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Old Jun 5, 2003, 8:26 AM   #11
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You might consider the f1.4 version, but watch out. It'a a lot more expensive. I have the f1.8 version and what little I've used it, I've like it. Well worth all ~$60 I spent. But the f1.4 is $280. I think I'll stick with $60, thank you. I could wreck a few of them before it starts to rival the cost.
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Old Jun 5, 2003, 10:31 AM   #12
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It's a pitance compare to the f1.0! :lol: :lol: :lol:
... You should compare to what an 85mm wide aperture would have costed in the old days! (ie an 85mm f1.4)
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Old Jun 5, 2003, 10:06 PM   #13
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What is the price of the F1.0? I couldn't find it listed at the usual places I look. B&H has some specs on it, but no price (it isn't even listed as an inventory item.) I did see the 35mm f1.4 at over $1,100USD. Ouch!

Not that I should talk, as I got the 100-400L with my 10D. That was even more.
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Old Jun 6, 2003, 7:25 AM   #14
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You're getting close, it's slighly over what you're quoting... but to some people an f1.0 is priceless! (reminescent of some early Leica for candlelight or available light photography). With the benefit of the 10D, '80mm' f1.0 is unheard of, beside with a 2x extender it's still a lot of lens (ie a '160mm f2.0'). The same goes for f1.4 I guess, but lot lighter, the f1.0 is 2.2lb! 8)

The other benefit of the 1.6x is the former 300mm f2.8, which you can get now with a cheaper 70-200mm constant aperture f2.8... They really pop the subject out from their background! :P

BTW the 10D is blind to infrared! I guess I have to carry my D7 along too then :lol: :lol: :lol:
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I hadn't thought about its benefits that way. So very true. I'm going a little nuts with the F5.6 @400 of the 100-400, so I can appreciate the speed.

And I know that having to carry the D7 will be really rough for you, knowing what you think about it.
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Only F 1.0?

Why not the F 0.95

h*ttp://www.azfoto.cz/_muzeum/canon/foto/canon_7_[1024x768_left_lens].jpg
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This lens seems like a good deal with a $30 rebate... (ie around ~$240)
http://www.vividlight.com/articles/910.htm

At least, It sure beats having to change lenses all days... and find out @ the end of the day that there's a dust specs on all the pictures! :lol: :lol: :lol:
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