The resolution numbers from Lensrental are impressive
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You have the mid-range nicely covered with the 17-40, 35 and 50, but you don't have a good telephoto for weddings. I recommend replacing your 70-300 with either the 70-200 f/4 IS (my preference) or the 70-200 f/2.8 IS (bigger and costlier, but better for low light).I agree with this. The 70-200 will cover your tele needs and be good for 90% of its uses...and a tele prime would be good for closer up portraits.
I would also recommend the inexpensive but extremely good 85 f/1.8, in addition to a 70-200. That would cover the telephoto range very well.
Are you sure the resell value of 10-22mm is good? I had posted my 6 months 10-22mm on CL for two weeks and asking for 650 in bay area. No one offered more than 600 for it. In the last, I had to compromise the price 600 USD. 6 month lens for only about 75% resell value.Well, there are multiple mistakes here. One, using Craigslist and being surprised that people low-balled you. If you're selling expensive photo equipment, go to a photography forum to sell it. You'd have probably gotten $650 pretty quickly from FredMiranda or POTN. This also makes the point, buy the 10-22 used from someone in mint condition, you'll save some money (say 10% off retail), and when you resell it, you'll have not lost that initial retail price.
I did mean "play", rather than "throw". I've heard that the smoothness and tension of a focus ring can make a difference when shifting a shallow depth of field.True, but, what you want there is a long throw. A lens that gives you a 270deg throw is gonna allow for minute adjustments in your DOF. One that has a 60deg throw is gonna be impossible to work with. Having a focus ring that is consistent is important, but the throw is even better. The smoothest ring doesn't matter if shifting it 1/2" means you throw focus 10ft
Seems cool, but what exactly can't his do that a DSLR can't? Andiryou could afford that, you probably could afford the 1DC, which does 4KWell, pretty much everything audio-wise, as it is a video camera, not a DSLR. Not to mention built in ND, and dynamic range. Those shots on the beach would be blown out on most DSLR's, though some can be recovered in grading.
Shooting on a 60d now but anticipating upgrading in the next few years. I am aware of the 16-35L but it's out of my price range. Any other options out there?The Sigma 12-24 would be your only real option, as anything else sacrifices far too much on the wide end (16mm+) to be considered ultra-wide on crop. The difference between 10/11mm and 16mm is very big, and I don't think its worth the trade off for thousands of pictures on the hope you might move to full-frame in a few years
Does anyone have good experience with Samyang lenses? Are any of decent optical quality?Generally speaking, they are highly reviewed for their optical and mechanical quality (well built, sharp, etc). But every lens they make is manual focus, so many don't use them. The general consensus is that they give you 90% of what an L lens would, but at maybe 1/3 the price. They also make de-clicked versions for video, and they are especially well regarded in that world
I like to shoot landscapes, HDRs, and some people/portrait and macro work.It will be better for all of those purposes. And even if you end up shooting some people in action, the 5dIII AF is better, and the burst rate is still plenty fast
I would advocate going with a single lens, maybe a 24-105Yeah, if its a rough hike, I'd do the same. Its not worth the extra weight if you can crop in some and get the same effect.
On the other hand, if the 70-200 is in my backpack, what good is it going to do me?There are two approaches for this
Losing my optimism for a FF pro body (7D/5D build, layout). I sure hope touch screen doesn't mean flip screen too.I actually would prefer the flip screen, as I'm pretty sure we aren't gonna see 7D level build quality or weather sealing, sadly. So, in that case, I'd rather get the more useful screen.
But the problem w/ touchscreen, a flip screen, a new 20mp sensor (I guess w/ video af like on the 650d) is that Canon will make sure to cripple the camera so much that enthusiasts or professionals are only left with the 5d3 to buy.Actually, if you check the rumor again, he says that the sensor is most often cited as 22mp. I really can't imagine them doing the R&D for a whole new sensor for a cheaper camera. I can see them taking the 5dIII, crippling key features (weaker AF, slower frame rate, weaker build) and also tweaking the filters so that the video isn't as good. All of which I'm fine with, as they'd generally be upgrades over the 5DII, and they'd keep the price closer to $2k
Can someone give me a good reason why Zeiss has never adopted AF? Always wondered.Because when you try to make a lens design timeless, and you don't have the Canon AF contacts direct from them, its difficult to complete that mission. We've already seen issues with certain third-party lenses and extenders on the new Canon bodies, and some of those lenses are <10yrs old. The reason is you have to lie to the camera and tell it that its an L lens, not a Zeiss lens. Then when Canon rolls out a new feature (lens profile corrections, for example) it can cause major issues.