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Re: I'm done - I have all the lenses I need
« Reply #165 on: May 03, 2014, 01:18:40 AM »
Excuse me, but you're still missing a few lenses. (I crossed out the ones you currently own)
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Re: I'm done - I have all the lenses I need
« Reply #165 on: May 03, 2014, 01:18:40 AM »

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« Reply #166 on: May 05, 2014, 10:23:04 AM »
One more personal note - for those thinking that the TS-E 17 makes the TS-E 24 obsolete, I'd say not it doesn't.  Yes, you can add the 1.4x to the 17 to get a sharp 24, and a decent 34, but you can add the 1.4x to the 24 to get a very nice 34 and a decent 48 ;D


Excuse me, but you're still missing a few lenses. (I crossed out the ones you currently own)
Nice!  I wonder what the total retail cost of all of these lenses is - minus the Cinema line up.

I agree. With my 17-55, the wide end often didn't feel sufficient, but 24mm seems good for most purposes to me.
Having said that, if Canon comes up with a sharp UWA zoom (no, not a f/2.8- can't afford what it will cost, more like a f/4 zoom, maybe even with IS) I will most likely bite after the dust settles.
I'd go for a wide f/4 zoom if it were really sharp, too :)
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Re: I'm done - I have all the lenses I need
« Reply #167 on: May 05, 2014, 05:59:26 PM »

Excuse me, but you're still missing a few lenses. (I crossed out the ones you currently own)

Nice!  I wonder what the total retail cost of all of these lenses is - minus the Cinema line up.


Compared to the Cine lenses, most of the Canon EF lenses seem like excellent value, but still expensive.  :'(
Oh, and would the lens down below count as a Canon lens? (white paint/expensive elements/metal badge/fast and accurate focusing/something coloured in red)
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Re: I'm done - I have all the lenses I need
« Reply #168 on: May 06, 2014, 09:54:56 AM »
Oh, and would the lens down below count as a Canon lens? (white paint/expensive elements/metal badge/fast and accurate focusing/something coloured in red)
Looks good to me, but I think we should really be adding the 1200mm to the list ;D
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Re: I'm done - I have all the lenses I need
« Reply #169 on: May 06, 2014, 11:02:01 AM »
Thats a mighty load of glass, would be honestly interested in just what you produce with these lenses ? Link to your website / work ?

Actually i just noticed the link sorry !
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« Reply #170 on: May 06, 2014, 12:59:15 PM »
I'm glad you found it and my website is woefully overdue for an update and re-org.  I use Smugmug and they changed it all around on my last year and ever since I have been stuck with my old site because trying to port my stuff to their new format has been an exercise in futility, at best.  Lately, due to consulting and personal commitments, I haven't even had time to shoot, so the website has taken a back seat.
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Re: I'm done - I have all the lenses I need
« Reply #171 on: May 06, 2014, 01:57:49 PM »
I'm glad you found it and my website is woefully overdue for an update and re-org.  I use Smugmug and they changed it all around on my last year and ever since I have been stuck with my old site because trying to port my stuff to their new format has been an exercise in futility, at best.  Lately, due to consulting and personal commitments, I haven't even had time to shoot, so the website has taken a back seat.

Not good , lots of lonely glass !

I noticed you had some amazing wildlife stuff on there so can see where you are using the longer focal lengths what about the wider ones do you do much street / landscape  / anything else ?
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Re: I'm done - I have all the lenses I need
« Reply #171 on: May 06, 2014, 01:57:49 PM »

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Re: I'm done - I have all the lenses I need
« Reply #172 on: May 06, 2014, 02:12:40 PM »
I'm glad you found it and my website is woefully overdue for an update and re-org.  I use Smugmug and they changed it all around on my last year and ever since I have been stuck with my old site because trying to port my stuff to their new format has been an exercise in futility, at best.  Lately, due to consulting and personal commitments, I haven't even had time to shoot, so the website has taken a back seat.

Not good , lots of lonely glass !

I noticed you had some amazing wildlife stuff on there so can see where you are using the longer focal lengths what about the wider ones do you do much street / landscape  / anything else ?
Yes, very lonely and sad glass, but at least they have each other ;)

I do a fair amount of shooting with my wider lenses, but that's the business side of things and is a completely different and rather dull set of photos that I don't normally share.  I have done quite a bit of landscape work, too, but don't have a lot of it up on my site.  Florida, at least the part where I live, is a lot of swamps and trees so finding interesting landscapes is quite challenging. 
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Re: I'm done - I have all the lenses I need
« Reply #173 on: May 06, 2014, 06:42:44 PM »
Oh, and would the lens down below count as a Canon lens? (white paint/expensive elements/metal badge/fast and accurate focusing/something coloured in red)
Looks good to me, but I think we should really be adding the 1200mm to the list ;D

How about this? Japanese built, has ED/APO/Fluorite elements, hundreds of coatings, white tube with a red ring, heavy duty focuser, and it also includes a tripod/mount! Only for $14,000  ;)
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« Reply #174 on: May 07, 2014, 05:43:01 PM »
Most of the lenses you own can be improved in one way or another. So I guess at the moment you have a pretty good set of lenses to cover your work. But every new sensor demands more and more of your lens, so an update becomes inevitable sooner or later. I saw it with older medium format lenses adapted to a modern Canon ff camera body. The results are less than mediocre and so I really appreciate newer lens designs and coatings.

I have no shortage of lenses but still want better ones. Especially a proper tilt-shift lens in the range of 40mm till 60mm is lacking.
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Re: I'm done - I have all the lenses I need
« Reply #175 on: May 08, 2014, 12:08:40 PM »
Most of the lenses you own can be improved in one way or another. So I guess at the moment you have a pretty good set of lenses to cover your work. But every new sensor demands more and more of your lens, so an update becomes inevitable sooner or later. I saw it with older medium format lenses adapted to a modern Canon ff camera body. The results are less than mediocre and so I really appreciate newer lens designs and coatings.

I have no shortage of lenses but still want better ones. Especially a proper tilt-shift lens in the range of 40mm till 60mm is lacking.
I feel pretty good about the future for my 300 f/2.8 IS II, which seems to outresolve even the 5DIII, but I'm not sure about the rest.  A lot of guys are starting to use the Sony A7R with L lenses, so that might help us learn a bit more prior to Canon's high-res sensors coming out.
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« Reply #176 on: May 09, 2014, 08:19:50 AM »
Damn fine kit there...  :) Congrats....  Lets hope canon are listening and bring out a few new toys to tempt you out of your 'retirement'! :P
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« Reply #177 on: May 09, 2014, 09:29:47 AM »
Damn fine kit there...  :) Congrats....  Lets hope canon are listening and bring out a few new toys to tempt you out of your 'retirement'! :P
Thanks, and I hope they do the same.  A 12-24L f/_, 400+ f/5.6 IS, TS-E 45L, 135 f/2 IS, and 180L f/2.8 macro are all on my wish list and maybe Canon Claus will deliver them or some variation of them someday.
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« Reply #178 on: May 13, 2014, 11:51:41 AM »
16-35 2.8L II - I don't love this lens as much, but it is very versatile for architecture, landscape, and events
To quote myself (:o), as I said, it's not favorite, so it's going up for sale and I'm going to cross my fingers on the new 16-35 f/4 IS I pre-ordered.  It looks like a winner and much better for my needs. 
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« Reply #179 on: May 13, 2014, 12:05:25 PM »
16-35 2.8L II - I don't love this lens as much, but it is very versatile for architecture, landscape, and events
To quote myself (:o), as I said, it's not favorite, so it's going up for sale and I'm going to cross my fingers on the new 16-35 f/4 IS I pre-ordered.  It looks like a winner and much better for my needs.


Starting a thread called "I'm done" might not have been one of your most successful ventures in the year of the lens(es?) ;)
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