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Sold my 24-70. . .now what?

 
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Mar 13, 2012 08:32 |  #1

I recently sold my 24-70 while I wait for the new Mk II to be released. I will probably wait for about a year to see if the price comes down any. Until then, I need a walk around lens. Does anyone have any suggestions?

Right now I'm leaning heavily towards the 85 II. I know that is not typically what one thinks about as a walk-around lens, but I've wanted to try it for some time now and I think I could learn a great deal by using it and adjusting to the fixed focal length.

What are your thoughts? Any other suggestions?

I've kicked around the idea of the 50L too, and have not completely eliminated it as a possibility.


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Mar 13, 2012 08:37 |  #2

I sold my 24-70 and picked up a 50L and I love it (I shoot with a 5D2 and a 1DIII), I find the focal length to be pretty good to walk around with.


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Mar 13, 2012 08:39 |  #3

Why don't you buy a 24-70? Oh wait. Nevermind.


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Mar 13, 2012 09:18 |  #4

Usually people have the answer to 'now what?' before they sell the lens...

I'd go with a 35


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Mar 13, 2012 09:29 |  #5

LOL--true! But the way I see it, I now have time to decide for certain and when I've decided I will not have to wait to sell anything.

SMP_Homer wrote in post #14077680 (external link)
Usually people have the answer to 'now what?' before they sell the lens...

I'd go with a 35


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Mar 13, 2012 09:35 |  #6

Once upon a time when dinosaurs were roaming the earth I would walk up for closer shots, walk back for more distant shots and generally just walk around with my one lens outfit.

The camera was a fully manual 35mm Minolta SRT-101 and the lens was 50mm that came as part of the kit. Those were the days when the lens selection was limited and we had to make do with what we had.

A 50mm lens is still very useful today and not the worst thing you could have as a walk-around lens on your 5D Mark II camera.


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Mar 13, 2012 09:35 |  #7

SMP_Homer wrote in post #14077680 (external link)
Usually people have the answer to 'now what?' before they sell the lens...

I'd go with a 35

Agree!


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Mar 13, 2012 09:37 |  #8

50L will be my pick. It is my favorite lens on my 5d mk II.


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Mar 13, 2012 09:52 |  #9

My favorite walk about lens, and most used, is the 24-70.


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Mar 13, 2012 09:56 |  #10

Annoyed with post like this......


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Mar 13, 2012 09:59 |  #11

I just sold my 24-70 for a 35 1.4L, I still question my choice sometimes but the images the 35 takes makes everything better :)


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Mar 13, 2012 10:21 |  #12

mchong75 wrote in post #14077888 (external link)
Annoyed with post like this......

Me too sometimes...


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Mar 13, 2012 10:29 |  #13

Rigby470 wrote in post #14077491 (external link)
Right now I'm leaning heavily towards the 85 II. I know that is not typically what one thinks about as a walk-around lens, but I've wanted to try it for some time now and I think I could learn a great deal by using it and adjusting to the fixed focal length.

What are your thoughts? Any other suggestions?

I've kicked around the idea of the 50L too, and have not completely eliminated it as a possibility.

The 85L is a legendary lens so you'll likely love it. But it's not so light and can also be a little long in tight areas. The 50L on the other hand makes a great walk-around lens, and is one of those focal lengths that are impossible to avoid in the long run.


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Mar 13, 2012 11:45 |  #14

I vote for 35L. Oh forget about 24-70 ii, instead go for 85L ii.


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Mar 13, 2012 11:56 as a reply to  @ wrxrocks's post |  #15

Unless you had the intentions of going to primes, you should have stuck with your 24-70 and just waited for the MKii version to drop in price a bit. The MKi is and always will be a fantastic lens on all accounts.


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