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Lenses / Re: Zoom or 135 in Place of 100 and 200?
« on: October 20, 2014, 06:28:58 PM »
I am curious why conspicuousness might be an issue in indoor/outdoor sports, especially as every fifth person I see nowadays near a sporting event (not a pro) carries a white zoom.
Would using a lenscoat/gaffer's tape wrap solve that issue?
Clearly, what would serve you best is the 70-200 II.
I think I have to come to grips with that and not fight it.  I just like small and compact, but I think it's time.  I  have some more winners to post, but my latest round of favorites (with the 100 and 200) are at the top of www.flickr.com/photos/corysteiner/ if you'd like to see.

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Lenses / Re: Zoom or 135 in Place of 100 and 200?
« on: October 20, 2014, 04:47:29 PM »
My good friends at my friendly retailer said that the best hope for a one-lens solution for indoor/outdoor sports and events is the 70-200 2.8 IS II.  I'd stick with the primes for volleyball, but he maybe do have a point.

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Lenses / Re: Zoom or 135 in Place of 100 and 200?
« on: October 20, 2014, 03:43:52 PM »
I have a 135mm and love it.  I often use it at my daughter's games and add the extender when I need the extra reach.  You can't beat the image quality or the f/2.0.  You can see a review I wrote a few years ago here if interested:

http://www.journeyoflight.com/blog/article-135mm-of-pure-joy/

Thanks.

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Lenses / Zoom or 135 in Place of 100 and 200?
« on: October 20, 2014, 02:32:22 PM »
     My daughter's senior year volleyball season is winding down.  My 100 2.0 was perfect from the side and 200 2.8 perfect from through or above/below the net, but now it's onto my son in band and outdoor sports/events.  She's been recruited to schools that she doesn't want to go to so will likely try out as a walk-on, but my volleyball photography days will be limited.
     In the constant effort to simplify while increasing quality would you say maybe the 135 2.0 (will work in many cases and I'm willing to make that compromise for the ultimate in image quality) to replace the 100 and 200?  The zoom that'll work for indoors/outdoors would be one of the 2.8's and that might be a bit too conspicuous. 
     So I wonder if the 135 might be the ultimate one-lens solution for indoors and then maybe a dedicated outdoor zoom one day (like maybe a 70-300L) if the need really jumps out.
     Thanks.

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Lenses / Re: Thoughts on Having a 35 and a 50 on Crop?
« on: October 13, 2014, 12:23:55 PM »
I have the Canon 10-18, 35 2.0 IS and Sigma 50mm Art.  I'd give up some of the UW area, but would it be wrong to consider swapping out my UWA zoom and 35mm for a 16-35 f4 IS?  I'll be sticking with crop for awhile, but maybe not forever.
I like all three, but I also like simplicity and the Sigma 50 is a cut above.

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Lenses / Re: Thoughts on Having a 35 and a 50 on Crop?
« on: October 09, 2014, 02:38:11 PM »
Thanks.  Thought that maybe 24 and 50 were "better", but I try to keep things to a minimum and already have the EOS M/22mm.

 8)

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Lenses / Thoughts on Having a 35 and a 50 on Crop?
« on: October 09, 2014, 11:34:01 AM »
     I have a crop sensor camera and really do like my 35 2.0 IS for most things.  Paired it with a 10-18 and I have most non-sports things covered.  Just got a job to photograph a large legal practice so figured that I would do well to have a 50.  The Sigma 50 1.4 Art just arrived and I've all but already welded it to my camera.  Focus is spot on and the colors/contrast/etc., well, you know.
     I view the 35 as my landscape lens, wide angle zoom for large groups/tight spaces/foreground subject and the 50 as the portrait lens and general purpose (similar to the 35).
     Does that make sense?  Any thoughts on coexisting with a 35 and 50 (or a 50 and 85 on a full frame) would be a great thing.
     Thanks.

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Lenses / Re: Which L prime will be the first Canon upgrade?
« on: September 25, 2014, 09:54:48 PM »
Most of my typical stuff is well-handled by my 35 2.0 IS and 100 2.0 (and 10-18 EF-S).  As good as those are (very sharp with near "L" colors/contrast) I always look for an excuse to use my 200 2.8II.  Might not be within your needs, but it's it.

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EOS-M / Re: More EF-M lenses in the future
« on: September 17, 2014, 02:35:24 PM »
A 50mm "M" lens would solve all of my problems.
What propblems?? 50mm is too long for general use and too short  for portrait. How does it solve your problem??
I use a 35 2.0 IS on my 70D and have and M/22.  A 50mm "M" lens would complete my package and make my EOS M a complete kit for travel.  I like 50 a lot for portraits.
And I think that would solve my GAS problem since I think I'd prefer an M/22 & 50 to the G7X or any other compact.
If you are planning to use the EOS-M for travel, 22mm may be too long for a lot of occations.18-55 zoom will be a lot more versatile and gives you a wider angle when you need it. Quite a few posts recommended the 11-22mm ($400). It has been rated very high.
22 isn't always perfect.  That's what my DSLR is for.  But for when wishing to travel light it gets a lot of it done.  Also recently got a nice carry case for my flash which is a nice touch.

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EOS-M / Re: More EF-M lenses in the future
« on: September 17, 2014, 06:02:48 AM »
A 50mm "M" lens would solve all of my problems.
What propblems?? 50mm is too long for general use and too short  for portrait. How does it solve your problem??
I use a 35 2.0 IS on my 70D and have and M/22.  A 50mm "M" lens would complete my package and make my EOS M a complete kit for travel.  I like 50 a lot for portraits.
And I think that would solve my GAS problem since I think I'd prefer an M/22 & 50 to the G7X or any other compact. 

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EOS-M / Re: More EF-M lenses in the future
« on: September 16, 2014, 09:52:32 PM »
A 50mm "M" lens would solve all of my problems.

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PowerShot / Re: Three New PowerShot Cameras Coming Shortly
« on: September 12, 2014, 09:18:16 AM »
Could be a replacement for my trusty M/22 (plus extra batter and Lowepro Dashpoint 20 carry case) - just saying in case anyone's interested.

 :-* :-* :-* 8) :o ;D :D :)

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EOS-M / Re: Recommendations for lens to supplement EF-M 22mm?
« on: September 04, 2014, 06:30:51 AM »
Any possible distant future plans for an EF-M 50mm?

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Lenses / Re: A New Pancake Lens? [CR1]
« on: August 26, 2014, 05:57:16 AM »
id be super keen for a EF-M 35 f2 pancake

50

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Landscape / Re: Mountains, Lakes and Rivers
« on: August 19, 2014, 10:05:20 AM »
Thanks.  During that entire trip I was one with the shutter button.  I think there was a higher being a work at times with some of the shots that I got. 

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