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Re: What is the next Canon lens you want or covet and why...
« Reply #30 on: May 23, 2013, 02:37:32 PM »
I remember when my greatest want was to upgrade  from the 75-300  to the 55-250.   it seems like such a long time ago  even though it was only  three years. 

Upgrade  path.->means the former was sold for the latter.

XS->60D->5d Mkiii:18-55->24-105L:75-300->55-250->70-300->70-200 f4L USM->70-200 f/2.8L USM->70-200 f/2.8L IS Mkii:50 f/1.8->50 f/1.4->100 f/2.8L->85mm f/1.8 USM->135L -> 8mm ->100L

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« Reply #30 on: May 23, 2013, 02:37:32 PM »

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Re: What is the next Canon lens you want or covet and why...
« Reply #31 on: May 24, 2013, 06:03:19 AM »
I only covet my neibours OX or is that OSX  :o

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Re: What is the next Canon lens you want or covet and why...
« Reply #32 on: May 29, 2013, 03:29:40 AM »
Well, the 200 f/2 is still the lens I want when I want to get pics of wrestling but I realized in some gyms, I might be too close and there might be too many things or people in the way for good shots.  In the high school gyms, the length will be fine if I'm placed at a corner where there is not much obstruction and I'll be at a distance that will not impede others.  Also, the 200mm would be good for baseball and football too.  However, if some tournaments are held where everything can be crowded, that could be a problem.  I may not get floor access as good as I can with the local matches.

Still want to get that 200 f/2 and the 1.4 III extender, though.

Well, here comes the 135 f/2.  This lens is reasonably priced.  From what I have read, it is the bees knees (still have no idea where this saying comes from, but it's something good).  This lens could be real good for the indoor sports I can cover.  It might be real good for basketball, if I want to cover games for that.  I could but it's not a necessity.  Still, the 135 lens I can walk around with relative ease and get great shots from various angles and not be in the way.  I'm renting it from LensRentals for my nephew's graduation and although it may not be long enough, that's ok.  I can try it for pics of the party and it'll get used a lot.  I dont believe it has IS and I dont have a decent tripod yet (I dont think I could bring one in the arena anyway), so no video.

I'll have to add the 135 f/2 to the list.   ;D

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« Reply #33 on: May 29, 2013, 03:41:59 AM »
I'm hoping to upgrade my 70-200 f4 to the 2.8 version. I need the range and IS at low light events. I can't wait till my November event. I'm gonna rent one and a 24-70.
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Re: What is the next Canon lens you want or covet and why...
« Reply #34 on: May 29, 2013, 04:59:51 AM »
I'm hoping to upgrade my 70-200 f4 to the 2.8 version. I need the range and IS at low light events. I can't wait till my November event. I'm gonna rent one and a 24-70.

I was fortunate enough to try the 2.8 non-IS for my nephews' baseball tournament and it did a damn good job of photos.  I had set it to aperture priority and for the most part, the lens was tack sharp.  A few photos were overexposed but that's on me, of course.  It put my kit lens to shame in night settings, especially when I needed the reach and at 2.8.

An odd thing about these lenses for me is that, even though I really like the results, the lenses make me want to get even better with manual exposure time and change the apertures.  Just learn even more and control everything and get the most out of the lens.  I might be getting addicted to this photography stuff and I'm gonna take some courses that they offer here in my town. 

The non-IS was great.  I should just get the non IS as I was real happy with it but I'll pony up for the IS II because I need the video capabilities.  Really could use that extra $900 for another lens, but it is what it is. 

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Re: What is the next Canon lens you want or covet and why...
« Reply #35 on: May 29, 2013, 05:57:43 AM »
Well, the 200 f/2 is still the lens I want when I want to get pics of wrestling but I realized in some gyms, I might be too close and there might be too many things or people in the way for good shots.  In the high school gyms, the length will be fine if I'm placed at a corner where there is not much obstruction and I'll be at a distance that will not impede others.  Also, the 200mm would be good for baseball and football too.  However, if some tournaments are held where everything can be crowded, that could be a problem.  I may not get floor access as good as I can with the local matches.

Still want to get that 200 f/2 and the 1.4 III extender, though.

Well, here comes the 135 f/2.  This lens is reasonably priced.  From what I have read, it is the bees knees (still have no idea where this saying comes from, but it's something good).  This lens could be real good for the indoor sports I can cover.  It might be real good for basketball, if I want to cover games for that.  I could but it's not a necessity.  Still, the 135 lens I can walk around with relative ease and get great shots from various angles and not be in the way.

I shot a lot of Junior High wrestling this winter at my sons meets using primarily a 70-200 2.8 II and 135L on my 6D.  I tried my 24-105 in one meet, but had to go to ISO's of 6400+ to stop the action, and I try not to go that high as the noise gets hard to clean up in PP.  Also, lack of reach with the 24-105 was a problem at times.

Some of my best shots were with my 135L, but I also missed a few when this lens was on if the boys quickly moved to the near side of the mat if I didn't back up fast enough and find a new position.  The additional light gathering ability of the 2.0 lens allowed faster shutter speeds with reasonable ISO's.  So, as the season progressed, I used the 70-200 2.8 II more and more with good success.
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Re: What is the next Canon lens you want or covet and why...
« Reply #36 on: May 29, 2013, 06:06:30 AM »
The Canon 24-70 2.8 II is still at the top of my wish list, should have the money saved by this time next month.

Next on my list at this point would be a 16-35 II, as I've recently missed the UWA focal lengths.  Last year I used a EF-S 10-22 with my 7D.  Now that I'm using the 6D 95% of the time, I need something wider than 24mm.
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Re: What is the next Canon lens you want or covet and why...
« Reply #36 on: May 29, 2013, 06:06:30 AM »

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Re: What is the next Canon lens you want or covet and why...
« Reply #37 on: May 29, 2013, 09:10:25 AM »
I keep hoping for a 400 f5.6 II. I'm looking for a long sharp lens that is still portable.... The big whites, even if I could afford them, are just too big to take on hiking or canoe trips.
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Re: What is the next Canon lens you want or covet and why...
« Reply #38 on: May 29, 2013, 09:27:02 AM »
Debating to replace my 24-105 for a 24-70 II for improved IQ reasons. Still on the fence whether I'll do this. 

Next, really want a good, fast 50 mm lens that is not a specialty lens like the 50L, just doesn't exist. The ideal would be a 50 f/1.4L, but that will never happen.  If I had these then I'd probably be with all those waiting to replace my 16-35 II with a 14-24. 

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Re: What is the next Canon lens you want or covet and why...
« Reply #39 on: May 29, 2013, 10:20:11 AM »
Debating to replace my 24-105 for a 24-70 II for improved IQ reasons. Still on the fence whether I'll do this. 

I debated that same issue.  Now I'm debating whether to sell the 24-105L, as I haven't used it since getting the 24-70L II.
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Re: What is the next Canon lens you want or covet and why...
« Reply #40 on: May 29, 2013, 10:35:23 AM »
Debating to replace my 24-105 for a 24-70 II for improved IQ reasons. Still on the fence whether I'll do this. 

I debated that same issue.  Now I'm debating whether to sell the 24-105L, as I haven't used it since getting the 24-70L II.

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Re: What is the next Canon lens you want or covet and why...
« Reply #41 on: May 29, 2013, 11:13:51 AM »
Debating to replace my 24-105 for a 24-70 II for improved IQ reasons. Still on the fence whether I'll do this. 

I debated that same issue.  Now I'm debating whether to sell the 24-105L, as I haven't used it since getting the 24-70L II.
I'm sure I'll do it in time, just wish CL wasn't flooded with all those damn 24-105 kit lens. 

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« Reply #42 on: May 29, 2013, 11:36:56 AM »
I'm sure I'll do it in time, just wish CL wasn't flooded with all those damn 24-105 kit lens.

Indeed.  Since the 24-105L added $800 to the 5DII kit, it used to go for ~$800 on CL (and I still see many listed there, but they aren't selling).  Right now, the 24-105L adds $600 to the 5DIII kit and only $500 to the 6D kit, so if you want to offload the lens, you've got to price it accordingly. 
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Re: What is the next Canon lens you want or covet and why...
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Re: What is the next Canon lens you want or covet and why...
« Reply #43 on: May 29, 2013, 02:02:08 PM »
I'd personally want a 90mm TSE L and a 200mm f/2.8 L II IS. The reason for the first is obvious and for the second, I feel the need for a fast prime 200mm lens ... the 200 f/2 is out of question right now!

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Re: What is the next Canon lens you want or covet and why...
« Reply #44 on: May 30, 2013, 02:52:52 AM »
Shoping list:
- Sigma 35 1.4
- Canon 85 1.2

Wish list:
- Canon 12-24.
- Canon 35 1.4

The 35 is a real pain in the... brain. Focus problems reports starts to pop up (but are they reliable and consequent) and the canon is due for renewal...

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