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Re: I'm done - I have all the lenses I need
« Reply #75 on: November 07, 2013, 11:40:40 AM »
Definitely a hobby.  A good day job is the reason I can afford to spend what I do on this hobby.  ;)

A good day job and an understanding wife that is.

It's still beyond me why there is money in the savings account and I don't have all of the lenses I want.

Then I remember why.

Well, the day job actually pays for all the living expenses, retirement, college funds, etc.  That means the 'extra' income from the consulting that I do on the side can go to the gear fund, instead of things like food...
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Re: I'm done - I have all the lenses I need
« Reply #75 on: November 07, 2013, 11:40:40 AM »

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« Reply #76 on: November 07, 2013, 12:07:21 PM »
Almost few times a week I am considering whether I need Canon 16-35 mm 2.8L II lens as I like landscape photography, however such lenses are quite expensive. Also, my dream is to upgrade by changing my 7D into 5DMk3.

I would not even consider buying the 16-35L II for use on a 7D.  Get the Canon EF-S 10-22mm, the Sigma 8-16mm or the Tokina 11-16/2.8.

If/when you get a FF body, sell the APS-C ultrawide.

I just wanted to ask people in this forum who own expensive tele lenses: is it your hobby or you buy them because they are absolutely required for your daily work?

Definitely a hobby.  A good day job is the reason I can afford to spend what I do on this hobby.  ;)

Dear Teacher, Mr. neuroanatomist

+ 100 for me too " Definitely a hobby.  A good day job is the reason I can afford to spend what I do on this hobby.  ;)"------Yes, Sir----Plus, I am Lucky too, Because of  I Own the A/E  Firm, That I  can Use All Photographic Equipments as The Office Equipments-----Ha, Ha, Ha---Yes, My CPA/ Book keepers tell me too.
Nice to talk to you, Sir.
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« Reply #77 on: November 07, 2013, 01:27:06 PM »
to the OP, are you sure you couldn't use a 50mm 1.2?

It is a bit odd how differently the tiers works for CPS US compared to CPS UK. The points system the US uses probably makes more sense but the points themselves don't. Why is a 10-22mm worth more points than a 1Ds III or a 1D IV and it is worth the same amount of points as a 85 1.2? It doesn't make sense to me at all

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« Reply #78 on: November 07, 2013, 02:21:36 PM »
to the OP, are you sure you couldn't use a 50mm 1.2?

It is a bit odd how differently the tiers works for CPS US compared to CPS UK. The points system the US uses probably makes more sense but the points themselves don't. Why is a 10-22mm worth more points than a 1Ds III or a 1D IV and it is worth the same amount of points as a 85 1.2? It doesn't make sense to me at all
Yes, I had the 50 f/1.2L and sold it recently to fund my 300 f/2.8L IS II.  I love that lens, but didn't find myself using it much after buying the 24-70L f/2.8 II.  I will admit that it's the one I regret selling the most, however.
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« Reply #79 on: November 08, 2013, 04:42:30 AM »
Dear Teacher, Mr. neuroanatomist

+ 100 for me too " Definitely a hobby.  A good day job is the reason I can afford to spend what I do on this hobby.  ;)"------Yes, Sir----Plus, I am Lucky too, Because of  I Own the A/E  Firm, That I  can Use All Photographic Equipments as The Office Equipments-----Ha, Ha, Ha---Yes, My CPA/ Book keepers tell me too.
Nice to talk to you, Sir.
Surapon

Dear Surapon,

For a moment here I read " I Own the AV  Firm, That I  can Use All Photographic Equipments as The Office Equipments".

I really thought what a lucky guy. Then I blamed my dirty brain.

Thanks for the laugh.

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« Reply #80 on: December 25, 2013, 03:07:35 PM »
Okay, I crumbled.  I LOVED my 50 f/1.2 and missed it terribly so I just bought another one.  The good news is that with the rebate, it becomes a net/net purchase vs. my eBay sale :)

In other news, I strongly predict that the 50 f/1.2 II will be announced tomorrow :o
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« Reply #81 on: December 25, 2013, 11:10:48 PM »
Okay, I crumbled.  I LOVED my 50 f/1.2 and missed it terribly so I just bought another one.  The good news is that with the rebate, it becomes a net/net purchase vs. my eBay sale :)

In other news, I strongly predict that the 50 f/1.2 II will be announced tomorrow :o
If you are implying something like Murphy's Law can I give you a list of lenses to buy?  ;D

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« Reply #81 on: December 25, 2013, 11:10:48 PM »

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« Reply #82 on: December 26, 2013, 08:45:29 AM »
Okay, I crumbled.  I LOVED my 50 f/1.2 and missed it terribly so I just bought another one.  The good news is that with the rebate, it becomes a net/net purchase vs. my eBay sale :)

In other news, I strongly predict that the 50 f/1.2 II will be announced tomorrow :o
If you are implying something like Murphy's Law can I give you a list of lenses to buy?  ;D
If we're to believe CR, then I should definitely buy a 100-400, 800 5.6, 50 1.4, 35 1.4, etc. ;)
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« Reply #83 on: December 26, 2013, 09:52:49 AM »
Okay, I crumbled.  I LOVED my 50 f/1.2 and missed it terribly so I just bought another one.  The good news is that with the rebate, it becomes a net/net purchase vs. my eBay sale :)

In other news, I strongly predict that the 50 f/1.2 II will be announced tomorrow :o
If you are implying something like Murphy's Law can I give you a list of lenses to buy?  ;D
If we're to believe CR, then I should definitely buy a 100-400, 800 5.6, 50 1.4, 35 1.4, etc. ;)
... and a 16-35 2.8 II please  ;D

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« Reply #84 on: December 26, 2013, 10:58:48 AM »
Okay, I crumbled.  I LOVED my 50 f/1.2 and missed it terribly so I just bought another one.  The good news is that with the rebate, it becomes a net/net purchase vs. my eBay sale :)

In other news, I strongly predict that the 50 f/1.2 II will be announced tomorrow :o
If you are implying something like Murphy's Law can I give you a list of lenses to buy?  ;D
If we're to believe CR, then I should definitely buy a 100-400, 800 5.6, 50 1.4, 35 1.4, etc. ;)
... and a 16-35 2.8 II please  ;D

Wait, but everybody needs a EF 300mm f/2.8L IS II USM  ;D
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« Reply #85 on: December 26, 2013, 11:24:09 AM »
Wait, but everybody needs a EF 300mm f/2.8L IS II USM  ;D
Yes, I highly recommend it and a set of Mk III extenders.  The only problem is that it is the sharpest lens Canon makes so you can't blame the equipment for bad photos ;D

... and a 16-35 2.8 II please  ;D
Ah yes, but I already have one of those - and I would upgrade it in a heartbeat for a sharper lens 8)
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« Reply #86 on: December 26, 2013, 05:13:23 PM »
... and a 16-35 2.8 II please  ;D
Ah yes, but I already have one of those - and I would upgrade it in a heartbeat for a sharper lens 8)
With the risk of getting off topic may I ask you for your opinion regarding this lens? I just sold my version 1 16-35 2.8 and I have not decided whether to get the 16-35 2.8 II or wait. Some background: In this FL range I have:

1. EF14 2.8 L II (actually it's slightly out of this range but still covers the need for AF and 2.8 in the widest possible rectilinear FL) Uses: 1. astrophotography, 2. landscapes
2. TS-E 17mm f/4L (with adapter for Lee filter system) Uses: Architecture, Landscape
3. Zeiss Distagon T* 21mm 2.8 1. Uses: Astrophotography, Landscapes.
4. EF35mm 1.4L  Uses: General/people, mostly in extremely low light.

So I have not used 16-35 for a while. That and the fact that it has lots of coma (tested at both FL ends at f/2.8 )
and the fact that I want good edges made me sell it. Prior to the above mentioned lenses it was being used for landscapes.

Use will be for landscapes as I do not believe a 16-35 2.8 even at its 3rd incarnation would be suitable for astrophotography (that test at wide FL is left for EF14 II and Zeiss 21). However, a very good 16-35 copy could be handy in situations where it will not be practical to carry many different lenses.

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« Reply #87 on: December 26, 2013, 05:22:56 PM »
... and a 16-35 2.8 II please  ;D
Ah yes, but I already have one of those - and I would upgrade it in a heartbeat for a sharper lens 8)
With the risk of getting off topic may I ask you for your opinion regarding this lens? I just sold my version 1 16-35 2.8 and I have not decided whether to get the 16-35 2.8 II or wait. Some background: In this FL range I have:

1. EF14 2.8 L II (actually it's slightly out of this range but still covers the need for AF and 2.8 in the widest possible rectilinear FL) Uses: 1. astrophotography, 2. landscapes
2. TS-E 17mm f/4L (with adapter for Lee filter system) Uses: Architecture, Landscape
3. Zeiss Distagon T* 21mm 2.8 1. Uses: Astrophotography, Landscapes.
4. EF35mm 1.4L  Uses: General/people, mostly in extremely low light.

So I have not used 16-35 for a while. That and the fact that it has lots of coma (tested at both FL ends at f/2.8 )
and the fact that I want good edges made me sell it. Prior to the above mentioned lenses it was being used for landscapes.

Use will be for landscapes as I do not believe a 16-35 2.8 even at its 3rd incarnation would be suitable for astrophotography (that test at wide FL is left for EF14 II and Zeiss 21). However, a very good 16-35 copy could be handy in situations where it will not be practical to carry many different lenses.
My 16-35 is collecting dust. The 17 TS-E has so much better IQ, so I tend to go for that instead. I seldom use the 16-35 with people, since I find the distortion off center unacceptable, so the extra time to operate the 17mm does not bother me. If the 16-35 was upgraded with IQ in the same class as the 24-70 f2.8L II and preferably covered 14-24, I would get it though.
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Re: I'm done - I have all the lenses I need
« Reply #87 on: December 26, 2013, 05:22:56 PM »

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« Reply #88 on: December 26, 2013, 05:47:20 PM »
Okay, I crumbled.  I LOVED my 50 f/1.2 and missed it terribly so I just bought another one.  The good news is that with the rebate, it becomes a net/net purchase vs. my eBay sale :)

In other news, I strongly predict that the 50 f/1.2 II will be announced tomorrow :o

Ha ha... that's hilarious that the thread you started saying that you were done with lenses, ends with you buying a new lens.  I know the feeling.  Once my lens collection was where i wanted it to be, I got the "I should get a Fuji x100s" itch because it looks so cool ha ha.
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« Reply #89 on: December 26, 2013, 06:32:05 PM »
Okay, I crumbled.  I LOVED my 50 f/1.2 and missed it terribly so I just bought another one.  The good news is that with the rebate, it becomes a net/net purchase vs. my eBay sale :)

In other news, I strongly predict that the 50 f/1.2 II will be announced tomorrow :o

Ha ha... that's hilarious that the thread you started saying that you were done with lenses, ends with you buying a new lens.  I know the feeling.  Once my lens collection was where i wanted it to be, I got the "I should get a Fuji x100s" itch because it looks so cool ha ha.
Well, it is "technically" re-buying a lens I once owned, but yeah, I had to confess on CR :-[
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« Reply #89 on: December 26, 2013, 06:32:05 PM »