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Craikeybaby

3,426 posts

110 months

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My next purchase could well be a 6D, but not for at least 6 months yet. My lens collection has been pretty stable for the last 4 years (17-40f4, 50f1.4 and 70-200f2.8) the only lens I could see myself adding is a macro lens.

AndWhyNot

2,251 posts

84 months

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Astro timelapse gadget looks great.

My next lens will be a Nikon 14mm f/2.8 followed by something at the other end- 300mm f/4, possibly. Before either of those happen, I'll be picking up the suction & clamping accessories for my rig. Finally.

Kermit power

16,809 posts

98 months

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I could've sworn I saw this exact thread a few weeks ago. Not in an "OP should've used the search button" kind of way, but as in a deja-vu exactly the same thread sort of way. confused

Anyway, my most recent purchase to have arrived (I'm eagerly awaiting the arrival of a nice, shiny new 7D body) was a Canon 28mm f1.8 USM prime. Sample (wide open) shot below.


Is there anybody in there by Chris Walker Epsom, on Flickr


Gad-Westy

6,780 posts

98 months

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Nikon 28mm 1.8g and 85mm 1.8g for me. Have ditched my 24-70 in favour of primes. Time will tell if it's the right choice.

markmullen

14,744 posts

119 months

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Whilst out here at Photokina I pushed the button on a set of Elinchrom Quadra Ranger battery powered studio flash.

Next lens is a difficult one, have a hankering for a 85mm f1.2 even though I have minimal use for one, it will keep my 135mm f2 (that I also have minimal use for) company. Also got all carried away at the show with the Zeiss 15mm which was gorgeous and would be ideal for startrails etc.

Bodywise I was thinking I'd change my 1Ds2 which I use as a second body for another 5D3 but having seen the 6D I may be tempted by that.
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PGD5

1,061 posts

68 months

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A 5D2 would be my next purchase..

2slo

1,947 posts

52 months

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markmullen said:
have a hankering for a 85mm f1.2 even though I have minimal use for one
I had a play with one of those recently.Loved the image quality but two things put me off. The need to be well back from a full body subject (compared to the 35mm I tried at the same time) and the AF speed which I found frustratingly slow. Maybe with the second issue it was just the copy I tried but I was much more impressed with the 35mm f/1.4.

JDRoest

1,126 posts

35 months

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Think I might splash out on one of those new fancy Canon 40Ds! wink

markmullen

14,744 posts

119 months

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The focal length on the 85mm I'm happy with (I want something a bit wider than the 135) but the AF speed has put me off a bit, that said its a lot of glass to be moving, understandable that its not the quickest.

MartinP

1,226 posts

123 months

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markmullen said:
The focal length on the 85mm I'm happy with (I want something a bit wider than the 135) but the AF speed has put me off a bit, that said its a lot of glass to be moving, understandable that its not the quickest.
Because of the AF speed and the weight I much prefer the Canon 85mm f/1.8. The only slight downside I find is the minimum focus distance is a bit too long for tight head shots.

LongQ

10,112 posts

118 months

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x5x3 said:
my current shopping list is as follows;

Canon EF 14mm f2.8 L II USM

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EBay Canon outlet have had one of these listed for a while. (For some reason it started off priced at higher than High Street.)

Just a few minutes ago I noticed that the current ad is asking £1125. Refurb but full 12 month Canon warranty. Good price. Really enjoyed the one I rented but bought a Samyang instead for the savings.

mizx

531 posts

70 months

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Just about to order a Lumix G3 to replace my 6 year old Canon bridge, I wanted an entry SLR at the time but the weight puts them out question for me, now CSCs have matured a few years and I can get the best of both at a decent price point it seems the time for an overdue change.

Will stick with the kit 14-42 at first but might swap to the kit 14-45 later, I'll definately be getting the 45-175 and might pick up an old 24mm f2/2.8 to adapt while I save for the 20.

Edited by mizx on Monday 24th September 17:04

markmullen

14,744 posts

119 months

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The mention of Samyang reminds me, when their 24mm tilt shift comes out I'll probably be having one, had a chat with them at Photokina but they couldn't give a price, only that they're expecting it at market in December.

LongQ

10,112 posts

118 months

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markmullen said:
The mention of Samyang reminds me, when their 24mm tilt shift comes out I'll probably be having one, had a chat with them at Photokina but they couldn't give a price, only that they're expecting it at market in December.
Did they have a lens to look at?

markmullen

14,744 posts

119 months

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Only in a display cabinet so it was hard to get a proper view. It did look very well built though (don't we all!).

CommanderJameson

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22,096 posts

111 months

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Cokin H250A ND Grad Kit and a 77mm adapter ring. About £75 for the lot.

Hot or not?

Seems like a practical way to get started with using filters on the 10-22mm - a lens which, I've found, makes using a CPL a very tricky affair.

Is it a load of old cok(in)?

markmullen

14,744 posts

119 months

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CommanderJameson said:
Cokin H250A ND Grad Kit and a 77mm adapter ring. About £75 for the lot.

Hot or not?

Seems like a practical way to get started with using filters on the 10-22mm - a lens which, I've found, makes using a CPL a very tricky affair.

Is it a load of old cok(in)?
You could probably get yourself set up with Hitech 100mm for not much more than that,

Lee Foundation Kit, Adaptor Ring and a 3 stop hard edge would be my recommendation as a starter kit.



GFWilliams

4,490 posts

92 months

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think I need a D800 next...

rxtx

4,749 posts

95 months

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Mine are in the post, 2 x D70 (and a cheap 70-300) for the bargain sum of 130 quid. I'm going to convert the bodies to infra red.

tim-b

1,233 posts

95 months

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MartinP said:
markmullen said:
The focal length on the 85mm I'm happy with (I want something a bit wider than the 135) but the AF speed has put me off a bit, that said its a lot of glass to be moving, understandable that its not the quickest.
Because of the AF speed and the weight I much prefer the Canon 85mm f/1.8. The only slight downside I find is the minimum focus distance is a bit too long for tight head shots.
The 1.8 will probably be my next lens. I'd love the 1.2, but think the 1.8 would be the more sensible purchase in terms of both price and usability.
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