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Lenses / Re: Is it still the time for the 16-35 ?
« on: October 27, 2013, 02:45:43 AM »
Welcome John,
I have the 16-35II and would make the tired old argument that if you need a flexible ultra-wide now, then this is the only game in town. I also use the 14 2.8II (really good, really wide, but not flexible like the zoom), 24 3.5II tilt shift (awesome, but lack of auto focus makes it too slow for many subjects), 35 1.4 (love this one! but again no flexibility of focal length). I would recommend that you purchase the 16-35II. Who knows when a 14-24 will make it to market and how long it will be before the price comes down after that.

+1

Get the currently available 16-35 and enjoy shooting rather than wait for a lens that may not be available for a long time if at all.

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Sorry to hear your misfortune - I think it might be reason b :(

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Animal Kingdom / Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« on: October 24, 2013, 05:07:18 AM »
Zebra Finch

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Go with 650d - she'll appreciate the touch screen and the relatively smaller body size. I'd add a nifty fifty to the kit and offer a couple of coaching sessions whenever is ready for them.

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Lenses / Re: 17-40 VS 17-55
« on: October 23, 2013, 09:18:00 PM »
Given the choice, I'd rather have a faster lens than a weather sealed esp if the body isn't sealed either.

Ask yourself If you are person who looks after their other electronic gear such mobile phone, iPad, lap top etc etc do you end up replacing them constantly? As long as you (reasonably) take care of 17-55 you should be ok.

Also, do you shoot much in dusty/wet/harsh conditions?


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Canon General / Re: The truth behind our gear
« on: October 23, 2013, 12:45:04 AM »
Very funny.

Btw, the big white's centre of gravity is all wrong!


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Abstract / Re: Puddles
« on: October 22, 2013, 02:53:19 PM »
Well seen and beautifully captured - good work

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Lenses / Re: 24-70mm f/2.8 L mkII & 50mm f/1.4???
« on: October 22, 2013, 02:50:48 PM »
I have both lenses. The 24-70 is certainly sharper, but the 50 is 2 stops faster (and much lighter). I use the 50 for dimly lit indoor portraits and in cases I want only want to carry a light setup (in which case I may just as well take the 40 pancake). Opinions about the 50 are quite mixed if you browse the internet, but I do like the look. The lens is quite soft, so I typically stop it down to 1.8 or 2.0.

If you can get it for a good price, I suggest you go for it. I'm sure it will find its use in your kit.

+1
You'll be reaching for the 50 1.4 a lot when the light is poor. It's small and light enough to carry around in your pocket.

If you are getting it for a VERY good price I'd say go for it.

Btw, you'll love the 24-70 2.8 II :)

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Animal Kingdom / Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« on: October 22, 2013, 02:39:20 AM »

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Animal Kingdom / Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« on: October 21, 2013, 01:15:59 AM »
70-200 2.8 II

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Pricewatch Deals / Re: Buy the 5D3 now or wait?
« on: October 20, 2013, 02:45:48 PM »
5d III is a great camera so go for it.

Just out of interest, what was your thinking behind getting the 70d in the first place?

Also, you have some nice glass but looks like a fast prime (50L / 85L) might be worth adding to your kit - of course depending on what you shoot.

Cheers

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Lenses / Re: Canon 300mm or Canon 400mm
« on: October 18, 2013, 06:57:00 PM »
Rent them both and shoot under likely future circumstances - that should give you a better idea as to which one is best for you.

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Street & City / Re: 5D3 and ISO 51200: Firefighters rehearsing Emergency
« on: October 15, 2013, 04:26:07 PM »
Lovely images - I think I like the Colour one better. Very impressed.

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Third Party Manufacturers / Re: Sigma 24-105 f/4 DG OS Outed?
« on: October 13, 2013, 07:05:38 PM »
If the Sigma offering has better IQ and is cheaper than Canon - it's likely to be very successful. However, I believe healthy competition is good for consumers as Canon will reply with something even better.  Interesting development.

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Lenses / Re: New 85
« on: October 13, 2013, 01:09:07 AM »

DON'T GIVE ME f2 with IS crap >:(

+1. Ha ha

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