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Lenses / Hood on C 300/2.8 L IS USM
« on: March 02, 2014, 11:54:55 AM »
Hi Guy,
I stored mentioned lens with hood attached as I rarely put it down. Today I decided to pack light but stayed surprise as I was not able to remove hood from lens. In the end I managed with applying some force, but another surprise came as I m not able to attach it back in regular or reverse way.
Did you faced any similar problem?
What could the solution be?


Lenses / Which TS lens is better
« on: October 22, 2013, 02:43:07 AM »
Hi, I´m looking forward to welcome TS lens into my roaster around Christmas.
I would like to know your opinion, which one is better:
17/4 or 24/3.5 II?
From reviews I know that 24mm is incredible sharp, plus is also can take filters. But I would be aiming for something wider.
17mm is great lens to but what I can read is that is as not sharp to tht corners as 24mm. Some articles says that Lee anounced also filter system for this lens which can be also pretty interesting.

Reviews / Re: Review - Canon EF 50 f/1.2L
« on: January 12, 2013, 05:27:38 PM »
I have tried all Canon 50mm lenses.
I hope upgraded version will be born soon.
I would love to add new extremely sharp L lens into my kit.

I use CPL whenever light conditions approve it. For Macro shot always. I like that saturated colors.


Lenses / Re: Announcement on January 8, 2013? New Lenses [CR1]
« on: December 23, 2012, 03:53:05 PM »
an f/1.4 wide-angle lens is NOT about speed. It is about the chance to get at least some halfway decent  bokeh at wide-angle focal lengths. An f/1.4 lens therefore can never be substituted by a slower lens with IS.

The real issue however is not IS or not IS, it is the fact, that all of Canon's current 1.4 lenses deliver SUB-PAR IQ wide open. NB matter whether they have a red ring or not. 24 L II, 35 L I, 50 non L. And the 50/1.2 L is a sub-par piece of cr*p as well by todays standards. A Sigma 50/1.4 runs circles around it. 

As far as 35mm fixed focals are concerned,  currently the only 35/1.4 in the entire market which is fully usable at f/1.4 is the Sigma 35/1.4.  At a street price wich is lower than the totally useless Canon 24 /2.8 IS and 28/2.8 IS and it beats the Zeiss Distagon 35.

And btw, I come from an entirely different usage situation:
* when I shoot handheld in low light, I ALWAYS shoot moving targets ... that is ... PEOPLE in motion ... 1/60s needed, nothing less. IS useless. :-)
* when I shoot static targets in low light, I ALWAYS use a tripod. IS useless. :-)
I do agree totally on performance of 1.4 or 1.2 lenses from Canon, definitely could be better.
It will be difficult to beat current Sigmas.

Lenses / Re: Announcement on January 8, 2013? New Lenses [CR1]
« on: December 23, 2012, 11:41:18 AM »
Need to wait and see if the 35mm beats the sigma.
As for the 14-24, too late I already sprung for the Tokina 16-28.

If the canon 35L II actually materializes (let's not forget, this is a rumor),  canon will address or top the competition. Given the brand loyalty, they can sell the lens at a premium just for updating the old lens...sad, but such is life.

Yes. Quality will not be the issue. Success will be determined by how much folks are willing to pay for the weather sealing and the red ring...

Definitely there is huge crowd waiting for this lens.

Lenses / Re: Announcement on January 8, 2013? New Lenses [CR1]
« on: December 23, 2012, 10:52:10 AM »
For a while I have 8-15 in my mind. For purpose of use as wide lens. I thing for general purpose new 12-24 would be much more better. Looking forward to have it soon.

I do not use 35mm, prefer 24. True is that most often at f2.0

Lenses / Re: Zoom vs Primes?
« on: December 11, 2012, 05:11:11 PM »
Waw, new 24-70 is a lot of money. 
I have mix of L zooms and primes.
All zooms I have are f4, light, compact for traveling round the world.
Primes I use for more serious work (well I´m big amateur, but when I like to express myself i try to use best available).

Once you do not have any lens I would recommend you buy a zoom first, 24-70/2.8 I, 24-70/4 IS or 24-105/4 supplied with 100/2.8 macro L (can be uses for portraits as well) or 85/1.8  or 200/2.8 L II if you  require to have a telephoto in your bag.

24L II
600L II

Lenses / Re: 1Dx or lenses
« on: December 03, 2012, 02:45:17 PM »
Waw, but it depends what are you taking pictures of.

If no wild life, sport and reportage it is not really necessary to own 1DX. It is huge body.
I have 5D III gripped and because I use it with heavy lenses (300 and 500) it is more convenient for me. Since 1DX was announced I have never seriously considered to buy 1D series body. Now it is different story.

Just like a month ago I had same dilemma lenses vs 1DX and I have decided that I will buy lenses instead and will wait maybe for new 7D II, what image performance will bring.

Same as you I´m buying 85L and 135L (have 24L already but not 35L) so I suggest same to you get more lenses.

Lenses / Re: Next Lens - Help
« on: December 03, 2012, 02:32:50 PM »

Lenses / Re: 24L or 35L
« on: December 01, 2012, 04:26:52 AM »
I had same dilemma.  Friend advised me to go out with zoom and later to compare how many shots I did with 24mm and how many with 35mm. Ratio was 70:30.
Since that time I have 24 L II. It is and excellent lens, little bit soft wide open and suffers little CA.
I shoot landscapes and architecture with it.
Rarely groups if I´m asked.
If you would like to go to wedding or fashion, than 35mm is better choice.

Lenses / Re: C EF 600/4 IS USM I
« on: November 30, 2012, 08:12:10 AM »
I have never been a weight hunter, to carry few grams extra in not a problem for me. I do lot of hiking and climbing I´m used to carry heavy loads for quite time.

Traveling can be a problem, because of size. Often I have 2 bodies and 4 lenses including 300/2.8 in back pack and nobody so far checked its weight on airport.

Lenses / C EF 600/4 IS USM I
« on: November 30, 2012, 04:58:34 AM »
Hi all, my highest interest is a nature and wild life photo.
Till now I have used only crop sensor cameras with 300mm lens and 1.4x convertor if needed.
Now I do consider to buy first version of 600mm IS.
Does anybody shot this lens here? I have read few articles, reviews and seen pictures but does the weight of lens case really a troubles?

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