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    pics my bro took at a XC meet

    we went to a state prelim cross country meet that my niece was running in, was a very scenic equestrian ranch called little everglades ranch in Dade city Florida, had a great time.

    i hope he doesn't get mad at me for posting these edits i did, love working with RAW files

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/2908599...232333/detail/

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    I wasn't very happy with the results for the day but I'll try the excuse of using a new lens for the first time but your video splice turned out quite nice.

    Here is one that showcases just what a pretty setting it was


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    Same race I take it?

    Beautiful setting just needs some border collies.

    What kind of new lens cybo?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Humboldt View Post
    Same race I take it?

    Beautiful setting just needs some border collies.

    What kind of new lens cybo?
    Border Collies

    Lens was Canon 24-105 mm f4 L IS

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    I wish all my lenses were IS.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tao_jones View Post
    I wish all my lenses were IS.
    I've owned only one IS lens - the EF 28-135 IS and I wasn't too thrilled with it so I sold it. IS lenses might be better, I don't know, but to me the 28-135 EF IS isn't anything to write home about.

    The 24-105 L IS is probably a great lens but I'm not willing to spit up $1k for one at this time. I feel that, as a rule, Canon lenses are over priced. There are Sigma, Tokina, and Tamron lenses of equal quality for less cost.

    As far as I can see so far, non IS lenses are all OK with me.

    The EF 55-250 IS interests me in a way and it's not over priced like most Canon glass..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lurch View Post
    I've owned only one IS lens - the EF 28-135 IS and I wasn't too thrilled with it so I sold it. IS lenses might be better, I don't know, but to me the 28-135 EF IS isn't anything to write home about.

    The 24-105 L IS is probably a great lens but I'm not willing to spit up $1k for one at this time. I feel that, as a rule, Canon lenses are over priced. There are Sigma, Tokina, and Tamron lenses of equal quality for less cost.

    As far as I can see so far, non IS lenses are all OK with me.

    The EF 55-250 IS interests me in a way and it's not over priced like most Canon glass..
    you're right about most of the Canons although not as bad as some of the Nikons, my 24-105 came as a kit lens so I didn't pay full monty for it, I've heard lots of good things about it but I will see if I want to keep it or not, I'd rather have a nice prime instead, maybe the 135L and I already have the 17-40.

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    Yeah, good lenses are like an investment. You can pay big bucks for them but they hold their value real good and will return most of your investment later on if you need the money and decide to sell them.

    Nice shot BTW.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lurch View Post
    The EF 55-250 IS interests me in a way and it's not over priced like most Canon glass..
    This would be the one that I would be interested in. It would help out for the shots where you dont have a tripod.

    I bought a Quantary lense that isnt that bad at all the only negative thing I really have to say is that the auto-focus is slow.

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    Mark and cybotron, were you both at the same race?

    Are you brothers?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lurch View Post
    The EF 55-250 IS interests me in a way and it's not over priced like most Canon glass..
    That's the one I've been looking at as well.

    Reviews are generally good, would love to have the added range to work with.

    $280 right now at Newegg http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16830998812

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    You can get it on eBay for about $240 shipped. I've seen refurbed ones for about $200. If I got one, I'd get a refurb. Usually nothing wrong with it, it was probably a store return. Someone bought it at one time and took it back to the store for some reason. Maybe they expected L quality in a non L lens price.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lurch View Post
    Maybe they expected L quality in a non L lens price.
    I had to look it up http://www.the-digital-picture.com/C...ns-Series.aspx

    What is the Canon "L" Lens Series?

    Good question - and many answers exist, but it is Canon's professional line (though used extensively by non-professionals) of EOS EF autofocus 35mm SLR and DSLR still camera lenses. Some say L stands for "Low Dispersion" - achieved by the UD lens elements found in these lenses. But, the true answer is probably the one in Canon's Lens Work III Book - "L" is for "Luxury".

    Watch the sidelines at the next professional sporting event you attend or watch on TV. Look for the identifying L-lens red stripe around the end of the photographers' camera lenses. These are the people who make a living with their equipment - and they frequently trust the Canon L Lens Series for their income.

    About their L lenses, Canon says "these lenses use special optical technologies [such as] Ultra-low Dispersion UD glass, Super Low Dispersion glass, Fluorite elements, and Aspherical elements to truly push the optical envelope."

    OK so what does that mean - practically speaking?

    What you can get when you use Canon L lenses (if you do your part right) are amazing pictures. In fact, this amazement is said to cause a disease know as "L-Disease". Once caught, it is incurable. You will have to buy Canon L lenses in all of the focal lengths you use.
    They're not cheap but damn they look nice.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Humboldt View Post
    Mark and cybotron, were you both at the same race?

    Are you brothers?
    Yes & yes.......

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    Quote Originally Posted by cybotron r_9 View Post
    Yes & yes.......
    Well shave me bald...news to me

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    Amazon has like new ones used for about $205 shipped. That's what I'd go fo if I was to get one.

    http://www.amazon.com/gp/offer-listi...condition=used

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