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Mar 16, 2012 13:26 |  #31

can't go wrong with either. It comes down to whether you prefer 50mm or 35mm. I could adapt easily to either.




  
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Mar 16, 2012 13:30 |  #32

I have a bunch of lenses ranging from the 15mm to 400mm. If I had to limit myself to just two lenses, I could probably do most of what I need with my 24-105, 70-200 f/4 IS, and 580EXII.




  
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Mar 16, 2012 13:35 |  #33

Jethro790 wrote in post #14097917 (external link)
7d, 28 1.8, 15-85, 70-300.

That sounds like a nice kit space wise. I have thought about getting a 15-85 and 70-300DO (they were never worth $1,200, but can be had for $600 on the used market these days) just for compact travel purposes, both almost the same exact size, and would provide great range at an absolute minimum of space.


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Mar 16, 2012 13:37 |  #34

I do a lot of travel with just the 24-105 but lately have been tempted to try just the 35L.


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Mar 16, 2012 13:45 |  #35

h4ppydaze wrote in post #14097981 (external link)
can't go wrong with either. It comes down to whether you prefer 50mm or 35mm. I could adapt easily to either.

I'm the same way. Those are my two favorite focal lengths personally. I can see the value in both options. I'll have to put on my thinking cap for this one.


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Mar 16, 2012 14:52 |  #36

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I think your going the right direction, I would sell off everything but the 50, and replace the others with a 28-135 until biz picks back up. I know the 28-135 is not the best lens out there but I have one for my 7D and it works well.
Man, I feel your frustration, that's giving up some excellent glass..it will get better.


I'd say sell everything by the 85 and get the 24-70L/2.8. I used to use nothing but prime lenses. I've found, though, that with the right zoom, I can clip it down significantly. I ALWAYS have my 24-70 with me, and often my 70-200/4. I keep the 85 around for times when I just want that prime (it's a wonderful lens).


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Mar 16, 2012 18:40 |  #37

17ts, 24ts, 50mm


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Mar 16, 2012 18:51 as a reply to  @ post 14090453 |  #38

Replace all with the new Tamron 24-70 coming out...


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Mar 17, 2012 00:52 |  #39

All of them... a 24-70mm and a 50mm actually.


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Mar 17, 2012 01:42 as a reply to  @ tylerpaulphoto's post |  #40

Crop camera, 15-85, 70-200 f/4 L IS plus 1.4 teleconverter and a flash. Or a 70-300 instead of the 70-200. And maybe a 20 or 28mm prime. I wish Canon would bring out some new fast, small and light EF-S primes in the 15-20mm focal range.




  
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Mar 17, 2012 09:03 as a reply to  @ post 14090453 |  #41

The 24-70 is a great lens, especially between 28-50. You might find it a little disappointing against your 24 II, especially at wider apertures. I would also recommend the 70-200 f/4 lens, which is sharper than the 24-70 at 70, whilst still being a lightweight lens comparable with your 135. The two in combination cover 24-200 which is pretty good for most instances.




  
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Mar 17, 2012 09:57 |  #42

As much as I like my 35L, do you really NEED the 35 or 50 for a minimal setup? Perhaps 24-70 and 135 (or 70-200) would work for most work.


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Mar 17, 2012 11:24 |  #43

airfrogusmc wrote in post #14096730 (external link)
I only own 4 lenses, 2 bodies.
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Nice setup. I like having two bodies for two focal lengths at the ready.

When I get a 5DIII, I'm thinking of coming up with two body setups as well.


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Mar 17, 2012 11:46 |  #44

jrscls wrote in post #14102463 (external link)
As much as I like my 35L, do you really NEED the 35 or 50 for a minimal setup? Perhaps 24-70 and 135 (or 70-200) would work for most work.

I do need at least one of them yes. I often shoot in extremely dark scenarios where even f/1.4 @ ISO 3200 isn't enough ;)

I could possibly just go with the 50 if I only shoot 35mm on film (I have a couple film cameras with 35mm lenses)


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Mar 17, 2012 12:16 |  #45

Within the limitations you have described:

I would supplement the 24-70 with your 35L and 135L and keep both bodies (FF and crop).

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