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Site Information / Re: Minimum CR Forum IQ?
« on: April 11, 2013, 11:42:34 AM »
2.8 is OK I guess provided a red L follows  ;D

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Lenses / Re: Which Lens ... 24-70 II or primes?
« on: April 11, 2013, 10:58:29 AM »
family / children:  better with prime lenses
landscapes: better with a 24-70

Interesting.  I have the opposite viewpoint, mostly.  My kids move fast - a zoom offers the flexibility I need to capture them from arm's length to across the yard.  For landscapes, I have the camera on a tripod and time at my disposal.  TS-E 24mm and mucking about with gran ND filters?  No problem.
I was thinking as you but OP had said:

 "images are usually taken after I'm back from work so its mostly in low light situations"




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Lenses / Re: Which Lens ... 24-70 II or primes?
« on: April 11, 2013, 10:40:40 AM »
I was reading this thread because I was also kind of thinking about 24-70 II. Now, since I made the above stupid error, unintentional as it was, allow me to somehow say something in topic.

I had a 24-70 2.8 version 1 which I used with my 40D. When that combo was stolen, I replaced it with a 5DMkII and 24-105. That lens is very versatile and has IS. I have not pixel-peeped it though apart from 2 cases.

The 1st time I was disappointed but I recall having forgotten the lens to manual focus so it does not count. That was some landscapes while I was returning home for vacation so no big deal though.

The 2nd time (which was important) was at a christening. I had used flash and f/9 so I had no complaints at all with sharpness.

Back to 24-70 question: I believe that 70mm is not enough. Right now I prefer to use my 35mm 1.4L, 85mm 1/8 and 135mm f/2L instead of a 24-105 (and a 24TS-E if in need for 24mm). I admit though that when I take my 5DMkIII with 3 lenses my small shoulder camera bag (a TT urban disguise) gets really heavy. So usually I revert to 2 prime lenses. This is not necessarily bad since it makes me think and use my feet and think. I also like the oof blur from prime lenses.

In your case since kids mean action I believe either 24-70 or a 35mm would serve you almost equally well. With either case though, you wouldn't escape the need to change lens (135mm ?) to take a portrait. This is a case that only 24-105 covers (at least partially).

So I am sorry I feel I did not help especially even when on topic. But this is also my dilemma (and the reason I was reading this thread).

If I were to summarize I would say:

family / children:  better with prime lenses
landscapes: better with a 24-70


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Lenses / Re: Which Lens ... 24-70 II or primes?
« on: April 11, 2013, 09:45:51 AM »
get a video camera or ... learn how to paint  ;D

 :( ... Have a video camera and I know how to paint ... what else?

Sorry I typed it in the wrong thread!

I meant to type it to the "Canon EOS 1DX Junk camera??" thread.

My sincere apologies.  :-[


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Lenses / Re: Which Lens ... 24-70 II or primes?
« on: April 11, 2013, 06:46:53 AM »
get a video camera or ... learn how to paint  ;D

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Lenses / Re: I bit the bullet!
« on: April 05, 2013, 12:43:48 PM »
Now that the Nikon 80-400mm upgrade lens in now in the hands of customers and reviewers, perhaps Canon will think it is now safe to announce their new 100-400 lens (I'm hoping for 200-500 F4 non-push pull - probably would be too heavy) version.
200-500 would be monstrous in size, price and weight.

The fixed 500F/4L IS II costs at the 10K region...

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EOS Bodies / Re: Canon EOS 7D L Announced, Shipping in May
« on: April 02, 2013, 06:30:50 AM »
I was expecting a bit more believable prank.
Simple, choose between:

7DMkII
EF35mm 1.4L II
EF400mm f/5.6L IS
EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II

(All shipping May 2013  ;D )
OK I meant shipping May 2014  ;D  ;D  ;D

(It has to be believable...)

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EOS Bodies / Re: Canon EOS 7D L Announced, Shipping in May
« on: April 01, 2013, 09:36:19 AM »
and all L-Lensens now have to be re-releases as R-Lenses...
;D  ;D  ;D

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EOS Bodies / Re: Canon EOS 7D L Announced, Shipping in May
« on: April 01, 2013, 09:20:45 AM »
 ;D ELCITRA GNITSERETNI YREV

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Canon General / Re: 24-70Mk2 fell off my 5DMk3 and smashed
« on: March 31, 2013, 09:53:53 PM »
Since this was the very beginning of a long night of shooting I decided to get a little rough with the lens and managed to jam it back into alignment.  It snapped in and seems to be working fine now.  I need to AFMA all of my lenses now, but so far problems in site.  Any thoughts on sending the 24-70 into CPS for alignment if I don't see any problems with it?  Kind of worried about getting the lens back worse than when I sent it in.
I cannot imagine how you fixed it but if it seems OK (left part = right part = very good) and focusing is 100% OK
in all focal lengths then my opinion is: DO NOT SEND it. Enjoy using it!  :)

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Lenses / Re: New 100-400 to Launch with EOS 7D Mark II [CR2]
« on: March 31, 2013, 09:46:33 PM »
After a lot of mails to Canon I am now sure that Canon hear at the customers and realease a ...-400 lens this year.
Hmmm it's April 1st today ::)

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Lenses / Re: New Canon L-lens: EF 16-600mm f2,8 L USM
« on: March 31, 2013, 09:44:57 PM »
 Or you could just say: 35mm 1.4L II   ;D  ;D  ;D

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Lenses / Re: New Canon L-lens: EF 16-600mm f2,8 L USM
« on: March 31, 2013, 09:44:20 PM »
You did not need to go in such trouble. You could just mention the EF100-400mm L lens successor post. There is a rumor for this lens every year  ;D  ;D  ;D

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Canon General / Re: 24-70Mk2 fell off my 5DMk3 and smashed
« on: March 29, 2013, 12:12:15 PM »
This is unfortunate. I am really sorry.

You reminded my of my accidents. The last summer I had 3!

The second one was an almost had a fatal camera bag accident. Now that bag contained:

5DMkII, 70-200 f/2.8L IS II, 35mm 1.4L, TS-E 17mm f/4L, TS-E 24mm II L, EF1.4X !!!

Fortunately EVERYTHING survived 100%. (This is a long story...)

In the aftermath of what had happened, when I was at my room I wanted to put my 35mm 1.4L on its lens pouch.
Well, it slipped from my fingers and dropped a few centimeters on my ... TS-E 24mm II which was on the bed!!!!!!!!

Both lenses fortunately had their caps on.

The TS-E lens had no issues, not even an external mark on it!

The 35mm was equally scratch free everywhere!!!

When I tried though to put it back on my camera I had to apply extra pressure to hear the click.

So by accident this lens is hard to move and fall BUT... I have to pay attention to make sure the lens is
really attached to the camera because it can seem attached but is missing a final twist.

Mine were user errors. You however may try to ask Canon and see how they respond.

I do not believe they will replace the lens for free but there is a chance they will offer you a generous price reduction to get a new one.

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Canon General / Re: Think I need a 12 step program
« on: March 29, 2013, 11:50:36 AM »
Well during 2012 , I got 5DMkIII,  35mm 1/4 and TS-E 17mm 4L.

The problem: During 2011 I got TS-E24mm II, EF100-400 f/4.5-5.6L IS and EF70-200 f/2.8L IS II.

During 2013 I need a rest, oufff  :o

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