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Re: Which lens now?
« Reply #15 on: April 07, 2014, 06:26:53 PM »
I know what a lens is...not sure about a lense though....

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Re: Which lens now?
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Re: Which lense now?
« Reply #16 on: April 07, 2014, 08:38:06 PM »
I'm not going to be much help on this one... but I have the 24-105L and I use it for video.  Especially hand held, the IS helps a bunch, and it is light, so the 70-200 is going to be too heavy...

Upgrade  path.->means the former was sold for the latter.

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Re: Which lense now?
« Reply #17 on: April 07, 2014, 08:40:43 PM »
Why not the 18-135 stm?  Take advantage of both the dual pixel functionality, the touch screen, and the STM lens. 
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Re: Which lense now?
« Reply #18 on: April 07, 2014, 08:45:20 PM »
I'd start with a lens, not a lense.  Sorry - one of my pet peeves, and you have a lot of company in this spelling.

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Re: Which lense now?
« Reply #19 on: April 08, 2014, 12:03:43 AM »
Google translate automatic language recognition tells me that lense is a Norwegian word. I didn't find this word for any other language I suspected of being similar.

I wonder how many Norwegians we have on this forum?
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Re: Which lense now?
« Reply #20 on: April 08, 2014, 12:56:39 AM »
What the...??!! The Spelling Police !? This is so disappointing, you know exactly what he meant.

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Re: Which lense now?
« Reply #21 on: April 08, 2014, 01:05:49 AM »
Isn't lense the British spelling for lens? It could be the old spelling of it and now it's standardized to lens but I swear I've seen it with an e at the end a few times.

I'm from the UK but I've been in Japan so long where they use American English I have forgotten! Sorry. 

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Re: Which lense now?
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Re: Which lense now?
« Reply #22 on: April 08, 2014, 01:21:25 AM »
Isn't lense the British spelling for lens? It could be the old spelling of it and now it's standardized to lens but I swear I've seen it with an e at the end a few times.

I'm from the UK but I've been in Japan so long where they use American English I have forgotten! Sorry.

I wouldn't be surprised.  M-W redirects "lense" to "lens", and a post dated 2002 cites the OED as using "lens" exclusively.  I for one don't plan to lose any sleep over it, I'd rather see less apostrophe abuse.   :-\

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Re: Which lense now?
« Reply #23 on: April 08, 2014, 07:11:41 AM »
Google translate automatic language recognition tells me that lense is a Norwegian word. I didn't find this word for any other language I suspected of being similar.

I wonder how many Norwegians we have on this forum?

The norwegian word for lens is "linse", although the word "objektiv" is acctually more commonly used when refering to a photographic lens. "Lense"(with the second "e" also being pronounced), is a verb meaning "to empty something of water".

When it comes to the lens vs lense discussion I did some searching, and it seems that "lense" is acctually listed as an alternative spelling in some dictionaries. It seems however that lens is regarded as the only correct spelling by most native english speakers.
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Re: Which lense now?
« Reply #24 on: April 10, 2014, 08:14:32 AM »
Here are a few lenses that I think you should consider:

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Samyang has just announced a 12mm f/2 so it might be worth waiting to see if it's good before deciding on going for the 16mm f/2.

The Samyang 12mm f/2 is only for mirrorless (EF-M) so it won't work with the 70D,
http://www.syopt.com/en/camera/photo-lenses-12mm-F2.0-NCS-CS.php   

There is a Samyang 10mm f/2.8 for APS-C dSLRs if you want to go wider than 16mm,
http://www.syopt.com/en/camera/photo-lenses-10mm-F2.8-ED-AS-NCS-CS.php

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Re: Which lense now?
« Reply #24 on: April 10, 2014, 08:14:32 AM »