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Lenses / The next 24-105 v. 24-70
« on: December 17, 2012, 11:22:58 AM »
We all know that the 24-70 v. 24-105 was a very hard decision.

-2.8 > 4

-IS> no IS
- +35mm

Both these lenses were similar in price, and each had their benefits, but both were ~ in sharpness.

Canon has come close by making the 24-70 2.8 ii and the 24-70 f4, one has 2.8, and one has IS, but there is a pretty big difference in price while both apparently have equivalent prices, similar glass, and each has an expensive feature.

What is next?

Lenses / Sharper? Where?
« on: December 17, 2012, 11:14:11 AM »
What will be canons plan for lenses?

Lenses / Canon's lens plans
« on: December 17, 2012, 11:06:49 AM »
Well... What do you think?

Lenses / The great battle: primes vs zooms
« on: December 17, 2012, 11:02:29 AM »
What do you guys think is king as canon begins to upgrade.

And what do you think canon will do with their lens lineup?

EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Only 1 lens
« on: December 16, 2012, 02:12:16 PM »
In terms of bang per buck for what you are doing (portraits, growing family, and landscape) I think a used Canon 7D is a good option.  You also then have access to more the compact / lower cost EF-S lenses.

I have owned all of the 1Ds series and 5D series (waiting for Canon's response to Nikon), but I also keep a 7D house and it performs amazing well. 

With the introduction of new cameras recently you might find a good deal on a quality used 7D.  Avoid the base kit lens however.  The 15-85mm is pretty good quality however.


If family comes first, then aps-c is the best option, or wait for the new aps-c lineup for early 2013.

If you insist on having ff, keep the 5d, andmaybe try to stretch your budget for the canon 28-300, I know it's hefty, it is all I can come up with that will give you great quality.

But if size is more important than quality, check out the tamron 18-270.

EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Going FF very soon; what to do about lenses?
« on: December 16, 2012, 01:49:09 PM »
The 6d and the 24-70 ii, it is a stellar lens. The 6d is a great camera, it actually has superior iso. And for portraits, the 24-70 would by important. And the af should work for soccer, I shoot with a 7 af point rebel, and I still get sharp in-focus images. you may just not benefit enough from the 5d mark iii. The 6d would also be a good partner with your t3i, if your used to it, and like the performance other than the sensor, the 6d will work very well. Soccer is only a secondary subject for you, it is hard to find a camera that addresses more than one of your needs, that is one of the reasons the 1d series was such a success.


Lenses / Re: Help me choose: EF lens for 60D
« on: December 15, 2012, 07:05:08 PM »
Of your picks, I'd recommend the 17-40, it is equivalent to about a 24-70 on your crop body about.

Honestly there is not much else that could give you the range you want for a wide walk around lens.

I know it is important to think about what lenses will work for you in the future, but the thing is, that if you get a good ef-s lens that allows you to take better images, you won't be at a loss if you can't sell it for a good price.

Photography isn't about the lens or the camera, but the combo. Ef-s lenses are made to be better than ef lenses on crop bodies.

You should only upgrade to ff when you have the money to buy both the camera and the lens.

This is especially important for wide-mid zooms.

I strongly encourage you look at the canon ef-s lenses and some of the sigma's

Lenses / Re: Best Value "Normal" Lens for 6d?
« on: December 09, 2012, 04:56:15 PM »
My choices, any will do but they are in my preferable order

-40mm 2.8
-canon 24-105
-canon 24/28 2.8 is

Any of these with a 50mm 1.8 would be great.

-zooms for travel/walk around depending on your shooting style, f4 with the 6d's iso is ok

-primes for fun... The BEST lenses to improve your photography.

But I think the sigma 35mm 14 would suit your needs. It is hard to invest in such an expensive lens such as the 35mm 1.4 ii and then have your ok 100 f2 and 200 2.8, because you always say... "oh I need to use my better lens. "

The sigma 35mm 1.4, along with the canon 40mm would be a good 1000 dollar buy, but any combo of the primes would be good.

But even just get one of the zooms I mentioned, and test what range is your favorite. Although primes make you think abou the image and make you better, sometimes you could actually do better with a different focal length. Be mindful of how wide you want to go for a prime. And also, canon made the 24mm is, 28mm is, and 35mm is specifically for the 6d really, there for the one handed enthusiast, who likes to shoot from the hip.

Lenses / Canon 50mm 1.8iii... L... Real or fake?
« on: December 09, 2012, 04:36:43 PM »
What do we have here???
I found this just browsing google, I've seen this on other sites but I've included this one for example.

What will we see happen to the lineup?

My opinion...

50mm 1.8 ii-ameuture's 50

50mm 1.4 ii-consumer 50, but pro enough for people who need 1.4

50mm 1.8 iii L-consumer/semi-pro lens, for people who need a sharp 50, but don't want to spend a ton of $$$ for a wider aperatures, but don't need it.

These will probably be aimed at 6d users specifically, but will be good enough for pros who just don't need a 1.2, like the 24-70 f4 is l, and the new 24mm is and 28mm is. But it would be nice for canon to seperate a sharper lens for a wider-aperatures lens, in order to drop the price a bit.
Canon 50mm 1.2 L ii-for the pros and bokeh whores. :)

I understand this photo is probably a custom lens with a sticker and a modified mount, but it gets me thinking, and I'd like to see something like this.

Please leave your own dream list if you'd like. :)

Lenses / Re: New Tilt-Shift Lenses in 2013 [CR2]
« on: December 08, 2012, 07:43:13 PM »
I'm more interested in Samyang's upcoming 24mm tilt-shift. That will be something which people can actually afford. :P

Lenses / Re: New Tilt-Shift Lenses in 2013 [CR2]
« on: December 08, 2012, 08:18:42 AM »
I can't wait to see these, they are already $1400, I wonder what the price will be. But knowing canon, the prices will skyrocket. With the new systems and glass, I'm looking at $3000 plus.

Some ideas for the special
-lensbaby type lens, maybe with the edge 80 attachment
-maybe a new mp-e with 1-10x
-or even the new 200mm f4 macro

Because sigma is ruling the macro game with their 150 2.8 and 180 2.8, canon may introduce something new because I know people who would want a new 200mm 2.8 l, and it having IS would even be better. But f4 would be a reasonable aperatures of a special focal length of that caliber.

Lenses / Re: Canon 70-200 F/2.8 IS II vs. Tamron 70-200 F/2.8 VC
« on: December 06, 2012, 06:40:32 PM »
It´s worth a look, for the same price as a Canon 70-200 Mk II or a 24-70 Mk II you get both Tamrons, the new 70-200 and the 24-70. I expect that you will see this combo very often on 6Ds or D600s.
I had only experience with the 17-50 on my old crop body and it was a very nice lens. Let´s see if the new lenses have the must have appeal as the Canon L´s.

Lenses / Re: 300MM lens advice
« on: December 06, 2012, 06:39:04 PM »
Took a £500 a month pay cut to work days and get a life back after years working nights helping ill people so money has become more important. Thats why im looking at the Sigma. Just wondered if the new one is as good as its supposed to be as my mother died recently and the money has just come through. Canon is the best, no doubt about it but im no pro so was wondering if second best would be enough for me or will i always think yeah its great but its still second best. To be honest, its the autofocus speed im really wanting advice on. Taking shots of birds in flight and animals is my thing at the moment. The Canon is lazer fast but whats the Sigma like?

Thanks again.


First of all, I'm sorry to hear of your mothers death, you have my best wishes.

If you shoot for fun, and wildlife is your thing, I get why the purchase of such lenses are important. I would recomend the sigmas, because you pay for what you get, it's cheaper, but it isn't as good, period.

But if the image is all your worried about, and you only make no/little profit, then the sigma would be a really good choice.

Again, sigma 120-300 os, os ii, or sigma 200-500. Get these, and use your mother's money that she
Eft and go on a vacation. These semi-compact zooms will be perfect, and the images you make will remind you of her.

Because even with sigma, you can always make something good out of something bad. (bad meaning second best)

I disagree - I understand the dissatisfaction just fine.  People are also dissatisfied that the 5DIII is too expensive, that the 24-70/2.8L II doesn't have IS, and that leprechauns don't bring them pots of gold and supertele lenses.  :P

I have been playing with my old RF602 remotes and I can use a 600EX-RT or the ST-E3-RT in the hotshoe and fire the Yongnuo's via the PC socket, if I ever get my own set of studio lights and want to use everything at the same time they would be Einsteins via the Cybersync system connected to my PC port, this would give me the fullest control of every light from the camera.

 Though at the moment I am really liking the RF system! If the 450EX-RT comes in around $350 I am so all over them.

I'm going to side with him, because I want this.

But I side more so with you because I understand canons marketing. +1 to you

Contests / Re: Gura Gear Giveaway!
« on: December 06, 2012, 06:24:15 PM »
Don't stop believing, hold on I'm gonna wi-i-in

I want to win!!!

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