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06/19/2007 05:23:03 PM · #26
30mm f/1.4 probably the sharpest and most useful allround lens I have
70-200 f/2.8 is very good for sports but a bit intimidating and heavy for portraiture. Very smooth bokeh, still pretty sharp with 1.4x converter.

The 35-70 f/2.8 is optically great but it would be more useful on a fullframe camera.

My 50 f/1.4 -> very mixed feelings about it. It is not sharp enough wide-open like the 30 f/1.4 and suffers very much from diffraction past f/8. It is too long for full body stuff and too short for face stuff. I would rather use the 85 f/1.8 but I do not have it yet (did shoot with it).

The 18-70 -> Do not use it anymore

The Tokina 12-24, too soft and too much fringing at f/4-f/8, decent at f/8, builds off again beyond it. I prefer the Nikon one (used it) but it is too expensive.

On the wishlist:

85 f/1.8
FF camera
ff fast wide prime (the 30 is DX)


06/19/2007 09:43:57 PM · #27
I shoot mainly in clubs for bands as a hobby. Constant light changes.

Outdoor Sports: I use Canon 70-200mm 2.8 - my 75-300 f/4-5.6 produced really blown out shots on the team jerseys. There is a big difference in 4 and 2.8.

Low Light at clubs without flash:
My motto is 'Don't flash the band. It's annoying.'
I use Canon lenses 24-70mm/2.8,70-200mm/2.8, and 50mm/1.8.

If you have time, these are some examples from the same club at roughly the same positions:

American Aquarium with all 2.8 or 1.8 (drummer at 2.8)
//www.chadlane.net/images/AmericanAquariumII/album/index.html

Dreamscapes of the Perverse with mostly 4-5.6 (the drummer pics at f/4.0)
//www.chadlane.net/images/DotP/album/index.html
They are not the best shots, but it was my first attempt.

Buy the best you can and you won't have to buy the same range twice.
06/19/2007 10:10:53 PM · #28
sigma 10-20 is a great landscape lens.. mine is sharp..
it’s a great wide-angle lens for not to much.. $500ish

my sigma 18-50 2.8 is an awesome walk around lens. It’s very flexible.. portraits, landscape, some decent macro work, great low light at 2.8.. and used on my k10, with the “shake reduction” floating ccd.. i can get away with very little light, and no tripod.

Sigma 70-300mm f/4-5.6 APO Macro is not a lens I would recommend.. it’s a cheap lens, and you get what u pay for.. horrible sharpness, AF, build quality.. and its just not a great lens.. barley ever goes on my camera any more. Im savin up for a sigma 70-200/2.8 or something like that to replace this lens
06/21/2007 04:38:31 AM · #29
My favorite lens is my Canon EF 70-300mm f/4.0-5.6 IS USM zoom. It's very versatile and provides sharp images. The 300mm end of things is also helpful.

My only other lens is the kit lens. So I have alot of toys ahead of me. This thread is giving me ideas for my next purchase. So many choices, so little cash....
06/21/2007 10:45:28 AM · #30
This little thing is my favorit lens.

That and my cheapo 50mm lens. Great for low light, otherwise I don't take my 17-40 off (except for the 50mm).
06/21/2007 10:54:46 AM · #31
My favourite lenses...

The Tokina 12-24 f4 -> I use this for all my landscape, buildings and anything else that won't fit in the frame of my...

Sigma 70-200 f2.8 -> This thing looks like a canon (as in the weapon not the camera) and is simply fantastic on the street. You won't miss a shot with this bad boy.
06/21/2007 10:58:04 AM · #32
Originally posted by Nullix:

This little thing is my favorit lens.


Seriously, who needs that? The picture shown taken with that lens is (to me at least) just a picture. What makes it so special?
06/21/2007 11:01:31 AM · #33
Originally posted by bdenny:

Originally posted by Nullix:

This little thing is my favorit lens.


Seriously, who needs that? The picture shown taken with that lens is (to me at least) just a picture. What makes it so special?


The couple in the picture are standing on another continent across the ocean from the photographer! :D
06/21/2007 11:05:40 AM · #34
Originally posted by bdenny:

Seriously, who needs that? The picture shown taken with that lens is (to me at least) just a picture. What makes it so special?


Umm...The ridiculous focal length maybe? I mean you can get a 500mm f/4L, pop on a 2x teleconverter and you have a 1000mm f/8 and no AF (unless you have a 1D body which I'm assuming, if you're looking at this lens, you do) which is probably pretty essential for sports work. 600mm f/4L? 2x converter brings it to 1200mm, but you are down to f/8 again and have the same autofocus issues. With that lens, you have 1200mm and f/5.6 right from the start. AND can add on a 2x converter for some serious telephoto. It's second to none for sports photography.

Edit: Spelling.
Edit again: Correct information.

Message edited by author 2007-06-21 11:09:18.
06/21/2007 11:10:46 AM · #35
Originally posted by SamDoe1:

...600mm f/5.6L? 2x converter brings it to 1200mm, but you are down even further than f/8 and definitely do not have autofocus regardless of the body ...


The Canon 600mm is an f/4 lens...so with a 2x you do get a 1200mm f/8 with AF capability on a 1-series body. :)
06/21/2007 11:11:30 AM · #36
Originally posted by doctornick:

Originally posted by SamDoe1:

...600mm f/5.6L? 2x converter brings it to 1200mm, but you are down even further than f/8 and definitely do not have autofocus regardless of the body ...


The Canon 600mm is an f/4 lens...so with a 2x you do get a 1200mm f/8 with AF capability on a 1-series body. :)


what is a 1-series body? thank you:)
06/21/2007 11:12:36 AM · #37
Originally posted by silverfoxx:

Originally posted by doctornick:

Originally posted by SamDoe1:

...600mm f/5.6L? 2x converter brings it to 1200mm, but you are down even further than f/8 and definitely do not have autofocus regardless of the body ...


The Canon 600mm is an f/4 lens...so with a 2x you do get a 1200mm f/8 with AF capability on a 1-series body. :)


what is a 1-series body? thank you:)


canon 1d mark whatever. they have a 45 point aoutofocus system.
06/21/2007 11:13:55 AM · #38
Originally posted by silverfoxx:

Originally posted by doctornick:

Originally posted by SamDoe1:

...600mm f/5.6L? 2x converter brings it to 1200mm, but you are down even further than f/8 and definitely do not have autofocus regardless of the body ...


The Canon 600mm is an f/4 lens...so with a 2x you do get a 1200mm f/8 with AF capability on a 1-series body. :)


what is a 1-series body? thank you:)


Sorry, I corrected myself in my post once I got the right information. A 1-series body is the 1D, 1Ds, and their various mark counterparts along with the film versions.
06/21/2007 11:15:49 AM · #39
Originally posted by nhuto:

both the Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L USM and EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS USM perform very very well.


I second that. They compliment each other very well. The 70-200IS is heavy at first, but you get used to it. A neoprene strap lightens the load a bit if you carry it around your neck or shoulder at the zoo or similar.
06/21/2007 11:20:52 AM · #40
Originally posted by Elvis_L:

Originally posted by silverfoxx:

Originally posted by doctornick:

Originally posted by SamDoe1:

...600mm f/5.6L? 2x converter brings it to 1200mm, but you are down even further than f/8 and definitely do not have autofocus regardless of the body ...


The Canon 600mm is an f/4 lens...so with a 2x you do get a 1200mm f/8 with AF capability on a 1-series body. :)


what is a 1-series body? thank you:)


canon 1d mark whatever. they have a 45 point aoutofocus system.

i think my 5d has 9 points, at least i can choose between 9 in references.. i think:/hmm not sure
is it really so good to have 45?
06/21/2007 11:27:02 AM · #41
Originally posted by silverfoxx:

references.. i think:/hmm not sure
is it really so good to have 45?


Can't hurt. :) And it allows you to use a 2x converter with any of the the f/4 lenses and retain autofocus.
06/21/2007 11:29:28 AM · #42
My favorite lense depend on the kind of photography I'm doing.

For an all around lense, my, newly acquired, canon 28-135mm F3.5/5.6 IS USM is my best choice.

For concert photography and low light situations my 50mm F1.8 is then my first choice followed closely by the 28mm F1.8. Generally I will use the 50mm but if the stage is too small and I want a more wider view then I switch to the 28mm.

If I had to have a wish list then it would be
85mm F1.8
100 F2.8 macro
and then
70-200 F2.8 IS USM

But I need to find some extension tubes. Who produce nice extension tubes beside Canon and which ones are compatibles with EF lenses whitout turning them manual?
06/21/2007 11:31:47 AM · #43
Originally posted by silverfoxx:

[quote=Elvis_L]...i think my 5d has 9 points, at least i can choose between 9 in references.. i think:/hmm not sure
is it really so good to have 45?


For sports and action shooting when you are using AI-Servo autofocus to keep focus on a moving target 45 point-AF helps increase the accuracy of tracking motion.
06/21/2007 11:33:16 AM · #44
Originally posted by silverfoxx:

i think my 5d has 9 points, at least i can choose between 9 in references.. i think:/hmm not sure
is it really so good to have 45?


your 5d has some hidden af points too. but yea 45 is better.

Message edited by author 2007-06-21 11:33:40.
06/21/2007 11:45:06 AM · #45
Originally posted by Elvis_L:

Originally posted by silverfoxx:

i think my 5d has 9 points, at least i can choose between 9 in references.. i think:/hmm not sure
is it really so good to have 45?


your 5d has some hidden af points too. but yea 45 is better.


aha!! please, tell me where they are hiding!
why is there such a huge difference between 5d and marks in those points?
i thought 5d is just a step away from marks
06/21/2007 11:50:35 AM · #46
Sigma 180 Macro

I love it for macro because you don't have to get right up on most subjects. I'm going to get a 2.0 tele and see how they work together. Nice lens for Macro, the AF on mine is slow and hunty, but I never use AF for Macro so it doesn't matter.
06/21/2007 11:50:38 AM · #47
Originally posted by bdenny:


That actually sounds enticing! Someone, slap some sense into me...
jk...I don't know enough to judge brands. I just know Canon is best.


That is the funniest thing I have heard all day! Everyone knows that Nikon rules the world!!!
06/21/2007 11:55:46 AM · #48
Originally posted by silverfoxx:

Originally posted by Elvis_L:

Originally posted by silverfoxx:

i think my 5d has 9 points, at least i can choose between 9 in references.. i think:/hmm not sure
is it really so good to have 45?


your 5d has some hidden af points too. but yea 45 is better.


aha!! please, tell me where they are hiding!
why is there such a huge difference between 5d and marks in those points?
i thought 5d is just a step away from marks


they stay hidden but i think you need to turn them on in your custom functions. and yes you are one step form a mark but it is a big step in some areas AF being one of them.
06/21/2007 11:56:55 AM · #49
Originally posted by basssman7:

Originally posted by bdenny:


That actually sounds enticing! Someone, slap some sense into me...
jk...I don't know enough to judge brands. I just know Canon is best.


That is the funniest thing I have heard all day! Everyone knows that Nikon rules the world!!!


Ahem!
06/21/2007 12:05:05 PM · #50
Originally posted by doctornick:

Originally posted by basssman7:

Originally posted by bdenny:


That actually sounds enticing! Someone, slap some sense into me...
jk...I don't know enough to judge brands. I just know Canon is best.


That is the funniest thing I have heard all day! Everyone knows that Nikon rules the world!!!


Ahem!


that is some crazy stuff.
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