Canon 50D 5D

Discussion in 'Canon' started by Gedeon Herschberg, Sep 5, 2008.

  1. Gedeon Herschberg

    Robert Coe Guest

    : >
    : > You've already gotten two responses strongly disparaging the Tamrons, one
    : > explicitly and the other in a blanket denunciation of any non-Canon lens.
    : > But
    : > I can't help noticing that neither responder acknowledged ever having
    : > seen,
    : > much less used, either of those lenses. ;^)
    : FWIW, I have the Tamron 28-75/2.8, and I had been quite happy with it. It
    : has produced some of the sharpest images I've seen from both my 300D and 5D.
    : But that's because I almost always shoot in the 28 to 35mm range of the lens
    : where it really is gloriously sharp. I was fooling around with it (test
    : shots to compare the 5D to 6x7 film) and found that at 50mm and over it's
    : mush. Oops. (It may be out of adjustment; it's old and the extending section
    : doesn't seem very strong when extended.)
    : But I'm planning on moving to all primes, starting this trip. I'm only
    : taking the 24TSE and 50/1.4.

    And which body? If the 5D, then you're planning to wing it with no telephoto
    capability at all??

    Robert Coe, Sep 21, 2008
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  2. I use the 70-300mm on my Nikon D40 quite a lot of the time, and many of
    the pictures are at 300mm (450mm eq.)! And yet - I find the 16mm end of
    the 16-85mm used a lot as well. <G>

    David J Taylor, Sep 22, 2008
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  3. Yes.
    In a perfect world, you could step right up to the lion (or just
    a shy animal) and use your 28mm. In this world, lions sometimes
    get slightly upset and give you the proper papparazzi treatment.

    In a perfect world, there never are any inconvenient
    barriers, walls, fences, etc.

    In a perfect world, you'll also have as much --- or as little ---
    DOF as you wish.

    In this world, many people aren't relaxed when a camera points in
    their direction, and just look plainly bad in their stiff poses
    --- and sometimes stepping back and photographing them when they
    don't have their camera face on, is the answer (and may require
    a telephoto lens).

    Of course, 'get closer' is still a good idea, but not at the
    cost of disturbing these fine fellows:
    (768x768 pixel, Original, 2050x2050 pixel:

    Feel free to guess the lens and aperture used.

    Wolfgang Weisselberg, Sep 22, 2008
  4. Straight faced delivery and all that.

    Wolfgang Weisselberg, Sep 22, 2008
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