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Apr 03, 2012 12:04 |  #4051

MatthewK wrote in post #14203021 (external link)
Good move, saves you a ton of money! I actually purchased the 24L & 50L when Canon had a 15% off Refurbs, so ended up saving even more.

I was thinking of trying to shoot a good deal of the wedding with 24mm 1.4 on one body and 50mm 1.2 on the other, these are a couple of my top focal lengths used but at a point in my carrer some time ago i decided the image quality was excellent with the 24-70 & 70-200 and i wouldn't be sacrificing anything. Its a pain to change out lenses with a lot of primes but if i plan well it prob wont be a prob.

I guess mainly i want the images to pop more and so at $1700 not sure if that is worth it but if my clients see special work done with the lenses it may mean more work.

Still I would like feedback from some wedding people about the lens.


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Apr 04, 2012 10:12 as a reply to  @ bosmankb's post |  #4052

Canon had my lens to me by 10am this morning overnighted. I am pretty impressed with the out of focus properties. I am just struggling with consistency. Is this an issue with this lens? Do you have to shoot a few to make sure you get it? I am going to go with not MFA due to the fact i will get more consistant results with this kind of DOF. I'll test it on the other bodies when i get a chance.

How does it focus with far away subjects? From what i have read you want to be closer to your subjects when you shoot with shallow, if any of you guys that have a lot of lens time could offer some tips or suggestions i'd really appreciate it!


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Apr 04, 2012 16:41 as a reply to  @ bosmankb's post |  #4053

From last session :)

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Apr 04, 2012 17:17 |  #4054

Konrado84 wrote in post #14210109 (external link)
From last session :)

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Killer shots man! Are they all wide open cept the building shot?


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Apr 04, 2012 17:20 as a reply to  @ bosmankb's post |  #4055

Thanks :)

Yes, all 1, 2, 4 are wide open :-)


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Apr 04, 2012 17:26 |  #4056

Konrado84 wrote in post #14210335 (external link)
Thanks :)

Yes, all 1, 2, 4 are wide open :-)

Was this for fun or was there a reason to do a goth shoot? Its pretty cool, your of camera flash hit it well. Were you radio triggering or did you use a soft box and battery? Just curious because it worked well.


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Apr 04, 2012 17:35 as a reply to  @ bosmankb's post |  #4057

Only for fun :)

5D II + one 580EX II with cheap softbox + pixel knight triggers.


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Apr 04, 2012 17:48 as a reply to  @ Konrado84's post |  #4058

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Apr 04, 2012 20:46 as a reply to  @ The Warlock's post |  #4059

One other suggestion i think you should know. Yesterday I read that putting filters on the 24 screws up the focus, I confirm that to be true. I usually don't use filters on any lenses unless i need polarization.
No post processing just med fine jpegs too. Beautiful color right out from the 5DM3 camera.
F1.4 on all images

This first shot had sun blaring into the camera yet the 24 kills it better than anything i have seen!

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Apr 04, 2012 20:57 |  #4060

Konrado84 wrote in post #14210412 (external link)
Only for fun :)

5D II + one 580EX II with cheap softbox + pixel knight triggers.

I did look at the pixel kings just last week. The Pixel Knight looks more like how the Pocket Wizard TT system works with hypersync and manual.

I just sent my wizards in with a letter to them. Pretty disappointed at their product and how many hoops you need to jump through for them to work. After doing the factory resets i still had issues so i sent them.
I liked the Oden system:
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Apr 07, 2012 14:38 as a reply to  @ bosmankb's post |  #4061

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Apr 07, 2012 18:09 |  #4062

MatthewK wrote in post #14203021 (external link)
Good move, saves you a ton of money! I actually purchased the 24L & 50L when Canon had a 15% off Refurbs, so ended up saving even more.

When was that???? Same time every year?


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Apr 07, 2012 18:21 |  #4063

bosmankb wrote in post #14227048 (external link)
When was that???? Same time every year?

I'm not sure exactly, but I know that they just did a promo on Refurbs a couple of weeks ago. If memory serves, I purchased my 24+ 50 in March last year, so I am thinking they might do it annually in March.




  
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Apr 07, 2012 18:59 |  #4064

saved up halfway for this beauty.

this lens is gonna complete my set up with the primes me and my brother share!
24L, 35L, 50L and 85L!




  
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Apr 08, 2012 02:03 |  #4065

MatthewK wrote in post #14227096 (external link)
I'm not sure exactly, but I know that they just did a promo on Refurbs a couple of weeks ago. If memory serves, I purchased my 24+ 50 in March last year, so I am thinking they might do it annually in March.

It probably just coincides with the normal March Canon Rebate program since they were offering a $140 off the 24 new if i remember right. I had been researching it so much that i missed the fact that march came to a close because when i called my local store Apr 1st the price was back to normal...The only thing about refurbs is if you want to sell them its not a good selling point and there is no factory box or manual. Personally i don't see myself selling it like i sold my 35 1.4.
I am really impressed with the 24 so far. I am going to experiment with the 12mm extension tube ring for wide macros.


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