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Lenses / Re: Nifty 50 or Shorty 40?
« on: June 25, 2013, 02:29:05 AM »
I would go for the 40 if i were you...  :)

Lenses / Re: 24mm options...
« on: June 24, 2013, 01:22:26 PM »
in consideration... the 24-70 and 24 1.4 are about 150$ apart in price here...  would that sway your opinion one way or the other?

Lenses / Re: 24mm options...
« on: June 24, 2013, 09:20:35 AM »
I guess this isn't a very interesting question...   ::) I will take no replies as no strong opinion on choice and that they are all good (which they are)! :)

Lenses / Re: to TS-E or not to TS-E?
« on: June 24, 2013, 05:51:56 AM »
Please buy it! =)
I use it all the time and i can't live with out it.

hahaha, thanks, but i think i am going to skip it for the time being... now trying to decide between 24 IS, 24 1.4 and 24-70 II instead (http://www.canonrumors.com/forum/index.php?topic=15535.0)

Canon General / Re: How ready is your camera gear usually?
« on: June 24, 2013, 04:56:05 AM »
I have my camera + one other lens with me at all times...  usually 24-105 and 50 1.8....  so, i'm <30 secs from most shots...  my flash is only sometimes in my bag and my 70-200 only when i anticipate a specific use or have the whim to bring it into work with me! :)

At home, they are all pack in my back ready to pick up if needed. included in the bag is a spare battery (charged), CPL filter and spare cards. so if i need them i can grab the bag and i'm out the door in <1 min.

Lenses / Re: Beginner lens
« on: June 24, 2013, 04:10:29 AM »
Out of the two you stated, i would go for the 40. But both of these options lack IS, which might be useful to you for video.

Another option would be picking up used 18-55 IS and 50 f/1.8...  would be about the price of a new 40 f/2.8 and would give you more scope to see what you actually need/want. Then sell and upgrade as appropriate! :) You would probably be able to sell both these lenses again for the price you bought them, so no/little loss.

just my 2p

assuming the zoom is smooth, it sounds like a good deal to me! :)

Lenses / Re: Does it make sense to keep my EF 100mm f2.0?
« on: June 24, 2013, 04:04:06 AM »
Comparing the IQ of each (http://www.the-digital-picture.com/Reviews/ISO-12233-Sample-Crops.aspx?Lens=118&Camera=453&Sample=0&FLI=0&API=2&LensComp=674&CameraComp=453&SampleComp=0&FLIComp=0&APIComp=0) i don't think you would need the f/2 once you get the 2.8L....

but since you are going to buy the 100L anyway, you can  compare them yourself and see if the f/2 still has a place in your bag...  if not, sell it. I'm sure you will get a good re-sale price on it! :)

Either way, enjoy your new lens. :)

Disclaimer : I do not, nor have not, owned or used either of these lenses

Lenses / Re: Which 70-200?
« on: June 24, 2013, 03:55:56 AM »
2.8 IS II is fantastic, and if your budget can afford it, i would say get that, never look back and enjoy your images! :)

Lenses / Re: The real reason to buy a "Big White" Canon lens
« on: June 24, 2013, 03:02:01 AM »

Mine wiggles...  it can be a big annoying, but it seems to work fine. my only concern is how much the "wiggle" will compromise the weather sealing (the monsoons are coming here).

Lenses / Re: If You Could Have One 1 Lens...
« on: June 24, 2013, 02:55:27 AM »
Hmmm... out of the lenses I own/have owned

1) 17-55 f/2.8 IS
2) 24-105 f/4L

but i guess if i had a gun to my head and had to choose one, i would probably get the 28-300L for FF.

Lenses / 24mm options...
« on: June 24, 2013, 02:40:40 AM »
Hi all,

I had recently been considering getting the TS-E 24 II as a landscape/architecture lens, however, after great advice from you guys (http://www.canonrumors.com/forum/index.php?topic=15485.0) I have re-evaluated my needs.

I shoot at 24mm a lot, for landscape,  buildings and street (in that order of preference too).
I'm looking for an increase in IQ and speed over my 24-105
IS is not needed particularly, but would not be snubbed at, AF is required though
Size and weight are a consideration but not a major one...  I carry my camera with me always so lighter is always nicer.

My current thoughts are:
24mm f/1.4L II
24mm f/2.8 IS
24-70mm f/2.8L II

I'm leaning more towards a prime as i am quite happy with my 24-105 as a "one lens does all travel lens". I do not have any urgent need to go wider at the moment and am happily waiting for a 14-24.

Any more great words of advice/wisdom?



Lenses / Re: to TS-E or not to TS-E?
« on: June 24, 2013, 02:10:20 AM »
Hi all,

Thanks again for your comments, i went around this weekend with my 24-105, AF and IS off and did ok. One thing i did notice was how much i combine street photography / candid shots with my architectural and landscape photography (went around town and for walk in the forest)...  i found myself wanting to take a quick shot, and missing it without AF. I'm sure this will get better with practice, but for the time being I think i will hold off, maybe rent the version I (I found somewhere with it) a few times and see at a later date.

Thanks again, great advise! I am now re-examining my options...  ;)


Lenses / Re: to TS-E or not to TS-E?
« on: June 21, 2013, 09:31:09 AM »
Using the 24-105 at the wide end using manual focusing for landscapes/architecture is also a good idea.  Drop the ISO down to 100 to maximize DR/sharpness and stop down the aperture to f/11 or f1/16 to maximize DOF.  If you are ok using this workflow for landscapes and architecture, then the TS-E will be a great addition for you.

I will play around this weekend MF no-IS with my 24-105 and see how i get on...  good advice, thanks! :)

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