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- note that a long lens like 30mm needs a tripod (or at least a monopod).
I advise against renting any L-series lens. It's like driving a rangerover and then going back to the ford fiesta. ☺ I rented the 70-200 IS L and fell in love, alas, a love unrequited! :giggle:
With a narrower lens - even the 18-55 - you can join together multiple landscale photos (especially if you take them in manual mode so they all have the same exposure) e.g. using the free "hugin" program, although it's a rather different effect than the wide angle lenses.
no, I work in computers and have a Web site about old books ☺ I visited a camera store to buy a lens.Apr 21, 2012
- Apr 21, 2012
- ah...sorry http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Canon_L_lens:) Doesn't "L" stand for "luxury" ;)?
It was interesting today as I'm not used to having to back up quite so much to get a shot. We're waiting for the meteor shower to get up to speed to try some long exposures. I'll go through and post what I come up with.
The 18-55 has become a bit like muscle memory at this point though. I know what shots I can (and can't ;) get with it. Still learning with the 75-300 and the borrowed 100 mm. The 50 1.8 is just my nemesis. Sometimes I can get great shots with it...others, not so much ;)Apr 22, 2012
- Apr 22, 2012
- I think the 50mm f/1.8 is like that - you can get a really shallow depth of field, of course, and some really neat foreground/background effects, but because it's so narrow it's really easy to take dud shots.
By the way, if your tripod is not sturdy, you can use the mirror lockup custom function to reduce vibrations, and weigh the tripod down.
Yes, L for luxury, but boy, they are also workhorses.Apr 22, 2012
- I'm very badApr 22, 2012