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Lenses / Re: Grand Canyon Lens suggestions
« on: February 17, 2012, 12:48:38 PM »

Also, I have a good quality circular polarizer.  While I hope to be able to shoot  early and late, I do not plan to put the camera away mid-day.  Will a neutral density filter be a must?

I'd be interested in the answer to this also, as I will be there in March.

Lenses / Re: 70-300L anyone?
« on: February 17, 2012, 12:32:02 PM »
I use this a lot on my 60D.
Below is the original shot unprocessed and the second is cropped and processed.
To unfocused: I chose this over the 100-400L because of the push/pull (just didn't like it).  Much as I like my 70-300L, if you already have the 100-400L, I can't see a compelling reason to add the 70-300L to your arsenal.

Lenses / Re: Yet another "what lens?" question
« on: February 16, 2012, 12:18:52 AM »

The following are relatively inexpensive: sigma 30mm f/1.4, canon 35mm f/2, canon 28mm f/1.8. The 15mm-85mm has IS -- if you keep this, it could be your primary video lens.

But the 15-85 is only 3.5-5.6 so now I'm really confused.  Do I not need faster for video in indoor ambient light?

Lenses / Re: Yet another "what lens?" question
« on: February 15, 2012, 10:46:51 PM »
To dhofmann: Thank you for that link.  I've always liked my 15-85, this has confirmed for me to keep it.

Now another gnarly issue has raised it's head.  The primes being recommended here are both pricey and non-IS.  From my reading, I've been lead to believe that IS is really very desirable for video, which is why I was thinking about the soon to be released 24 or 28.  But, they are only 2.8, not 1.4 and I'm assuming that most posters here think that 2.8 on a crop is too slow for indoor ambient light.  I have set the upper limit on ISO at 1600 on my 60D because of noise and strive to shoot no higher than 400ISO if I can.  Hmmm, more to think about...

Lenses / Re: Yet another "what lens?" question
« on: February 15, 2012, 07:45:48 PM »
Wow, I was out all day today and just checked in.  Thanks for all the replies. 

Ya know, I do have 2 430EXII's and pocket wizards so stills really are not a problem if I get off my behind and set things up ;) ;).

So I guess really that boils my concern down to video indoor situations (dear hubby always wants video of the grandkids) where flash is not going to help me and I am not about to get into a full lighting package.

Sooo, I'm sensing a split between the new primes I referenced and the 17-55 in opinions here.  If I zero-in on best for indoor video (assuming I will actually set up my flashes for stills), does this modify anyone's opinion here?

Lastly, I am oh so aware of the 60D's shortcoming regarding lack of AFMA  :'( :'( and will only buy used or new locally so I can assess any back or front focusing issues.  Waiting to snap up a used 7D when the new 5DIII gets announced.

Lenses / Re: Recommendation: Tele lens for 60D
« on: February 15, 2012, 07:31:49 PM »
Not interested in the 70-300L??

Lenses / Yet another "what lens?" question
« on: February 15, 2012, 12:14:51 PM »
Current set up: 60D (yes, I regret not getting the 7D ::)) with 10-22, 15-85, 100 macro, 70-300L.  Main interests are wildlife, birds, landscape, macro so happy with my lens collection.  Problem: I am now viewed as "the photographer" in the family so am expected to get general family shots plus we have 2 fast-moving grandkids.  Nothing in my lenses is good for indoor/lowlight photos or videos.  Was going to ditch the 15-85 and get the 17-55 which on the used market should cost me a net of $300. But, now the rumors of the new primes 24 and 28 have me second-guessing.  Adding one of these for the "family" situations would cost me $800 rather than $300 because I would need to keep the 15-85.  Any thoughts to share out there??

Lenses / Re: Lens Choice.. 70-200 F4 L IS or 70-300 F4-5.6 L IS
« on: January 27, 2012, 07:56:07 PM »
I'm another fan and owner of the 70-300L.  I my experience, on my 60D, it does soften a bit at 300mm but otherwise very happy with it. Image below taken at 277mm, significantly cropped.

Lenses / Re: *HELP* Alternatives to Canon EF-S 10-22mm
« on: January 27, 2012, 06:28:57 PM »
I too was trying to choose between Tokina's 11-16 and Canon's 10-22.  Although the Tokina was a tad sharper, I simply could not abide the flare and CA issues.  Yes, CA can be removed in post-processing but I've never been happy with the effort required to do so nor with the end result.  The 10-22 does have some CA but at least in Lightroom, the lens profile feature removes it with just one "click".  Tokina does not have a profile in Lightroom for easily dealing with CA.

EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: 5D Mark II or 1D Mark III
« on: January 22, 2012, 02:01:40 PM »
If you are intent on parting with some $$$, then I'm not sure the 10-22 or Tokina will get you the image quality you may want, if you're used to L lenses.

The 10-22 is at least as good as the 17-40L. The Tokina 11-16 is better, the crop equivalent of the 16-35L II in terms of IQ.

I'm curious regarding your opinion of the Tokina.  I trialed 4 different copies of this lens and all 4 had terrible CA.  I ended up with the Canon 10-22mm which has very little CA.

Technical Support / Re: Canon 60D makes noise when cleaning sensor???
« on: January 22, 2012, 01:46:46 PM »
My 60D makes no noise at all when the sensor is being cleaned.

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