I'm guessing $3299-$3499 and $4999 for the cinema dslr.
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The best lens (IMO) is the EF-S 17-55 f/2.8. I have this lens, and it is as sharp as both my L lenses (24-105, and 70-200 f/2.8 IS). It is the best general purpose lens, and the first one I would get for a crop camera. It handles low light well, has good IS, very good IQ - it is essentially the 24-70 f/2.8L for the crop cameras. I waited over a year before I got it and wondered why I waited so long.
The extra $150 over the 15-85 is well worth it.
For an outdoor walk-around lens, I would get the 24-105 f/4L or the 15-85. Both have very good IQ and IS. The primary difference is the focal length.
Is this going to be announced along with the 5D, or is it not even developed yet, just a prototype? Any news on the Cinema 4K DSLR?
just wondering what lens' other people like using for shooting video...
Shooting handheld with a 55-250 is surprisingly difficult!
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I'd also wait until you got your full frame. 14mm is equivalent to 8.75mm on a crop. Its extremely wide.
This surprises me. I would have said a little over 22 on a crop.
I have to say I envy you the 14mm F2.8L:) I borrowed it for more than a week, and it is great. I have the 16-35II and I love the versatility of it, while with the 14 you are stuck with 14... But if I get the money it is definitly on the list of lenses I would like to buy. You mention the 200mm F2.0L IS USM. I would borrow/rent it first.. I borrowed it for a week from a friend of mine, and I went out to shoot with another friend of mine who is a photographer, and we both agreed that it is too heavy and big. For its specific use there is no equal, but as you are a wedding photographer, I doubt that you would find yourself carrying it around for hours. The 135 is in my opinion a cream machine, and I wondered for a long time if I should get that one and a double extender (when I need the reach) instead of the 70-200 F2.8L IS II USM. I ended up having both and like them both.
Posting a shot I took with the 14mm. I miss that baby so much...
Here is a Tip.
I use Craigs Pal to monitor Craigslist. Sure, it cost a few dollars, but has paid for its self many times over. Search multiple locations, or by a radius in miles and get a e-mail or mobile phone message when a new listing appears that matches your search terms. You'll be the first one to know about any good deals. I've bought many cameras and lenses that way. Good deals can disappear in minutes, so you never know you missed them.
I use the equipment, and keep the ones I find that I use, and resell the others, usually for a higher price. I don't buy unless I can resell without losing money. Just let the overpriced stuff pass.
Hey thanks for the advice axilrod......So I see you have the 14mm II and 16-35 II....how are those lenses compared to each other? The 14 II is killing my 16-35 version 1..is it the same with the version II of the zoom or what do you think?
The MTFs for the 24-70 do hint it might be one of the best consumer zooms ever made. And the new primes should blow away the 24-105 for FF edge to edge sharpness for landscapes.
Canon do not care about me, as a customer. I need to wait to long for the new product which for me is 5dmarkIII. To be honest I do not think that they will do enything worth staying with them. Despite the fact i am heavy invested in Canon's gear, now i am considering switching back to nikon with it d800 and great AF and many many other benefits. I originally came from Nikon D300, to Canon's team, but i am really dissapointed with the gear. In my opinion Canon does not move forward, they make everything to let us think they make a huge steps, but thats only marketing., thats only few paid photographers who push good opinions in the web. I will lost a lot selling my Canon gear, but i really think thay its not worth staying with them. It's strange i know but-Canon is a step behing Nikon, they just dont have good ideas, they dont think in revolutionary way, they only slightly rebuild old products, the dont satisfy thier costumers, imho they just look at Nikon product and want to have something similar, but worse...why not...well...people will not sell their gear and switch to Nikon.
You can be certain that they will not offer a clean HDMI output.
Not sure about your camera, but my 5DmkII isn't that much bigger than my 60D -- any reason you've shied away from Zooms? The 15-85mm is a really nice lens and is 'everything but' an "L" lens in terms of build quality and IQ.
I, too, am curious what the two new primes are going to emerge as . . . hopefully they'll be the same high-quality as the better EF-S lenses they've released the past few years instead of the mass-market stuff.