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"The new Sigma 50mm F1.4 DG HSM Art has been reengineered and redesigned to set a new standard of performance in the Art line"

Will this out performs my f1.2 L  ::) ::) ::)

Haha Dylan, yes it will, just like the 35mm 1.4L. 20k in gear doesn't make a good photographer.

Lenses / Re: Help: 24-105L making faint noises
« on: April 10, 2013, 10:09:09 PM »

Lenses / Re: Lens Help - 17-40 & 70-200 f/4 or 24-70 f/4
« on: January 28, 2013, 07:29:03 PM »
Get a poor man's prime trinity: 20mm 2.8, 50mm 1.4, and a 100mm f2. It'll be under a grand. Add a decent tripod/head and you're still less than a 24-70 f4.

Lenses / Re: Second lens for first time FF user
« on: December 27, 2012, 12:39:04 PM »
A Tamron 28-75mm f2.8 would be a great next lens. Grab some inexpensive extension tubes for macro.

Lenses / Re: Lens choice advice please??
« on: December 16, 2012, 12:10:49 AM »
Sell your 18-55 on EBay or Amazon for $85-$100ish (USD) and pick up a used Tamron 17-50mm 2.8. That should be pretty close to your budget and a decent upgrade. It'll give you some dof control, better low light, and better sharpness.

Canon EF Prime Lenses / Re: Canon EF 50MM 1.2L
« on: August 26, 2012, 10:55:47 PM »
Is it just me, or does the Sigmalux crush the 1.2 for purple fringe and bokeh quality? Not dissing the Canon 50L, but considered the upgrade from the Siggy and expected better.

EOS Bodies / Is Peter Lik STEALING MY WORK!?
« on: February 04, 2012, 08:37:33 PM »
In the spirit of all the Peter Lik discussions, I took a look at his site. A couple of his photos looked awfully familiar. This may be a coincidence, but my pictures were taken September of 2010 and his were taken sometime in 2011...

Am I crazy or what!?

Canon General / Re: What should be my first dslr?
« on: February 02, 2012, 08:56:18 PM »
Get a 5d Classic $900, 24-105mm F4L $800-900 used, and a 50mm F1.8 $100. This will DESTROY a 7d kit for about $300 bucks more (unless you need AF for action).

On a budget grab a T2i $500, Sigma 17-50mm OS $600, a Sigma 30mm 1.4 $375. It only saves you a few hundred bucks though and you're losing range on both ends and aperture. FF ftw!

Thanks for the great input everyone! I really appreciate the thorough post from Neuro and everyone elses' insight.

My biggest concern was whether 24mm on a full frame is wide enough and if 105mm is long enough. I'd prefer not to change lenses, but I would if need be.

I like having IS without a tripod for those higher aperture landscape and architecture shots, but im thinking i'll still need something wider than 24mm.

I do need to pack light since we're travelling through the alps and hiking to the castles in Bavaria. Great points about weather sealing.

Thanks again and if anyone has any other input about focal length in Paris, Cologne, Munich and Bavaria it would be much appreciated.

I'm travelling to Paris and Germany this spring for 3 weeks. I own or have access to a lot of nice lenses. I'm trying to travel light as photography is not the primary reason for this trip. My wife and I are going and we'll be doing a lot of sight seeing and appreciating architecture, art, food, and culture.

I'd love to bring a 70-200mm f/4 IS or 2.8 IS II and a 24-70 2.8, but I'm concerned about travelling with something so big and/or white.

I figure f/4 + IS + 5DmkII's great iso will be sufficient for static dark interiors. I'm also thinking something wider than 24mm might be necessary for architecture and landscapes, but I'm not sure.

Any other suggestions would be appreciated, keeping in mind it has to fit in my Tamrac Rally 6.

I'm not bringing a tripod or monopod.

Thanks in advance for the advice!  :D

Contests / Re: Blue Crane Digital Giveaway!
« on: May 27, 2011, 01:19:15 PM »
Understanding the Canon Speedlite please.

This picture was taken from a private taro farm deep within Waipi'o Valley on the Hawaiian Big Island. This portion of the valley is only accessible by private guided tour. The taro farm is owned by the descendents of the ancient Hawaiian civilization that originally occupied this sacred valley. Less than 100 people reside here after a massive flood in 1979. The ancient descendants remain in Waipi'o valley to live a simple life in one of the most beautiful places on earth.

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