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Old March 2nd, 2015, 08:48 AM   #1
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Lens for C100

For general idea on kind of lens (make, fixed or zoom mm) users use with their C100 for Wedding coverages ?
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Old March 3rd, 2015, 01:18 AM   #2
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canon 17-55 f2.8 IS... almost the only lens you need - in my humble opinion. I take my 50mm f1.4 along and sometimes my 70-200 f2.8 non-IS... but really the 17-55 is fast, has IS, and covers a pretty decent range.

I don't shoot many weddings any more, but I would feel very comfortable leaving that lens on for most anything... it could use a little more reach on the telephoto end... but, all in all, a pretty damn good lens on the c100.
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Old March 3rd, 2015, 01:20 AM   #3
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Any one using Sigma 18 - 35 f1.8 ?
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Old March 3rd, 2015, 12:06 PM   #4
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Yes, it seems: Sigma 18-35mm F/1.8 | Erik Naso
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Old March 3rd, 2015, 12:09 PM   #5
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I use the Sigma 17-50 2.8 on my C100 90% of the time. I have an assortment of primes and a 70-200 f4, but its the Sigma 17-50 that I mainly use. People don't about it a lot, but it has been really solid for me. And it's about $350 cheaper than the Canon right now.
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Old March 18th, 2015, 12:23 PM   #6
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Andy,

A question for you if you would. I posted another thread asking if someone using the Sigma lens 17-50 f/2.8 if when the lens is off camera and in your hand, and you rotate your wrist gently left and right, do you feel something inside the lens move. And do you hear a dampening kind of sound of something moving?

I just received a new Sigma 17-50 and not certain if it might be a lemon. The store's sales department says it might just be the IS, but I wouldn't think it would move or should move without it being attached to the camera. My Canon 24-105 doesn't move internally or make a sound when I move it gently back and forth in my hand.

So my question is, does yours?

Thanks for your input.

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Old March 18th, 2015, 01:51 PM   #7
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I sold the Sigma 17-50 for the 18-35. The 18-35 is a gem of a lens, and I generally stick with it, a 50f1.4
and an 85 for the majority of the day, except for the ceremony which sees the 70-200.
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Old March 18th, 2015, 02:32 PM   #8
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Scott,

The lens you mention sounds great, but I need a little more reach since I am usually shooting stills as well, and extra reach allows me to do more with less time in switching.

Did your 17-50 lens make any unusual noise when you took it off camera? I am just trying to determine if the lens I have has a problem before I use it for an assignment and find out I have a problem then,mor have a repair bill later out of warranty.

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Old March 18th, 2015, 02:36 PM   #9
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actually, yes it did. worked fine on camera, great, cheap piece of glass. If I wasn't shooting stills as well
I'd have only APS-C lenses, but I use mostly all primes. IF i pick up a C100 MK II, I am getting the 18-135 with it for face tracking AF. I may grab one even if I don't to use on my 70D
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Old March 18th, 2015, 02:58 PM   #10
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Scott,

Thank you. I will give it a shot. I just wanted to make certain it wasn't a defect in the lens that would impair its operation. The only time I ever heard something rattle inside a lens was a battered piece of pool gear at a newspaper I once worked for.

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Old March 18th, 2015, 03:41 PM   #11
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My Canon 70-200mm F4 IS clunks like a can of spray paint when it's off and sounds like a coffee grinder when it's on. Many lenses and even cameras with optical image stabilizers make some noise when powered off.
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Old March 18th, 2015, 04:19 PM   #12
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Nate,

Thanks. I have a Canon 24-105 and a 70-200 f/4 and neither make a sound whether in operation or if I remove them from them from my still body or c100.

So that is why I was concerned.

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Old March 18th, 2015, 04:39 PM   #13
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There are two Canon 24-105mm lenses. Both have image stabilization.

The older one is a constant aperture f/4L. High quality glass, but very noisy IS, like a Craftsman ratchet.

The newer one is a variable aperture f/3.5 to f/5.6. Nice sharp glass, and it's STM, making it very quiet even with IS switched on.
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Old March 18th, 2015, 09:01 PM   #14
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Without question, the Canon EF 17-55mm f/2.8 IS. A thorough search of the dvinfo.net site will confirm this.
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Old March 19th, 2015, 12:07 AM   #15
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It all depends on the look and feel you are going for. What do you want to viewer to experience? How do you want them to feel?

Personally I'm a prime guy and value image quality over convenience so my favorites are Canon 50mm 1.2L, Sigma 35mm 1.4 ART, and Canon 135mm 2.0L. I also really enjoy using my Zeiss 100mm 2.0 Makro. Zeiss glass has a unique rendering and produces a 3d like image.
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