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Lenses / Re: Canon EF 28 f/2.8 Disappears From Price List
« on: January 13, 2012, 11:13:02 AM »
Honestly, I see no reason to own this lens. I've used it and it's slow to focus, loud, only 2.8 and the IQ is just okay. There are so many zooms that overlap this, and unless there's a real, quantifiable reason to own a prime, you're wasting your money. Pretty much my rule of thumb is, if you're happy with 2.8, get a zoom, if you want to do better, get a high quality prime. This lens failed on both counts. This is the lens you buy because it's cheap, then it sits in the bottom of your camera bag for 5 years collecting dust.
Yup.  True for FF, especially true for crop.

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EOS Bodies / Re: DSLRs are a dying breed, EVIL is the future!
« on: January 12, 2012, 01:24:42 PM »
Back in the film days there were many mirrorless cameras, ranging from cheap point-n-shoots to high-quality rangefinders to big SLRs like EOS 3.

Back then, the small cameras didn't kill the SLRs.  I don't see why mirrorless digital cameras will kill DSLRs in the future.

Weren't rangefinder camera manual focus only ?

Yes indeed that's true.  Thanks for pointing that out

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EOS Bodies / Re: DSLRs are a dying breed, EVIL is the future!
« on: January 12, 2012, 11:23:16 AM »
Back in the film days there were many mirrorless cameras, ranging from cheap point-n-shoots to high-quality rangefinders to big SLRs like EOS 3.

Back then, the small cameras didn't kill the SLRs.  I don't see why mirrorless digital cameras will kill DSLRs in the future.

Mirrors work, and they're not that expensive to produce.  Why strip them away?

On another note.  Personally I'm lusting for an EF mount camera with a full-frame sensor in a Rebel-like body (plastic+pentamirror = lightweight).  If you want to shave off weight, why not get rid of the metal body and big lumpy prism.  But I'm not holding my breath...

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Lenses / Re: I guess there won't be any new lenses at CES?
« on: January 10, 2012, 12:49:17 AM »
Thanks waving_odd!

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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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