chrisandaivi wrote in post #12534840
Sure the canon 24-70mm F2.8 would be nice BUT I already have the Tamron for that. And I already have a telephoto ( the 70-200mm) sure it's only the F4 version but I like it like that it's very light. For the amount of money for a new 70-200mm or the canon 24-70 I can get a new 1 series body. AND I surely can't afford a 50mm F1.2. LOL
I think you'll find that the Canon 24-70 2.8 will be a bit better at focus speed as it has the USM drive and I believe (although not positive) your Tamron has a micro motor. As far as your f/4 lenses go, in general there is nothing wrong with them. If you're looking at the 1 Series for better focusing, however, you may want to consider replacing the f4s with f2.8s. One item hardly ever discussed when debating the benefits of f/2.8 lenses over similar focal length f/4 is the better focus ability gained with faster apertures. Remember, you need light to focus, more = better in this case, and also remember that the lens is wide open during the focus phase. It doesn't stop down until you trigger the shutter. So, you are getting one stop more light to focus with while using a f2.8 over an f4. Also there are certain focus points (I forget which, and it depends on the camera model) that become cross-type at 2.8 for even more accuracy and faster lock. All that being said, you need none of it to improve the example shots you provided. You should have been able to nail them with what you have. Having a 1 series will not help you as much as you may be thinking for general photography. In fact, you may find the images straight out of a 1D2 not as good as the images straight out of your 40D. The 1 series assumes you plan to do some post processing. The shots out of a 1D2 tend to look soft and a bit dull. No picture styles unless you can find a 1D2n in your price range. Before the 1D3, I remember post after post comparing the 1D2 series against any number of XXD and XXXD cameras. Most were kind of dumping on the 1D2 because out of the camera jpgs looked so much better on the lesser cameras and thought / claimed the 1D was way over rated. You just need to do more work with the 1D. The 1D3 pretty much solves that, but you should know what you’re getting in to with a 1D2. The camera expects more out of you than any XXD camera. You can go either way really. Only you can decide. You should just realize there is no magic involved with any camera. You still need to do your part to get the shot you want.
1D MKIII | FujiFilm X10 | 24-70 f/2.8 | 70-200 f/2.8 | 135 f/2 | 85 f/1.8 | 580EX |