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Jan 10, 2012 11:20 |  #16

100mm/f2. About $300 used and a better portrait length than the 85 (similar perspective to a 150 on a Hasselblad). If you want to spend the money and carry the weight, the 24-105 can't be beat. Shoot portraits at 105. For those who don't think 105 is a good portrait length, the Nikon 105/f2.5 is one of the all-time great portrait lenses.


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Jan 10, 2012 11:27 |  #17

"better portrait length" is a very subjective term. What you shoot as portrait could widely vary for somebody else. Distances, subject material, etc. And the OP already said the 50 seems to be good for the portrait work he is doing. It is hard to read into the post, but to me it seems he is looking for a good all-arounder lens at this point, at a budget price.

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1) Is a prime good enough?
2) What is budget?
3) What do you want to use the lens for?
4) Really a need for a fast f2.8 or faster lens?


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Jan 10, 2012 12:18 |  #18

I would have sold the d200 you have and the tamron 17-50 and used that along with the money you put towards the 5d for a used d700

But to answer your question a good walk around zoom would be a tamron 28-75. I had that and a 24-70L and I prefer the tamron bc of what you get for the price

Or use the 50 as a normal lens because it's actually very useful on ff and get a 70-200




  
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Jan 10, 2012 12:25 |  #19

TeamSpeed wrote in post #13678857 (external link)
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.


I love mine, it's sharp wide open on my 5D the only thing I don't like is that it isn't very long, which is why I got the 28-135 IS (which is also a nice sharp general purpose lens under $250)

The Tamron 28-75 looks like a really good option as well.


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Jan 10, 2012 13:21 as a reply to  @ Dave Jenkins's post |  #20

Thank you everyone for the advice, I was essentially looking for a sub 500 dollar fast glass 2.8-ish lens that would do well with portraits but be wide enough that I can use it for landscapes (essentially a higher end walkaround zoom lens that does well at portrait focal lenghths was aptly described by others in the thread).

My two main suspects have been narrowed down to the sigma 24-60 and the tammy 28-75, just based on availability the tammy is easier to track down and as a result cheaper, but the sigma seems to be better loved, and apparently slightly more expensive as a result. But since I have the nifty 50, I can be a bit patient.

...I used the money from selling an old 80-200 nikon f2.8 to get the canon gear. I must be going crazy:)




  
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Jan 10, 2012 20:02 |  #21

If your goal is portraits then I think the Tamron would be nice having 75mm reach (almost 80mm- great portrait length). If you were into landscapes, I'd say definitely go with the Sigma to get 24mm on the wide end.

As much as I like the Sigma 24-60 it has some faults, such as slow focusing (no HSM) but I do find it accurate most of the time. No full time manual focus. Suffers from zoom creep if the lens is pointed down, but it does have a "lock" switch to keep it at 24mm when walking around. Compared to lenses like the 17-55IS or 24-70L it is much smaller and lighter, which is a good thing. And again 60mm on FF can be a little short for portraits.


The absolute most fun I have with my 5D is with my Sigma 50mm f/1.4 lens. Thin DOF, HSM focusing, sharp and overall great IQ!


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Feb 08, 2012 20:39 |  #22

Desert Pictures wrote in post #13679138 (external link)
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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Edit: The above was in response to a post that seems to have been deleted. It said:

True, but I think the point was whether the coverage was enough for a full size 35mm sensor or only enough for an APS-C sensor.




  
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Feb 08, 2012 23:01 |  #23

Dave Jenkins wrote in post #13679959 (external link)
100mm/f2. About $300 used and a better portrait length than the 85 (similar perspective to a 150 on a Hasselblad). If you want to spend the money and carry the weight, the 24-105 can't be beat. Shoot portraits at 105. For those who don't think 105 is a good portrait length, the Nikon 105/f2.5 is one of the all-time great portrait lenses.

Considering you have Nikon and glass for crop/general stuff, I would go with this.

If you got FF for the IQ and DOF, then surely a fast prime like this or the 85 1.8 is a must?

I didn't realize this was an option before the above post, but this is what I'd go for for portraits.

Or if you are not going to use the Nikon any more, perhaps the other zoom suggestions. I too like the 24-105 for the price, but still might be a bit much and you need to stop it down a bit to get the best out of it.


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Feb 08, 2012 23:27 as a reply to  @ ejenner's post |  #24

5d + Tammy 28-75 makes for a high value, high IQ combo.


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