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Lenses / Re: Thinking about a 17-40 f4L USM. Thoughts?
« on: November 03, 2012, 05:49:33 AM »
I had the 24-105 L, I found it too 'standard' and not that exciting - great IQ though. I changed for the 17-40 L and LOVE it. Wide on FF (5dmk2) it's brilliant.

It's a bargain. Buy it!

EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: 5D for a 1DS mk2 ??
« on: November 02, 2012, 05:28:28 AM »
Hi Everyone,

I'm still thinking this one over!

I've heard that the 1Ds batteries can cause problems as they get older. Anyone experienced this?

I'm also thinking of swapping the 5Dc for a 5D mk2, but I guess that's a different debate!

The thrill of owning a 1ds mk2 is outweighing a 5d mk2 at the minute!

My only real concern is its low light capabilities. The 5dc barely cuts the mustard in dark wedding venues, will the 1ds mk2 be any better????

Thanks all


EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: 5D for a 1DS mk2 ??
« on: October 31, 2012, 01:07:10 PM »
Thanks everyone,

lots to think about!

My mind is spinning!



EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: 5D for a 1DS mk2 ??
« on: October 30, 2012, 06:13:15 PM »
What about the higher ISO with the 1ds mk2? How does that compare to the 5D Classic?



EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: 5D for a 1DS mk2 ??
« on: October 30, 2012, 04:09:43 PM »
Hi RLPhoto,

It's a 1Ds, would that sway you anymore?



EOS Bodies - For Stills / 5D for a 1DS mk2 ??
« on: October 30, 2012, 03:39:35 PM »
I have a 5 D 'classic' that I use as a second body (to a 5D mk2). I have the chance to basically swap the 5D 'classic' for a 1DS mk2.

Should I do it?


Anyone got some good pros and cons ?

Thanks for your time


Third Party Manufacturers / New Sigma Lenses - Shipping Availability
« on: October 24, 2012, 08:11:50 AM »

I keep searching and searching but I cannot find the answer! Does anyone know (or have a guess) when the new Sigma lenses will be available (in the UK)? It's the 35mm that I'm interested in more than anything.



EOS Bodies / 7D Firmware?
« on: August 01, 2012, 02:30:08 AM »

Back in June a 7D firmware was declared to be in the pipeline with an August release:

Well, it's August.

Anyone heard anything else?


Lenses / Re: 40mm f/2.8 or 50mm f/1.4
« on: July 31, 2012, 03:09:48 AM »
I have both lenses.

I was considering selling the 50mm (to fund the 85mm L) but I've now decided to keep both the 40 + 50.

In my opinion the 40mm IQ is better than the 50mm. OK, you're missing out on some f-stops but the 40mm for me just 'works'. I use it on a 5D and a 7D - on both it's fantastic. I'm keeping the 50mm for those times when the light is really bad! (I shoot weddings - some venues are just so dark).

I had the 35mm f2 but that was just a 'toy', I wanted the 35mm L but just couldn't justify the cost, then the 'forty shorty' came along and I totally love it.

A quick few test shots with the 40 shorty here (they are not that exciting though!):


Lenses / Re: Lenses - All Change!
« on: July 29, 2012, 02:32:51 PM »
Hi Everyone,

I used the 85mm again today- something is not right with it.

...but I love it as 85mm on my 5D and also as 135mm on my 7D.

I've decided to send it back and get it looked at.

I won't be getting the 135mm L. I'm going to give the 85mm another shot - I may even buy another one and see how I get on. I'm also considering the Sigma 85mm f/1.4.

Thanks to everyone for their opinions, much appreciated.



PS - Sigma 85mm f/1.4 - a worthy contender?

Lenses / Re: Lenses - All Change!
« on: July 28, 2012, 02:05:49 PM »
@Cosk It's a focusing issue - within a few metres it's not too bad (especially now that I've micro adjusted on the 7D), but anything with a bit of distance, say 6+ metres and its open to guessing what it will do - in/out focus. I cant trust it.
Maybe I've got a bad copy.

I really don't think I'd use the 135 L on the 7D, its more for the 5D.


Lenses / Lenses - All Change!
« on: July 28, 2012, 03:05:43 AM »

Current lens line up -
17-40mm L f/4,
40mm f/2.8,
50mm f/1.4,
85mm f/1.8,
70-200 L f/2.8

Bodies - 5D & 7D

I'm really not liking the 85mm f/1.8 - I find it too unpredictable and unreliable (especially on the 7D as a 135mm equiv.) I'd love to get the 135mm f/2 L.

Here's the plan : Sell 50mm f/1.4 and 85mm f/1.8 and buy 135mm f/2 L.
(The 40mm pancake is brilliant and the IQ is better than the 50mm in my opinion.)

Lenses would then be -

I shoot weddings, portraits etc.

I'd appreciate people's thoughts.



Lenses / Re: Sigma 85 1.4 + 5D Mark III ?? Photos and comments?
« on: July 22, 2012, 08:31:19 AM »
Yes, this happened to me too, on the first day of use. Like everyone else, I took the lens off the camera and replaced - problem sorted.

I'd forgotten about this incident, it's never happened again since (after a further 3 weeks or so of use).


Lenses / Re: 40mm Pancake Killed the 50mm??
« on: July 17, 2012, 01:33:48 PM »

That's what I'm currently thinking too!



Lenses / Re: 40mm Pancake Killed the 50mm??
« on: July 16, 2012, 12:49:40 PM »

I might be selling the 50mm soon! I need to sleep on it

Thank you everyone


PS - Any last input before I hit eBay?!?

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