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Feb 13, 2014 10:37 |  #1

I shoot ouside exclusively, mostly sports, wildlife and scenery. I have a "nifty fifty," a 24-105, a 70- 200 f4 is, 70-300 is usm and a 1.4 extender. I think that I have most of my needs met BUT I want another lens - you know how it is. ;) Any suggestions?




  
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Feb 13, 2014 10:46 |  #2

17-40 and/or 100L are first two that come to mind


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Feb 13, 2014 12:46 |  #3

200-400L and 800L




  
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Feb 13, 2014 13:01 |  #4

hrblaine wrote in post #16686500 (external link)
I shoot ouside exclusively, mostly sports, wildlife and scenery. I have a "nifty fifty," a 24-105, a 70- 200 f4 is, 70-300 is usm and a 1.4 extender. I think that I have most of my needs met BUT I want another lens - you know how it is. ;) Any suggestions?

Heya,

Everything you have has a pretty slow aperture. So maybe look into something fast. You already have the 200mm focal length and 300mm focal length at F4 and higher. Maybe look into something telephoto with wider aperture? Or simply "go longer?"

Go longer, get the 100-400L.

Go really long, maybe the Tamron 600mm.

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Feb 13, 2014 13:03 |  #5

For what you shoot I vote go longer, maybe pick up a 2x extender too.




  
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Feb 13, 2014 13:04 |  #6

JP-Eugene wrote in post #16686519 (external link)
17-40 and/or 100L are first two that come to mind

Can't argue with that assuming you are full frame. For a crop consider the 17-55 f2.8 and a Rokinon fisheye for some cheap fun.

An 85 1.8 or Sigma 85 1.4 would be nice for sports and portraits.


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Feb 13, 2014 13:26 |  #7

Thanks guys!! And yes, I'm shooting full frame mostly. I do have a 40D and a 17-55 that lives on it. And back when I was shooting 35mm I had an 8mm fisheye and didn't really like it and only used it a few times. I was shooting mostly dance in those days and didn't like the distortion.

That 100-400 sounds interesting - isn't there one with a buitl in extender?




  
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Feb 13, 2014 15:18 |  #8

hrblaine wrote in post #16686950 (external link)
Thanks guys!! And yes, I'm shooting full frame mostly. I do have a 40D and a 17-55 that lives on it. And back when I was shooting 35mm I had an 8mm fisheye and didn't really like it and only used it a few times. I was shooting mostly dance in those days and didn't like the distortion.

That 100-400 sounds interesting - isn't there one with a buitl in extender?

Only Canon lens with a built in extender is the 200-400, and I'm just going to tell you right up front that it's out of your budget. :lol:

Have you considered a 400m f/5.6L?


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Feb 13, 2014 17:20 |  #9

"Only Canon lens with a built in extender is the 200-400, and I'm just going to tell you right up front that it's out of your budget."

I expect it is, I'm retired. <g>




  
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Feb 13, 2014 19:56 |  #10

hrblaine wrote in post #16687480 (external link)
"Only Canon lens with a built in extender is the 200-400, and I'm just going to tell you right up front that it's out of your budget."

I expect it is, I'm retired. <g>

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Feb 13, 2014 20:25 |  #11
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I would upgrade your existing lens before thinking of some other lens...as you are pretty well covered already.


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Feb 13, 2014 22:33 |  #12

I would vote:
24mm or 35mm fast prime to be used wide open, something your current lenses cannot do.
Or the 100L as other suggested, macro is a whole other side of photography to try.
With the IS and the crop factor of your 40D will make excellent partners for macro work.


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Feb 13, 2014 22:56 |  #13

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Feb 13, 2014 23:09 |  #14

I'm tempted to recommend an UAW, a macro, or another fast lens. Something that gives you more creative ability over what you already have. This of course is going to come down to budget. "Cheap" creative fun would be the 17-40L, or the 85mm f/1.8 <--- also good for sports, but might be short for outdoors. The either 100mm macro would be great for creavitity and can be used for sports, but the AF might be lacking. On the longer end, for those across the field shots or wildlife/birds/planes/​moon, you could be looking at the Sgima 50-500mm OS, 150-500mm OS, Canon 100-400mm IS, or the new Tamron 150-600mm VC. The sample pictures of the Tamron have almost pushed me far enough to buy it, but I am waiting for more reviews, results, sample pics before I buy. I'd like to make sure there are no reported bugs that may need fixing.


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Feb 14, 2014 02:39 as a reply to  @ kawi_200's post |  #15

i would also definitely suggest getting a fast wide angle prime lens like a 24 f1.4, 35mm f2, or Sigma's incredible 35mm f1.4 Art lens, it costs $900, a fraction of the canon 35mm L.

or conversely, since you have so many newer lenses, you can go old school and get a manual focus Carl Zeiss...


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