7D and lens(es) you can't live without.....

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Re: 7D and lens(es) you can't live without.....
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My 70-200 2.8is mk2 stays on my 7d 85% of the time

I don't get it. How does 112mm minimum work as a walk-around lens? Do you only shoot things from very far away.

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My 70-200 2.8is mk2 stays on my 7d 85% of the time

I don't get it. How does 112mm minimum work as a walk-around lens? Do you only shoot things from very far away?

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I only have the MK1, but it is a wonderful lens, and I have a hard time leaving it behind when it is too big/heavy for a trip.

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Re: 7D and lens(es) you can't live without.....
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skanter wrote:

RJayP wrote:

My 70-200 2.8is mk2 stays on my 7d 85% of the time

I don't get it. How does 112mm minimum work as a walk-around lens? Do you only shoot things from very far away.

Absolutely no problem

7D with 70-200L f/4IS @70mm f/7.1, with a distance of between 5ft and 6 ft

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Great for portraits, but not very flexible. For me the 17-55 is one I can't live without and use most. 10-22 comes next, and 70-300 a distant third. I guess it depends on the style of shooting, and what you shoot.

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Re: 7D and lens(es) you can't live without.....
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elfroggio wrote:

skanter wrote:

RJayP wrote:

My 70-200 2.8is mk2 stays on my 7d 85% of the time

I don't get it. How does 112mm minimum work as a walk-around lens? Do you only shoot things from very far away.

Absolutely no problem

7D with 70-200L f/4IS @70mm f/7.1, with a distance of between 5ft and 6 ft

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Great for portraits, but not very flexible.

For you, but that's because you are somebody else than me. You have a different vision and your brain works differently, so that eventually you will find a focal lens or a set of focal lens (zoom) that will match your brain which will become in turn your vision.

For me, the 70-200 is fantastic, it matches my way of looking at things... It has become my style. I use it a lot for street photography. I rarely change the lens.

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In reply to yycPhotog, Aug 22, 2013

I have culled it down to two lens. 70-200 f2.8L non-is for the indoor sports and 24-105 f4L for portraits and modeling. Since I shoot at f5.6 and higher, this lens is just perfect.

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For all those who currently own the 7D, what lens(es) do you own that you couldn't do without, and why?

For me, it would be the 100 - 400 L. Beautiful lens and I love the IQ. Plus I find its fast in focusing and does a great job at capturing wildlife. I have started to use it for macro as well, but haven't quite perfected this area yet, but the more I play with it, the more I learn from it.

Ditto on the 100-400, very versatile lens capable of really good IQ, its minimum focus distance is really useful.

My other lens I can't live without is the 500 f4 II, exceedingly sharp lens. Have made some excellent A3 prints using this lens and the 100-400 with the 7D.

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skanter wrote:

elfroggio wrote:

skanter wrote:

RJayP wrote:

My 70-200 2.8is mk2 stays on my 7d 85% of the time

I don't get it. How does 112mm minimum work as a walk-around lens? Do you only shoot things from very far away.

Absolutely no problem

7D with 70-200L f/4IS @70mm f/7.1, with a distance of between 5ft and 6 ft

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Great for portraits, but not very flexible.

For you, but that's because you are somebody else than me. You have a different vision and your brain works differently, so that eventually you will find a focal lens or a set of focal lens (zoom) that will match your brain which will become in turn your vision.

For me, the 70-200 is fantastic, it matches my way of looking at things... It has become my style. I use it a lot for street photography. I rarely change the lens.

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Did you miss the part where I said "I guess it depends on the style of shooting, and what you shoot."?

When I said "not very flexible", I meant ability to shoot in many different situations, not just street photography or closeups. However one's brain works, a minimum 70mm (112mm) focal length will make it difficult to get shots of a many different subjects that are - wide. Glad it works for you, though.

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Re: 7D and lens(es) you can't live without.....
In reply to skanter, Aug 22, 2013

skanter wrote:

elfroggio wrote:

skanter wrote:

RJayP wrote:

My 70-200 2.8is mk2 stays on my 7d 85% of the time

I don't get it. How does 112mm minimum work as a walk-around lens? Do you only shoot things from very far away.

Absolutely no problem

7D with 70-200L f/4IS @70mm f/7.1, with a distance of between 5ft and 6 ft

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Great for portraits, but not very flexible. For me the 17-55 is one I can't live without and use most. 10-22 comes next, and 70-300 a distant third. I guess it depends on the style of shooting, and what you shoot.

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"I guess it depends on the style of shooting, and what you shoot."

I completely agree with this statement.

For me the EF-S 17-55mm is my most used.

Then the 70-200mmL 2.8 IS II (Love this one but can't use it all the time.)

Then the EF-S 10-20mm.

My 50mm 1.2L is used the least only because it is a prime and I have to zoom with my feet. Although it takes a stellar pic and has better IQ than the above EF-S lens........those EF-S lens are still very good and the flexibility of a zoom out wieghs the IQ difference between the two lens types.........for me.

I have the 100L macro and the 400 5.6L on the way. Can't wait for them to get here!

If I had only two lens.............I'd go with the 17-55 and 70-200.

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Re: 7D and lens(es) you can't live without.....
In reply to yycPhotog, Aug 23, 2013

A very good copy of the old 50/1.8 and an especially good one of the 85/1.8.

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I have both a MKI Canon 50mm f1.8 and the current one. I haven't thoroughly compared them optically, buy there is a huge difference in build (the first one was not plastic) and ease of manual focus (the first one has a real manual focus ring).

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My walk around lens is the 15-85, very versatile but every now and then more reach would be great.

After that it all depends on what I'm doing.  70-200 f/2.8 II gets a lot of use and I'll use it with extension tubes.  Next I'd say the 100mm f/2.8 and 10-22.

When heading out for wildlife 400 f/5.6 travels with me.

If I'm doing a general walkabout without anything specific in mind everything but the 400 can travel reasonably well in my backpack.  I also have a 1.4x which I can throw on the 70-200 if I need a little more reach but don't want to bring the 400.  Backpack can carry my flash as well so I'm prepared for whatever I run into that catches my fancy.

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In reply to yycPhotog, Aug 24, 2013

I could live without both the 7D and the lenses as I am not a pro and have a day job. But if I didn't have it, I would probably buy one and some lenses.

If I could just have two, my Canon EF-S 15-85 and Sigma 50-150 f/2.8 OS would cover what I use most, so those would be my two lenses of choice.

But then there's the 10-22 - and I would also miss the 60 macro plus a few others

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.....a perfect combo. I destroyed my 50D, but saved my beloved 100-400mmIS. I now own the 7D and my 100-400mm stays on the 7D about 98% of the time.

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Clearly, someone who says that their most important lens is a 100-400 typically shoots different things than someone who says that their's is a 40 mm prime.

So, when you specify your lens(es), please add you're typical shooting conditions/subjects!

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LOL.. I envy you Pal..you have the EF 100-400mm lens. One in my bucket list. Right now I'm deciding which of which, a EF 100MM f2.8 L macro or the nifty fifty lens. I have the 18-135mm kit lens. I'm happy with the result for almost 3 years now.. But money talks that's why upgrading my glass is not in my list right now.. lol.. Happy shooting everyone... 7D is a great camera and my first owned dSLR, and probably the last.. lol...;-)

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a EF 100MM f2.8 L macro or the nifty fifty lens.

The latter costs less than the tax on the former, so why not get both?

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I'm all over Sigmas 50-150 F2.8. Canons 70-200 F2.8 has better IQ and build, but it's double the price, and the range is just that bit too long.

I can see why a 70-200 on a full frame is pretty much essential.

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In reply to yycPhotog, Aug 26, 2013

Despite going full frame, I still use 7D for two reasons i) 10-22mm lens ii) Birding/Wild life shooting.

The 10-22mm lens is an amazing lens. Absolute gem.

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Jeff Peterman wrote:

I have both a MKI Canon 50mm f1.8 and the current one. I haven't thoroughly compared them optically, buy there is a huge difference in build (the first one was not plastic) and ease of manual focus (the first one has a real manual focus ring).

Had both versions, and my Mk. II performed badly compared to the Mk. I. Could have been a bad copy, but in the end results are all that matters.

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