Does anyone know of any reviews of the Vanguard 53F or 53D hard case? Any opinions? Sample pictures illustrating how many lenses it can store would be useful. thanks
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Looking to for a short tele to use for street portraits/candids in Southeast Asia with my 5D3. I currently have the 70-200 f/2.8 IS and 85 1.2L for tele. I don't plan on bringing either due to size/weight issues or slow focus (85L).
100 f/2.8L Macro
I'm a little more interested in face shots, which I think would be better suited for 100mm+. The 85 1.8 and 100/f2 win in their size/weight/price. However, I'm less likely to find them use when I return. I can see myself using the 100L for it's Macro capability/IS/sealing or 135L for its size/image quality/bokeh.
No interest in the 70-200 f/4L (either version).
I plan on pairing this with the 40 Pancake and possibly a 24 IS.
The lens with the least distortion. So, assuming those are the only two lenses available, then the 70-200mm. However, rummaging through my personal gear, I'd choose the 50mm macro.
All lenses have distortion...use the lens correction options in LR to fix.
Log lenses have telephoto compression, wides have the opposite...so the photo's look is dependant on the focal length. Personallly, I like the 85mm perspective, it's a mild tele with minimal compression.
The 50mm f1.2 is weather sealed, but requires a filter to complete the seal. Though, don't interpret that as water proof or built like a tank. I've owned a few and broken 2 of them due to harsh environments. If you're shooting in rain, high humidity, or dusty environments then I recommend using a clear/uv filter to protect the front element and a lens cover to protect the rest of the lens from the elements.
My first one broke while on a photo shoot in the Cascade Mountains during the winter. Unfortunately moisture somehow made its way into the lens (even with a filter on) and the frigid cold caused the mechanism to freeze up. When I turned the focus ring while the camera was on the lens wouldn't respond. I was unable to focus with it until I sent it in for repairs.
A second copy broke while doing a photo shoot on the beach, then transitioning to a speed boat. The harsh movements of the boat hitting the ways caused the magnetic focusing system to break and become unresponsive. From the what the Canon CPS tech told me over the phone, apparently the internal lens elements were dislodged and one of them cracked inside the barrel. It was too costly to repair so I bought another one.
If you bought it from an authorized dealer, then you should be fine. Just go out take pictures and have fun with it
6D would give you the best all around DSLR for those needs. Though for street, you might be better served with a smaller rangefinder-like camera.
I think I'm quite lazy about the technical side of things, and like to keep gear as simple as possible.
May I suggest the Sigma 30 mm A