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Lenses for the oldie (5D)

 
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Jan 30, 2011 12:50 |  #1

Hi there!

Looking for some advice:
My long search has ended with getting an 5D in perfect condition. After having some compacts, crops - i think im finally "there".

Right now i'm looking for some nice set of lenses. I won't need any >150mm. Here are my thoughts:

1) 17-40L + 50 1.4 + 100 2.8 USM Macro (non IS)
2) 28-75 Tamron + 50 1.4 + 100 2.8 Macro IS

My plans: I like making portraits and it is getting more important. I've had an 85 1.8 for a couple of days - nice lens & nice quality - but I hate the min. focus distance. Basically I thought taking an Macro 100 (the IS or non IS?) is a could compromise. Good for portrait - good for technical shots (maybe sometimes for flowers,bees and so on).
The 50 1.4 is set - I love it. So portraits. Furthermore i'd like to take my cam on trips & vacation - question is: do I really need an UWA? I'd use it only sporadic.. 28-75 as a compromise?

Can you give me some advice? How did you solve the "problem"? Change 100 Macro for 135 2.0? Take the non IS macro and safe some money for other lenses?

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Jan 30, 2011 13:19 |  #2

Welcome to the forum. Set #2.


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Jan 30, 2011 13:37 |  #3

welcome, and #2. the 100L is a very capable and fun-to-use lens!


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Jan 30, 2011 13:42 |  #4

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Jan 30, 2011 13:52 |  #5

What about changing the 100L for an 135L? I guess pretty useless for macro - but great bokeh & overall _the_ portrait lense?


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Jan 30, 2011 14:38 |  #6

no. 1.


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Jan 30, 2011 14:50 |  #7

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Jan 30, 2011 14:51 |  #8

number 1


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Jan 30, 2011 15:06 |  #9

Number 1. I have those lenses and can say that they're all great (though I do need to put the 50mm through its paces some more...).


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Jan 30, 2011 15:19 |  #10

Depends on how you like to shoot. I recently traded out my 17-40 for a 28-70 f/2.8L. While the extra stop is nice, I miss the UWA end (the way that I shoot, I knew this might happen, and planned to fill that end in with a prime, eventually). It's worth noting that probably half of the photos I've taken are < 35mm.

On the longer end, I loved the 135L, but found that the focusing range of the 100 macro (non-IS) made it a little more day-to-day usable for me, especially on FF. Again, YMMV.


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Jan 30, 2011 15:37 |  #11

The 17-40 is awesome on the 5d! Would really recommend that you get that if you are looking for a cheaper wide angle L lens.


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Jan 30, 2011 15:46 |  #12

My suggestion is the 17-40, 24-105 & 100 Macro (non L), the reason I suggest these lenses is because they are what I use on my 5D! I am very happy with them.


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Jan 30, 2011 15:47 |  #13

I recommend

3) 24-70/2.8L + 100/2.8 Macro.


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Jan 30, 2011 16:21 |  #14

Number 1 unless you shoot events, and then the 28-75 would be nice, although the Sigma 24-70 is probably nicer.


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Jan 31, 2011 03:30 |  #15

This is such a tough decision on getting the right portrait lens... like many others I can't decide whether to get the 100 IS, 100 non IS or 135L :-/ Maybe another try for the 85 1.8? Tho I think it is to close to my 50 1.4..

Maybe some thoughts of guys who already made a decision?


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