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Is there anything in particular that anyone would like me to try out with it?  I have a 5D3 and a 600EX-RT.

Awesome! Can u plz do some repeat tests of 2nd curtain sync?

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Pricewatch Deals / Re: Canon EF 24-70 f/4L IS $899
« on: December 20, 2013, 04:20:36 PM »
I paid $1100 for a white boxed version of this lens a few months back and couldn't be happier. I wanted sharp and minimal distortion at 24, and it delivers (much better than 24-105 here). I wanted small and light, with IS and it delivers. Exactly what I wanted in a 24-XX lens, don't need f2.8 in that range either. Great for enviro portraits, event work, studio. Plenty of use for it!

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Reviews / Re: Review - Canon EF 17-40mm f/4L
« on: September 30, 2013, 08:30:56 AM »
I read the review, and think the lens sounds like the right choice for me. Then I came in here and found 90% dissatisfied reviews!

I think paired with my 35L on my 5D3 that a stopped down UWA would be a nice pairing - don't really need the 2.8, as it would be predominately used for enviro/editorial portraits.

I am wondering, how does the 17-40 go on a 5D3 in event work? Paired with a 600-EX perhaps?

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Third Party Manufacturers / Re: Rumored Sigma Lenses Coming in the Next Year
« on: September 09, 2013, 09:26:20 PM »
The 24-105mm looks interesting to me.  Canon's 'L' comparable model has never impressed me.

Me too - with image quality up to Sigma's recent lenses, this could be a great release and you would think it would be priced below Canon's 24-70f4.

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Lenses / Re: Rebate Ending Soon? When's The Next One?
« on: January 31, 2013, 06:38:34 PM »
Does the rebate ending in the USA mean the prices on the grey market will rise? Am close to ordering a couple of things, and can't really rush the purchases!

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Pricewatch Deals / Re: Canon USA Rebates End on Saturday
« on: January 31, 2013, 06:36:59 PM »
Does the rebate ending in the USA mean the prices on the grey market will rise? Am close to ordering a couple of things, and can't really rush the purchases!

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Lenses / Re: Canon 100mm macro IS vs non-IS - any further input?
« on: January 06, 2013, 05:39:57 AM »
Correct me if I'm wrong, but I think L glass is covered by worldwide warranty where as non-L is covered by a warranty from the region you purchased the lens in, ie Australia, Asia, Eu, or America. So if you're purchased a lens of eBay from a grey market reseller, you'd be better off with the L glass. Resell value may also hold up a little better. But why would you ever want to sell the 100mm macro, they're awesome.  ;D

No longer the case, since late 2011 I believe Canon changed their warranty to only cover L lenses within the country they are sold from, just like everything else Canon.

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Lenses / Re: EF 24-70 f/4L IS Resolution Tests
« on: January 04, 2013, 06:49:58 PM »
From the tests it seems reasonably sharp. It is weather sealed, has IS, is small, and has a lot less distortion. It would be perfect to carry as a companion to a couple of primes.

Exactly what I hoped this lens would be! I agree, overpriced still but hoping to add it to my 35/85/100 kit (along with a 70-200).

Just hope it has corner sharpness stopped down and I am sold!

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Lenses / Re: Canon EF 24-70 f/4L IS Coming [CR3]
« on: January 04, 2013, 02:43:47 AM »
Any purchases or reviews yet??

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Lenses / Re: Canon EF 24-70 f/4L IS Coming [CR3]
« on: January 02, 2013, 01:28:44 AM »
Where were you able to find a 24-70 F4 to play with ?

I thought they weren't coming out until later on this month ?

Digital Camera Warehouse in Australia says in the next week or so they will have stock.

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Lenses / Re: Canon EF 24-70 f/4L IS Coming [CR3]
« on: December 11, 2012, 05:27:19 PM »
I beg to differ. The 24-70 f/4L IS will go nicely with the 70-200 f/4L IS. Only 24-70 2.8L II goes nicely with the 70-200 f/2.8L IS II. You have to match your lenses or they will feel uncomfortable  ;D
Does not make any sense to me. I have various lenses with various f stops and they all go 'nicely together'.

Neither to me - it depends on what you want. If a shallow dof is required f2.8 on a wider lens is more important than on a tele lens. If the lens is required to be "fast" for low-light shooting it's the other way around.
Hasn't anyone noticed the smile icon  ;D in my post ?

Yeah mate I sure did :)

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Lenses / Re: Canon EF 24-70 f/4L IS Coming [CR3]
« on: December 10, 2012, 09:52:43 PM »
When is this coming out?

Will go nicely in my kit with 35L, 85 1.4, 100L. When I add a 70-200 f2.8 (mk II or Tamron) it will be complete (for now).
I beg to differ. The 24-70 f/4L IS will go nicely with the 70-200 f/4L IS. Only 24-70 2.8L II goes nicely with the 70-200 f/2.8L IS II. You have to match your lenses or they will feel uncomfortable  ;D

Haha yeah good point - I think I will need f2.8 in the tele end though, I have that covered in the wide-normal end. Big brother will have to take it easy on the little fella ;)

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Lenses / Re: Canon EF 24-70 f/4L IS Coming [CR3]
« on: December 10, 2012, 09:14:26 PM »
When is this coming out?

Will go nicely in my kit with 35L, 85 1.4, 100L. When I add a 70-200 f2.8 (mk II or Tamron) it will be complete (for now).

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Lenses / Re: Canon's new 24-70 2.8L II ship date
« on: July 01, 2012, 05:14:35 AM »

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Lenses / Re: Canon's new 24-70 2.8L II ship date
« on: June 27, 2012, 03:19:22 AM »
Looks like one amazing zoom lens, can't wait for the reviews!!

Had my eyes on a 16-35 and then a 35L, but have decided to wait for this baby to come out and will see if I lack aperture or UWA once I've spent some time with it. Have never used any of the 24-x lenses, glad I waited for the best one!

I looked at the 70-200 II MTF's and the 24-70 II charts are even better - looks amazing for a zoom!! I have the 100L, and yes it's incredibly sharp!

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