« on: July 23, 2014, 08:38:08 PM »
Only had the opportunity for a quick look, but I shall be back for more.
Very, very nice!
Very, very nice!
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OP is using a crop body
My recomendation for a crop body is the 50 ART
85L II. I have both that and the 135L, the 85 gets more use. For use outdoors, consider a 3-stop ND – even 1/8000 s often isn't fast enough in bright light.
Here is how I make them:
1 bag of cat litter (must contain silica)*
1 roll of thick paper towels (not the cheap stuff, you don't want it to tear and spill cat litter everywhere)
1 roll of gaffers tape (duct tape will work too)
I would imagine that cat urine is actually worse for your gear than humidity. Not to mention the smell...
That doesn't make sense. Do you not have an upload/sell account set up (subscription required).
Of course. You can't post items for sale without one. But even then, it did not let me PM with a 'you have less than 25 posts' error message.
Non-issue in this instance, though. Lens just sold for a good price and is on its way. Thanks for everyone's advice!
I've already gotten two private message inquiries on my lens, but as I lack 25 posts at FM, I cannot respond to them privately!
Is there some way I can contact these folks directly, or must I reply to my own advert with a public answer to a private question?
In the early 2000's I used to use Ebay...a lot. I gave up on Ebay around 2007 as the fees for listing/selling were too high and shipping is a pain in the butt. Since then I have used Craigslist exclusively. I usually get what I want for my gear and have sold numerous cameras this way including: Leica M8, Canon 1DSII, 7D, G12, 20D and numerous lenses. In addition to selling, I have bought countless gear on Craigslist too which is a nice way to meet other photographers, not to mention try the gear before you hand over your money.
The thing on Craigslist is to sort out the flakes from the people who are serious...also, for Craigslist to be viable you need to live in a populated area (Vancouver, BC is where I am). No matter what, do not ship to anyone on CL....cash deals only, in person, usually at a coffee shop.
I actually did much better on CL in a somewhat less populated area. Buyers were apt to pay a lot more. In a very large market the buyers seem to be very much wanting to find mega-bargains or else just buy new.
But a scalpel is no good if you are cutting bread, and most of us cut bread a lot more often than we perform operations, to most of us a scalpel is dead weight and of no practical use, however a good surgeon can perform most operations with a bread knife.
I'll take a shot at that 50mm challenge but it sure has a lot like pickin' fly-specs out of a pepper pile.
My best guesses using very limited clues in the images:
Canon 50/1.4 shots: girl in hallway, dog, doll with book, girl bottom left
Canon 50/1.2 L shots: leaf in centre, B&W whisk, blonde girl in dry grass, girl bottom right
unspecified shots, like the closeups in the upper and middle R side or top left could be 50/1.2 L or anything really.
score me, PBD.
I am in a major city, but I get the heeby jeebies that they'll know (a) I own other decent gear and (b) where I live, so it becomes a 'meet me at Panera Bread' highly public transaction. Not a fan. They could ask to hook it onto their body for test shots -- a totally fair request -- and then just walk away.
And I think I'm a jerk if I dangle that I have a 24-70 F/2.8L I and do not let people have a look at it.
Attached advert from a guy who clearly has not sold much gear. Reach out if interested with a message.
To answer the question more seriously: I've owned all 3 of the current Canon 50mm lenses. The f/1.8 was great for the price. I liked the f/1.4 quite a bit more than the nifty fifty. The f/1.2 produced the pictures I liked the best. So, that's the one I kept.
I sincerely hope that meets with everyone's approval... I'd hate to be judged harshly for spending my money in such a foolish manner.
I can understand that a lot of people falsely claim this superior look because they have purchased an expensive lens or due to confirmation bias, and I appreciate the effort to call them out. But I don't believe this is the most scientific way of doing it.Ahh, the placebo effect. That may be a possibility, though there are differences between the f/1.2 and f/1.4 such as the larger physical aperture, better coatings, and much better USM & build quality that make using this lens a pleasure. For scientific side-by-side comparisons, at least the ones I've seen, the photos are very similar, but they don't represent real-world shooting where flare resistance and the ability to get reliable focus lock matter.
EF-S prime in the range 20-24mm
EF-S 50-150 f2.8 IS
200mm f2.8 IS
100-300 f4 IS
A replacement to the 22-55mm would be nice, it is a very handy focal range. 20-50 f4 IS would be ideal and would make a killer holiday lens
Oh how I would love an EF-S 22mm 1.4. Or even 1.8. That would be awesome. I just can't justify the cost of the 24L, but if there were an EF-S version for $500 or $600 I'd be all over it.