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Old 09-18-2008, 03:29 PM   #46
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Oh well. I'm really curious to see what the image quality is like on the 50D. It has more MP than the original 5D, and I get the feeling that it's going to be pretty comparable to the 5DII (taking into account the extra 6MP of resolution). If that's the case, then I know what my next camera will be.
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Old 09-18-2008, 03:33 PM   #47
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the problem with the full frame Canon's is there is no equivalent to the 17-55 2.8 IS. When they get a 24-70L 2.8 with IS, call me.
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There have actually been some rumors floating around about such a beast.

I have the 24-70 f/2.8, and even without IS it's amazing. My most used lens by far. Though I am quite tempted to pick up the 17-55.
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There have actually been some rumors floating around about such a beast.

I have the 24-70 f/2.8, and even without IS it's amazing. My most used lens by far. Though I am quite tempted to pick up the 17-55.
I've got 3 lenses. The 50 1.4, the 70-200 2.8IS and the 17-55, I would ditch the 17-55 and go full frame and add the 24-70 2.8 IS (if they made it) and get the 16-35...and maybe add a 400

As it is, I probably will go with the 10-22 and just buy the 50D (or 60D by the time I get around to getting enought $$)
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Old 09-18-2008, 03:41 PM   #50
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Old 09-18-2008, 03:57 PM   #51
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As it is, I probably will go with the 10-22 and just buy the 50D (or 60D by the time I get around to getting enought $$)
I can highly recommend the 10-22. Probably my second most used lens.
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Old 09-23-2008, 07:17 PM   #52
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A cool video sample from the Canon 5D Mark II:

Without further ado: Reverie Vincent Laforet’s Blog
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Old 09-23-2008, 08:15 PM   #53
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I saw that - really amazing quality, and no doubt a feature that expands the creative capabilities of the camera. I'm not too concerned with video capability, though. I will say that of the sample images I've seen so far from both the 50D and 5DII, their is a pretty obvious difference in the 5DII's favor, especially in high iso. DPReview has a few sample shots taken at ISO 2000 that look like the same levels of noise in my 20D's ISO 400 shots. Which is insane. Shooting any film at ISO2000 would yield gobs of grain everywhere and loss of tons of detail, but the 5DII makes it look stunning. Even at ISO25600 the results, while quite noisy, are impressive.

It's definitely made me reconsider my previous preference for the 50D + lens combo. Not entirely - I'll definitely need to try them out in person first - but that kind of image quality is hard to deny.
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I have to say that the 24-70mm is amazing, don't really get the IS since it's not a heavy lens and it's quite fast, although at low light condition I usually go with the 70-200mm, I also carry around the 16-35mm, 100-400mm, and the 1000mm Macro
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I have to say that the 24-70mm is amazing, don't really get the IS since it's not a heavy lens and it's quite fast, although at low light condition I usually go with the 70-200mm, I also carry around the 16-35mm, 100-400mm, and the 1000mm Macro
You're the first person I've ever heard describe the 24-70 as not a heavy lens. That thing is built like a tank.
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LOL!! come on man I've never heard anyone complain about the 24-70mm weight!! it's not that heavy!
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Well, it's no 70-200 f/2.8 or 400 f/2.8, but it ain't a featherweight either! It weighs more than your camera - come on, admit it: for the focal length, it's a beast!
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with grip and flash they are probably the same...don't know man my 24-70 was my first L lens and for a while my only one so I got used to it quite fast! I used to own that one and a 70-300 which also weighs nothing compared to the rest telephotos, but it's still a great lens!! I still don't get why the need for IS!!
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I've got a question about lenses for the camera gurus here - are Tamron lenses generally considered to be crap or can good ones be had? I like taking landscape style shots and really want to get a wide angle lense but really don't have the money to buy a Canon L series lenses. Specifically, I've come across this lense: Tamron AF 17-50mm F/2.8. It's got some good reviews on amazon, but would like to know what you guys think. Any other suggestions would be appreciated too.
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It depends on the lens. Overall Tamron has the "great price/quality ratio" reputation. My main nit with them is overall build quality - it's not shoddy but feels a little too plasticky for my tastes. There are several lenses that have reputations for outstanding optical quality, though. I know the 17-50 is supposed to be a great value with very good optical quality. I haven't really come across any bad reviews on the photography forums I frequent. Having a constant f/2.8 aperture will come in really handy for low-light photography, too.

Should be a pretty safe bet.
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