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Lenses / Re: More EF pancakes?
« on: February 26, 2014, 08:59:59 AM »
If any new pancake were to come out I'd expect it to be EF-S, 25mm and probably f/2.8 (though f/2 would make it far more attractive on APS-C).

I would still consider getting one for my 100D! :)

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: 6d issue
« on: February 26, 2014, 04:30:51 AM »
Hope you find a solution soon, otherwise take it back and get it replaced!

good luck!

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Weather sealing and the build quality of the lens are also important as it is India; it is very dusty and when it rains, IT RAINS!

I'm afraid you're wrongly intending "weather sealing", "weather resistance" and similar expressions as "waterproof".

http://www.canonrumors.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/05/lens.jpg

hahaha...  I think this lens could stand the monsoon longer enough for me to find shelter! :)

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Nice image and I'd be shaking and peeing my pants if I was there with that tiger!! 

In my opinion you should just sell the 70-200 right now and put that down on a 300 f/2.8...at least if this type of wildlife photography in low light is mostly what you do.  However if most of what you do is people portraiture or something, then I can understand why you need the 70-200.

Thanks....  I won't be selling my 70-200, i use it tooooo much for portraits and other things too! I'm just going to content myself with it + a 2xtcIII until funds (and the wife) are more agreeable! :) I can certainly see the appeal of the tamron!

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Lenses / Re: General purpose zoom for honeymoon
« on: February 26, 2014, 12:26:43 AM »
I would take the 24-105 (sigma or canon...  up to you). if can stretch to the 24-70 II...  go for that... Either way, have fun and enjoy yourselves... ;)


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Lenses / Re: Review: Zeiss Otus 55mm f/1.4 Distagon T*
« on: February 25, 2014, 11:36:28 PM »
The IQ comparison makes every over 50(ish) lens look like c**p! wow, would love to have it, but i don't use 50mm all that often! :/

Jealous of those who have it...  I hope you enjoy it! :)

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The Tamron looks awesome and is certainly a great deal.... I am honestly tempted!

But I did a bit of a test last night with my currently set-up (70-200 + 2xtc). I do most of my wildlife photography (for fun) in the dusk/dawn time, and f/8 for good IQ would not cut it...  hell, f/5.6 is a struggle. I find i use my 70-200 native at 2.8 a lot because the of the speed.

Weather sealing and the build quality of the lens are also important as it is India; it is very dusty and when it rains, IT RAINS!

I would choose the Tamron if most of my wildlife was taking in good light, but it is not! I can't afford the 300 right now, but i am saving, and for me I think it is worth the wait! :)

Here is an example... a shot taken at 200mm f/2.8 iso 1600 1/200. some extra reach at 2.8 would have been nice! Yes i know i can stop down and bunk the ISO, but i like the choice not to. I am also a shaky person, so crazy low shutter speeds kill me with still subject let alone a moving one! :)

ps - I would like to thank everyone on here for their in-hands review of this lens and comparison to the 300 combo. It has really helped me make up my mind...  I just need to sway the wife now! :)

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Strangely enough, this is me making sway towards the 300 f/2.8 II over the Tamron...

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Interesting justification for buying a lens!

(Cost of lens - re-sale cots)/rental cost per day....  if this number is smaller than the days you might rent it, you might as well buy it and sell it if and when you want to!!! :) hmmm  lets see if my wife buys into this! :P

FYI didn't work! :(

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Lenses / Re: Picked up a new 24mm f1.4L II today
« on: February 21, 2014, 09:26:01 AM »
Don't underestimate this lens as a wildlife lens either...  i find it extremely versatile! Love it! In fact, i'm going for some street shots tomorrow with it...  :P

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Interesting justification for buying a lens!

(Cost of lens - re-sale cots)/rental cost per day....  if this number is smaller than the days you might rent it, you might as well buy it and sell it if and when you want to!!! :) hmmm  lets see if my wife buys into this! :P

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adhocphotographer, you've left out resale value.  It may or may not factor in.  Also it's surprising how many people don't want their image tarnished once they commit to a brand.  Really should be irrelevant but it isn't.  ;)

Damn good point...  I would hazard a guess that the 300 2.8 would hold a higher re-sale value...  As for brand and image...  it does not bother me much, but i know some people it does!

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I'm not even considering the 200-400 at 10x the price!

Well, i already have a 2x TC III, so i might as well get the 300 2.8 II to make best use of it right? ;)

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So, the sum of all this discussion is as such:

Tamron - Excellent value lens with great IQ (beats competition in the range), and is the cheapest 600mm lens. However, f/8 is required at 600mm to get good results. It is a zoom, so more flexible.

Canon 300 II + 2xTC III - Better IQ, faster, better build quality/weather sealing. Option to use native 300 f/2.8. Less flexible and 5x more expensive.

Get the Tamron if money is tight and/or wildlife isn't your thing and/or low light shooting is not a frequent event. Get the Canon combo if lowlight is more of an issue, you have plenty of cash to burn and you need a tank of a lens and the best IQ?

Did i miss anything? I like to have a summary at the end of these discussions! :)

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Lenses / Re: Picked up a new 24mm f1.4L II today
« on: February 20, 2014, 03:54:01 AM »
You'll love it...  i picked mine up 6 months gone...  It is rarely off my camera... :)

Enjoy!

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