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Perfect Lens with a 5D Mark II???

 
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Jun 07, 2011 11:33 |  #1

I am finally going to get a 5D Mark II but I want to know what is the perfect lens to get with it. I already have a 24-70L but can not afford a 70-200 f2.8IS yet. I would love some suggestions. I shoot a lot of events mostly indoors.


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Jun 07, 2011 11:39 |  #2

you already have the two good canon primes, consider the 135 2.0 or 200 2.8....or 70-200 mark 1 used although you have that range covered.


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Jun 07, 2011 11:40 |  #3

There's no single perfect lens out there to do every job..


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Jun 07, 2011 11:42 |  #4

The 135L is a really great lens on the 5D, and I have a feeling I will regret selling mine. Check the link my sig for the FS thread if you're itnerested.


It's probably the second sharpest lens I've owned (aside from my old Sigma 150 macro) the bokeh it produces is absolutely lovely. "Perfect" is subjective though. It's not perfect for me as I tend to work more efficiently/effectivel​y with zoom lenses. Your style may be drastically different and it may be perfect for you.


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Jun 07, 2011 11:42 |  #5

All FF lenses are better with the 5d2. Given what you already own I would just save up for the Sigma 70-200 f/2.8 OS, which is better than the 70-200 f/2.8 IS in my opinion.

You don't even need a new UWA since the Tokina can act as a UWA at 16mm on the 5d2.


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Jun 07, 2011 11:46 |  #6

I say save up for the 70-200 2.8. You have good coverage already with some good glass. Sell your 70-200 f/4 to help fund. Otherwise your in good shape


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Jun 07, 2011 12:41 |  #7

Yep, save up for the 70-200/2.8... If need be, get a third party one for now and upgrade later to one of the Canon if you wish. This will be the most versatile choice. "Perfect"? Probably not... Just likely the most all around useful.

After that, yes the 135/2 is excellent on full frame. Again, it's a bit specialized... not "perfect" (nothing is perfect).

All your other lenses will work well on FF. If you need something wider than 24mm, I recommend the EF 20/2.8 USM as a good solid solution. Yes, you actually can use your 11-16 on 5DII at 16mm, but it will have some pretty significant wide angle distortion effects. (FYI Tokina 12-24/4 will also work on FF, from about 18 or 19mm to 24mm).


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Jun 07, 2011 12:43 as a reply to  @ amfoto1's post |  #8

35L...




  
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Jun 07, 2011 12:44 as a reply to  @ airfrogusmc's post |  #9

OP - do you want more reach then your 24-70 but cannot afford the 70-200mkii ?

135L then.

Do you want more low light capability? I love the 50 1.4




  
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Jun 07, 2011 13:33 |  #10

50 1.4 is the best budget friendly lens period.. My absolute favorite lens on my 5d2? My 135L.


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Jun 07, 2011 14:47 |  #11

indoor events cry 70-200mm f/2.8


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Jun 07, 2011 14:57 |  #12

airfrogusmc wrote in post #12552212 (external link)
35L...


I LOVE my 35L on my 5D MkII. Just wanted to profess....


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Jun 07, 2011 15:00 |  #13

On a 5D2, I can't think of better results than the 85L produces. Way big, HUGE money, but if you're talking the outright BEST lens, the 85L has to be at or near the top of the list.

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Jun 07, 2011 15:06 as a reply to  @ snyderman's post |  #14

:rolleyes: ... I could live 20 years with FD 85L1.2 on canon A1 ... I think I can spend the next 20 years with only an EF 85L1.2II on a FF.. the only other lens I can imagine is 200L2.0IS ...
But other lenses can be really comfortable too 24LII or 17TS ... 400L or 500L :confused:


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Jun 07, 2011 15:12 as a reply to  @ newworld666's post |  #15

There is a good reason 50mm is called standard.


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