« on: December 13, 2014, 01:00:09 PM »
heres a few from the big november storm that hit the buffalo area. Couldn't get close to the areasa hit by it...but this is the cloud that dropped like 7 feet of snow on some areas
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ok, decided to buy it...lolSeems to me it suits your style and that you have a good copy Enjoy!
If you were to buy one that's, say, a year or so into it's life at LensRentals, it's likely a lot less.
They explain in the blog post that you can see an expected price range right on the website before rental. So for instance, on the 5dIII page, you can click "Get Estimate" to see that the expected range is $3,319 - $2,513 depending on the age of the particular copy you get.
I would expect them to price these a little higher than a straight linear interpolation between purchase price and Lens Authority price, because they're losing out on potential rental revenue for the rest of its lifetime, and they need to recoup their costs to procure a new lens and process, test, and tag it. But I still think for many it'll be worth the extra money to get a lens that's been tested, possibly optically adjusted, and that they already know they're happy with.
I liked it very much. It has had zero problem. None at all. I still like it but find it redundant now that I have a normal zoom at 2.8. I am selling my sigma 35.
I am one of the unlucky ones with this lens. It was phenomenal to being with. I did a FoCal and everything seemed to be just fine. After a couple of weeks I noticed that I got more and more images OOF and I redid a FoCal. It had shifted quite a bit. +7 if memory serves me right.
The 50 Art was useless. I got one, where focus was so unstable I was unable to do a FoCal calibration, so I returned it and got a new one. The new one was no better, so I have returned it and got my money back. I will not buy a Sigma lens again, until I read that they have made a quantum leap in AF on Canon bodies. A real pity, considering the phenomenal optical performance, especially on the 50 Art.
I don't want or need the 7d2 - 10 fps is way too fast..and I prefer the FOV of FF.
You can always jack the frame rate down. You have the high speed and low speed continuous modes, so when you don't want to rip out 20 frames a burst, you can always drop down to three or four per second (and I think it's configurable on the high end models...I don't think the 7D allowed it, but the 7D II definitely should).
i am sure it does, and i am sure it has a silent burst too which is throttled down...the bigger aspect is i don't need a crop body, FF has it's claws in me. I favor splitting the lines more for MP count (too much is not always needed) and low IS quality... and yeah, i'd rahter other things like higher sync speed than burst.
Yeah, I can understand that. I have uses for crop, but there are ultimately ways of mitigating the need. I can always get closer to my subjects, for example...and if I can get close enough, FF will always win. One advantage that the 7D II can offer that I don't think the 5D III or 1D X could ever really compete with is the ability to get long equivalent focal length at a faster max aperture...allowing the use of more than just the central cluster of AF points at the much slower f/8. The 7D II could achieve an effective 1344mm focal length (FoV equivalent) at f/5.6. At best, FF cameras can achieve 1200mm f/8. The added AF power the 7D II can offer at a very long effective focal length is intriguing.
honestly.... 1344mm focal length... i so have no NEED for that...want...sure...i do like shooting the moon at times...but i really have no bird shooting desire...and...while i do like putting the couple far away from me at times and shooting with the 70-200...for what makes me $$$...no need at all...
on a side note...i just sold a $1000 piece that was shot on...my old 7d...don't even own that now, nor do i still own the lens i it was shot with (the old 244-70mm 2.....go 7d...still earning after being sold...lol
Congrats on the sale! Must feel nice.
I don't generally need that kind of focal length myself. I use 1200mm on the 5D III, but usually it's to get headshot closeups of shore and wading birds and waterfowl. I'm usually at 840mm on the 5D III and 600mm on my 7D for birds. I'm usually at 600mm on the 5D III for wildlife (much better FoV than the 7D ever offered). I've used 840mm, and even as much as 1680mm (2x + 1.4x) on the 7D for astro stuff, but at that level diffraction is really kicking in, and I'm better off with a proper large aperture telescope.