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Apr 09, 2012 10:49 |  #1

I have the 50mm and 85mm. Would you suggest a 24mm?


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Apr 09, 2012 10:50 |  #2

Depends on what you're shooting...

24mm can be great for walking around but not so much for Birds or Wildlife.


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Apr 09, 2012 10:50 |  #3

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Apr 09, 2012 10:57 |  #4

FlyingPhotog wrote in post #14235387 (external link)
Depends on what you're shooting...

24mm can be great for walking around but not so much for Birds or Wildlife.

Ya, walk around street photography. Portraits. Product/still photography. Don't need a telephoto. But the 70-200 is on my list.


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Apr 09, 2012 11:01 |  #5

35mm ?


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Apr 09, 2012 11:10 |  #6

street photography = 24mm
general and some street = 35mm

neither are flattering for portraits


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Apr 09, 2012 11:37 |  #7

I'd definitely nominate the 135/2L for consideration... I ordered one along with my 5DII and consider it a "must have" lens for full frame...

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I also really like the 20/2.8.

I'm not all that impressed with the choice of 24mm... wish Canon would make one that's in between what they offer... say a 24/2 USM... They have the 24/1.4L II (bigger, pricier), new 24/2.8 IS (pricey, I don't need IS, would rather have a bit more speed), and 24/2.8 (nicer price, but not USM and only a notch or two above their most basic "kit" lens build). There are any third party 24mm that impress me all that much, either.

So, I use Canon 28/1.8 (very compact, even with the matched lens hood... and it has USM), but also have 24mm covered with zoom (24-70/2.8) and TS-E 24/3.5.

The 35/1.4L is on my short list, but I haven't been able to justify buying it yet. It's among my favorite focal lengths on FF though. I'd probably leave my 50/1.4 at home or sell it, if I had the 35/1.4... except I still shoot with crop cameras too, and the 50mm gets a lot of use on those.

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Apr 09, 2012 13:08 |  #8

haha that guy is a Nikon shooter but I am sure it's still the same there.
Though I don't think your 35mm f1.8G will work very well with a FX body unless you don't mind shooting in the DX mode. You should definite add the famous 14-24 f2.8G. It's a great lens even on a Canon body :D


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Apr 09, 2012 13:57 |  #9

FuturamaJSP wrote in post #14236088 (external link)
haha that guy is a Nikon shooter but I am sure it's still the same there.
Though I don't think your 35mm f1.8G will work very well with a FX body unless you don't mind shooting in the DX mode. You should definite add the famous 14-24 f2.8G. It's a great lens even on a Canon body :D

Everything that I have DX is on the way out.


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Apr 09, 2012 14:07 |  #10

Razeus wrote in post #14235380 (external link)
Would you suggest a 24mm?

  • Sigma 24mm f/1.8: Good
  • Canon 24mm f/1.4: Better
  • Canon 24mm f/1.4 II: Best

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Apr 09, 2012 14:11 |  #11
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Daniel Browning wrote in post #14236357 (external link)
  • Sigma 24mm f/1.8: Good
  • Canon 24mm f/1.4: Better
  • Canon 24mm f/1.4 II: Best

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Apr 09, 2012 14:20 |  #12

I agree with the folks who nominated the 135mm f/2. It's a great FF lens. Along with this highly rated, much loved lens, I'll also mention a lens that is either hated or totally ignored by everyone... the 28mm 2.8. This is a lens that is sharpest wide open, great center sharpness. I started using it on my 5D recently and forgot how good it was.




  
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Apr 09, 2012 14:21 |  #13

for me, my ideal trinity would be
EF 24 f1.4L II
EF 50 f1.2L
EF 135 f2L


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Apr 09, 2012 14:21 |  #14

For me personally, the 50 and 85 are too close together. I'd lose the 50, and pick up a 35.




  
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Apr 09, 2012 14:27 |  #15

I personally love my setup and am almost done with it. I shoot with 24-70, 35L, Sigma 50, 85 1.8, 135L, 200L, 70-200 mkii. I can't justify the heavy slow 85L. I borrow it from a friend from time to time but never find that my 1.8 is lacking.


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