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CANON 5D


JASPERIMAGE 9 55 1 Scotland
8 Mar 2007 11:29PM
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 Plus
11 15.2k 216 England
8 Mar 2007 11:30PM
AAAAAAARRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRGGGGGGGGGGGGGGHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!


[Argh shortened by EPZ, poor Ade!]
ade_mcfade Plus
11 15.2k 216 England
8 Mar 2007 11:31PM
sorry there

not keen on all-capital text - just seems like shouting to me
strawman 11 22.0k 16 United Kingdom
8 Mar 2007 11:32PM
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 Plus
13 374 22 United Kingdom
8 Mar 2007 11:32PM
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 9 55 1 Scotland
8 Mar 2007 11:34PM
Sorry it offends, do you have any other thoughts re my question.
cambirder 11 7.2k England
8 Mar 2007 11:37PM
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strawman 11 22.0k 16 United Kingdom
8 Mar 2007 11:38PM
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 9 55 1 Scotland
8 Mar 2007 11:40PM
Martin

What is your thoughts on the 5d
andytvcams 12 10.4k United Kingdom
8 Mar 2007 11:42PM
A 17-40 will do you just fine.
martin.w Plus
13 374 22 United Kingdom
8 Mar 2007 11:46PM
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 9 55 1 Scotland
8 Mar 2007 11:52PM
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 8 354
9 Mar 2007 12:43AM
quite a lot of people recommending 17-40mm

whats the verdict on the 16-35?
pcheywood 10 1.3k England
9 Mar 2007 12:51AM

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 4.7k 59 United Kingdom
9 Mar 2007 12:54AM
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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