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What Will Your Next Lens(es) Be?

Fri Feb 03, 2006 12:20 am

Exactly what the title says. We're all constantly upgrading our equipment to increase quality and focal length, so I'm sure you saving up money for some specific gear.

I'm personally saving up for...
Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS USM
and...
Sigma 150mm f2.8 APO Macro DG EX HSM

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RE: What Will Your Next Lens(es) Be?

Fri Feb 03, 2006 12:25 am

I'd like a Canon 100-400mm L IS, but I can't see it happening in the next 12 months  Sad

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RE: What Will Your Next Lens(es) Be?

Fri Feb 03, 2006 12:26 am

I have Minolta gear. Would be very expensive to move to Canon. And I don't have the money. So I hope Sony would invest in dSLR and I will save for a nice 70-200 2.8 SSM !

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RE: What Will Your Next Lens(es) Be?

Fri Feb 03, 2006 12:48 am

No lens needed here soon.

More looking towards a 77mm circular polarizer. Less expensive anyway.  Wink
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RE: What Will Your Next Lens(es) Be?

Fri Feb 03, 2006 12:48 am

I have no reason ( or should I say money) to buy a lens in the near future, but the one on my must have list is a Canon EF300mm f/2.8 IS L to replace my f/4.0 version.

If Sigma have sorted out their 300 f/2.8 (I had one before) I may consider that again as it was optically superb, just let down my poor build and rubbish auto-focus.

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RE: What Will Your Next Lens(es) Be?

Fri Feb 03, 2006 1:06 am

mmm stuck between 3 at the minute. The Bigma, Canon 70-200 f4 L and the Canon 100-400 L IS. Budget pending.....  Smile

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RE: What Will Your Next Lens(es) Be?

Fri Feb 03, 2006 1:08 am

I have had a Sigma 100-300EX on order since the beginning of January. I checked today and Sigma still can't tell my supplier when they will have stock in the UK Sad
 
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Fri Feb 03, 2006 1:11 am

Later on this month I'll be purchasing a Sigma 50-500 and probably a Canon 17-40L.

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RE: What Will Your Next Lens(es) Be?

Fri Feb 03, 2006 1:12 am

When I get my job in the Tower or Center..who knows what the FAA will be doing! I'm gonna get the 100-400L. My school budget isn't allowing for any kind of upgrades right about now. I just love the idea of having that extra reach of 400mm



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RE: What Will Your Next Lens(es) Be?

Fri Feb 03, 2006 1:19 am

No lenses planned in the near future (upgrading the body from the 300D to the 20DmkII (or whatever it will be called)), but the 17-55 f/2.8 (providing canon finally follows nikons example) and the 70-200 f/2.8 IS are on the wishlist
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Fri Feb 03, 2006 1:24 am

I just ordered the Canon 400mm 5.6 prime because the 100-400 is a little soft at the long end. That lens is said to be very sharp even if you use a 1,4 TC. No IS though.  hissyfit   Wink

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RE: What Will Your Next Lens(es) Be?

Fri Feb 03, 2006 2:32 am

In '04 I bought the 70-200 f2.8 VR. Now I'm saving up for the 200-400 f4 VR. I'll be saving for a while. Should have bought it when I had the cash in my hand before getting married!!
 
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RE: What Will Your Next Lens(es) Be?

Fri Feb 03, 2006 2:54 am

Jan,
I don't want to start a whole big debate about this, but could you elaborate a tad on "little soft". Was it bearable when using full zoom at 400mm on action shots? I just wanna know b/c i'm set on getting this lense when I get the money..but if the softness is that big a issue i'll save even more for the 70-200. i just want that zoom!


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RE: What Will Your Next Lens(es) Be?

Fri Feb 03, 2006 3:29 am

Don't get me wrong. It's an awesome piece of glass and its great versatility is beyond doubt. Very sharp, if you're using it in the 100-300mm range, that is.

But I found myself using it at 400mm most of the time and the results were OK but just not as sharp as I wanted them to be. But of course it's up to you what you expect of a lens.

However, it's still capable of producing very crisp pictures.

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RE: What Will Your Next Lens(es) Be?

Fri Feb 03, 2006 3:54 am

Of course it's not a prime, but the softness isn't too bad.
No need to open the plugged shot, it's about the small image underneath, a 100% crop on a 10D. You can still read the "CJ 375" (although slightly compressed by Photobucket). (1/320s f8 400mm)

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I'm not surprised to see many people in this topic wanting this lens.  
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PS, I want a 24-105 f4 L IS this year...  Wink

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RE: What Will Your Next Lens(es) Be?

Fri Feb 03, 2006 4:06 am

Quoting WhyWhyZed (Thread starter):
Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS USM

Me too, in a couple or three months...

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RE: What Will Your Next Lens(es) Be?

Fri Feb 03, 2006 4:09 am

I'm gonna pick up a 100-400 at the end of february or beginning of march to replace my 75-300.
 
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Fri Feb 03, 2006 4:14 am

After some careful consideration following the advice on this forum, I will get the 24-105 f4 L IS in a couple of weeks
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RE: What Will Your Next Lens(es) Be?

Fri Feb 03, 2006 4:49 am

I am dying to get the 70-200 F2.8 tomorrow, but I can't descide if the 300€ extra is worth it for the canon version.
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RE: What Will Your Next Lens(es) Be?

Fri Feb 03, 2006 5:12 am

50mm 1.8, always wanted it and just might buy it this year just for the fun of owning it: no loans necessary for that lens Wink

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RE: What Will Your Next Lens(es) Be?

Fri Feb 03, 2006 5:24 am

Quoting TimdeGroot (Reply 19):
just for the fun of owning it

Isn't that the main reason we all strive for more lenses?  laughing 

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RE: What Will Your Next Lens(es) Be?

Fri Feb 03, 2006 5:36 am

Now I've recently picked up a 20D, I'm in need of a wide-angle zoom: I was debating between the 16-35 and the 17-40, but I'll probably wait 'till after the PMA (where Canon might announce something new). I'm also looking for a high-quality fast prime for indoor action shooting: I was looking at the 135 f2.0 but it might be a little long (and quite expensive), so I'll probably settle for a 85 f1.8 which is rumored to be a terrific lens, and which won't take too big a dent out of my wallet. Except of course if I would find a good second-hand 200 f1.8...  spin 

Actually, it depends a little on the number of photo sales that will materialize...

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Fri Feb 03, 2006 5:39 am

Quoting IL76 (Reply 14):
Of course it's not a prime, but the softness isn't too bad.

Indeed, Ed, I also find the 100-400 to be a solid performer, even flat out at 400mm. Yet I often see people shooting wide-open at f/5.6 at 400mm with this lens, no wonder the shots might turn out a little blurry  Wink.

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RE: What Will Your Next Lens(es) Be?

Fri Feb 03, 2006 5:43 am

Quoting Willo (Reply 6):
I have had a Sigma 100-300EX on order since the beginning of January. I checked today and Sigma still can't tell my supplier when they will have stock in the UK

Good choice Andrew, it is well worth the wait

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RE: What Will Your Next Lens(es) Be?

Fri Feb 03, 2006 7:50 am

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RE: What Will Your Next Lens(es) Be?

Fri Feb 03, 2006 8:53 am

Just got a Nikon 80-400mm VR lens so no more lenses for a while. D200 body is the next big price item. A 77mm Polariser is on the short list for now and will fit both the 80-400 and the 70-200 lenses.

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RE: What Will Your Next Lens(es) Be?

Fri Feb 03, 2006 8:58 am

I finally upgraded to "L" recently, and purchased the 70-200 F4 L. It is amazing - what a HUGE difference from the 75-300 IS. I do miss the Image Stabilization though....

My next lens will definately be the 100-400 L IS.

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RE: What Will Your Next Lens(es) Be?

Fri Feb 03, 2006 8:59 am

70-200 2.8L next purchase soon.
The 24-105mm f/4L IS USM may be first though for a good walk around the 24-70 just dont reach far enough in certain places.
 
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RE: What Will Your Next Lens(es) Be?

Fri Feb 03, 2006 9:43 am

Quoting Mich (Reply 27):
24-70 just dont reach far enough in certain places.

Yes, and that 18-200mm VR is on my wish list for that same reason. Will have to wait till the later part of this year.

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RE: What Will Your Next Lens(es) Be?

Fri Feb 03, 2006 10:14 am

Have just purchased the 170-500 Sigma, haven't tried it out yet on fast moving aircraft, but the first shots with it even at full zoom have been coming out crisper than my Sigma 75-300. Next purchase, well it will be a very hard choice between a 20D or the Canon 70-200 + 1.4. However I don't think that will be decided until the very tail end of the year at the earliest.

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RE: What Will Your Next Lens(es) Be?

Sat Feb 04, 2006 2:26 am

Most likely a Nikkor 50mm 1.4 pre ai lens for my F.
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RE: What Will Your Next Lens(es) Be?

Sat Feb 04, 2006 2:54 am

Quoting AndrewUber (Reply 26):
I finally upgraded to "L" recently, and purchased the 70-200 F4 L. It is amazing - what a HUGE difference from the 75-300 IS. I do miss the Image Stabilization though....

My next lens will definately be the 100-400 L IS.

Same strategy and same feelings as me.

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RE: What Will Your Next Lens(es) Be?

Sat Feb 04, 2006 3:21 am

This summer I am going to get the Canon 100-400 L IS. That, and I have been thinking about something on the shorter end. Hmmm, B&H might get a big order this summer!

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RE: What Will Your Next Lens(es) Be?

Sat Feb 04, 2006 3:28 am

Either the 300mm L'IS f2.8 or the 400mm L'IS f2.8  bouncy 

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RE: What Will Your Next Lens(es) Be?

Sat Feb 04, 2006 4:29 am

Quoting Fergulmcc (Reply 33):
Either the 300mm L'IS f2.8 or the 400mm L'IS f2.8 bouncy

pfff, lousy lenses  Wink (wish I had the money :P)
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RE: What Will Your Next Lens(es) Be?

Sat Feb 04, 2006 6:23 am

Quoting JRadier (Reply 34):
lousy lenses

Not really, stick a x2 TC with either of them and you will still have AF on a 20D, a lot chaeper than getting a 600mm f4!

The 400 f2.8 is a cracking lens!

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Sat Feb 04, 2006 8:15 am

Quoting Fergulmcc (Reply 35):
Not really, stick a x2 TC with either of them and you will still have AF on a 20D, a lot chaeper than getting a 600mm f4!

The 400 f2.8 is a cracking lens!

read the (...) part  Wink
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RE: What Will Your Next Lens(es) Be?

Sat Feb 04, 2006 7:01 pm

For me it shall be either a 24-105F4LIS to give me a good mid range lens.

Or i may just go for a D200 and a 18-200VR  Silly

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RE: What Will Your Next Lens(es) Be?

Sun Feb 05, 2006 1:07 am

I'm actually surprised that a lot of people are shooting for the 24-105 f/4. I've read a lot of reviews on it and ALOT of people complain about lens flare or distortion. Not just that but the lens is quite pricy compared to the rest of the f/4 series.

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Sun Feb 05, 2006 5:19 pm

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Sun Feb 05, 2006 5:31 pm

Quoting WhyWhyZed (Reply 38):
I'm actually surprised that a lot of people are shooting for the 24-105 f/4. I've read a lot of reviews on it and ALOT of people complain about lens flare or distortion. Not just that but the lens is quite pricy compared to the rest of the f/4 series.

I have read those reviews. I have also used the lens on my main cameras and i know that for what i want it produces absolutely stunning results!

Dont listen to what most people say on the net and forums as most of them dont know how to use their gear properly. Most peoples complaints of soft L glass and weird effects are down to user error.

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RE: What Will Your Next Lens(es) Be?

Sun Feb 05, 2006 6:09 pm

Next lens I hope to get will be Nikon's 18-200 VR along with the D200. This will replace my trusty 28-200.

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RE: What Will Your Next Lens(es) Be?

Sun Feb 05, 2006 7:10 pm

Quoting Chris78cpr (Reply 40):
Dont listen to what most people say on the net and forums as most of them dont know how to use their gear properly. Most peoples complaints of soft L glass and weird effects are down to user error.

Chris will you please take note of this topic Canon 24-105 L USM. Opinions? (by Cosec59 Jan 30 2006 in Aviation Photography)
and tell me what my error is.
I am still in doubt of returning it and your opinion might be helpful to make up my mind.

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RE: What Will Your Next Lens(es) Be?

Sun Feb 05, 2006 8:34 pm

I agree Chris, though there are of course always differences in quality between individual models and even samples.

That said:
Over on the Nikonians forums a few months ago there was a guy complaining that his 28-70 f/2.8 AF-S was terribly soft and could never get anything in focus.
He was advised to return it for another sample, which he said had the exact same problem.
A third sample had the same.
He claimed his 18-70 kitlens was far superior...

When someone finally asked him exactly what he was doing and to show some images it turned out he was shooting at f/2.8 and focussing on something way behind his subject, leading to DOF blurring everything.
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Sun Feb 05, 2006 8:36 pm

My next lens will likely be an 85mm f/1.8 AF-D Nikkor.
After that I'm in the market for a new long tele, brand and type undecided (but likely either a Bigma or a Sigma or Nikkor 80-400 because of the cost factor).
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RE: What Will Your Next Lens(es) Be?

Sun Feb 05, 2006 8:48 pm

Quoting Jwenting (Reply 43):
I agree Chris, though there are of course always differences in quality between individual models and even samples.

I might agree too if he backed up his statement.
In my view it is quite a statement about the rest of the world which still might be right but heee tell me then, I am waiting.

Quoting Jwenting (Reply 43):
When someone finally asked him exactly what he was doing and to show some images it turned out he was shooting at f/2.8 and focussing on something way behind his subject, leading to DOF blurring everything

I've given all the data so for an quality contributor like you it should be a piece of cake to tell me where I went wrong.

Quoting Jwenting (Reply 44):
Bigma or a Sigma

Huh ???
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RE: What Will Your Next Lens(es) Be?

Sun Feb 05, 2006 8:55 pm

Willem,

I had a quick look at your posts in that thread and the first pic looks ok. At 200% in those lighting conditions you can expect to see some CA and flare. It's just part of photography. The 2nd shots you posted of the engine look like they are showing a little bit of flaring and fringing which is quite odd. I would reccomend that you try to test it against another copy in the shop you bought it from to see if they are comparable.

My use of this lens has been very good, i shot some test shots on my 1dii and they came out beautiful. These were at 24/50/85 and 105mm @ F4 at 1/20-1/40th and were very nice. I will see if i still have them and post some crops when i return home.



Jeroen,

I totally agree, i think 90%-95% of the moaning on forums is people buy this expensive kit and expect it to be marvelous out the box. They don't realize that pro level and even consumer level kit takes a good technique to use right and takes a while to learn and work out how to use it properly.

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RE: What Will Your Next Lens(es) Be?

Sun Feb 05, 2006 8:56 pm

Most probably it will be kit lense  Wink
 
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RE: What Will Your Next Lens(es) Be?

Sun Feb 05, 2006 9:11 pm

Thanks Chris.

Quoting Chris78cpr (Reply 46):
I had a quick look at your posts in that thread and the first pic looks ok. At 200% in those lighting conditions you can expect to see some CA and flare.

After more then 30 years in photography I am arrogant enough to say "I know" Big grin
Don't wanna say to much about it here 'cos we are off topic.

Quoting Chris78cpr (Reply 46):
The 2nd shots you posted of the engine look like they are showing a little bit of flaring and fringing which is quite odd.

It's exactly the fringing that worries me the most.

Quoting Chris78cpr (Reply 46):
I will see if I still have them and post some crops when I return home.

Please do so but let's use the dedicated topic for that.

Quoting Chris78cpr (Reply 46):
I totally agree, I think 90%-95% of the moaning on forums is people buy this expensive kit and expect it to be marvelous out the box.

No misunderstanding here, in general I do agree.

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RE: What Will Your Next Lens(es) Be?

Sun Feb 05, 2006 9:33 pm

Ahhh good to here Willem. You sound very expeirianced then! I am only 20 but know a little and am always trying to learn more.

I do think that fringing is something to be concerned about, try a comparison if you can get another. It will show you what you need to know.

Hope you find an answer soon! If i have those shots ill start a thread!

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