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Lenses / New Lens Purchase Dilemma
« on: December 24, 2012, 09:43:55 AM »
Merry Christmas everyone...

So Ive sort of narrowed down my next lens choice but kinda of wanted to get some feedback on the following. If you had 1K to spend which would you choose? I do really want to do macro stuff but could probably live without true 1.1. Other primary function would be indoor shots of my son and wife. Here is options below as I figure all would be about the same cost. I tend to use the long end of my 24-105 when shooting.

100L F/2.8 IS + LR4 (Rocking LR3 right now)
135L F/2 + Set of Extension Tubes
100 F/2.8 USM + 85mm F1.8 + 40mm F.28


Speedlites, Printers, Accessories / AFMA - 5D3
« on: December 07, 2012, 08:52:27 AM »

Know this has been discussed somewhat in the past but I usually didnt pay too much attention as my 60D didnt have AFMA. I recently upgraded to a 5D3 that does and would like to adjust my 50 F1.4 and 24-105 which may be slightly off.

Vaguely what do you suggest and why?

I know there are crude free methods to do it but I also have a $50 Adorama gift card to burn. I was leaning toward the datacolor spyderlencal as of today. FoCal, lensalignment have benefits?


Lenses / Fair price for 85mm F1.2 Mark I
« on: January 16, 2012, 03:22:57 PM »

Gentleman had mark i version of the lens listed locally on craigslist. Been very interested in a UW and this lens for awhile now waiting for right deal to come along. Its listed for $1350 probably a decent price but whats a fair offer assuming excellent condition? I dont want to insult him with a low offer but Ive seen mark II's go for $1500 locally..


Lenses / Wide Angle Lens - 16-28 F2.8 Tokina vs Canon 17-40 F4
« on: January 09, 2012, 04:07:10 PM »
G' Day All,

First time posting a new topic but wanted to get some advice if anyone wants to chime in. Ive been eyeing a couple WA's for months now. I had the 16-35 II in my shopping cart more then once now but decided against it as the extra cost savings in the following two lens will let me preorder the Mark III once available (Some budget concerns). Currently Im rocking my almost 4 year old XSi so I know the 10-22 would be better suited for it but like I said im making the full frame jump soon.

Im guessing a fair share of people on the forum have or have used the 17-40 but wondering if anyone has used the rather new Tokina and how they might compare. Prices are comparable new though the 17-40 has more of a used market currently. The Tokina doesnt accept filters which for me is a drawback but the extra stop makes it more appealing as I do anticipate the occasional handheld evening landscape shot.


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