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Canon 7D - which lens to get?

 
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Jul 14, 2012 01:31 |  #31

If money is no problem and you want a full on kit, I would keep the 24mm f/1.4L II and buy....

14mm f/2.8L II
24mm f/3.5L TS-E II
50mm f/1.2L
100mm f/2.8L IS
200mm f/2L IS
400mm f/2.8L IS
10-22mm for ultra wide landscape
16-35mm f/2.8L II
24-70mm f/2.8L
70-200mm f/2.8L IS mkII

But since money actually does count for something, you can just check my sig for what I've gone with.


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Jul 14, 2012 01:32 |  #32

the 17=55 f2.8 is optically superb, proves a wide focal range with a useful zoom and is built like a tank. People often ignorantly dismiss it because it isn't an L lens, but there is really nothing better for a 7D owner...




  
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Jul 14, 2012 01:33 |  #33

jrockroll wrote in post #14714389 (external link)
I was simply asking that question as the performance for "zoom." They both have same f2.8, so why not get the one that can zoom more

The 17-55mm will zoom more than the 70-200mm... 3.2x zoom vs 2.8x zoom. Unless you are talking about having a further reach telephoto wise, then the 70-200mm will be better.


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Jul 14, 2012 01:34 |  #34

The main reason I want to sell my lens for a zoom lens is because in my opinion, zoom lenses are more versatile. Of course you can use your feet to zoom in/out, but there are some landscape areas where I can't do that




  
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Jul 14, 2012 01:34 |  #35

thanks everyone for the input




  
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Jul 14, 2012 01:37 |  #36

Does anyone know which is more useful between 24-70mm f/2.8L and 17-55mm for my case? (shooting portraits+landscapes.




  
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Jul 14, 2012 01:47 |  #37

17 is far wider than 24.? 55 is a good portrait length too.


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Jul 14, 2012 02:10 |  #38

I recommend buying a potato, drilling a hole in it, and then using it as a pinhole lens. Your photos will look the same as the ones you are probably shooting now.

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Jul 14, 2012 08:32 |  #39

jrockroll wrote in post #14712235 (external link)
I prefer zoom lens and prime lens.

Q: Is there any other type ?

The reason why macro's are suggested is that they tend to be very sharp lenses- and thus are often used for portrait lenses. It has nothing to do with the macro capabilities per se- it's just that they are sharp. If you are looking for portrait- generally longer focal lengths are better-more flattering- so for zooms- usually you will see 70-200 f/2.8's as the recommendation. Indoors is a different story- because in most standard size rooms- 70-200 is too much focal length- a 17-5x tends to be better suited - unless you have a purpose built studio.

As far as recommendations; Sigma 17-50 OS and the Canon 70-200 IS II or Sigma 70-200 OS - both of which are f/2.8. Indoors, 50/55mm is OK- but 70 tends to be tight. There is also a sigma 50-150 f/2.8 which would be perfect on a crop.

The Sigma 50mm f/1.4 is more often rated better and more liked over the Canon f/1.4. Just look for the Sigma 50mm vs Canon 50mm threads and you will see what I mean.


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Jul 14, 2012 08:57 |  #40

jrockroll wrote in post #14712235 (external link)
(money does not matter)
Help is greatly appreciated.

Thanks

You said the magic words so here's my recommendation:

1) 5D mkIII
2) 24-70L II (coming in a month or two)
3) 70-200L II IS
4) 85L
5) flash ( 430EX or 580EX or 600EX)

Sell the 24L if you don't use it and maybe get a 17-40L as an UWA if you need one.

If your pictures are not unbelievably awesome, it's not the gear you gotta worry about... ;)


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Jul 14, 2012 15:43 |  #41

jrockroll wrote in post #14713480 (external link)
I have a question. Is canon 7D compatible with wide zoom lenses? (because it's not full frame? I don't even know if this makes sense lol) What exactly do you mean by wide zoom lens?
Any advantage of 70-200 f/2.8 IS over 17-55?

Yes. They work fine. The typically vignette much less on a APS-C sensor camera like the 7D than they would on a full frame camera like the 5D.

A 17-40 is a wide zoom, for example. So is the 16-35 f/2.8 (another spectacular lens) 17mm translates into 27mm in 35mm (full frame) format or a typical wide angle. For an APS-C sensor camera like the 7D, you need to multiply the focal length on the lens by 1.6x to get the equivalent focal length on a 35mm camera since the APS-C sensor is smaller by that proportion than a full frame or 35mm film camera.

If you get a 17-40 or 16-35 or equivalent and a 70-200 you'll have hours of fun. It's likely you may not ever need another lens (except that most photogs are gear junkies). John Shaw, the nature photographer says that his favorite landscape lens is his 80-200 f/2.8 (he's a Nikon shooter).

Get those two lenses and you'll be very happy. I guarantee you'll shoot with those two probably 80-90% of the time and never want for more.

Canon's 70-200, any of them, are all exceptional lenses. The 70-200 f/2.8L IS II is as good as some of Canon's best primes in their range. The 70-200 f/4L IS is probably Canon's next best tele zoom and is great if portability is a need (I have both). It is also an exceptional lens and rivals some of my primes. The 70-200 f/2.8 version is so good that if you add a 1.4X teleconverter on it, you can make it into an (essentially) 100-300 f/4L IS. WHen I shoot with that combination it gives me image quality that is the equal of my 300 f/4L IS and it's a zoom to boot for flexibility.

So, like I said, it's really hard to beat that two lens combination. For most photographers, that is the best starting setup you could ask for. With the 7D, it would be killer.

The 17-40 or the 16-35 would be in lieu of the 17-55. That's another choice and I'd leave that up to you. I prefer the L glass for it's build and it's better color and contrast. You said money wasn't an issue. ;)

J.


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