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What lens(es) to choose for 5d mk2

 
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Jun 26, 2010 22:42 |  #31

35L 85L


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35mm f/1.4 L
70-200mm f/4 IS L
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Jun 27, 2010 10:27 as a reply to  @ dragontail's post |  #32

What I did.

14l MKII, 35L MKII, sig 50 1.4, 85L MKII, 135L, 200 f2.8 L, 1.4x MKII, 2.0x MKII


NIKON F3, 4 bronica gs, 50mm, 65mm, 2 100mm, 2 110mm, 2 200mm, 12 backs, pro hood, 3 Polaroid backs. 3 Kodak 8x10 multiple lenses. Kodak 5x7 3 lenses. Graphic view 2 4x5 with multiple lenses. Canon t2i 5dmk2 14mm 2.8, 24mm 1.4 ii, Sig 50 mm 1.4, 85mm 1.2 ii, ts-e 90mm, 200mm 2.8.

  
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Jun 30, 2010 03:08 |  #33

Again me. :) I researched little and i can feel like 24-70 2.8 isn't worth of price. It's ok for all-around, but i hadn't great experience with lenses of that type, because, it's not take near maximum of the body. IQ is most important for me(and speed). So current situation is to go with more money. So i planning to buy 35L first(like only lens for some time) and after i rehabilitate my pocket :)(after some months, even, year) i planning to buy 135L.

Is this ok for you? I most shot street life, portraits, events and some landscapes. What you think about 35L only lens for some time? And, i know 85L will be, maybe, better solution instead 135L, but it's much expansive. I'm amazed with IQ of 135L, just FL care me.

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Jun 30, 2010 05:44 |  #34

The 35L as your only lens could work but you may find you are missing some telephoto capability. I would look very hard at the 85 f1.8 also...as a relatively inexpensive portrait lens it is hard to beat.

My favorite three walk around primes for the 5dii are the 35 f1.4, 85 f1.8 and 135 f2.


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Jun 30, 2010 06:45 |  #35

First buy would be the 24-70mm f2.8, then the 17-40mm f4




  
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Jun 30, 2010 07:02 |  #36

24-70mm f2.8 and a 50mm 1.4/1.8




  
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