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Swap my 50l for 85l?

 
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Mar 08, 2012 04:05 |  #16

For a wedding photographer, don't you think you want to have a zoom lens? Considering flexibility so you don't have to walk back and forth in order to get the right distance and frame compare to using prime lens. You might loose the "moment". Ever thought about having 24-70?

I own both 50L and 85L. Both have different purpose. 85L is definately for portrait photos and it is super sharp.


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Mar 08, 2012 04:44 |  #17
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SOX 404 wrote in post #14048262 (external link)
For a wedding photographer, don't you think you want to have a zoom lens? Considering flexibility so you don't have to walk back and forth in order to get the right distance and frame compare to using prime lens. You might loose the "moment". Ever thought about having 24-70?

I own both 50L and 85L. Both have different purpose. 85L is definately for portrait photos and it is super sharp.

^^ this.
I shoot weddings as well and all I use is the 24-70L slapped on 5D2 and a 70-200 IS II (love this lens to death) on another 5D2. I would never sell either for something else.

I recently added an 85L II to my collection and also thinking of adding a 24L.

I'd say get a 24-70L and an 85L II. And of course if you have the funds, by all means get a 70-200 IS II. Sometimes I cannot decide which lens I'd love more lol... Theyre both SOOOO good!!


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Mar 08, 2012 09:00 |  #18

Sound advice by all.
The 24-70, I owned it and it did nothing for me. My last wedding, I did not use it once. I only used the 70-200 on my 60d and 50L on mark2.

So I sold the 24-70 and bought the 35l as 'insurance' just in case I needed to go wider than the 50, an it is a really nice lens. Bokeh nowhere as nice a 50l, but good fast wide lens.

I sold my 60d and a spare 17-55 yesterday so had cash.
The deal on the 85 was so good I couldn't pass up, so going to pick it up this morning. My main use for it will be portraits, not really weddings. I have to get another body aswell as a backup within the next 45 days, I can get a good mark2 cheap I think I will pair the 35 an 70-200 for my next wedding on mark2's.

I will prob end up keeping both the 50 and 85, but pretty sure I could sell either if I did not want one of them.

Thanks for all you help. I keep tellin my wife EVERYTIME I get a new lens 'this is the last one I don't need anything else' how wrong could I be :)


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Mar 08, 2012 09:02 |  #19

imo, I would just buy the 85 1.8 and if that was really good, then jump to the 85L. the 85 1.8 was a spectacular lens when I had it, and it's low risk to buy and try.


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Mar 08, 2012 13:37 |  #20

So.....Bought the 85L and it is AMAZING. Very useable at 1.2, as opposed to the 50mm at 1.2


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Mar 08, 2012 16:35 as a reply to  @ stillinamerica's post |  #21

Congratulation ;-)a, you decided to keep the 50mmL?


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Mar 08, 2012 17:19 |  #22

stillinamerica wrote in post #14049139 (external link)
Sound advice by all.
I can get a good mark2 cheap I think I will pair the 35 an 70-200 for my next wedding on mark2's.

The 35 L and the 70-200 MK II make a great pair for weddings on the 5D II. My favorite setup as well.


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Mar 09, 2012 11:51 |  #23

Yes I kept the 50l. I am happy :) cheers all


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Mar 09, 2012 13:17 as a reply to  @ post 14048193 |  #24

i would trade the 50l for 85l. even though i already have the 85 1.8 . i would trade then actually get a cheaper 50.




  
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Mar 09, 2012 14:29 |  #25
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sskrnguy wrote in post #14057023 (external link)
i would trade the 50l for 85l. even though i already have the 85 1.8 . i would trade then actually get a cheaper 50.

+ to that. If i was You, I'd get a 50 1.4 and an 85L II


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