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Jan 10, 2012 07:08 |  #1

I recently picked up a good, used mk i. I shoot with Nikon, but there is no cheap FF option for that brand, so I returned to the bright side.

I have an old nifty 50 for the camera, and I do mostly portraits and landcapes, so it's decent for the work.

What one lens on a reasonable budget I can get to complement the fiddy? I'm totally open to used, I haven't bought new gear since I got my rebel 1000D.




  
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Jan 10, 2012 07:29 |  #2

Try to find a Sigma 24-60 f2.8, the best budget fast FF lens you will find, and really good IQ, especially on FF.


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Jan 10, 2012 07:41 as a reply to  @ TeamSpeed's post |  #3

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Jan 10, 2012 08:24 |  #4

When they were still being manufactured, you could get them for $200 new. Now you will probably spend around $275-325 used. I would try obviously to stay at the low end. It is a great combo for under $1100, a FF 5D and a great walkaround f2.8 lens... :)


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Jan 10, 2012 08:48 |  #5

Tamron 28-75 f/2.8 is around $450


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Jan 10, 2012 08:51 as a reply to  @ post 13679102 |  #6

Wouldn't any 24-60mm lens yield a 36-90mm perspective on a crop sensor, or more specifically to Canon's 1.6 factor, a 38-96mm perspective? That is just the nature of mixing focal lengths and cropped sensors. All lenses are the focal length they are manufactured at and the perspective is a function of the size of the sensor.

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Careful what you may buy used, I think there was a Sigma 24-60 f2.8 from around 2004 timeframe that was not a FF but a cropped sensor lens that yielded 36-90 mm.


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Jan 10, 2012 09:14 |  #7

A used Tamron 28-75mm f2.8 is about $300 - $350. Good fit for a FF camera IMHO.


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Jan 10, 2012 09:22 |  #8

If I could only have one, it would probably be the 16-35L II.


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Jan 10, 2012 09:23 as a reply to  @ Numenorean's post |  #9

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Jan 10, 2012 09:30 |  #10

Since the original poster asked the question and referenced portrait photography, something in the 85mm range would probably be best. Personally, I love the 24-105 f/4. I have used it for several years on my 5D, 50D, 7D, and now 5D Mk II. On a full frame sensor camera, it is wide enough to do anything you want for wide angle, and at the 105 end, it has just enough reach to make it useful. at 80-85mm, it is a great portrait lens.

I know, I know, everyone is going to poo-poo the f/4 part, but I have found that I can get some pretty good bokeh even with f/4, especially if you get close to the subject. Even shooting head and shoulder type shots, you can get a nice blurry background.

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Jan 10, 2012 09:36 |  #11

The Canon 70-200 f4 non-IS can be had on a budget. It often sells sued for under $500. But keep in mind you'll really need to use this on a tripod for perfect results. I'm not sure if that will fit your shooting style or not, but if you do regularly use a tripod, and like "telephoto landscapes", the 70-200 would be hard to beat for outdoor use.


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Jan 10, 2012 10:36 |  #12

Couldn't really go wrong with a used Tamron 28-75mm f2.8.


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Jan 10, 2012 10:53 |  #13

85 1.8 would be my choice if I were on a budget




  
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Jan 10, 2012 10:57 |  #14

85 1.8. The nifty is too wide to be a great portrait lens on it.




  
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Jan 10, 2012 11:10 |  #15

dontcallmeash wrote in post #13678890 (external link)
thanks!

No prob, if you like the range of the 17-50 on your 1000D, then the Sigma 24-60 is even better on the FF.

Shots on an APS-H showing its use, and it would be wider on the 5D. I still find these very sobering.

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