ALL YOUR LIGHT ARE BELONG TO ME!Nice.
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ALL YOUR LIGHT ARE BELONG TO ME!Nice.
If you want sharp pictures at 2.8, you need the 24-70ii or the 70-200ii.+1.......I don't see the point buying f1.2 lens and shoot at f4. On Canon lenses, I like to turn down the dial twice - hit sweet spot everytimes
I see it a different way. I buy a 1.4 lens, not because I want to shoot at 1.4, but because I want sharp images at 2.8 -- stopped down 2 stops. That way on those shots when I need to shoot at 1.4, I can, but for most of the shots I can easily shoot stopped down.
It all depends on what type of photography each photographer does. Some like to shoot wide open, others like to stop down. I guess that's why they make changable apertures on lenses.
+1. Exactly. If I want something with more DOF, I'll show up with the 24-70ii or the 70-200ii, not a fast prime. There would be more argument for IS in the 24-70ii, as it a slower lens.I'm sure I'll get throttled for this comment but here it goes: typically, I don't stop down my f/1.2 lenses a whole lot. Sort of negates the point of having them. Therefore I tend to use pretty decently fast shutter speeds relative to the focal length. Others may use theirs differently of course.
+1.......I don't see the point buying f1.2 lens and shoot at f4. On Canon lenses, I like to turn down the dial twice - hit sweet spot everytimes
One of these kids is doing his own thing...
- Quite high MP count
- Vastly improved AF performance
- Greatly improved low light and ISO/noise performance
- Potentially a different sensor and/or technology than expected
- Good price point
- Very close to ‘pro’ classification, but non-compete with flagship such as 1dx
- Release by Fall season as expected
- Canon holding back 7Dmk2 for a reason. I suspect 100-400 mk2 announcement, or some other coinciding situation.
Kit it with a first-ever L lens in an EF-S mount? An EF-S 15-50 F/4L IS? An L-quality update to the 17-55 F/2.8 IS?An EF-S 17-55 f/2.8 L IS STM? Sounds like a jackalope, but there could be some logic to it. I loved my 17-55mm when I shot APS-C.
I'm guessing this was intended to go here: http://www.canonrumors.com/forum/index.php?topic=21186.0No kidding! Thanks for the heads-up. I've never had it do that before.
I find that sometimes when you are in a thread when you log into the site, it forwards you to the next thread from the login screen rather than returning you to the appropriate thread.
First of all, you can buy a new one for just over $6,000. This is due to the exchange rate of US dollars in Canada. The lens will have a full North America Canon Warranty, and can be serviced at any US or Canadian service facility.Thanks for the replies. I've been signed up for the CPW notifications for a while. They never have the 300mm 2.8 in stock during the sale events. And lately they don't have it in stock at all. Getting it from Canon refurbed during a sale would be my #1 choice.
If you are within driving distance of Canada, you can pick it up. There is no customs duty. Its definitely better than a used one for the same price!! See the note on the CPW page with a link to it.
You did not say if the one you saw was used or refurbished. Canon gives their refurbished lenses a full 1 year warranty as well as a return for any reason within 2 weeks. Many stores do not accept returns of used equipment.
Canon charges $5839, but they are out of stock right now, after offering 15 or 20% off that price for Mothers Day. They will be back in stock before long.
Don't pay higher than the Canon price, there refurbs are usually in condition 10, and have that factory warranty.
Also check CPW or signup for a notification for price drops.