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Re: Will vintage lenses help me find the way?
« Reply #45 on: January 10, 2014, 07:58:51 PM »
+1...if you not in hurry, wait for x-mas holidays. BH has great deals on EF and L lenses.

I'm envious of the low prices on camera gear in USA. :D
I think that the shipping costs and customs fees would nullify any savings.
And i can't see myself staying for a whole year with just a 28-135 and a nifty fifty.... :P

+1, we suffer from a lot more tax  ::)
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Re: Will vintage lenses help me find the way?
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Re: Will vintage lenses help me find the way?
« Reply #46 on: January 10, 2014, 08:08:26 PM »
+1...if you not in hurry, wait for x-mas holidays. BH has great deals on EF and L lenses.

I'm envious of the low prices on camera gear in USA. :D
I think that the shipping costs and customs fees would nullify any savings.
And i can't see myself staying for a whole year with just a 28-135 and a nifty fifty.... :P

+1, we suffer from a lot more tax  ::)

I don't know where exactly you are from, but in Québec (Canada), it is a bit ridiculous! Gear sold at B&H is cheaper with taxes, customs and shipping than here before taxes (and we have 14,975% of taxes).
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Re: Will vintage lenses help me find the way?
« Reply #47 on: January 10, 2014, 08:24:00 PM »
+1...if you not in hurry, wait for x-mas holidays. BH has great deals on EF and L lenses.

I'm envious of the low prices on camera gear in USA. :D
I think that the shipping costs and customs fees would nullify any savings.
And i can't see myself staying for a whole year with just a 28-135 and a nifty fifty.... :P

+1, we suffer from a lot more tax  ::)

I don't know where exactly you are from, but in Québec (Canada), it is a bit ridiculous! Gear sold at B&H is cheaper with taxes, customs and shipping than here before taxes (and we have 14,975% of taxes).

I'm in the Netherlands, 21% tax  :-\
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Re: Will vintage lenses help me find the way?
« Reply #48 on: January 11, 2014, 09:18:00 AM »
+1...if you not in hurry, wait for x-mas holidays. BH has great deals on EF and L lenses.

I'm envious of the low prices on camera gear in USA. :D
I think that the shipping costs and customs fees would nullify any savings.
And i can't see myself staying for a whole year with just a 28-135 and a nifty fifty.... :P

+1, we suffer from a lot more tax  ::)

I don't know where exactly you are from, but in Québec (Canada), it is a bit ridiculous! Gear sold at B&H is cheaper with taxes, customs and shipping than here before taxes (and we have 14,975% of taxes).

I'm in the Netherlands, 21% tax  :-\

Ahahahah, well, you beat us!  :P
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Re: Will vintage lenses help me find the way?
« Reply #49 on: January 11, 2014, 01:40:42 PM »
...improved upper body strength...

This made me laugh so hard!
Yesterday I packed up my backpack with my all of my FF gear and tripod (2 zooms, 1 camera, 1 extender, 1 flash), and realized there is no way I can hike with that.
Since it is still less than what wedding photogs carry, I am amazed at their strength!

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Re: Will vintage lenses help me find the way?
« Reply #50 on: January 12, 2014, 03:20:22 PM »
In the end i have decided to drop the idea of getting vintage lenses. Good ones are as expensive as EF lenses, plus the cost of adapters. I'll be picking up a used Canon EF 28-135 next week for 200€. It covers almost all the focal lengths i'm interested in (except 24mm), and i'll be able to sell it with few (if any) loss. Thanks everyone for the advice. :)

Good to know you have already made a decision- but I'll add my 2 cents just in case. You say 50mm seems slightly too long, you might need a 28-35mm range in that case. If you are not sure, buy the 35/2 used and try it out. If you are sure, then you can get the 35/2 IS or Siggy 35/1.4 and be happy for a while :)
Something to think about. While 28-135 is a very versatile lens (my 2nd lens, and the first IS lens I owned), the pictures with 28-135/6D might not be remarkably better than the T2i/18-55.
While a FF is good enough to even make a f/4 zoom shine on it, I don't see the point of not taking advantage of the great depth of field and using fast lenses if I can.
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Re: Will vintage lenses help me find the way?
« Reply #50 on: January 12, 2014, 03:20:22 PM »