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Oct 04, 2011 16:21 as a reply to  @ post 13200377 |  #16

If you're thinking of snapshots for travel and IQ isn't your 1st priority, why are you lugging a 1 series brick along??? Pick up a an older XXD body and a kit lens. This is the very reason I own a 40D. My 1D3 comes along when I need what it has to offer over the 40D.


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Oct 04, 2011 16:27 |  #17

Lacks_focus wrote in post #13205121 (external link)
If you're thinking of snapshots for travel and IQ isn't your 1st priority, why are you lugging a 1 series brick along??? Pick up a an older XXD body and a kit lens. This is the very reason I own a 40D. My 1D3 comes along when I need what it has to offer over the 40D.

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Or even an LX5 or G12, etc.


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Oct 04, 2011 22:38 |  #18

maybe a first ten 5D. Hmmmmm


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Oct 04, 2011 23:09 |  #19

andrewjy wrote in post #13200207 (external link)
This is somewhat of a radical suggestion, but if you're okay with 5x7 and not super high quality, why not keep the 1DIV at home and bring along a point and shoot for your vacation pictures? You'll give your shoulder/back a break and have one less thing to worry about losing, etc.


And something about the whole concept of looking for a "cheap" zoom to put on a $5k camera body just doesn't seem to make a lot of sense to me.




  
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Oct 05, 2011 07:40 |  #20

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And something about the whole concept of looking for a "cheap" zoom to put on a $5k camera body just doesn't seem to make a lot of sense to me.

Like I said, I have a few L lenses. And I want to take landscapes etc and wildlife pics while on my vacations. But usually those are specific to my wide angle L and Tele L. but for everything else I don't need the high quality.


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Oct 05, 2011 09:38 |  #21

Someone already mentioned it... I'll repeat because it's probably the best lens for the money:

Get a 28-135... You can probably pick up a lightly used one for $300 or less, from someone who got it in kit . It's a nice walk-around lens equal to your 24-105 in image quality (maybe even a little better in some respects, less vignetting at the wide end), has fast/accurate USM, has IS and is mid-grade build quality. And it's an EF lens, so can be used on either of your cameras. Just doesn't have the sealing and more durable build of an L, and has variable f3.5 to f5.6 aperture, but is a whole lot better built than many of the more entry level lenses, some of which sell for more. Almost, but not quite as close focusing as 24-70L and 24-105L. Normally sells for around $450 new, but is very widely available on the used market.

I had one some years ago, replaced it with a 24-70L (for f2.8 and dust sealing, mostly), then ended up buying another 28-135 as a backup/walk-around lens (I paid $250 for a "like new" copy, including shipping, hood, and a 72mm B+W MRC 010 filter... but have to admit that was a particularly good deal). Hadn't used it much until recently, just for fun I put it on one of my cameras and used it throughout an event where lighting was good and dust wasn't too big a concern. I really can't say that the images look any different than 24-70L when it's used at middle apertures.


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