Maiznblu_757 From United States of America, joined Mar 2002, 5112 posts, RR: 51 Posted (9 years 2 months 3 weeks 19 hours ago) and read 3094 times:
Honestly, choosing a car is much easier. When making a decision on these prime lenses, what do you take into consideration (other than price), really, when you are going to spend $4000 dollars on a lens, what is another $1000?? What I mean is, you have lenses like the Canon 300mm F/2.8L IS which is hands down the sharpest and fastest lens in the world. Coupled with the 2.0x extender, you have yourself a whopping 600mm @ F/5.6.
But... What about these other lenses? The 400mm F/2.8L IS, or the 500mm F/4L IS or even the 600mm F/4L IS?
Ckw From UK - England, joined Aug 2010, 659 posts, RR: 17 Reply 2, posted (9 years 2 months 3 weeks 16 hours ago) and read 3030 times:
I think its more difficult whne you start building a collection, as you have to consider which lens will give you the most use ... so for example, most people will get more mileage out of a 100-400 than a 400 prime. So you're juggling optimum quality against flexibility - compromises are inevitable.
But once you've got the basics covered, I think things get easier. In my own case, my photos (and the photos I want to get) show I need more reach. I also know that I hate using tripods. Looking at the options, I want a quality telephoto with image stablisation - I also need a lens I can handhold (weight factor) with the longest possible reach. In my case, the 500mm f4 LIS is the only lens which fits the bill.
So far I have only "rented" (actually had it kindly loaned, but the intention was to rent), and indeed, financially this makes a lot of sense - I could hire this lens for something like 100 occasions for the price of buying it, and, if I assume there are maybe 20 occasions a year where having a 500 is truly worthwhile, renting makes sense. The catch is availability - my local probably won't be able to let me have it again until after Xmas as its been booked by other photographers.
Ckw From UK - England, joined Aug 2010, 659 posts, RR: 17 Reply 4, posted (9 years 2 months 3 weeks 15 hours ago) and read 3011 times:
When I see Colin's latest uploads from LHR, my jaw just hit the ground! He's just showing off!!
Absolutely I had the lens for the weekend for the Duxford show on Saturday ... but there was no way I wasn't gonna find something to point it at on Sunday! It was a real pity they weren't using 27 for departures - I was hoping for some killer "in-flight" shots. Maybe next time.
AKE0404AR From United States of America, joined May 2000, 2534 posts, RR: 49 Reply 8, posted (9 years 2 months 2 weeks 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 2854 times:
Honestly, choosing a car is much easier.
So what are your requirements for a car?
Everyone has different requirements....some like it fast, others just want to cruise......
4 doors, 2 doors, convertible, SUV, 4WD, 2WD, rear wheel drive, front wheel drive, leather or cloth, automatic or shift, sedan or wagon.
So choosing a car is not really that easy at all.
Choosing a lens is easy! You just have to analyze your shooting habits
and .......buy the lens which suits your requirements.