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picked up a new lens

Discussion in 'Through-the-Lens Club' started by TimP, Sep 23, 2008.


  1. TimP

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    I recently purchased a Canon Rebel XT that came with the 18-55 kit lens, and then a Canon 75-300 F4, and it works great for what those outdoor shots. The only problem was when I was indoors it wasn't picking up as much light as I would have liked so I started looking for a new lens. The search is finally over

    If I wasn't sure if I was going to really get in to serious photography, I am sure now. I jumped off the deep end and bought a Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L USM.

    So now I have a lens that costs twice the price of the camera, but I am soooo happy. Lens is amazing!

    Also picked up a Canon EF 28-135mm f/3.5-5.6 USM IS, for those times I dont want to haul around a $1200 lens

    Pics coming soon.
     

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  2. MrsKitty

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    I have bought three lenses between March and June. (85 1.8, 70-200 f/4 L IS and a Sigma 24-60 2.8 that is awesome and was less than $250!) I cannot buy anything other than a flash for the next two years...

    I had read and read how better glass helped. It appears that all of my complaints with my work were coming from my glass. The first few shots with each of these floored me.

    I still can't believe I dropped $1100 on a lens and filter :faint: I had been wanting something long for a while and when my boss gave me a $1K bonus...I ordered it. Smartest thing I have ever done.
     

  3. TimP

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    I felt the same way. I now have a lens that costs twice what the camera, but the pictures are amazing!

    I will probably pick up a short range, large app, fixed lens at some point, but for right now, I am thrilled to death with these lens.

    Folks, the "L" series lens are SOOOO worth it. Simply amazing.
     
  4. MrsKitty

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    I've had my XT long enough that I paid over $900 for it and the kit lens. It took me a few years to get up the nerve to drop that kind of cash on a camera. It was one of the smartest things I have ever done.

    One of my cousins asked me Sunday what my camera cost. I asked "when I bought it or now?" :rofl:
     
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    The 24-70mm f/2.8L is a great lens. I love the "reverse zoom" (lens gets shorter when zooming in and longer zooming out) so that the lens hood is more effective.
     
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    Bodies come and go, but good glass stays. :supergrin:

    Congrats!
     
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    I tell Miss Kitty how great the Sigma 24-60 is and then she brags how great her 70-200 is. She buys the Sigma, I buy the 70-200/f4 IS. Somehow I think she cost me way more than I cost her :rofl:. Anyways, I discover how great the L glass really is and today picked up my 24-105/f4L IS from the Post Office. I can't believe I've spent almost $2k on 2 lenses in the past month. Damn L glass is addictive, but it is a good addiction. Certainly truth in the saying that good glass makes the picture.


    Now if I can find a deal on the 17-40L I will be fairly happy. :whistling::whistling:
     
  9. TimP

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    as promised

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  10. TimP

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    Flash Used: Yes (manual, red eye reduction...
    Focal Length: 75.0mm (35mm equivalent: 122m...
    CCD Width: 22.20mm Exposure Time: 0.017 s (1/60)
    Aperture: f/4.0 ISO Equiv.: 200
    Whitebalance: Auto
    Metering Mode: matrix
    Exposure: program (auto)
     
  11. MrsKitty

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    Somebody else around here says I cost him two Lensbabies (the original and a 3G) plus the macro filters for them. :rofl:

    He says he figures we are about even since he convinced me I couldn't live without the 85 Nip suggested I rent. By the way, it paid for itself almost immediately, Nip! :supergrin:
     
  12. MrsKitty

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    When I quit being afraid of M, I made the biggest leap with my work. With any of the auto modes I couldn't control bokeh (sp?) and DOF. I am still not great with it but I can get my subject sharp now. :rofl:
     
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    There is more reason to be afraid of P than of M. :cool:
     
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    You can shoot in AV. That lets you set the aperture and the camera automaticly picks the shutter speed. I rarely shoot in manual. I just pick what is more important shutter speed or aperture and shoot in TV or AV.
     
  15. MrsKitty

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    I hated both Av and Tv from the first. I never even tried P.

    I know. I am weird. :supergrin:
     
  16. Hokie

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    Any particular reason you had some modes?
     
  17. MrsKitty

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    I think I just realized that when I did it all myself, I got what I wanted almost every time.