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  1. mikmit

    mikmit :o? OT Supporter

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    the Canon 24-70 f/2.8L. thoughts of this lens? and i'm not exactly sure what kind of filter i need with this if im going to be doing outdoor shots of europe (casltes and rubble and such). or would there be a better lens for this type of photography? i will also be using the lens for indoor shots (volleyball).
     
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    great lens, but why put a cheaper piece of glass in front of that lens? use the lens hood at all times.
     
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    I'm suggesting you not put a filter on it... I don't. But again, thats a personal decision.
     
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    also thinking of selling my 40D for 600 and getting a 7D...any problems with this lens + crop cameras?
     
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    what do you use to clean the lens when it gets dirty, girth?
     
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    a nice, soft cloth.
     
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    MSIGuy om nom nom nom!

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    So get a good filter and save yourself a couple hundred on a front element repair.
     
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    MSIGuy om nom nom nom!

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    LensPen.
     
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    Not my thing. :dunno:
     
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    I don't like using filters either unless its ND or CPL, the front element protecting UV lens tends to cause lens flair a LOT, that and I've noticed some softer photos with a UV added...

    the 24-70 is an aweosme lens and I will be purchasing one.
     
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    I dont like the 24-70 and I dont like UV filters. How about that? ;p

    The 24-70 was always just too 'normal' IMO. Especially on a crop body. Its not wide enough and not long enough to be useful for me. Everything was just too plain. 24-70 on FF might be a different story though..
     
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    I only use a uv filter on my wide. The hood is too short and I always bump in to stuff
     
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    Do it!!!!

    And get the 24-70L. You won't regret it.

    And for wide shots get 10-22mm.
     
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    damn it you just had to nudge me in the direction of spending 3500 bucks on new equiptment.

    will probably order everything on adorama this week (either tomorrow or thurs). cant wait til im taking shots of castles and ruins and everything throughout europe for the next 4-6 years.
     

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