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#31 Clubmanmc

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Posted 25 October 2011 - 09:06 AM

i have had the canon 10-22 and used it alot for parties and stuff, also good for inside a car stuff, but it suffered badly from chromatic aborations at the fringes at 10mm (not that most people cared that much) but i really never used it below 12mm

great lense, and worked well... it has been replaced in my bag with a 16-35mm F2.8 (i also have a 5D which it is kinda glued to) and it is better at 16mm than the 10 was on a crop body...

one thing, i bought it as i wanted to get closer to cars... but then realised AFTER i bought ti that i really wanted to be further away...

used it at Ebisu on a 7D pretty much on the KERB with guys passing me pretty dam close... lots of fun...

i have a 135 F2 and yeah it is AWESOME, use it with extension tubes for macro and it works a treat!!!

M

#32 tefu

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Posted 26 October 2011 - 05:54 PM

and the 10-20 not good for indoor unless you use flash. was thinking of the 14mm L lol for wide angle lens.

#33 019

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Posted 26 October 2011 - 11:04 PM

View Posttefu, on 26 October 2011 - 05:54 PM, said:

and the 10-20 not good for indoor unless you use flash.

really? wow

#34 b00f

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Posted 30 October 2011 - 11:07 AM

Yay! Sounds like everyone has a bad case of G.A.S (Gear Aquisition Syndrome) ;) I myself currently have: Canon 18-55 and 55-250mm Standard Kit Lens. - They are alright, good for a couple turns @ Winton, but slow on AF. Canon 1.8f 50mm. Love this lens. Best bang for buck you can buy IMO. Tokina 10-17 Fisheye. Got this as I wanted something "fun". Can get some amazing landscape shots running at 17mm where it isnt too "fishy". Between myself and Jason12 (housemate) we swap and change between our lens' so we have a good selection between us. (His new 300mm + Macro was fun to use at Drift Attack.. Pictures up soon.) But I am currently looking at getting myself something that covers a bit more of a range. (mainly for more motorsports as that 55-250 gets a bit short at winton, and the AF is slow as hell, but would really like something is a good all rounder) So here is a bit of a run down. Camera: 550D Budget: under 1k, but really, I wouldnt mind pay the extra for L series :drool: Please feel free to gives some advice/opinions on the below choices. (L Series might be a pipe dream, unless I can find something 2nd hand, or sell a kidney) List I have got so far:
Tokina AF 80-400mm f4.5-5.6 - Bit slow @ 4.5 $500ish
Canon EF 70-200mm f/4L USM $650ish (IS for a bit more?) Obviously a drop in zoom, but ohh the crispness)
Sigma APO 120-400mm f4.5-5.6 - Bit slower than I really would of liked, But I could make it work)
Sigma APO 150-500mm f5-6.3 - A lot slower but, 500mm zoom means I can shoot from the carpark at Winton ;)
Canon EF 300mm f4.0 L IS USM $1.3- Bit over Budget, but gives me the zoom and Crispness
Canon EF 70-300mm f4-5.6 L IS USM - Even more over Budget - gives me enough zoom and the crispness... Regards

Edited by b00f, 30 October 2011 - 01:34 PM.


#35 FST513

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Posted 01 November 2011 - 09:09 AM

View Posttefu, on 26 October 2011 - 05:54 PM, said:

and the 10-20 not good for indoor unless you use flash. was thinking of the 14mm L lol for wide angle lens.

Want to elaborate on this? I haven't had a problem with a 10-22 and i owned one for 3 years. Used it everywhere. It does suffer from CA a little but it depends what your shooting and the light also. I prefer the Sigma 10-20 though.

#36 Clubmanmc

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Posted 01 November 2011 - 02:26 PM

View Postb00f, on 30 October 2011 - 11:07 AM, said:

Yay! Sounds like everyone has a bad case of G.A.S (Gear Aquisition Syndrome) Posted Image I myself currently have: Canon 18-55 and 55-250mm Standard Kit Lens. - They are alright, good for a couple turns @ Winton, but slow on AF. Canon 1.8f 50mm. Love this lens. Best bang for buck you can buy IMO. Tokina 10-17 Fisheye. Got this as I wanted something "fun". Can get some amazing landscape shots running at 17mm where it isnt too "fishy". Between myself and Jason12 (housemate) we swap and change between our lens' so we have a good selection between us. (His new 300mm + Macro was fun to use at Drift Attack.. Pictures up soon.) But I am currently looking at getting myself something that covers a bit more of a range. (mainly for more motorsports as that 55-250 gets a bit short at winton, and the AF is slow as hell, but would really like something is a good all rounder) So here is a bit of a run down. Camera: 550D Budget: under 1k, but really, I wouldnt mind pay the extra for L series Posted Image Please feel free to gives some advice/opinions on the below choices. (L Series might be a pipe dream, unless I can find something 2nd hand, or sell a kidney) List I have got so far:
Tokina AF 80-400mm f4.5-5.6 - Bit slow @ 4.5 $500ish
Canon EF 70-200mm f/4L USM $650ish (IS for a bit more?) Obviously a drop in zoom, but ohh the crispness)
Sigma APO 120-400mm f4.5-5.6 - Bit slower than I really would of liked, But I could make it work)
Sigma APO 150-500mm f5-6.3 - A lot slower but, 500mm zoom means I can shoot from the carpark at Winton Posted Image
Canon EF 300mm f4.0 L IS USM $1.3- Bit over Budget, but gives me the zoom and Crispness
Canon EF 70-300mm f4-5.6 L IS USM - Even more over Budget - gives me enough zoom and the crispness... Regards

dont go past the 100-400 Canon, you could find a decent new one for 1600 ish and they are GREAT value, for outdoor, drift work... most of my drift stuff was taken with one...

M

#37 tefu

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Posted 02 November 2011 - 09:47 AM

View PostFST513, on 01 November 2011 - 09:09 AM, said:

View Posttefu, on 26 October 2011 - 05:54 PM, said:

and the 10-20 not good for indoor unless you use flash. was thinking of the 14mm L lol for wide angle lens.
Want to elaborate on this? I haven't had a problem with a 10-22 and i owned one for 3 years. Used it everywhere. It does suffer from CA a little but it depends what your shooting and the light also. I prefer the Sigma 10-20 though.

I am actually talking about the F-stop of that lens, I even find my 24-70L is useless on F/2.8 indoor, bump the ISO to 1600 ... you get a lot of noise but quite brigt with F/2.8 but it's all depends on the lightning inside the room.

I usually use a natrual light when it comes to shooting indoor.

#38 e rock

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Posted 08 November 2011 - 08:26 AM

Hey,

Seems like most of you guys in here are all cannon.

I recently got a sigma 30mm 1.4 for my d90 and love it to death. Its sharp, great dof. Cons no zoom but there is nothing a few short steps can't fix lol

I would like to get some nikon lens soon and love low f stop. I've been looking at the 24mm 1.4 fx but there isn't much change from 2k :(

Edited by Eric_23, 08 November 2011 - 08:27 AM.


#39 Clubmanmc

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Posted 10 November 2011 - 08:43 AM

nothing wrong with foot zoom at all!!

M

#40 b00f

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Posted 11 November 2011 - 10:28 AM

... found a 100-400 on Ebay for 1k...

Buy now...

Too hard to pass up?

#41 RandomguyLite

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Posted 11 November 2011 - 11:23 AM

I'm going to get a sigma 10-20mm. Just waiting to get paid :bringiton:

#42 FST513

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Posted 16 November 2011 - 09:17 PM

View PostEric_23, on 08 November 2011 - 08:26 AM, said:

Hey, Seems like most of you guys in here are all cannon. I recently got a sigma 30mm 1.4 for my d90 and love it to death. Its sharp, great dof. Cons no zoom but there is nothing a few short steps can't fix lol I would like to get some nikon lens soon and love low f stop. I've been looking at the 24mm 1.4 fx but there isn't much change from 2k :(

Thought about getting a 70-200 (because you shoot drift stuff etc..) or a 24-70?

#43 green_pea

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Posted 17 November 2011 - 08:35 AM

View PostEric_23, on 08 November 2011 - 08:26 AM, said:

Hey,

Seems like most of you guys in here are all cannon.

I recently got a sigma 30mm 1.4 for my d90 and love it to death. Its sharp, great dof. Cons no zoom but there is nothing a few short steps can't fix lol

I would like to get some nikon lens soon and love low f stop. I've been looking at the 24mm 1.4 fx but there isn't much change from 2k :(

24 1.4 is to die for, but yeah so expensive!!! 3k retail

i have been meaning to ask everyone on here, how many of you have had to use the AF fine tune/Micro adjsut (Canon users) on your lenses that are F/2.8 or wider?

recently just checked mine and needed some seriuos adjustment

#44 boost_bus180

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Posted 21 November 2011 - 05:02 PM

Hey guys, seeing's though you guys in here are probably the only people on the forum who might be interested in them, I just wanted to let you know I am selling some NIKON fisheye lenses and a teleconverter in the camera gear for sale section.

http://nissansilvia....&category_id=45

#45 e rock

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Posted 21 November 2011 - 05:38 PM

View Postgreen_pea, on 17 November 2011 - 08:35 AM, said:

View PostEric_23, on 08 November 2011 - 08:26 AM, said:

Hey,

Seems like most of you guys in here are all cannon.

I recently got a sigma 30mm 1.4 for my d90 and love it to death. Its sharp, great dof. Cons no zoom but there is nothing a few short steps can't fix lol

I would like to get some nikon lens soon and love low f stop. I've been looking at the 24mm 1.4 fx but there isn't much change from 2k :(

24 1.4 is to die for, but yeah so expensive!!! 3k retail

i have been meaning to ask everyone on here, how many of you have had to use the AF fine tune/Micro adjsut (Canon users) on your lenses that are F/2.8 or wider?

recently just checked mine and needed some seriuos adjustment

One day tim, we'll both own them.. One day <_<

View PostFST513, on 16 November 2011 - 09:17 PM, said:

Thought about getting a 70-200 (because you shoot drift stuff etc..) or a 24-70?

Yeah I have a sigma macro 70-200 f/2.8 and 18-50 f/2.8. I'm just rocking simga's atm but my next lens will be nikon :)

Definitely need the 70-200 for Panning shots although I have seen some shot at 50mm that look pretty cool.

Edited by Eric_23, 21 November 2011 - 05:41 PM.


#46 RandomguyLite

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Posted 30 November 2011 - 03:42 PM

Got my sigma 10-20 today :woot:

#47 TheLostLegend

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Posted 30 November 2011 - 07:59 PM

whats a good replacement lens for my kit lenses? i shoot mostly models... i want somthing sharper but cant afford the L series lenses i want and i dont know if tamron or sigma can be trusted

#48 tefu

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Posted 30 November 2011 - 08:15 PM

what camera?

#49 TheLostLegend

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Posted 01 December 2011 - 07:26 AM

canon 60D

#50 FST513

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Posted 01 December 2011 - 09:04 AM

Get a prime lens. Do you shoot full body, headshots, 3/4, etc etc...

I highly recommend a 30 1.4 or a 50 1.4

How much space do you normally have? This will help if you can foot zoom enough.

Your better setup would be like something like a 30 1.4 and an 85 for headshots etc...

#51 TheLostLegend

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Posted 01 December 2011 - 08:21 PM

outdoor shoots i have as far as i want in studio only about 3 meters MAX i do have a 50mm already though i love that for portraits love bokeh :)

#52 Clubmanmc

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Posted 16 December 2011 - 01:39 PM

looking at a 8mm fish theres a rokinon... no Auto focus and maybe manual exposure on the canon... but its dirt cheap and for the stuff i want to do (night skies) it dont need to focus... i usually turn it off...

chhhhheeeeeeaaaaaaapppppppppp

cant wait...

M

#53 Jason12

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Posted 16 December 2011 - 08:53 PM

Id love to swap my prime 50mm for a 30mm but $$$...

#54 dunn

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Posted 26 December 2011 - 08:55 PM

Plenty of talk about the 10-20, so il just add, I've had one for years and it ain't going anywhere.
Definitely money well spent.

Looking at finishing my lense needs off and a 70-200 2.8 is locked in, IS or not I don't mind, will go second hand to keep the price down also.

And I want something sharp for portrait stuff, I've got a sigma 24-70 f2.8 which is awesome but I wanna try something sharper.
Now im pretty keen on a canon 50 1.4 but is it worth the extra 300 over the 1.8?

Was also prowling eBay and came across a 85 1.4, it's made by samyang, anyone familiar with them? It's cheap and I assume nasty but I'm almost keen to give it a go.

Cheers guys



#55 Jason12

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Posted 29 December 2011 - 05:20 PM

From all ive heard the 1.4 is worth it, cant offer much help on the other qs however

#56 harvey-n

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Posted 03 January 2012 - 05:33 PM

i would also like to know if the canon 55mm 1.4 is worth the extra 300 over the 1.8. im looking to get one of them but dont know if it is worth getting the 1.4.

#57 dunn

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Posted 05 January 2012 - 09:16 PM

just bought a 1.8 for my bro for xmas and had a mess around, really cool lense however think il have to go the 1.4 to show him up.

#58 Dan.

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Posted 22 January 2012 - 06:54 PM

I just bought a Sigma 17-50mm f2.8 for my girlfriends Sony A33, for her birthday. Apparently it kicks ass, all raving reviews on Youtube and all over the net. Paid $669US.

I hope she appreciates it as much as I would. She's in London, travelling Europe for the next 8 months, so it should be a good upgrade from her kit lens. I was initially looking for a fixed lens with good low light capabilities for when she is out at night with her friends, but this 17-50mm would probably be better suited for her travels and sight seeing. Maybe next time.

Edited by Dan., 22 January 2012 - 07:00 PM.


#59 Clubmanmc

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Posted 24 January 2012 - 03:51 PM

the 85mm F1.8 is a good Canon thing... i have used it for portfolio work before... nice length on a crop body too...

M

#60 dunn

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Posted 02 February 2012 - 09:52 PM

just got myself a 2nd hand 70-200 f2.8, im wrapped with it





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