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Much thanks for all postings!
I own following lenses for landscapes: 12-24 4 Tokina, Canon 28-70 2.8L, 50mm 1.8 (the others are >70mm)
I am looking to get an 24mm 2.8, or are there other lenses that i should buy? (I do not have the money to get an Zeiss or another extraordinary expensive lenses.)


If you want affordable yet versatile (AF, filter), just go for a 17-40L.  For landscape, I think an aperture of F2.8 is an overkill.  F4 and above is already good unless you are planning to shoot night sky.  For that, the cheapest yet excellent option will be the Samyang 14mm F2.8.  I'm currently using a 28mm F1.8 but might go for a Samyang soon.

Let me add my 2 cents... I've been using my 6D for quite a while now.  Pair it with a 17-40L or a 24-105L as cheap combos and you'll never regret it.  It's one hell of a tool for landscape even in low-light.  It's dynamic range is amazing.  You'll have to use it to appreciate it better.

Landscape / Re: Typhoon Haiyan: 4 months later
« on: May 15, 2014, 01:47:00 AM »
Thanks for showing us some photos of Samar/Leyte.  For years, I've been trying to setup sometime to go there.  I hope I can go there sometime next year.

Lenses / Re: What about those lens weights?
« on: May 14, 2014, 08:42:37 PM »
As I'm more of a traveller these days, the lighter, the better.  For serious work, primes would do it except for events where I favor light zooms.

I really love my G11.  Together with an underwater housing, I can take it almost anywhere without fear.

Man Overboard

The Lone Isle

Smoke Sucker

Lenses / Re: Before you buy your next prime...
« on: May 09, 2014, 03:07:59 AM »
I've just found out during my recent trip that I'm using my 24-105mm F4L IS USM around 80-85% of the time.  My copy (just very recent, bought a month ago) is surprisingly sharp almost comparable to my primes.  It's almost everything I need now.  I've tried my friend's 24-70mm F2.8L and I always miss that extra 35mm.

6D Sample Images / Re: Anything shot with a 6D
« on: May 09, 2014, 02:53:35 AM »
Some more shots from Krabi, Thailand.

Great images in this series, Jason.  Very nice work!

Thanks!  It's a pleasure coming from you.  I'm going again to another vacation by end of July in Perhentian, Malaysia.  Hopefully I can take better pictures there.  Any criticisms are very much welcome.  Thanks again.

thing is those budget plastic mount 18-55 IS STM and 55-250 IS STM are actually mad sharp, heck the 55-250 STM is said to rival the 70-200 f/4 IS for optics.

Sorry, but that's a bit of a stretch. They are good, but not that good. Then again, you don't expect them to perform the same as a lens costing 1K more, do you?

They're almost the same.  Just add a little bit of contrast and sharpening and you'll never be able to distinguish them apart.  Just my 2 cents.

6D Sample Images / Re: Anything shot with a 6D
« on: May 08, 2014, 02:36:47 AM »
From Krabi... sweet combo of 6D and 24-105mm F4L

Gentle Beauty


6D Sample Images / Re: Anything shot with a 6D
« on: May 07, 2014, 06:46:13 AM »
Some more from Krabi...

Free Wheel

Threading the Sunset

Photography Technique / Re: Help on what to bring to Krabi...
« on: May 06, 2014, 09:25:46 PM »
Dear Friend/Teacher Surapon,

I've posted some pictures already in here...


You can also go to my Flickr account as referenced by my signature.  I'm still processing some pictures that I might post later.  Thanks for all your advise.  I'm now looking forward for my vacation in Perhentian, Malaysia in July.  I found that my 24-105L is my very much used lens.  I also had fun eating tomyum goom and roasted shells and chicken gizzards.  YUMMY!  That and a lot of beautiful, almost naked girls, both local and foreigners.  YUMMY!  (Please don't tell my wife...)   ;D


6D Sample Images / Re: Anything shot with a 6D
« on: May 06, 2014, 09:04:39 PM »
Some more shots from Krabi, Thailand.


Waiting for you...


6D Sample Images / Re: Anything shot with a 6D
« on: May 05, 2014, 11:46:20 PM »
Two of my latest shots with the 6D and the recently bought Samyang 14mm :) . I've got to thank Dustin Abott for his work and inspiration with the Samyang lens. Both shots can be seen also here:


I've shot these on a trip in Kenya, I'm still processing more shots from the travel.


Lenses / Re: New EF-S Ultrawide Coming? [CR1]
« on: May 05, 2014, 11:44:27 PM »
10mm IS STM, pancake size.  8)

PowerShot / Re: New PowerShot & EOS Cameras to Offer DOF Control?
« on: May 05, 2014, 08:44:01 AM »
I saw that commercial for android.  Correct me if I'm wrong, but the basic idea is that the image has infinite depth of feels and then the post production aspect of the software blurs our the portion that is not the subject.  It is a ridiculous concept and u would be very annoyed if the put that function in an slr... which has the capability to shoot at f1.2 with a corresponding lens.

I think "being annoyed" will only be felt by people who knows photography or somebody who really have a lens with a max aperture of F1.2.  For casual shooters, I think it will just be a new toy for them.  Having something to at least approximate the big boys' work is something that will really be appealing to most users.

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