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Re: What should I upgrade? I can't be done, can I?
« Reply #30 on: August 07, 2013, 11:34:21 AM »
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Re: What should I upgrade? I can't be done, can I?
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Re: What should I upgrade? I can't be done, can I?
« Reply #31 on: August 07, 2013, 11:39:01 AM »
If the minimum focal distance of the 135L is too long, it's even worse with the 85L where you have the same mfd coupled with a shorter focal length.  If you want to get in closer, and get similar blur/bokeh, you need your 100L back....

 where were you with that advice last month  before I sold it?  I really did like that lens.   getting another copy isn't out of the question,  but it would be like admitting a mistake...  and I  don't do that very  well. 
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->100L->85mm f/1.8 USM-> 8mm ->100L & 85L

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Re: What should I upgrade? I can't be done, can I?
« Reply #32 on: August 07, 2013, 11:51:58 AM »
As for your wish for more length, I intend to address that with a GOOD crop body. Either the 7D2, or maybe just a 70d if the 7d2 is not dramatically better than 70d.

I don't want to divert $9k or $12k into a long lens, and I don't want a compromise IQ long lens.  I figure the 1.6 crop X my 1.4 teleconverter on the 70-20 2.8 IS mk 2 gives plenty reach (and zooming flexibility) for my girls' soccer. I have no interest in birds outside the aviary.

70d has the 7d AF so it might be the economy route.
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Re: What should I upgrade? I can't be done, can I?
« Reply #33 on: August 07, 2013, 01:01:51 PM »
As for your wish for more length, I intend to address that with a GOOD crop body. Either the 7D2, or maybe just a 70d if the 7d2 is not dramatically better than 70d.

I don't want to divert $9k or $12k into a long lens, and I don't want a compromise IQ long lens.  I figure the 1.6 crop X my 1.4 teleconverter on the 70-20 2.8 IS mk 2 gives plenty reach (and zooming flexibility) for my girls' soccer. I have no interest in birds outside the aviary.

70d has the 7d AF so it might be the economy route.

I  had a 60d  and really liked it.   and in good light  the  Canon 18mp  sensor  did as good of a job as the mkiii.  I  didn't like the  lack of afma,  but I  have seen some 7d's  sell for around 750  used...  and I  can definitely  see getting  one of those for outdoor day  events. 

200x1.4x1.6= 448mm.   Seems like a great option. 
« Last Edit: August 07, 2013, 01:04:30 PM by jdramirez »
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Re: What should I upgrade? I can't be done, can I?
« Reply #34 on: August 07, 2013, 01:48:26 PM »
Do you shoot much with the 85mm f/1.8 USM? What about it makes you want to upgrade to the L? I haven't shot with the 1.2, but I love the 85 1.8, and I have read posts from many who have used both who still like the 1.8. Not saying it's better, just that maybe upgrading a different focal length first (like the 135) would be more beneficial.
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Re: What should I upgrade? I can't be done, can I?
« Reply #35 on: August 07, 2013, 02:05:29 PM »

 some  might say to invest in a 18-200  and that is the only lens I'll ever need. 


got one..... it really makes me appreciate my 70-200....
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Re: What should I upgrade? I can't be done, can I?
« Reply #36 on: August 07, 2013, 06:43:59 PM »
Do you shoot much with the 85mm f/1.8 USM? What about it makes you want to upgrade to the L? I haven't shot with the 1.2, but I love the 85 1.8, and I have read posts from many who have used both who still like the 1.8. Not saying it's better, just that maybe upgrading a different focal length first (like the 135) would be more beneficial.

I picked up the 85mm f/1.8 about 2 weeks ago... so I really haven't had an opportunity to run it through its paces.  I actually wanted it more as a portrait lens for when the baby finally arrives.  Something sharp... nice shallow depth of field, etc. 

No baby... no subject other than dolls... and that is a touch boring.  I looked at the reports, and I know the f/1.8 is really really nice and it basically compares with the f/1.2 at almost all apertures.  So is it worth paying $1500ish for a stop of light, slower auto focus, and shallower depth of field.  Kinda.  I won't make money off the lens, but if I have it for 3 years and I sell it for about what I paid for it, then it will be like I rented it for free.  The money is in an escrow account and I can tap into those funds whenever I want. 

I am not mesmerized by red rings (I'd never even consider a 50mm f/1.2L or a 17-40mm f/4L), but I can respect the fact that some of the lenses are that expensive for a reason.  That is the same reason they hold their value well. 

I appreciate all of ya'lls help... but I'm not sure that I'm any closer to making a decision on the matter.
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->100L->85mm f/1.8 USM-> 8mm ->100L & 85L

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Re: What should I upgrade? I can't be done, can I?
« Reply #36 on: August 07, 2013, 06:43:59 PM »

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Re: What should I upgrade? I can't be done, can I?
« Reply #37 on: August 07, 2013, 10:47:21 PM »
I appreciate all of ya'lls help... but I'm not sure that I'm any closer to making a decision on the matter.
Something entirely different maybe? Lensbaby?

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Re: What should I upgrade? I can't be done, can I?
« Reply #38 on: August 07, 2013, 10:56:25 PM »
You know you want the 100L back.  Just because it can go to 1:1 doesn't mean you have to use it at 1:1.

I  do miss it,  but I think that is more because I develop an emotional attachment to my gear.

Perhaps, but I find myself toting around the 100L a lot more often then just for macro shooting.  The max mag spec for the 70-200 II and the 135L are low.  A zoom gives you a form of compositional freedom, a fast prime gives you a DOF and low light freedoms, and a macro gives you magnification freedom.  I've found quite a few instances where I'm framed a shot with the 135 or 70-200 and it wont' focus because I'm too close...

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Re: What should I upgrade? I can't be done, can I?
« Reply #39 on: August 07, 2013, 10:58:28 PM »
I appreciate all of ya'lls help... but I'm not sure that I'm any closer to making a decision on the matter.
Something entirely different maybe? Lensbaby?

I see them occasionally on Craigslist... and I know people swear by tilt shifts... but I don't think it is something I would want unless they are practically giving them away.
Upgrade  path.->means the former was sold for the latter.

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Re: What should I upgrade? I can't be done, can I?
« Reply #40 on: August 08, 2013, 02:53:51 AM »
Step out from home with your 860$ cash, gear, a bag for clothes and stuff, no car. Only come back when the cash is all spent on living expense wherever your pictures take you. Gonzo!

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Re: What should I upgrade? I can't be done, can I?
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