but... but... Gary Fong said...
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A few weeks ago I picked up a Canon 50mm 1.2 L from another local photographer at a decent price, $1050.+
so it will cost me $238 plus what I paid to send it there.
2470 f2.8 ii
Disagree, though I understand your point. You don't buy/not buy a lens solely for max aperture reasons. That's just one consideration.
- Both 24 primes you referenced will be sharper than the kit zooms, esp. on the more wide open end, say f/2.8 - f/4 or so.
- The pancake is as big as a minute with only vignetting, focus by wire and STM focusing speed as it's only limitations. Just like the EF 40mm, it's shockingly sharp for its size.
- The 24 f/2.8 IS is in another league entirely. Sharpness equivalent to the 24L II. It's a fantastic lens with modern fast USM, internal focusing, great build quality and of course the IS. That's effectively a "slow" 24L prime without weather sealing, and I honestly rate it as good a value at $549 as the pancake is at $149.
Kit lenses are great, but both of the 24 primes you referenced are clear upgrades over kit glass to me.
Missed it apparently. What was the deal?
Hundred bucks off, so 849... not bad.
Most reviewers are declaring the 7DII the best APS-C camera made and noting that no one else has a camera that can compete against it.
Yeah, but that's only because the DxOMark Scores haven't come out yet. Once that happens, all those 7DII reviewers will realize how foolish they look for touting a camera that scores no better than the 70D, and nearly the same as the original (now so dated as to be decrepit) 7D. Heck, the D7100 gets a better Sports Score than the 7D(inosaur), I'm sure it'll beat the 7DII (no need to consider AF, fps or buffer for Sports, after all).
Reviewers will have egg on their face, and no one will buy the 7DII.
Neuro's tongue-in-cheek notwithstanding, I am curious to see the brouhaha that comes of DXO stating that Canon has (hypothetically) only improved one point over the 7D in their absurd rating system after 5 years of development.
There's already a thunderous din about how the 7D2 preliminarily appears to offer the same high ISO performance as the 70D, and only offers a stop better performance than the 7D (again: after five years). I'm still waiting for the Carnathans of the world to demonstrate this more thoroughly, but if substantiated, I can only imagine the ruckus that will ensue across the world's photo forums.
There's so much more to a camera than a sensor, but it is our favorite thing to obsess about, isn't it?
My $811.48 70D +18-135 STM shipped yesterday and will be here Monday. Already have my current 70D body (with 2 months of warranty left) on Craigslist. Would be nice to sell it over the weekend and hopefully get around $800 for it. That'll net me 10 more months of warranty (actually 22 since my credit card doubles it) and the lens for free. Not bad!
When did you submit the order?
I placed mine Wednesday evening and haven't heard a peep. Not that that is super long or anything.
BTW, I envy your tax rate. Better than out here in Commifornia.