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Canon General / Re: Who's getting what/wish list
« Last post by slclick on Today at 07:22:06 AM »
1. Time to explore interesting new places within a 250 mile radius from my home
2. Refurbished 200 2.8L ii
3. An 85mm (either STM or USM) 1.8 or faster that has yet to be released
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Rent the 600 and decide for yourself - I know it seems trifling to think that a $6,000 lens with a $500 TC could match as $12,000 lens.  Perhaps you might be asking if the extra $5,500 is "worth it."

If you have to ask, it isn't.  Then again, there are other questions you should ask.
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$6,000 vs. $12,000 - why are you asking? 
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Lenses / Re: GAS - what to get next
« Last post by Busted Knuckles on Today at 06:52:06 AM »
A trip to some place that has landscapes substantially different than your history?  That is my vote.

You said you don't NEED several manual focus lenses that may cover the needed width, as well as some extension tubes.

Though heavy, I have had some great fun w/ my 70-200 II and extension tubes.

I also find the 16-35 to be the lens that stays on the camera the most.  I picked up a 90 T/S with idea of doing some stitched pano's this summer.  I have used T/S in the past and it isn't something one just slaps on and blasts away - thought a 2.8 it is not a bad portrait lens (not great but w/ T/S you get some really interesting and striking effects w/ depth of field fiddling).  The 85L is a really cool lens, no doubt about it, and I have even heard some used it indoors for sports (must be really good and figure out where the action is going to be as the focusing will never be called speedy)

I like do like the idea of getting out and shooting.
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Animal Kingdom / Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Last post by arunprasad on Today at 06:47:41 AM »
Spoonbills and Egrets.
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Animal Kingdom / Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Last post by Click on Today at 06:46:05 AM »
Another set. Only when I saw thru the Tamron 600 lens, I observed for the rirst time that Purple heron hunts by spearing the fish.

Very nice series, I especially like the first picture.
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Animal Kingdom / Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Last post by arunprasad on Today at 06:43:21 AM »
Another set. Only when I saw thru the Tamron 600 lens, I observed for the rirst time that Purple heron hunts by spearing the fish.
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Lenses / Re: GAS - what to get next
« Last post by Laktibrada on Today at 06:37:39 AM »
70-200mm II (new) - 1 670 EUR now (1600 ish if i wait for a cashback)
85mm (new) - 1700 EUR
100mm L (used) - 600 EUR
65mm MP-E (used) - 700 EUR

almost sure i made up my mind - 70-200 II - ill wait for a cashback

then itll be one of the macros (the 100 seems a bit redundant with the 70-200 already acquired)

i am still torn over the 50 vs 85 battle... the 50 is great for indoor shots even in semi-cramped spaces and is a great walk-around lense
i am afraid the 85 would limit me there, but i guess ill start a new thread in a year or 2 once i saved up ;)

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back when I raced sailboats, I would have given anything to have something like this.  20 minutes of circling the boat as we practiced! WOW. 
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Animal Kingdom / Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Last post by arunprasad on Today at 06:25:39 AM »
Egrets
Love the egrets!

We have a bunch nesting here where I work..... I'll have to try to get permission to take a few pictures.... such a lovely bird and such a horrible voice....

Agree. Love to see them standing in the back drop of clear blue still waterlands. I never heard their voice. May be I didn't paid proper attention. Only voice I hear are the stilts. Non stop.
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