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Mar 07, 2012 11:19 |  #46

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I'm new to photography and have a Xti and a 30D, with an EF-S 17-85mm 67mm 1:4-5.6 IS and a EF 85mm f/1.8 USM.

I want to get the new 5D Mark3 and need some lens advice. ... I am willing to spend about $1,200 for a lens.

Thanks in advance.

Posts like this are why the difference between crop cameras and full frame cameras should be explained in simple terms.


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Mar 08, 2012 21:05 |  #47

Well, I did buy a prime after all and it wasn't one you guys would expect. I got the 400 f5.6. The reason is I'm planning a trip to Yellowstone in May and I needed something with some reach for the wildlife. I've always wanted a 400 prime and this was the most affordable. I also like shooting birds with my 7D. Plus with professional soccer season opening soon, the 400 should work nicely (if allowed in the stadium) for day games.

I will get either a wider prime lens at some point when I go FF (hopefully later this year). Thanks again for everyone's help.


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Mar 08, 2012 22:45 |  #48

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Well, I did buy a prime after all and it wasn't one you guys would expect. I got the 400 f5.6.

Killer! That's funny, your initial options were 24-85mm and you ended up at 400 - I hope I never go shopping for cars with you!


Replacing my Canon 7D, Tokina 12-24mm, Canon 17-55mm, Sigma 30mm f/1.4, 85mm f/1.4, and 150-500mm with a Panasonic Lumix FZ1000. I still have the 17-55 and the 30 available for sale.

  
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Mar 08, 2012 23:53 |  #49

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I'm considering getting my first prime lens. I have a 7d and would like a prime for low light/indoors shots. Here are my choices (prefer canon)

1. 24mm f1.4 II
2. 35mm f1.4
3. 50mm f1.2 or f1.4
4. 85mm f1.2
5. Your recommendation

I own a 17-55 f2.8 and a 70-200 f2.8 mkII. Which lenses above will be replaced with a new version soon? Thank you guys.

Ever consider buying an FF camera? I think you should go down that route. It'll make your low light / indoor shots better.

On top of that, those lenses mentioned and the 70-200 II behave very differently on FF and do amazing well to your benefit.


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Mar 09, 2012 08:40 |  #50

cacawcacaw wrote in post #14053867 (external link)
Killer! That's funny, your initial options were 24-85mm and you ended up at 400 - I hope I never go shopping for cars with you!

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Marloon wrote in post #14054175 (external link)
Ever consider buying an FF camera? I think you should go down that route. It'll make your low light / indoor shots better.

On top of that, those lenses mentioned and the 70-200 II behave very differently on FF and do amazing well to your benefit.

Yep, that's why I didn't pull the trigger on the 35L or 85L yet. By having both 7D and a FF body, I think that gives me the most flexibility and meet my shooting needs, which at the moment ranges from landscapes to birding/wildlife. Thanks.


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Mar 09, 2012 10:07 |  #51

cacawcacaw wrote in post #14053867 (external link)
Killer! That's funny, your initial options were 24-85mm and you ended up at 400 - I hope I never go shopping for cars with you!

Din't see that one coming either!


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