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Jun 11, 2016 12:59 as a reply to  @ post 18035736 |  #16

If I'm not mistaken, Talley wasn't happy with the 2.8 lenses he had tried in the past due to weight.




  
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Jun 11, 2016 13:03 |  #17

I wouldn't be so sure a 100-400II won't end up in your possession.
I have been very impressed with mine to the point where my 500 stays home more often.
There are times when carrying smaller/lighter gear means you'll have it with you instead of leaving it at home.


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Jun 11, 2016 13:07 as a reply to  @ Tapeman's post |  #18

Well there are exceptions to every rule.............ߘ




  
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Jun 11, 2016 13:26 |  #19

Well, at least it isn't oilgate.


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Jun 11, 2016 13:53 |  #20

Scrumhalf wrote in post #18036187 (external link)
Well, at least it isn't oilgate.

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Jun 11, 2016 16:55 |  #21

I nominate Talley to be the official POTN gear tester. Once he completes this move, he will have owned every piece of gear ever made, by everyone. :)

I can surely sympathize with lightening my travel bag. Check my gear list, it is extensive. I think I am getting to the point of having what I want, and liking what I have. Sure, I'd love a 1DX and 200-400L, but I'm trying to be realistic. I carried a T1i, 10-22, 15-85, and a 35 IS on vacation ONCE, several years ago. Most of the time, I took one lens out with me for the day. That worked pretty well, except for one thing. Lugging around a Rebel and one consumer-grade lens is just way too much gear for me.

For the last few years, my travel bag has consisted of: G15, 270EXII, spare batteries. It works for me. My photo documentation level and vacation enjoyment level seem to be inversely proportional. I am guessing that soon, very soon, my cell phone camera will displace the G15.

Even when I'm not on vacation, I heavily restrict the gear I carry. I can't remember the last time I left the house with more than two EF lenses. If I carry a second body ... wait for it ... it is the ... G15.


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Jun 11, 2016 18:25 |  #22

Bassat wrote in post #18036346 (external link)
I nominate Talley to be the official POTN gear tester. Once he completes this move, he will have owned every piece of gear ever made, by everyone. :)


I think he still needs to hunt the elusive 50/1.0 before he can claim that title. So give it 6 months. :lol:


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Jun 11, 2016 18:34 |  #23

Bassat wrote in post #18036346 (external link)
For the last few years, my travel bag has consisted of: G15, 270EXII, spare batteries. It works for me. My photo documentation level and vacation enjoyment level seem to be inversely proportional. I am guessing that soon, very soon, my cell phone camera will displace the G15.

Even when I'm not on vacation, I heavily restrict the gear I carry. I can't remember the last time I left the house with more than two EF lenses. If I carry a second body ... wait for it ... it is the ... G15.

Most of my vacations are sightseeing and photography, so I always take the 6D and 24-105. That's the max that I want to carry (unless I am going birding). But even then, as it happened last long weekend in New York City, the SLR was left behind in the hotel room. The iPhone worked as my main camera. I have an S110 P&S, I was thinking about buying a G15 or something similar, and decided that for me it is either an SLR or a phone. No need for anything in between.

That's why the heaviest lens that I own is the new 100-400. That's the limit for the weight on my shoulders.


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Jun 11, 2016 19:08 as a reply to  @ Lbsimon's post |  #24

Two points. The G15 is almost as good as a Rebel/15-85 setup, wrt to noise and IQ, but the shutter delay can get annoying. I'd probably already have sold it in favor of my phone, if I could figure out how to do anything with my phone. Most of the time, it just sits in my car.


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Jun 11, 2016 21:37 |  #25

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I think he still needs to hunt the elusive 50/1.0 before he can claim that title. So give it 6 months. :lol:

I've had a few Opportunities but a lot of money for a soft lens. The 1.2 is way cheaper and honestly I'm ok with 1.4 glass


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Jun 11, 2016 21:47 |  #26

Not sure how this got into a p&s or rebel talk when I simply will not own either and I figured I'd get praise for wanting to move back to canon glass lol


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Jun 12, 2016 09:10 |  #27

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So after a very long haul of having all 3rd party glass and being completely happy and just picking up the 200L and having all 2.8 zoom I've made a decision that in order to keep the 200L I must move my kit around. Therefore:

Current:
Sigma 24/50 arts
Sigma 85 (just sold it)
Tamron 15-30, 24-70 and 70-200 2.8 VCs
Sigma 120-300 2.8 OS

I've decided to move to this setup:
Canon 35 II
Canon 85L II
Canon 200L F2
Canon 16-35 F4 IS
Canon 24-70 F4 IS
Canon 70-200 F4 IS (already bought this one yesterday)

I've tried the F4 zoom/prime thing before without success... I realize now that weight is a major concern when I travel w/ kids and that I prefer zooms when travelling and when I am at home hardly touch the zooms. I also know that the 70-200 F4 IS was my goto studio lens and preferred it's light weight flexibility. I also know that I'm ready to move back to the Canon lenses for it's Autofocus even though I haven't had much issues.... I want zero issues.

I will video quite a bit so I need IS lenses... I think the DPAF will be in the 5D4 and that is going to be a camera I pre-order so I cant move to the 24-70 2.8 II I'd have to keep the Tamron if I wanted a standard lens for video. Could stay in the bag... the 15-30 is amazing it's just a beast of a lens to carry and it doesn't accept filters.

We'll see how it plays out but for the time being I already picked up another 70-200 F4 IS lens and will work on the 16-35 F4 IS first as I have some vacationing coming up that I'll want the lighter glass for.

Talley.
Nice to see the "Greek Trilogy of the f/4 L IS" is in your future.
I am heading to Iceland next month and my Greek Trilogy will be with me. Yes I am leaving the wonderful 70-200 f/2.8 L IS Mark II under Lock and Key here.
Many times while traveling overseas I kept asking myself do I need f/2.8 in the 70-200 range. Sure it came in handy in Italy. However so did f/4 L IS in the 16-35 and most recently acquired 24-70. Walking all day with the three lenses and two gripped bodies does take its toll. Three years on the other side of 50 has me thinking differently and more in the long run.
So when I hear someone mention the weight of the f/2.8 's, I along with Canon, have another great alternative, that is the f/4 L IS.
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Jun 12, 2016 10:29 |  #28

bwa hahahhahah about time. now just buy the best lenses and stay put for awhile and do some actual photography. give your credit card a break and let the other guys supply the used market for awhile hahahahah. you've either arrived or you're getting ready to depart again but it sure is entertaining  :p


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Jun 12, 2016 10:40 |  #29

I must be doing this vacating thing bass-ackwards. The way I see things, a vacation is supposed to be a break from the routines of life. A refresher, if you will. It is a time to see and do new things, to have new experiences. Lugging two bodies, and multiple lenses is not a vacation. It is a chore. Take some time off. Enjoy yourself. Lugging camera gear is not a prerequisite to having a good time. Put the pleasant memories in your head, not in a .cr2 file. Just a thought.


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Jun 12, 2016 10:42 as a reply to  @ Bassat's post |  #30

you must have kids? they are a chore haha  :p


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