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Third Party Manufacturers / Re: Why the delay for the Tamron 150-600?
« on: August 19, 2014, 05:04:50 PM »
my guess would be ironing out firmware issues

Lenses / Teleconverter crop factor conundrum
« on: August 09, 2014, 01:27:09 PM »
I'm considering buying a 1.4tc to go on my 400mm 5.6. I've often wondered, which is better in terms of IQ:

Using 400mm (no tc) on 60d?
Using 400mm on 5d3 and cropping?
Using 400mm on 5d3 with a 1.4tc?

These options all yield a similar focal length, but which would give a better overall result?


Pixel kings. Absolute bargain is can be used in ettl

Lenses / Re: Tamron 150 600 woes
« on: August 03, 2014, 07:45:17 AM »
I have 9 lenses all of which are calibrated perfectly (no afma require at all) across both bodies.

What method of AFMA do you use?  Out of 3 pro bodies and 11 L lenses I have never had a lens and body combo that did not require AFMA adjustment.  I have also only seen a couple of lenses from other photogs over the years that did not require any afma adjustment.  You must be the luckiest camera and lens buyer in the world to get perfectly calibrated lenses and bodies...

I use dot tune method. Plus I return any lens with any afma inconsistencies and get another copy

Lenses / Re: Tamron 150 600 woes
« on: August 03, 2014, 04:46:21 AM »
I knew it was a problem because images were not in focus on my 60d.

Yes, i could afma on 5d3 but I refuse to spend 1000£ on a lens that doesn't work on both my bodies. I have 9 lenses all of which are calibrated perfectly (no afma require at all) across both bodies.

Lenses / Re: advice for new lens?please
« on: August 03, 2014, 04:42:10 AM »
Sell 200l and get 70 200

At 24l


24,50 and 70 200 on hols

Lenses / Re: Tamron 150 600 woes
« on: August 02, 2014, 04:19:37 PM »
no, no problems... and if the correction solved it i don´t know why the hell i would send it in...  ???

sending in only the lens doesn´t help much.. it´s a camera + lens combination thing.

You can't correct for afma on 60d which makes for out of focus shots

Lenses / Re: Ditching the Primes - Advice/Opinions Needed
« on: August 02, 2014, 01:05:48 PM »
The 24 70 ii is sublime and you won't regret it.

Lenses / Tamron 150 600 woes
« on: August 02, 2014, 01:04:01 PM »
Bought a tamron 150 600 for my 5d3 and 60d. It has AFMA problems (-6 tele, +5 wide)

Sent it back for calibration. Came back worse (-15 tele, -5 wide).

Gave up and I'm sending it back for refund.

Anyone else had problems with this lens?

Canon General / Re: What is your Least Used Piece of Gear?
« on: July 31, 2014, 05:24:23 PM »
Rayflash adapter. 

Only realised after I bought it that I don't actually shoot portraits.

Got sucked in by media hype

Lenses / Re: 24L MkII focusing problems
« on: July 24, 2014, 03:14:03 PM »
I was using 5d3 and 7d

Lenses / Re: 24L MkII focusing problems
« on: July 24, 2014, 03:13:42 PM »
I have the same problem with the 24l ii. Wildly inaccurate focussing and afma only corrected at one distance. I sent my copy back and got a new one. New copy nails focus all the time every time

Lenses / Re: Something with 50mm L lens that make it different
« on: July 18, 2014, 12:43:31 PM »
For me it's color and skintone rendition.

It's the same feeling I get with my 24 1.4 ii and 24 70 ii.

Lenses / Re: Flex Lens Shade
« on: July 15, 2014, 07:07:41 PM »
Looks flimsy to me.  I have some rogue flash benders for my flashes (similar idea) and they are a pain to use. Why you would want this functionality in a hood is beyond me

I've recently become very interested in street photography. I've come to the realization that my 17-40mm f/4L, 40mm f/2.8 STM, and 50mm f/1.4 USM are not suitable for this type of photography on APS-C sensors. The 17-40 is just too large of a lens and the 40mm and 50mm are too cropped in. I've decided that I want a fast wide-angle prime. Sure, 24mm and 28mm aren't wide angle per se on APS-C sensors, but with full frame in my future, one of them seems like a good investment.

Now, I've decided to get one of these Canon primes with IS because I have a physical deformity that hinders stabilization on my part. But I'm stuck deciding between the two focal lengths. I've run some tests at 24mm and 28mm with my 17-40, but I can't make up my mind. With street photography becoming something I want to experiment with more, which lens would you all recommend? Do any of you have experience with these new IS primes?

Thanks for your help!

Have you thought about the sigma 30 1.4? I had the original version on 7d for years with greet results

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