New Year New Lenses

Discussion in 'Digital SLR' started by nigel, Jan 31, 2007.

  1. nigel

    nigel Guest

    After much research and questions I finally bought some new lenses:

    I needed a good wide angle, and a macro and it would be good to have
    a medium length lens.

    In the end for the wide angle I bought the Canon EFS 10-22mm F3.5/4.5
    USM which is just excellent even at its widest (see sample image)
    http://www.nigelcampbell.net/index.php?showimage=64

    For the macro and medium length I got the best of both in the Canon
    EF100mm f2.8 Macro USM. I can't say enough good things about this
    lens (see sample image)
    http://www.nigelcampbell.net/index.php?showimage=66

    I looked at sigma, and tamron but in the end I'm glad that I spent
    that little extra on the Canon lenses as the quality really shows.

    If we ever get any decent light here in Norther England I'll get to
    really try them out!

    Nigel
     
    nigel, Jan 31, 2007
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  2. nigel

    Ken Lucke Guest

    I have this lens - love it. You will find some CA at the widest focal
    lengths (~10-12mm), especially with partial or semi-backlit
    subjects/scenes, so be aware of that.

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    You need only reflect that one of the best ways to get yourself a
    reputation as a dangerous citizen these days is to go about repeating
    the very phrases which our founding fathers used in the struggle for
    independence.
    -- Charles A. Beard
     
    Ken Lucke, Jan 31, 2007
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    Pete D Guest

    And we care because???? The lenses you bought may well be great but unless
    you also have the Tamron and Sigma lenses you talk about you should not
    denigrate those lnses like you have because you have not tested them using
    the same conditions as the Canon lens. WHat you should have said is that the
    lenses you decided to buy are very good and you like them and that they cost
    more than the ones you did not buy any more will simply be conjecture and
    guessing on your part because the data that I have seen shows the Sigma 70mm
    macro to be at least the equal of just about any macro lens on the planet.
     
    Pete D, Jan 31, 2007
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  4. nigel

    DAVE PRICE Guest

    Very well said. I had the Sigma 18-125 for Christmas and very pleased
    with it (please see http://djmp.co.uk/slr 1/prague.htm ) without trying
    other lens I can not comment if it is better or not. I just know that I am
    happy with it

    DAVE
    Bristol Uk
     
    DAVE PRICE, Jan 31, 2007
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  5. nigel

    Pete D Guest

    Apparently it is a pretty nice lens for the price, sorry you are paying UK
    prices though, they suck big time.
     
    Pete D, Jan 31, 2007
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  6. Thanks to the internet it's far easier to buy brand new glass online from
    outside the UK, as UK prices are a joke to be honest. OK you don't get a
    "UK warranty" but I have not yet needed a lens warranty repair.
     
    Adrian Boliston, Jan 31, 2007
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  7. nigel

    Pete D Guest

    Prices here in Australia are not to bad but availability is the killer, I
    have bought through B&H and Cameta and only have good things to say about
    them, Cameta sent the wrong lens once and paid the cost of sending it back
    no problems.
     
    Pete D, Feb 1, 2007
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    Matt Clara Guest

    Matt Clara, Feb 1, 2007
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    Paul Furman Guest

    Oh man, I've got an online buddy in South Africa... well nearby... and
    the prices are 3x what I'd pay at B&H.
     
    Paul Furman, Feb 5, 2007
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  10. nigel

    Paul Furman Guest

    Congrats, nice stuff!
    I really like the wide angle shot, wow, what fun.
     
    Paul Furman, Feb 5, 2007
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