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Aug 12, 2011 20:48 |  #31

For primes I definitely go with the 35L and either the 85mm an/or 135mm f/2L. For the 85mm I went with the Sigma f/1.4 to start and haven't regretted it. I also have the 50mm f/1.2L but I got that because this was my Craigslist steal. I love the 100mm f/2.8L IS but I like the 135 for portraits more


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Aug 12, 2011 21:23 |  #32

if you can spend $1400, then try the 135L + 50mm f/1.4. Might be a little over, but not by much, and it will hold it's value should you need to sell one off later.


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Aug 12, 2011 21:49 |  #33

I weston I wrote in post #12925916 (external link)
if you can spend $1400, then try the 135L + 50mm f/1.4. Might be a little over, but not by much, and it will hold it's value should you need to sell one off later.

eh ... i have 50 1.4 so it shouldn't be a problem :)


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Aug 12, 2011 22:10 |  #34

haha oh my bad! Then it's a sure thing, 135L!!!!!!


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Aug 12, 2011 22:48 |  #35

i haven't read the first three pages, but it seems almost unanimous here that the 35L and 135L have no faults. if you need those focal lengths, then buy those lenses. i'm not biased, i swear. :D


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Aug 12, 2011 23:49 |  #36

35L and 100L. you get 4 stops IS, and MACRO, so you can even use it as a portrait lens for small things :)

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Aug 12, 2011 23:56 |  #37

85L and the 135L and 200/2.8L

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Aug 13, 2011 01:16 |  #38

I've bought and sold many lenses just to try them out and there are 2 lenses that i will probably never get rid of... maybe 3.

but the 35L i would never sell unless they make some new crazy sharp 35 1.2L or something. next is a tie between the 85L and 135L.

the 50mm is great if you just want 1 normal lens and nothing else. not too wide but not too long. but then that is also the problem. not wide enough or long enough.




  
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Aug 13, 2011 10:27 |  #39

I've used a 70-200 f/4L IS before and IMO it doesn't compare to the 135 for portraits

windpig wrote in post #12921729 (external link)
He's got the 70-200 f4, granted it's not fast.


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Aug 13, 2011 12:36 as a reply to  @ DL.Photography's post |  #40

I just read a bunch of reviews about the 85 1.8 .... how's it ?


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Aug 13, 2011 13:37 |  #41

jakele_x wrote in post #12928719 (external link)
I just read a bunch of reviews about the 85 1.8 .... how's it ?

i owned a 85mm 1.8 coupled with an xsi before switching to a 5d + 135L. the 85mm 1.8 was great. with its price tag, and the fact the 85mm 1.8 is so great, its hard to justify the 85L unless you are a very serious professional.


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Aug 13, 2011 13:51 |  #42

Moooney wrote in post #12929006 (external link)
i owned a 85mm 1.8 coupled with an xsi before switching to a 5d + 135L. the 85mm 1.8 was great. with its price tag, and the fact the 85mm 1.8 is so great, its hard to justify the 85L unless you are a very serious professional.

so you think i should try out 85mm on my 5D first or go straight 135mm ?


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Aug 13, 2011 14:19 |  #43

jakele_x wrote in post #12929076 (external link)
so you think i should try out 85mm on my 5D first or go straight 135mm ?

since you shoot a bit of everything, including music and people i say go for the 135L - you will definitely be able to put it to good use.

i shot this entire music set with the 135L:

http://www.flickr.com …y/sets/72157624​515564363/ (external link)


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