« on: November 29, 2011, 07:25:27 PM »
I currently have a 5Dm2, and a 16-35mm, 85 f/1.8, and a 300mm f/4 lens. I am trying to write this post to keep my thoughts straight, but any suggestions would be good. Or maybe Santa is real and this is my Christmas list.
I am probably going to get a WFT grip, and the GPS adapter to geotag my photos when I take them. I would still like a better option from Canon to automatically geotag photos, but this might be it. Expensive, but better than doing it in post processing for thousands of pictures.
Next, I am going to get a bigger Pelican case. I travel by airplane, and need to be able to fit my camera, tripod, laptop, and clothes into a case to get past the two bag carry on rule...
The lenses are the next thing, and this is where it gets complicated. The 50mm f/1.2 is at the top of the list for it's ability to shoot in lower light situations than my 16-35 f/2.8 or the 85mm f/1.8. But, I am also considering the 14mm, the 8-15mm, and the 17mm TS-E. After shooting at 16mm for a while on a FF camera (and I have borrowed an 8mm f/2.8 Olympus lens that is interesting for the Milky Way galaxy), it is the distortions in the corners of the 16mm focal length that I would like to correct. I am thinking that the 14mm or 8-15mm won't be 'different' enough from the 16mm-35mm (at 16mm). I would have to rent them for sure. The 17mm f/4 TS-E is probably the best choice for me and the landscape pictures I take, I just worry about the f/4 not being fast enough in low-light conditions. It will take a lot of practice to use it right...
Down the road, I would like to get into astro and Sun/Moon photography...I am looking to get a good tracking telescope that I can mount my camera to, with easy GPS setup of the tripod... And high enough zoom to allow me to stack images and get something good, but figuring out how to do that, without spending over $2,000 isn't easy. (I'm not saying it can't be done, I just haven't researched it enough.) I wish it was like, there is one 50,000mm 12" telescope with a Meade tripod with easy star finding and tracking ability...maybe there is.