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TimP
12-16-2008, 12:37
ow many of you all know it but I recently started working for Intermedia outdoors as a field editor for The Shotgun News. I wrote a few articles, got paid well, and decided that the time was right to upgrade my lens collection.

I finally broke down and dropped the coin on a Canon 70-200 F2.8L lens last week, and I have bad news to report.

I am in the process of selling off my non L lens to pay for more L lens. I must feed this addiction.

Pictures will be up later, but this glass is so clear and so sharp its almost like I have a new camera. I had no idea pictures could be this sharp, bright, and colorful.

What have I done? :supergrin::supergrin::supergrin:

Norman
12-16-2008, 12:57
Examples?

TimP
12-16-2008, 13:20
Some Lo-Res examples.

TimP
12-16-2008, 13:21
one more

Glkster19
12-16-2008, 14:30
What have you done you ask??? Here's what you've done.....................



























............you will now be broke like the rest of us. I bought my first "L" and bought more very soom after, like 2 weeks after. Amazing the difference in the quality of pics just by changing a lens! Have fun with it!

TimP
12-16-2008, 14:36
i just have a very basic Rebel XT, nothing fancy at all. But compared to the non-L series, this thing makes me think I have a new camera.

Next up is the 24-70 f2.8L

Glkster19
12-16-2008, 17:31
17-55/2.8 is not "officially" L glass it is in the same league though as the "L" glass and has IS. Just something to think about if you're like me and really like coffee.

The 24-105/f4 is really nice for landscape stuff if you do any of that.

Glockdude1
12-16-2008, 17:43
Congrats on the L glass. Once you start using L glass, you do not want to shoot with anything else.

I have always liked Canon equipment. A2E and a EOS-1N.

:cool:

TimP
12-16-2008, 18:27
yes, I am ruined now.

http://i82.photobucket.com/albums/j268/timpackman/IMG_5463.jpg

http://i82.photobucket.com/albums/j268/timpackman/IMG_5409.jpg

http://i82.photobucket.com/albums/j268/timpackman/IMG_5322.jpg

http://i82.photobucket.com/albums/j268/timpackman/IMG_5350.jpg


http://i82.photobucket.com/albums/j268/timpackman/IMG_5429.jpg

MrsKitty
12-16-2008, 19:50
17-55/2.8 is not "officially" L glass it is in the same league though as the "L" glass and has IS. Just something to think about if you're like me and really like coffee.

The 24-105/f4 is really nice for landscape stuff if you do any of that.

I have read the 85 1.8 is also L quality without the badge. Mine seems to be as sharp as my 70-200 f/4 IS.

The only reason I got my L is my boss surprised me with a very nice bonus. :hearts:

Glockdude1
12-16-2008, 19:52
The only reason I got my L is my boss surprised me with a very nice bonus. :hearts:

Eric gives out good bonus's???

:tongueout:

MrsKitty
12-16-2008, 19:55
Eric gives out good bonus's???

:tongueout:

You know it! :banana: :rofl:


ETA: your avatar cracks me the hell up :rofl:

spober
12-16-2008, 19:55
smart to upgrade to fine lenses.they will always be with you whereas you will upgrade your dslr from time to time due to the technological advances.

TimP
12-16-2008, 20:12
Spober, you are correct.

Its like I have a new camera

Glkster19
12-16-2008, 22:23
85 1.8


After the holidays!!

Hokie
12-17-2008, 17:14
I have read the 85 1.8 is also L quality without the badge.

I have the 85mm f1.2L. A lot of people like the 1.8 since it has faster focus on it.

MrsKitty
12-17-2008, 23:35
I have the 85mm f1.2L. A lot of people like the 1.8 since it has faster focus on it.

I've read that. Looks like it would be faster for that much $$$$.

MrsKitty
12-17-2008, 23:36
After the holidays!!

You will love it. It was my first experience with USM and I was hooked with the first time focusing! :faint:

Glockdude1
12-18-2008, 09:37
I've read that. Looks like it would be faster for that much $$$$.

Does'nt the L glass lenses come with the ultrasonic motors?

:headscratch:

alphacat
12-18-2008, 12:07
Congrats on the new lens.
What kind of old lens are you getting rid of?

TimP
12-18-2008, 12:20
i have a EF 75-300mm f/4-5.6 III that I no longer need.

I also have the EF 18-55 f/3.5 that came with the camera.

Both are looking for a new home.

Mild Bill
12-18-2008, 13:19
17-55/2.8 is not "officially" L glass it is in the same league though as the "L" glass and has IS.


This is the lens that lives on my Canon 20D...

Two other fast lenses I have that behave like L glass but aren't are:

50mm EF 1.4
85mm EF 1.8

:beer:

Hokie
12-18-2008, 16:55
Does'nt the L glass lenses come with the ultrasonic motors?

:headscratch:

the 85mm 1.2L has a ultrasonic motor but the focusing is slowed way down probable due to how fast the lens is. At F1.2 the DOF is thin and would be easy to go turn the focusing ring right pass the in focus.

Glkster19
12-19-2008, 13:28
This is the lens that lives on my Canon 20D...

Two other fast lenses I have that behave like L glass but aren't are:

50mm EF 1.4
85mm EF 1.8

:beer:

Same here with my 17-55. I have the 50/1.4 and the 85/1.8 is going to be ordered after the holidays. Almost like you, I and Miss Kitty are listening to one another, eh. :whistling::whistling:

SDGlock23
12-19-2008, 15:55
Congrats! Did you buy your "L" glass locally or online?

MrsKitty
12-19-2008, 19:56
Same here with my 17-55. I have the 50/1.4 and the 85/1.8 is going to be ordered after the holidays. Almost like you, I and Miss Kitty are listening to one another, eh. :whistling::whistling:

I want a 50 1.4 and something really, really wide like a 10-20 or so. Neither are in my future any time soon. I also want the 10-17 fishie zoom Tokina makes but unless I can make a hell of a lot of money with this hobby that won't ever be in my future. Santa is bringing me a 430 EX II since I *have* to learn flash :sad:

Glkster19
12-20-2008, 05:06
Santa is bringing me a 430 EX II since I *have* to learn flash :sad:


We are just too fricking hilarious--My 430 EX II showed up a week ago Wednesday, the 10th. :rofl::rofl::rofl:

I signed up for a photography class next semester at the local comm college. Figured if I can take decent pics as a dummy, I could be dangerous after actually learning something.

MrsKitty
12-20-2008, 09:50
There is a film class at the college I need to go try to talk my way into since it is full....

alphacat
12-20-2008, 10:51
That EF 75-300mm f/4-5.6 III is a good lens. A friend of mine uses that lens but with IS and he likes it a lot.

airmotive
01-09-2009, 12:41
Thanks to this thread, I am $1488 poorer.
(and one lens richer!)

70-200L F2.8 IS inbound.

I have 5 days to figure out how to explain this to Mrs airmotive.

(actually, the plan was to sell the motorcycle to pay for the lens...which is still the plan. I just got things out of order.)

TimP
01-09-2009, 12:51
airmotive, you bought at B&H didnt ya?

airmotive
01-09-2009, 16:21
Familiar price?

Glockdude1
01-09-2009, 19:53
Thanks to this thread, I am $1488 poorer.
(and one lens richer!)

70-200L F2.8 IS inbound.

I have 5 days to figure out how to explain this to Mrs airmotive.

(actually, the plan was to sell the motorcycle to pay for the lens...which is still the plan. I just got things out of order.)

Now you have the "best of both worlds"!! You have a bike and a nice lens!!

:supergrin:

MrsKitty
01-09-2009, 21:56
Thanks to this thread, I am $1488 poorer.


:rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl:

airmotive
01-16-2009, 04:05
Too giddy to wait in silence.

INDIANAPOLIS,
IN, US 01/16/2009 12:38 A.M. OUT FOR DELIVERY :woohoo:

Item Qty Item Description
CA7020028LIS 1 70-200mm f/2.8L IS USM Autofocus Lens

Glkster19
01-16-2009, 12:28
Thanks to this thread, I am $1488 poorer.
(and one lens richer!)



Look at it from this perspective...............



Your photo's just improved and you didn't even have to spend time in a class room to learn anything. "L" glass is worth it's weight in gold. My pics improved the moment I bought L and I hadn't learned anything additional at that time. The first time I took my 70-200/f4 IS out for a test shoot, one of the pics found it's way into a soon to be nationally published book.

airmotive
01-16-2009, 15:23
First shots. The lens was still ice cold from the delivery truck.
I tried to wait for it to warm up...I lasted ten minutes.

Taken with a 60 watt light bulb and a shaded window as the only illumination.
OMG, I love this lens.

http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b210/airmotive/IMG_1519.jpg?t=1232144034
Yes, that's our greyhound, Poocha. And yes, that's her butt as bokeh. (okay, her hind quarters...but you get the idea)


http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b210/airmotive/IMG_1513.jpg?t=1232144224

The second shot you can tell the AF was homed in on the nose, not the eyes. The fact that you can tell I hosed the focus is mind boggling.

The first two shots...no practice, tripod, or reading the manual. In a couple thousand clicks, I might scare myself.

MrsKitty
01-16-2009, 16:25
She has gorgeous eyes (I'm a sucker for brown eyes) :hearts:

Very nice and that's wide open, inside and not ideal scenery. Just wait until you get outside to play. :supergrin:

airmotive
01-16-2009, 19:04
Thanks Miss Kitty,
From perusing your work, a compliment from you is worth its weight.

I love how the white of her eys pops, even though it's a bit out of focus.

I bought this lens specifically for horse shows...not dogs....certainly not my ole "retar'd racer." But it's a treat to experience the freedom that really good glass offers. The images through the lens are finally aproaching what I have pictured in my mind before I raise my camera.

Next:
10-22L
85L
35L

Glockdude1
01-17-2009, 16:26
Next:
10-22L
85L
35L

Yep, you are now addicted to the "L Glass" drug......... :supergrin: