At the end of the day, do u really need those additional tools..?
You don't need so much zoom in Singapore to use, its always cheaper to rent those bazookas
A 135L will give you the luxury of light weight, lightning fast focusing and, dreamy bokeh, on the 7D !
OCBC Cycle is this weekend FYI,
Will be there snapping around.... anyone going ?
1) Canon 35mm F/1.4L
This works back to around 56mm which is perfect for a walk around. Its light and focuses blazing fast. With the right focus @ minimal focusing distance, OOF area is pleasing.
2) Canon 50 F/1.2 mkII L
If you're not changing to FF anytime soon, the 50mm F1.2 works well. It gives you the same perspective as the 85mm F1.2 mk2. Sweet melting moments for lovely contrast when you step up
3) Canon 70-200 F4 non - IS L
IMHO, if you're shooting just casually and nothing professional, there isn't a need for F2.8 and IS. Weight matters more when you're walking around, and having one less lens with you when you walk around is as good as not buying that lens at all. Shooting at the 100-200 range at F4 with adequate background distance, all nice and creamy oof area can be achieved. Weights minimal compared to IS F2.8 versions.
4) Canon 135mm F2L
Lightning fast focus, stunning subject isolation at F2. Mount this on the 7d you get an amazing +/- 200mmF2- works well for candids at events / weddings or even street shoots.
Lenses not to get, but shd be rented instead.
Canon 70-200 F2.8 IS
This 2 zooms are oversized for general shooting in Singapore. Streetshooting are very challenging at close proximity and crowded areas. A 35mm and 50mm does better.
Canon 24mm F1.4. Canon Tilt Shift lenses.
Restricted in usage due to Wide end and also minimal landscape opportunities.
I had the 35, 60, 65MPE, 85mk2, 135F2 before so I feel the lens most worth having and never disappointed- would be a 35mm and 135mm in the bag! With 7d's ISO, you're ready for speed and melting moments!
Alternatively you can consider the Carl Zeiss ZE range, 50mm F2 Makro Planar 100mm F2 Makro Planar 35mm F2 Distagon (not sure all this 3 are available on the Canon mount yet :P)
Last edited by neoro; 1st March 2010 at 01:45 PM.
Also need to update liao :-\
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WS TCSS, Meet-Up Session, Discussion for Sampoerna Trip
Date/Time: 5th Mar 2010 (Fri) @ 7.30pm
Location: Jurong Point MacDonald
Contact Person: jackienum & sky
Last edited by jackienum; 3rd March 2010 at 09:16 PM.
Today is 3rd March but is Wednesday. 5th March is on Friday.
dun know can post here anot.
I'm staying in west, near JJC.
heard from 5-7mar, at raffles marina near end of tuas having some waveboarding and beach babe competition..
anyone interested to go?
mi unemployed so thinking of going down on Fri.
TCSS is on 5th March 2010 (Fri), 7.30pm @ Jurong Point MacDonald.
WS @ FB cld also be found here:
Last edited by jackienum; 6th March 2010 at 01:07 PM.