600 refurb is back in stock - hurry if you want one.
Thanks for the update! Snagged one!
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Key question (albeit probably deserving of a separate thread) - SmugMug or Zenfolio?
I never considered using a 1.4TC with a TS-E. Do you think that, with the exception of losing 1 stop and some IQ, I can approximate a 24mm TS-E using a 17mm TS-E with a 1.4x TC? I do like the flexibility of using filters on a 24mm TS-E for outdoor work. I will have to decide after shooting the 24 and 45
The real dilemma is 70-300mm L vs. 100-400 L... fortunately there is an easy solution. Pick up a used 7D and you have an "effective" reach of 112-480mm. I put the EF 70-300L on my old 40D for the very first time in two years to shoot an outdoor event this weekend and was very pleased with the reach. With the EF 24-105mm for candids and overview shots on the 5DII, it makes a great two-body event combo. For tromping in the woods for flora/fauna, I would keep the same combo or go with the 70-300L on the full frame and maybe a 100 macro on the crop. For birding, I'd try the 70-300L on full frame and a 300/4 + TC on the crop (poor man's solution).
It's been said many times before but is worth repeating: f/2.8 zooms for indoors | f/4+ zooms for outdoors. Your situation doesn't demand an f/2.8 lens.
And what about the quality loss at de-fisheyeing?
If the 3rd party lens did not work as advertised then it would be a simple matter to return it to the place that you bought it from.Sure. Check the TDP review ... that's exactly what Bryan did, THRICE ...
Not quite. He bought a copy retail (as usual), it was bad, and he exchanged it for a second retail copy, which was decentered. He sent that copy in for service, it came back worse than it went in (how's that for quality service?). He sent it back a second time, and the 'repaired' lens had a new serial number. Anyone want to bet that Tamron didn't hand pick and pre-test that replacement lens?
Considering the new Sigma 30mm f1.4 Art lens is coming soon, is there any info as to when that will be released?
I can hold off on it for a little while if needed or get another lens. Reading up before impulsively buying anything.
Edit: It is available already, just not many reviews. Sounds like the corners may be sharper, but its $100 more at $500. First amazon review had a focus issue that needed to be recalibrated.
was there a forum post on this lens already?
So I guess one really should use a tripod with TS for optimal results. How would one work as a walkabout lens?