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Re: Canon DSLR lenses

I tried some Nikon stuff a few years ago & it didn't meet my (way less than mainstream) needs. The biggest thing you will notice between Canon & Nikon is the more diverse selection of higher end (L series) lenses. Both brands have lots of Consumer grade lenses but Nikon really didn't have anything like the L series in specific ranges I rely on.  

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Re: Canon DSLR lenses

Thanks Bob, but not sure I follow completely. I got the 24-105 f4 lens which was about 500 bucks more than the other 24-105 offered, it was F3.5-5.6

 

I did find the 70-200 I think....1100 bucks. Does that sound right?

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The excellent EF 70-200 f/2.8L IS II should be closer to $2300.
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TTMartin wrote:
The excellent EF 70-200 f/2.8L IS II should be closer to $2300.

$1900 at B&H as I type this.

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thirdherd wrote:

Thanks Bob, but not sure I follow completely. I got the 24-105 f4 lens which was about 500 bucks more than the other 24-105 offered, it was F3.5-5.6

 

I did find the 70-200 I think....1100 bucks. Does that sound right?


I'm not familiar with that second version of the 24-105, only with the older and newer versions of the f/4.

 

$1100 is about right for the 70-200 f/4L with IS. The most recent version of the f/2.8L with IS is about $800 more.

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Re: Canon DSLR lenses


thirdherd wrote:

Thanks Bob, but not sure I follow completely. I got the 24-105 f4 lens which was about 500 bucks more than the other 24-105 offered, it was F3.5-5.6

 

I did find the 70-200 I think....1100 bucks. Does that sound right?


It sounds like you have the same lens I that mentioned earlier, the EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM lens.  It is the most common first “L” lens for people to own, and an excellent starter lens with a full frame body.  

 

You really do not need anything else, except for a flash, and a fast prime, IMHO.  I think everyone should have a fast prime in their collection.  Take your pick: 35mm, 50mm, or 85mm.  I would go for a wide angle, so i could shoot indoors without a flash.

If you are looking for a longer lens, then any of the Canon 70-200mm lenses are good.  It is just that the top of the line EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM is truly exceptional.  Another really good lens is the EF 100-400mm f/4.5-4.6L IS II USM.  Either of those lenses works really well with the EF 1.4x III extender on a 6D mark II.

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Re: Canon DSLR lenses

thirdherd,

 

You sound like my kinda guy with that gear!  Smiley Very Happy 

 

But If you have a Nikon F5 why are you using anything else?  It is just a fantastic camera.

A lot less stuff for 2018 but still a lot of Canon stuff. Along with, a lot of other stuff.
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"A good example is the aforementioned Sigma 50mm f/1.4 Art compared to the Canon EF 50mm f/1.2L. The Sigma Art Series get good reviews for image quality, but they are not sealed."

 

Neither is the ef 50mm f1.2L !  Smiley Wink  It is, however, unique and it is fantastic.

A lot less stuff for 2018 but still a lot of Canon stuff. Along with, a lot of other stuff.
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"...you might want to consider the Canon 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II with the 1.4 extender."

 

I would second this as an option. I don't particularly like tel-cons but this works. But the ef 300mm f4L IS is a very nice lens with IS. I have it and I have the Brand-n version.  The Canon is so much better it isn't even a contest.

A lot less stuff for 2018 but still a lot of Canon stuff. Along with, a lot of other stuff.
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" Both brands have lots of Consumer grade lenses but Nikon really didn't have anything like the L series in specific ranges I rely on."

 

It is true Nikon doesn't make as many or, IMHO, lenses in the same class as Canon.  Especially the "L" line.  But Nikon still makes some pretty nice stuff.  Nikon has the 'gold ring' just like Canon's famous 'red ring'.  You have to learn a new set of jargon like ED and AFS to know brand-N.  Just the facts.

 

The two main most lenses the 24-70 f2.8 and 70-200 f2.8 goes to Canon.  No question Canon is better there. And they are what most people want.  I would prefer to buy the Tamron offerings in this range before the Nikon.

 

Another point for Canon for instance there is no Nikon counter part to the ef 400mm f5.6L.  No ef 50mm f1.2L and no ef 85mm f1.2L, etc.  But we already gave the Canon lens line up the unquestioned top spot.  Didn't we?

 

 

 

I know this isn't a lens reason but one very good reason to buy Canon is, Canon is nicer to its customers than Nikon is.  In fact Canon is nicer than Sigma or Tamron.  Don't even think Tokina!

A lot less stuff for 2018 but still a lot of Canon stuff. Along with, a lot of other stuff.
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