|Quoting FlyingZacko (Reply 5):|
I mean, I am wondering whether or not it is worth spending the money on the Canon L series and alike
|Quoting ChrisH (Reply 8):|
The 200-400 f4 VR ain't half bad either *drool*
|Quoting DLKAPA (Reply 10):|
For the price, the 70-200 f/4 wins hands down.
|Quoting FlyingZacko (Thread starter):|
I would even say, almost all of the Canon Photographers here have either one of these lenses.
|Quoting Manzoori (Reply 16):|
In terms of bang for buck then the BIGMA, AKA Sigma 50-500 EX pushes all the right buttons for me... just wish Sigma would hurry up and put the damned OS on it!
|Quoting AKE0404AR (Reply 18):|
But where are you able to pick up a 70-200 f2.8 IS in Germany for under 1600 EUR? I did a quick check at various online stores and the price for it is between 1700 and 1900 EUR.
|Quoting Bo__einG (Reply 30):|
I am also curious to Canon's 28-300mm lens. It is white lens body and f-stop is something like f/4-5.6 or maybe a 2.8? I don't hear any photographers here using this particular lens...
|Quoting 7FTwinOtter (Reply 28):|
Not for aviation photography but this is the lens I lust after;
the fastest 35mm lens in current production the leica noctilux M 50mm f/1 asph - $3,595
you can shoot unobtrusive night shots without a flash.
|Quoting Chris78cpr (Reply 34):|
I have used the Noctilux on an M6 and it's a nice bit of glass but totally impractical for shooting day to day stuff. Just like the canon 50mmF1.0L. Thay are both VERY fast, but after F2 they both suck and are very soft. Now.... if we are going to talk Rangefinder lenses then i would take the Leica 35mmF1.4, then a Zeiss 180F2APO and then top it off with... a zeiss 90mmF2.0APO!
I love fast exotic glass!
|Quoting 7FTwinOtter (Reply 35):|
Nice to see a rangefinder fan, i have a 35mm f/2.5 color scopar on my bessa R, that is a cracking lense for the money. i have no experience with leica glass apart from a old 90mm f/4 elmar that i use. I dream of buying a new M before leica folds.
|Quoting 7FTwinOtter (Reply 36):|
I forgot about these, made in solid gold for the sultan of Brunai, they are selling a pair comprising of a Leica 35mm F1.4 summilux and a 50mm F2 Summicron all for $50,000. Both are lovely lens designs but talk about vulgar.
|Quoting Chris78cpr (Reply 37):|
Leica wont fold, the delay of release of the module R has hindered their profit margins this year, the module had significant R+D costs which have yet to be recouped, once the back is out and the distribution channels are sorted then i can see leica posting profits. I reckon by Q2/3 of 06 they will be back in the green!
|Quoting Chris78cpr (Reply 37):|
I do love a good rangefinder, a hassy xpan II is on my list of bits to get right now, that and an M6TTL. The new MP is nice but it's not really that appealing to me. The M7 is also nice but i prefer the look and feel of the M6. I had a M4 a while back but it sat unused for about 2 years so i sold it to fund something else, i do regret that, but luckily it was my Dad who bought it so i can still use it now and then!
The bessa is a very nice camera, I have spent many an hour browsing the robert white site looking at the bessa bits and bobs, they do some VERY nice glass too!
Military Aircraft Every type from fighters to helicopters from air forces around the globe
Classic Airliners Props and jets from the good old days
Flight Decks Views from inside the cockpit
Aircraft Cabins Passenger cabin shots showing seat arrangements as well as cargo aircraft interior
Cargo Aircraft Pictures of great freighter aircraft
Government Aircraft Aircraft flying government officials
Helicopters Our large helicopter section. Both military and civil versions
Blimps / Airships Everything from the Goodyear blimp to the Zeppelin
Night Photos Beautiful shots taken while the sun is below the horizon
Accidents Accident, incident and crash related photos
Air to Air Photos taken by airborne photographers of airborne aircraft
Special Paint Schemes Aircraft painted in beautiful and original liveries
Airport Overviews Airport overviews from the air or ground
Tails and Winglets Tail and Winglet closeups with beautiful airline logos