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Walk Around Prime Lens For A !D MKIV Camera

 
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Jun 14, 2012 10:49 |  #1

Could anyone out there please suggest to me a very good walk around prime lens for a 1D MKIV camera?
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Jun 14, 2012 10:52 |  #2

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Could anyone out there please suggest to me a very good walk around prime lens for a 1D MKIV camera?
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What type of work do you prefer to do? Do you have low light requirements? Do you want something compact and lightweight or is size not an issue? Is most of your work around the wide end - landscapes, architecture, group portraits - or do you tend to want a longer range?

Your habits and shooting style will define your needs usually.


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Jun 14, 2012 10:57 |  #3

35L should be a nice fit for the MK IV. That lens I have been wanting for a while and I think I would possibly use it more than my 50.

But like said above it all comes down to what you want/need


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Jun 14, 2012 11:04 |  #4

My general walk around prime is the 35L. Its perfect for getting up close, without having to be too close as the 24, and without having the step back like the 50L.


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Jun 14, 2012 13:57 |  #5

I use my 35L on my 1DMKIV as walkaround prime. It gives you close to 50mm perspective.


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Jun 14, 2012 16:42 as a reply to  @ bizzle23's post |  #6

35mm is certainly a good length. If you envisage having time to compose your shots then it's worth considering a Zeiss 35/2 (manual focus only) along with the 35L.

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Jun 14, 2012 20:56 |  #7

I use the ZE 25/2 as a walk-around on my 1D4 - it's about equivalent to 35 mm. That said, 35 mm can be a bit boring and I also use a 21 (which translates to 28 mm field of view.)
The Ec-B focusing screen works well with these lenses.


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Jun 14, 2012 21:08 |  #8

The problem with the 1.3 crop cameras is that Canon didn't make any dedicated zooms for them like they did with the 1.6 crop cameras. The 24-105 isn't adequately wide. The 17-40 is too short on the long end, and the 1.6 crop lenses won't work on a 1.3 crop camera. That kind of makes them not the best camera for "walk-around", and the bulk & size doesn't help either.

Having said that, I use the 24-70 2.8L for general purpose shooting on assignment with my 1DMkIIn. But for walking around I prefer the 5D with the 24-70.




  
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Jun 14, 2012 23:28 |  #9

sapearl wrote in post #14578363 (external link)
What type of work do you prefer to do? Do you have low light requirements? Do you want something compact and lightweight or is size not an issue? Is most of your work around the wide end - landscapes, architecture, group portraits - or do you tend to want a longer range?

Your habits and shooting style will define your needs usually.

Well,size is notan issue and I shall use it more for travelling and general everyday use.I won't be using it for landscapes and architecture.
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