Re: Camera gear
Eh, I don't care how fast your lens is, IS is still nice to have.. 2.8 isn't overwhelmingly fast either. I mean its really solid for the focal length and the fact that its a zoom but yeah, if you want to stop it down the IS is certainly handy to have.
The SMC Takumar 50/1.4 is supposed to be excellent, its actually got mildly radioactive thorium glass in it.. kinda cool. My copy isn't the best because I took a chance on an ebay auction with a sold as is policy. Terrrrrible fungus, I took it apart though and cleaned it completely, only issue now is the coating on the front element is damaged in a few places but whatever..
Yeah I meant to say USM for the 24-85, but my favorite part of USM is FTM.
Lenses that I can actually afford that I would like to get:
These three are all USM, and relatively inexpensive for their performance. Also I love fast lenses..
andddd my dream lens is the EF 24/1.4 II L
Maddman Rocket valve
Trinity Front block
IPS Sunbear Bolt
Dark Horizon titanium striker
Green/silver VSC CCI Phantom
Red/Black PMR SE