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Aug 29, 2014 09:46 |  #1

Like the 8-15L... it's amazing and nothing comes close to it. A zoomable fisheye??? heck ya.

Next is on my Want list: 200 F2.... yup nothing comes close

Also on my want list: 24mm 1.4L II.... oh ya.

anybody else feel the same about a particular lens?


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Aug 29, 2014 09:50 |  #2

That GAS is flaring up again eh?


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Aug 29, 2014 10:16 |  #3

I don't see the fascination with the 8-15 fisheye, unless you shoot with APS-C bodies. On FF 8mm is circular which I don't have a need or aesthetic desire for.

On APS-H and FF, the 15mm fisheye works very well.

200 f2 is an amazing lens. I need to use mine more often.

24 1.4L II; other that being II and f/1.4 I don't have a need or desire for this lens. The focal length is covered by my 24-70, 24-105, 16-35 II and TS-E 24 II I would literally have to force myself to shoot with a 24 1.4 just to determine the difference, if any. The 2 stops of additional light is not a deal maker for me.


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Aug 29, 2014 11:00 |  #4

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That GAS is flaring up again eh?

actually no. it's passed. I exploded last wednesday lol. Bought a bunch of stuff I don't need


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Aug 29, 2014 11:03 |  #5

canonphotog wrote in post #17124495 (external link)
I don't see the fascination with the 8-15 fisheye, unless you shoot with APS-C bodies. On FF 8mm is circular which I don't have a need or aesthetic desire for.

On APS-H and FF, the 15mm fisheye works very well.

200 f2 is an amazing lens. I need to use mine more often.

24 1.4L II; other that being II and f/1.4 I don't have a need or desire for this lens. The focal length is covered by my 24-70, 24-105, 16-35 II and TS-E 24 II I would literally have to force myself to shoot with a 24 1.4 just to determine the difference, if any. The 2 stops of additional light is not a deal maker for me.

Well the sharpness and colors of the 8-15 are awesome for one. and to me you buy the 24L to be able to shoot at 1.4-2.5. The additional light is a plus but the wide angle shallow dof produces it's own unique look. Thats why you use that lens.


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Aug 29, 2014 11:20 |  #6

That is a pricey Fish eye. I am sure it is a great fun lens. Enjoy!


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Aug 29, 2014 11:29 |  #7

The fish eye is so much fun... I rented it once for a trip and it was glued to the camera. I had a blast with it! I want one, but I don't know if I can justify it for the price.

The 300mm f/2.8L II IS is probably the lens I feel this way about... While it is expensive and quite large, I will use it as a walkaround no problem. The way it renders is just second to none.. The bokeh, sharpness, excellent IS, build quality... Just amazing. I almost sold it recently, but after having time to stew on it I realized it was a mistake thankfully. Nothing comes close!


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Aug 29, 2014 11:46 |  #8

Invertalon wrote in post #17124616 (external link)
The fish eye is so much fun... I rented it once for a trip and it was glued to the camera. I had a blast with it! I want one, but I don't know if I can justify it for the price.

The 300mm f/2.8L II IS is probably the lens I feel this way about... While it is expensive and quite large, I will use it as a walkaround no problem. The way it renders is just second to none.. The bokeh, sharpness, excellent IS, build quality... Just amazing. I almost sold it recently, but after having time to stew on it I realized it was a mistake thankfully. Nothing comes close!

Ah yes.... I had the V1 for awhile and you are right. Great lens. I could only imagine the V2.


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Aug 29, 2014 12:08 |  #9

hello Talley
nice to see you again :)
i wish that I had the canon 200mm f/2 , it's a great lens
I feel that i want some new changes with my lenses
is it worth to sell all my canon lenses to get these :
only three not too many :)

Tamron SP 24-70mm f/2.8 DI VC USD
Tamron SP 70-200mm f/2.8 Di VC USD
Tamron 90mm f/2.8 SP Di MACRO VC USD ( the last version )

i want your opinion
Thanks


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Aug 29, 2014 12:09 |  #10

Yeah, I really love my 8-15 fisheye. Its a rare lens that you can just literally shoot from the hip and not needing to aim or focus. It's great for street.
I just recently bought a lytro living picture. I was hoping to shoot street without focusing too, but I think I am spoiled by the resolution and crispness of the canon lens.
I am eyeing for the sig16-20mm f/2,and sig135 f1.8. Also unfortunately, since getting my tamzoka 150-600, I am starting to read up on the Canon super lenses. It's another facet of photography. Well anyways, it is still cheaper than most hobbies if you consider life-cycle costing and resale value.


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Aug 29, 2014 12:25 as a reply to  @ snake0ape's post |  #11

Because I shoot mostly basketball, the lens I love the most is my 85/1.8 - it has very fast AF. When the ball is passed, I can simply swing my lens and click away. I get some awesome shots that would be impossible with a slower AF.


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Aug 29, 2014 12:31 |  #12

The 8-15 is an very different lens for sure. It doesn't fit my style of shooting, however I can easily appreciate what it brings to the table.




  
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Aug 29, 2014 13:17 |  #13

Talley wrote in post #17124428 (external link)
Like the 8-15L... it's amazing and nothing comes close to it. A zoomable fisheye??? heck ya.

Next is on my Want list: 200 F2.... yup nothing comes close

Also on my want list: 24mm 1.4L II.... oh ya.

anybody else feel the same about a particular lens?

Here's 5 more that are unique to Canon you'll want to pick up.
EF400 f2.8
EF400 f4 DO
EF800 f5.6
EF85 f1.2
EF50 f1.2




  
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Aug 29, 2014 13:28 as a reply to  @ corndog cabernet's post |  #14

anybody else feel the same about a particular lens?

Why yes! That's why I bought them! :)




  
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Aug 29, 2014 13:29 |  #15

I want to make an UWA move soon, but I am waiting until after photokina to see if anything shakes up the pot. If nothing new exciting there, I will probably grab a Tokina 11-16.

Next year, I am probably going to add a super tele: 300/4 IS, 400/5.6 or Tamzooka.

Now if Sigma releases the rumored 24-70/2, I will seriously change my line up: Sell 17-50, 24-105, 30/1.4, 50/1.8, 50/1.4, 60/2.8, 85/1.8 then buy a UWA the 24-70/2 and a Tammy 90 VC.


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