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Lenses / Advice sought on Cropped Frame Wide Lens
« on: August 29, 2013, 04:38:32 AM »
This thread have evolved from a previous thread, http://www.canonrumors.com/forum/index.php?topic=16624.0 

I have a Canon 7D and my wife has a 600D. We have on both the EF-S 18-200mm 1:3.5-5.6 IS lenses and find these pretty satisfactory general walk around lens (with the obvious compromise for the large focal length range).

I have been thinking of late of getting our first "L" lens. As enthusiast rather than professional photographers without a endless budget and the price of these lenses, we really don't want to waste money getting the wrong lens.

Our interests in photography are (not in any particular order):
1. Landscape and travel
2. Nature, animal, birds (not macro)
3. People (not portrait)

With this in mind I recently hired a EF 17-40mm f4.0L USM (as a potential landscape lens) but was underwhelmed when I compared it side-by-side with our 18-200mm using equivalent focal lengths and exposures. I was expecting this L lens (Canon's cheapest and most popular, so I read) to stand head and shoulders above the 18-200mm in image quality, color saturation, brightness, etc. But my (admittedly) amateur eye could not see the difference.

So my thinking now of an ultra wide EF-S lens to compliment our existing lenses. So thinking of either:

10-22mm f3.5-4.5 USM; or
17-55mm f/2.8 IS USM

I am leaning towards the 10-22m as this gives us a range we don't current have and would make a nice ultra wide lense on 7D and 600D for landscape.

Once again seeking comments, views and experiences especially from members who have used this lens.         

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Lenses / Which L Lens to start with?
« on: August 25, 2013, 09:37:22 PM »
I have a Canon 7D and my wife has a 600D. We have on both the EF-S 18-200mm 1:3.5-5.6 IS lenses and find these pretty satisfactory general walk around lens (with the obvious compromise for the large focal length range).

I have been thinking of late of getting our first "L" lens. As enthusiast rather than professional photographers without a endless budget and the price of these lenses, we really don't want to waste money getting the wrong lens.

Our interests in photography are (not in any particular order):
1. Landscape and travel
2. Nature, animal, birds (not macro)
3. People (not portrait)

With this in mind I recently hired a EF 17-40mm f4.0L USM (as a potential landscape lens) but was underwhelmed when I compared it side-by-side with our 18-200mm using equivalent focal lengths and exposures. I was expecting this L lens (Canon's cheapest and most popular, so I read) to stand head and shoulders above the 18-200mm in image quality, color saturation, brightness, etc. But my (admittedly) amateur eye could not see the difference.

So my thinking now is towards the opposite (focal length) end and I am thinking of a telephoto zoom. I like the focal length available on 100-400mm L lens but as the rumors are that this is likely to be updated soon, I don't want to buy old technology for my first L lens. I also hear good reports about the EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM Lens but the maximum focal length is a bit shy of what I would/might want for a serious nature lens.

Any thoughts, experiences and/or advice are welcome and sought.             

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Lenses / Canon EF-S 18-200mm F3.5-5.6 IS E-TTL-II compatible?
« on: January 21, 2013, 07:28:33 PM »
Can anyone tell me if the Canon EF-S 18-200mm F3.5-5.6 IS lens is E-TTL-II compatible? On a compatible body(i.e. 7D or 600D (T3i) of course.

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Lighting / Flash/Speedite for 7D and 600D (Rebel T3i)
« on: January 19, 2013, 01:48:26 AM »
My wife and I are enthusiasts (in Australia) with a 7D and 600D and are considering our first speedlite purchase. We will get two so that we can have a macro and portrait set up with two flashes (operating wirelessly from the camera master control). We are considering getting two Canon 430 EX II, but could make one of them the 600 EX-RT if there was a compelling reason to spend h extra money. Comments/experiences sought.

Thanks in advance for your advice   

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Canon EF-S and EF-M Lenses / Canon EF-S 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6 IS
« on: August 06, 2012, 07:07:13 PM »




Taken with a Canon EOS 600D (AKA Rebel T3i)

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Lenses / Canon EF 28-300mm f/3.5-5.6 L IS USM Lens as walk around lens
« on: August 06, 2012, 05:58:56 PM »
Would like to get some views of the above mentioned lens as a walk around super zoom for a 7d (but quite likely to upgrade to FF some time in the future). I currently have a 18-200mm but can sometimes need the extra focal length.

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Lenses / Canon EF-S 18-200MM IS slow to auto focus
« on: June 21, 2012, 09:13:37 AM »
I am finding my new EF-S 18-200mm IS lens quite slow to autofocus. Anyone else notice this or is it just me?

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