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Which of theses lenses should I consider getting?

 
kat.hayes
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May 08, 2018 19:33 |  #1

I currently use a 24-70 and a 70-200 with a 5DM3 for shooting portraits and video. I'm very new to all of this and I amlooking at some used lenses, and am just curious to hear feedback based on how useful the following lenses will be based on what I am currently using.


85mm
100mm
50mm
28mm
35mm
20mm
16mm
16-35mm

Thanks in advance.




  
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May 08, 2018 20:10 |  #2

85mm - I've owned the f/1.8 twice. Wonderfully good lens, can exhibit heavy PF.
100mm - I have the macro USM non-L. For me it is macro-only. Sharp at f/2.8 though.
50mm - I have the STM. Never used it much on FF. Very nice on aps-c, but slow focus.
28mm - I had the f/1.8 USM. Very good in the center at f/1.8. Corners never sharpen up. Sold it for 24A.
35mm - I have the f/2 IS. Favorite prime on full frame. Not getting much use on aps-c.
20mm - never owned
16mm - never owned
16-35mm - never owned


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May 08, 2018 22:15 |  #3

I really like my 16-35 f/4 IS for landscapes... you didn't mention that as one of your goals.

I sold my 35 f/2 IS>.. but regret it.


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May 08, 2018 23:22 |  #4

We can't really tell you what their usefulness would be without at least a bit more info. What shortcomings of your current kit are you trying to address? Or, what features do you see in those lenses that you feel like you want to use/experiment with? What is it about those particular lenses that attracts your attention?


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May 09, 2018 18:18 |  #5

Do you need longer? Do you need wider? Do you need faster?

If not save your pennies and enjoy your current kit:-)

We all like new toys (especially me!) but do you really need anything different? If you do then let us know what you are after, perhaps we can help.


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May 09, 2018 18:21 |  #6

kat.hayes wrote in post #18622239 (external link)
I currently use a 24-70 and a 70-200 with a 5DM3 for shooting portraits and video. I'm very new to all of this and I amlooking at some used lenses, and am just curious to hear feedback based on how useful the following lenses will be based on what I am currently using.


85mm
100mm
50mm
28mm
35mm
20mm
16mm
16-35mm

Thanks in advance.

16-35 F4L IS and stop there.

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May 10, 2018 00:22 |  #7

85mm f/1.2 is a lovely lens


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May 10, 2018 01:25 |  #8

Which 85mm? There are at least 2 commonly used ones.
Which 100mm? There are 3 commonly used ones.
Which 50mm? There are at least 3 commonly used ones.

Without knowing budget and what types of things you want to shoot, it is hard to suggest a lens.

The current question is much like saying "I travel from 30 to 100 miles a day. Which of the following cars should I consider buying?", then supplying a list of various generic makes/models of cars.


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May 10, 2018 04:02 |  #9

I think the 135 is so much better than the 85 on a ff camera for portraits in my opinion.

I just bought a samyang 14mm for landscape and video because i dont have anything wider than the 24 and its cheap.

So for landscape go wider than 24 or just use what you have
For portrait i think 135 is essential


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