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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! :)

Lenses / Re: to TS-E or not to TS-E?
« on: June 21, 2013, 04:47:38 AM »
Thanks for your opinion Leejo.  I had had high hopes for the Samyang, but i have been deterred by the reviews. I have two tripods infact, both are light (the lightest is a small travel one, ~1kg), and would certainly use it.

symmar22 - yep, tripod is definitely essential...  renting would be nice if i could find it in India...  none of my local rental outfits have it (well the ones i know of anyway)!

Lenses / to TS-E or not to TS-E?
« on: June 21, 2013, 01:44:31 AM »
Hi all,

I'm toying with the idea of buying the 24mm TS-E. I shoot at 24mm a lot, love shooting landscapes and buildings and like to learn new things/challenge myself. However, it isn't cheep and i have a few concerns. Basically the lack of AF (not much manual experience) and IS (I drink a lot of coffee)...  I don't always like lugging around my tripod, which I feel is needed to truly get the most out of a TS-E, and lets face it, for the price that is what i want to do!

Any advice for me on this issue? Experience and suggestions welcome!

Additional info - there is nowhere local i can rent it. :)

Lenses / Re: New Wide Angles Lenses in 2013 [CR2]
« on: June 19, 2013, 11:45:03 PM »
Great news...  :)

Lenses / Re: Tokina AF 17mm f/3.5 AT-X Pro
« on: June 18, 2013, 11:19:04 PM »
Awesome...  now just got to find one for sale! :) There is a limited range of second hand lenses here in India! :(

Lenses / Tokina AF 17mm f/3.5 AT-X Pro
« on: June 18, 2013, 10:29:12 PM »
Anyone got any experience using the Tokina AF 17mm f/3.5 AT-X Pro...  i'm thinking it would make a nice small prime for a 100D and my 5D MKIII...

Lenses / Re: Canon EF 28mm F/2.8 IS USM $399 from Adorama !!
« on: June 18, 2013, 07:19:54 AM »
This made me realize that even $399 was too much for it.

Now, the 35/2 IS for $399 would have been another story...

Why so?

Optically it appears to be a very good lens. If the offer had been in the UK I would have been reaching for my credit card.

+1 I would have jumped at it to!

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