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Landscape / Re: Winter Milky Way Time Lapse - (Canon 5D MK II)
« on: January 09, 2012, 02:38:47 PM »
Nice!  How did you control motion?

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Lenses / Re: I guess there won't be any new lenses at CES?
« on: January 09, 2012, 01:26:15 PM »
Rats.  I was hoping for some non-L lenses (e.g. 50/1.4 mk2).

Anything from Tamron and Sigma?

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Maybe hang on to that 55-250 for a little while longer.  There may be times when you may not want to tote that BWHL around.

BWHL - big white heavy lens.

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EOS Bodies / Re: 7D sensor poll
« on: January 02, 2012, 01:59:50 PM »
APS-C, because it'll accept EF-S lenses like 17-55/2.8

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EOS Bodies / Re: How should I spend my money?
« on: December 29, 2011, 03:35:29 PM »
I meant Tokina 11-16/2.8.  Thanks

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EOS Bodies / Re: How should I spend my money?
« on: December 29, 2011, 02:18:22 PM »
Tokina 11-17/2.8

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Lenses / Re: A set of lenses for around the world travel.
« on: December 28, 2011, 11:27:50 AM »
1 lens solution.  Canon 15-85 IS bolted onto your 450D.  Simple, light, versatile, great image quality.

3 lens solution.  Your 450D, your Sigma 8-16, then add Tamron 17-50/2.8 (or Canon 17-55/2.8 IS which is heavier)  plus Canon 55-250 IS.

My travel setup is similar to the 3 lens option above.  I used it in SE Asia for 3 months this year, plus another 1 month in the U.S., plus another 1 month backpacking at home in Canada.  I've used a similar setup for a cumulative of at least 18 months on the road over the past 5 years.

Your 450D is a camera capable of great photos.  No need to upgrade to something heavier.

Enjoy your trip.

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EOS Bodies / Re: New to Full Frame - some help with lens(es)?
« on: December 23, 2011, 01:27:35 PM »
If you like a wider angle, think about a 35 mm lens.  Consider 35/2, 35/1.4L, and Samyang 35/1.4 (manual focus).

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EOS Bodies / Re: What if - interchengeable sensors
« on: December 21, 2011, 06:48:44 PM »
I want to be able to tilt my camera's sensor

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Canon General / Re: An EF 70-200 f/4L IS II in Mid January? [CR1]
« on: December 11, 2011, 11:49:11 PM »
If you had carte blanche to upgrade this lens, what would you do? What specs would it have after your upgrades?

Paint it black

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Lenses / Re: EF 35 f/1.4L II & EF 24-70 f/2.8L II on January 3, 2012? [CR2]
« on: December 10, 2011, 08:24:34 PM »
A key reason for f/2.8 is being able to shoot selective focus and blur background.  Can't do that with IS or high iso.

As for the current 24-70, it seems that there's plenty of room for improvement.  Have a look at the photozone review.  Klaus hates the field curvature thing.
http://www.photozone.de/canon_eos_ff/528-canon2470f28ff


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EOS Bodies / Re: Canon EOS Rebel T4i [CR2]
« on: December 06, 2011, 01:13:22 PM »
Wouldn't it be ironic if the 700D had 24 mpix and the 7D2 had 12 mpix.

Higher-end cam: fewer mpix, less noise, better colors.

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Lenses / Re: 70-200 f/2.8 II or f/4 vs. 200/2.8 prime
« on: December 05, 2011, 12:25:54 AM »
I own a 200/2.8 and 1.4x and 2x converters.

The lens by itself is very sharp.  With 1.4x it's still quite good.  Stopping down to f/5.6 helps.  I haven't had much luck with the 2x TC.

In all it's a setup capable of producing good or great photos, but without zoom or stabilization it's not user friendly.  A 100-400L IS would definitely be a lot easier to work with.

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Tamron 17-50/2.8.       Small, sharp, under-the-radar.
Tamron 90/2.8.            Sharp, superb bokeh, just a great lens.
Sigma 10-20/4-5.6       Sharp, really nice ultrawide.
Tokina 10-17                Zoomable fisheye.  Yes it's a cool lens.  Really crisp photos but the purple fringing drives me nuts at times.
Tokina 50-135/2.8        Nice portrait lens.  I don't use it that much though.

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United States / Re: Prime for 7D?
« on: December 02, 2011, 11:33:30 AM »
I'm with neuranatomist.  17-55/2.8 IS is the way to go.

I've gotten great shots inside museums with my 400D + T17-50/2.8.  A stabilized lens would give you an extra 3 stops.

Another option would be 15-85 IS.  Great travel lens.

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