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Which combo to pick... A. 28 1.8/135L B.35L/85 1.8(or 135L) or C. 24-70L/135L

 
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Aug 17, 2011 12:05 |  #1

After some shuffling of lenses, bodies, etc. I am stuck at a what to do next dilemma. I've currently got in the bag a 5D and a 50D - along with an 85 1.8 (which I love). Lovely wife says I can now add something to the bag, and after shooting 5 weddings this past summer with a bunch of different combos, I think I've decided to go all primes, however I'm not 100% sold on it.

Here's what I've been looking at:
A. Picking up a Canon 28 1.8, along with the 135L
B. a 35L and keeping the 85 1.8, or selling the 85 1.8 and putting funds towards the 135L
C. a 24-70L, sell off the 85 1.8 and put funds towards the 135L

again, I have both crop/ff bodies, and I've even considered the 24L instead of the 35L, but don't know if I NEED to go that wide, however, I've recently used the 17-40L and stayed right around the 24mm line the whole shoot, on the 5D.

Mainly portrait photos, handful of weddings a year, and occasional sports is where I'm at. Thanks for any advice!


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Aug 17, 2011 13:20 |  #2

JBMills wrote in post #12952028 (external link)
After some shuffling of lenses, bodies, etc. I am stuck at a what to do next dilemma. I've currently got in the bag a 5D and a 50D - along with an 85 1.8 (which I love). Lovely wife says I can now add something to the bag, and after shooting 5 weddings this past summer with a bunch of different combos, I think I've decided to go all primes, however I'm not 100% sold on it.

Here's what I've been looking at:
A. Picking up a Canon 28 1.8, along with the 135L
B. a 35L and keeping the 85 1.8, or selling the 85 1.8 and putting funds towards the 135L
C. a 24-70L, sell off the 85 1.8 and put funds towards the 135L

again, I have both crop/ff bodies, and I've even considered the 24L instead of the 35L, but don't know if I NEED to go that wide, however, I've recently used the 17-40L and stayed right around the 24mm line the whole shoot, on the 5D.

Mainly portrait photos, handful of weddings a year, and occasional sports is where I'm at. Thanks for any advice!

Either B w/85 or C w/135L!



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Aug 17, 2011 13:35 |  #3

Do you need both cameras? That could open you up to more $$ for lens.


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Aug 17, 2011 14:02 |  #4

yeah i really do, especially for weddings - plus i shoot sports from time to time, and the 5D classic isn't a workhorse for sports - the 50D is much better - but i wouldn't trade my 5DC for anything, except for a 5D2 and a handshake, lol.


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Aug 17, 2011 14:03 |  #5

Option B - 35 + 85 are sweet combo when using on FF camera but they're prime and you'll have to move around while shooting to get the frames you want. Sometimes "zooming" with feet at wedding isn't possible.

Option C - 24 + 70 is a very versatile lens on 5D. Put the 85 on your 50D and you get the same field of view as 135 on the FF.

If you're just shooting portraits and a few weddings here and there personally I'd go with 35 + 85 combo.


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Aug 17, 2011 14:56 |  #6

A nice one would be a 35/2 and a 70-200 f4 IS, if you want a zoom.



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