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Title: the lens thread
Post by: dean on June 16, 2009, 10:55:00 AM
since nawala yung dating lens thread... let's make a new one na lang...

si fafa heishi, nakabili na ng 50mm and 55-250 niya ;)
Title: Re: the lens thread
Post by: Heishiro on June 16, 2009, 07:46:51 PM
yung budget para sa 24-105L naging laptop eh!

(http://i275.photobucket.com/albums/jj298/heishiro_PPC/th_lappy2.jpg) (http://s275.photobucket.com/albums/jj298/heishiro_PPC/?action=view&current=lappy2.jpg)

ipon nalang ulit.. still i want 24-105!
Title: Re: the lens thread
Post by: AJ on June 16, 2009, 08:40:19 PM
install nyo my camera gear sa facebook.
here's mine

(http://img95.imageshack.us/img95/605/picture4i.jpg)
Title: Re: the lens thread
Post by: slide on June 16, 2009, 09:59:45 PM
heishi

skip mo na yung 24-105.  24-70 f/2.8 L at 70-200 f/4 L IS na agad. hahaha!

seriously:  as per your sig, meron ka nang decent focal length range.  level up muna ng skillz bago ng gear
Title: Re: the lens thread
Post by: suavegabe on June 16, 2009, 10:43:28 PM
yung budget para sa 24-105L naging laptop eh!

(http://i275.photobucket.com/albums/jj298/heishiro_PPC/th_lappy2.jpg) (http://s275.photobucket.com/albums/jj298/heishiro_PPC/?action=view&current=lappy2.jpg)

ipon nalang ulit.. still i want 24-105!


lol! pareho tayo! was supposed to buy a nikkor 17-55 but ended up buying laptop as well!
Title: Re: the lens thread
Post by: Udongski on June 16, 2009, 11:02:52 PM
Just got my 55-250 yesterday.  Will test it out this weekend in coron.  :happy:
Title: Re: the lens thread
Post by: Heishiro on June 16, 2009, 11:36:31 PM
@slide, yup! ok nako sa range ng setup ko. kakatuwa paglaruan ang 50mm 1.8 hehe! more practice!

@suavegabe, nataon lang natepok lcd nung isang lappy, plan ko pa din pagawa then bigay ko sa nanay ko

@Udongski, nice! price and IQ wala talagang talo sa lens na yan. shot lang ng shot!!! woooot!


my plan kasi is to get 24-105 L and dream for 100-400f4 L IS mas mura kesa 70-200 2.8L IS
and doubled the boso! weeee!!!! sarap mangarap! kekeke
Title: Re: the lens thread
Post by: dean on June 16, 2009, 11:52:31 PM
24-105 + 100-400 naisip ko rin yun hehe!  but i'm more inclined to getting a 70-200 f/4 IS next kase mas mura and mas magaan kaysa sa 100-400 ^__^
Title: Re: the lens thread
Post by: slide on June 17, 2009, 05:43:18 AM
my plan kasi is to get 24-105 L and dream for 100-400f4 L IS mas mura kesa 70-200 2.8L IS
and doubled the boso! weeee!!!! sarap mangarap! kekeke

kung boso ang habol mo eto na lang kunin mo:

(http://www.juzaphoto.com/shared_files/articles/sigma_200-500/009477.jpg) (http://www.juzaphoto.com/eng/articles/sigma_200-500_2_8_ex_dg_review_test_samples_raw.htm)
Title: Re: the lens thread
Post by: alikishi on June 17, 2009, 07:32:21 AM
AJ, here's what I have...

(http://img188.imageshack.us/img188/5826/picture1xcy.png)
Title: Re: the lens thread
Post by: jorussic on June 17, 2009, 10:26:59 AM
ako ayaw ko i-post dito camera gear ko. nakakahiya.
Title: Re: the lens thread
Post by: r8dhex on June 17, 2009, 01:48:30 PM
^ you don't support the SigMonster... the SigMonster supports you!
Title: Re: the lens thread
Post by: r8dhex on June 17, 2009, 01:56:10 PM
The pancake Oly 17mm f/2.8 and the Panasonic 20mm f/1.7 look really, really nice. Both would go well with the newly announced Oly E-P1 or the Panasonic GH1 ...

The olympus E-P1 "Digital Pen" + 17mm 2.8:
(http://a.img-dpreview.com/news/0906/Olympus/EP1/main2.jpg)

Panasonic G1 + 20mm 1.7 prototype?
(http://www.digitalcamera.jp/html/HotNews/image/2008-09/12/20mmF17-L.jpg)

The 20mm would be a 40mm-equiv. normal lens, the 17mm will be a 34mm-equiv. medium-wide.

Title: Re: the lens thread
Post by: slide on June 17, 2009, 02:34:22 PM
gwapo nung oly!  may local srp na?

EDIT:
US srp at 899usd.  ouch.
Title: Re: the lens thread
Post by: r8dhex on June 17, 2009, 06:35:37 PM
Imagine if you had a 4/3rd mount version of the sigmonster, and the Oly e-p1...
Title: Re: the lens thread
Post by: dean on June 17, 2009, 09:37:34 PM
wow ganda nung oly!
Title: Re: the lens thread
Post by: icebuko on June 18, 2009, 11:26:23 AM
Nice Oly, pantapat ba sa lx3 yan?
Title: Re: the lens thread
Post by: slide on June 21, 2009, 10:23:02 AM
Imagine if you had a 4/3rd mount version of the sigmonster, and the Oly e-p1...


parang camera na nilalamon ng lente!
Title: Re: the lens thread
Post by: alikishi on June 21, 2009, 10:56:04 AM
or...

lente na tinubuan ng camera :))
Title: Re: the lens thread
Post by: dom_08 on June 21, 2009, 09:26:08 PM
or...

lente na tinubuan ng camera :))

or...
mahal na lens cap
Title: Re: the lens thread
Post by: dean on June 21, 2009, 11:57:11 PM
eto rin lalaban
(http://media.the-digital-picture.com/Images/Other/Canon-EF-1200mm-f-5.6-L-USM-Lens/Canon-EF-800mm-and-1200mm-Lens.jpg)
Canon EF 1200mm f/5.6L and EF 800mm f/5.6L
Title: Re: the lens thread
Post by: dean on June 23, 2009, 08:34:55 AM
para sa mga nagde-decide sa 24-70 f/2.8L USM vs 24-105 f/4L IS USM
review by luminous landscape
http://www.luminous-landscape.com/reviews/lenses/28-105.shtml

Quote
For all intents and purposes, both these are superb lenses and there is very little difference in their practical resolution.


At 24 mm the 24-105 mm lens is definitely better at the edges at f4 and f5.6. This finding is slightly surprising to me as f4 is the maximum aperture for the 24-105 mm lens, whereas the 24-70 mm is stopped down by one stop. By f8 the lenses are hard to tell apart. They are equally good at the centre.



At 35 mm the lenses are practically identical and I’d only give a very slight edge to the new lens, and only at f4. The difference is more one of contrast than resolution, to my eyes. The 24 -70 mm seems to have just a teeny bit of flare around small details.


At 50 mm the same applies; a tad better contrast from the new lens but otherwise it’s hard to discern any difference.


At 70 mm I can’t tell any difference between the two lenses.
In addition to eye-balling the screen with the pictures at 100%, I made a couple of 16 by 20 inch prints at the highest resolution my Epson 4000 can muster. I cannot see any difference in the results. From the point of view of a practical, working photographer, as opposed to an optical physicist working on a sophisticated bench, these lenses are essentially identical in their resolution.


If there has to be a winner here, it’s the 24-105 mm lens on account of higher contrast. The baffle mentioned above appears quite effective. I also feel that f4 is a very practical aperture for this lens, even though it’s then wide open.

(http://www.luminous-landscape.com/images36/24-105.jpg)
Canon 24-105mm f/4L IS
(http://www.luminous-landscape.com/images36/24-70.jpg)
Canon 24-70mm f/2.8L
Title: Re: the lens thread
Post by: slide on June 23, 2009, 02:56:33 PM
or...

lente na tinubuan ng camera :))



or...
mahal na lens cap

ROFLMAO
Title: Re: the lens thread
Post by: giMhik on June 30, 2009, 11:30:12 AM
It's like a royal family portrait -

(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3088/2402197598_231e1b57df.jpg)
Title: Re: the lens thread
Post by: alikishi on June 30, 2009, 02:42:55 PM
It's like a royal family portrait -

(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3088/2402197598_231e1b57df.jpg)

and it was shot using a Nikon D300 :))

anyway, when choosing between the two lenses 24-70 and 24-105, you have to ask yourself "where will you use the lens?"

In my case, it was really a no brainer because I needed the 2.8 aperture for indoor sports.

The second concern is the weight.  How much do you think can you handle heavy lenses (the 24-70 is one heavy lens)?

The third concern is usually the type of shots you usually take because the 24-105mm has a slight edge in the telephoto side.  But nothing that the feet cannot answer
Title: Re: the lens thread
Post by: giMhik on June 30, 2009, 04:21:34 PM
^^ I'm going for 24-105 as a hobbyist. Bring it anywhere lens. But I'm for 24-70 if and only if portrait photography is my profession. And yes, it's darn heavy.
Title: Re: the lens thread
Post by: Heishiro on June 30, 2009, 05:16:21 PM
yup me too, ill go for 24-105 ^__^
Title: Re: the lens thread
Post by: athlonFan on June 30, 2009, 06:07:20 PM
going for the 24-105 will keep you thinking... "what will a 24-70 2.8 can do?" hehehe

in any case, bitin saakin ung 24mm for a crop body.
Title: Re: the lens thread
Post by: dean on June 30, 2009, 09:21:55 PM
kaya dapat may EF-S 10-22 na kasama yung 24-105 ;)
Title: Re: the lens thread
Post by: Udongski on July 01, 2009, 03:19:04 AM
Meron bang store/shop dito sa pinas na nagpaparent ng lens?
Title: Re: the lens thread
Post by: slide on July 01, 2009, 05:44:39 AM
^^ I'm going for 24-105 as a hobbyist. Bring it anywhere lens. But I'm for 24-70 if and only if portrait photography is my profession. And yes, it's darn heavy.

24-70 is not exactly a portrait lens, it's more of a "wedding" lens.  you'll be wanting a longer lens for portraits, otherwise you'll be often at the long end of the lens.  24-105 would be better for that; easier to hide distracting backgrounds and less funky distortions that you get from a wider lens.  in a studio where you can control everything, primes still rock.
Title: Re: the lens thread
Post by: barurutor on July 01, 2009, 08:22:46 AM
Quote
Meron bang store/shop dito sa pinas na nagpaparent ng lens?

canon: http://cameracart.multiply.com/
nikon: http://lightrentalsph.multiply.com/
Title: Re: the lens thread
Post by: Heishiro on July 01, 2009, 08:35:11 AM
going for the 24-105 will keep you thinking... "what will a 24-70 2.8 can do?" hehehe

in any case, bitin saakin ung 24mm for a crop body.

hehe uu nga, to think na f/4 ang 24-105. pagdating sa indoor and low light makikita ang powah ng f/2.8
Title: Re: the lens thread
Post by: Udongski on July 01, 2009, 08:51:22 AM
ey, thanks for the link.
Title: Re: the lens thread
Post by: r8dhex on July 01, 2009, 01:25:08 PM
Para sakin mas ok p rin 24-105, mas versatile. Ung 1 stop diff nya s pwede mabawi using hi iso, or kung static subject lamang k n ng 2 stops Tv dahil sa IS. Kung dof naman paguusapan, hindi lang naman aperture ang factor, focal length and subject distance can be adjusted for optimum dof. The dof at f/4@105mm and f/2.8@70mm is almost the same.

Of course not every photog is like me, that's why canon makes both.
Title: Re: the lens thread
Post by: icebuko on July 01, 2009, 02:13:45 PM
Ok na combo nga yung 10-22 plus 24-105. Or sa uwa yung 11-16 2.8 ng tokina para pwede din sa low light.
Title: Re: the lens thread
Post by: alikishi on July 01, 2009, 04:08:18 PM
kaya nga in the end, the choice is really in the shooting style.  In my case, lowering the shutter speed is a big no-no.  Increasing ISO in a situation where an F/2.8 and ISO 1600 is needed as a minimum wlll also be a problem
Title: Re: the lens thread
Post by: athlonFan on July 03, 2009, 12:40:38 AM
kaya nga in the end, the choice is really in the shooting style.  In my case, lowering the shutter speed is a big no-no.  Increasing ISO in a situation where an F/2.8 and ISO 1600 is needed as a minimum wlll also be a problem

True. That's why I got the 17-55, doesn't have the red ring but sure gives me the IQ I love!
Title: Re: the lens thread
Post by: escaflowne on July 03, 2009, 06:59:51 AM
Guys good buy na kaya yung used Canon EF-S 60mm f/2.8 for $300?

Lens sya ng officemate ko, magpi-Pentax na daw sya.
Title: Re: the lens thread
Post by: giMhik on July 03, 2009, 07:58:20 AM
EF-S 60mm F/2.8 here is about Php18k brand new.
Title: Re: the lens thread
Post by: r8dhex on July 06, 2009, 03:58:19 PM
or...

lente na tinubuan ng camera :))

or...
mahal na lens cap

ROFLMAO


Nakaka-aliw paglaruan 'tong "Lens-matching simulation"

http://www.four-thirds.org/en/products/matching/index.html (http://www.four-thirds.org/en/products/matching/index.html)

Try the Sigma 300-800 + the E-P1


Title: Re: the lens thread
Post by: dean on July 07, 2009, 08:49:36 PM
canon f/4 vs f/2.8 lenses
http://cpn.canon-europe.com/content/technical/f28_v_f4_lenses.do
Title: Re: the lens thread
Post by: icebuko on July 07, 2009, 11:20:15 PM
nice read!
Title: Re: the lens thread
Post by: slide on July 14, 2009, 01:26:20 PM
http://nikonrumors.com/2009/07/13/are-those-the-new-new-nikon-lenses.aspx

the post itself opens interesting speculations,  but the discussion is particularly funny.

Quote
And it would be expensive too. Any lens with “Jesus Glass” would cost 30 pieces of Silver.

i want a lens with one of those divine glasses.

:silly:
Title: Re: the lens thread
Post by: newcastle_29 on July 24, 2009, 01:53:53 AM
im planning to buy this lens mga a few months from now.. ok ba ito na klase? im going to mount it on D40X lang

Nikon 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6G ED IF AF-S VR Zoom Nikkor Lens
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/411y9tgaoXL._SL500_AA280_.jpg)
Title: Re: the lens thread
Post by: alikishi on July 24, 2009, 07:31:53 AM
for general street photography, pwede na yan.  indoor photography will sometimes require a flash though.
Title: Re: the lens thread
Post by: r8dhex on July 28, 2009, 02:05:17 PM
Any place I can borrow/rent a EF 70-200 2.8 IS, for 1 night?
Title: Re: the lens thread
Post by: slide on July 28, 2009, 08:41:13 PM
Any place I can borrow/rent a EF 70-200 2.8 IS, for 1 night?

http://lightrentalsph.com/

pero panay nikon sila.  rent a body, too?
Title: Re: the lens thread
Post by: barurutor on July 28, 2009, 10:47:17 PM
canon lens rentals

cameracart.multiply.com
Title: Re: the lens thread
Post by: r8dhex on July 29, 2009, 09:52:39 AM
Any place I can borrow/rent a EF 70-200 2.8 IS, for 1 night?

http://lightrentalsph.com/

pero panay nikon sila.  rent a body, too?

Hindi na nga ako maka-afford bumili ng 70-200, gagastos pa ako para magrent ng extra body/flash :) Gusto ko sana lens lang para magamit ko yung existing canon body/flash ko...


@barurutor: walang 70-200 2.8 sa cameracart :(
Title: Re: the lens thread
Post by: r8dhex on August 04, 2009, 03:41:13 PM
Well, in the end, I rented a Nikon 80-200 2.8, and borrowed my brother's D200+SB600. Wasn't able to use my Canon
Title: Re: the lens thread
Post by: Heishiro on August 06, 2009, 12:54:40 AM
gusto ko palitan yung kitlens ko... minsan parang ang cheap tignan ng dslr pag kitlens ang naka salpak.. keke
gusto ko kahit 17-85 IS USM. meeeeyaaaaw...... meeeeyaaawww....
Title: Re: the lens thread
Post by: giMhik on August 06, 2009, 07:42:42 AM
^^ You may also consider 17-40 F4L.  Cheaper but it won't make you look cheap.
Title: Re: the lens thread
Post by: icebuko on August 06, 2009, 09:49:01 AM
Or a tamron 17-55mm 2.8 =D
Title: Re: the lens thread
Post by: jorussic on August 06, 2009, 10:45:55 AM
@heishi,
bigay mo na lang sa akin kit lens. hehe.
Title: Re: the lens thread
Post by: nmeuvdast8 on August 06, 2009, 12:19:36 PM
gusto ko palitan yung kitlens ko... minsan parang ang cheap tignan ng dslr pag kitlens ang naka salpak.. keke
gusto ko kahit 17-85 IS USM. meeeeyaaaaw...... meeeeyaaawww....
sa TPC may nagbebenta for 10k!
Title: Re: the lens thread
Post by: Heishiro on August 06, 2009, 01:09:33 PM
thanks for the suggestions, tamron 17-50 is around $300-350 here im not sure about the 17-40
1st thing to consider is the anti-shake feature, i honestly need it.. the 17-85 is the at the same price
range as tamron 17-50, therefore i need to choose between IQ or IS+range...
can i have all those features in just $300 range? kekeke!
Title: Re: the lens thread
Post by: AJ on August 06, 2009, 02:32:12 PM
upgrade ka na ng lens? wannabe ka kasi. lolz
Title: Re: the lens thread
Post by: Seele01 on August 06, 2009, 02:36:35 PM
I recently upgraded to Tamron 17-50 and sulit cya for its price.
No IS but I never missed it after upgrading from IS kitlens.
Title: Re: the lens thread
Post by: slide on August 06, 2009, 03:06:12 PM
thanks for the suggestions, tamron 17-50 is around $300-350 here im not sure about the 17-40
1st thing to consider is the anti-shake feature, i honestly need it.. the 17-85 is the at the same price
range as tamron 17-50, therefore i need to choose between IQ or IS+range...
can i have all those features in just $300 range? kekeke!

camera shake at 50mm?  baka kailangan mo munang tumigil sa mga hand-intensive activities.  tulad ng pagtanggap ng labada.
Title: Re: the lens thread
Post by: AJ on August 06, 2009, 03:12:23 PM
I recently upgraded to Tamron 17-50 and sulit cya for its price.
No IS but I never missed it after upgrading from IS kitlens.


true. i actually sold all my lens except for the tamron 17-50.
Title: Re: the lens thread
Post by: ^_^japol on August 06, 2009, 04:03:09 PM
Just ordered a Tammy from tpc earlier today.

Hopefully its a good copy. :p

Title: Re: the lens thread
Post by: barurutor on August 06, 2009, 06:17:03 PM
thanks for the suggestions, tamron 17-50 is around $300-350 here im not sure about the 17-40
1st thing to consider is the anti-shake feature, i honestly need it.. the 17-85 is the at the same price
range as tamron 17-50, therefore i need to choose between IQ or IS+range...
can i have all those features in just $300 range? kekeke!

camera shake at 50mm?  baka kailangan mo munang tumigil sa mga hand-intensive activities.  tulad ng pagtanggap ng labada.

I LOL'd. 

Baka naman slower than 1/30 yung shutter speed at 50mm...
Title: Re: the lens thread
Post by: athlonFan on August 06, 2009, 06:47:04 PM
gusto ko palitan yung kitlens ko... minsan parang ang cheap tignan ng dslr pag kitlens ang naka salpak.. keke
gusto ko kahit 17-85 IS USM. meeeeyaaaaw...... meeeeyaaawww....

mukhang cheap? hindi naman pamporma cam eh! anyways, kung gusto mo ng looks, 17-85 still looks cheap, kahit tammy 17-50 2.8 looks cheap.

Pero kahit cheap look ang tammy 17-50, the IQ you get is waaaaaaaay better than the kit lens.
Title: Re: the lens thread
Post by: Heishiro on August 06, 2009, 08:44:17 PM
camera shake at 50mm?  baka kailangan mo munang tumigil sa mga hand-intensive activities.  tulad ng pagtanggap ng labada.

paano pako makakabili ng lens kung titigil ako sa pagtangap ng labada at plantsa tuwing weekend...
Title: Re: the lens thread
Post by: Heishiro on August 06, 2009, 08:53:24 PM
I LOL'd. 

Baka naman slower than 1/30 yung shutter speed at 50mm...

yup! thats the prob kapag hindi maganda ang light source, syempre mas mabagal ang SP
thou pwede pang tapatan ng high ISO kaso medyo wala na ang sharpness. minsan kasi may
pagkakataon na alanganin gumamit ng flash depende sa subject.  pero kung palaging OK
ang source of light specially shooting outside, park, garden etc no need for IS/OS
Title: Re: the lens thread
Post by: ^_^japol on August 06, 2009, 11:01:38 PM
Got my tammy, I dunno why malas ata ako sa tamron, I first copy I got , after 30mins of testing it , the thing just "died" lol, the aperture ring locked so the viewfinder was dark. Luckily, the seller had another copy so I replaced it.

So far its pretty much what the reviews say, "ok" at F2.8, "very good" at F4.0.

Title: Re: the lens thread
Post by: Heishiro on August 06, 2009, 11:06:05 PM
^sample pics naman papi japz! and konting reviews na din ^__^
Title: Re: the lens thread
Post by: ^_^japol on August 06, 2009, 11:21:31 PM
heheh mga japeks shots ito eh, anyway my initial impression are pretty much what the reviews say, very good IQ, specially +F4 onwards. I would think this would be a very good indoor lens for wedding receptions etc.

Feels/looks/ tiny / cheap / but thats probably because of the other red rings i use.

Just make sure you get a good copy lol.

Post nalang ako pics later.
Title: Re: the lens thread
Post by: ^_^japol on August 07, 2009, 08:04:18 PM
here are some samples.

(http://images.polespino.multiply.com/image/2/photos/48/500x500/3/IMG-5007.jpg?et=8jV1v%2Bq7mR%2C5UQfWo%2CovOQ&nmid=273376419)

(http://images.polespino.multiply.com/image/2/photos/48/500x500/4/IMG-5024.jpg?et=BaykUAC6l899FvAqTy6SUQ&nmid=273376419)

(http://images.polespino.multiply.com/image/2/photos/48/500x500/1/IMG-4829.jpg?et=V5%2BF9pzl%2BeHIK13fgtv0pA&nmid=273376419)

http://polespino.multiply.com/photos/album/48#
Title: Re: the lens thread
Post by: AJ on August 07, 2009, 09:33:18 PM
yown!

ganda sa F4.0 ano japol! pero ako, sanay na sa f2.8. hehe
Title: Re: the lens thread
Post by: ^_^japol on August 07, 2009, 09:44:58 PM
Yep! ok rin naman sa F2.8, basta sakto yung focus. Practice pa with the viewfinder rather than the beep hehe.

Title: Re: the lens thread
Post by: Heishiro on August 08, 2009, 08:04:37 PM
nice! ang ganda nga ng IQ! nice buy! congratz!
Title: Re: the lens thread
Post by: Crisp on August 12, 2009, 09:11:16 AM
O.T. pupunta kami ni Mrs. sa Singapore on Oct 29 to Nov 3 for a holiday. Maybe take some pix. Sino kaya aka-EB doon?
mas mainam kung may pentaxian para maki-gamit ng lens. sure naman na hindi sila makikigamit ng K100D
Title: Re: the lens thread
Post by: AJ on August 12, 2009, 08:29:45 PM
present! kaso canon-er ako. :P
Title: Re: the lens thread
Post by: barurutor on August 12, 2009, 09:53:25 PM
I *should* be there as well pero Nikonian ako :P
Title: Re: the lens thread
Post by: Crisp on August 13, 2009, 11:48:09 AM
continuing O.T. I probably should open a thread in the lounge, and I will... about how to maximize this trip.
lots of questions.

and yes, I hope we can EB with you, AJ and Eric. Hopefully others, too.

http://forum.pinoypc.net/index.php?topic=51445.new#new (http://forum.pinoypc.net/index.php?topic=51445.new#new)
Title: Re: the lens thread
Post by: Heishiro on September 01, 2009, 10:49:07 PM
Canon launches 15-85mm and 18-135mm EF-S lenses
http://www.dpreview.com/news/0909/09090103canon15mm28mm18mm135mm.asp

Tamron launches stabilized 17-50mm F2.8 zoom
http://www.dpreview.com/news/0909/09090107tamron17mm50mm.asp

nice lenses! dapat ng makapagipon para sa pasko may regalo ako sa sarili ko ^__^
Title: Re: the lens thread
Post by: Udongski on September 01, 2009, 11:04:16 PM
what's a good lense to use for the singapore f1 night race? Was planning on renting a telezoom lense or will a 55-250mm f3.5-5.6 suffice?
Title: Re: the lens thread
Post by: Heishiro on September 01, 2009, 11:11:56 PM
what's a good lense to use for the singapore f1 night race? Was planning on renting a telezoom lense or will a 55-250mm f3.5-5.6 suffice?

NO! toooooo......slow at low light. specially at night.

thou you can still make it work by keeping your ISO @ 800 or more
Title: Re: the lens thread
Post by: alikishi on September 01, 2009, 11:48:17 PM
what's a good lense to use for the singapore f1 night race? Was planning on renting a telezoom lense or will a 55-250mm f3.5-5.6 suffice?

I don't think ISO 800 will suffice for that.  5.6 na nga ang aperture at the tele end, gabi pa yung setting.  I don't even think ISO 1600 with 2.8 is enough
NO! toooooo......slow at low light. specially at night.

thou you can still make it work by keeping your ISO @ 800 or more
Title: Re: the lens thread
Post by: Udongski on September 02, 2009, 12:21:41 AM
madilim pa din ba even with floodlights lighting up the track?
Title: Re: the lens thread
Post by: r8dhex on September 02, 2009, 09:33:21 AM
if you had a 200mm f/2.0... you can get away with ISO400 - 800 @1/500s, but 300mm @ f/5.6 is doable if you can push the ISO up, and you're willing to accept noise.

what I do when I'm trying to get and idea of lighting conditions on some event, I search on flickr and look at the EXIF data.

for example, searching for "singapore f1 night" i came across this pic. (not mine)

http://www.flickr.com/photos/sabinpavithran/2983833937/ (http://www.flickr.com/photos/sabinpavithran/2983833937/)

300mm @ f/6.3 | 1/400 | ISO3200



Title: Re: the lens thread
Post by: Udongski on September 02, 2009, 09:42:43 AM
thanks for the link. well I got a couple of nights to practice till the actual race.  Hope I can get a good spot around the walkabout.
Title: Re: the lens thread
Post by: dean on September 02, 2009, 11:34:23 AM
don't rely on the AF of the 55-250 if you're gonna be shooting F1.  better pre-focus your shots in MF mode and just have your finger ready on the shutter.
Title: Re: the lens thread
Post by: barurutor on September 02, 2009, 09:37:44 PM
bring a monopod or tripod too.  gabi rin ba yung qualifiers?
Title: Re: the lens thread
Post by: beni on September 02, 2009, 10:30:46 PM
From r8dhex's link, I read that you'll be shooting through a fence. That'll be frustrating with AF.
Title: Re: the lens thread
Post by: Udongski on September 03, 2009, 01:20:36 AM
Qualifying would also be held at the same time as the race.  I'll definitely bring a tripod with me.
Title: Re: the lens thread
Post by: alikishi on September 03, 2009, 07:16:01 AM
well, kung may flood lamps pala on the track, I guess okay na yan.  No one can ever know now.  Kailangan makita actual lighting
Title: Re: the lens thread
Post by: r8dhex on September 03, 2009, 01:13:32 PM
dean is right, if there's a fence, you should pre focus on a spot on the track. Maybe switch to back-button focusing
Title: Re: the lens thread
Post by: dean on September 03, 2009, 04:36:14 PM
nice new lenses from canon:

EF-S 15-85 f/3.5-5.6 IS USM
EF-S 18-135 f/3.5-5.6 IS
EF 100 f/2.8 L IS USM Macro
Title: Re: the lens thread
Post by: nmeuvdast8 on September 03, 2009, 11:12:37 PM
me likey the EF-S 15-85 f/3.5-5.6 IS USM. meron na bang reviews?
Title: Re: the lens thread
Post by: solidhelix08 on September 04, 2009, 12:35:06 AM
sana magkaroon na nikon lens na ganyan ...

OT: magkakaroon na ng Canon dito sa baguio ... 
Title: Re: the lens thread
Post by: dom_08 on September 04, 2009, 05:27:05 AM
sana magkaroon na nikon lens na ganyan ...

hmmmmm
16-85 vr?
Title: Re: the lens thread
Post by: Heishiro on September 04, 2009, 07:29:27 AM
me likey the EF-S 15-85 f/3.5-5.6 IS USM. meron na bang reviews?

sana di ito matulad sa 17-85 grabe barrel distortion
Title: Re: the lens thread
Post by: solidhelix08 on September 04, 2009, 12:07:51 PM
sana magkaroon na nikon lens na ganyan ...

hmmmmm
16-85 vr?

ah meron pala ...
Title: Re: the lens thread
Post by: DATA on September 06, 2009, 12:39:37 AM
But how many people can afford a $6,0000 lens? ;)
if you had a 200mm f/2.0... you can get away with ISO400 - 800 @1/500s, but 300mm @ f/5.6 is doable if you can push the ISO up, and you're willing to accept noise.

what I do when I'm trying to get and idea of lighting conditions on some event, I search on flickr and look at the EXIF data.

for example, searching for "singapore f1 night" i came across this pic. (not mine)

http://www.flickr.com/photos/sabinpavithran/2983833937/ (http://www.flickr.com/photos/sabinpavithran/2983833937/)

300mm @ f/6.3 | 1/400 | ISO3200




Title: Re: the lens thread
Post by: r8dhex on September 06, 2009, 11:25:04 PM
^ Agree. That's why I said "if", I did mention that it's still doable if he accepts a little more noise. Can't get anything for free, but ISO is cheaper than that lens.
Title: Re: the lens thread
Post by: AJ on September 11, 2009, 07:58:48 PM
i *might* be going on the 26th race day.

if all goes well, we will cover the Rivermaya gig. free walkabout pass. :D
Title: Re: the lens thread
Post by: [X] on September 12, 2009, 12:29:01 PM
^^ san kaya ako makaka tambay na maganda gandang spot. di ako nakabili ng walkabout tickets, late na kasi na confirm flight ko. makakuha manlang ako ng pics using the d80 i borrowed ;D
Title: Re: the lens thread
Post by: DATA on September 21, 2009, 10:11:21 PM
^ Agree. That's why I said "if", I did mention that it's still doable if he accepts a little more noise. Can't get anything for free, but ISO is cheaper than that lens.
Do you own a 200/2L IS? Lovely lens dude! More power to you!
Title: Re: the lens thread
Post by: r8dhex on September 22, 2009, 09:23:18 AM
^ No I don't, just hypothetical, can't afford it either. Just to illustrate that even with a f2 lens, it's gonna be hard, but still doable.

With a 200mm lens, if you intend to handhold it, you'd need at least 1/250 shutter speed to avoid shake. Then factor in the moving subjects, to get 1/500. Then, the crop factor means that you'd need to have 1/800s to have a decent chance of avoiding camera shake.

Us non-professionals just have to up the ISO about 3 more stops, just to approximate what the f/2 can do.

Title: Re: the lens thread
Post by: DATA on October 01, 2009, 02:17:05 AM
With the 200/2L IS? With IS turned ON you could go down to 1/40 or a few stops slower with it if you have a solid grip. Also the sensor size doesnt affect the shutter speed so 1/40 will be fine on a full frame or cropped frame sensor. If sensor size affect the shakiness of an image it would show up on full frame images that were cropped to 1.5x or 1.6x dimensions.

1/500 is ok but if you're good with panning you could go down to 1/30.
Title: Re: the lens thread
Post by: Heishiro on October 27, 2009, 04:57:50 PM
(http://www.tamron.co.jp/en/lineup/b005/images/b005_side.jpg)

(http://www.tamron.co.jp/en/lineup/b005/images/b005_upper.jpg)

ang tagal nya lumabas para sa mga canon-nians!

(http://www.tamron.co.jp/en/lineup/b005/images/midashi_attention.jpg)
Title: Re: the lens thread
Post by: r8dhex on October 27, 2009, 06:04:07 PM
^^ http://www.dpreview.com/news/0910/09102302tamron17mm50mmiiavailibilty.asp (http://www.dpreview.com/news/0910/09102302tamron17mm50mmiiavailibilty.asp)

end of month daw available, kelan kaya aabot sa pinas?
Title: Re: the lens thread
Post by: Heishiro on October 27, 2009, 06:19:12 PM
mukang saktong christmas upgrade ito ^__^
Title: Re: the lens thread
Post by: dean on October 28, 2009, 04:07:55 PM
some people in pipho are talking about it na yata... baka meron na rin dito.
Title: Re: the lens thread
Post by: Heishiro on October 28, 2009, 06:20:16 PM
meron ako nakita nagbebenta sa TPC ng 17-50 2.8 VC Nikon mount , P30,000.oo
thats around $600usd, sana ganyan din maging price ng canon mount.
Title: Re: the lens thread
Post by: dean on October 28, 2009, 09:55:11 PM
almost double ng non-VC eh hehe...

fafa heishi, mura ba 2nd hand lenses dyan?
Title: Re: the lens thread
Post by: Heishiro on October 28, 2009, 10:04:15 PM
medyo mahal din bro, kaya dati plan ko na i-try yung 2nd hand na 17-85mm eh di ko na din binili
yung 2nd hand na 24-105 L $750usd, yung bnew $950.
Title: Re: the lens thread
Post by: ^_^japol on October 28, 2009, 10:43:18 PM
hmmm... $600 for a tammy.

As much as I love my tammy's image quality, unless they REALLY improve the build quality and up the already great image quality, I dont see the point of buying it for 30K. For that kind of money, well I wouldn't any, ipon pa.

Does it have some kind of USM? Badtrip yung focusing sound pag shooting on a quite place, like a church or a convention hall.

I always  thought the 17-50 was great because of the price, I dont understand why they would double the price when lens stabilization is getting cheaper and cheaper. Look at nikon.

Practice with the breathing technique, thats free.

Plus, careful when buying a tammy, first copy i bought didn't last for two hours when the aperture ring died.
Title: Re: the lens thread
Post by: ^_^japol on October 28, 2009, 10:45:13 PM
better yet, get the older one and a flash. thats about 30K.

problem solved.
Title: Re: the lens thread
Post by: Heishiro on October 28, 2009, 10:52:40 PM
better yet, get the older one and a flash. thats about 30K.

problem solved.

yup! ito din ang naisip ko, kasi $370 yung lens (w/o VC) then $280 yung flash
so konting squeeze pa ng bulsa may flash ka na.

siguro ok na setting kung stagnant f2.8 + iso 200. fast enough na kaya kahit walang VC
Title: Re: the lens thread
Post by: barurutor on October 29, 2009, 10:50:10 AM
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siguro ok na setting kung stagnant f2.8 + iso 200. fast enough na kaya kahit walang VC

whatever your iso or aperture, basta mabilis enough yung shutter speed (as in hindi magsa-shake yung hawak mo sa camera), hindi mo kelangan ng VC/IS/VR etc.
Title: Re: the lens thread
Post by: Heishiro on October 29, 2009, 11:05:40 AM
dipende din kasi sa light source, so far ngayun palagi ko pinaglalaruan yung 50mm f1.8 ko.
try diff aperture, iso, shutter speed. kung ok ang light source kahit f4-f5.6 kayang kaya.
Title: Re: the lens thread
Post by: slide on October 29, 2009, 12:00:48 PM
heishi,

aperture does not directly affect shake control.  as eric said, it depends on shutter speed.  kahit wide open ang aperture mo at high iso ka, kita ang shake pag mabagal ang shutter mo.
Title: Re: the lens thread
Post by: Heishiro on October 29, 2009, 12:06:41 PM
@slide,

hindi po kasi ako nagfu-full manual, hehe most of my setting is aperture (AV) mode.
so bahala na yung cam kumuha ng sarili nyang setting pagdating sa shutter speed.
pag OK ang lightsource kahit yung kitlens ang gamit ok kahit di naka enable ang IS
Title: Re: the lens thread
Post by: barurutor on October 29, 2009, 12:14:46 PM
Quote
hindi po kasi ako nagfu-full manual, hehe most of my setting is aperture mode.

Ako din naman A madalas gamit.  And I can still adjust the shutter speed to something fast enough which doesn't require VC/VR/IS by tweaking the following:

exposure compensation
metering
ISO
light (flash)

IMHO mas sulit yung non-VC + flash combo.
Title: Re: the lens thread
Post by: Heishiro on October 29, 2009, 12:24:01 PM
ako kasi hindi ko na ginagalaw or ina-adjust pa yung shutter speed, so far
ok naman fast enough naman sya pag OK ang ligh source, much faster on higher ISO.

yup naisip ko nga kung non-VC nalang tapos 430EX II..
Title: Re: the lens thread
Post by: dean on October 29, 2009, 01:16:03 PM
baka i-discontinue na ni tamron yung non-VC 17-50 f/2.8 so better get one na while it's available... otherwise, it'll be the expensive VC version na :(
Title: Re: the lens thread
Post by: Heishiro on October 29, 2009, 01:33:37 PM
hindi naman siguro, kasi ang laki ng price diff ng VC vs non-VC almost double.
pero kung aabot ng $700 yung canon version (VC), tiyak lagpak ako sa non-VC haha!
Title: Re: the lens thread
Post by: splerdu on October 29, 2009, 07:49:18 PM
Obviously you want the VC version, so you can say your camera has VIBRATION control!
=P
Title: Re: the lens thread
Post by: Heishiro on November 02, 2009, 02:31:07 PM
^ hehe. actually hindi naman para masabi na may VIBRATION control.
as of now mukang need lang talaga ng shaky hands ko...

nga pala nagtanong ako nung sunday, tumaas ang price ng tamron 17-50 $377.00 na sya
dati $370 lang... baka bago magpasko eh pumatak pa ng $380-400! waaah!!!!!!
Title: Re: the lens thread
Post by: slide on November 02, 2009, 03:46:55 PM
splerdu
lol.  i guess heishi is to young to remember the vibration and massaging action jokes
Title: Re: the lens thread
Post by: Heishiro on November 03, 2009, 11:25:16 AM
splerdu
lol.  i guess heishi is to young to remember the vibration and massaging action jokes
haha! lumalabas mga edad nyo mga papi! Lolx

Quote
baka i-discontinue na ni tamron yung non-VC 17-50 f/2.8 so better get one na while it's available... otherwise, it'll be the expensive VC version na :(
papi dean, mukang hindi malayu, tumaas nga ang price ng non-VC mukang inuubos
nalang nila ang stocks! dang! the VC version might reach $700 here..

Title: Re: the lens thread
Post by: dean on November 03, 2009, 01:14:08 PM
bumili ka na ng non-VC before maubos =P
Title: Re: the lens thread
Post by: Heishiro on November 03, 2009, 01:35:41 PM
^ muka ngang no choice! haha! tumaas sya ng $7
yung VC version mukang aabot kasi ng $700 malayu na sa budget
Title: Re: the lens thread
Post by: Crisp on November 14, 2009, 10:10:33 AM
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I dont understand why they would double the price when lens stabilization is getting cheaper and cheaper.

as of now mukang need lang talaga ng shaky hands ko...

yung VC version mukang aabot kasi ng $700 malayu na sa budget

Walang ganyan sa Pentax! (ginagaya ko lang yung ad ng Petron) - or "Sony"

Ultra shameless plug. Kasi ang aking 26 year-old lens benefits from in-camera stabilization.
Pentax-A 35-105/3.5 on K20D shot this morning @ISO800
(http://server2.uploadit.org/files/paugie-bakod02.jpg)

(http://server3.uploadit.org/files/paugie-bakod01.jpg)


Title: Re: the lens thread
Post by: Heishiro on November 18, 2009, 09:00:06 AM
kaya pala ang mahal ng mga lens natin

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X7_wL0ZZi6k
Title: Re: the lens thread
Post by: [X] on November 18, 2009, 05:48:42 PM
- mga bossing, need your input.

yung pinsan ko sa states balak bumili ng Canon 500D. So tumingin sya sa best buy (Rebel T1i nga pala sa US ito). meron kit with standard 18-55 lens, tapos meron din bundled with Canon - 55-250mm f/4-5.6.

ang tanong nya, ok ba yung Canon - 55-250mm f/4-5.6? di ko din alam eh pabili pa lang din ako ng camera hehe

TIA :)
Title: Re: the lens thread
Post by: Heishiro on November 18, 2009, 06:49:29 PM
im using 55-250mm FTW na lens yan! got mine for $220.
for its price and glass quality wala kang talo! FTW talaga!
you can also see some online reviews
Title: Re: the lens thread
Post by: splerdu on November 18, 2009, 06:54:14 PM
kaya pala ang mahal ng mga lens natin

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X7_wL0ZZi6k
That's an awesome video, and a good explanation of why good lenses are so expensive.
I wonder if they use different glass for the high-end (i.e. "L" glass for Canon) lenses compared to the regular ones.
Title: Re: the lens thread
Post by: Heishiro on November 18, 2009, 06:57:22 PM
^ meron din dyan bro, tignan mo dun sa mga related video, may ibang glass components ang L series ^__^
Title: Re: the lens thread
Post by: dean on November 19, 2009, 02:23:25 PM
nice shots master crisp!  yan din nga ang advantage ng in-body image stabilisation... the old non-IS lenses still benefit ^__^

in other news... nabasa ko sa pipho na may bumili na daw ng VC version ng tamron 17-50 and it costs 26k.  still not a bad price... that's around half of the canon 17-55 f/2.8 IS USM.
Title: Re: the lens thread
Post by: Heishiro on November 19, 2009, 02:28:59 PM
reply from  : PixelproInc

Tamron 17-50mm 2.8 XR Di II VC canon/nikon
       srp 12months ---29,999.00
              cash--- 26,000.00

holy cow carabao!!!!!!!!!!!!! mura naman sana ganyan din ang price dito!
Title: Re: the lens thread
Post by: Crisp on November 20, 2009, 08:57:04 AM
mura ang 26K? wooow.  i'm in the wrong place.

ang mura kasi sa akin ay, hmmm, P2,500.
ok, mali. ang target kong lens ngayon (pagkatapos kong ibenta ang K100D at yung 19-35 na Tokina) ay ang DA16-45/4, USD250, of course, USED.
Title: Re: the lens thread
Post by: Heishiro on November 20, 2009, 09:11:31 AM
mura na nga po talaga 26k sya, sa online shops nasa $620 above sya..
visit ako sa sunday dun sa suki shop ko sa HCM sana may stock na
Title: Re: the lens thread
Post by: Heishiro on November 20, 2009, 10:34:17 AM
henryscamera :

17-50mm VC II - P26,500

grabe ang baba ng price! droool!!!!!
Title: Re: the lens thread
Post by: dean on November 20, 2009, 12:16:22 PM
if the price stays like that, very good deal nga yan... imagine, doble yung price ng 17-55 f/2.8 IS USM ni canon hehehe...
Title: Re: the lens thread
Post by: Heishiro on November 20, 2009, 12:18:41 PM
they kill the 17-55 :(
Title: Re: the lens thread
Post by: dean on November 20, 2009, 02:04:44 PM
di naman siguro... i'm sure there're still people who will prefer a canon/nikon over a tamron even if the tamron offers really good value for the price.
Title: Re: the lens thread
Post by: AJ on November 20, 2009, 02:43:23 PM
tamron 17-50mm f2.8 FTW! kahit non-VC ako, super sulit yang lens na yan sa akin.

my one and only lens. :D

pimp ko uli flickr page ko:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/ajayjorge/sets/

pag wide shots, 17-50mm yan. pag close up, 70-200 f2.8 (not mine).

dream combo yan. hehe
Title: Re: the lens thread
Post by: Heishiro on November 20, 2009, 04:00:42 PM
yung 17-50VC  pag nagkaroon dito baka bumili ako agad IF around $600 at ok ang matest kong unit
pero yung 70-200 IS USM f2.8 hangang pangarap nalang yan kekeke
Title: Re: the lens thread
Post by: AJ on November 20, 2009, 04:17:23 PM
kayang kaya yang 70-200 IS USM f2.8 heishi.

para ka lang bumili ng isang bagong rig. :)
Title: Re: the lens thread
Post by: Heishiro on November 20, 2009, 04:22:47 PM
grabe ang price $1,700usd, kulang pa isang kidney ko dyan! wahahaha!
hindi naman pwede 2 kidney ang ibenta ko.. kaya wag nalang! LOLx!
Title: Re: the lens thread
Post by: AJ on November 20, 2009, 04:31:23 PM
investment naman yan. hehe
Title: Re: the lens thread
Post by: Crisp on November 21, 2009, 07:32:24 PM
AJ?
Investment?
Invest a kidney?
Title: Re: the lens thread
Post by: ^_^japol on November 21, 2009, 07:42:33 PM
^ lol.

---

I'd love to have one of those, or actually the 100-400 L f/4.5-5.6 IS, or even a bigma.

mostly because i wanna some Rommy Ocon birding :)

http://www.pbase.com/liquidstone

---

Title: Re: the lens thread
Post by: icebuko on November 26, 2009, 09:47:28 AM
Got the Tamron 28-75mm f2.8 last week kay mang Ramon. Mas mababa nya nabigay compared kay Henrys. So far so good, kailangan lang mag adjust sa walang VC.

Available nadin kay henrys yung 17-50 2.8VC for canon, 26.5K ang price.
Title: Re: the lens thread
Post by: newcastle_29 on December 08, 2009, 07:33:08 AM
guys may friend akong nagpapatulong lang kung ano sulit bilhin sa dalawang canon lens?

he's using EOS Rebel XS yung 10MP

Canon EF 16-35mm f/2.8L II USM Ultra Wide Angle Zoom Lens $1,420.00 amazon price

or

Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L USM Standard Zoom Lens $1,274.95 amazon price


many thanks.

Title: Re: the lens thread
Post by: dean on December 08, 2009, 07:55:11 AM
24-70 na hehe
Title: Re: the lens thread
Post by: dom_08 on December 08, 2009, 08:03:37 AM
i dunno, whenever i get to use the 5D, i'd always use either the 16-35/17-40 and 70-200/85/135... 24-70 usually stays in the bag.

in the cropped world, 17-55 or 85/135 naman :D
Title: Re: the lens thread
Post by: AJ on December 08, 2009, 08:06:20 AM
24-70 handsdown for me.
Title: Re: the lens thread
Post by: dean on December 08, 2009, 08:26:43 AM
i guess it's because "a whole new world" talaga ang UWA sa FF.  sa film camera ko, laging yung 17-40 rin ang nakakabit while the 24-105 stays on the crop body.
Title: Re: the lens thread
Post by: newcastle_29 on December 08, 2009, 09:16:30 AM
24-70 na hehe

24-70 handsdown for me.

got it many thanks. haayzz if only i got money to buy that lens :( camera pa lang target ko haha :D
Title: Re: the lens thread
Post by: r8dhex on December 08, 2009, 09:26:52 AM
66
guys may friend akong nagpapatulong lang kung ano sulit bilhin sa dalawang canon lens?

he's using EOS Rebel XS yung 10MP

Canon EF 16-35mm f/2.8L II USM Ultra Wide Angle Zoom Lens $1,420.00 amazon price

or

Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L USM Standard Zoom Lens $1,274.95 amazon price


many thanks.



Hindi sa minamaliit ko yung XS, pero medyo hindi balanced yung setup na yun with those lenses, magaan lang kasi yung XS, pero yung mga lens na yun malaki at mabigat.

16-35 - expensive, moderate wide-angle only (on a crop body), long end only goes to 50mm equiv.
24-70 - not very wide angle, much more useful zoom range, heavy and big
17-55 - lighter than above, less expensive, goes wide to short-tele, IS, no red ring

Suggest getting the 17-55 for the XS
Title: Re: the lens thread
Post by: newcastle_29 on December 08, 2009, 09:33:27 AM
66
guys may friend akong nagpapatulong lang kung ano sulit bilhin sa dalawang canon lens?

he's using EOS Rebel XS yung 10MP

Canon EF 16-35mm f/2.8L II USM Ultra Wide Angle Zoom Lens $1,420.00 amazon price

or

Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L USM Standard Zoom Lens $1,274.95 amazon price


many thanks.



Hindi sa minamaliit ko yung XS, pero medyo hindi balanced yung setup na yun with those lenses, magaan lang kasi yung XS, pero yung mga lens na yun malaki at mabigat.

16-35 - expensive, moderate wide-angle only (on a crop body), long end only goes to 50mm equiv.
24-70 - not very wide angle, much more useful zoom range, heavy and big
17-55 - lighter than above, less expensive, goes wide to short-tele, IS, no red ring

Suggest getting the 17-55 for the XS

sige i'll add it up para may option siya just in case.  thanks again.
Title: Re: the lens thread
Post by: dom_08 on December 08, 2009, 09:47:33 AM
66
guys may friend akong nagpapatulong lang kung ano sulit bilhin sa dalawang canon lens?

he's using EOS Rebel XS yung 10MP

Canon EF 16-35mm f/2.8L II USM Ultra Wide Angle Zoom Lens $1,420.00 amazon price

or

Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L USM Standard Zoom Lens $1,274.95 amazon price


many thanks.



Hindi sa minamaliit ko yung XS, pero medyo hindi balanced yung setup na yun with those lenses, magaan lang kasi yung XS, pero yung mga lens na yun malaki at mabigat.

16-35 - expensive, moderate wide-angle only (on a crop body), long end only goes to 50mm equiv.
24-70 - not very wide angle, much more useful zoom range, heavy and big
17-55 - lighter than above, less expensive, goes wide to short-tele, IS, no red ring

Suggest getting the 17-55 for the XS
agree, before they were (people from other forums) think that this lens did not have that "Red Ring" because it's not a full frame camera. but performance wise, it deserves a red ring.

at least that's what they say. :)
Title: Re: the lens thread
Post by: barurutor on December 08, 2009, 10:22:47 AM
why not the tamron 17-50 2.8 also?
Title: Re: the lens thread
Post by: r8dhex on December 08, 2009, 10:38:31 AM
why not the tamron 17-50 2.8 also?

+1 on this, although the friend seems to have the budget for the 17-55, so that's what I suggested
Title: Re: the lens thread
Post by: newcastle_29 on December 08, 2009, 11:13:34 AM
why not the tamron 17-50 2.8 also?

+1 on this, although the friend seems to have the budget for the 17-55, so that's what I suggested

he's looking for L-series lens hehe and right now he considered selling his XS for T1i upgrade dahil gusto niya 720p video rec  :D di muna siya mag venture ng high end DSLR body dahil kulang sa budget  hehe.
Title: Re: the lens thread
Post by: dean on December 08, 2009, 11:58:03 AM
it's true... bitin nga ang rebel body paired with an L but sometimes you have to make do with what you have.  just because it feels bitin on the hand doesn't mean the camera + lens combo is already a bad idea.  what matters more is the photo and not whether it feels good on the hand or is balanced in weight.

hmm... pero diba bitin rin ang video capability ng T1i? 

why does he want an L?  if it's IQ, the 17-55 definitely holds its own against the other L's it's just that it doesn't have weather sealing and the red ring.  range-wise, the 17-55 is really ideal for crop bodies.
Title: Re: the lens thread
Post by: newcastle_29 on December 08, 2009, 12:54:51 PM
i don't know why he likes the "luxurious" lens hehe siguro influenced ng ads/friends/photo mags and online reviews. he only wants a little of video recording on DSLR as added bonus to his hobbies daw. hmm if I were him I would rather buy the 17-55 and stay with XS and have some spare money to spend on other things para sulit.  tama kayo re L-lens on XS dahil super heavy ang mga yun at ang gaan2x ng XS parang di bagay hehe.
Title: Re: the lens thread
Post by: Udongski on December 08, 2009, 01:39:34 PM
san merong tammy 17-55 canon mount? might look to replace my kit lens as the auto-focus no longer works.
Title: Re: the lens thread
Post by: giMhik on December 08, 2009, 02:03:11 PM
^^ Henry's
Title: Re: the lens thread
Post by: dean on December 08, 2009, 03:17:51 PM
it's tamron 17-50 and not 17-55 :) :) digital walker zoom meron din AFAIK.

gusto ko ng 85mm f/1.8 :) :) pero ipon muna 'ala na breads :( :( ...
Title: Re: the lens thread
Post by: Heishiro on December 08, 2009, 03:57:12 PM
gusto ko ng 85mm f/1.8 :) :) pero ipon muna 'ala na breads :( :( ...

aanhin pa kung dalawa naman ang kidney, kung ang mas mahalaga ay ang bagong lens ^__^
Title: Re: the lens thread
Post by: icebuko on December 08, 2009, 06:10:49 PM
Meron din sa vet specialist ng tamron lens. mas mahal nga lang kasi 2 years warranty daw.
Title: Re: the lens thread
Post by: Udongski on December 08, 2009, 11:55:29 PM
it's tamron 17-50 and not 17-55 :) :) digital walker zoom meron din AFAIK.

inquired about it last week in their greenbelt branch, ala silang stock nung 17-50
Title: Re: the lens thread
Post by: nmeuvdast8 on December 09, 2009, 09:59:19 AM
Sigma has upgraded it's 17-70 F2.8-4.5 DC Macro, it now has OS and HSM...

http://www.dpreview.com/news/0912/09120402sigma1770OSHSM.asp (http://www.dpreview.com/news/0912/09120402sigma1770OSHSM.asp)

if the IQ is as good as the first version and it's priced just like their 24-70 F2.8 EX, i'd definitely sell my 17-70 and upgrade to this version.
Title: Re: the lens thread
Post by: ^_^japol on December 09, 2009, 10:20:02 AM
ooohh... still using mine at the studio, its nice to see sigma improve the aperture on the long end.

Title: Re: the lens thread
Post by: Red_Devil on December 18, 2009, 01:36:38 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xpCYJ6HYpbA
Title: Re: the lens thread
Post by: jo3pit on February 09, 2010, 06:54:27 AM
pimped out my 120-300mm f/2.8

(http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4023/4335705641_e82f0b7139_o.jpg)
Title: Re: the lens thread
Post by: barurutor on February 10, 2010, 07:33:33 PM
new nikon lenses!

16-35mm f/4 VR
24mm f/1.4 G

both awfully expensive though

Title: Re: the lens thread
Post by: intelathlon on February 12, 2010, 11:23:27 PM
^
wow!! grats sir^_^
Title: Re: the lens thread
Post by: barurutor on February 13, 2010, 01:57:27 AM
new as in newly released, i don't own either, LOL.
Title: Re: the lens thread
Post by: AJ on February 13, 2010, 05:53:58 PM
ako rin kala ko bumili ka barurutor.

naglaway ako. :P
Title: Re: the lens thread
Post by: intelathlon on February 14, 2010, 12:31:18 AM
lol!
Title: Re: the lens thread
Post by: newcastle_29 on April 17, 2010, 12:05:53 AM
guys i'm looking for a fast and sharp lens then zoom with wide angle din meron ba nyan? hehe TIA
Title: Re: the lens thread
Post by: dom_08 on April 17, 2010, 01:09:36 AM
Canon 17-55 2.8 or Nikon 17-55 2.8
Title: Re: the lens thread
Post by: ^_^japol on April 17, 2010, 07:34:22 AM
^ either that or a tamron 17-50 F2.8 , if you can stomach the price of the VC version, go for that. Otherwise the non-vc will do fine

Or if you want more versatility, ie. longer range and decent macro , go for a sigma 17-70 f2.8-4.0 OS HSM.
Title: Re: the lens thread
Post by: newcastle_29 on April 17, 2010, 08:00:36 AM
Canon 17-55 2.8 or Nikon 17-55 2.8

hehe thanks. medyo mahal din pala yang canon 17-55 2.8

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/31GQToTZUVL._SL500_AA300_.jpg)

need to put more dough sa budget pero i think sulit ito na lens thanks.
Title: Re: the lens thread
Post by: newcastle_29 on April 17, 2010, 08:06:43 AM
^ either that or a tamron 17-50 F2.8 , if you can stomach the price of the VC version, go for that. Otherwise the non-vc will do fine

Or if you want more versatility, ie. longer range and decent macro , go for a sigma 17-70 f2.8-4.0 OS HSM.

i searched at amazon for the tammy lens here :

http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss?url=search-alias%3Delectronics&field-keywords=tamron+17-50+F2.8&x=0&y=0 (http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss?url=search-alias%3Delectronics&field-keywords=tamron+17-50+F2.8&x=0&y=0)

this one fits my budget

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/5158R0AFBBL._SL500_AA300_.jpg)

not bad for the price:

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51YDS-kz1UL._SL500_AA300_.jpg)

http://www.amazon.com/Sigma-17-70mm-2-8-4-Canon-Digital/dp/B002ZNJB32/ref=sr_1_fkmr0_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1271462736&sr=8-1-fkmr0 (http://www.amazon.com/Sigma-17-70mm-2-8-4-Canon-Digital/dp/B002ZNJB32/ref=sr_1_fkmr0_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1271462736&sr=8-1-fkmr0)

thanks for the infos
Title: Re: the lens thread
Post by: barurutor on April 19, 2010, 04:48:42 AM
that sigma 17-70 2.8-4 is only 2.8 at 17mm... at 20mm f3 na...
Title: Re: the lens thread
Post by: AJ on April 19, 2010, 09:55:37 AM
tamron 17-50 f2.8 user here.

very very satisfied with it.
Title: Re: the lens thread
Post by: newcastle_29 on April 19, 2010, 10:54:58 AM
lol thanks guys for the suggestions very much appreciated.
Title: Re: the lens thread
Post by: Crisp on June 09, 2010, 09:55:30 AM
wah, birthday ko pa ang last post.

up for the thread
Title: Re: the lens thread
Post by: slide on June 09, 2010, 10:13:50 AM
walang pambili ng bagong lente!  enrollment ng mga bata!  XD
Title: Re: the lens thread
Post by: barurutor on June 09, 2010, 11:25:40 AM
Kit pa din gamit ko (18-105mm f/3.5-5.6) :P
Title: Re: the lens thread
Post by: dom_08 on June 09, 2010, 11:32:43 AM
will move into primes very soon. pera na lang kulang. hahahah

18-70 ƒ/3.5-4.5
50mm ƒ/1.8
80-200 ƒ/2.8
Title: Re: the lens thread
Post by: Heishiro on June 09, 2010, 11:34:50 AM
will move into primes very soon. pera na lang kulang. hahahah

80-200 ƒ/2.8 OR 70-200?

sell your healthy kidney 1st for this one :D
Title: Re: the lens thread
Post by: dom_08 on June 09, 2010, 12:34:23 PM
will move into primes very soon. pera na lang kulang. hahahah

80-200 ƒ/2.8 OR 70-200?

sell your healthy kidney 1st for this one :D

oh i already have the ones i listed.
i'm moving to primes, once i get to stabilize my funds. hahahah!! just bought a couple of non-photography related stuff. LOL.
Title: Re: the lens thread
Post by: Heishiro on June 09, 2010, 03:57:06 PM
oh i already have the ones i listed.
i'm moving to primes, once i get to stabilize my funds. hahahah!! just bought a couple of non-photography related stuff. LOL.

wow maganda na pala ang setup mo ngayun.. ako stop na sa photo hobby hehe
right now im already thinking to sell it.. hirap lang bitawan at dami nako lens...
Title: Re: the lens thread
Post by: dom_08 on June 09, 2010, 07:56:02 PM
oh i already have the ones i listed.
i'm moving to primes, once i get to stabilize my funds. hahahah!! just bought a couple of non-photography related stuff. LOL.

wow maganda na pala ang setup mo ngayun...

kulang pa yan. hahahahaha
di lang makaraket recently, so di ko nagagalaw yung set-up. hahahaha

although was able to buy a new Fujifilm S3. i'm happy again.

(edited. thanks dean)
Title: Re: the lens thread
Post by: dean on June 14, 2010, 11:22:35 AM
???
Title: Re: the lens thread
Post by: Udongski on June 18, 2010, 07:34:31 AM
san meron tammy 17-50 2.8f locally? Tsaka magkano ung w/ vc? I've ask sa digital walker greenbelt, 22k ung non-vc pero walang stock.
Title: Re: the lens thread
Post by: ^_^japol on June 18, 2010, 09:40:27 AM
http://consumer.vetspecialistsinc.com/
Title: Re: the lens thread
Post by: Louie on June 18, 2010, 09:56:52 AM
i have inherited my brother's d50 but he sold off all the lenses already. what would be a good all around lens? kit lens of the d80 maybe?
Title: Re: the lens thread
Post by: AJ on June 18, 2010, 10:13:10 AM
go for the 18-200mm.
wide to zoom.

or if family/close up shots, tamron 17-50 f2.8. very good for low light situation.
kapos nga lang sa zoom power.
Title: Re: the lens thread
Post by: slide on June 18, 2010, 12:35:55 PM
+1 on the 17-50mm.  a decent flash should be next,  should you be shooting family most of the time.  rent/borrow a fast, long lens (70-200 f/2.8) for school events.
Title: Re: the lens thread
Post by: barurutor on June 18, 2010, 07:44:45 PM
The 18-105 VR is also nice but not as fast as the 17-50 2.8
Title: Re: the lens thread
Post by: Udongski on June 19, 2010, 07:05:10 AM
http://consumer.vetspecialistsinc.com/
Thanks.

Ramdam ba ang difference ng non-VC sa VC version? If the price is significantly higher on a VC and the difference is negligible then I'd go for a non-VC.
Title: Re: the lens thread
Post by: Al on June 21, 2010, 12:52:51 PM
i have inherited my brother's d50 but he sold off all the lenses already. what would be a good all around lens? kit lens of the d80 maybe?

go for the 18-200mm.
wide to zoom.

I upgraded to a 18-200VR more than a year ago. Not that I regret doing so, but looking back now, I may had been equally happy with the 18-105VR at almost 1/3 the price.
Title: Re: the lens thread
Post by: Louie on June 21, 2010, 01:45:03 PM
We have an 18-200VR at home and it's heavy. I don't think I want that unless I get it for free haha.
Title: Re: the lens thread
Post by: dom_08 on June 21, 2010, 01:47:59 PM
We have an 18-200VR at home and it's heavy. I don't think I want that unless I get it for free haha.
28-200 magaan lang. :)

btw. had a shoot last saturday, may naka The Beast sa set, tumulo laway ko. HAHAHAHA!
Title: Re: the lens thread
Post by: AJ on June 21, 2010, 02:15:23 PM
^san pics???
Title: Re: the lens thread
Post by: dom_08 on June 21, 2010, 02:26:43 PM
^san pics???
(oops. video shoot)...
no time to take photos (boo. i know)
will post the video pag airing na. hahaha.

edit: will post a totally unrelated photos on the photography thread in a bit.
Title: Re: the lens thread
Post by: dean on August 20, 2010, 01:31:58 PM
in the rumor mill...

16-50 f/4L IS and 100-300 f/4L IS from canon coming soon...

sana maging totoo yung 16-50 :) :)
Title: Re: the lens thread
Post by: barurutor on August 20, 2010, 01:41:01 PM
Nikon announced 4 new lenses this week:
55-300 f4-5.6
24-120 f4
28-300 f3.5-5.6
85 1.4 (AF-S G)
Title: Re: the lens thread
Post by: Taggy on September 10, 2010, 08:27:36 PM
in the rumor mill...

16-50 f/4L IS and 100-300 f/4L IS from canon coming soon...

sana maging totoo yung 16-50 :) :)

sir dean eto po ata yung bago ng canon.

EF 8-15mm f/4L Fisheye USM
(http://img837.imageshack.us/img837/5520/feef815lu586x186.gif)
EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6L IS USM
(http://img202.imageshack.us/img202/5395/ef70300lisu586x186.gif)
Title: Re: the lens thread
Post by: AJ on September 11, 2010, 08:28:35 AM
wow new L series
Title: Re: the lens thread
Post by: dean on September 12, 2010, 09:51:58 AM
the best yung 8-15 fisheye!
Title: Re: the lens thread
Post by: AJ on September 15, 2010, 10:53:51 AM
kahit siguro sa tabi ka ng photographer, kuha ka pa rin sa 8mm. hehe
Title: Re: the lens thread
Post by: dean on October 24, 2010, 11:50:55 AM
Zeiss vs L
http://photocinenews.com/2010/10/22/nat-geo-shooter-ben-horton-compares-canon-glass-to-zeiss-glass/
Title: Re: the lens thread
Post by: r8dhex on November 11, 2010, 12:18:38 PM
Anyone know which brick/mortar store here sells the Canon 35mm f/2? I'd rather not buy online or go to hidalgo, if possible.
Title: Re: the lens thread
Post by: arbee on November 11, 2010, 01:15:32 PM
re: 35mm f/2 -- i saw one at the canon store at trinoma
Title: Re: the lens thread
Post by: Heishiro on January 04, 2011, 11:08:35 PM
anyone here using Nikon 70-300mm VR? any feedback?
Title: Re: the lens thread
Post by: dom_08 on January 06, 2011, 10:49:07 PM
Zeiss vs L
http://photocinenews.com/2010/10/22/nat-geo-shooter-ben-horton-compares-canon-glass-to-zeiss-glass/
I'm a zeiss fan/believer. :)
Title: Re: the lens thread
Post by: DATA on January 19, 2011, 06:03:22 PM
Zeiss vs L
http://photocinenews.com/2010/10/22/nat-geo-shooter-ben-horton-compares-canon-glass-to-zeiss-glass/
I'm a zeiss fan/believer. :)
Do you use a Zeiss lens for your SLR? I use a Zeiss Planar 50mm ZE that is a native Canon-mount.
Title: Re: the lens thread
Post by: dean on January 20, 2011, 12:26:31 AM
hmm... the old canon 28-70 f/2.8L looks interesting... maybe i can save up for it :) :)
Title: Re: the lens thread
Post by: Heishiro on January 20, 2011, 11:51:15 AM
papa dean, di ba may 24-105 L ka na? (kung di ako nagkakamali)
a good topic here : http://photography-on-the.net/forum/showthread.php?t=985976


*kahit Nikon na cam ko lagi pa din akong lukker sa Canon forum :))
Title: Re: the lens thread
Post by: dean on January 20, 2011, 02:49:22 PM
wala na yung 24-105 ko bro :) went for a 2-lens combo muna but i guess a standard zoom is always hard to resist :) wala pa naman pera so hanggang tingin-tingin lang hehehe
Title: Re: the lens thread
Post by: dom_08 on January 20, 2011, 11:56:46 PM
Zeiss vs L
http://photocinenews.com/2010/10/22/nat-geo-shooter-ben-horton-compares-canon-glass-to-zeiss-glass/
I'm a zeiss fan/believer. :)
Do you use a Zeiss lens for your SLR? I use a Zeiss Planar 50mm ZE that is a native Canon-mount.
i just rent whenever i need it.
can't buy for my own just yet.
35 f/2, 50 f/1.4 and 85 f/1.4. naturally my fave is the 85. HAHAHAH!
Title: Re: the lens thread
Post by: Taggy on January 23, 2011, 06:13:28 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uDHQ5lXZGTo
Title: Re: the lens thread
Post by: intelathlon on January 26, 2011, 01:53:31 PM
meron bang place dito sa qc or anywhere na nag swa-swap ng lens?
Title: Re: the lens thread
Post by: newcastle_29 on January 28, 2011, 12:44:02 PM
guys any thoughts on this lens?

Canon EF-S - Zoom lens - 17 mm - 85 mm - f/4.0-5.6 IS USM - Canon EF-S

http://www.amazon.com/Canon-EF-S-Zoom-lens-4-0-5-6/dp/B0002XNRG4/ref=sr_1_4?ie=UTF8&qid=1296189610&sr=8-4

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/412HkwvqBpL.jpg)

Wide-Angle lens ba yan para sa small sensor models? gusto ko din mas malayo yung zoom tsaka budget ko within 500 dollars  thanks.

kung medyo di maganda ang reviews babalik ako sa sigma 17-70 f/2.8.
Title: Re: the lens thread
Post by: barurutor on January 28, 2011, 01:38:35 PM
that's not wide angle.
Title: Re: the lens thread
Post by: AJ on January 28, 2011, 01:59:20 PM
try to consider tamron 17-50 f2.8 as well. yan ang aking one and only lens. :)
Title: Re: the lens thread
Post by: icebuko on January 28, 2011, 02:36:18 PM
+1 on the tamron.
Title: Re: the lens thread
Post by: dean on January 28, 2011, 04:26:12 PM
that's not wide angle.

that's wideangle for crop sensors because it gives the equivalent 29.2mm (on the wide end) FOV in FF cameras.

if you're thinking ultrawide angle, there's the 10-22 which gives an equivalent 16-35mm FOV in FF cameras.

but if you want something wider without going ultrawide, consider the EF-S 15-85mm of canon.

also, sigma doesn't have a 17-70 f/2.8.  what they have are the following:  17-70 f/2.8-4 OS and 17-50 f/2.8 OS (replacing the old 18-50 f/2.8).
Title: Re: the lens thread
Post by: barurutor on January 28, 2011, 05:19:36 PM
i sit corrected :D

UWA pala yung iniisip ko when i replied earlier.
Title: Re: the lens thread
Post by: newcastle_29 on January 28, 2011, 10:48:38 PM
that's not wide angle.

that's wideangle for crop sensors because it gives the equivalent 29.2mm (on the wide end) FOV in FF cameras.

if you're thinking ultrawide angle, there's the 10-22 which gives an equivalent 16-35mm FOV in FF cameras.

but if you want something wider without going ultrawide, consider the EF-S 15-85mm of canon.

also, sigma doesn't have a 17-70 f/2.8.  what they have are the following:  17-70 f/2.8-4 OS and 17-50 f/2.8 OS (replacing the old 18-50 f/2.8).

salamat sa tip :) oo nga walang fixed 2.8 yung sigma hehe tamron pala iniisip ko :)

so i might pulling the trigger on that tammy 17-50 f/2.8 kasi nasa range siya sa budget ko :)

Title: Re: the lens thread
Post by: dean on January 29, 2011, 04:56:05 AM
@newcastle_29,

meron fixed f/2.8 yung sigma:  the 17-50 f/2.8 OS and the 70-200 f/2.8 OS :)
Title: Re: the lens thread
Post by: newcastle_29 on January 29, 2011, 08:32:19 AM
@newcastle_29,

meron fixed f/2.8 yung sigma:  the 17-50 f/2.8 OS and the 70-200 f/2.8 OS :)

ahh ngayon ko lang nakita ito sa amazon hmm medyo pricey konti compared to tamron

http://www.amazon.com/Sigma-17-50mm-2-8-Aperture-Canon/dp/B003A6H27K/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1296261078&sr=8-1

thanks dean.
Title: Re: the lens thread
Post by: zer0 on February 02, 2011, 01:13:27 AM
gud pm guys.

tanong lang sana ako kung ok ba ito na lens, binebenta kasi ng kasamahan ko sa trabaho for around 2000sr mga 21000pesos.

Tamron AF 28-300 mm
(http://img573.imageshack.us/img573/1690/dsc0304o.jpg)

(http://img839.imageshack.us/img839/9130/img6215l.jpg)

what do you guys think? ok kaya ito na purchase?
Title: Re: the lens thread
Post by: zer0 on February 02, 2011, 05:20:58 AM
testing...

auto mode no flash.

(http://img207.imageshack.us/img207/2892/dsc0328j.th.jpg) (http://img207.imageshack.us/i/dsc0328j.jpg/)
(http://img52.imageshack.us/img52/8462/dsc0329r.th.jpg) (http://img52.imageshack.us/i/dsc0329r.jpg/)
(http://img87.imageshack.us/img87/9045/dsc0339b.th.jpg) (http://img87.imageshack.us/i/dsc0339b.jpg/)
(http://img843.imageshack.us/img843/2489/dsc0351b.th.jpg) (http://img843.imageshack.us/i/dsc0351b.jpg/)
(http://img155.imageshack.us/img155/1742/dsc0352j.th.jpg) (http://img155.imageshack.us/i/dsc0352j.jpg/)
(http://img87.imageshack.us/img87/3783/dsc0353aj.th.jpg) (http://img87.imageshack.us/i/dsc0353aj.jpg/)
(http://img89.imageshack.us/img89/4418/dsc0358m.th.jpg) (http://img89.imageshack.us/i/dsc0358m.jpg/)
(http://img192.imageshack.us/img192/6150/dsc0359u.th.jpg) (http://img192.imageshack.us/i/dsc0359u.jpg/)
(http://img80.imageshack.us/img80/9803/dsc0361j.th.jpg) (http://img80.imageshack.us/i/dsc0361j.jpg/)
(http://img193.imageshack.us/img193/9561/dsc0363of.th.jpg) (http://img193.imageshack.us/i/dsc0363of.jpg/)
(http://img687.imageshack.us/img687/9558/dsc0365m.th.jpg) (http://img687.imageshack.us/i/dsc0365m.jpg/)
(http://img707.imageshack.us/img707/4913/dsc0366c.th.jpg) (http://img707.imageshack.us/i/dsc0366c.jpg/)
(http://img41.imageshack.us/img41/2821/dsc0367c.th.jpg) (http://img41.imageshack.us/i/dsc0367c.jpg/)
(http://img832.imageshack.us/img832/2108/dsc0370of.th.jpg) (http://img832.imageshack.us/i/dsc0370of.jpg/)
(http://img15.imageshack.us/img15/2812/dsc0373p.th.jpg) (http://img15.imageshack.us/i/dsc0373p.jpg/)
(http://img836.imageshack.us/img836/4981/dsc0386jt.th.jpg) (http://img836.imageshack.us/i/dsc0386jt.jpg/)
(http://img193.imageshack.us/img193/3860/dsc0388ej.th.jpg) (http://img193.imageshack.us/i/dsc0388ej.jpg/)
(http://img88.imageshack.us/img88/6272/dsc0394we.th.jpg) (http://img88.imageshack.us/i/dsc0394we.jpg/)
(http://img17.imageshack.us/img17/6177/dsc0406dq.th.jpg) (http://img17.imageshack.us/i/dsc0406dq.jpg/)
(http://img88.imageshack.us/img88/7293/dsc0409i.th.jpg) (http://img88.imageshack.us/i/dsc0409i.jpg/)
(http://img833.imageshack.us/img833/9646/dsc0427n.th.jpg) (http://img833.imageshack.us/i/dsc0427n.jpg/)
(http://img214.imageshack.us/img214/2329/dsc0431ba.th.jpg) (http://img214.imageshack.us/i/dsc0431ba.jpg/)
(http://img12.imageshack.us/img12/8696/dsc0432at.th.jpg) (http://img12.imageshack.us/i/dsc0432at.jpg/)
(http://img517.imageshack.us/img517/2482/dsc0450r.th.jpg) (http://img517.imageshack.us/i/dsc0450r.jpg/)
(http://img248.imageshack.us/img248/6366/dsc0456s.th.jpg) (http://img248.imageshack.us/i/dsc0456s.jpg/)
(http://img96.imageshack.us/img96/3922/dsc0459m.th.jpg) (http://img96.imageshack.us/i/dsc0459m.jpg/)
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Title: Re: the lens thread
Post by: [X] on February 02, 2011, 03:31:22 PM
extended daw ang Nikon lense sale:

http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10150106228366271&set=a.179103421270.161338.100143801270 (http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10150106228366271&set=a.179103421270.161338.100143801270)
Title: Re: the lens thread
Post by: Al on February 02, 2011, 08:56:39 PM
can anyone recommend a shop or person where i can have my lens cleaned?
Title: Re: the lens thread
Post by: barurutor on February 02, 2011, 10:18:56 PM
Nakakatawa yung ibang comments dun sa Nikon Lens sale FB page.

@Al you should have Columbia Digital clean it since they're the local Nikon Service Center.  Ewan ko lang kung magkano, tsaka sa QC siya.

Title: Re: the lens thread
Post by: Al on February 02, 2011, 11:11:31 PM
Yeah... that's the idea. Baka sakali lang na may mas malapit sa akin. Hehehe. Will probably go there next week if there are no alternatives.

Buti na lang hindi pa urgent. Them moldy spots still don't show on my photos, thankfully.
Title: Re: the lens thread
Post by: zer0 on February 02, 2011, 11:32:07 PM
ok ba ang tamron guys?
Title: Re: the lens thread
Post by: slide on February 02, 2011, 11:47:21 PM
tamron gamit ko sa film dati. ngayon din, 28-75 f/2.8.  Magandang lens siya. 

your zoom is too long, really and has too many compromises.  get a 17-50 and use that first.  epic lens.  kung bitin pa, get a 50-150 f/2.8 or a 70-200 f/2.8. 

try to save up for good lenses so you only have to buy them once. 
Title: Re: the lens thread
Post by: zer0 on February 03, 2011, 12:55:52 AM
@slide

thanks sir slide sa feedback. yup, medyo di nga sharp ang images ng 28-300mm na tamron sa long range.

is there a tamron equivalent ng nikkor 18-200mm vr pero mas mura ang price with decent image quality?

...or get the nikkor 18-200mm then tapos.
Title: Re: the lens thread
Post by: Al on February 03, 2011, 01:17:51 AM
yung 18-270, i guess. nakagamit na rin ako nung mas luma na 18-200 ng Tamron. both are pretty slow, especially on the telephoto end. avoid both, if possible.

i own a Nikkor 18-200. i wouldn't say it's bad, but even i think that it's a bit overrated. i honestly think it's better to get a Nikkor 18-105 if price is an issue, and then a 55-300 or 70-300 later on. or follow slide's suggestion and get a Tamron 17-50 first instead.
Title: Re: the lens thread
Post by: AJ on February 04, 2011, 04:54:59 PM
try to consider tamron 17-50 f2.8 as well. yan ang aking one and only lens. :)

self-quoting. hehe.

tammy 17-50 f2.8 user since 2008. di na umalis sa 400D ko.

(http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4062/4280398665_1b6b237369_z.jpg)

(http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4017/4207488812_f1336558dc_z.jpg)

Title: Re: the lens thread
Post by: Al on February 04, 2011, 05:15:33 PM
fanboy! hahaha....
Title: Re: the lens thread
Post by: AJ on February 04, 2011, 05:41:22 PM
no choice! napupunta na sa pang-grocery. hehehe
Title: Re: the lens thread
Post by: newcastle_29 on February 07, 2011, 04:34:35 AM
yung camera ko ay canon eos 1000D or Rebel XS tapos kit lens lang gamit ko.  kung mag upgrade ako to tammy 17-50 malaki ba talaga ang improvement ng IQ from kit lens?  yung esmi ko kasi gusto nang makasiguro muna bago kami bibili ng tamron 17-50 f/2.8.  thanks.
Title: Re: the lens thread
Post by: zer0 on February 07, 2011, 04:56:05 AM
i honestly think it's better to get a Nikkor 18-105 if price is an issue, and then a 55-300 or 70-300 later on.

pwede. nice upgrade path.
Title: Re: the lens thread
Post by: slide on February 07, 2011, 05:43:55 AM
yung camera ko ay canon eos 1000D or Rebel XS tapos kit lens lang gamit ko.  kung mag upgrade ako to tammy 17-50 malaki ba talaga ang improvement ng IQ from kit lens?  yung esmi ko kasi gusto nang makasiguro muna bago kami bibili ng tamron 17-50 f/2.8.  thanks.

IQ-wise, it's the same unless you're really anal about it.  The biggest difference is the aperture size:  the Tamron is much faster and makes it a great upgrade.
Title: Re: the lens thread
Post by: dean on February 07, 2011, 08:52:43 AM
you'll see a difference in color rendition, contrast, flare control, and a bit on the sharpness side too even with web-sized samples.  the expensive lenses aren't just about larger apertures.
Title: Re: the lens thread
Post by: slide on February 07, 2011, 09:00:17 AM
you'll see a difference in color rendition, contrast, flare control, and a bit on the sharpness side too even with web-sized samples.  the expensive lenses aren't just about larger apertures.

have you used a tamron 17-50 dean?  can you show us photos showing the differences? 
Title: Re: the lens thread
Post by: splerdu on February 07, 2011, 10:12:04 AM
Tamron 17-50 f/2.8 vs Canon 18-55 kit
http://web.comhem.se/contentz/canon/tamron1750/tamronvscanon/tamron1750vscanon1855.htm

Title: Re: the lens thread
Post by: dean on February 07, 2011, 10:18:26 AM
i've used one for a very short period only and i wasn't able to do comparison shots side-by-side the kit lens.  IQ-wise, it was good and i can imagine it being better than the kit lens even at comparable apertures.  maybe our resident tamron 17-50 owners/users can also chip in.
Title: Re: the lens thread
Post by: slide on February 07, 2011, 10:42:57 AM
hmm, figures.  i say again:  the IQ difference is much less than the difference in speed unless you really get anal about it.  Buy the Tamron 17-50mm f/2.8 because it's cheap and fast.  if you want epic IQ, get an L.
Title: Re: the lens thread
Post by: AJ on February 07, 2011, 11:51:01 AM
i concur with the above statements.

the tamron beats the kit lens in all categories. noticeable difference especially in sharpness and fastness.

my personal issues:
1. minsan bitin sa zoom. :)
2. maingay mag-focus. not that loud pero pag katabi mo ay mga naka-L lenses, rinig na rinig ka.
3. reverse yung focusing rotation nya. counterclockwise instead of clockwise like a normal canon lens.

other than that, I'm very much happy with my tammy.
Title: Re: the lens thread
Post by: newcastle_29 on February 07, 2011, 01:52:26 PM
thanks for the input guys, napansin ko din yung 1000D with kit lens ko medyo di maganda ang AF kahit yung mga AF points naka set sa subject. minsan ma-out of focus siya kaya ginawa ko palagi is mag manual-focus at either AV/AV-DEP/TV or Manual modes,  it would take a little bit more time, so if lalagyan ko ng tamron 17-50 f/2.8 makakatulong din ba yon sa AF issues? or sa issue talaga ng 1000D sensor yung problema?
Title: Re: the lens thread
Post by: Heishiro on February 07, 2011, 02:25:50 PM
i honestly think it's better to get a Nikkor 18-105 if price is an issue, and then a 55-300 or 70-300 later on.

pwede. nice upgrade path.

kung nag D90 ka ang kitlens na nakasama yung 18-105 VR na. sana 70-300 VR nalang pag iipunan mo.
kita mo hindi ka naman nakatipid kung bibili ka pa ng 18-105 VR sana nag D90 ka nalang.
Title: Re: the lens thread
Post by: AJ on February 07, 2011, 03:33:12 PM
thanks for the input guys, napansin ko din yung 1000D with kit lens ko medyo di maganda ang AF kahit yung mga AF points naka set sa subject. minsan ma-out of focus siya kaya ginawa ko palagi is mag manual-focus at either AV/AV-DEP/TV or Manual modes,  it would take a little bit more time, so if lalagyan ko ng tamron 17-50 f/2.8 makakatulong din ba yon sa AF issues? or sa issue talaga ng 1000D sensor yung problema?

ano ang scenario pag blurred ang pag-focus mo? kung dark/dimly lit ang surrounding, hirap talaga mag-auto focus.

either way, 1/50secs ata ang kelangan ng kit lens para stable ang shot mo.
Title: Re: the lens thread
Post by: newcastle_29 on February 07, 2011, 03:58:07 PM
thanks for the input guys, napansin ko din yung 1000D with kit lens ko medyo di maganda ang AF kahit yung mga AF points naka set sa subject. minsan ma-out of focus siya kaya ginawa ko palagi is mag manual-focus at either AV/AV-DEP/TV or Manual modes,  it would take a little bit more time, so if lalagyan ko ng tamron 17-50 f/2.8 makakatulong din ba yon sa AF issues? or sa issue talaga ng 1000D sensor yung problema?

ano ang scenario pag blurred ang pag-focus mo? kung dark/dimly lit ang surrounding, hirap talaga mag-auto focus.

either way, 1/50secs ata ang kelangan ng kit lens para stable ang shot mo.

blurred images occured during shooting indoors with sufficient light or dimly lit surrounding w/o flash kahit yung subject di gumagalaw tsaka kahit naka servo yung AF type niya mali pa rin yung pinofocus minsan.
Title: Re: the lens thread
Post by: r8dhex on February 07, 2011, 05:13:34 PM
thanks for the input guys, napansin ko din yung 1000D with kit lens ko medyo di maganda ang AF kahit yung mga AF points naka set sa subject. minsan ma-out of focus siya kaya ginawa ko palagi is mag manual-focus at either AV/AV-DEP/TV or Manual modes,  it would take a little bit more time, so if lalagyan ko ng tamron 17-50 f/2.8 makakatulong din ba yon sa AF issues? or sa issue talaga ng 1000D sensor yung problema?

ano ang scenario pag blurred ang pag-focus mo? kung dark/dimly lit ang surrounding, hirap talaga mag-auto focus.

either way, 1/50secs ata ang kelangan ng kit lens para stable ang shot mo.

blurred images occured during shooting indoors with sufficient light or dimly lit surrounding w/o flash kahit yung subject di gumagalaw tsaka kahit naka servo yung AF type niya mali pa rin yung pinofocus minsan.

Pwede pa rin mag-blur pag dim light kahit hindi gumagalaw yung subject. Yung 1/50th na sabi ni AJ is the minimum shutter speed to counteract camera shake. IS helps, but shutter speed is better.

You don't need AF servo for dim-light portraits. Use one shot AF, center-point focus. One-shot because it only needs to focus once, stop, then shoot. Center because the center AF point is usually the most sensitive.

AF servo is used for moving targets usually, it means that the lens will keep focusing continuously on the subject while the shutter is pressed. Technically, it won't even focus on the subject, but on the subject's calculated future position at the time of the shutter release. This works well for sports or similar subjects where the subject is moving towards or away from the camera at a constant speed. Sports shooters tend to shoot in bursts because the first few frames are off sometimes, because the prediction does not yet have enough data. The additional computation also adds a bit of lag, although mostly it's negligible.
Title: Re: the lens thread
Post by: newcastle_29 on February 07, 2011, 11:44:16 PM
^nice

thanks for the tip
Title: Re: the lens thread
Post by: newcastle_29 on February 09, 2011, 11:53:20 AM
i decided to keep my camera for 1 more year dahil marami pa akong kelangan i explore sa 1000D tsaka yung budget very tight na kaya yung lens upgrade options ko nagbago.  gusto ko din mag shoot ng far subjects tapos pang all-around din.   Medyo limitado talaga yung budget dahil sa ibang gastusin so ito yung lens na gusto kong bilhin.  help me choose which is better between the 2 :)

or kung meron kayong i suggest na lens basta around USD250-USD300 lang budget range ko

Sigma 18-200mm f/3.5-6.3 DC Lens for Canon Digital SLR Camera (no OS)
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51USGKAknsL._SL500_AA300_.jpg)

http://www.amazon.com/Sigma-18-200mm-3-5-6-3-Digital-Cameras/dp/B0007U0GYS/ref=sr_1_10?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1297149275&sr=1-10


or


Tamron AF 18-200mm f/3.5-6.3 XR Di II LD Aspherical (IF) Macro Zoom Lens for Canon Digital SLR Camera (no VC)
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51dDtVf0FSL._SL500_AA300_.jpg)

http://www.amazon.com/Tamron-AF-18-200mm-Aspherical-Canon/dp/B0007WK8MQ/ref=sr_1_55?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1297149110&sr=1-55


di ko din ma-afford yung merong (OS - Sigma) at (VC - Tamron)


TIA. :)
Title: Re: the lens thread
Post by: icebuko on February 09, 2011, 12:35:58 PM
Mahirap gumamit ng mahabang zoom tapos walang OS or VC.
Title: Re: the lens thread
Post by: solidhelix08 on February 09, 2011, 12:43:37 PM
tapos 6.3 pa sa telephoto end, iso bump dyan
Title: Re: the lens thread
Post by: dean on February 09, 2011, 01:22:37 PM
for your 1000D, just keep the kit lens and get a flash instead.  even if you just use it mounted on your camera's hot shoe, you'll see how much a flash can help you with your photos.
Title: Re: the lens thread
Post by: newcastle_29 on February 09, 2011, 01:41:51 PM
for your 1000D, just keep the kit lens and get a flash instead.  even if you just use it mounted on your camera's hot shoe, you'll see how much a flash can help you with your photos.


hmm nice suggestion @ dean.  wala pa naman akong flash na maganda hehe.  is this good enough?

Canon Speedlite 270EX Flash for Canon Digital SLR Camera

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51Uoy4F0q2L._SL500_AA300_.jpg)

http://www.amazon.com/Canon-Speedlite-270EX-Digital-Cameras/dp/B001XURPR2/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1297229927&sr=8-3


dagdag ko na din itong lens

Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II Camera Lens

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41wx0ebndXL._SL500_AA300_.jpg)

http://www.amazon.com/Canon-50mm-1-8-Camera-Lens/dp/B00007E7JU/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1297230146&sr=8-1


swak na swak din sa budget ko hehe
Title: Re: the lens thread
Post by: barurutor on February 09, 2011, 02:55:37 PM
get a flash with adjustable (tilt/rotate) head.

wala bang murang 70-200 IS or 70-300 IS ang Tamron/Sigma/Tokina for Canon?
Title: Re: the lens thread
Post by: icebuko on February 09, 2011, 02:56:37 PM
Itong flash na to pwede rin. Mas mahal nga lang dyan, parang less than 5k lang kuha ko dito dati. 
http://www.amazon.com/YongNuo-YN-468-Speedlite-Display-Suitable/dp/B003LB0DAM/ref=sr_1_5?ie=UTF8&s=electronics&qid=1297234356&sr=8-5 (http://www.amazon.com/YongNuo-YN-468-Speedlite-Display-Suitable/dp/B003LB0DAM/ref=sr_1_5?ie=UTF8&s=electronics&qid=1297234356&sr=8-5)
Title: Re: the lens thread
Post by: slide on February 09, 2011, 03:02:56 PM
@newcastle
50mm f/1.8 is win

+1 on barurutor.  save up for a flash with and adjustable head, like the 430exII.  i would also advise against off-brand flashes, the Canon flashes are totally worth their price.  They recycle faster, have much more consistent lighting and have way better build quality.  Wag kang matukso sa presyo nung ibang flash.
Title: Re: the lens thread
Post by: barurutor on February 09, 2011, 03:05:25 PM
i suppose you could go off-brand on your secondary flashes but don't skimp on your main flash.
Title: Re: the lens thread
Post by: newcastle_29 on February 09, 2011, 03:42:24 PM
Quote
get a flash with adjustable (tilt/rotate) head.

*noted*

 
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wala bang murang 70-200 IS or 70-300 IS ang Tamron/Sigma/Tokina for Canon?

Tamron AF 70-300mm f/4.0-5.6 Di LD Macro Zoom Lens for Canon Digital SLR Camera

http://www.amazon.com/Tamron-70-300mm-4-0-5-6-Digital-Cameras/dp/B000EXOXVA/ref=sr_1_3?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1297236227&sr=1-3

Sigma 70-300mm f/4-5.6 DG APO Macro Telephoto Zoom Lens for Canon SLR Camera

http://www.amazon.com/Sigma-70-300mm-4-5-6-Telephoto-Cameras/dp/B000ALLMI8/ref=sr_1_1?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1297236774&sr=1-1

Quote
@newcastle
50mm f/1.8 is win

okay so go na ako nito hehe thanks.

Quote
+1 on barurutor.  save up for a flash with and adjustable head, like the 430exII.  i would also advise against off-brand flashes, the Canon flashes are totally worth their price.  They recycle faster, have much more consistent lighting and have way better build quality.  Wag kang matukso sa presyo nung ibang flash.

*noted on this* ano pala limitation sa 270ex? 
Title: Re: the lens thread
Post by: AJ on February 09, 2011, 03:58:59 PM
on 50mm f/1.8... that's what you call nifty fifty.

too bad i sold mine to my in-law. totally worth the buy! you can buy a reverse ring adapter and mount it on reverse to have a poor man's macro lens.

on flash, i have a 430exII as well. servicing me well. :D
Title: Re: the lens thread
Post by: slide on February 09, 2011, 04:05:10 PM
Quote
*noted on this* ano pala limitation sa 270ex? 

Walang pan yung flash head, tilt lang.  read up on "bounce flash."
Title: Re: the lens thread
Post by: barurutor on February 09, 2011, 04:53:58 PM
http://photonotes.org/reviews/speedlite-270ex/

http://www.kenrockwell.com/canon/flash/270ex.htm
Title: Re: the lens thread
Post by: newcastle_29 on February 09, 2011, 11:01:13 PM
^thanks sa link

dami palang issues nyan hehe.
Title: Re: the lens thread
Post by: Al on February 09, 2011, 11:30:34 PM
i suppose you could go off-brand on your secondary flashes but don't skimp on your main flash.
hehe... i'm guilty of not following this advice. i couldn't get myself to spending more for something i very rarely use. this was more than two years ago, though. for now, while my Nissin Di622 has its quirks (a few reliability issues), at least i am now slightly better in using flash guns. more importantly, i didn't destroy my D80 in the process. lol... i also know now that, in my case, spending for something like an SB600 will probably not be a waste of money in the near future.
Title: Re: the lens thread
Post by: newcastle_29 on February 10, 2011, 07:41:56 AM
ok so naawa yung esmi ko sakin dahil sa kakaisip ko kung anong lens ang dapat bilhin hehe nag decide siya na tamron 17-50mm f/2.8 na lang daw.  yung flash mga later this year na lang daw yun or kasama pag upgrade ng body next year woot!!! hehe  "sigh" makatulog na talaga ako ng maayos nito lol.

http://www.amazon.com/Tamron-17-50mm-Aspherical-Digital-Cameras/dp/B000EXR0SI/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1297294674&sr=8-1

so ok lang ba na walang VC? kasi ang mahal masyado yung may VC model.  siguro naman ok na ito.  babawi na lang ako sa shutter speed while adjusting focal lenght :)  thanks.
Title: Re: the lens thread
Post by: AJ on February 10, 2011, 07:56:20 AM
congrats! sulitin yang lens na yan!
Title: Re: the lens thread
Post by: icebuko on February 10, 2011, 09:40:59 AM
Congrats sa lens.
Title: Re: the lens thread
Post by: Al on February 10, 2011, 09:49:57 AM
ayos na yan. IS/VR/VC/OS is not critical for that range - ask AJ.
Title: Re: the lens thread
Post by: AJ on February 10, 2011, 04:52:13 PM
ayos na yan. IS/VR/VC/OS is not critical for that range - ask AJ.

AJ Approved!

hehehe
Title: Re: the lens thread
Post by: newcastle_29 on February 11, 2011, 04:46:53 AM
^haha

thanks guys.  i'll be ordering one from amazon in a few days :)
Title: Re: the lens thread
Post by: dean on February 11, 2011, 12:08:42 PM
this has been running in my head for quite some time so i might as well just type it down

current 2-lens combo on my APS-C canon system
17-40 f/4L  = 27.2-64mm FOV, 2nd hand usually goes for 27~30k
70-200 f/4L = 112-320mm FOV, 2nd hand usually goes for 24~26k
total 51~56k

planned/target 2-lens combo on the same APS-C canon system
17-55 f/2.8 IS = 27.2-88mm FOV, priced at 42,000 @ dbgadgets
100 f/2 = 160mm FOV, priced at 18,700
total of 60,700

reasons?  larger apertures not for low-light but for better subject isolation (especially the 100 f/2).  the total cost of those two lenses are pretty close to the total value of the current 2-lens setup when sold and since i'm pretty cash-strapped right now, buying more expensive lenses isn't really an option i'm considering.  IQ-wise, the 17-55 and 100 f/2 aren't L lenses but it's not like the 17-40 f/4 and the 70-200 are the best L's out there.  canon's 17-55 is like an L when it comes to optics and the 100 f/2 is one of the most under-appreciated lenses in canon's lineup.

downsides
well, bye bye L's (lol) no more red rings :P.  lesser build quality, less versatility (for the 100 f/2) and less telephoto range.  oh, the non-L's don't have lens hoods included when purchased so that's an additional cost.

but yun... just sharing hahahaha i do like my current setup but this has just been running in my head for a while.

of course, the even further away plan is to move to full frame and probably stick with the 24-70 f/2.8 and 135 f/2 combo :) the 17-55 + 100 (or the 85 f/1.8) are pretty close to that in the world of crop.
Title: Re: the lens thread
Post by: AJ on February 11, 2011, 01:25:38 PM
thumbs up to your planned/target lenses!

imo, I'd put more weight in larger apertures rather than the red rings at f4. 17-55 f2.8 is da bam. if i had enough money when i bought my tammy, i would have bought that canon lens instead. this is the major major upgrade for the kit lens.

on 100mm f/2, is this the macro lens? if yes, then go! go! go!
nakagamit din ako nito. hanep sa talas at sarap ipang-macro.

some shots:
(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2584/3753822267_b5ff9e3ee6_z.jpg)

(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2550/3754622282_162e5f698b_z.jpg)

Title: Re: the lens thread
Post by: dean on February 11, 2011, 01:50:15 PM
fafa aj,

the 100mm f/2 is not a macro lens :) i have a set of AF extension tubes for my macro needs which i use with different lenses.  here's a thread over at POTN for sample photos of the 100 f/2
http://photography-on-the.net/forum/showthread.php?t=226590

so far, the f/4's haven't disappointed me.  i really love the color and contrast on them.  so... just sharing some lens thoughts hhehehehe.  i'll make use of what i have for now and just keep saving and see if an upgrade is really needed or not in the future :)
Title: Re: the lens thread
Post by: AJ on February 11, 2011, 02:10:28 PM
dean,

I thought you were referring to this 100mm f2.8
http://www.fredmiranda.com/reviews/showproduct.php?product=47

http://www.the-digital-picture.com/reviews/canon-ef-100mm-f-2.8-usm-macro-lens-review.aspx

(http://img821.imageshack.us/i/canonef100mmf28usmmacro.jpg)
Title: Re: the lens thread
Post by: Al on February 12, 2011, 11:27:17 PM
Nabigla ako nung nagpa-quote ako sa Columbia Digital kung magkano palinis ng lens. They were asking for P3,500 with a one week waiting time. Buti na lang nag email muna ako bago ako sumugod dun. Ang layo pa naman sa akin. I wouldn't be surprised if people would rather buy a new 18-55mm or 50mm/1.8 than have them serviced.

So, naglakas ako ng loob at tumawag ako kay Mang Ady. Lots of glowing feedback regarding his work dun sa PiPho, pero siyempre, malay ko ba. Hehehe. So pinuntahan ko siya sa Trinoma last Wednesday and got my lens back earlier today tapos 1,200 lang singil niya. Best of all, my lens seems like it's as good as new. At the very least, everything seems in working order and the glasses are clean.

Dirty lens problem solved!
Title: Re: the lens thread
Post by: athlonFan on February 13, 2011, 11:18:35 AM
+1 kay Ady, nagtaas na pala cleaning niya? nung huli ako magpalinis ng 70-200 F/4L IS ay 800 lang hehe.

@Dean, I've used the 17-55 2.8 IS and it's on my camera 90% of the time! IQ is on the same leage as L's minus the build quality. The older versions *I think* had a nasty habit of IS breaking down after 1-2 years of use. The newer ones seems to have corrected this issue. IS replacement costs around 6.5k @ Canon assuming it's no longer under warranty.
Title: Re: the lens thread
Post by: Al on February 13, 2011, 11:30:12 AM
palagay ko depende kung ganung kadumi din. sabi niya, medyo may kadumihan daw talaga yung loob ng lens ko. hehehe.
Title: Re: the lens thread
Post by: newcastle_29 on February 18, 2011, 11:41:31 AM
just out of luck here, or maybe a blessing in disguise.

my wifey decides to cancel my tammy 17-50 order and went to a super cheap one canon 75-300mm III (no IS / no USM ) grrr.  she said she has too many expenses this year.  sabi niya don't worry may next year pa naman eh hehe.  i prefer zoom over the nifty fifty so i decide to buy this lens.   mag experiment muna ako nito hehehe.
Title: Re: the lens thread
Post by: Heishiro on February 18, 2011, 11:59:24 AM
no IS grabe pagdurusa sa long range :))
hi-ISO + tripod
Title: Re: the lens thread
Post by: dean on February 18, 2011, 12:04:47 PM
@jason,

just wondering... how's the dust issue on the 17-55?  i keep hearing that it's bad but a lot of people also downplay that and say that as long as they use a filter, it isn't really an issue.  i know it's rare that dust affects IQ but i guess i'm just paranoid or OC about it. any comments?
Title: Re: the lens thread
Post by: dean on February 18, 2011, 12:06:20 PM
@newcastle, don't expect much from the 75-300 hehe.  hopefully, maganda nga yung kapalit nyan na next purchase :)
Title: Re: the lens thread
Post by: barurutor on February 18, 2011, 12:09:17 PM
Quote
my wifey decides to cancel my tammy 17-50 order and went to a super cheap one canon 75-300mm III (no IS / no USM ) grrr.  she said she has too many expenses this year.

So she decides to not get you what you wanted and get you something you didn't want instead?  How nice.

So I guess you could be justified in getting a Canon 17-55 2.8 IS next year?
Title: Re: the lens thread
Post by: newcastle_29 on February 18, 2011, 12:16:08 PM
@newcastle, don't expect much from the 75-300 hehe.  hopefully, maganda nga yung kapalit nyan na next purchase :)

yeah i know i've read some of it's reviews and photo samples but i'ts been a challenge for me how to make the best out of it :)  next year will be a blast ... hopefully mas marami na akong experience sa photography by that time.

Quote
my wifey decides to cancel my tammy 17-50 order and went to a super cheap one canon 75-300mm III (no IS / no USM ) grrr.  she said she has too many expenses this year.

So she decides to not get you what you wanted and get you something you didn't want instead?  How nice.

So I guess you could be justified in getting a Canon 17-55 2.8 IS next year?

she said better to have one than nothing at all ( USD150.00 @ amazon) so binili ko na lang hehe.  challenge din ito siguro to be a better photog haha.   Siguro 60D+17-55 IS 2.8 next year hopefully :)
Title: Re: the lens thread
Post by: barurutor on February 18, 2011, 12:26:15 PM
good luck with that.  at the very least you could trade it for a 50mm 1.8
Title: Re: the lens thread
Post by: newcastle_29 on February 18, 2011, 12:32:37 PM
good luck with that.  at the very least you could trade it for a 50mm 1.8

idagdag ko na lang  si nifty fifty next month pag magka pera ako hehe
Title: Re: the lens thread
Post by: Heishiro on February 18, 2011, 01:25:46 PM
50mm 1.8 nalang sana...
nung nasa Canon side pako mas gamit ko yung 50mm kesa sa 55-250mm
ngayun Nikon na gamit ko plan ko pa din na bumili ng 50mm 1.8
and why not 55-250 IS nalang kesa 75-300?
konti lang price diff nila
Title: Re: the lens thread
Post by: newcastle_29 on February 18, 2011, 01:49:22 PM
50mm 1.8 nalang sana...
nung nasa Canon side pako mas gamit ko yung 50mm kesa sa 55-250mm
ngayun Nikon na gamit ko plan ko pa din na bumili ng 50mm 1.8
and why not 55-250 IS nalang kesa 75-300?
konti lang price diff nila


last time na check ko sa amazon.com it was USD249.99+shipping yung 55-250mm. sayang nga eh di ma-stretch ang budget.  yung si nifty fifty may nagbebenta sa kin ng USD80.00 pero next month pa daw niya ibenta sa kin so good deal na din yun antayin ko na lang.

Title: Re: the lens thread
Post by: zer0 on February 18, 2011, 01:50:36 PM
noob question.

anong advantage pag fixed na lens?
Title: Re: the lens thread
Post by: Heishiro on February 18, 2011, 02:02:34 PM
last time na check ko sa amazon.com it was USD249.99+shipping yung 55-250mm. sayang nga eh di ma-stretch ang budget.  yung si nifty fifty may nagbebenta sa kin ng USD80.00 pero next month pa daw niya ibenta sa kin so good deal na din yun antayin ko na lang.

huwat?! $220 sya dito bat mas mahal pa sa amazon? B&H $199.95 sya

@zer0 , hindi ka palit-palit ng lens para di mapasok ng dumi yung luob ng cam at magkaron ng sensor dust
na sobrang nakamamatay ang feeling pag lilinisin! imagine touching your cam's sensorzzzz!!!! :))
Title: Re: the lens thread
Post by: zer0 on February 18, 2011, 02:16:08 PM
@heishi

what i mean is may advantage ba ex. ang 50mm vs 50-200mm na lens @50mm in terms of image quality?

yup natry ko na maglinis ng sensor... 7 attempts bago natanggal lol.

Title: Re: the lens thread
Post by: athlonFan on February 18, 2011, 03:02:53 PM
@jason,

just wondering... how's the dust issue on the 17-55?  i keep hearing that it's bad but a lot of people also downplay that and say that as long as they use a filter, it isn't really an issue.  i know it's rare that dust affects IQ but i guess i'm just paranoid or OC about it. any comments?

My experience with the 17-55.
1. It's not true that if put a filter on it all the time, it will lessen/prevent dust. Dust comes in from the vacuum when zooming in/out the lens barrel. Whoever said that a filter can weather seal the lens should jump off a plane and use an umbrella as a parachute.
2. It's true that the dust doesn't affect image quality at all but it's also annoying to see a few specks of dust inside.
3. It's not true that the dust problem is THAT BAD. I used my 17-55 for about 2 years and I had 3-4 small specks of dust every year, not even at the center. You'll have your lens cleaned and calibrated at least once a year anyway so it shouldn't build up in the first place. I've used it heavily in light rain and usual dusty areas. I think the dust specks comes from your shirt lints.

hope this sheds some light to you :)
Title: Re: the lens thread
Post by: splerdu on February 18, 2011, 04:45:47 PM
If saving money is the order of the day I'd just cancel the 75-300 altogether and stick with the kit lens.
Title: Re: the lens thread
Post by: newcastle_29 on February 18, 2011, 09:41:23 PM
@heishi

uu nga  nakita ko pala sa B&H USD199.00 pala yung 55-250 tsk tsk tsk sayang pwede na sana yun

@splerdu

hehe i can always return the product if not satisfied.
Title: Re: the lens thread
Post by: zer0 on February 18, 2011, 09:42:39 PM
repost...

may advantage ba ex. ang 50mm vs 50-200mm na lens @50mm in terms of image quality?
Title: Re: the lens thread
Post by: waway on February 18, 2011, 10:06:05 PM
^wider apertures I guess. at least from what I understand
Title: Re: the lens thread
Post by: Al on February 18, 2011, 10:19:52 PM
the prime 50mm will undoubtedly focus faster and have higher IQ. and there's the depth of field allowed by the wider opening.
Title: Re: the lens thread
Post by: zer0 on February 18, 2011, 10:35:40 PM
thanks for the replies :)
Title: Re: the lens thread
Post by: intelathlon on February 18, 2011, 10:54:26 PM
50mm better in low light+creamier bokeh wide open+ good IQ , 50-200mm medyo gapang sa low light, but ok if outside + gives you extra reach... i miss my 55-250mm canon :(
Title: Re: the lens thread
Post by: Heishiro on February 18, 2011, 11:07:59 PM
maganda lang ang F1.8 kung low light at mas mabilis.
pero di naman tama na mag compare ka ng magkaiba ang F.
dati na try ko i compare yung 50mm at 55-250mm , 50 vs 55  F8 and F11 totoo lang
wala ako makitang pagkakaiba.. dipende nalan siguro kung parehong
good copy ang glass na kinukumpara mo ^__^
Title: Re: the lens thread
Post by: dom_08 on February 18, 2011, 11:42:29 PM
generally a prime (fixed focal length lens) would have the ff benefits:
lighter
faster (smaller ƒ number/bigger aperture opening)

because it has less glass elements. but since these are fixed focal length, you'd have to:
change lenses often
bring many lenses just to cover a range of focal length

when comparing cheap zooms (entry levels/kit lenses) and prime lenses, prime lenses also has the advantage of better image quality (chromatic abberation, color, contrast, resolution) because of the same reason LESS elements as compared to zooms (4-9 elements vs 20-40 elements), and of course it transmits more light (ƒ/1.8 vs ƒ/4.0-5.6)

the more expensive zooms however (Canon Ls and Nikon Ns) have comparable image quality compared to primes, because these lenses use higher grade glass and has higher precision manufacturing, and aperture openings of this

usually the advantage of zoom lenses are:
one lenses covers multiple focal lengths
no need to change lenses for different focal lens

higher end zooms also have bigger aperture openings, but not as wide as the primes.




on a slightly different topic.


different lenses has different sweet spot.  but generally wide (below 50mm on 135 film/fullframe) lenses' sweet spot is 3-5 ƒ-stops from it's biggest opening, normal lenses (50mm on 135 film/fullframe), 2-4 ƒ-stops, while tele lenses (above 50mm on 135 film/fullframe) have their sweet spot at 1-3 ƒ-stops.

example:
a 50mm 1.8's usual sweet spot is at ƒ/4.0 or ƒ/5.6
while a 70-200 ƒ/2.8 can be sharp at also ƒ/4.0 or ƒ/5.6
but a 70-300 ƒ/4-5.6, you'd need to stop down to around ƒ/8.0 at 70mm or even ƒ/11.0 at 300mm.



...
anudaw? hahahahah! sorry sabaw moments..
Title: Re: the lens thread
Post by: dean on February 19, 2011, 08:23:43 AM
L lenses are usually very sharp and excellent at max aperture and only improve slightly when stopping down one stop.  the nikkor counterparts are the same i guess.
Title: Re: the lens thread
Post by: Heishiro on February 20, 2011, 07:56:36 PM
Nikkor 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6G VR IF-ED $540
Nikon 55-300mm f/4.5-5.6 VR DX $410

both f/4.5-5.6... both slow.. hmm..
Title: Re: the lens thread
Post by: dom_08 on February 21, 2011, 01:55:45 AM
L lenses are usually very sharp and excellent at max aperture and only improve slightly when stopping down one stop.  the nikkor counterparts are the same i guess.
that's true! ^_^

@Heishiro
ayaw mo yung 55-200 VR? di naman ganun kalaki difference ng 200mm and 300mm eh.

mas mahal yung 70-300 kasi unang una FX lens vs the DX lens. tapos M/A-M type focusing pa, it's not a big deal for some, but for me it's useful. :)
Title: Re: the lens thread
Post by: Heishiro on February 21, 2011, 01:32:44 PM
nope i will never buy the 55-200, we never know when and where the 100mm difference might be useful.
mahirap na pumasok sa sitwasyon na "pwede na" i already learned my lesson :)) i might get the 70-300 vr pag may pondo na
Title: Re: the lens thread
Post by: slide on February 21, 2011, 01:39:26 PM
If saving money is the order of the day I'd just cancel the 75-300 altogether and stick with the kit lens.

Quoting for great justice.

there's a reason why the fast 24-70 and 70-200 lenses are used by pros:  they work. 

if you can't afford good lenses, save up for it.  If you can't get great photos from the kit lens,  buying better lenses won't make you more able.  if the focal length is too short,  walk closer or buy pricier event tickets.
Title: Re: the lens thread
Post by: jorussic on February 21, 2011, 01:44:40 PM
If you can't get great photos from the kit lens,  buying better lenses won't make you more able.
Best advice of the day.
Title: Re: the lens thread
Post by: solidhelix08 on February 21, 2011, 10:35:29 PM
L lenses are usually very sharp and excellent at max aperture and only improve slightly when stopping down one stop.  the nikkor counterparts are the same i guess.
that's true! ^_^

@Heishiro
ayaw mo yung 55-200 VR? di naman ganun kalaki difference ng 200mm and 300mm eh.

mas mahal yung 70-300 kasi unang una FX lens vs the DX lens. tapos M/A-M type focusing pa, it's not a big deal for some, but for me it's useful. :)

+1 sa M/A-M switch, another reason I chose 70-300 over 55-300.
Title: Re: the lens thread
Post by: splerdu on March 04, 2011, 07:35:00 AM
(http://i.imgur.com/XHH3J.jpg)
Title: Re: the lens thread
Post by: slide on March 04, 2011, 09:06:08 AM
win!  i've been looking for that!  local retailer pzl?
Title: Re: the lens thread
Post by: newcastle_29 on March 21, 2011, 04:13:21 AM
mga guys,

any other differences between canon 18-135mm vs 18-200mm aside of course the focal point?
Title: Re: the lens thread
Post by: bravoexo on March 21, 2011, 04:54:45 AM
the 18-135 goes all the way to f/38 on the long side, 5oz lighter, and newer and probably less expensive.
Title: Re: the lens thread
Post by: newcastle_29 on March 21, 2011, 06:05:35 AM
the 18-135 goes all the way to f/38 on the long side, 5oz lighter, and newer and probably less expensive.

thanks,  might as well sell my kit lens + 75-300 and buy that 18-135mm as my everyday lens.
Title: Re: the lens thread
Post by: onin_5 on March 22, 2011, 11:50:42 AM
finally got a zoom lens ^_^'

Nikkor 80 - 200 2.8 AF ED (IF)
(http://a2.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc6/189631_10150100268631525_683776524_6667057_5952180_n.jpg)
Title: Re: the lens thread
Post by: Heishiro on March 24, 2011, 12:03:49 PM
mga guys,
any other differences between canon 18-135mm vs 18-200mm aside of course the focal point?
maganda ng lens yang 18-135 ,IS can go up to 4 stops, for me ok din yung range nya sulit para
gamiting walk around lens. then later you can buy a new teleboso lens 70-300 IS USM.
but for me kung canon pa din ako ang gusto kong lens setup is :
Canon EF-S 15-85mm IS USM + 70-300 IS USM + 50mm 1.4

im also thinking to buy the Nikon 70-300 VR but im also considering the Tamron AF 18-270mm Di II VC
since the nikon 70-300mm is f/4.5-5.6 mukang mahihirapan sa low light.. yung tamron magagamit na din
as backup lens kasi 18mm(wider compared to 70mm) to 270mm naman sya.
Title: Re: the lens thread
Post by: jorussic on March 24, 2011, 03:58:44 PM
mga guys,
any other differences between canon 18-135mm vs 18-200mm aside of course the focal point?
maganda ng lens yang 18-135 ,IS can go up to 4 stops, for me ok din yung range nya sulit para
gamiting walk around lens. then later you can buy a new teleboso lens 70-300 IS USM.
but for me kung canon pa din ako ang gusto kong lens setup is :
Canon EF-S 15-85mm IS USM + 70-300 IS USM + 50mm 1.4

im also thinking to buy the Nikon 70-300 VR but im also considering the Tamron AF 18-270mm Di II VC
since the nikon 70-300mm is f/4.5-5.6 mukang mahihirapan sa low light.. yung tamron magagamit na din
as backup lens kasi 18mm(wider compared to 70mm) to 270mm naman sya.
for Canon, I prefer 10-22, 24-70L then 70-200L.
Title: Re: the lens thread
Post by: athlonFan on March 24, 2011, 04:06:58 PM
re: canon lens.

I suggest you get what you REALLY want.. yung range na gusto niyo. Believe me, you'll end up with L lenses din... L=LUST! :P

anyways, I think I have my dream lens setup na...

50 1.4 for everyday
24-105 F/4L for travel
70-200 2.8L for events/sports/sometimes travel
135 F/2L for baby portraits!

least used ang 24-105 at 135 f/2l saakin kasi I seldom travel and shoot serious baby portraits.

I'm selling my 135 btw.
Title: Re: the lens thread
Post by: AJ on March 24, 2011, 05:15:05 PM
jason,

sample baby pics using 135 mo? how much are you letting go?
Title: Re: the lens thread
Post by: Heishiro on March 24, 2011, 07:37:58 PM
for Canon, I prefer 10-22, 24-70L then 70-200L.

only prob is the price of those L....
Title: Re: the lens thread
Post by: bravoexo on March 25, 2011, 12:48:34 AM
Travel lens of mine is the 17-40 f/4L... lightweight, sturdy, weather sealed, and great quality output.  (Cheap too)
Title: Re: the lens thread
Post by: newcastle_29 on March 25, 2011, 02:39:24 AM
mga guys,
any other differences between canon 18-135mm vs 18-200mm aside of course the focal point?
maganda ng lens yang 18-135 ,IS can go up to 4 stops, for me ok din yung range nya sulit para
gamiting walk around lens. then later you can buy a new teleboso lens 70-300 IS USM.
but for me kung canon pa din ako ang gusto kong lens setup is :
Canon EF-S 15-85mm IS USM + 70-300 IS USM + 50mm 1.4

im also thinking to buy the Nikon 70-300 VR but im also considering the Tamron AF 18-270mm Di II VC
since the nikon 70-300mm is f/4.5-5.6 mukang mahihirapan sa low light.. yung tamron magagamit na din
as backup lens kasi 18mm(wider compared to 70mm) to 270mm naman sya.


thanks heishi. so 18-135 is a way to go then 10-20 kaso ang mahal.  merong sigma at tamron counterpart 10-24mm ata at cheaper price.  any thoughts on it? gusto ko yung 18-135 at 10-20 combo thanks.
Title: Re: the lens thread
Post by: Heishiro on March 25, 2011, 10:18:06 AM
for me ok lang ang mga 3rd party lens, as long as walang issue at maganda ang IQ then why not (and cheaper).
as of now im not interested on buying UWA lenses.. di ko din alam san ko yun gagamitin! :))
im more interested on Macro photography..

right now i also like the Sigma 50mm f/1.4 EX DG HSM!!! i want! i want!!!
Title: Re: the lens thread
Post by: dom_08 on March 25, 2011, 12:19:50 PM
@athlonfan
how much are you selling your 135mm ƒ/2L?

hmmmmm...
lens selection :D:D:D

i'm quite happy with the following lenses:
Canon
24mm ƒ/1.4L (i super love this lens, compared to the 28mm ƒ/1.8 which is soft)
50mm ƒ/1.4 (tried the L version, but I can't get why i should spend soo much more with not much improvement, the 1.4 is pretty solid, the 1.8 is good for it's price, but the 1.4 is waaaay better)
85mm ƒ/1.8 (i have yet to try the 1.4 one of these days, i can't find a rental that has this lens)
100 2.8 macro (the L macro but the non-L is good enough)
and of course
the 135mm ƒ/2 L (you have to try it to understand why)


but then I worked with a cinematographer who owns a couple of M-Mount lenses.  I immediately fell in love with the M-mount lenses, Leica brand to be exact. :)  Canon Ls are clean but these Leica has this different feel just like the zeiss primes

wish I could borrow some Nikon primes. :D


i'm not a fan of zoom lenses anymore (or eversince actually)
but i still love my (brother's) Nikon 80-200 ƒ/2.8. :D
mga guys,
any other differences between canon 18-135mm vs 18-200mm aside of course the focal point?
maganda ng lens yang 18-135 ,IS can go up to 4 stops, for me ok din yung range nya sulit para
gamiting walk around lens. then later you can buy a new teleboso lens 70-300 IS USM.
but for me kung canon pa din ako ang gusto kong lens setup is :
Canon EF-S 15-85mm IS USM + 70-300 IS USM + 50mm 1.4

im also thinking to buy the Nikon 70-300 VR but im also considering the Tamron AF 18-270mm Di II VC
since the nikon 70-300mm is f/4.5-5.6 mukang mahihirapan sa low light.. yung tamron magagamit na din
as backup lens kasi 18mm(wider compared to 70mm) to 270mm naman sya.


thanks heishi. so 18-135 is a way to go then 10-20 kaso ang mahal.  merong sigma at tamron counterpart 10-24mm ata at cheaper price.  any thoughts on it? gusto ko yung 18-135 at 10-20 combo thanks.

i've tried the Sigma 10-20, not so happy with not that sharp, tokina 11-16 2.8 as well.  for ultra wides, i'd still go for Canon 10-22 or Nikon 12-24, or the cheaper Tokina 12-24.  i have yet to try Nikon's 10-24. :D for full frame users: 14mm samyang, or Nikon 14-24 :D:D:D loveleh. :D
Title: Re: the lens thread
Post by: mikkomix21 on March 25, 2011, 01:11:30 PM
but i still love my (brother's) Nikon 80-200 ƒ/2.8. :D

wahahaha ipalinis mo na lens ko hoy!! tawagan mo na si Ady :))
Title: Re: the lens thread
Post by: newcastle_29 on March 25, 2011, 06:28:59 PM
mga guys,
any other differences between canon 18-135mm vs 18-200mm aside of course the focal point?
maganda ng lens yang 18-135 ,IS can go up to 4 stops, for me ok din yung range nya sulit para
gamiting walk around lens. then later you can buy a new teleboso lens 70-300 IS USM.
but for me kung canon pa din ako ang gusto kong lens setup is :
Canon EF-S 15-85mm IS USM + 70-300 IS USM + 50mm 1.4

im also thinking to buy the Nikon 70-300 VR but im also considering the Tamron AF 18-270mm Di II VC
since the nikon 70-300mm is f/4.5-5.6 mukang mahihirapan sa low light.. yung tamron magagamit na din
as backup lens kasi 18mm(wider compared to 70mm) to 270mm naman sya.


thanks heishi. so 18-135 is a way to go then 10-20 kaso ang mahal.  merong sigma at tamron counterpart 10-24mm ata at cheaper price.  any thoughts on it? gusto ko yung 18-135 at 10-20 combo thanks.

i've tried the Sigma 10-20, not so happy with not that sharp, tokina 11-16 2.8 as well.  for ultra wides, i'd still go for Canon 10-22 or Nikon 12-24, or the cheaper Tokina 12-24.  i have yet to try Nikon's 10-24. :D for full frame users: 14mm samyang, or Nikon 14-24 :D:D:D loveleh. :D


oh i almost forgot the tokina 12-24mm uu nga according sa mga reviews at lens photo archives maganda yung IQ at same price lang sa sigma at tammy counterparts :) (napaisip tuloy)  thanks for the inputs @dom
Title: Re: the lens thread
Post by: splerdu on April 04, 2011, 04:17:03 AM
Nikon 14-24 2.8G Review [16-9.net] (http://www.16-9.net/lens_tests/nikon_14_24mm_1/nikon14_24mm_a.html)

Quote
At 14mm, the Nikon 14-24mm gives us a whole new level of performance: it's not so much that it rewrites the rules, it doesn't seem to be aware of what the rules are . . . sharp, vignette-free corners at 14mm / f2.8? No problem! With performance this good at f5.6, I think we've just found a lens that may challenge the Leica 15mm f2.8 for the title of ultimate ultrawide. Without question, this lens is at least as good as the Zeiss 15mm f3.5.

So what we appear to have, at first glance, is a Zeiss 15mm + Canon 24 L in one lens for a bargain $1800. In overlapping focal lengths, it's better than the Nikon 17-35mm, Canon 17-40mm, 16-35mm II, and even, I suspect, the Contax N 17-35mm f2.8 zooms. More than that, it looks like it might better than every prime in that range: you can forget the Tamron 14mm, Sigma 14mm, Canon 14mm Mark I, Zeiss, Nikon and Leica 15mm f3.5, Tokina 17mm, Olympus 18mm, Zeiss 18mm, Nikon 20mm and Olympus 21mm variants.

But is it better than the Leica 19mm? Easy – yes: superb colouring v superb colouring, but the Nikon has better corners.

Is there a better 24mm lens? Maybe – but not by much. The 24L is pretty special, and two stops faster, so it's unlikely to be dethroned in the near future. But the Nikon zoom is as good as anything else you can use at this focal length.

Is is better than the Leica 15mm f2.8? Ah – good question! Can I get back to you on that when my 1Ds III arrives? It may be the only tool capable of giving us an answer.

Is it better than the Zeiss 21mm? Oooh, now you're asking . . . perhaps not. But we'd have to define 'better' better: is it as high resolution? Perhaps not – though given the fact that the Nikon comes very close to outresolving the 5D in the corners makes this something of a moot point. Colour? Zeiss – just: but the Nikon glass draws very similarly. Distortion? At 21mm, no contest: the Nikon is much better. Flare and ghosting? Nikon (just) again . . . .

Is it perhaps the most impressive wide angle lens ever by a huge margin? Yes, and yes again. Run – really, run to your local dealer and buy one as fast as you can. Then sell all those other lenses it replaces and treat yourself to a case of Chateau d'Yquem with the proceeds.

Full review and sample pictures (comparos with the Sigma 14-24 and Canon 24L prime) in the link.
Also mentioned is a very interesting Nikon-G Adapter to use Nikon G lenses in a Canon body.
Title: Re: the lens thread
Post by: berdugoh on April 15, 2011, 04:55:03 PM
(http://www.juzaphoto.com/shared_files/articles/sigma_200-500/009477l.jpg)

http://pyjames.blogspot.com/2010/12/largest-slr-lens-in-world.html (http://pyjames.blogspot.com/2010/12/largest-slr-lens-in-world.html)
Title: Re: the lens thread
Post by: slide on April 15, 2011, 06:00:52 PM
seriously old
Title: Re: the lens thread
Post by: solidhelix08 on April 15, 2011, 06:26:29 PM
sana hinde april's fool yung naka-lagay sa Nikon site dati na AF-S 50mm 1.8.

Title: Re: the lens thread
Post by: r8dhex on April 18, 2011, 10:19:40 AM
Anyone have the Tamron 70-300 VC USD? Seems interesting and better built than the Canon 70-300 IS USM (non-L)
Title: Re: the lens thread
Post by: Heishiro on April 28, 2011, 07:21:02 PM
AF-S NIKKOR 50mm f/1.8G

(http://imaging.nikon.com/lineup/lens/singlefocal/normal/af-s_50mmf_18g/img/product_01.png)
Title: Re: the lens thread
Post by: berdugoh on April 28, 2011, 07:36:49 PM
^ very good lens...
Title: Re: the lens thread
Post by: AJ on May 01, 2011, 09:32:18 AM
finally bought 70-200mm f2.8!

my first L lens.

^__^ happy happy
Title: Re: the lens thread
Post by: icebuko on May 01, 2011, 10:24:59 AM
congrats!
Title: Re: the lens thread
Post by: dean on May 01, 2011, 10:37:28 PM
wow congrats! ako naman parang gusto ko mag-primes this time around :) :)
Title: Re: the lens thread
Post by: Heishiro on May 01, 2011, 10:50:31 PM
ako naman parang gusto ko mag-primes this time around :) :)

ako din, 2 lens nalang ang gusto ko, 50mm F1.4 and 85mm F1.4
kaso ang mahal... :(
Title: Re: the lens thread
Post by: zer0 on May 01, 2011, 11:36:56 PM
ano advantage ng primes?
Title: Re: the lens thread
Post by: dean on May 02, 2011, 12:39:57 AM
usually they have larger apertures and are generally sharper than their zoom counterparts at the same focal lengths (though some zooms now are also at level with primes in the sharpness department).  and primes are generally smaller.
Title: Re: the lens thread
Post by: zer0 on May 02, 2011, 02:18:25 AM
usually they have larger apertures and are generally sharper than their zoom counterparts at the same focal lengths (though some zooms now are also at level with primes in the sharpness department).  and primes are generally smaller.

thanks for the explanation sir dean :)
Title: Re: the lens thread
Post by: Heishiro on May 02, 2011, 02:28:10 PM
usually they have larger apertures and are generally sharper than their zoom counterparts at the same focal lengths (though some zooms now are also at level with primes in the sharpness department).  and primes are generally smaller.

+ sexy bokeh!!! yeah!!!
Title: Re: the lens thread
Post by: newcastle_29 on May 10, 2011, 09:53:22 PM
usually they have larger apertures and are generally sharper than their zoom counterparts at the same focal lengths (though some zooms now are also at level with primes in the sharpness department).  and primes are generally smaller.

+ sexy bokeh!!! yeah!!!

+100

love my 50mm f/1.8 :)

grats on your new lens@heishi
Title: Re: the lens thread
Post by: Heishiro on May 10, 2011, 10:55:30 PM
^ haha NO! NO! wala pa akong bagong lens.. tipid mode muna ako, im planning to buy the 1.4
the price of the new f1.8 is double the price of the old f1.8.. and still f1.8!!! is that an upgrade? hehe
Title: Re: the lens thread
Post by: dom_08 on May 10, 2011, 11:45:40 PM
some people like the fact that it is AFS (mostly dxx00/d60/d40 users), hence the need of an AF-S 1.8.

got the 50mm 1.4D recently, and i'm really happy with it.  tried the 85 1.8 before, i think i'm going for the 50mm 1.4 or the 105mm f/2 DC.

my next lens will be a 24mm 2.8 (no budget for the 1.4 version, but it is lovely)
Title: Re: the lens thread
Post by: solidhelix08 on May 12, 2011, 11:21:09 AM
meron kayo alam na nagbebenta ng AF-D/S 300mm f4?
Title: Re: the lens thread
Post by: dom_08 on May 13, 2011, 12:15:49 AM
was supposed to reply to you @solidhelix08, pero 600mm f/4 pala yung nakita ko. hahaha. sorry, will keep you posted if ever. have you tried infomaxx? or pixel pro? :D
Title: Re: the lens thread
Post by: mikkomix21 on May 13, 2011, 03:54:32 PM
http://kimstore.multiply.com/photos/album/305/Nikkor_Lenses#photo=45

AF-S 300mm f4D - P48,200
Title: Re: the lens thread
Post by: solidhelix08 on May 13, 2011, 08:13:13 PM
@mikkomix21, thanks for the link. i looked before on kimstore, didn't saw this one.
Title: Re: the lens thread
Post by: Taggy on December 12, 2011, 09:14:32 PM
http://kymry.wordpress.com/2011/03/21/canon-ef200-400mm-f4l-is-usm-extender-1-4x-zoom/

(http://www.bill.lockharts.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2011/02/38-600x450.jpg)
Title: Re: the lens thread
Post by: [X] on December 15, 2011, 06:19:50 PM
hi guys, anyone here tried a sigma or tamron 18-200 lens? thinking of replacing my 18-55mm kit with something with more zoom power.
Title: Re: the lens thread
Post by: dom_08 on December 18, 2011, 11:26:24 PM
hi guys, anyone here tried a sigma or tamron 18-200 lens? thinking of replacing my 18-55mm kit with something with more zoom power.

used it for a series of shoot before (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QMl7r1fJCcM) mostly for interviews.  it's good enough, it's really slow/dark though, focusing is also slow (more or less the same as the 18-55 kit).  not as sharp as the kit, but if you want more zoom power this is the lens to use.

this lens needs a lot of light, useful for outdoors. not so much indoors. unless you're comfortable shooting at iso speeds more than 1600.  the one on the link usually is 1/50, f/5.6 ISO400-800. 
Title: Re: the lens thread
Post by: [X] on December 19, 2011, 01:17:42 AM
thanks dom. if compared to the kit canon 18-135 is the performance more or less the same? i just want an all around walk about-casual shooter type lens. the 18-55 kit lens has limited zoom power, and kinda regretting i didnt get the 18-135 kit lens in the first place. i have a canon 550d btw.

btw was it a tamron or a sigma 18-200 that you used?
Title: Re: the lens thread
Post by: dom_08 on December 19, 2011, 09:49:53 AM
thanks dom. if compared to the kit canon 18-135 is the performance more or less the same? i just want an all around walk about-casual shooter type lens. the 18-55 kit lens has limited zoom power, and kinda regretting i didnt get the 18-135 kit lens in the first place. i have a canon 550d btw.

btw was it a tamron or a sigma 18-200 that you used?

that was a tamron 18-200 f/3.5-6.3, it's heavier that the 18-135 but the tamron has VC (IS) which will help from time to time.  we used two versions one with 67mm thread and another 72mm thread i think. i'm not sure how different the two models from one another, i haven't fully used it for stills.

for walk around the tamron or the canon 18-135 will be a good buy.  :) you'd barely go 150-200mm anyway, unless sa beach or an outdoor sports event.
Title: Re: the lens thread
Post by: [X] on December 19, 2011, 10:20:08 PM
would VC (or lack thereof) be a big concern? kim has a non VC 18-200 Tamron for less than 10k. the vc equipped Sigma is about 6k more.
Title: Re: the lens thread
Post by: Al on December 20, 2011, 12:13:17 AM
I've used a non-VC Tamron 18-200. I have no intention of using one again.
Title: Re: the lens thread
Post by: beni on December 20, 2011, 12:30:25 AM
would VC (or lack thereof be a big concern?) kim has a non VC 18-200 Tamron for less than 10k. the vc equipped Sigma is about 6k more.

Get the one with IS/VR (VC?).
Title: Re: the lens thread
Post by: [X] on December 20, 2011, 08:46:12 AM
thanks all for your inputs.

@beni VC=IS/VR
Title: Re: the lens thread
Post by: jorussic on December 26, 2011, 01:33:37 PM
hi guys, need your help.

my Canon 18-55mm kit lens died on me. kept getting err 99. so I'm looking to replace it.

my 2 choices are the Tamron SP AF 17-50mm f/2.8 XR Di II, or the Tamron AF 18-200mm f3.5/6.3 XR Di II.  I would like the 18-200mm for the extra zoom, but I am seriously thinking about the 17-50mm since it's faster.

I rarely use the zoom but it's a nice to have.

also, how do you compare the quality between the two.  thanks!
Title: Re: the lens thread
Post by: icebuko on December 26, 2011, 01:45:13 PM
I would go for the 17-50 2.8 since its fast and sharp. You just have to check for a good copy. The Tammy 18-200 doesn't have VC so you'll probably have a hard time getting sharp image on the long end especially at 6.3.
Title: Re: the lens thread
Post by: jorussic on December 26, 2011, 02:04:07 PM
I would go for the 17-50 2.8 since its fast and sharp. You just have to check for a good copy. The Tammy 18-200 doesn't have VC so you'll probably have a hard time getting sharp image on the long end especially at 6.3.
mahina pa naman ako mag check ng good copy. paano ba gawin yun?
Title: Re: the lens thread
Post by: AJ on December 26, 2011, 03:55:49 PM
tammy 17-50 user here since 2009. nice nice lens.

some minor complain: a little noisy when focussing (the whirrrring sound), finds hard to auto focus on dimly lit situation.

other than that, sobrang nasulet ko na itong lens na to.

(http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2772/4281143706_fb022fd13a_z.jpg)

(http://farm5.staticflickr.com/4062/4280398665_1b6b237369_z.jpg)
Title: Re: the lens thread
Post by: ^_^japol on December 27, 2011, 11:17:16 AM
Go prime Canon 35mm F2.0 :D
Title: Re: the lens thread
Post by: jorussic on December 27, 2011, 01:56:08 PM
Go prime Canon 35mm F2.0 :D
Malayo na yung sagot. Yung dalawa lang ang tinatanong ko.
Title: Re: the lens thread
Post by: ^_^japol on December 27, 2011, 02:27:53 PM
^ lol.

Go 17-50 F2.8, although mines rubber grip disintegrated just last week after heavy use, IQ is still very good even after a couple of years and the things AJ mentioned like focusing. I also noticed tamrons are really prone to fungus, mine has and another buddy of mine even when we regularly use it.

I'm serious about the prime though, @ 16K its a real bargain, someone here is already saving up for the L version :D

Title: Re: the lens thread
Post by: jorussic on December 27, 2011, 04:12:27 PM
actually, instead of buying a new lens, I'm just gonna sell the body.  I have decided to go SLR-less for next year.

any takers?
Title: Re: the lens thread
Post by: dean on December 27, 2011, 05:35:17 PM
going P&S bro?
Title: Re: the lens thread
Post by: jorussic on December 27, 2011, 09:28:16 PM
dunno. gonna wing it from there.
iPhone maybe?
Title: Re: the lens thread
Post by: r8dhex on January 10, 2012, 11:49:21 AM
Recommendations on where can I get my lenses (Canon if it makes any diff) cleaned of fungus? I live in Pasig, but work in Alabang, so I'd rather bring it somewhere near one of those places?

There's also a Canon service center along shaw, that's pretty close to where I live, anyone know how much they charge? Worried that it may cost a lot, so I'm wondering if third-party would be cheaper, what's the typical price for lens fungus clean?
Title: Re: the lens thread
Post by: ^_^japol on January 10, 2012, 01:02:57 PM
Last time I checked it was 1.4K

AFAIK canon along shaw is already closed (contract expired daw, when I went to canon last month) so your gonna have to go the magallanes main branch.

How bad is it? has IQ been affected? Might take more than a week to have it cleaned. I suggest you give it some sun treatment to stop the infection.

Meron ding "mang adi" sa pipho which I've read many positive feedback as well. But I'd go with canon.
Title: Re: the lens thread
Post by: r8dhex on January 10, 2012, 01:14:30 PM
Canon Shaw closed!!? Dang.

It's not so bad yet, IQ hasn't been affected, but I'd rather deal with it early. I already put it under the sun for awhile, I don't know if it worked.

I read about Mang Adi, but after texting, he said doesn't do meetups in Megamall anymore, Trinoma's too far away.

Is the 1.4K at Canon service? If so, that's not too bad, I might try Magallanes.
Title: Re: the lens thread
Post by: Heishiro on January 10, 2012, 04:29:16 PM
going P&S bro?

ako going G12 + 270EX or P7100 + SB-400.
im going to swap my D90 + SB700 then kuha ako ng Canon PowerShot S100
sawa nako sa super heavy at bulky na dslr
Title: Re: the lens thread
Post by: eadejesus on January 10, 2012, 05:01:29 PM
LOL.  Heishi pareho tayo.  I still have my DSLR but I now use Panasonic's ZS7 more often primarily because it's more convenient.  Unfortunately, my "GF" also finds it convenient so I often have to resort to lugging the DSLR when she's using it. :D
Title: Re: the lens thread
Post by: Heishiro on January 10, 2012, 05:11:10 PM
@eadejesus,
sinulit ko lang si D90 sa kasal ng kapatid ko last Dec, kahit GF ko sumuko sa bigat ng D90 + Sb700 nung kasal sa simbahan.
pagdating sa reception ayaw na nya mag take ng pictures! :D sakit na daw ng braso nya LOL
possible G12 + 270EX ang kunin ko then dagdag ng konti para sa S100

Title: Re: the lens thread
Post by: jorussic on January 10, 2012, 10:56:34 PM
ako iPhone na haha! kelangan ma-dispose ko na yung 350D.
Title: Re: the lens thread
Post by: Al on January 11, 2012, 02:49:28 AM
Canon Shaw closed!!? Dang.

It's not so bad yet, IQ hasn't been affected, but I'd rather deal with it early. I already put it under the sun for awhile, I don't know if it worked.

I read about Mang Adi, but after texting, he said doesn't do meetups in Megamall anymore, Trinoma's too far away.

Is the 1.4K at Canon service? If so, that's not too bad, I might try Magallanes.
I work and live in LB, Laguna. But I was able to find the time to go meet up with Mang Ady at Trinoma to have my 18-200 cleaned up (I might have to go to him again). That 1.4k would be his typical charge, IIRC. Asa pa na ganyang kamura sa Canon, haha. Another thing... I'd bet that Mang Ady would get the job done faster.

I'm guessing na hindi magkakalayo ang singil ng Canon tsaka CDSC (for Nikon). If I'm right, I wouldn't bother if you're talking about a kit lens.
Title: Re: the lens thread
Post by: ^_^japol on January 11, 2012, 10:09:07 AM
The 1.4K is for Canon.

Its actually Php 950 and they charge another P500 for service thingie whatever. Call 884 9000

Pero yeah Mang Ady would probably finish it much faster, canon says its 7 to 14 Working days,  of course they told me that as well when I had my cambody fixed, which actually took over a month. But hey they did a very good job.

I'll probably try out Mang Ady for my tammy (lol) but I will stick with canon lalo na pag mahal yun lens :)
Title: Re: the lens thread
Post by: Al on January 11, 2012, 10:54:00 PM
I will also have to backpedal on the 1.4k being a typical Mang Ady asking price. I'm trying to recall, and I vaguely remember something like 800 or something a bit above 1k. So it might be best not to quote me. But I'll know how much again soon enough.
Title: Re: the lens thread
Post by: dean on January 24, 2012, 10:15:38 AM
click
http://basedigitalphotography.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/03/2008-Canon-EF-Lens-Collection.jpg
Title: Re: the lens thread
Post by: newcastle_29 on February 24, 2012, 12:03:15 AM
guys ano bang magandang lens pang portrait? yung prime lens ?

85mm/f1.2L or 135mm f/2L?  or buget  Canon EF 85mm f/1.8 USM or anyone suggests?  thanks
Title: Re: the lens thread
Post by: solidhelix08 on February 24, 2012, 03:49:26 AM
^ di ba meron ka telephoto na lens?

try mo muna doon kung saan focal length ka magiging comfortable mag frame/compose. headshot or half-body ba?
Title: Re: the lens thread
Post by: newcastle_29 on February 24, 2012, 07:06:54 AM
^ di ba meron ka telephoto na lens?

try mo muna doon kung saan focal length ka magiging comfortable mag frame/compose. headshot or half-body ba?

yup yung 55-250mm.  gusto ko yung half-body shot palagi then yung headshot minsan lang. 
Title: Re: the lens thread
Post by: ^_^japol on February 24, 2012, 11:35:17 AM
+ 1 on choosing the right focal length first.

If your talking about pure IQ, for sure the 85mm L / 135mm are both epic portrait lenses but consider your budget and how many times your actually going to be using it. I owned a 70-200 F4L and a 85mm 1.8, and I tended to use the tele more than the prime, more versatile and allowed me to stay put. Sold the 85 and went with the tele. That was about 2 years ago.

Since I was using it primarily for a portrait shoot like say a model, the tele gave me that flexibility to concentrate more on her (like directing her poses, talking to the model more etc). But nowadays I dont do the "stay put - just zoom" technique , maybe if its a studio I would ,but walking around produces better results. So if you can afford it, then go with a prime.

Btw if your into portraits, try your hand with lighting. A reflector can make a huge difference, and then go strobist :)

By then you'll realize a good lens is just part of it.
Title: Re: the lens thread
Post by: dean on February 24, 2012, 01:13:49 PM
the 55-250 can do both headshots and half body portraits so you can practice with that first.  it won't make your subject pop out as much as a fast prime lens though.
Title: Re: the lens thread
Post by: newcastle_29 on February 24, 2012, 02:33:58 PM
^hmm salamat sa mga tips guys.  i'll be better start off with my 55-250 muna then getting expose to studio light techniques muna using that lens. kelangan lang talaga more time and lots of creativity.
Title: Re: the lens thread
Post by: BadoodleZ on February 27, 2012, 10:20:45 PM
i would say 85mm for crop sensor... if naka full frame ka, go for 135.
Title: Re: the lens thread
Post by: Taggy on March 03, 2012, 01:43:16 PM
(http://www.usa.canon.com/CUSA/assets/app/images/cameras/lenses/EF_24to70_LII/profile/ef24-70_28liiu_586x186.gif)
http://www.usa.canon.com/cusa/consumer/products/cameras/ef_lens_lineup/ef_24_70mm_f_2_8l_ii_usm
Title: Re: the lens thread
Post by: dom_08 on March 11, 2012, 03:17:25 PM
(http://img40.imageshack.us/img40/115/dsc0309hr.jpg)
:3

ZF.2 lenses. not in picture: 18mm 3.5. :)
Title: Re: the lens thread
Post by: dom_08 on March 11, 2012, 03:22:04 PM
^hmm salamat sa mga tips guys.  i'll be better start off with my 55-250 muna then getting expose to studio light techniques muna using that lens. kelangan lang talaga more time and lots of creativity.
one option is a 50-150 2.8 lens. :)
Title: Re: the lens thread
Post by: dean on March 12, 2012, 01:14:49 PM
sayo yan bro? nice :) :) :)
Title: Re: the lens thread
Post by: dom_08 on March 19, 2012, 05:21:32 PM
sayo yan bro? nice :) :) :)

hahah!
di ko pa rin afford yan bro, renta lang for a shoot. hahahaha
Title: Re: the lens thread
Post by: newcastle_29 on June 15, 2012, 10:21:37 PM
just announced nikon af-s dx 18-300 vr lens

http://www.dpreview.com/news/2012/06/14/Nikon-AF-S-Nikkor-18-300-F3-5-5-6-G-ED-VR-superzoom-lens-launched
Title: Re: the lens thread
Post by: wheelee on June 15, 2012, 10:52:32 PM
^ & they where saying before that it wasn't viable to make that lens, maybe latter we'll have a 15~400 :D
Title: Re: the lens thread
Post by: newcastle_29 on June 16, 2012, 01:21:26 PM
^ & they where saying before that it wasn't viable to make that lens, maybe latter we'll have a 15~400 :D

or should i say.... 10-400 f/2 :D lolz
Title: Re: the lens thread
Post by: wheelee on June 16, 2012, 01:30:17 PM
^ now that's pushing it! maybe f2.8 :D
Title: Re: the lens thread
Post by: dom_08 on June 26, 2012, 11:31:29 AM
it's not a 10-400 f/2 or f/2.8 but close enough.

(https://p.twimg.com/AwSSiD-CIAER1eS.jpg:medium)
Angenieux Optimo 24-290 2.8 :D
Title: Re: the lens thread
Post by: ^_^japol on June 28, 2012, 08:58:08 PM
5DMkIII + Sigma 50mm 1.4  :wacko:

(http://i45.tinypic.com/2nreo29.jpg)
Title: Re: the lens thread
Post by: dean on June 29, 2012, 12:27:13 PM
woohoo!!!
Title: Re: the lens thread
Post by: dean on August 02, 2012, 09:58:58 PM
hmm... have a 10 year old canon 50mm f/1.8 II that hasn't been getting any action and attention lately...to sell or to keep :|
Title: Re: the lens thread
Post by: wheelee on August 03, 2012, 09:10:06 AM
sell! errrrr keep! no sell! sell! bago mag ka mold pa yan!
Title: Re: the lens thread
Post by: dean on August 03, 2012, 09:34:14 AM
hahaha kahit matanda na siya, wala pa rin fungus... and i'm not really the type who religiously keeps gear in a drybox.  i could use a bigger camera bag for myself kase so... hmm...

:(
Title: Re: the lens thread
Post by: dom_08 on August 20, 2012, 09:29:03 PM
(http://distilleryimage3.instagram.com/6c61ccaee9df11e182e122000a1c869c_7.jpg)

testing the 37mm f/2.8 lens i got recently.
m42 mount and adapter for Nikon f-mount.
Nikon D2H

edit in Snapseed, uploaded to Instagram. HAHAHAHA
Title: Re: the lens thread
Post by: Taggy on November 09, 2012, 05:59:15 PM

New 35mm IS USM.. and 24-70mm f/4 L IS USM


(http://i47.tinypic.com/qouic1.jpg)

http://cpn.canon-europe.com/content/news/canon_announces_is_lens_duo.do (http://cpn.canon-europe.com/content/news/canon_announces_is_lens_duo.do)


love the 35 with the USM but i dont like the IS.. remove the IS, sell it cheaper and ill buy it.
Title: Re: the lens thread
Post by: Taggy on November 22, 2012, 10:02:19 AM
(https://fbcdn-sphotos-h-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash3/533728_349398005158621_765154389_n.jpg)


Hehehe. =)
Title: Re: the lens thread
Post by: berdugoh on November 22, 2012, 11:42:55 AM
^ No shit! Seriously?
Title: Re: the lens thread
Post by: Taggy on November 24, 2012, 02:28:29 AM
[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dpzaZFUMMpI[/youtube]
Title: Re: the lens thread
Post by: Taggy on May 25, 2013, 12:40:50 PM
http://www.sigmaphoto.com/product/18-35mm-f18-dc-hsm-art


18-35mm zoom.  constant f/1.8..   hay..
Title: Re: the lens thread
Post by: zer0 on May 26, 2013, 07:23:01 AM
http://www.sigmaphoto.com/product/18-35mm-f18-dc-hsm-art (http://www.sigmaphoto.com/product/18-35mm-f18-dc-hsm-art)


18-35mm zoom.  constant f/1.8..   hay..

kailan kaya labas nito?

planning to buy this kasi... a Sigma 17-50mm f2.8
[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VYUJEOt5yuo&feature=endscreen&NR=1[/youtube]


napa esep tuloy ako  B)
Title: Re: the lens thread
Post by: splerdu on July 03, 2013, 05:30:34 AM
Eyeing this:
(http://1.static.img-dpreview.com/files/news/6211833292/520/18-35.jpg)
Sigma 18-35 f/1.8 (http://nofilmschool.com/2013/06/sigma-18-35mm-f1-8-price-cost-availability/)

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-agLVS4MP_c[/youtube]
Title: Re: the lens thread
Post by: Taggy on July 27, 2013, 04:44:56 PM

Blunty's review on..



Canon 70D Review + Sigma 18-35mm f1.8 lens preview

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8H-X4vJXbkU[/youtube]
Title: Re: the lens thread
Post by: dean on July 30, 2013, 10:36:07 AM
rumor:  Sigma 24-70 f/2 OS coming :)
Title: Re: the lens thread
Post by: Taggy on March 12, 2014, 10:49:21 PM
[youtube]ho0hOhRSuHk[/youtube]
Title: Re: the lens thread
Post by: splerdu on April 03, 2014, 03:38:05 PM
A rather insightful interview with Sigma CEO Kazuto Yamaki

http://www.imaging-resource.com/news/2014/04/02/sigma-qa-part-i-ceo-kazuto-yamaki-explains-why-so-few-pentax-mount-lenses
Title: Re: the lens thread
Post by: splerdu on April 07, 2014, 05:28:11 AM
Review of the Sigma 50mm f/1.4 Art lens

http://slrgear.com/reviews/showproduct.php/product/1677/cat/30

By targetting the super-expensive Zeiss-Otus 55mm f/1.4, it seems Sigma has made THE 50mm lens you want to have. Apparently, it delivers a solid thumping to the Canon f/1.2L, and the everything Nikon has between 50 and 58mm.

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Conclusion
The Sigma 50mm f/1.4 Art is the most exciting lens we're likely to review this year. All competing lenses from Canon and Nikon fell short when compared to the resolving power of the 50mm Art. We haven't (yet) tested the very best from Zeiss, but we are confident Sigma will trounce it in one key area: price. This difference is likely to be a yawning chasm. Our expectation for pricing on this lens is for something at least a bit less than Canon's 50mm f/1.2 L, which goes for $1,700; despite a variety of rumors and no official price for the Sigma yet, we're expecting it'll be less than that.
Title: Re: the lens thread
Post by: Taggy on May 15, 2014, 01:48:48 AM
EF-S 10-18mm f/4.5-5.6 IS STM


(http://www.canonrumors.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/05/wpid-canon_ef-s10-18f45-561.jpeg)


Is Canon building a holy trinity on EF-S IS STM lens?    10-18 18-55 55-250 hehehe. nice one. Fan boys will buy this. LOLs


[youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7DXvOKsqnLg[/youtube]
Title: Re: the lens thread
Post by: Heishiro on May 15, 2014, 10:38:44 AM
^ f/4.5-5.6???? nowayz!!!!!! :lol:
Title: Re: the lens thread
Post by: Taggy on May 17, 2014, 08:28:22 AM
[youtube]DtDotqLx6nA[/youtube]


[youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e4aSre8t4Yw[/youtube]
Title: Re: the lens thread
Post by: Taggy on October 26, 2014, 10:33:56 AM
(http://www.metabones.com/assets/p/mb_spef-m43-bm1_03s.jpg)

EF to M43 is here. :-)
Title: Re: the lens thread
Post by: reel on October 26, 2014, 03:23:06 PM
anyone into Sony E-mount? addicted to manual lenses right now

(https://scontent-a-lax.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xfa1/v/t1.0-9/1924893_10153270648053219_6705929995250462359_n.jpg?oh=55afc3c1d7804569fefc66137cf689b8&oe=54F17395)

Title: Re: the lens thread
Post by: dean on October 26, 2014, 09:06:59 PM
wow nice!
Title: Re: the lens thread
Post by: reel on May 28, 2015, 02:02:44 AM
my collection as it stands:

(http://i.imgur.com/O7i3PtH.jpg)
Title: Re: the lens thread
Post by: icedrop on June 22, 2015, 07:14:54 AM
nice collection there reel. gusto ko yan 35-70mm

e-mount user here to.
Title: Re: the lens thread
Post by: reel on July 04, 2015, 07:07:54 AM
its up for sale if you want lol. I just recently got an MD 50mm f1.4 for cheap, which is currently my main walkaround lens
Title: Re: the lens thread
Post by: jorussic on July 06, 2015, 05:03:03 PM
Olloclip 4-in-1 Lens for iPhone 5/5S

(http://thegadgetflow.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/02/Gold-Olloclip-4-in-1-iPhone-66-Plus-Lens-01.jpg)

Not bad.  Takes a little time to get used to though.
Title: Re: the lens thread
Post by: dom_08 on June 13, 2016, 02:20:59 PM
(https://scontent.fceb1-1.fna.fbcdn.net/v/l/t1.0-9/13232898_10154241272754700_9048987473777845094_n.jpg?oh=f29bdbb5415cfc60cb6426f0caea5872&oe=57D1A861)

barely removed from the camera recently (except during storage of course)
the Sigma 50-100 1.8 is a pretty good lens for APS-C sensors :)
Title: Re: the lens thread
Post by: dean on June 17, 2016, 05:12:47 PM
nice! how much siya dito?
Title: Re: the lens thread
Post by: dom_08 on June 19, 2016, 05:14:38 PM
nice! how much siya dito?
parang 57k yata kuha ko, JT Photo, Pasong Tamo. ok na rin, until nalaman ko presyo sa HK.  47k. :'(
might be slightly cheaper if you get it sa Quiapo (local Sigma warranty din naman).


maganda range niya, good enough para hindi na magpalit from time to time (for TVC/Movie shoots).
di ko pa natry AF with dslr, alam ko may 7D/60D na nakatabi sa bahay, try ko minsan :)
Title: Re: the lens thread
Post by: axelangel007 on August 06, 2016, 04:10:08 PM
(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2061/5789708778_79307911dd_z.jpg)

sample pics

(http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5307/5642349678_7670f4abc5.jpg)

(http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5302/5641770077_be25b7c20d.jpg)
Title: Re: the lens thread
Post by: dean on August 07, 2016, 06:28:34 PM
woohoo!!!
Title: Re: the lens thread
Post by: splerdu on August 08, 2016, 01:21:08 AM
Canon Red Ring of Awesomeness
Title: Re: the lens thread
Post by: icedrop on September 01, 2016, 06:44:41 AM
@reel

still with emount?
Title: Re: the lens thread
Post by: madz08 on October 25, 2017, 01:18:10 PM
Anyone here has any experience with Tamron lens? I'm planning to buy a telephoto lens in Hidalgo.
Title: Re: the lens thread
Post by: barurutor on October 25, 2017, 02:31:06 PM
They're one of the big 3rd party manufacturers for Nikon/Canon/Sony DSLR systems, along with Sigma.

Quality varies from lens to lens though, but their 17-50mm f2.8 is quite popular alternative to the Canon/Nikon originals.
Title: Re: the lens thread
Post by: jester on October 25, 2017, 09:20:19 PM
I have a friend who swears by his tamron 70-200, for about half the price of the canon and nikon equivalents there isn't much you'll miss for the price point. I've also read that the G2 version of that lens is even better than the canon and nikon equivalents.
Title: Re: the lens thread
Post by: AJ on October 26, 2017, 07:15:08 AM
I still have my Tamron 17-50 2.8.

after about 8 years of use, medyo nag higpit yung zooming mechanism nya. It still works though pero kailangan na ng konting force para mag-zoom out or zoom in.

Ginagamit ko pa rin sya ngayon. Kapag tuluyan na syang nasira, I will still buy another tammy 17-50 2.8 rather than the canon equivalent.


Title: Re: the lens thread
Post by: icedrop on November 07, 2017, 09:40:24 AM
hayz... sana  dumami na ang mga 3rd party na magagandang lenses for sony emount
Title: Re: the lens thread
Post by: splerdu on November 07, 2017, 11:58:36 AM
Interestingly the highest-rated lens on DXOmark (https://www.dxomark.com/best-lenses-under-13000-dollars) is a Nikon-mount Sigma 85mm f/1.4 prime, beating out Carl Zeiss and first-party glass.
Title: Re: the lens thread
Post by: wheelee on November 07, 2017, 02:13:56 PM
**sigh** it's been a while for me & I havent check my lens, mostly M Lens, that are in the drybox & camera bag.
Title: Re: the lens thread
Post by: dean on November 18, 2017, 11:55:17 AM
35mm or 50mm?
Title: Re: the lens thread
Post by: barurutor on November 18, 2017, 03:45:19 PM
They serve different purposes IMHO, 50 is close to half-body portrait at normal 35mm scene distances, you have to move a fair bit backward to get equivalent of 35mm field of view on a 50mm. Same applies for 35mm for portraits/close-ups.
Title: Re: the lens thread
Post by: AJ on November 20, 2017, 10:55:22 AM
I'd personally go with 50mm.

pag kailangan ng wider wider shots, camera phone pwede na. hehe