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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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Lenses / Re: New EF-S 24mm & USM Motor Coming? [CR1]
« on: February 18, 2014, 11:32:03 AM »
pleassseeee be small...  boarder line pancake...  a scone/crumpet perhaps? :)

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Thanks for the info, i have a lexar 1000x and a sandisk extreme (60MB/s). I don't notice a difference when shooting (a slight edge to the lexar) but clearing the buffer and downloading there is a noticeable difference.  I now use the lexar for when I do wildlife and I use burst mode, to any other time, i use my sandisk....  different tools for different jobs!

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I would love a 300mm f/2.8, but to be honest, i would be slapping on a TC almost all the time, so having a native 600mm lens would be ideal. f/8 is a little slow for what i need (forests at dawn/dusk), but i guess this is where the ISO performance of the 5D III should come in....  hmmmmm....  I am extremely interested in this lens! I guess the 4000 Euro i would save on this lens could go to some awesome trips! ;)

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Just got my hands on a 5D III for the weekend
« on: February 14, 2014, 05:34:40 AM »
I came from a 450D to a 5D mkIII...  you are going to love it....  But you might as well face the facts that after trying it, you will be buying a FF camera in the next 6 months! It's an investment in family memories...  or so the argument goes! ;)

Enjoy, you'll love it! 70-200 all the way!!!!  :)

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Lenses / Re: New Wide Angles Lenses in 2013 [CR2]
« on: February 14, 2014, 05:31:34 AM »
I got fed up waiting and picked up a 17-40 in December...  I'm liking it a lot, but not loving it. I will wait for these putative lenses to be released, do the rounds, and maybe pick one up after a year or so (once the price is stabilised, and they become available here in India).

I am more interested in the 16-50 IS than the 14-24, but lets see what they are like once they are released! This year perhaps???

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Third Party Manufacturers / Re: Leica m2
« on: February 13, 2014, 02:51:47 AM »
Thanks for all your advice! :) Lets see what I can get my hands on here in India...  Processing is another matter, and one I will have to face at a later date! :P

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Third Party Manufacturers / Leica m2
« on: February 12, 2014, 08:49:51 AM »
A friend of mine has an old Leica M2 and lenses that he has had since it's release. He does not use it anymore and said i am more than welcome to borrow it whenever i want... 

Obviously, i am excited about giving it a go...  but i have NEVER shot film (recent photography enthusiast). I need to source some film, could anyone advise me on what would be good b&w film?

Thanks

John

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