Technical Support / Re: EF 70-200 f/2.8 IS USM II strange IS noise - does the lens need to be repaired?« on: January 21, 2012, 12:30:25 AM »
Don't mean to sound crude, but it sounds like the lens is farting...
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They all sound like great prices, I think a lot of people here would like to buy from your friend
I got my 100mmL macro for double that price and I was happy. The 70-200mm f2.8L is a top lens, IQ wise it's awesome (though not as good as the IS version) and the price is decent.
[quote author=Axilrod link=topic=2923.msg61397#msg61397 My 85L sits on the shelf a little more than I'd like, but I can't bring myself to get rid of it, it's unbelievably sharp even wide open. But I use my 50L more than all my other lenses I'd say, it's super versatile and a lot of fun.
Just read the article again and basically its doing exactly what the C300 is doing for down converting the video from 4K to 1080p.
Thought it sounded familiar but wasn't able to put my finger on it at first.
Its a good sign that the tech is cheap enough to produce by the sounds of it. Lets just hope that it gets here sooner rather than later.
Wow so let me get this straight it will have 5fps, not even as much as the 50D and not quite enough to really be even a decent low-end compromise for action, it won't even have as many AF points as the 7D and it might just be 5D2 AF with the outer points no x-type wow big change for nearing a decade and it won't even bump up the MP so no increase in reach or detail.
So why again am I not just sticking with my 5D2 or for finally for the first time ever truly seriously eying Nikon?
Yeah it should have better video but so should any upcoming 70D or 7D2.
So what we spend another nearly $3000 to upgrade to outer x-points and 1 extra fps and better video and a touch cleaner image and this is our FF body for the next four years?
When Nikon appears ready to offer 6fps with grip, top of the line pro AF, better video, and 36MP?
The sad thing is Canon has had the tech to blow away the Nikon offerings but they care so much about not hurting themselves internally they don't care if they give away the ship in the process.
24-105 is a great lens for FF, on a crop, it is not wide enough. I'd get a Wide or UWA lens and then a tele.
Your choices for wides depend on how much you have to spend:
$250 - Sigma 15-30mm F3.5 DG EX IF
$400 - Samyang 14mm (MF)
$671 - EF 17-40 F4 L refurbed from Canon
$900 - EF-S 10-22mm
If you want something on the long end in roughly that price range, the 70-200mm F4 L IS is a great and very sharp lens. You could get a used one for your budget.
Hope this helps.
I have to say that IQ wise, there's little difference between the 50 1.2L and 50 1.4. The bokeh is slightly better but the build quality is significantly better on the L. Thats one of the reason I only buy L lenses.
canon is lacking in wide zoom L lenses. hands down. this is where nikon kicks the crap out of canon.
come on canon, give us a FF 10-20mm f/2.8 L
Haven't tried the 50 f/1.4 yet, although it's on my list to buy (replace the 50 f/1.8 I have). 85 f/1.8 I love as well. Classic portraiture length, and pretty large aperture. Great value for the money in my book, even if supposedly it isn't as good as the 85 f/1.2.
maybe the Zeiss ZE 21mm f2.8?
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