Old 10-16-2009, 09:21 AM   #26
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The EF 35 F 2 is a NICE and sharp lens if someone needs a 50mm like lens. Its old lens design and can be had cheep.
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Old 10-16-2009, 09:25 AM   #27
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Chase, if you can be patient and save your money for the 24-105, I promise you won't be disappointed.
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Old 10-16-2009, 07:03 PM   #28
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Chase, if you can be patient and save your money for the 24-105, I promise you won't be disappointed.
Yep, what I plan on doing. I just hope the price doesn't increase anymore.

Out of curiosity, what type of lens setup do you have, Jim?

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Old 10-16-2009, 11:17 PM   #29
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17-40
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100-400
50 1.4
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Old 10-16-2009, 11:32 PM   #30
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I'd say Jim has it well covered.
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Old 10-16-2009, 11:39 PM   #31
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One lens a year...patience! I started with the 50, and then the 17-40. Was another year before I had the long lens. Boy, was that frustrating!
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One lens a year...patience! I started with the 50, and then the 17-40. Was another year before I had the long lens. Boy, was that frustrating!
I went for my extremes first. Thus I have:

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That gap between 40 and 70 is a pain at times, but the L glass is so nice I don't complain.

I got the 17-40 a year ago and the 70-200 6 months ago.

Very happy.

Eyeing the 24-105 and 100-400 now!

BTW Jim, I'm using 200 as my low ISO. I see no difference with 100. I use 100 only now when doing 13th sec pan shots. Usually with an ND filter.
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Old 10-17-2009, 12:15 AM   #33
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I built up over time.

Starting (back in film days)
28-105 /3.5-4.5
50 /1.8
later 70-300 III

later went DSLR (after a stop in digicams for a while, DSLRs were expensive!)
- got the 35 /2 for indoor/kids
- realized I needed wide, dumped the 28-105 in favor of Sigma 17-70
- upgraded 70-300 to 70-200 /4L
- wanted better, so dumped the Sigma and the 35 for the 17-55 IS, not too much an incremental hit given I was selling 2 lenses
- later splurged on the 10-22
- later found a nice used 55-250, and decided to keep it even having the 70-200 because it is compact for travel and casual hiking and such

that may not be the exact sequence but you get the general idea, do what one can when one can. This was over a period of a number of years. BTW, all used except for the Sigma.
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BTW Jim, I'm using 200 as my low ISO. I see no difference with 100. I use 100 only now when doing 13th sec pan shots. Usually with an ND filter.
I've been using it more often as well, but mostly because of the CP filter.
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Nice setup, Jim. I've heard the 10-22, 24-105, and the 100-400 make for a nice setup. I've got the 10-22. I've just got the 24-105 and the 100-400 left.

I need a new hobby. One that doesn't take all of my money.

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Old 10-17-2009, 12:41 AM   #36
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I can't use the 10-22. :-/
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I can't use the 10-22. :-/
Why is that? I noticed when purchasing the 10-22 it said that it was only compatible with 000D and 00D cameras.

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Old 10-17-2009, 12:55 AM   #38
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I've been using it more often as well, but mostly because of the CP filter.
Got it.
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24-105 is awesome. I've been using mine for just over a year and I've got more shots on it than any of my other, more expensive lenses.
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Why is that? I noticed when purchasing the 10-22 it said that it was only compatible with 000D and 00D cameras.

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The 5D doesn't accept EF-S lenses.
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