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Lenses / Re: Confirmed sightings of 200-400
« on: May 30, 2013, 04:27:11 AM »
I guess not!  :( Good luck with your order, hopefully you'll get it on the first shipment!

Lenses / Re: 24mm f/2.8 IS - is it worth it?
« on: May 27, 2013, 01:13:12 PM »
Thanks for the info guys! I'll mull it over!

Lenses / Re: 24mm f/2.8 IS - is it worth it?
« on: May 27, 2013, 09:59:51 AM »
no-one got or used this lens? how about the non-is version?

Lenses / Re: Standard Lens for Paris and London holiday.
« on: May 27, 2013, 09:50:43 AM »
one more thing ... in PARIS especially...
keep your kit VERY CLOSE -  I would run a little cable/lock thru the zippers on a back pack or carry in my front...
the little teenaged thieves are very clever and work in pairs in Paris... they partly unzipped our back pack TWICE at train station entrances ....EVEN when we knew they were there...

Nice bit of scaremongering there, and i would add a slight overreaction...  like any other city, the key is not to make yourself appear a target. I am British and have experienced exponentially more crime in London than in Paris, and i have never lived in London.

Paris is safe, just be as smart as you would be in any city...  Enjoy :)

EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: what to do
« on: May 27, 2013, 07:54:04 AM »
If i were you, i would sell both of your current lenses and put it towards buying a EF-S 10-22, EF 24-105 (2nd hand) and a tripod.

If and when you want to invest in a full-frame camera (6D, 5D etc...) you can sell the 10-22 for a descent return (it is a great lens) and you will already have a lens.

All of this depends on your budget though...

With extra cash i would grab the 70-200 f/4L IS and/or 17-40 f/4L.

there are lots of options, most are not cheap...  :)

Photo gear is like heroin...  be careful! :)

EOS Bodies / Re: Digitalrev speculates on D7100 vs. 7D2
« on: May 27, 2013, 07:41:17 AM »
I would guess the 7D II would be priced close to the 6D....  so you have to choose between FF or features/speed. if you want both you need a 1DX, which is the pro camera.

Only time will tell...  I'm just glad a got me a 5D mkiii and am not still waiting for this mythical beast!

Lenses / Re: Help with Long Lens + Backup Body choice for Iceland
« on: May 27, 2013, 07:37:34 AM »
7D and 70-200 IS II...  if you can...  have an awesome trip...  i loved it and want to go back. :)

Lenses / Re: Standard Lens for Paris and London holiday.
« on: May 27, 2013, 07:34:25 AM »
I lived in Paris for 4 years...  for me i find wide was the way to go.  I did have fun with an UWA (10-22 on an APS-C), but i think 24 is wide enough (on FF) for most shots. 70 might be limiting, but I rarely used a tele (just my style for cities)...  so 24-70 would be my recommendation... keep it simple and enjoy the sights! :)

Check our Butte aux caille in the 13eme if you have time and want away from the tourist frey...  it is like the nottinghill of Paris. A bit bohemian. Also, check out "Les Frigos" (http://les-frigos.com/) if it is an open house when you're there... It is an old Fridge factory and now a artists hide-out.  Even when it is not an open house, you can usually go for a wander around it...  ;) Just a few local tips. :)

Lenses / Re: Focus and recompose related question
« on: May 27, 2013, 07:25:50 AM »
Thanks for the info all, i never thought about this...  I will certainly not F&R during portraits.

Lenses / 24mm f/2.8 IS - is it worth it?
« on: May 27, 2013, 02:59:30 AM »
I'm thinking of buying my wife either a 100D with the 40 mm...  a small, light and portable option for her.

However, I think she might find the 40 alone a little narrow, and was looking for a descent wider angle addition (it's just a shame there isn't a AF 20mm pancake).

I have read a fair few reviews of the 24 IS, and despite it obviously being a great 'near L' lens, I am on the fence as if it is worth it. It is smaller than the kit lens (that was my criteria), and i could use it on my 5D too (always a bonus). Do any of you guys have one/tried it? Any opinion or alternative suggestion? What do people think of the non-IS version?

Just an FYI I have a 17-55 f/2.8 that she can use if she wants a standard zoom, but i'm trying to make a smallest lightest kit possible. She prefers the 100D over the M because of the autofocus (she has tried both).

EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: F/8 Autofocusing impressions
« on: May 24, 2013, 07:00:00 AM »
I havn't had a chance to try this yet, but i am looking forward to! :)

I bashed my 450D loads, and it is alive and kicking (just)...  I think people underestimate how tough even the entry level bodies are...

EOS-M / Re: Cases FOR EOS M + 22
« on: May 24, 2013, 06:53:44 AM »

Update:  I actually got a steal on a Lowepro Edit 110 which is a perfect fit for me.

Thanks for the info!

Looks a bit dodgy to me...  Only 1 sample pic and not a great one either! I would pass.

Depends on your price range, I find Manfrotto tripods offer good quality:value... As i said, it really depends on your budget... :)

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