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Feb 14, 2011 17:19 |  #1

Hi all,

I started a thread a while ago wondering if the 7D was for me. It seems that after thinking it through, it is not. So... I'm thinking of a 5Dc and perhaps a 17-40L. Is that a pretty solid combo?

I mainly shoot outdoor. A lot of landscape type stuff, just 'cause I'm not that great at pics of people. I'm currently on an XSi with the kit lens, a nifty fifty, and a 28-135. So, the only lens that will translate over to full frame is the nifty.

I'm thinking that 17-40 (though short) would be a good entry spot into the L lenses. I just can't afford the pricier ones right now. That focal range should work pretty good for what I normally take pictures of. My budget is tight, so upgrading to the 24-70 2.8 or the 24-105 isn't much of an option. The old 28-70 sounds intriguing, but I can't find any to price them.

So... all that being said; how do the 5Dc and the 17-40 pair up? Good? Versatile? I know it's slow at f4, but that's where the budget hits for now.... I'd appreciate any thoughts!

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Feb 14, 2011 17:22 |  #2

That's an excellent combo, especially for outdoor landscape type shooting :)




  
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Feb 14, 2011 17:27 |  #3
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I have both and they are great in combo for scapes and such.
If u use the 17 - 40 at 17 there will be be some distortion - so watch the bent trees.
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Feb 14, 2011 17:28 |  #4

The 5Dc and 17-40L work wonderful together. if you focus on landscape work then you will be set.


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Feb 14, 2011 17:37 |  #5

Would be a hard-to-beat combo (5D2 + 16-35II would be better...at more than twice the cost). Do it up, you won't regret it.


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Feb 14, 2011 17:40 |  #6

Your 28-135 would also work on a 5D.




  
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Feb 14, 2011 17:42 |  #7

egordon99 wrote in post #11843518 (external link)
Your 28-135 would also work on a 5D.

Yes, but it's kind of slow and just barely wide enough for landscapes...if you want landscapes with a punch (ie: cool clouds, etc), the 17-40 is much nicer.


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Feb 14, 2011 17:52 |  #8

Thanks all. Keep the info coming! Can that 17-40 be pressed into service if the need for an outdoor portrait rears it's head, and still have decent results?


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Feb 14, 2011 19:21 |  #9

Your 28-135 will work on a FF body. It's not the best lens you could ever get, of course, but it's not like the 18-55mm kit lens that you have. That one definitely won't work.

For landscape stuff, a 17-40L will be a great lens to work with and is a very good value for an L-grade lens. I have a 28-70L like you mentioned and really like it on a FF body (liked it on a cropped body as well, it's just a great lens). It can be found for a good bit less than 24-70L's, and you'll find plenty of people that will tell you it's better than the 24-70 anyway. I can't claim to know that, as I've never shot with a 24-70.

But you've got some good ideas about moving upwards with your gear. If you get something and don't quite like it like you'd hoped, you can always resell it here and not really be out much of anything.


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Feb 14, 2011 19:30 |  #10

jrm27 wrote in post #11843603 (external link)
Thanks all. Keep the info coming! Can that 17-40 be pressed into service if the need for an outdoor portrait rears it's head, and still have decent results?

I'd really only use it for loosely cropped environmental portraiture on a FF camera, getting close enough to your subject to frame a head-and-shoulders portrait, as an extreme example, would create significant distortion.


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Feb 14, 2011 19:38 |  #11

jrm27 wrote in post #11843385 (external link)
Hi all,

I started a thread a while ago wondering if the 7D was for me. It seems that after thinking it through, it is not. So... I'm thinking of a 5Dc and perhaps a 17-40L. Is that a pretty solid combo?

I mainly shoot outdoor. A lot of landscape type stuff, just 'cause I'm not that great at pics of people. I'm currently on an XSi with the kit lens, a nifty fifty, and a 28-135. So, the only lens that will translate over to full frame is the nifty.

I'm thinking that 17-40 (though short) would be a good entry spot into the L lenses. I just can't afford the pricier ones right now. That focal range should work pretty good for what I normally take pictures of. My budget is tight, so upgrading to the 24-70 2.8 or the 24-105 isn't much of an option. The old 28-70 sounds intriguing, but I can't find any to price them.

So... all that being said; how do the 5Dc and the 17-40 pair up? Good? Versatile? I know it's slow at f4, but that's where the budget hits for now.... I'd appreciate any thoughts!

To see if this type of gear would suit my shooting style, feel free to check out my flickr below!

-jon

I wasn't convinced on 7D ever....
Take 70-200 F4 non IS after 17-40 and 5Dc. Works perfect for landscapes and non-intrusive portraits.


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Feb 14, 2011 19:45 |  #12

jrm27 wrote in post #11843603 (external link)
Thanks all. Keep the info coming! Can that 17-40 be pressed into service if the need for an outdoor portrait rears it's head, and still have decent results?

Your 28-135 on a 7D @ 28mm will have a similar field-of-view as the 17-40mm @ 40mm on a 5D.




  
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Feb 14, 2011 20:18 |  #13

Since the 17-40 would be my only lens, it would default to being my walkaround lens. Is barrel distortion going to be a big problem at the wide end? At what focal didtancedoes barrel distortion stop rearing it's ugly head?

Thanks fir the heads up on my 28-135! For done reason I forgot it was ef!


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Feb 14, 2011 20:22 |  #14

I had this 5Dc and 17-40L. Lovely lanscape combo. Very hard to beat the value + quality the 17-40L delviers. Go for it and have fun.


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Feb 14, 2011 20:39 |  #15

jrm27 wrote in post #11843603 (external link)
Thanks all. Keep the info coming! Can that 17-40 be pressed into service if the need for an outdoor portrait rears it's head, and still have decent results?

Yes, it will be decent...people shot with 40-50mm "normal" lenses for decades in the film era. In fact, many consider 50mm on a FF/film to be the classic portrait lens.

But...maybe pick up a 50 1.8, they can be had dirt cheap, stopped down to 2.2-2.8 they're very sharp and will give you the kind of DOF the 17-40 can't with a little more reach for portraits...


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