012, 10:33:50 AM »
My DREAMS:

EFS 35 1.2L (prime for my 7D)
EF   35-70 2.0L IS
EF   20-35 2.0L IS

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