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Goodness me, everyone has forgotten the golden rule...

What's Troopers budget !   He just bought an entry level camera, I'm not that convinced he's going to be out shopping for L lenses this week :-/

Essentials are...
$50 - a screw in ND filter for slowing waterfalls down, use a rucksack as a steady base
$100 - Lightroom and shoot in raw

Wanna spend more ?
$200 - entry level tripod
$300 - entry level third party lens covering a wide angle - I'd look at this first for Iceland
$300 - entry level third party super zoom
$500 - that's opening up lots of options for you

Thinking aloud, re a compact medium format system, could something along the lines of an EOS-M be done in that Sony brings a compact medium format mirror less camera out, bespoke mount with 3-4 bespoke compact lenses and a series of adaptor units for mounting medium format lenses at the correct flange distances.

EOS-M / Re: EOS M Lens survey - your favorites, and your most wanted?
« on: March 24, 2014, 04:20:07 PM »
As I've said elsewhere, something like a very compact 15-85mm or a slightly bigger 15-135mm would be great as a do all lens, for work use f3.5-5.x

As for more...  I'd like to see more fast ish pancakes, a really fast f1.4/1.2 prime, plus a pair of tele zooms, one compact covering 55-200mm, a second larger lens picking up from 100mm ish to 300mm ish, then I'd also add a pair of macro lenses, say, 60mm & something longer.

I'd also like to see something different, a lensbaby specifically for EF-M

But priorities first, let's get a cheap Eos-M and a high end Eos-M on the market to make a range of three cameras

EOS Bodies / Re: Canon's Plans For NAB 2014 Next Month [CR1]
« on: March 21, 2014, 02:33:08 PM »
Please !  More EF-M lenses ;-)

15-85 or longer in a compact less than 75mm deep package would be great for work use, don't even care about a fast speed and make it less than £250 - yeah, ok, I'm dreaming !

Lenses / Re: More EF pancakes?
« on: February 07, 2014, 05:07:23 AM »
There was a patent posted on here for a EF-M 18-40mm pancake which I'd jump on for a lens I'd use for work - but still love the 22mm EF-M for casual photography use

Lenses / Re: Lens Announcement Coming in February? [CR1]
« on: February 07, 2014, 04:10:53 AM »
It's also about time we had a Canon 1.4x and 2.0x extender that retained AF past f5.6/8.0 - I'm sure it's a marketing ploy rather than technical - or at least extend the f8.0 AF capability to the recent batch of midrange cameras  - 6D & 70D with a disclaimer

Lenses / Re: Patent: Canon EF 70-400 f/4.5-5.6L IS
« on: February 04, 2014, 09:35:27 AM »
Having a 70-300mm, personally, I would rather see something in the 200-460mm f4-5.6 range - that would give a max 82mm front element and tie in with the 70-200 lenses too...   Although I shudder to think of the cost. !

Canon General / Re: Review - Canon EF 85mm f/1.8
« on: December 30, 2013, 12:01:13 PM »
Given the progress made in the last 10 years with digital and the smaller steps made with optic design, I'm starting to ponder if a step change in primes is due for the canon range.

We have the entry level non L primes with IS, 24mm, 28mm & 35mm currently, but I'd expect a 50mm, 85mm & one in the 16-18mm range soon.  Would it be a great stretch to add non-L versions of the 135mm & 200mm with STM & IS

We already have the start of a f1.4-2.8 range of primes, led by the 14mm & 24mm, the 35mm replacement has been expected for a while now, but what about an extended range with a f1.4 50mm L, an f1.8 85mm L IS, f2 135mm L IS

Then perhaps a stellar range of f0.95 L lenses at 35mm, 50mm & 85mm to replace the f1.2 lenses ?

Too much ?  ;-)  I've often thought that something like a 85-135mm f2 portrait zoom might go down well too ;-)

Lenses / Re: EF 400mm f/5.6L IS on the Way?
« on: December 27, 2013, 10:15:09 AM »
Rather than a 400mm f5.6 IS or a 100-400mm, what about changing the game with a 200-500mm f4.0-5.6 IS for less than £3000 ?

Lenses / Re: Canon 70-300L with Kenko 1.4x or 2.0x
« on: December 27, 2013, 07:17:44 AM »
Cheers guys !

Lenses / Canon 70-300L with Kenko 1.4x or 2.0x
« on: December 26, 2013, 03:24:01 PM »
Anyone using the Kenko Pro-300 extenders with the Canon 70-300L on a Canon 6D or EOS-M ?

Any issues ?  Does AF work ?  Any lockups or other problems ?


Lenses / Re: Two New 24-70's Coming in 2014? [CR1]
« on: December 20, 2013, 05:15:40 PM »
Still, if variable aperture, a longer zoom range would also be desirable like a replacement to the 28-135.

I'd really like to see a 24-135mm f4 IS L - make I'd a tad smaller than my 24-70 2.8 II and bingo - daytime walkabout lens - a 15-85mm EF-S for full frame ;-)

Lenses / Re: Trade current lenses for 70-200L f4 IS or 70-300L
« on: December 10, 2013, 11:31:55 AM »
70-300L traded for 70-300 non L, 10-22, 1.4x extender, 50 1.4 and a bit of cash - overall, very happy - I'm rid if AF hell, the image quality at longer lengths has improve, I'm a tad sad to lose the 50mm but hey !  I've still got my 135L

Happy days

Lenses / Re: Trade current lenses for 70-200L f4 IS or 70-300L
« on: December 09, 2013, 05:51:09 PM »
I like the range my 70-300 non L covers, but the main bugs are the AF searching and the softening beyond about 150mm

Lenses / Trade current lenses for 70-200L f4 IS or 70-300L
« on: December 09, 2013, 05:18:26 PM »
My local specialist shop has a pair of secondhand L teles in stock - both in fantastic condition.  I've currently got a 70-300 non L and a 10-22 that I can't use on my 6D, I've also a 1.4x II and potentially a 135L to trade...

Getting shut of the 70-300 non L and 10-22 is a no brainer, but I'm cut between the two white L teles that the shop are selling, both with a 12 month warranty.  The 70-200 would work with the x1.4, but would I miss the 135L if I traded that in too ?  Hmmm...

Thoughts ?

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