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85MM 1.2 OR 50MM 1.2 + 70-200 2.8 NON IS

 
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Apr 30, 2012 11:56 |  #1

I'm really having this dilemma right now. I'm a portrait photographer and would want to go into weddings. but i primarily shoot fashion about 3-5 sets now. I'm on a crop body and will be upgrading for a full frame soon enough :D!

what's your opinion guys.




  
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Apr 30, 2012 11:59 |  #2

If you plan to get into weddings, scrap both of those options and go straight for the 70-200 f/2.8 IS II. It's also a half decent lens for general portraits ;) Regardless, you will need something wider to be able to do a complete wedding. You didn't list any gear you already own so not sure where to go with that one.


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Apr 30, 2012 19:05 |  #3

i'm doing it with my 500D and a kit lens + 55-250mm. I can get nice shots with my 55-250 + 580exii.
i was opting for the 70-200 2.8 is II but i wanna try that dreamy look of the prime lenses. i guess i gotta try it first :)




  
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Apr 30, 2012 20:50 |  #4

17-40L used, and 70 200 2.8 is mark I used.




  
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Apr 30, 2012 22:20 |  #5

I generally use my 85 1.2 for portraits BUT if I were only allowed one lens it would be my 70-200 IS V2. In fact the 70-200 V1 was my first lens and it is for sale by the way!

Think versatility and IMO the 70-200 would be it. If the cash is tight the I would opt for the 24-105.

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May 01, 2012 07:03 |  #6

for weddings i think you should get the 70-200mmL IS MK II and the 24-70mmL 2.8

costs $$$ yes ofcourse but you get what you pay for


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May 01, 2012 07:08 |  #7

For someone that doesn't even own a full-frame camera yet, you guys sure are recommending quite a hefty budget for lenses :p


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May 01, 2012 09:07 |  #8

fotojennik wrote in post #14359059 (external link)
For someone that doesn't even own a full-frame camera yet, you guys sure are recommending quite a hefty budget for lenses :p

Why does he need a full frame camera?




  
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May 01, 2012 09:15 |  #9

michael Lee wrote in post #14359615 (external link)
Why does he need a full frame camera?

Well he did say he was upgrading to FF sometime soon in original post.
So at minimum 5d2 + 24-70 + 70-200 = $5000 used
Who knows if he can just drop that because he WANTS to get into weddings :p


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May 01, 2012 10:19 |  #10

fotojennik wrote in post #14359658 (external link)
Well he did say he was upgrading to FF sometime soon in original post.
So at minimum 5d2 + 24-70 + 70-200 = $5000 used
Who knows if he can just drop that because he WANTS to get into weddings :p

Damn... Foot in mouth. Looking at the lens set he suggested means he has some money now. With what he has and what he wants the 17-40 or 24 70 + 70 200 is a better combo.




  
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May 01, 2012 10:58 |  #11

ayecx wrote in post #14353544 (external link)
I'm really having this dilemma right now. I'm a portrait photographer and would want to go into weddings. but i primarily shoot fashion about 3-5 sets now. I'm on a crop body and will be upgrading for a full frame soon enough :D!

what's your opinion guys.

I'm basically in the same boat as you.

I'm a portrait/editorial/fas​hion guy that is dipping into weddings for the next few months. I had the same dilemma of choosing 70-200 and the 85 1.2... I went with the 85, mainly because it was the lens I always wanted for portraits. (I haven't been disappointed).

You could always purchase the lens you want and rent the other for events.


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May 04, 2012 07:39 |  #12

squiLL wrote in post #14360281 (external link)
I'm basically in the same boat as you.

I'm a portrait/editorial/fas​hion guy that is dipping into weddings for the next few months. I had the same dilemma of choosing 70-200 and the 85 1.2... I went with the 85, mainly because it was the lens I always wanted for portraits. (I haven't been disappointed).

You could always purchase the lens you want and rent the other for events.

HOW DID IT GO? :) I TRIED THE 70-200 2.8 NON IS IT REALLY IS AWESOME LENS TOO. AND I'VE TRIED THE 85MM 1.2L VI, DAMN IT'S REALLY DREAMY. THE ZOOM HAS THIS CAPABILITY TO SAVE YOU FROM MOVING AND THE 85MM GIVES YOU THE QUALITY BUT THE DOWNSIDE IS YOU GOTTA MOVE A LOT MORE. I ALSO TRIED THE 50MM 1.2L AND WAS ALSO BLOWN AWAY. IM GONNA TRY THE 135MM 2L SOON AND WILL DECIDE WHAT TO BUY




  
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May 04, 2012 07:46 |  #13
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If it’s a 85L vs 70-200 non-IS debate, I’d obviously get the 85L II. Now if you’re debating over 70-200 IS II, get the zoom. It’s the best zoom I ever had. Sharp, versatile and useful at any setting. IS works like a champ.
As I continue to tell people, the 4-stop IS continues to surprise me. I can get sharp photos at 200mm at 2.8 shooting handheld at 1/10 of a second!


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May 04, 2012 08:09 |  #14

iluxa007 wrote in post #14377969 (external link)
If it’s a 85L vs 70-200 non-IS debate, I’d obviously get the 85L II. Now if you’re debating over 70-200 IS II, get the zoom. It’s the best zoom I ever had. Sharp, versatile and useful at any setting. IS works like a champ.
As I continue to tell people, the 4-stop IS continues to surprise me. I can get sharp photos at 200mm at 2.8 shooting handheld at 1/10 of a second!

YES NO DOUBT ABOUT THAT. I WAS JUST OPTING FOR THE 50MM 1.2 + 70-200 2.8 NON IS OR 50MM 1.2 + 135MM 2L OVER 85MM 1.2L BECAUSE THEY ARE BASICALLY IN THE SAME PRIZE RANGE :)




  
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May 04, 2012 08:11 |  #15

For wedding with 1 lens.

70-200mm 2.8 IS II is the lens to get ! i've tried other fast prime telephotos and w/o IS it such a pain to get a sharp shot, especially in low light which I can see wedding photographers facing from time to time.




  
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