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Dec 17, 2010 02:29 |  #1

Can I get some advice to which line-up I should have on my bag please...? I had Canon equipment some years ago but sometime last year I decided to start over because I was deploying to afghanistan... I'm still in afghanistan but I'd like to get a head start!

I'm looking into a Canon 5D MK II as a prime camera... I would like to shoot outdoor and a bit of studio...

Any advice would be helpful thanks...


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Dec 17, 2010 04:28 |  #2

Still a bit vague on what you're shooting. People, I assume? Portrait style or candid? There's lots of different combos out there. What do you want to shoot?


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Dec 17, 2010 05:21 as a reply to  @ Jericobot's post |  #3

Sorry for not clarifying... I'm thinking Candid people!


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Dec 17, 2010 13:02 as a reply to  @ AkinNAUY's post |  #4

Someone with more experience than I will be by to help you.

I just want to take this opportunity to thank you for what you do.

Be safe out there and be back home soon.

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to all our troops.




  
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Dec 17, 2010 13:24 |  #5

Cebu wrote in post #11469765 (external link)
Someone with more experience will be by to help you.

I just want to take this opportunity to thank you for what you do.

Be safe out there and be back home soon.

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to all our troops.

Ditto, thankyou for your service Sir!


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Dec 17, 2010 13:38 as a reply to  @ cloudswimmer's post |  #6

70-200mm IS USM II.



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Dec 17, 2010 14:34 |  #7

AkinNAUY wrote in post #11467504 (external link)
Can I get some advice to which line-up I should have on my bag please...? I had Canon equipment some years ago but sometime last year I decided to start over because I was deploying to afghanistan... I'm still in afghanistan but I'd like to get a head start!

I'm looking into a Canon 5D MK II as a prime camera... I would like to shoot outdoor and a bit of studio...

Any advice would be helpful thanks...

There are many on this forum far more experienced than I, and if you keep watching the posts, you'll get some fine advice.

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Dec 17, 2010 14:40 |  #8

+1 from a Canadian, also get the 24-70 to go with your 5D and your 70- 200


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Dec 17, 2010 14:46 |  #9

If I were you:
Sigma 30 1.4
Canon 85 1.8

Or if you have more money to spend/ want zooms
Canon 24-70 2.8
Canon 70-200 2.8 II

It'd be easier for us to suggest you some glass if you could tell us your budget and if you prefer zooms or primes.


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Dec 17, 2010 15:49 |  #10

The Sigma DC 30mm f/1.4 (external link) is a "DC" lens -- it doesn't pass a large enough image to use with a full frame camera like the 5D Mk. II.
http://www.sigmaphoto.​com/dc-lens-compatability-chart (external link)


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Dec 20, 2010 01:32 as a reply to  @ JustAnEngineer's post |  #11

Thank you for all the support and suggestions...! I will do my research and make my decisions. Merry Christmas and Have a wonderful new year! I sure will maybe we will have some fireworks hehehe...

Wait we have firework here all-year-long! :lol:


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Dec 20, 2010 01:34 |  #12

dcatbagan wrote in post #11470345 (external link)
If I were you:
Sigma 30 1.4
Canon 85 1.8

Or if you have more money to spend/ want zooms
Canon 24-70 2.8
Canon 70-200 2.8 II

It'd be easier for us to suggest you some glass if you could tell us your budget and if you prefer zooms or primes.

I prefer prime however if I can get away with it with zoom lenses; I would much rather go zoom for flexibility. I'm looking at 10K budget...


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Dec 22, 2010 17:35 |  #13

16-35 2.8L II
24-70 2.8L
70-200 2.8L IS II
85 1.8

But those zooms up there are REALLY sharp and are more than enough regarding sharpness. The 24-70 and 70-200 will be your best bets for candid shots. They will also have you covered for basically everything unless you want wider landscapes or longer for wildlife. I put the 85 1.8 in there also for times when you want to travel light.


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