totleytom

totleytom

Lives in United Kingdom Sheffield, United Kingdom
Works as a IT manager
Joined on Oct 31, 2005

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  • This is in the UK where prices are different. (=higher). Current price of a new D610: £1300. Current price of a new 24-85 lens: £350. This kit: £1200.
  • Created discussions Views on the 24-85 f3.5-4.5G?
    I know that the 24-85 f3.5-4-5g is not a great lens, but how 'not great' is it? The reason that I'm asking is that my local dealer has a Nikon D600 + this lens kit, sold as ex-demo, for rather less ...
  • Created discussions Buying a D600?
    My local photo dealer has a s/hand D600 at a reasonable price, and I admit I'm tempted. However, I'm also wary because of the 'oil spatter' issue. I don't know anything about the camera yet - I ...
  • My apologies, I've just realised this is in completely the wrong forum. Memo to self: do not attempt to post to dpreview using an iPad after coming home from the pub.....
  • Created discussions Buying s/hand D600?
    My local photo dealer has a s/hand D600 at a reasonable price, and I admit I'm tempted. However, I'm also wary because of the 'oil spatter' issue. I don't know anything about the camera yet - I ...
  • Thanks to everyone. It sounds as if the consensus is that having lenses in both of these focal lengths is unnecessary. That was what I expected, but I thought it was worth checking if someone had ...
  • I'll be honest and say that to me, the 24-70 f4 seems to be the worst of both worlds. It has neither the speed of the 24-70 f2.8 lens, nor the reach of the 24-105. I have thought about the 24-70 ...
  • Given what you've said about the quality of the 24-70, do you find you still use the 24-105?
  • Created discussions Using 24-70 AND 24-105?
    I'm contemplating a switch to FF in the next few months. I'm also approaching retirement so this will be a retirement present to myself. However, finance in the years ahead means that it will have ...
  • I have a feeling the OP is UK-based. So am I, and I have to say that I have never heard of Planet Canon. A bit of digging reveals that their address is a light industrial unit - do a search for ...
  • Without denigrating it in any way, it's not a sports camera. I use mine as a light-weight travel outfit. I think the 18-55 STM lens is better than it has any right to be, but it's not amazing (for ...
  • "extreme focus breathing at the long end and close focus – in fact it gives roughly the same magnification as the 4.0/70-200 at 1.2m means same focal length" Can I just check that I understand what ...
  • Michael, thank you for an excellent, common-sense post. I'm approaching retirement and intend to treat myself with a full-frame DSLR - it will be my first. As I approach that moment I've been ...
  • I'm looking forward to the 24mm EF-S being available.
  • Replied in 28-105 f3.5-4.5
    I've been using EOS cameras since 1988 - my first was an EOS 650, the very first EOS camera. During that time I had a number of lenses. Most of them have gone walkabout, but somehow I've hung on ...
  • :-O At least, it is on the first pre-order sites. Which might, I hope, be a mistake - that £179 figure is actually £149 + 20% VAT (which we can't avoid and which is always given in prices, not ...
  • If you were considering switching from Canon to Nikon for the move to FF and had no real previous experience of Nikon or expectations based prior-owned Nikon cameras, then the D750 would have to ...
  • But Canon explicitly categorise the 6D as being an 'EOS for Enthusiasts' (http://www.canon.co.uk/For_Home/Product_Finder/Cameras/Digital_SLR/enthusiasts/index.aspx). So they don't claim that it's ...
  • I'm very interested in this lens. I hear what you say about the EOS M, but I just to can't use a camera without a viewfinder - my close vision is so poor I just can't see what's on a rear LCD screen. ...
  • Another choice is between this lens and the Tamron 24-70 f2.8, which also has IS, is obviously f2.8, and is about the same price as the Canon f4. Some people love the Tamron, but other people seem ...
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