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Walkaround prime, 24mm 1.4 II or 35mm 1.4?

 
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Oct 01, 2010 03:07 |  #31

35L for me.


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Oct 02, 2010 06:53 as a reply to  @ post 11012963 |  #32

Route246 wrote in post #11012829 (external link)
First, I chose the 24 over the 35 because of -II vs -I. I'm afraid of a refresh since the 35 is pretty old in lens age. Second, if you have the budget to own a 7D and graduated to a 5DMkII you certainly are not scrimping and scraping for your funds. If you can afford it, keep the 7D as your second body. It's great for that. If you need to raise cash then sell it. That's just my opinion. The 24 vs 35 is really close on FF, personally I just like the wider angle. The 35 and 50 were also close together for me, hence, I opted to pair an 85L with my 24L. I may pickup a 50L someday but I really can't see why now.

Yeah I guess that's a valid point, I do like the weather and dust sealing on the 24II.. I don't know if I will sell the 7D yet, photography is just a hobby for me and I don't really need another body, I'm afraid the 7D will just sit in my bag lol.

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Make sure that you get an EG-S screen for it! I'm an advocate for it!

lol, I was actually going to buy the 5D Mark II straight up but went with the 7D at the time because I didn't know much about photography ( still don't :p ) and couldn't justify the price. That was mainly because I didn't truly know the differences between the two and how they effected taking photos in the real world, now that I fully understand I can definitely justify the price.. I bought the 7D in the beginning for some product photography work but photography has grown on me :cool:.

zone555 wrote in post #11012878 (external link)
Congrats on the 5D Mark II! I just made a similar purchase last week :D. I too have a 7D, but will keep it as my action and distance body.

I already had a 35L to go with my 7D. And man, lemme tell you, once you use the 35L on a FF, it turns into another beast. One thing's for sure, it's wider, but the crispness of the pictures jump out at you. Mostly likely attributed to the shallower DOF on a FF body, which emphasizes the in-focus areas.

After using primes on a FF, I believe (and this is just IMO) primes on a crop body are a waste of time. Take the 35L as an example.. you get a FOV of 56mm, but the magnification of a 35mm, so everything in the background of your shots are smaller when you're expecting the magnification of a 50mm+.

Get the 35L.. it was my walkaround on the 7D, even more so with a 5D :)

Thanks for your opinion man and everyone else, oh well I have to go away and figure this one out now, the 24mm look is definitely interesting and I'm sure I would have a lot of fun with it.


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Oct 02, 2010 09:31 |  #33

Updates seem to skew towards glass that has two characteristics. First, it must be profitable and second, it has competition. 70-200MkII was a natural because of what Nikon has and it has those two characteristics. 24-70 is also a natural for the same reason. I think the Nikon is superior from what my friends tell me and I'm guessing the 24-70 will get a refresh soon. I haven't seriously considered the 24-70 because I'm waiting for a refresh that may never come. That's OK. It's money that I've saved and I have plenty of range with my existing gear. L primes are hopefully profitable and since they are used by pros and serious hobbyists they should have some amount of competition. Those L primes which are too small in volume might not warrant an investment for an upgrade, too.

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Couldn't you say that with the 20 2.8, 28 2.8, 35 f2.0, 50 f1.4, 50 2.5, 85 1.8, 100 f2.0, 135 f2, 200 f2.8, 300 f4.0, 400 5.6.

Lenses like the 85 1.8, 135 f2, 200 f2.8 are older than the 35L and don't require an update and we shouldn't expect one soon for these lenses.


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Oct 02, 2010 11:18 |  #34

Route246 wrote in post #11019946 (external link)
Updates seem to skew towards glass that has two characteristics. First, it must be profitable and second, it has competition. 70-200MkII was a natural because of what Nikon has and it has those two characteristics. 24-70 is also a natural for the same reason. I think the Nikon is superior from what my friends tell me and I'm guessing the 24-70 will get a refresh soon. I haven't seriously considered the 24-70 because I'm waiting for a refresh that may never come. That's OK. It's money that I've saved and I have plenty of range with my existing gear. L primes are hopefully profitable and since they are used by pros and serious hobbyists they should have some amount of competition. Those L primes which are too small in volume might not warrant an investment for an upgrade, too.

Great point! I still think that the 50 1.4 required an update.

Your friend was right about the 24-70. That's why if I ever wanted to shoot zooms, I'd switch. Unfortunately, I can't leave canon because of their sexy 85L.


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Oct 02, 2010 12:16 |  #35

Marloon wrote in post #11020377 (external link)
Great point! I still think that the 50 1.4 required an update.

Your friend was right about the 24-70. That's why if I ever wanted to shoot zooms, I'd switch. Unfortunately, I can't leave canon because of their sexy 85L.

ya marlon....but you've never tested the Nikon 85 f/1.4 with the nano coating. Its suppose to be sharper than the 85L, better contrast and less CA. However its only f/1.4 but visibly on screen its noticeably better than our 85L.
My friend that is a canon user has tested it and will admit nikon is better in the 85 prime. Since he works at a rental department he tests everything. At the moment he brutally testing a 60D.


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Oct 02, 2010 13:13 |  #36

AlanU wrote in post #11020603 (external link)
ya marlon....but you've never tested the Nikon 85 f/1.4 with the nano coating. Its suppose to be sharper than the 85L, better contrast and less CA. However its only f/1.4 but visibly on screen its noticeably better than our 85L.
My friend that is a canon user has tested it and will admit nikon is better in the 85 prime. Since he works at a rental department he tests everything. At the moment he brutally testing a 60D.

Bye potn.


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Oct 02, 2010 20:56 |  #37

Love the 35 L especially on the 5D II.


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Oct 11, 2010 04:07 as a reply to  @ jrscls's post |  #38

Well it arrived, I went with the 24mm 1.4 II in the end :lol:. Thanks for the suggestions anyway guys but the FL really sold me and weather / dust sealing is also a plus.

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Oct 11, 2010 08:34 |  #39

I want the 24L II, I may get it soon, congrats on the new lens.


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Oct 11, 2010 11:19 |  #40

Congrats ... you won't regret it ...
A real 24hours a day, indoor, outddor usable lens ..

I use it with a 85L1.2II and a Rstrap .. and that makes a perfect walkaround combo too ... pocketable lenses (in a jacket) easy to change and lighter and wider than any good zoom.


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Oct 11, 2010 11:58 |  #41

HighSnobility wrote in post #11073731 (external link)
Well it arrived, I went with the 24mm 1.4 II in the end :lol:. Thanks for the suggestions anyway guys but the FL really sold me and weather / dust sealing is also a plus.

Congratulations! :D


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Oct 11, 2010 14:24 |  #42

Split the difference. Get a 30mm.


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Oct 11, 2010 14:30 |  #43

I'd go with the 24L. You'd get a great walk around prime with your 7D and a fantastic wide angle with you 5D.

e/Ups! too late. Good choice!


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Oct 11, 2010 15:51 |  #44

The 24 on your 7D and your 85 on your 5D. That would be an awesome duo to have :-)!


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Oct 11, 2010 17:50 |  #45

wow, interesting decision, great choice on the 5dmk2


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