EOS Bodies / Re: Canon U.S.A. Introduces The HJ18ex7.6B Portable HD Eng Lens, Delivering Outstanding Optical Perf« on: April 04, 2014, 09:34:10 AM »
Why don't more lenses come with the built in motor drive for smooth zooming?
Is size, cost, and weight the reasons someone would go with a 16-35 f/4 over the 16-35 f/2.8?Do you use it for astrophotography fully open?
I like my 16-35mm f/2.8 a lot and haven't noticed any problems with it.
Could this be the ultimate no-fuss travel camera?
$45,000 worth of gear (give or take).
That's a lot of eggs in one basket.
I took a look at their website, and noted the MSRP of $450 USD ... that's more than I'm willing to pay. However, for a person with $45,000+ worth of gear, then I suppose the cost/benefit equation becomes different.
It's not just about protection of gear which makes these lenses so good...it's the fact that they are less obvious as being a camera bag, fits in the over heads on a plane but most importantly....they weigh about half of the competition's bags of the same size.
If a photographer uses mkII white teles and one of these bags, he is literally halving his luggage weight and that makes it carry on hand luggage weight. Which then negates the need for peli cases and the like.