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The Maven  [admin] 
re: Canon Gear
8 Aug 2005 at 11:11 GMT
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How much did you get your EW83DII for? The cheapest I found was on eBay from a HK seller for 28 including shipping. That's about S$85. You can also use the EW83G, which is the hood for the 28-300L.


In fact, the G series hood provides more protection, since it's designed for full frame 28mm usage, as opposed to 24mm with the EW83DII. On the other hand, the advantage with the EW83DII is that it will still work on the 17-40L when you upgrade to a 1.3x crop camera like the 1D2. But the EW83G will start to vignett.

The Maven  [admin] 
re: Canon Gear
8 Aug 2005 at 18:30 GMT
number of posts: 330
member since: 13 Jan 06
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Yep, I've just bought the 83DII about 2 weeks ago from that HK seller on ebay. Fits my bag much better - with the default 83E hood, I was always worried about it breaking if I applied too much pressure on the bag.


How are you liking your new 17-40L so far? On my copy, I find that the image is noticably softer than my 70-200 F4L. Probably because it's an ultrawide design.... or maybe my copy isn't stella. CA is very well controlled though, and I've not had any problems with flare yet.


Apart from that, I find that f/4 is rather slow for indoor people shots. No choice but to up the ISO to 800 and mount an external flash. Some times I wonder if I should have got the 16-35L instead.  But then again, that lens is a bit too short for general use. Perhaps with Sigma 18-50 f2.8 EX is the most ideal.


What's your experience so far?



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