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Lenses / Re: Recommendation 70-200/2.8+2x vs 100-400 f/4-5.6L ?
« on: February 13, 2012, 09:40:56 AM »
I am going to spend money I don't really have on a tele lens later this year for my crop body, so I really want to get the right one. If anyone has experience with these lenses, please give me some advice... here are my thoughts:

* 70-300L: fine but heavy lens, but is overpriced compared to the non-L version. Problem is it doesn't take a tele converter (thanks, canon marketing!) - but on the other hand, f/5.6+extender light capability would be too low anyway.

* 70-200/4L+2x: great and not too heavy lens, but using an extender doesn't make sense: In my experience, shooting moving objects at 300mm+ requires a large aperture at least of f/4 (next to a good servo af that is, unlike my 60d).

* 70-200/2.8L+2x: this is the combination I'd get at the moment - very short min. focus distance, great iq, still ok light capability w/ extender.

* the new 100-400/4-5.6L: I really don't know what to make of this: if the price prediction is right (which I doubt knowing canon rumors :-)) it is more expensive than the 70-200/2.8+2x combination, covers about the same focal distances and has worse light capability - why would anybody want to buy that? As I wrote above, extending a 5.6 lens doesn't make much sense to me...

And don't forget the SIGMA 120-300mm F2,8 APO EX DG OS HSM, this is a very very good lens !

Lenses / Re: Canon EF 100-400 f/4-5.6L IS in 2012 [CR2]
« on: February 11, 2012, 08:37:12 AM »
I hope it won't delayed the new 300mm f/4 L IS II ;)

Lenses / Re: Canon EF 100-400 f/4-5.6L IS in 2012 [CR2]
« on: February 11, 2012, 08:34:55 AM »
This one was expected for a long time and will be a terrific lens ! Wait and see for the real price because the one announced is 1000$ more expensive than a 70-200 f/2.8 L IS II and i doubt it 'll be that much...

Landscape / Re: Post your best weather pictures
« on: February 10, 2012, 11:10:51 AM »
The last two are terrific ! Great job ;)

Lenses / Re: lenses for neotropical rainforest
« on: February 10, 2012, 05:45:37 AM »
but personally I think the 100 Macro would be a good addition

I'll definitely buy the 100 macro F/2.8 L IS one day...

Thanks for sharing your opinion ! I've so much wildlife to shoot there ;D

EOS Bodies / Re: Canon 7D on it's way out?
« on: February 10, 2012, 05:19:07 AM »
I think it remains very important for Canon to have an APS-C series with a good, quick body with weathersealing.

I totally agree with that fact ! Wildlife photography is a huge market for Canon and the 1.6x crop factor is essential ;)

EOS Bodies / Re: Canon 7D on it's way out?
« on: February 10, 2012, 04:28:07 AM »
In my opinion, if Canon produces 3 new bodies in 2012 (1DX, 5DX and 5D mark III), we won't see any 7D mark II this year  ;)

Lenses / Re: lenses for neotropical rainforest
« on: February 10, 2012, 04:24:05 AM »
So right now i've my 40D, a 70-200 f/4 L IS, a speedlite flash 430 EX II, my Gitzo monopod and i've ordered the Loka backpack from  F-stop and Lenscoat gears.

here's a link for F-stop gear :


The 7d will come later this year with the 300f/4 L IS II ( i'm an optimistic guy :P )

EOS Bodies / Re: 5D Split? 5D X & 5D Mark III [CR1]
« on: February 10, 2012, 03:59:20 AM »
If this rumor is true, hopefully it'll end all this crying posts ! And if that's true that's a smart move from Canon ;)

EOS Bodies / Re: What's Next? Lenses & Cameras
« on: February 08, 2012, 10:00:10 AM »
you know what, i don't really care about these bodies because i can't afford them for now and i might be wrong but we have already great bodies available ;) But a great lens, affordable and  weather sealed that i can use for wildlife photography that's what i'm waiting for !

Of course i'm talking about new versions of the 300 f/4 L IS (since 1997), 400 f/5.6 L (since 1993) and even 100-400 f/4-5.6 L IS (since 1998).

And i think (i should say i hope) one of them is coming this year 8)

EOS Bodies / Re: Childish Behaviour
« on: February 08, 2012, 05:50:55 AM »
I am certain 99% will not need 36mp images

How many of us do A2 or A1 print ?

In my opinion wiith 18 to 20mp you already have very high quality A3 printing... But once again i'm not taking photos in a studio.

EOS Bodies / Re: Childish Behaviour
« on: February 08, 2012, 05:15:59 AM »
I really hope Canon will not go into MP race

Me too, i don't need that kind of gear for wildlife photos but clean high ISO images, yes  ;)

Lenses / Re: A good low light- environmental portrait lens?
« on: February 07, 2012, 12:15:35 PM »
I'm thinking about the 100mm macro f/2.8 L IS ; it could be a good answer in my opinion.

Take a look at this deep and detailed review :


Lenses / Re: Canon EF 24-70 f/2.8L II Announced
« on: February 07, 2012, 08:05:56 AM »
The version 2 is 145g lighter than the version 1, that's a huge drop off for this kind of lens ;) No IS could be in relation with the weight ? And imagine the price with an IS version :o

Lenses / Re: Canon EF 24-70 f/2.8L II Announced
« on: February 07, 2012, 08:01:16 AM »
The price of the 24-70 is ridiculous. With an IS, it might be justified, but with out one, no way

Ouch... the European price is more than the 70-200 f/2.8 IS II

2300 € are you kidding ? It's really too much but it's the trend we have already seen with the big lenses and in my opinion that will be the same for actually relatively affordable lenses like the 300 f/4 L IS or the 400 f/5.6 L !

Too bad :-\

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