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Which L series lens should be my FIRST (and second)?

 
sunking39
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Apr 17, 2012 00:39 as a reply to  @ post 14278979 |  #31

Jman13 wrote in post #14273532 (external link)
I agree. You shouldn't get an L just to get an L. That's frankly a waste of money, and it will not improve your photography. My mantra for upgrading gear is this:

It sounds to me like you just want the 'L' badge on your lens, rather than you have a pressing need for the capabilities. Getting a 'pro' lens will not get you 'pro' pictures.

joeblack2022 wrote in post #14274143 (external link)
So what are you currently using? All the specific lens advice here doesn't really mean anything otherwise.

It's like, women have jewels, and photographers have lenses.
My advice: Buy the most expensive L you can afford and/or the one that looks the most beautiful.




  
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Apr 17, 2012 01:26 |  #32

24-70mm F/2.8 then a 17-40mm or 16-35mm


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Apr 17, 2012 01:47 |  #33

sunking39 wrote in post #14279047 (external link)
It's like, women have jewels, and photographers have lenses.
My advice: Buy the most expensive L you can afford and/or the one that looks the most beautiful.

This is a terrible idea and analogy...but I'm sure he was being sarcastic :lol:


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Apr 17, 2012 03:34 |  #34

24-70 f/2.8, and 70-200 f/4. This will give you huge range, with good IQ at reasonable price.




  
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Apr 17, 2012 03:46 |  #35

I started off with a tamron 28-75mm f2.8 on my old 40D, and in my opinion it was not bad at all, saved me some money and bought me some off camera flash gear and I was set for at least 3 years, until I upgraded everything.


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Apr 17, 2012 09:18 |  #36

sunking39 wrote in post #14279047 (external link)
My advice: Buy the most expensive L you can afford and/or the one that looks the most beautiful.

I see your point, might as well go all the way (external link)!


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Apr 17, 2012 09:33 |  #37

I went with the 70-200 f/4L, I felt it was the most useful zoom range for a crop camera that didnt completely break the bank. For the wider range, I think there are better options for a crop than the L-zooms offer, such as the 10-20/22, 17-50/55, etc. The primes are another story, but they are pricey! My 30mm/1.4 is on my camera quite a bit as a walk-around, so I imagine that a 35L would be great on a crop too.

But I'd go for the 70-200 on a crop. The f/4 is a bit slow indoors, so shoot for a 2.8 or IS if you can. The f/4 does great outdoors though, and I use mine for portraits, landscapes, etc quite a bit. I find the color rendering to be much better on the L than my other lenses when looking at photos SOOC.


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Apr 17, 2012 12:20 |  #38

I got the 24-70L as my walk around lens. Then I got the 135L for range and for the nice bokeh :D


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