I have been considering this lens as a normal lens for my 7d: love hearing all these good reviews! Thanks all for sharing your real-world experiences, they're very helpful and I'll probably pick one up tonight!
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I guess I'm the odd guy out here, because I don't get the interest in 16-50 at f/4 over 16-35 f/2.8 even with the IS.
Don't get me wrong, I LOVE image stabilization, and I like it on the new 28 2.8 IS. But f/4 does nothing for me, especially in the longer focal length; f/2.8 give me a lot of extra light when I need it.
The 14-24 could be interesting if it doesn't flare like the 4th of July as it does in Nikon-land. Otherwise I am only interested in replacing my 16-35 2.8 II ... IF version III is significantly better, and the upgrade doesn't kill my bank account.
I'm with you there! The problem with the Nikkor 14-24mm lens is that there is a very vocal group who keep telling every one that it's the best wide lens ever....and yet filters are a pain. The curved front element is very prone to damage and even water drops seem to get magnified on it. Sure it's image corners are sharp wide open, but it's not a lot greater than mose wides when stopped down (ie landscapes). It flares badly due to the bulbous front element and the angular distortion is quite high at 14mm. I don't really see much photographic value of those extra 2mm over the far more versatile 16-35IIL.
Wait for the refurb store to have a 20% off sale. This last round excluded the 5d3, but they sometimes include it. Then the body is only 2200something...
they do charge tax... so that could be a deal breaker. but the condition is usually like new and very few people complain about the condition.
I keep all my gear in two HPRC cases. Go Pelican or HPRC brand. Both water tight and can take SERIOUS KNOCK AROUNDS!!!
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Note to self: Get some Canon replica camera straps made asap with 7D Mark II, 2D, 1D Xii, 1D S, 3D and 4D, try to hide them a little then walk taking pictures of myself. Maybe get Nikon to sponsor the shirt, and Sony the second camera . This could be fun.
maybe we (Canon/Nikon users) think it is cheap because we are brainwashed by Canon & Nikon to pay far more than their fair price?
I have the 70-200 f2.8L non-IS.
I love the guy who took the bit where you said "Unfortunately my budget cannot stretch that far and is capped at £1000" and replied "If you earn money from these jobs you should really be investing in the 2.8 II, why spend £1000 for such an old lens?". LOVE HIM.
Many of you know that I recently acquired a Canon 6D, and I have been asked by multiple posters both in the forum and by email to give my reasons why I made the decision I did. I have wasted far too much time doing just that today
Here is the link to my website where I shared my findings: http://www.dustinabbott.net/2013/02/why-i-chose-a-canon-eos-6d-over-a-5d-mkiii/
Also, if any of you are interested in adapting old M42 lens to the new 6D, here are my findings with my little kit of vintage glass: http://www.dustinabbott.net/2013/02/the-new-canon-eos-6d-and-classic-m42-lens/
Disclaimer: I have no intention of starting a flame war. I believe that the 5D MK3 is overall the better camera and I intend to upgrade my MK2 to a MK3 down the road. I came to the conclusions that I share for myself and felt those conclusions and hands on experiences might help others making a similar type decision.
Who are you?
Ummm, Dustin Abbott No one more or less famous...
One question ... one helpful answer ... the rest in the name of "humor" were
Where is the, Downloading from CC now option? Using it currently and its not bad~