Cameras AKA the way we help Remember and share what we have Seen

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  1. Andy the Aussie

    Andy the Aussie Moderator of the Century Staff Member

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    .....we shall just call it the "ICBM of Love" ... :D :D
     
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    What’s everyone’s opinion on a Canon

    EF-S 10-18mm f/4.5-5.6 IS STM

    https://www.usa.canon.com/internet/...ultra-wide-zoom/ef-s-10-18mm-f-4-5-5-6-is-stm

    Main Unit Spec
    Focal Length & Maximum Aperture
    10-18mm 1:4.5-5.6
    Lens Construction
    14 elements in 11 groups
    Diagonal Angle of View
    107°30' - 74°20'
    Focus Adjustment
    Rear focus system
    Closest Focusing Distance
    0.72 ft. / 0.22m
    Filter Size
    67mm diameter
    Max. Diameter x Length, Weight
    2.9 x 2.8 in., 8.5 oz. / 74.6 x 72.0mm, 240g

    @shaneadams90
    @JollyRoger523
    Maybe?
     
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    Andy the Aussie Moderator of the Century Staff Member

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    I'm am not at all familiar with Cannon gear mate.

    A couple I snapped out while in the bush a couple of weeks ago....

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    Those are awesome!
    Especially the Hedgehog?

    I have been trying to really dig into and understand more about photography. A lot of it I just scratch my head at.. I honestly value the opinion of those who have field experience with gear over over the textbook description.

    I love framing/ setting up shots. I just struggle with how to best capture it..
     
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    .....Echidna, like all things Australian - highly venomous and aggressive !!! ;);):D
     
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    That is kinda of lower end kit lens....meaning it's not going to be particularly fast at F4.5... One of my FAVORITE lens for Canon are the 50mm f1.4...I absolutely love this PRIME lens and it's SUPER fast and very affordable. It's not as wide as what you are looking at but 10-14mm won't be a lens I would personally be pulling out very much as there are so many Fisheye photos I want to take....

    Personally I would rather have a 24mm Prime lens that has a fast Fstop and I would find that much more useful.
     
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    What do you intend to use the lens for?

    If you're looking for a wide angle (really an ultra-wide angle) lens for landscapes, then that lens should do you just fine for now. You'll be stopping down to smaller apertures anyways.

    Your style of shooting may be different than mine, but my experience is that I didn't use an ultra-wide angle as much as I thought I would. I have a 12-24 mm and found I very rarely used the wider end. I was almost always towards the longer end. I eventually got a 17-40 and found that suits my own needs much better.

    If you're wanting the lens for other purposes, you may be happier with something different.
     
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    ..... I had and foolishly sold (though at great profit) an 18-35 that I used more than about any other !! It took a brilliant picture !!
     
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    I don’t have a particular use in mind. I have take. So many photos with my iPhone that the Camera is a step up. I like to throw my camera bag in the car and if I see something Interesting stopping to snap a quick photo.

    SO versatility is important in the next lens I get.


    @shaneadams90
    I have looked at the 50mm lens. There are 2x of the 50mm lens but in f1.8 locally for sale. Not sure on them thou.

    There is also a 24mm 1:2.8 I’ve looked at locally.
     
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    Found locally a Fotodiox Pro Autofocus 2x Teleconverter - AF Doubler x2.0 which Converts my 70-200 into a 140-400. This doubler goes on the lens side of my converter so I don’t have any additional cropping factor :)

    I read a number of mixed reviews but the price was right :) If nothing else it’s a fun toy.

    So far it’s looking good especially on the low end( 140)

     
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    Been working with my 2x doubler and it seems to work pretty well. This is not going to be a lens that I am able to shoot unsupported thou. Going to have to start carrying my monopod atleast to get better photos.

    Also in a random twist I was able to get a Canon EF-S 24mm f/2.8 STM lens today. I have been shopping around for a camera body to gift to my mom and spotted a price is right Canon 60D on FB. The guy asked if I wanted a lens that he was petty sure was broken. Sure why not :) Scrubbed the contacts shiny new looking and it works perfect :)

    Not sure what it’s going to be good for BUT it’s small enough to toss in and try out.


    Canon EF-S 24mm f/2.8

    Main Unit Spec

    Focal Length & Maximum Aperture
    24mm 1:2.8
    Lens Construction
    6 elements in 5 groups
    Diagonal Angle of View
    59°10'
    Focus Adjustment
    Full lens extension
    Closest Focusing Distance
    0.52 ft. / 0.16 m
    Filter Size
    52mm
    Max. Diameter x Length, Weight
    Approx. 2.7 x 0.9 in. / 68.2 x 22.8 mm
    Approx. 4.4 oz. / 125 g
     

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