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For walking around and snapping targets of opportunity, I've become very fond of the stabilized kit lens (18-55) that came with my T2i.  The combination is super light and I'm not worried about accidents or theft.  I had several images published in a travel magazine a few months ago.

The idea of carrying my 5D3 around with a big superzoom makes me feel tired just thinking about it!

A few days ago I tried out the 55-250 stabilized kit lens which I purchased recently for the T2i.  Know what?  You can take some very nice photos with that puppy if you know what you are doing.  I'm thinking about trying both of these plastic kit lenses on my 7D just for fun.

Sorry OP, can't resist answering somebody on 55-250. 

You'll not be very disappointed with those plastics though of course their IQ are very far from the IQ of my primes even stopped down.  But considering the price and the weight, it is not so bad that a little bit of PP won't be able to make it acceptable.

55-250 IS


18-55 IS

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Lenses / Re: 16-35 maybe 17-40
« on: March 10, 2013, 08:34:39 AM »
17-40 has the built-in gel filter holder at the back of the lens.

Hey, I never realized that. It's quite an exciting idea, really. Does the 16-35 (II) have this as well?

I don't think it has one.

http://www.lenstip.com/198.3-Lens_review-Canon_EF_16-35_mm_f_2.8L_II_USM_Build_quality.html

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If it were me, I'd stick with 5D3.  1DX and 5D3 got the same AF (almost).  As for low light performance, 1DX is just a little bit better.  I suggest getting 1DX only if more than 6fps performance is crucial to you.  Your macbook is also important since it is so good to edit raw files using mac.  If I were you, I'd like a good TS-E lens instead of the 35 though.  :)

Sorry if this sounds stupid but what would be the application for a ts-e?
Its a good question, a TS  is a specialized lens why would someone recommend it for you instead of a 35mm lens without knowing what use you would have for it??

Sorry but I assume that since he's already into full frame that a TS would be a good upgrade for his lenses at least if he's into landscapes and architectures.  If not, then go for a 35mm.

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: 5D3 vs 7D AND 6D
« on: March 09, 2013, 06:59:35 PM »
If you can afford 5D3, then it's 5D3.  You'll just be confused thinking of 6D.  6D is for people like me who can't afford to buy (or to anger his wife) to buy a 5D3.  I'll just rely on my luck and skill for tracking fast moving objects...

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If it were me, I'd stick with 5D3.  1DX and 5D3 got the same AF (almost).  As for low light performance, 1DX is just a little bit better.  I suggest getting 1DX only if more than 6fps performance is crucial to you.  Your macbook is also important since it is so good to edit raw files using mac.  If I were you, I'd like a good TS-E lens instead of the 35 though.  :)

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Lenses / Re: your goto everyday lens and why?
« on: March 09, 2013, 06:48:42 PM »
I'm still using APS-C and my most used lenses are my 28mm F1.8 (most used among the most used), 50mm F1.8 and the 100mm macro USM F2.8.  I'll be acquiring either the samyang 14mm or tamron 19-35mm soon maybe after I upgrade to 6D.  I'm also thinking of the 70-300L and the 50mm F1.4 later.  I'll leave my 500D + 50mm F1.8 + 18-55 and 55-250 with my loving wife.

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Lenses / Re: 16-35 maybe 17-40
« on: March 09, 2013, 06:43:03 PM »
not as wide but you can also consider Tamron 19-35.  It's dirt cheap but IQ comparable to 17-40.  Just be prepared to AFMA though.

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Landscape / Re: How Would You Edit This Landscape Photo?
« on: March 09, 2013, 12:40:18 AM »
Just my interpretation.  Disclaimer: I didn't take this picture.  Processed with DPP's HDR tool.  If I were to take this picture, I'd be bringing a GND and/or take bracketed pictures so I can be sure the highlights aren't overblown.  I'm having a slow internet connection thus I lowered down the resolution.




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I'd say just keep it but keep saturation a little bit low.  When I'm taking pictures, sometimes I want to preserve the feeling/mood that I get from the environment when I took the picture and most of the time it's all about lighting.

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Lenses / Re: Full Frame Lens Choice to Match 7D and 17-55 2.8 IS.
« on: March 06, 2013, 11:21:34 PM »
24-70 F2.8 (I/II) or 24-70 F4 or the Tamron version.  24-105 F4 IS is also a nice match.

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Pricewatch Deals / Re: Deals: Canon EOS 5D Mark III & Canon EOS 6D
« on: March 04, 2013, 09:14:03 PM »
I wonder if this drives the 5D2 prices down a little bit more.

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Exclusively for video? Hooray!  ::)

The development of the technology is what's important.  It will surely translate to stills eventually or it might not depending on the IQ and DR produced by such tech. 

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Portrait / Re: A Portrait of Poverty . . .
« on: March 04, 2013, 04:32:18 AM »
To OP, if you really want to get a picture of poverty, I suggest that you go to the slums in Philippines.  I'm familiar with it and for a long time, I want to take picture of it but the danger of losing your gadgets there would be very high.  Your pictures would look rich compared to what you'll be able to get there.

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Black & White / Re: Abandoned House
« on: March 02, 2013, 02:03:15 AM »
If it were me taking this pic, I'll try to zoom it a little bit.  I'll try to take out the tree at the right side and shoot it in portrait mode.  I'll also try bracketing 3 pictures and do some HDR to retain the highlights.  I understand that it seems that the DR to get everything seems a little bit high.  A GND won't help because the trees are too high.  Well, that's my opinion.  Have fun shooting!

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Lenses / Re: Best lens for baby portraits?
« on: February 28, 2013, 09:30:57 PM »
I'd suggest a 17-55 f/2.8 on the crop body! Probably the best and THE only EFS lens whose IQ is at par with the precious Ls.

there's another EFS lens at par or better than L lens.  60mm macro.

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