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Originally Posted by Marin View Post
Ordered the 135mm f/2L. Now to scrape some money up for the 24-70mm f/2.8L (since I forgot that I'm required to get one, lol).
Tamron 28-75.
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Tamron 28-75.
Maybe...
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Gone,
Sold, please remove:
50mm f/1.4G AF-S Nikkor
18-200mm f/3.5-5.6 ED-IF AF-S VR DX
Tamron AF28-300mm F/3.5-6.3 XR Di VC

Purchased, please add:
14-24mm f/2.8G ED AF-S Nikkor

600 VR is on its way but not here yet.
It's being shipped to my sister in Indiana. I'll pick it up next week.
    
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Originally Posted by theCanadian View Post
Correct me if I am wrong. Hypothetically,

I am shooting with a lens at the 85mm FL. My f-stop is f/1.7 Therefore, my aperture is roughly 50mm in diameter.

Is that right? If so, how is the f-stop determined for a zoom lens?

Also, the FL of a lens is the distance from the SLR to which element?

And also:


WTH is the L?
Unless I'm mistaken, the diaphragm in a zoom lens adjusts to the proper diameter for whatever focal length the lens is set to, in order to achieve that f-stop. So the great the FL, the wider the diaphragm need be, which is why constant f/2.8 lenses are really huge (wide diameter barrel) compared to non-constant aperture lenses. Compare the size of the Canon EF-S 18-55 f/3.5-5.6 to the Canon EF-S 17-55 f/2.8 IS.

"L" is Canon's designation for their high-end line of lenses. It's supposed to mean "luxury."


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Gone,
Sold, please remove:
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18-200mm f/3.5-5.6 ED-IF AF-S VR DX
Tamron AF28-300mm F/3.5-6.3 XR Di VC

Purchased, please add:
14-24mm f/2.8G ED AF-S Nikkor

600 VR is on its way but not here yet.
It's being shipped to my sister in Indiana. I'll pick it up next week.
Ah, trying to dodge that IL sales tax, huh?
Edited by GoneTomorrow - 8/4/10 at 6:11pm
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Ah, trying to dodge that IL sales tax, huh?
Not sure what you're referring to . $700 helped pay for my wide zoom!!
    
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And also:


WTH is the L?
L is their professional line. it has a red ring on the lenses. For nikons, in the "N" badge on their lenses with a gold ring. i know nikon's N means it has a nanocoat.
 
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Maybe...
Forgot Canon's version sucks because of the POS AF, if you shot Nikon, you could get one without the motor because the body focuses it pretty fast.
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L is their professional line. it has a red ring on the lenses. For nikons, in the "N" badge on their lenses with a gold ring. i know nikon's N means it has a nanocoat.
Gold ring vs. Red ring. The N is mostly on Telephotos.
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I got the Canon 135mm f/2L today, yay for cheap overnight shipping.

My reaction:


Pics later today.
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This is one BIG piece of glass!





I just realized this makes me a member of the "trinity" club:


Edited by nuclearjock - 8/5/10 at 12:31pm
    
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