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May 15, 2010 06:20 |  #1

taking pictures of kids with canon 5DII. Witch one of 3 lenses should i choose?


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May 15, 2010 06:25 |  #2

I'd go with the 35, 50 and 135L. The 85 is a bit slow to focus and 200 is very long (nothing wrong with it of course).

Alternatively you can go for 24L II, 50L/35L and the 100L/135L


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May 15, 2010 06:31 |  #3

Jam.radonc wrote in post #10184640 (external link)
I'd go with the 35, 50 and 135L. The 85 is a bit slow to focus and 200 is very long (nothing wrong with it of course).

Alternatively you can go for 24L II, 50L/35L and the 100L/135L

I have 35L .I don't think I'll go for 24L.Thanks


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May 15, 2010 06:33 |  #4

I've got the 135L so maybe a bit biased but I love it! Awesome lens!


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May 15, 2010 06:35 |  #5

I have non-L but 30 1.4 + 85 1.8 and I really find that difference in lengths very usable - I would LOVE to add a 135 2!!!


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May 15, 2010 06:39 |  #6

I have the 135 and 200. I rarely use the 200 - although I wouldn't be without it. Therefore I'd pick the 135.


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May 15, 2010 07:16 |  #7

I would go for the 35L + 85L + 135 + TC1.4

Then you have a nice range on your 5D2.


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May 15, 2010 07:16 |  #8

Or the 35L + 70-200mm 2.8 IS II?


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May 15, 2010 07:44 as a reply to  @ JelleVerherstraeten's post |  #9

I take a ton of kid pictures and I wouldn't be without the 85mm range. If you feel the focusing will be too slow, get the 1.8. Some of my best shots have been with the 85L. Also, I have the 135L with a 1.4 converter to get me close to 200 a the same speed. The 135L is an unbelievable lens. Don't pass on that one.


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May 15, 2010 08:12 |  #10

JelleVerherstraeten wrote in post #10184749 (external link)
Or the 35L + 70-200mm 2.8 IS II?

this is an interesting solution, thank you


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May 15, 2010 09:18 |  #11

JelleVerherstraeten wrote in post #10184746 (external link)
I would go for the 35L + 85L + 135 + TC1.4

Then you have a nice range on your 5D2.

This is a good suggestion, even without the 1.4 TC it offers flexibility.

I would personally find the 35 and the 50 too close together to justify their combined price.


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May 15, 2010 10:08 |  #12

JelleVerherstraeten wrote in post #10184749 (external link)
Or the 35L + 70-200mm 2.8 IS II?

That's currently my setup. I impulse purchased the 5D Mark II the other day when I really should have bought a 24-70 f/2.8L.

But considering I now have FF and APS-C (5D and 7D), the 35L and 70-200 f/2.8L IS II give me a bit of flexibility as far as focal range.

On the 5D, the 35 gives me a nice wide angle and the 70-200 is a great portrait lens.

On the 7D, the 35 gives me a nice normal perspective (and fast) and the 70-200 makes a nice 'reach' lens for wildlife and sports.


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May 15, 2010 10:23 |  #13

How about 35L, 50 sigmalux, 85 1.8, 135L, 200L 2.8

You can get the 50 sigmalux, 135L, and part of the way towards the 200 2.8 for the price of 85L

the results from the 70-200L IS II are impressive, I guess it just boils down to how much you need the extra stops.


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May 15, 2010 10:46 |  #14

.mark. wrote in post #10184656 (external link)
I've got the 135L so maybe a bit biased but I love it! Awesome lens!

So true.

As others have suggested, the sweet spot is 35L, 85L, 135L.


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May 15, 2010 11:37 |  #15

Candiness wrote in post #10185464 (external link)
So true.

As others have suggested, the sweet spot is 35L, 85L, 135L.

It seems a perfect set


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