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Jul 28, 2010 20:39 |  #61

as an amateur, I bring 17-85, 50-500, and 50mm/or 28mm.
17-85 is primary and 50-500 is for long range and versatility, 50mm, for portrait and night shot.




  
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Jul 28, 2010 20:48 |  #62

bettatail wrote in post #10621614 (external link)
as an amateur, I bring 17-85, 50-500, and 50mm/or 28mm.
17-85 is primary and 50-500 is for long range and versatility, 50mm, for portrait and night shot.

the bigma is a huge lens, why not a 70-300.


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Jul 28, 2010 21:01 |  #63

Camera Nerd wrote in post #10621641 (external link)
the bigma is a huge lens, why not a 70-300.

that is what I have ..;)




  
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Jul 28, 2010 22:22 |  #64

bettatail wrote in post #10621685 (external link)
that is what I have ..;)

oh i meant that you have a 75-300 in your gear list why not use that instead of attracting the whole world with the bigma lol (though from what ive heard the 75-300 frankly sucks).


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Jul 28, 2010 22:35 |  #65

Camera Nerd wrote in post #10622167 (external link)
oh i meant that you have a 75-300 in your gear list why not use that instead of attracting the whole world with the bigma lol (though from what ive heard the 75-300 frankly sucks).

as you said, 75-300mm IS USM sucks( a lot of blur on the edge of the objects in far zoom range-not sharp).
and I don't mind carrying the bigma around, I was in the organization that allowed me to carry a 15+ lb bangbang stick 24/7, so the bigma is fine, just 5lb at the most.




  
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Jul 28, 2010 22:40 |  #66

bettatail wrote in post #10622248 (external link)
as you said, 75-300mm IS USM sucks( a lot of blur on the edge of the objects in far zoom range-not sharp).
and I don't mind carrying the bigma around, I was in the organization that allowed me to carry a 15+ lb bangbang stick 24/7, so the bigma is fine, just 5lb at the most.

i also see you have the 28-80L is that the 28-80 f2.8-f4 lens from the ninetys? how does it perform?


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Jul 28, 2010 23:00 |  #67

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i also see you have the 28-80L is that the 28-80 f2.8-f4 lens from the ninetys? how does it perform?

Good question, I just have this lens for 6 hours :D, Tested it, and it was sharper than the 17-85mm, also sharper than the 18-55mm kit lens in normal or low light condition, but there wasn't any difference (or I couldn't tell) if all test lens under good light.
one more thing impressed me was there was no blind hunting in extreme low light, AF caught the object right after I pressed down the shutter button half way.
Will do another test to compare to the 50mm or the 28mm tomorrow.




  
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Jul 28, 2010 23:03 |  #68

bettatail wrote in post #10622384 (external link)
Good question, I just have this lens for 6 hours :D, Tested it, and it was sharper than the 17-85mm, also sharper than the 18-55mm kit lens in normal or low light condition, but there wasn't any difference (or I couldn't tell) if all test lens under good light.
one more thing impressed me was there was no blind hunting in extreme low light, AF caught the object right after I pressed down the shutter button half way.
Will do another test to compare to the 50mm or the 28mm tomorrow.

so is it the 2.8-f4 lens i was referring to. When you say under good light are you using the same aperture (at smaller apertures sharpness is gained). Good buy, do you mind how much you paid for it?


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Jul 28, 2010 23:07 |  #69

I never go anywhere without the 5D2 with 24-70 no matter what I am going to do. I took the 17-40 and 70-200 2.8 IS this time with a 7D as my second camera. I have only one flash, the 580, my filters, 4 batteries and 10 CF cards. It fit fit into 2 bags I carried on, no wheels. I took the 5D2 with the 17-40 to the beach tonight because I didn't want to load up in case the camera gets sandy. It was fine, though.


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Jul 28, 2010 23:25 |  #70

SuzyView wrote in post #10622425 (external link)
I never go anywhere without the 5D2 with 24-70 no matter what I am going to do. I took the 17-40 and 70-200 2.8 IS this time with a 7D as my second camera. I have only one flash, the 580, my filters, 4 batteries and 10 CF cards. It fit fit into 2 bags I carried on, no wheels. I took the 5D2 with the 17-40 to the beach tonight because I didn't want to load up in case the camera gets sandy. It was fine, though.

ditto on the 24-70, what a great lens, though its not that wide on my 7d:( Why cant they make an all around 18-200 2.8 that we can carry!


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Jul 28, 2010 23:29 |  #71

Camera Nerd wrote in post #10622404 (external link)
so is it the 2.8-f4 lens i was referring to. When you say under good light are you using the same aperture (at smaller apertures sharpness is gained). Good buy, do you mind how much you paid for it?

aperture all wide open under good light, on close zoom, the IQ of 18-55mm and the 17-85mm were dramatically increased so the comparison went nowhere. (ISO was on 200). The camera shake was out of question since the L lens was the only one without IS.
I paid it for 350, on the low, the copy I got is in pristine condition.




  
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Jul 28, 2010 23:31 |  #72

I took these on my last vacations to Puerto Rico...
5DMII
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24-70L
70-200F2.8ISMII
135L
17-40L
plus (2)430EXII,MINI TT1, (2)TT5, 2 small light stand, and a tripod....plus a wife and 3 daughters! I will never take all of them again... yeah I'm talking about the wife and kids! Just kidding but next time 24-70L & 70-200 plus the strobes, tripod and triggers plus the wife and the 3 girls!


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Jul 28, 2010 23:43 |  #73

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I took these on my last vacations to Puerto Rico...
5DMII
40D
24-70L
70-200F2.8ISMII
135L
17-40L
plus (2)430EXII,MINI TT1, (2)TT5, 2 small light stand, and a tripod....plus a wife and 3 daughters! I will never take all of them again... yeah I'm talking about the wife and kids! Just kidding but next time 24-70L & 70-200 plus the strobes, tripod and triggers plus the wife and the 3 girls!

that was a lot of gears on a vacation, I could image how hard you had to pick the priority between families and all the equipments to shot some nice sence, but anyway, now you must have bunch of wonderful shots in your computer!




  
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Jul 29, 2010 02:20 |  #74

KinoC wrote in post #10622547 (external link)
I took these on my last vacations to Puerto Rico...
5DMII
40D
24-70L
70-200F2.8ISMII
135L
17-40L
plus (2)430EXII,MINI TT1, (2)TT5, 2 small light stand, and a tripod....plus a wife and 3 daughters! I will never take all of them again... yeah I'm talking about the wife and kids! Just kidding but next time 24-70L & 70-200 plus the strobes, tripod and triggers plus the wife and the 3 girls!

unless you're getting paid...are you freaking mad?


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Jul 29, 2010 03:54 |  #75

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