AWGD8 wrote in post #10409008
I have a 5Dc and just sold my last lens (24-70L)
I decided to continue this hobby and I`m looking for a fast zoom lens or a set of primes.
- Landscape 50%
I generally use UWA to tele (17-400 mm) for landscape photography, with WA to short tele (24 - 135 mm) doing the most of the coverage.
street: 50 to +/- 200 mm
architecture: 17 to +/- 100 mm
portrait: depends on the type of portait; mostly 50 - 135 mm
macro: 50 - 135 mm, occasionally up to 400 mm
How is the lighting? Is 2.8 enough? Do you need fast AF? How great is the distance to the action?
For me 24mm is wide enough.
Based on the above, I would say that roughly, 24 to 135 should cover most of it, possibly with 1 faster lens for action photography.
I like a lens that produce great IQ and maintain great details.
Sigmalux- Don`t like the focal length.
Canon 100mm f2 - back focus and returned it. Focal lens is great and fast aperture too! Build quality seems not good compare to Sigma. I like the weight and exterior build of Sigma. The Canon lens is like a toy!
24-70L - no complaints except heavy for walkaround. Great sharp lens and captures details. 70mm is a bit short. Thinking getting 1 prime to compliment it.
I heard 24-105L is great but not as sharp (detail-wise) like the 24-70L.
I`m close on pulling the trigger for a brand new 24-70L again ,but is there other alternative? IS version is coming too.
Should I wait before ordering? Bing will end soon and would like to take advantage of it. HELP!!!
AWGD8 wrote in post #10414892
I`m going to order tonight but here are my last options:
24-70L = $1165 a
17-40L + 100mm 2.8 L Macro = $1370 after BING&MR Rebate
Option 2 ?
What about 24-105L plus 100 F/2.8 non-L Macro? The latter, with focus limiter on, does focus quite fast. Or even 24-105L with 135 F/2.8 SF, mayeb with a few extension tubes? You could even consider 24-105L with 200 F/2.8L, but that may be above your budget I guess.
Another option could be 24-105L and 70-200 F/4L (non-IS version), or 17-40L with 70-200 F/4L, maybe even the 70-200 F/4L IS. With the 70-200 non-IS you may even have enough left for, e.g. a 50 F/1.4, or 85 F/1.8, or try another 100 F/2.
Kind regards, Wim