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Jun 08, 2011 14:27 |  #16

Canon 24-70mm if you ever have the budget.




  
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Jun 08, 2011 14:28 as a reply to  @ post 12558708 |  #17

Buy for the future, you can use it now but it might be better in the future.




  
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Jun 08, 2011 14:32 |  #18

xanavi wrote in post #12558777 (external link)
Canon 24-70mm if you ever have the budget.

I do! It's my treat to myself. I think I'm going to compromise and return the Wacom tablet I just got.


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Jun 08, 2011 14:33 as a reply to  @ post 12558608 |  #19

The beauty of buying lenses is that they do not all have to be purchased at the same time.
So, make a game plan/list of what you want based on your shooting style(s).
Then decide which you would like to have first.

**I will also make a point of the 24-70 on the 5D2. Since I purchased the camera, the 24-70 has the most time with me. ;)


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Jun 08, 2011 14:36 |  #20

All: I've made a decision!

580 + 24-70.

Keeps me under 2,000. Still debating on the Siggy (now) or Can II 70-200 (later). Seems the latter would HAVE to be after I go FF, since it would just be too heavy on my T2i.


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Jun 08, 2011 14:47 |  #21

All of the 70-200 f2.8 lenses are about the same size and weight. I means close enough it isn't a factor. I think there is a 5mm and 50g difference between the Sigma and Canon, which is like adding a hershey's bar to your bag.


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Jun 08, 2011 14:58 |  #22

Hmm. Maybe I'll stick to the 55-250 for now then. Not even worth going to the 70-300 Tammy. May as well wait on this range til i go FF.


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Jun 08, 2011 20:37 |  #23

I went. I saw. I shopped.

Tomorrow I return :(

The 24-70 was so damn heavy. But I'm wondering if I was just too quick to judge. So I got the 17-55 but I regretted it right after, I remembered I said if it was between the canon 17-55 and the sigma 17-50 I'd go with Sigma. So I'm returning this and buying the latter online.

I have to do it quick, before I fall in love with a lens that has a comparable one for $500 cheaper.


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Jun 08, 2011 20:42 |  #24

CanonGrl01 wrote in post #12558819 (external link)
I do! It's my treat to myself. I think I'm going to compromise and return the Wacom tablet I just got.

What? I love my little £60 ($90?) Wacom tablet - couldn't be without it!!

I thought about getting the Sigma 30 1.4 but this review put me off ("The Sigma 30mm f/1.4 EX DC HSM Lens is somewhat soft wide open and steadily improves to quite sharp at f/2.8")

http://www.the-digital-picture.com …X-DC-HSM-Lens-Review.aspx (external link)

May as well get the 17-50 2.8 instead if you need to stop the 1.4 down to 2.8 to get the same sharpness...


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Jun 08, 2011 21:08 |  #25

CanonGrl01 wrote in post #12560696 (external link)
I went. I saw. I shopped.

Tomorrow I return :(

The 24-70 was so damn heavy. But I'm wondering if I was just too quick to judge. So I got the 17-55 but I regretted it right after, I remembered I said if it was between the canon 17-55 and the sigma 17-50 I'd go with Sigma. So I'm returning this and buying the latter online.

I have to do it quick, before I fall in love with a lens that has a comparable one for $500 cheaper.

You could grip the body to even the weight out a little bit. I had the same issue when I paired my 70-200 2.8 IS (ver. 1) with my 60D. After I slapped on the grip, it didn't feel as unwieldy. Shoulder pain from carrying it is another matter altogether, but the RS7 helps a lot there.


- 60D(w/ Zeikos grip) - 5d2 - 70-200 f2.8L IS I - 85 1.8 - Sigma 50 1.4 DG HSM - 24 1.4L II - 580EX II

  
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Jun 08, 2011 21:17 |  #26

jack880 wrote in post #12560723 (external link)
What? I love my little £60 ($90?) Wacom tablet - couldn't be without it!!

I thought about getting the Sigma 30 1.4 but this review put me off ("The Sigma 30mm f/1.4 EX DC HSM Lens is somewhat soft wide open and steadily improves to quite sharp at f/2.8")

http://www.the-digital-picture.com …X-DC-HSM-Lens-Review.aspx (external link)

May as well get the 17-50 2.8 instead if you need to stop the 1.4 down to 2.8 to get the same sharpness...

I thing the Sigma 30mm is pretty good wide open, and quite sharp @ f/2.0+.


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Jun 08, 2011 22:40 |  #27

So, the 580 is amazeballs, but also pretty heavy. I'm a tiny girl, so I think I need to move my way up to these heavy hitters.

Thinking I should do the 480ex ii and maybe the 15-85 if it's a good enough upgrade to the 18-55. Really just want to step up the iq a tiny bit.


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Jun 08, 2011 22:47 |  #28

If you want a FF-ready, wide, fast prime, how about Canon's 28 f/1.8?


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Canon Zoom Lenses: EF-S 18-75 IS USM, EF 24-70 f/2.8L USM, EF 24-105 f/4L IS USM, EF 70-200 f/4L USM, EF 70-200 f/2.8L IS II USM, EF 80-200 f/2.8L, EF 100-400 f/4.5-5.6L IS USM
Canon Prime Lenses: EF 28 f/1.8 USM, EF 50f/1.4 USM, EF 50 f/1.8 II, EF 85 f/1.8 USM, EF 200 f/2.8L II USM

  
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Jun 08, 2011 23:03 |  #29

I like zooms, not too concerned over ff anymore, i've talked to my niece and I'm going to pass along my set up to her when I go ff.

Really thinking the 15-85 and 430 ex will work for me. I get the extra reach I'm always looking for and the 3mm wide make a surprisingly big difference. Plus the weight will be perfect.

I just feel bad for the guy I'm going to return it with. He thought he had a 2,000 dollar sale and it's only going to be like a grand now


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Jun 08, 2011 23:10 |  #30

If you're buying used, don't worry about the eventual full frame upgrade. Lenses retain their value pretty well over the years. Lately prices have actually been going up.

If you're going to buy a bunch of lenses, I'd buy them one at a time. I've found that when you buy more than one at a time, you don't really get to appreciate any of them.

That said, the 85 f1.8 is an amazing prime, and probably the best return on $ spent of any lens you have listed.


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