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Don Haines

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Re: What is the next Canon lens you want or covet and why...
« Reply #75 on: June 09, 2013, 10:54:25 PM »
50f1.8 ?
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Re: What is the next Canon lens you want or covet and why...
« Reply #76 on: June 10, 2013, 08:43:02 PM »
50f1.8 ?

 that is a great little lens.   for about three years it was my favorite lens.   now I have three L  lenses and a fisheye,  and while they are excellent,  most of my photos that hang on the wall are from that one hundred dollar  plastic lens.   but part of that might be laziness about printing out new prints and framing them.
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Re: What is the next Canon lens you want or covet and why...
« Reply #77 on: June 11, 2013, 01:39:22 AM »
50f1.8 ?

 that is a great little lens.   for about three years it was my favorite lens.   now I have three L  lenses and a fisheye,  and while they are excellent,  most of my photos that hang on the wall are from that one hundred dollar  plastic lens.   but part of that might be laziness about printing out new prints and framing them.

It is, and the Mk I is even better, mostly in build quality.
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Re: What is the next Canon lens you want or covet and why...
« Reply #78 on: June 11, 2013, 02:53:57 AM »
I'd like to pick up the 400mm f/2.8L IS II at some point.  Used it once on loan... epic lens.  Also, a 17mm TSE....
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Re: What is the next Canon lens you want or covet and why...
« Reply #79 on: June 11, 2013, 02:55:28 AM »
Some ind of wideangle, preferably L lens oh and of course i need the FF body first too...

I really like the 24mm 1.4 L II but im hesitating since im mostly doing portrait/people photos and not sure if 24mm is too wide for this. Well ive seen really nice portaits taken with it..argh..no idea :)

also wondering if i should get 25mm f2 (no IS) for my APS-C or if it sucks compared to 50mm 1.8 II regarding IQ :o

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Re: What is the next Canon lens you want or covet and why...
« Reply #80 on: June 11, 2013, 06:40:26 AM »
I have a 500m F/4 L IS mkI
Thinking of selling it to fund a 300mm 2.8 L IS mkII, this will be lighter and I can use it with my 2x mkIII
I'll then have a sport (horses) lens and a wildlife lens in one package :-)
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Re: What is the next Canon lens you want or covet and why...
« Reply #81 on: June 11, 2013, 07:06:15 AM »
My next lens will be the 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II. I just decided to sell my 300 f/4 IS and 70-200 f/2.8 non IS to cover the cost. I've been doing a fair bit of event coverage lately and the IS would be a great help. I think I can live with converters with the IS II and won't miss the 300 f/4 all that much.

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Re: What is the next Canon lens you want or covet and why...
« Reply #82 on: June 11, 2013, 09:04:19 AM »
50 f1.4 IS (L) prising ~ 600 - 1000$

It is shame for Canon, but from my point of view where is no perfect 50 mm lens currently in its optics line.
50 1.8 II is too cheap and plastic
50 1.4 is not optically perfect and has known mechanical issue
50 1.2 L is too expensive and quite soft until well stopped down

I know that company is very proud for ​​its reputation of best reportage brand, but I hope it has enough resources to provide also perfect solution for most popular fix-focals between upgrades of next "big white pipe" ).
The lens should be optically and mechanically perfect! Also due to Canon doesn't provide sensor stabilisation IS is very desirable (for almost every new lens). I also agree to pay extra for weather sealing and Luxury quality.

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Re: What is the next Canon lens you want or covet and why...
« Reply #83 on: June 11, 2013, 03:09:22 PM »
50 f1.4 IS (L) prising ~ 600 - 1000$

It is shame for Canon, but from my point of view where is no perfect 50 mm lens currently in its optics line.
50 1.8 II is too cheap and plastic
50 1.4 is not optically perfect and has known mechanical issue
50 1.2 L is too expensive and quite soft until well stopped down

I know that company is very proud for ​​its reputation of best reportage brand, but I hope it has enough resources to provide also perfect solution for most popular fix-focals between upgrades of next "big white pipe" ).
The lens should be optically and mechanically perfect! Also due to Canon doesn't provide sensor stabilisation IS is very desirable (for almost every new lens). I also agree to pay extra for weather sealing and Luxury quality.

The best Canon 50mm EF lens IMHO is the 50mm f/1.8 Mk I. Tiny size, reasonable build and good optically. However no longer available new of course. Thankfully some good copies still exist ;-)
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Re: What is the next Canon lens you want or covet and why...
« Reply #84 on: June 11, 2013, 05:28:25 PM »
50 f1.4 IS (L) prising ~ 600 - 1000$

It is shame for Canon, but from my point of view where is no perfect 50 mm lens currently in its optics line.
50 1.8 II is too cheap and plastic
50 1.4 is not optically perfect and has known mechanical issue
50 1.2 L is too expensive and quite soft until well stopped down

I know that company is very proud for ​​its reputation of best reportage brand, but I hope it has enough resources to provide also perfect solution for most popular fix-focals between upgrades of next "big white pipe" ).
The lens should be optically and mechanically perfect! Also due to Canon doesn't provide sensor stabilisation IS is very desirable (for almost every new lens). I also agree to pay extra for weather sealing and Luxury quality.

The best Canon 50mm EF lens IMHO is the 50mm f/1.8 Mk I. Tiny size, reasonable build and good optically. However no longer available new of course. Thankfully some good copies still exist ;-)
I do have one  8)   (Simply because I had bought it by 1989 or 1990 to gether with 28 2.8 )

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Re: What is the next Canon lens you want or covet and why...
« Reply #85 on: June 14, 2013, 09:21:07 PM »
50f1.8 ?

 that is a great little lens.   for about three years it was my favorite lens.   now I have three L  lenses and a fisheye,  and while they are excellent,  most of my photos that hang on the wall are from that one hundred dollar  plastic lens.   but part of that might be laziness about printing out new prints and framing them.

And if you believe DXO, it is rated higher than the 600F4 V2...... And at only 1/80th the price..  :)
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Re: What is the next Canon lens you want or covet and why...
« Reply #86 on: June 16, 2013, 04:39:22 AM »
The 200/f2 L. From everything i have seen and heard, it is a wonderful lens. I would probably use it more as a long portrait lens than anything else. Maybe when i win the lottery.

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Re: What is the next Canon lens you want or covet and why...
« Reply #87 on: June 16, 2013, 07:39:27 AM »
The 500mm f/4L IS II.

Up to now I have the 300mm f/4L (non-IS) and 100-400L

300mm f/4L non-IS with 1.4 is superb (better that 100-400 at even more stopped down aperture!)
However I do not like it with my 2X II.

I have not used yet 100-400 with the 1.4X II but it can't be that great and  I am afraid for flare (when I shoot sunsets).

I am thinking also of a 400mm 5.6L that it will be decent with the 1.4X and will get me to 560mm f/8.

But in that case I will have both 100-400 and 400 5.6 which is a little too much considering how old they are.

Next experiment: 100-400 with 1.4X... (Until I get a 500mm)
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Re: What is the next Canon lens you want or covet and why...
« Reply #88 on: June 18, 2013, 08:16:14 AM »
50f1.8 ?

 that is a great little lens.   for about three years it was my favorite lens.   now I have three L  lenses and a fisheye,  and while they are excellent,  most of my photos that hang on the wall are from that one hundred dollar  plastic lens.   but part of that might be laziness about printing out new prints and framing them.

And if you believe DXO, it is rated higher than the 600F4 V2...... And at only 1/80th the price..  :)

That's why I don't believe DXO ... not saying the 50mm f/1.8 is a bad lens.
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Re: What is the next Canon lens you want or covet and why...
« Reply #89 on: June 18, 2013, 08:49:58 AM »
50f1.8 ?

 that is a great little lens.   for about three years it was my favorite lens.   now I have three L  lenses and a fisheye,  and while they are excellent,  most of my photos that hang on the wall are from that one hundred dollar  plastic lens.   but part of that might be laziness about printing out new prints and framing them.

And if you believe DXO, it is rated higher than the 600F4 V2...... And at only 1/80th the price..  :)

That's why I don't believe DXO ... not saying the 50mm f/1.8 is a bad lens.

I do believe DxO.  But you have to uderstand what their numbers mean, and that's the problem - most people don't take the time to do so, and dismiss useful information out of hand.

The 600 II is better in terms of sharpness, distortion, vignetting, and CA.  The 50/1.8 has higher transmission...and a higher 'DxOMark Score'.  Why?  As they state, "The DxOMark Score is measured for defined exposure conditions corresponding to low-light scene with 150 lux illumination and an exposure time of 1/60s. These conditions were chosen as we believe low-light performances are very important for today’s photography and it is also important for photographers to know how well lenses perform at the widest aperture."  At 150 lux and 1/60 s, which will perform better - an f/1.8 lens or an f/4 lens?  That's why the 50/1.8 is 'better'.  For most of us, the 'Score' isn't often relevant.  However, the Measurements are a useful tool to compare lenses.
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