Please, please rework the 85 into the art line. Then they can do a 24...
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Hi guys I'm an amateur photographer who's interested primarily in portrait photography, but also in some macro and landscape photography (as a hobby). I'm planning to buy my first and hopefully the last tripod but unfortunately I'm not very knowledgeable in this area. So far I'm going to order a Really Right Stuff TVC-33 tripod and I'm choosing a ballhead. Based on what I've read, it seems BH-55 ballhead is the way to go. But I'm wondering if any of you have had experience with Arca Swiss C1 cube? It's much more expensive but the few reviews I could find seem to be excellent (although I'm not sure it's the right choice for portrait photography). My heaviest camera set is Canon 1dx + 200 f2. I'm 5'10" (178cm). ANY feedback will be much appreciated. Thank you very much!
until you decide to purchase a TS, pick a lens for all around use, like a 24-105mmL or 24-70mm.
well that´s what i wrote.
i like to know which standard zoom you guys recommend, as freelancer wrote.
don´t know why his postings were deleted, at least his post was a bit helpfull.
There are four standard EF Zooms that Canon makes. The best is clearly the 24-70mm f/2.8 MK II.
The 24-70mm f/4L and the 24-105mm f/4 L are pretty much equal. The EF 28-135 brings up the rear, only use it if thats all you can afford.
You have to decide which suits your budget. I can recommend the 24-70mm f/2.8 MK II its the best, but its also expensive.
The Tamron 24-70 F/2.8 has lots of fans and a history of failures, if you are careful with it and don't treat it roughly, it should be fine. Its resale value in the future is still unknown, and probably depends a lot on its long term reliability, and whether Tamron fixes the flaws.
There is a very good article here.
I feel confident that they won't be manufacturing or releasing any sub $1000 Full Frame cameras... ever, why would they have too?
They'll do it when the competition forces them directly, or indirectly. Its an inevitability. Many makers fighting for market share makes for good competition, and also makes for good value in the product.
Its only a matter of when, not if.
Well, I agree it will happen, but what will they release? Something like the 6D or the EOS-M, "me too" products arranged just to give some bland competition?
Thank you For all of your responses. I guess my real question for all the 50 mm L-series users out there was: is the 50mm 1.4 not enough. I could sell my 50 L and my old version of the 24 – 70 to purchase the newest version of the 24 – 70 and still have money left over to buy the 50mm 1.4.
Yeh, you can get it with the kit lens, the 200-400 f4 + inbuilt 1.4 TC!
The kit comes with a free unicorn. Pre announcing a development announcement 7 months early sounds desperate.
Another question is will they work on the next Canon DSLR?
Twice now, when Canon updated lenses on their DSLR's, Sigma lenses stopped working because of errors in the way they reverse engineer Canon's lens system. Those that had current production lenses could send them in for a upgrade. It cost me over $100 to upgrade my 105mm macro, but my other 4 lenses could not be upgraded and became paperweights They just gave error 99.
Since then, I've been very reluctant to invest big $$ in Sigma lenses. Its not a savings if they will not work on future cameras.