« on: May 21, 2013, 08:14:21 AM »
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I have energiser batteries. Calumet batteries. Sigma lenses. A tokina lens.
I have a canon flash.
Whenever the question comes up in forums I always say 'buy a canon flash'.
This is why.
Not very helpful, but true.
The money spent on cheapies is wasted as the third party guns have no resale value, and you'll end up buying the canons anyway. There is such a thing as a false economy. Tripods. Flashguns. Don't scrimp.
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May I suggest a 24-105 F/4 L IS, it's the best general purpose lens I can think of on FF (and the basis of my vacation lens set, I usually also bring a 50 mm f/1.8 MkI, a17-40 F/4 L and a tamron 70-300 USD. Wide open the 24-105 is sharp enough, and in the longer focal lengths you can get enough bokeh when needed High iso's and IS make up for low-light use.
JUST BUY A GITZO AND STOP WORRYING ABOUT IT...THEY ARE THE BEST, PERIOD!
Highly recommend one of these for budget tripods, it only cost me $60 aud and I used it for ages. It held up my rebel with 17-55 and also my 5d mkii with 17-40. Not to mention its super light and quite compact, carried it everywhere on my camera bag.
But do be wary of using the center column know its limitations and work around it, as that's what you'll have to do when saving some $$.
But how does one explain some of the pictures taken from the space station with a 1200mm lens?
I wonder if anyone has tried the 1DX with some of the big f2.8 telephotos for sports photography? I'm willing to bet it would work well for that.
One day when I have some more money I want to walk the streets at night with 1dx and the 200 f2. Whoa!!!
And I am certain that if you search you will find many 1dx with 2.8 lenses sports photos...