Picking the proper lens for your 5D

Discussion in 'Digital SLR' started by Rita Ä Berkowitz, Nov 16, 2006.

  1. Rita Ä Berkowitz, Nov 16, 2006
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  2. Same thing posted in rec.photo.

    Either x-post or limit to one photo group, please. I know your pal Mark
    squared will object.
    John McWilliams, Nov 17, 2006
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  3. Rita Ä Berkowitz

    Mark² Guest

    I object!
    Mark², Nov 17, 2006
  4. <guffaw!>

    Well, that's a better arrangement than the Nikon lens you duct-taped to that
    Kodak, anyway.

    Still a waste of great glass. ("Canon"? Don't they make printers, or
    faucets, or something?)

    Neil Harrington, Nov 17, 2006
  5. Isn't it nice of Canon to be compatible with Nikon's lenses?

    Wolfgang Weisselberg, Nov 17, 2006
  6. Pentax seems to specialize in optics and imaging. Mind you most of their
    cameras are endoscopes and endoscopes (ow ow OW!)
    Not Disclosed, Nov 17, 2006
  7. The Kodak feels better in the hand.
    True, but the only interest is the FF sensor not the shit that surrounds it.

    Rita Ä Berkowitz, Nov 17, 2006
  8. It definitely was a great strategy since Canon wasn't able to produce
    acceptable glass. They did screw me by not making all my FD lenses mount.
    I had to sell them in disgust.

    Rita Ä Berkowitz, Nov 17, 2006
  9. Sheets and towels!

    john mcwilliams

    In fact, I'm a word nerd. I get a kick out of tossing a few odd ones
    into my column, just to see if the pervicacious editors will weed them out.
    --Michael Hawley
    John McWilliams, Nov 17, 2006
  10. Rita Ä Berkowitz

    Skip Guest

    You didn't "have" to sell them in disgust, you chose to sell them in
    Canon does, or did, produce a lens actually in the same league, if not a tad
    superior to the lens you are using, the 200mm f1.8L USM. (Photoszone grades
    the Canon at 4.6, the Nikkor at 4.1...
    Skip, Nov 18, 2006
  11. Sheets and towels!

    john mcwilliams


    That's it, sheets and towels! And now cameras too? Dang.

    Neil Harrington, Nov 18, 2006
  12. All such lens tests are suspect. Anyway, Canon doesn't make an eBay-approved

    Neil Harrington, Nov 18, 2006
  13. LOL!

    Rita Ä Berkowitz, Nov 18, 2006
  14. First you say the MP-E is very good, next you say Canon isn't
    able to produce acceptable glass. Hmmm.

    Poor you, I really held a gun to your head, didn't I?
    If they don't tell what I want, sure, they must be suspect.
    Can't have any odd test tell me I was wrong. But if they
    show what I want them to say ... well, then the test is
    obviously valid! Right, Neil?
    I wonder if all the great photographers used an 'eBay-approved'
    camera. Probably not. Anyway, Nikon doesn't make a 'me-approved'
    lens, and nobody gives a rat's behind, either, so there!

    Wolfgang Weisselberg, Nov 19, 2006
  15. I am not the first one to point out that camera lenses are made to take
    photographs, not run lens tests. I'm not saying that such tests have no
    value, only that they are not the be-all and end-all of evaluating lens

    All the great eBay photographers do. But don't take my word for it; ask

    Neil Harrington, Nov 19, 2006
  16. True. However, they are not completely without meaning.
    What in the name of the Goddess is an "eBay photographer"?
    And is Rita one of them?

    Wolfgang Weisselberg, Nov 21, 2006
  17. <chuckle>

    Yes, Rita is one of them. The "eBay-approved camera" is sort of an inside
    joke with Rita, who uses a Nikon D2x and insists it is "the only
    eBay-approved camera."

    Neil Harrington, Nov 21, 2006

  18. There are a lot of inside jokes with Rita, starting with the fact that
    "she's" a he.

    One of the more both prolific and amusing posters here, he can be
    alternately insightful and trolling by making truth-impaired statements
    with outward authority. Hard to get him to foam, but it's happened.
    John McWilliams, Nov 21, 2006
  19. And like you would recommend anything less to take pictures of your Beanie

    Rita Ä Berkowitz, Nov 21, 2006
  20. If she's a he, he sure looks good in a bikini.

    Neil Harrington, Nov 22, 2006
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