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Forum: Canon EF and EF-S Lenses 1 Day Ago
Replies: 19
Views: 506
Posted By amfoto1
Re: 28-135mm question

The lens barrel play seems to be common with this lens, but doesn't seem to effect anything at all.

Although it's certainly not an L-series, the 28-135 really is not a typical "cheap kit" lens...
Forum: Canon EF and EF-S Lenses 1 Day Ago
Replies: 14
Views: 574
Posted By amfoto1
Re: Canon 85 1.8 vs Tamron 90 macro?

Be aware there are two versions of the Tamron SP 90mm macro lens...

Older version is what most folks here are referring to... It uses a slower, micro motor focus drive system. Combine that with...
Forum: Canon EF and EF-S Lenses 5 Days Ago
Replies: 16
Views: 507
Posted By amfoto1
Re: Perspective Control? Tilt shift product photo lens.

The older Canon 24mm TS-E, the 45mm TS-E and the 90mm TS-E all three have "fixed" orientation of the tilt and shift movements. They are 90 degrees out of phase with each other, as supplied from the...
Forum: Canon EF and EF-S Lenses 1 Week Ago
Replies: 15
Views: 1,057
Posted By amfoto1
Re: What a shame

That is too bad... The 300/4 IS is one of my most used lenses at sporting events. A lot of the time I have 70-200 on one camera, the 300mm on the other (both APS-C). It's also the closest focusing of...
Forum: Canon EF and EF-S Lenses 1 Week Ago
Replies: 41
Views: 2,051
Posted By amfoto1
Re: Best alternative to Canon 50mm f/1.4

Your lens must have some sort of internal defect that Canon isn't repairing correctly. Their repair work is usually warranted, so it should cost anything (well, maybe shipping expenses), to have them...
Forum: Canon EF and EF-S Lenses 1 Week Ago
Replies: 41
Views: 2,051
Posted By amfoto1
Re: Best alternative to Canon 50mm f/1.4

My 50/1.4 has seen regular use since I bought it in 2003 or 2004. And it was used when I bought it. Still working great. It doesn't get any special care. Here's some easy as pie tips that might help...
Forum: Canon EF and EF-S Lenses 1 Week Ago
Replies: 59
Views: 1,816
Posted By amfoto1
Re: Which monopod is best

I have a couple Bogen/Manfrotto monopods that work just fine.

Beware of carrying the lens and camera over your shoulder. I've seen more than one end up on the ground when it came loose from the...
Forum: Canon EF and EF-S Lenses 1 Week Ago
Replies: 30
Views: 1,029
Posted By amfoto1
Re: Determining value of lenses

The problem with Craigslist is that you can't tell what sold and what didn't very easily... and also have no idea if the final sale price was negotiated down.

eBay "sold" listings is definitely the...
Forum: Canon EOS Digital Cameras 1 Week Ago
Replies: 4
Views: 186
Posted By amfoto1
Re: rebel shutter sticking

Yes, it sounds like mirror lockup is engaged.

If you go to the Canon USA website and type the model name into the search field, chances are that there's a manual for the camera you can download....
Forum: Canon EF and EF-S Lenses 1 Week Ago
Replies: 12
Views: 522
Posted By amfoto1
Re: 70-200 f/4 IS vs. non-IS

If you plan to do a lot of tripod work with it, keep in mind that the f4 lenses don't include the tripod mounting ring... it's sold separately. (It's included on the f2.8 lenses.)

There is some...
Forum: Canon EF and EF-S Lenses 1 Week Ago
Replies: 6
Views: 325
Posted By amfoto1
Re: Canon 500mm reflex filter question

Most lenses that use drop in filters require there at least be a clear filter in there all the time. I know all the Canon super teles and other similar lenses from other manufacturers do. I don't...
Forum: Canon EOS Digital Cameras 1 Week Ago
Replies: 26
Views: 1,220
Posted By amfoto1
Re: Dumb 7D2 question

Frankly, unless you need the speed of the 7D2 for sports or it's durability and sealing for heavy usage, instead of an $1800 camera, you might be better served getting a $1000 70D and upgrading a...
Forum: Canon EF and EF-S Lenses 1 Week Ago
Replies: 33
Views: 1,658
Posted By amfoto1
Re: Portrait lens with amazing bokeh..help!

Longer focal length.

More distance from you to the subject.

And more separation of the subject from the background.



There's lots of Photoshoppin' going on in the images at your link, too.
Forum: Canon EF and EF-S Lenses 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 52
Views: 1,200
Posted By amfoto1
Re: Talk to me about filters

Except that the Canon website uses that terminology as it applies to full frame cameras.

Most of the SLRs Canon sells today are crop sensor APS-C (1.6X), in which case lens focal lengths behave...
Forum: Canon EOS Digital Cameras 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 37
Views: 985
Posted By amfoto1
Re: Canon 1DX - Manual Mode - Where is EC in VF

The 5DIII and many other Canon models use one scale for two (or more) purposes...

1. In any of the auto exposure modes (Av, Tv, P and in some cases Auto ISO), the scale displays Exposure...
Forum: Canon EOS Digital Cameras 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 19
Views: 579
Posted By amfoto1
Re: want to advance my shooting w/ a new camera

The 60D would be a very nice upgrade for you....

Take the money saved and put it toward a lens or two, if you feel any need in that respect... or maybe a flash or tripod or other accessory, if...
Forum: Canon EF and EF-S Lenses 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 25
Views: 775
Posted By amfoto1
Re: Extension tubes

The extension tubes in the odd size sets - 13mm, 21mm and 31mm - are all made by the same company, regardless of what brand name is on them. They are made by Zeikos and sold under at least a dozen...
Forum: Canon EF and EF-S Lenses 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 14
Views: 600
Posted By amfoto1
Re: Lens in water----HELP.

At many grocery stores, in the pet dept., there is cat litter made from pure silica that's great for absorbing moisture, a 10 lb. bag for about $10. You have to be careful about dust from it, so...
Forum: Canon EF and EF-S Lenses 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 41
Views: 1,078
Posted By amfoto1
Re: New DSLR owner need advice.

For sports shooting, you will want fast, accurate auto focus. The best Canon lenses for that are their USM (i.e., "Ultrasonic", instead of STM or micro motor).

For indoor shooting, you need a...
Forum: Canon EF and EF-S Lenses 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 5
Views: 378
Posted By amfoto1
Re: What's the next best 70-200 2.8?

If you can find a lightly used one in good condition, the Canon 70-200/2.8 IS "Mark I" is also quite good... Good enough that I haven't yet felt the need to drop $2000+ on the Mark II to replace my...
Forum: Canon EF and EF-S Lenses 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 29
Views: 745
Posted By amfoto1
Re: Help with choices

To get really strong background blur, you'll need as large an aperture as possible... and it gets harder the wider the lens.

50/1.4 can fairly strongly blur a background, though not as much as a...
Forum: Canon EF and EF-S Lenses 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 41
Views: 1,137
Posted By amfoto1
Re: What Lens(es) Would You Have To Take On This Trip?

The 10-18mm might be very nice to have for scenic shots!

Other than that, use what you've got. They are quite capable lenses.

Get lens hoods for all your lenses. You also might want to get a...
Forum: Canon EF and EF-S Lenses 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 8
Views: 435
Posted By amfoto1
Re: Is this good deal for Lens?

Yeah, those are better prices for the lens.... but $50 extra for the lens hood ain't. You can buy the Canon OEM hood elsewhere for $32... or a third party hood for $16.

KEH is highly reliable. Their...
Forum: Canon EF and EF-S Lenses 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 8
Views: 233
Posted By amfoto1
Re: Please Help

And if this doesn't work, also check that none of the screws in the bayonet mount are protruding. If that happens, it can prevent the lens from seating and turning to lock.

If needed, you can buy...
Forum: Canon EF and EF-S Lenses 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 24
Views: 847
Posted By amfoto1
Re: Lenses that reflect the eye's natural field of view?

On a Canon APS-C crop sensor camera (1.6X), I'd call a 25 or 26mm about the closest you'll find. Since there are no 25mm made for the mount, a 24mm is probably your best bet. The 24/2.8 IS USM is...
Forum: Canon EF and EF-S Lenses 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 10
Views: 282
Posted By amfoto1
Re: Question on broken tripod collar for 70-200L is ii

I've got several lenses with that tripod ring on them, and I agree that the internal plastic ring is supposed to have a gap like that.

However, on none of mine is it possible to unscrew the knob...
Forum: Canon EOS Digital Cameras 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 20
Views: 563
Posted By amfoto1
Re: What's wrong with my Canon EOS 10D?

First, that image is very cool! I think it would be kinda boring without that special effect.

Second, 10D is still a great little camera. Check around local independent repairers. Someone may be...
Forum: Canon EF and EF-S Lenses 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 6
Views: 261
Posted By amfoto1
Re: widw angle lens

Yeah, it would be helpful to have a bit more info... There are lots of choices, depending upon what you have now, how much wider you want to go, what you hope to do with it, if you have any...
Forum: Canon EF and EF-S Lenses 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 2
Views: 137
Posted By amfoto1
Re: Question about the MP-E 65mm and the MR-14ex ii paired.

Hi, I have the first version of the flash, but I think they are pretty similar.

First, do you have the flash set to ETTL mode?

I also recommend setting your camera to M mode. This causes it to...
Forum: Canon EF and EF-S Lenses 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 15
Views: 479
Posted By amfoto1
Re: Stabilized Macro options for FF

Among other macros, I have and use the Canon EF 100/2.8... and I don't plan to "upgrade" to the 100L IS.

For one thing, stabilization is of limited use at macro magnifications. The 100L IS uses a...
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