Hello all - just bought a well cared for 1DMKII. This is my first time using a Canon - been shooting with a Sony A850 and A55 most recently, but wanted to give the infamous 1D autofocus a try. In the near future, I will probably use the 1D for portraits and youth sports. With my Sony gear covering my needs, I don't need to worry about a one size fits all solution with Canon.
The longer glass will come later, but I am trying to decide on a lens or two to get started for around $1K (give or take). I'm not thinking sports at the moment, but portraits - in the traditional sense, candid shots, and my favorite - environmental shots (where the wider solution would be important).
My original intention was to go with the 28mm F1.8 USM and 85mm F1.8 USM (I do tend to favor primes). I realize the 28mm needs to be stopped down slightly for optimal sharpness, but still usable at or near 1.8. These two give me some nice options for portraits right in my budget.
Then I was considering the 17-40/85 F1.8 combo. This obviously would allow me to go wider and have some flexibility with a zoom, but certainly at a loss for speed and probably bokeh.
My latest thought was a refub 24-70 F2.8. More of a simple, 1 lens solution. Not quite as fast as I'd like, but if it is sharp enough at F2.8, might be decent solution.
Any thoughts or considerations given my intention? Thanks.