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Recommend a new lens

hoblos's Avatar
Joined Jun 2011
Dec 07, 2017 17:08 |  #16

I recommend 16-35 f4 IS - it's an amazing lens plus ultra wide for portraits is fun!

Canon 5DIV / Fujifilm X100F / Sigma 50mm 1.4 DG ART / 135mm 2 L / 70-200mm 2.8 IS II L / 430EX III-RT

a mere speck
Joined May 2011
Gainesville, Florida
Post has been edited 2 months ago by Phoenixkh.
Dec 07, 2017 17:30 |  #17

Bassat wrote in post #18511720 (external link)
I started with 135L & 200L II primes. I thought a zoom would be more convenient, so I sold them and bought a 70-200 2.8. Massive beast. That didn't last long before I downsized it to an f/4. Then I missed the aperture of the primes. So I repurchased both the 135L and 200L II.

I had a 24-70 2.8... for about a week. That was the about the fastest lens I ever flipped. It took me about an hour to realize it was a compromise on both fronts. Not as fast as even my consumer primes, and a tiny zoom range, comparatively. Big and heavy on top of that.

I imagine I'll eventually get tired of carrying heavy zoom lenses but I'm not quite there yet. I do agree with the range of the 24-70. When I was shooting a crop camera, I started with the 15-85 and had good success with it, even though others hated it. I bought a 17-55 f/2.8 for the speed and used it around the house a few times with our new kitten but the range really bugged me. I ended up using my 100L macro much more.

Anyway, lots of people love their fast primes. I don't have any yet. I have fast cameras though. ;)

Edit: I forgot... I do have a semi fast prime, the 50 f/1.8 STM... shows you how much I use it.

Kim (the male variety) Canon 1D IV | 6Dc | 16-35 f/4 IS | 24-105 f/4 IS |100L IS macro | 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II | 100-400Lii | 50 f/1.8 STM | Canon 1.4X III
RRS tripod and monopod | 580EXII | Cinch 1 & Loop 3 Special Edition | Editing Encouraged

Monkey ­ moss
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Joined Apr 2012
Bristol, England
Dec 07, 2017 18:49 |  #18

I think 11-24 would be mint. That way the lens would be as far reaching as the question. :grin:

Jon :cool::oops::D:cry::confused::(:lol:
Gear: 5Diii, 16-35 f4, 24-70 f2.8 ii, 70-300L, 35mm f2 IS, 85mm 1.8
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Joined Oct 2006
Dec 08, 2017 00:31 |  #19

The EF 15mm 2.8 FE lens can be a fun lens for weddings, receptions, seniors, and family gatherings. Just don't over use it. A little goes along way. ...showthread.php?p=15​259192

The EF 16-35 4.0L IS lens is one that I am trying to use more for portraits. I've had some bad luck in the past when using my 16-35 2.8L II so I have been gun shy with wide angle lens when shooting people. ...showthread.php?p=18​253508



Hokie ­ Jim
Joined Jan 2016
Hillsborough, NC
Dec 08, 2017 14:16 |  #20

MatthewK wrote in post #18511565 (external link)
70-200 f2.8 II IS USM.

I sold my 100L and replaced it with this. Couldn't be happier, if there's an IQ difference between the prime and the zoom, I don't see it.

Takes a bit more grunt to carry it around, though - do arm curls.  :p

The machine does not isolate man from the great problems of nature but plunges him more deeply into them. - Antoine de Saint Exupéry
Canon 6D | 16-35 f/4L IS | Zeiss Milvus 50 f/1.4 | 70-200 f/2.8L IS II | 580EXII | Gitzo 1410MK2/RRS BH-55


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