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What a set of lenses!!

Discussion in 'Photography Forums' started by seany, Apr 10, 2005.

  1. seany

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    Up late still trying to figure out which lens/lenses to go for came across this chap on pbase http://www.pbase.com/joubert/1635

    What i'd give to have those!! M

    Must have been collecting for years.


    Do us a favour Tomo, Tyfi, Jamie ect


    Check his photos using the 16-35 and the 24-70 and tell me which you prefer.

    I know that's not really a fair question. But i can't help thinking that the 16-35 are a bit more interesting, that could well be subject matter but i have a feeling it's the range.
     
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    Bugger.....I can see your dilemma mate.

    Having look at those......24-70 for me, but 16-35 are sooo good.

    Do you think her indoors will let you have both.. :rotfl:
     
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    I might have missed it but what are you mainly looking to take pictures of?
    I do a lot of landscape, seascapes and the like... and used the 24-85 a lot with 35mm, but with the 1.6 crop i needed the 17mm (16mm for you) from the 17-40, and that stays on the 20D 80% of the time. OTOH, if you're finding that with the kit lens you are mainly using the long end, then the 24-70 seems the more obvious choice.

    Remember also that with 8MP you've got some flexibility. So when i'm taking pictures with the kids around i don't bother changing to the 24-85 for the odd longer shot, but instead shoot at 40mm then crop and interpolate to give an effective 80mm. Sure it's not the same picture i'd get from the 24-85 or the 70-200 at 80mm but it still prints fine at 10*8. There are limits so i'd still swap to the 70-200 or 300 if i needed real magnification. Same thing if you went for the 24-70... if you needed the odd wide shot then you could get by with doing the odd stitch.

    In your shoes _i'd_ go for the 16-35, and get to 70mm either with a cheap 24-85 or by post-processing to effective 70mm... until you could afford, or convince Diane, the 24-70. :)
     
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    Never overlook the N-Mirotar 210mm/f0.03 :D

    Mike.
     
  6. seany

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    Well i shoot most in manchester city centre and indoors. Bars, Houses Flats ect. I was thinking the 16-35 might suite me best and just get the 50 1.4 and the 85 1.8

    I was reading an article on lumious landscape. It was talking about normal range cameras (which the 24-70 is seen as) how they take shots pretty much how we see and because of that can often be less dramatic or interesting then say wide.

    You can tell just looking at those shots that the extra 8mm even with the crop gives a compleatly different aspect.


    But i do like the 24-70 it is 2lbs in weight though, thats a big "everyday lens"

    In time i will have a fine set of lenses, i just can't go blowing 3k-5k right now:rolleyes:

    So i have to get this right
     
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    No, that's cheating with electronics ;)
     
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    Thanks ash,

    Because there's been a few owners that have had to change the lens a few times due to front focusing . I think that i might just bite the bullet and get the best price match i can. http://www.bristolcameras.co.uk/page54.htm Hve the 24-70 for £850 and the 16-35 for £959 not bad for uk prices. Hope jessops will price match i know they have the 20 miles rule, but all 3 of my cameras from jessops were price matched waaay outside it

    I've got another worry about imported lens, even us sellers maybe buying them in even cheaper from hong kong to make larger profits http://www.the-digital-picture.com/Canon-Lenses/Gray-Market.aspx

    The "Gray/Grey Market", "Imported" or "Direct Import" Canon lenses are imported by the retailer or their import agent. They are not covered by the manufacturer's warranty. At least they "say" they are not covered. Word on the street is that Canon covers gray market lenses under their standard warranty if an invoice from an authorized dealer can be produced"

    Could end up with a bit of hasstle if it's not an authorized dealer and it turns out to be a grey import
     
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    That surprises me, :eek: you would think for the price thay charge their qaulity control would be second to none.

    ASH1
     
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    Sadly there has been quite a few people that have had to go through 3 lenses ect before they got one they were happy with, with others sending them back for calibration. Check dp review out and fred miranda. This is why i think i'm going to use a store and jessops done me a decent deal on my old camear when it broke(gave me a credit note to put to my 20D , they could have just left me at the mercy of canon who were willing to just fix it.
     
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    Well I've got to hand it to you Seany, you certainly know you stuff when it comes to lenses. Silly question time, is it obvious if you have a duff one?

    ASH1
     
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    Regarding grey imports and warranties, if you have an expensive lens that's a grey import, why not just purchase a 7 year international Mack warranty? They're about $25 as far as I know. I got two free at my recent shopping spree in B&H in NYC
     
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    I recently bought my 100-400mmL from B&H. They offered the choice of either an imported lens which had a return to USA warranty or a US lens that had an international warranty. Not much difference in price either.
     
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    Far from it mate, i've still lots to learn .

    You can download a test card that you use to see how you lens is focusing. Alot of it is most likely down to user error, but i've just been on dpreview and one lens was changed 7 times!!
     
  16. ASH1

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    Seany, where can I download the test card from?

    ASH1
     
  17. seany

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    I've just been looking on dpreview for you (loads of links on it), but i'm off out on a job now. You'll find it there or just google it:)
     
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    Thanks Tomson.

    ASH1 :thumbsup:
     

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