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  1. Scott No Mates

    Scott No Mates Well-Known Member

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    There's a link to a retailer in my post - you've got deep pockets for such a toy (as long as I can borrow it) ;)
     
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  2. Sackie

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    So would the 200mm lens be best used for when you want to get close to your subject from a distant range? And also focus on specific parts of a frame to capture different compositions (not composures @geoffw :p) that smller focal lens perhaps wouldnt let you capture.

    Any other uses? What do you guys use a 200mm lens for? Sports, wildlife i assume are also common.

    Thanks all
     
  3. Scott No Mates

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    Book ends, paper weight, ballast, arm curls, makes your
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    look bigger, a bit long for portraiture (should be around 135mm), block under the car when it's on a jack, distance/sports photos.
     
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  4. Sackie

    Sackie Well-Known Member Premium Member

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    If i was gonna get one, would u recommend getting a 70-200mm zoom than just a 200mm prime? More versatility?
     
  5. Scott No Mates

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    My old kit was a 70-210mm F4, 35-70mm F4, 2x tele-converter.

    The 35-70mm came a few years on as I was mostly doing sports photography.

    I later bought a 17mm F1.8 fixed for landscapes

    My best buy was a Pentax bellows & adaptor for Canon body (for real macro work not would-be macro stuff). 2nd hand from a photo dealer.

    Mrs No Mates bought a reasonable telescope, I had to get another adaptor for that one too. :D I still haven't got the terrestrial thingy for following the movement of celestial bodies.
     
  6. Sackie

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    You and the mrs are my new alien invasion warning signal!
     
  7. Kinnon

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    70-200 2.8 IS is the bees knees.

    What I reckon the ideal kit is....
    Full sensor body and a crop body (I hate changing lenses and getting boogers on my sensors).
    16-35 2.8
    24-70 2.8
    70-200 2.8 IS
    100mm L series macro
    430ex or 530ex flash

    ^ should cover you for just about everything except the niche stuff like sports from the sidelines or extreme wildlife photography

    The above is pretty much my kit except for the 24-70 which I might get soon as now I'm doing a bit more people stuff I'm noticing the gap in my kit.

    I keep the wide angle on the full frame body to make the most of the wide angle and the 70-200 on the crop sensor so I get that little bit extra reach.

    I am also a f2.8 snob.
     
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    What order do you recommend I buy them in?
     
  9. Sackie

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    Bought a few more small toys :D

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  10. Scott No Mates

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    Good for cleaning your barrel & camera only

    Use this stuff for your lenses:
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  11. Kinnon

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    What do you want to take pictures of?
     
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    Sorry for lateness, we are travelling in the red centre at the moment and limited internet.
    Yes correct.
    To Geoff, photoshop while a very powerful tool, it destroys pixels when messing with filtering. Best to get the right amounts of light on the original file then have minimum p/shop “damage”.
     
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  14. Scott No Mates

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    Alphabetical order, of course. :D
     
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    Oh man...! I can’t believe it, all that stuff is for sale from me already!
     
  16. Scott No Mates

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    You run a camera shop?
     
  17. Sackie

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    Yes but id have to wait for it shipped. I am not terribly good at waiting...:oops:

    Are you selling any of these lens?

    16-35 2.8
    24-70 2.8
    70-200 2.8 IS
     
  18. Sackie

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    I like landscape, scenery i reckon.
     
  19. Kinnon

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    A wide angle lens in that case. The 10-22 is a decent lens with a crop body which works out to be 16-35mm in real terms but you wont be able to use it with a full frame camera if (when) you upgrade but a proper 16-35 or 17-40 on a crop body may not be wide enough.
     
  20. Sackie

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    I shoulda bloody bought a full body instead of a crop sensor.....i had no idea what either was before buying. I blame @Kinnon for being late to the party :p

    Looks like I'll have have to hold off on buying other lenses until I get a full body.
     
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