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Some nice lensen coming in!

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But what is the purpose of a zoom fish-eye?

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That fish eye lens is very nice to have as it will replace some lenses in your case. Instead of just having the 15mm or just a 10mm you will a versatile lens from 8-15mm. I would not mind of having one but instead of F4 to have it in F2.8

My dream lens of course is the 500mm F4. But yeah lots and lots of saving!

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I just want my 55mm back - that old familiar field of view and perspective.

 

What I cannot understand from Canon is that they are still making "full frame" lenses, when they have only the one camera?

 

My dream lens of course is the 500mm F4. But yeah lots and lots of saving!

 

Nah, get one of these! Meade LX200-ACF 8 inch Telescope

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The 1D and 5D are both full frame cameras :) I must have a look at the telescopes. Would like one for astrophotography

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Did you see the price??

 

Ag, it works out to about R20K, but... it's basically a 2000mm f/10 lens and can GPS track "birds in flight" - all controlled with your Bravia remote!

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The 1D and 5D are both full frame cameras.

 

Yeah, like in look at my (R23K) EOS 5D Mark II with the (R1K) "nifty-fifty". :D OK, I do have the EF 50mm f/1.4 USM, so it wouldn't be that bad.

 

Why do you think I'm doing some serious selling on BoB? (More desperate items to come.)

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Ag, it works out to about R20K, but... it's basically a 2000mm f/10 lens and can GPS track "birds in flight" - all controlled with your Bravia remote!

 

If I can find this item new for R20 000 I will buy one!

I wonder how the f/10 will work at night for wildlife?

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I wonder how the f/10 will work at night for wildlife?

 

Slightly better than f/11, I suppose?

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Slightly better than f/11, I suppose?

 

LOL true! Just imagine having a 500mm F4L lens for night wildlife ;)

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Just imagine having a 500mm F4L lens for night wildlife.

 

Honestly, I can't. My "skills" limit is a 200mm lens, as I'm a "hand-held" photographer. Only time I use a tripod is for close-up work.

 

So is f/4 good enough for night photography?

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Honestly, I can't. My "skills" limit is a 200mm lens, as I'm a "hand-held" photographer. Only time I use a tripod is for close-up work.

 

So is f/4 good enough for night photography?

 

Well the F2.8 would be superb to own but the F4 is much better than F5.6 to have.

If I had the money the F2.8 will be my first choice but currently I am saving up for the F4. As I do own a 300mm F5.6, that is NOT any good for the night.

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What about using IR film for night work? (Or, I see on oh-dee-pee is an 20D modified for IR work.)

 

Hey, I got a 300mm f/4 lens... want it? Meyer-Optik Orestegor 4/300 lens

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I have a 300mm F5.6 lens and it's just too short for what I need it. I am not using film, and don't want to just buy a camera for just night work. That 500mm will be nice for some astro work too. I love that other oh pee place.

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I have a 300mm F5.6 lens and it's just too short for what I need it.

 

Get more megapixels in your camera, as that also "increases" focal length.

 

I am not using film, and don't want to just buy a camera for just night work.

 

Canon film bodies are going for next to nothing. Want one? I recently acquired a very nice Rebel G as part of a lens bundle.

 

I love that other oh pee place.

 

I got kicked off the forum for criticising a "pro", and because I don't shoot RAW.

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Cant affort more mp at the moment

 

Where do one buy film these days?

 

Hehehehehehehe, some people there can get very touchy I have seen some in action.

At least I don't get involved in any action :D

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Where do one buy film these days?

 

Good question... dunno about IR, but Orms in Cape Town sells the range of Fuji, Kodak and Ilford +/- films.

 

At least I don't get involved in any action.

 

I didn't get involved! :(

 

The "pro" posted some photos, saying: "Look at these. Brilliant, don't you agree." And stupid me made some light-hearted comments. BANG! BANG!

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Ai not good! Oh well they lost a good person its their bad luck.

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Ai not good! Oh well they lost a good person its their bad luck.

 

Wow, what a compliment. Thanks!

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Pleasure and it's the truth, you have been talking on bob for some time now and I have never seen you being rude to anyone.

I browse alot of forums and have seen some funny people, rude people, nice people.

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You do know about the "infraction" I received for "Confrontational and personal posts"? Or the whole issue with "Totalitarian Bob"? And then there was that flopped joke about the paw of the cat!

 

 

Back to the topic: the new Canon lenses...

 

The fish-eye zoom will probably be pretty nifty for people wanting a huge wide-angle and who are willing to convert the images to rectilinear. Let's hope Canon designed the lens with this in mind.

 

The rest I just see as product "upgrades", which is something we'll probably see more frequently as IS is improved and megapixels increased.

 

A question... is the current (and future) EF 600mm F/4L IS USM handholdable?

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cats are too sensitive in my opinion... :)

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