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Canon non-EF Lenses (TS-E, FD, etc.) / Re: Canon TS-E 24mm f/3.5L II
« on: April 19, 2011, 10:08:38 PM »
One of mine

Lenses / Re: Lens for 50D?
« on: April 11, 2011, 04:11:36 PM »
Interestingly, no one has suggested 3rd party lenses.  I haven't used one, but reportedly the Tamron 17-50mm f/2.8 non-VC is an excellent lens (optically better than the VC version).  AF is supposedly loud and a bit slow, but it's otherwise a great value - fast aperture (for a zoom), good general purpose focal length on a crop body, and the price is right...

Me personally, I am not a fan of 3rd party for the most part. And I also come with the school of thought that even mild zooms should have some form of IS (tamron's VC). I tried taking some rolling shots of cars with my 17-40 and most came out blurry due to the slower shutter speeds (1/50-1/60) in order to induce motion blur to the background and wheels. Trying the same shots with the 24-105 with IS resulted in perfect shots, even down to 1/40 and 1/30.

Lenses / Re: Lens for 50D?
« on: April 11, 2011, 12:29:10 PM »
I love how this guys set out very specific guidelines to what he needed/wanted and everyone pretty much did not follow them whatsoever...

Everyone suggested primes (for the most part), those meet the price aspect, but definitely not the multipurpose requirement.

the 17-55 is 1000+, a far cry from the 550...

Again, read up on this 17-85, which is right at your price limit:

The 15-85 is viable too, but a few hundred out of your stated range:

And for a longer range and still good IQ, the EF28-135, not the EFS. This is the lens I'd recommend the most to you, based on your specifications.

And don't be afraid to buy refurbished stuff. All of my equipment was purchased lightly used or refurb'd, and obviously I saved a fair amount of cash!

To buy:

Lenses / Re: Lens for 50D?
« on: April 10, 2011, 01:02:22 PM »

Lenses / Re: Help Choosing new lens
« on: April 08, 2011, 10:46:03 AM »
I'm suprised no one has recommended the 28mm 1.8... You stated your 50 is too long for your parties, you obviously need a fast aperture. People think they need to have every MM covered with all their lenses. Judging by what you already have and you're requirements, I'd definitely recommend the 28 1.8. Do not get the 2.8.

Lenses / Re: UV filter for 70-200mm f/2.8 IS II?
« on: April 08, 2011, 10:42:48 AM »
I choose good filters and see what they're like, if I can tell they're giving me the same (or as close as possible to) IQ as without filter, then I sell them and buy a more expensive one, but I don't get a 150 dollar filter (and yes they cost that here in Norway) just because it's expensive, if I can't see the difference between a 30 dollar and 120 dollar filter, I don't buy the 120 dollar one, isn't that pretty obvious?

Finally, someone with some common sense. Everyone reads into "technical" details too much. The only difference I can see in my picture that are with or without filters are when I'm using a polarizer. Then again, I'm willing to pay for a decent/good filter (hoya as I stated earlier). Don't shoot into blinding lights and you won't have flares, unless that's what you're going for...

Lenses / Re: Fast USM Lens that will give me 35mm FOV on 1.6X
« on: April 08, 2011, 10:39:15 AM »
IMO, the EF-S 17-55mm f/2.8 IS USM lens is the ideal general purpose zoom for a crop body like the 7D, and it focuses very fast.

I second that, I used one for a big car show/cruise last year on my old T1i and it pretty much never left my camera.

Here's a few shots with said body/lens combo:

Canon EF Prime Lenses / Re: Canon EF50mm f/1.4 USM
« on: April 07, 2011, 08:46:09 PM »

Canon EF-S and EF-M Lenses / Re: Canon EF-S 17-55mm f/2.8 IS USM
« on: April 07, 2011, 11:52:56 AM »
The EF-S lens that has had some full frame users jealous for a while. 

Not the educated ones, who would know that the EF-S 17-55mm f/2.8 IS on a crop body is out-spec'd by the EF 24-105mm f/4L IS used on FF, since the FF-equivalent of 17-55mm f/2.8 is 27-88mm f/4.5 (becuase the crop factor affects aperture in terms of DoF for equivalent framing), and the 1-stop effect on shutter speed is more than compensated for bu the 1.33-stop improvement in ISO noise with the additional light gathering ability of a FF sensor).  So, the 24-105 on FF is wider, longer, and faster than the 17-55mm on crop, still has IS, and is weather-sealed with L-quality build to match.

I think what they mean by making FF owners jealous is that the closer equivilent lens would be the 24-70 2.8 which lacks IS.. Because if they added the IS to that lens, that would be the choice for a all around lens for FF bodies.

Lenses / Re: UV filter for 70-200mm f/2.8 IS II?
« on: April 07, 2011, 11:47:37 AM »
I have 4 lenses for my 5D2, the 24-105, 17-40, 50 1.4, 85 1.8. On all four there is either a Hoya UV or CPL filter. I know B&W are extremely good, but on the other hand, no one has ever told me my picture was ruined by my Hoya filter.

EOS Bodies / Re: Looking for a second body
« on: March 31, 2011, 12:55:43 PM »
if you are looking at a 40D, why not look for a 5D classic as a option, used goes for 900-100 depends where you are. but AF is pretty much the same as Rebels.

As stated above, the AF is not exactly the same as the rebel. And although the 5D is a fantastic camera, it's still twice as much as a 40D and the ergonomics aren't exactly great compared to the 40D. But, if you want to get into FF cheaply, the 5D is where it's at.

EOS Bodies / Re: Looking for a second body
« on: March 30, 2011, 02:14:39 PM »
If you're ultimately worried about things like either the 7d or 5d2 being upgraded in the near future (due to your pyschology as you stated), then do either of these two things:

Keep what you have and "upgrade" your skills more, the equipment you currently have probably isn't holding you back, then save and wait for something new in the prosumer range to come out.

Or, upgrade to a 40D, yes, going from a T2i to 40D is something I'd consider an upgrade. Sure it lacks video and the 18mp, but in reality the 40 is quite the camera. It has a nice fps rate, good performance all around, is built like the big body cameras that you're looking at, has some weather sealing, etc...

For what it's worth, I shoot with a 5D2 (used to have a T1i), and I'm looking at a 40D for a second/backup body, and mainly to leave a 70-200 on it because of the crop factor while using the 5D mainly for wider stuff...

Again, these are just my opinions, but you can get a 40D lightly used for like 400 bucks.. and today on my local craigslist I saw some people selling 40Ds with accessories like grips, etc.. for not much more.

Lenses / Re: 24 f1.4L II or 16-35 f2.8L II
« on: March 19, 2011, 04:31:56 PM »
You don't always need to shoot wide open... You can stop down some, like to 2 or greater, and still get great background blur, and more of the subject will be in focus too.

Lenses / Re: Sigma 8-16 or Canon 10-22
« on: March 10, 2011, 12:33:56 PM »

Lenses / Re: Which +/- 30mm lens to buy?
« on: March 10, 2011, 12:27:11 PM »
I have the 28mm 1.8 Canon.

This would be the lens to have for the crop body, great length, as it comes in slightly below 45mm, basically normal. Good quality lens. Has USM AF and full time manual focusing which are quite nice features, especially if you know what life is like without said items.

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