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Lenses / Re: Quality lens system for lightweight travel
« on: June 27, 2014, 08:20:24 AM »
Compact ?  But not EOS-M

Personally, I'd stick with Canon, look at a Canon 70D with a 15-85mm, plus whatever floats your boat for your shooting styles.  Whilst the Fuji and Sony systems have a buzz at the moment, they aren't without their issues and aren't cheap either, the choice of lenses isn't great and by retaining a Canon system, you could actually hold onto some of your current lenses, saving money on the financial losses that inherently come with swapping systems.

EOS Bodies / Re: What do you hope-for MOST from Canon in 2014
« on: June 22, 2014, 12:30:55 PM »
1st - 15-85 EF-M or a compact pancake style zoom 15-40 maybe could work
2nd - 20-135mm f4 IS L for full frame (I'd be happy with f3.5-5.6 tbh)
3rd - 500mm f5.6 IS for less than £2k

Sounding interesting...   But why is it a III ?  what happened to I & II ???

Lenses / Re: EF-M 55-200 4.5-6.3 IS STM Coming Shortly
« on: June 16, 2014, 03:27:35 PM »
Nononono...   I want a EOS-M 15-135mm

Lenses / Re: Next Lens Canon Should Release?
« on: June 09, 2014, 06:18:08 PM »
Rolls eyes at Kyle...   Pipe dreams are what made today's gadgets !  It's not long ago that 28mm was as wide as the general zoom went, 35mm before that...  I don't believe that manufacturers will stop at 24mm, similarly, Nikon have the 10-30mm (27-82mm) in a package just 42mm deep, that's pancake enough for me !

Re super teles, if Tamron can do 150-600 for less than £1000 I'm pretty sure it's just greed stopping Canon doing something substantially shorter for twice the price that will work with future Canon DSLR's, something that stops me investing huge amounts in third party lenses is the lack of future proofing

Lenses / Re: Covering 70-200 Indoors.
« on: June 09, 2014, 11:06:18 AM »
fragilesi, just FYI, the 70-200 2.8 IS II takes both extenders extremely well, and I use the 1.4x with it all of the time as an intermediate wildlife lens.  You might miss the last 20mm when combined with the 1.4x, but it would still be a stop faster, plus you gain the 70-200 at f/2.8.  It is a lot of money, though...

Not only is the 70-200 2.8 IS II plus 1.4x extender, nearly twice the price, it's almost twice the weight and nearly twice as long !  Whilst I'd accept that the 70-200 2.8 IS II is an amazing lens (I've not used one) the 70-300L has a lot of advantages over the former with the exception of f-stop.  If I was looking from fresh, I'd perhaps consider, but having got a 135L a few years ago, then picked up a 70-300L more recently, the 70-200 2.8 IS II seems like a lens I'd not need, just as the OP is looking in the reverse with a 70-300L already, sometimes the "obvious" choice isn't the same for everyone for a variety of different reasons ;-)

Lenses / Re: Next Lens Canon Should Release?
« on: June 09, 2014, 08:43:57 AM »
Canon really should replace the oldest lens in ef lineup. Also I would like to see new 400mm f/4 is and 500mm f/5.6 is added to super tele lens lineup. I know a lot of birders who would like to add those lenses in their bags.

The current 400mm DO f4.0 does seem really costly for that extra half stop over the 5.6 - I'm not convinced that Canon will see fit to replace either of the "cheapo" 300/400mm lenses and just say that the new 100-400mm whenever it comes out is the replacement - a 500mm f5.6 IS sounds interesting though...    That might just work with screw on filters, but a drop in one would be pretty cool...   Get the price under £2000 ? ;-)

Lenses / Re: Tamron 90 macro or Canon 100 for portraits?
« on: June 09, 2014, 08:17:17 AM »
I'd second the 135L - stunning images, but I'd be tempted with a 100L Macro as a multi use alternative

Lenses / Re: Next Lens Canon Should Release?
« on: June 08, 2014, 08:07:33 AM »
I'd like to see two ASAP which I would go out and buy as soon as they went on sale...

EF 20-200mm f4 IS L - Full frame
EF-M 15-85mm pancake - don't care what f-stop

In the longer term, I'd like to see a EF 200-460mm F4.0-5.6 IS, with 82mm thread for under £2k, that works with a 1.4x extender and a F8.0 focusing patch for the 6D ;-)

Lenses / Re: Covering 70-200 Indoors.
« on: June 08, 2014, 07:57:11 AM »
I have the 135L and have used it with the 1.4x extender for aircraft shots, worked wonderfully on my 450D and more recently 6D, I've now upgraded my non L 70-300 to a 70-300L which is amazing on aircraft shoots, but I digress... 

Essentially, the 1.4x extender and 135L works very well and you get an amazing portrait lens in with the combo - at fast f-stops you don't miss the IS especially with fast paced action shots...  The IS would help with slower moving stuff, but hells bells, the 70-200 f2.8 II is twice the weight of a lone 135L, which will hurt sooner on a longer shoot

70D ?  Loads of pixels for cropping into

Get the 135L, it's one of Canons most amazing lenses, can't explain in words, but it produces just a yummy image

Reviews / Re: Review - Canon EF 24-70 f/2.8L II
« on: May 29, 2014, 05:26:23 PM »
My hood on the 24-70 Mk II is pretty loose too... Bit of a design flaw

I know this must have been done to death, and is probably down to my own ignorance....but what is the point in the 16-35 F4 IS?

Probably going to be tack sharp into the corners, continues Canons theme of f2.8/f4.0 prime rivalling zooms - the 17-40 although cheap and popular won't bring as much profit for Canon as a new toy that people will want to spend silly money on....    Although I suspect they will make sheds more profit from the lower margin, higher volume 10-18mm

That's the reason it looks fake to me..

The barrel looks less fat than the 24-70II, the depth of the zoom/focus are different but the real clincher that this is real is the forward facing lens surround which doesn't look like the 24-70II to me...   77mm ? I hope not, I'm invested in 82mm now

Expecting the 10-18mm to be twice the price of the 18-55mm - due to a smaller market, than the kit lens
Expecting the 16-35mm f4 IS to start just a tad more costly than the 16-35mm f2.8 II, dropping to about 4/5th's of the price, then a new 16-35mm f2.8 III coming in at nearly twice the price of the f4.0 in about 12 months...  Both as sharp as current primes

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

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