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JASPERIMAGE
8 Mar 2007 - 11:29 PM

I AM CURRENTLY USING A CANON 30D MOSTLY FOR LANDSCAPES AND THINKING OF MOVING UP TO THE 5D TO INCREASE THE PIXEL POWER AS I CROP MOST OF MY PHOTOS TO 24 X 10 INCH PANOS. I CURRENTLY USE A SIGMA 10 - 20 BUT THIS WILL NOT BE COMPATABLE WITH THE 5D. I WAS THINKING OF THE SIGMA 12-24 DG MODEL, WHICH I UNDERSTAND WILL BE OK WITH THE 5D. ANY COMMENTS WOULD BE APPRECIATED. THANKS

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ade_mcfade
ade_mcfade e2 Member 1014805 forum postsade_mcfade vcard England216 Constructive Critique Points
8 Mar 2007 - 11:30 PM

AAAAAAARRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRGGGGGGGGGGGGGGHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!


[Argh shortened by EPZ, poor Ade!]

ade_mcfade
ade_mcfade e2 Member 1014805 forum postsade_mcfade vcard England216 Constructive Critique Points
8 Mar 2007 - 11:31 PM

sorry there

not keen on all-capital text - just seems like shouting to me

strawman
strawman  1022006 forum posts United Kingdom16 Constructive Critique Points
8 Mar 2007 - 11:32 PM

GET A 17-40L IT WILL GIVE YOU THE SAME FIELD OF VIEW. The 12-24 will be a wider field of view and either needs non-screw in filters or a bodged holder.

No need to shout by the way.

martin.w
martin.w e2 Member 12352 forum postsmartin.w vcard United Kingdom22 Constructive Critique Points
8 Mar 2007 - 11:32 PM

Just bought the 5D myself, after using a 20D for two years and like you mostly for landscapes. The Canon 17-40L is worth a look and will give you roughly the same field of view as you currently get with your 10-20.

Martin.

LOL, way too slow Smile

JASPERIMAGE
8 Mar 2007 - 11:34 PM

Sorry it offends, do you have any other thoughts re my question.

cambirder
cambirder  107202 forum posts England
8 Mar 2007 - 11:37 PM

Edit, comment N/A

strawman
strawman  1022006 forum posts United Kingdom16 Constructive Critique Points
8 Mar 2007 - 11:38 PM

If you realy want the 12-24, and can live with the filter issues I am told the DG coating ones have better contrast. So when out shopping watch out. And Canon's 16-35 is a due a make over I hear. May be some good 2nd hand ones in a few months time.

JASPERIMAGE
8 Mar 2007 - 11:40 PM

Martin

What is your thoughts on the 5d

andytvcams
andytvcams  1110396 forum posts United Kingdom
8 Mar 2007 - 11:42 PM

A 17-40 will do you just fine.

martin.w
martin.w e2 Member 12352 forum postsmartin.w vcard United Kingdom22 Constructive Critique Points
8 Mar 2007 - 11:46 PM

Only used it twice so far, but first impressions are favourable. Much better viewfinder, much more detail in the images and no harder to use than the 20D.

Martin.

JASPERIMAGE
8 Mar 2007 - 11:52 PM

Thanks Martin

I am still keen on Sigma lens and do not have a prob with filters as had same prob with 10-20 and will have to invest in Cokin z series to avoid crop crap.

afunkyname
9 Mar 2007 - 12:43 AM

quite a lot of people recommending 17-40mm

whats the verdict on the 16-35?

pcheywood
pcheywood  91300 forum posts England
9 Mar 2007 - 12:51 AM


Quote: Quite a lot of people recommending 17-40mm

whats the verdict on the 16-35?



Crap alledgedly (according to others on another thread)!! Though I ain't going to be swapping mine for the cheap (budget) version anytime soon Wink

Paul

culturedcanvas
9 Mar 2007 - 12:54 AM

Well the 17-40 is excellent .. not really used the 16-35mm but Keith uses one, and therefore it must be upto standard. David Noton on the other hand thinks it's soft ... I'd hazzard a guess that Noton doesn't sharpen as well as some of us guys tho Wink

Horses for courses probably ... but the new version looks interesting. 17-40mm is a bargain in my eyes.

Dan

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