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Jul 09, 2012 09:49 |  #2161

Any wideangle will do for landscape/architecture​. Personally, I'd go for a 24mm prime (and that's precisely what I did - I don't do landscapes, but I do dabble in non-traditional architecture occasionally - though initially I bought it for a crop body and used it as my main street photography lens, but moving to FF made it less useful in that regard, for me anyway, I much prefer the FoV of a 35mm and/or 50mm lens for street - for 35mm I have a Fuji X100 and for 50mm, I have a Sigma 50mm F1.4).
As far as 24mm lenses go, you prettymuch have five choices - the Sigma 24mm F1.8 (which is the lens I use), the Canon 24mm F2.8, the Canon 24mm F1.4L I and II(the latter being optically superior but far more expensive, both of them being out of your budget range), and of course the Samyang 24mm F1.4, which is optically the best of the bunch, if memory serves, but is only limited to manual focus.
But the Canon 17-40mm F4L is a more versatile lens in terms of focal length... but not aperture.
As for people shots, your 50mm is just fine. Frankly I wouldn't get a longer lens than that, but that's just me.

A 85mm lens would be great for portraits, i.e the Canon 85mm F1.8, or better yet, the Sigma 85mm F1.4. Or the Canon 100mm F2, or the Canon 135mm F2L.

Long story short, I'd recommend a 24mm lens(the Sigma is decent, but not as good as the Samyang which is manual focus, but optically far superior - still, the Sigma is more than adequate, like prettymuch every modern lens out there, especially when talking about primes) and a 85mm lens(if you absolutely must have something a bit longer than your 50mm for portraiture... though since the 85mm has FAR superior looking bokeh, I can sort of see why one would want it, despite it being a bit longer). If you go for the Sigma 24mm F1.8 and the Canon 85mm F1.8, then that should be more or less in your pricerange. The Sigma 85mm F1.4 is superior, but a bit more expensive. If you can squeeze it into your budget, I'd recommend it. They might need calibration (you'll have to send them in with your body for that), but imho it's well worth it.


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Jul 09, 2012 17:15 |  #2162

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Trying out the new 40mm Pancake:

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Looks great, was seriouisly thinking of purchasing one myself.....are you pleased with the lens so far?

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Jul 09, 2012 17:16 |  #2163

nice on the 40mm pancake!


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Jul 09, 2012 18:21 |  #2164

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A few recent ones

Mr.Bill, those are 3 kick-ass images. Great work. Where is that tiger located? For a second I thought it was in my room! :)


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Jul 09, 2012 20:51 |  #2165

^^like that pancake shot.




  
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Jul 09, 2012 21:20 |  #2166

How is your shooting?

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Jul 10, 2012 01:39 |  #2167

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Jul 10, 2012 04:56 as a reply to  @ post 14076687 |  #2168

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Jul 10, 2012 07:35 |  #2169

Thanks all for the lens advised :)
When shooting b&w with the 5dc what setting do you set on the camera?
Raw and B&W picture style or Raw and convert after, I'm using Aperture3.3


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Jul 10, 2012 08:57 |  #2170

Fred2511 wrote in post #14695884 (external link)
Thanks all for the lens advised :)
When shooting b&w with the 5dc what setting do you set on the camera?
Raw and B&W picture style or Raw and convert after, I'm using Aperture3.3

Always raw. Convert with more precision at your computer applying the appropriate settings for each shot (or group of shots if you are batch converting).




  
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Jul 10, 2012 09:12 |  #2171

gonzogolf wrote in post #14696209 (external link)
Always raw. Convert with more precision at your computer applying the appropriate settings for each shot (or group of shots if you are batch converting).

Thank you, this camera with my modest 50 f1.8 does
An amazing job


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Jul 10, 2012 09:20 |  #2172

love the light/color in this one.




  
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Jul 10, 2012 09:24 |  #2173

Fred2511 wrote in post #14696282 (external link)
Thank you, this camera with my modest 50 f1.8 does
An amazing job

Despite its age its still an amazing camera. There is something about the way it renders a scene that is special. The more scientific among us will point out that its because of the AA filter, or some other technical factor. To me its bordering on magical, compared to the previous digital bodies I've used.




  
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Jul 10, 2012 09:30 |  #2174

Fred2511 wrote in post #14695884 (external link)
Thanks all for the lens advised :)
When shooting b&w with the 5dc what setting do you set on the camera?
Raw and B&W picture style or Raw and convert after, I'm using Aperture3.3

Neutral, RAW. Lightroom ignores camera B&W style settings. I'm getting better results with setting saturation to zero and adjusting WB manually.

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Jul 10, 2012 11:18 as a reply to  @ post 14076687 |  #2175

thanks rick_reno...

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