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unlimited6986
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Feb 10, 2011 15:37 |  #1

Should i buy the 35L or buy the 35 F2 and use the other money towards maybe a 17-40? I have a 5dc 70-200 2.8 IS 28-75 2.8 and 85 1.8. Im mostly doing portraits/weddings. I have about 2k as of now to spend on lens and camera (going to be buying another 5dc). So ill have about 1100 left over. What would you guys do?




  
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Feb 10, 2011 15:40 |  #2

I would get the 35L and call it a day. Or, split the difference and get a used 24L if you think you need/want something wider.


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Feb 10, 2011 15:41 |  #3

It breaks down to the need of a bigger aperture and the better IQ. If you feel like having f/1.4 is more convenient/useful for what you shoot, then the 35L is your answer. I am pretty sure the 35L has better IQ than the 35 f2.


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Feb 10, 2011 15:42 |  #4

What would I do? Get the 35L and the 17-40L


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Feb 10, 2011 15:51 |  #5

Thats what i want to do... I guess will see how taxes do.




  
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Feb 10, 2011 16:04 |  #6

Depends on whether you need the f1.4? I rather go for the 35L.


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Feb 10, 2011 16:28 |  #7

well the 1.4 would be good since its prob gonna differ on all the weddings.




  
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Feb 10, 2011 18:09 |  #8

35L- it's the best lens I own and the most used.


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Feb 10, 2011 19:08 |  #9

Maybe buy the 35 f2 for now to try it out see if i like that focal length then buy the 5d and 17-40L. Then if i like it sell the f2 and buy the L?




  
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Feb 10, 2011 19:53 |  #10

On my 5D the 35L is my favorite lens. Absolutely remarkable IQ, Color, Contrast, everything you care to mention. If you can, go for the 35L and 17-40. Both are very very good on the 5D.


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Feb 10, 2011 19:56 |  #11

If you buy the 35 f/2, you'll eventually upgrade to the 35L anyway, so buy once and cry once :)

As many have stated already, 35L lives on my 5D2 and that is not likely to change any time soon.


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Feb 10, 2011 20:57 |  #12

I hate decisions lol as it looks it'll be about 26-2700 for 5d 35l 17-40




  
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Feb 10, 2011 21:03 |  #13

And if I buy the f2 I can prob sell it for the same amount




  
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Feb 10, 2011 21:08 |  #14

35L for sure




  
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Feb 10, 2011 23:22 |  #15

How would my current lens setup plus the 5d and 35L be for weddings?




  
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