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Lenses / Re: 24mm options...
« on: June 26, 2013, 07:21:16 AM »
Have you considered the new 24mm TSE?

Indeed, that is where i started, but drifted away from it as i do like AF for quick street/environmental shots.

I think I'll be adding the 24 2.8 IS to my collection next for use on a crop body, my main reasons being the compact size and low weight, the low light handholdability and the ~40mm equivalent focal length, good as a walkaround lens.

This is also a consideration for my wife, she is getting a 100D...  hmmm, I had narrowed it down to two and now i'm back to three...  on the bright side, at least i have a choice and the money to spend on it too...  damn these 1st world problems!  ::)
Thanks for the input, i think I am more leaning towards the 24-70 (+ new CPL filter, sigh)...

Lenses / Re: 24mm options...
« on: June 26, 2013, 05:47:55 AM »
I'm now torn between the 24 f/1.4 II and the 24-70 II.

From what i gather (online) there is little or no difference in IQ at f/2.8 or higher.... so it really breaks down to a choice between a speed vs versatility (assuming equal-ish IQ, excluding barrel distortion which is higher in the zoom; vignetting appears to be about the same in both at equal aperture)... 

Is that statement true or am I forgetting a particular perk of one over the other?

How often will i need faster than 2.8 in a wide-angle vs how much i would like better IQ over a range! dang... I feel like Homer Simpson choosing between glaze and sprinkles!

Unfortunately, renting is not an option...

EOS Bodies / Re: EOS-M or 100D
« on: June 26, 2013, 04:44:53 AM »
My wife surprised me recently when she said she wanted an interchangeable lens camera...  it was a toss-up between the EOS-M and 100D.  In the end she preferred the 100D based on having an OVF and faster AF (to shoot tigers).

AF might well be improved on the M, but i'm not sure it will match the 100D (not using live view)...

EOS Bodies / Re: EOS-M or 100D
« on: June 26, 2013, 02:34:56 AM »
100D for performance, M for mini-ness and cheap. Simple choice.  ::)

+1 and it all depends on your needs...  :)

No wiggle at all on my 7D.

I tested two, one on my 450D and one on my 5d and both had some give...

Lenses / Re: new lens advice
« on: June 26, 2013, 12:04:08 AM »
+1 24-105....  I like it as a walk-around "one lens will do" lens!

Lenses / Re: The ULTIMATE Canon lens
« on: June 25, 2013, 04:38:14 AM »
It looks like it has no weather sealing...  kind of a deal breaker to me... I'll wait to see what TDP iso12223 chart throws up before i add it to my kit. ;)

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 (

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 ( 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

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