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Aug 26, 2011 08:59 |  #1

Do you think that would be a good one to add to my collection given the ones I already have that are listed in my signature?

335 for a refurb from canon direct too (if they ever get in stock again)

It will probably be a while before I buy another lens though but I'm just thinking which path I should go down after the ones I have.


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Aug 26, 2011 09:07 |  #2

What do you take pictures of? If you do portraits or indoor sports like basketball (2 common uses), then yes the 85 would be a great addition. If you photograph birds or do landscapes, it wont be as useful. Do you use the focal length now? It says your 70-300 is on it's way, maybe you should see when that arrives if and 85 is something you even want. Maybe it will be too short or too long to be useful. Which lens you should buy next is very subjective based on your needs and without knowing your needs it's hard to make the suggestion.


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Aug 26, 2011 09:21 as a reply to  @ Bendel's post |  #3

excellent point.

Yeah I would imagine I'll be using the longer end of that telephoto (and never really go to indoor sports events) so maybe you'd be right.

Gotta think long and hard about my next lens. But like I said I have tons of buffer. Can't foresee buying another one for a while.


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Aug 26, 2011 09:31 |  #4

I'd try to focus as long as you can on using your current equipment and then filling in gaps that you find along the way with new purchases. You will definitely feel your equipment weaknesses as you develop, but if you want an objective look at your needs a program like ExposurePlot (external link) works wonders. You will notice trends in your pictures as you use your camera. For example, when I use my 24-105 my focal length is pretty heavily weighted towards the ends. That would suggest that having something wider would be useful, which is why I'm looking into a 17-40. And having a lot of images on the long end points out that I need to stop being so lazy and I should carry around my 70-200 as well.


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Aug 26, 2011 09:47 |  #5

Yeah plus the arsenal of lenses I already have covers a lot of range :)

thanks again.


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Aug 26, 2011 10:49 |  #6

buying from canon refurb (at full price + tax + shipping) almost works out to buying a new one. i'd just buy it used or get it new.

85 might be a little long on a crop. test it out with your 70-300 and see if you like the FL.


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Aug 26, 2011 10:56 |  #7

I think the 85 f1.8 would fit in nicely, but since you aren't interested in indoor sports, I would consider a 60mm macro lens (Canon f2.8 or Tamron 60 f2), which would give you closeup capability and double as a portrait lens.


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