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Old 09-06-2008, 05:48 PM   #1
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2 Canon L Series Lenses and a Nifty Fifty

Canon EF 24-105/4L IS USM Lens with Hood

Mint condition L-Series lens with hood, box and pouch. There is no better professional "walking around lens".

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Boasting the superb build, mechanical and optical quality found in the Canon L-Series Lenses and a widely used range of focal lengths, the Canon EF 24-105mm f/4 L IS USM Lens is one of the best and most popular Canon general purpose lenses made. The Canon EF 24-105mm f/4 L IS USM Lens quickly became one of my favorites. If I had only one lens, this would be the one.

$975.





Canon EF 70-200mm f/4 L Series USM with Filter and Hood


Mint condition with UV date code. Comes with pouch. Will not disappoint.

High-performance, L-series telephoto zoom lens combining light weight and compactness with an f/4 maximum aperture. Inner focusing and the ring USM enable quick and quiet autofocusing.

$560.




Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II with Hoya HMC Super UV Filter (Nifty Fifty)


Yes it's as good as you've heard and every Canon person should own the "plastic fantastic". About as sharp a lens as Canon makes and fantastic in low light.

$100.

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Old 09-08-2008, 01:51 PM   #2
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that 24-105 is my next lens. I cant justify spending a $1000 on a lens just yet, gotta work on my camera skills first,

Ive seen some sick shots some people take with damn kit lens !

If you're willing to trade for 18-200 DC OS (IS) Sigma + 28-105 Canon II USM lens then let me know
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Old 09-08-2008, 02:01 PM   #3
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that 50mm is one of my favourites. Great for shallow depth-of-field shots.
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Old 09-08-2008, 03:52 PM   #4
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Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II with Hoya HMC Super UV Filter (Nifty Fifty)


Yes it's as good as you've heard and every Canon person should own the "plastic fantastic". About as sharp a lens as Canon makes and fantastic in low light.

$100.
Why do you call this lens a "Nifty"? If it's just because of the price I can understand, but the 1.4 is superior in every other way.
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Old 09-08-2008, 04:14 PM   #5
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Actually the 1.8 is sharper. http://www.the-digital-picture.com/R...ns-Review.aspx

Take a look at the ISO charts for comparison. Its even sharper then the 24-70 f/2.8 L!!! @ f/2.8 or higher

Where it lacks is:
- cheap construction and build quality (feels like a toy)
- edgy bokeh
- noisy non-USM AF
- lack of distance meter indicator on the lens (not that you'd ever use it...)
- plastic mount (Japanese version has metal mount but rare)

Strenghts are as follows:
- great in low light
- inexpensive
- very light and small (great for travel)
- very sharp! (one of canon's sharpest lenses)

I've actually had all three (1.8 II, 1.4 and 1.2L), currently using the 1.2L but the 1.8 I had before performed very well.

Here's one I took with the 1.8:


And one with the 1.2L:


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Old 09-08-2008, 04:21 PM   #6
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I didn't check the charts, but that the plastic 1.8 is sharper than the 1.4 is surprising. Regardless, I'd take the 1.4, or a faster nocturnal prime if available. But then again, different class lens for another market I suppose. Sort of like buying better rims for an M3 rather than settling for hub caps.
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Old 09-08-2008, 04:28 PM   #7
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I didn't check the charts, but that the plastic 1.8 is sharper than the 1.4 is surprising. Regardless, I'd take the 1.4, or a faster nocturnal prime if available. But then again, different class lens for another market I suppose. Sort of like buying better rims for an M3 rather than settling for hub caps.
You are completely dismissing the fact that this is one of THE BEST bang-for-your-buck lenses you can buy, just because it is inexpensive and has a plastic housing.
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You are completely dismissing the fact that this is one of THE BEST bang-for-your-buck lenses you can buy, just because it is inexpensive and has a plastic housing.
No I did not completely dismiss this, after all I did say different class lens for different market (just not my market) and i did mention the low price in my previous post.

If this is a stock lens that comes bundled in a kit, then good job Canon. Otherwise I would spring money for a better lens. Just my opinion of course.
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Old 09-11-2008, 03:04 PM   #9
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Canon EF 24-105/4L IS USM Lens with Hood still available and the best of the three that were offered.
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