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POTN Aussie Club #4: a.k.a. Angus' Buy, Sell and Spel Thread

 
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Jan 08, 2009 05:43 |  #9136

AdamC wrote in post #7030409 (external link)
Why? As someone else said, it's a choice between reach and speed. The 24-105 is also lighter and cheaper. I know everyone foams at the mouth about the 24-70, but is it actually better, or is it just 1 stop faster? As a probable future 24-105 owner, I'd be interested in the opinions of anyone who has owned bot

Correct me if I'm wrong, but I thought the 50D had the same AF system as the 40D? And wasn't itconsidered a bit dodgy on the 40D?

It comes down to what you want to capture i guess. IQ i would say they are on par but having the 1 stop can help in both capturing an image and for creativity purposes.

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Having used both, the image quality is pretty much on par, however, that extra stop gets you a bit more background diffusion (at the expense of no IS). For the kind of work I'd use a lens in this range for, my money would be on the 24-70 (it's on the wishlist, will go well with my 70-200/2.8L IS).

Funny that i have heard that the extra focal length actually creates more diffusion than the f2.8. Haven't tested it out yet for myself though.

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Too many dogs here. They frighten the birds away.
My first attempt at shooting birds.
1D & Sigma 150-500

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Great colours, but looks a touch out of focus.


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Jan 08, 2009 05:44 |  #9137

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And I see Feng's cutie with my cutie.

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The thumbs up is cause I asked her if she had slip, slopped, slapped.

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heh very cute Wardie! :)


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Jan 08, 2009 05:48 |  #9138

seeing there's some dogs here too... here's one of my brother's miniature longhaired dachshund

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Jan 08, 2009 05:53 |  #9139

AndrewOz wrote in post #7029991 (external link)
I just bought a lens from Honkers via ebay.
Buy it now price was 399.99 UK pounds with an estimate underneath of AUD$837. When I went to Paypal to pay for it they are asking a converted cost of AUD$869. There were 2 available and the page still says est AUD $837.

Do I just HTFU and pay the extra $32? :confused:

yes, nd I'll give you the 32 for the spare.


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Jan 08, 2009 05:54 |  #9140

Warrenism wrote in post #7030478 (external link)
It comes down to what you want to capture i guess. IQ i would say they are on par but having the 1 stop can help in both capturing an image and for creativity purposes.

For me it will be a general-purpose walkaround lens to replace the 18-55 kit lens. I thought about the 17-40, but thought the 24-105 might work out better with my eventual move to 1.3 crop.


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Jan 08, 2009 05:56 |  #9141

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hahaha.. would that involve light painting a 4x4 or a kingswood?
For some reason Bruce, i do picture you as a kingswood driver :P

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Jan 08, 2009 05:57 |  #9142

anyone interested in the blue crumpler 7mdh?? dont need to sell it but if someone wants it they can take it..$150 cheap - pretty much brand new.


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Jan 08, 2009 06:01 |  #9143

Bruce_Bird wrote in post #7030497 (external link)
yes, nd I'll give you the 32 for the spare.

You want a Sigma 150mm F2.8 macro?


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Jan 08, 2009 06:03 |  #9144

AdamC wrote in post #7030502 (external link)
For me it will be a general-purpose walkaround lens to replace the 18-55 kit lens. I thought about the 17-40, but thought the 24-105 might work out better with my eventual move to 1.3 crop.

Well for a general walkabout.. definitely get the 105 over the 70 then.
Its what i use when i got loitering around shopping malls during the day time and being all hoodlum like. Problem for is that doesn't happen half as much as me doing it a night - which is why i've picked up the 24-70.


Haha your number says EMO...


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Jan 08, 2009 06:06 |  #9145

AndrewOz wrote in post #7030519 (external link)
You want a Sigma 150mm F2.8 macro?

for $32 i will :p


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Jan 08, 2009 06:16 as a reply to  @ Bruce_Bird's post |  #9146

AdamC wrote in post #7030462 (external link)
Cheers Dave. The thing is, in my experience, most of the time, f/2.8 doesn't yeild enough DoF, while the 24-105's 3-stop IS trumps the f/2.8 for low light anyway (yes I know there are limitations.)

f/2.8 is plenty of depth at the right distance from the subject ;-)a

Warrenism wrote in post #7030478 (external link)
Funny that i have heard that the extra focal length actually creates more diffusion than the f2.8. Haven't tested it out yet for myself though.

Well at the same focal length, the 24-70 will perform better, and above 70, I've got f/2.8 on the 70-200. :)


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Jan 08, 2009 06:27 |  #9147

Bruce_Bird wrote in post #7030526 (external link)
for $32 i will :p

New aussie price on Kennedys list is over $1500 as they have just released a huge price rise. :rolleyes: Was in Adelaide today and went for a look. Came straight home and ordered the grey import from Honkers. :D


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Jan 08, 2009 06:31 |  #9148

AndrewOz wrote in post #7030578 (external link)
New aussie price on Kennedys list is over $1500 as they have just released a huge price rise. :rolleyes: Was in Adelaide today and went for a look. Came straight home and ordered the grey import from Honkers. :D

yep, everywhere has had a huge increase.. although a mate still gets excellent prices from them, as they buy 100k's of security gear :D

So did you get the 2?? or 1


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Jan 08, 2009 06:32 |  #9149

Bruce_Bird wrote in post #7030588 (external link)
yep, everywhere has had a huge increase.. although a mate still gets excellent prices from them, as they buy 100k's of security gear :D

So did you get the 2?? or 1

1 for me + 0 for you = 1 :p


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Jan 08, 2009 06:36 |  #9150

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Mark! Those eyes are MENTAL!

Well, he is a border collie cross :)
Very active dog :)
(but at 7pm he goes completely sleepy and just wants to lay down no matter what :lol:)


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