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Dec 30, 2010 04:35 |  #16

SE Smith Jr wrote in post #11539766 (external link)
I don't know how the 135mm f/2L isn't in everyones' bag. Probably the single best lens Canon has ever made.

Well that is true....
As well as 85L II, and 35L, aNd 24L II, and.........:lol::lol::lol:


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Dec 30, 2010 06:03 as a reply to  @ KVN Photo's post |  #17

24L II (Landscape, Low Light/Nightime)
85L II (Portrait, Landscape, Candid, Low Light/Nightime)
100L (Portrait, Landscape, Macro, Candid)


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Dec 30, 2010 06:30 as a reply to  @ Sir_Loin's post |  #18

Even though I have a ways to go before deciding exactly what I want, I made an impulse buy tonight.

Amazon has the Sigma 85mm f/1.4 EX DG HSM for $809 shipped, no tax. Best of all, the lens is backordered so I'll have a cooling off period.

The Sigma 30mm f/1.4 is also on sale but I figured that my 12-24mm f/4 will cover that spot for now.


Replacing my Canon 7D, Tokina 12-24mm, Canon 17-55mm, Sigma 30mm f/1.4, 85mm f/1.4, and 150-500mm with a Panasonic Lumix FZ1000. I still have the 17-55 and the 30 available for sale.

  
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Dec 30, 2010 06:49 |  #19

This is what I'm aiming for on my 5D2

- 16-35LII
- 24LII
- 50L
- 135L (& 1.4x)

The 50L is brand new and I don't see any focus shift.


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Dec 30, 2010 07:05 |  #20

cacawcacaw wrote in post #11540103 (external link)
Even though I have a ways to go before deciding exactly what I want, I made an impulse buy tonight.

Amazon has the Sigma 85mm f/1.4 EX DG HSM for $809 shipped, no tax. Best of all, the lens is backordered so I'll have a cooling off period.

The Sigma 30mm f/1.4 is also on sale but I figured that my 12-24mm f/4 will cover that spot for now.

Good move. I have done the same. Looking through this forum and as many reviews as I could find, it appears as though its on a par with the 85L. First impressions of mine are very very good although I sent mine back to be exchanged for another copy for a number of reasons - still waiting for the delivery....


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Dec 30, 2010 07:12 |  #21

4 lenses that will cover everything except super telephoto with a lot of speed.

24LII 1.4
501.4
85LII 1.2
135L 2

I have this exact setup. For me, I find 2.8 to be too slow for the situation in which I capture images.
I find this easy to carry and not too heavy. I have a 200f2 in order but I will not travel with that lens because of size and weight.

I have owned the 14LII for a year. The issue is not being able to use filters on it. The 16-35II is an 82mm filter also...


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Dec 30, 2010 07:53 |  #22

You might consider the Zeiss 21 ZE and the 100 ZE. They are the best primes I have owned. These plus a good wide zoom and the 70-200 II would give you tons of flexibility and challenges...


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Dec 30, 2010 08:20 as a reply to  @ Fodowsky's post |  #23

With $7k I would get:
ZE 21mm
ZE 50mm MP
EF 85mm II
EF 70-200mm II


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Dec 30, 2010 08:23 |  #24
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hieu1004 wrote in post #11539469 (external link)
^ Mainly the focal length - 35 is a more comfortable FL for many people. The holy trinity is a well regarded set around here: 35L, 85L, 135L. Substitute the 35 for 24 or add to it if you like the FL.


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Dec 30, 2010 08:24 |  #25

.mark. wrote in post #11540138 (external link)
This is what I'm aiming for on my 5D2

- 16-35LII
- 24LII
- 50L
- 135L (& 1.4x)

The 50L is brand new and I don't see any focus shift.

this. I just got my 50L yesterday. No focus issues here on a UX date code lens. I would go with this exact setup though


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Dec 30, 2010 09:51 |  #26

SE Smith Jr wrote in post #11539766 (external link)
I don't know how the 135mm f/2L isn't in everyones' bag. Probably the single best lens Canon has ever made.

I own it, and it was my first L prime and was really pleased with it..
But after I got a 85L .. 135L stayed mostly on the shell .. it's just a few steps different, more or less same AF tracking speed for action/sport, but slower and can't catch subject in really dark situations.
So now 85L is sticked on my 5DMKII .. or 50D depending if I need an extra length on some motor sport tracks.


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Dec 30, 2010 23:58 |  #27

Brennan.M wrote in post #11540405 (external link)
this. I just got my 50L yesterday. No focus issues here on a UX date code lens. I would go with this exact setup though

No focus shift 50L? Well, is the new production 50L sharper than the older one?
Because I heard that canon improve the IQ of a lens every time, because the 2000's 70-200 f/4.0L USM is less sharp than the one I bought at 2009.


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Dec 31, 2010 00:06 |  #28

SE Smith Jr wrote in post #11539766 (external link)
I don't know how the 135mm f/2L isn't in everyones' bag. Probably the single best lens Canon has ever made.

Because I own the 70-200 2.8 IS Mark II! Probably the single best zoom lens Canon has ever made!



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Dec 31, 2010 00:14 |  #29

JonSC wrote in post #11545422 (external link)
Because I own the 70-200 2.8 IS Mark II! Probably the single best zoom lens Canon has ever made!

But it does not do f/2.0:lol:


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Dec 31, 2010 00:24 |  #30

I know, that is its downfall. :(



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