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First L prime for my 5Dc, help a poor student!

 
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Jul 30, 2012 17:52 |  #31

Other than the travel part, I'd get an 85mm 1.8 - the images are amazing for the price.


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Aug 02, 2012 11:20 as a reply to  @ leroy_sunset's post |  #32

Still undecided, thank you all so much for the help this far though! I will think about my options until the end of August when I get my salary.

Btw, regarding lens sharpness wide open, here's a quick shot I grabbed with my 50 1.8 yesterday. Sharp enough for me at f/1.8! If mentioned primes are better then it's certainly OK. Been very happy with my nifty fifty the year I've had it.

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Aug 02, 2012 14:34 |  #33

The 70-200 f2.8 lenses are some of the best lenses out there in my opinion, can be used for many things, but if you insist on primes, then the EF 135mm f/2 lens is good for portraits and if you can afford them, any one of the 4 current TS lenses are great.


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Aug 02, 2012 14:41 |  #34

135mm f2 is the best choice for portraits and more. If you want to spend less, then the 100mm f2 is the next best thing.




  
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Aug 02, 2012 15:54 |  #35

If money is an issue, buying two or three of the following would give more flexibility than one L with little compromise in image quality.

Canon 50 1.4, 85 1.8, 100 f2
Samyang 35 1.4 (many say this is optically better than the 35L), 85 1.4


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Aug 03, 2012 00:29 |  #36

If you are set on the 50L, get the 24L first since you already have 50mm covered by your nifty 50.
I went the 35 85 135 route because I prefer the FL combination and I use a 17-40 to cover the wide angle for which I rarely need a shallow DOF or large aperture.


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Aug 03, 2012 01:03 |  #37

Considering you have 5Dc, learn Manual Focus, you can create magical images out of lenses that costs penny. Like Super Tak 135/3.5 (<$50). You will miss 100s of shots , capture a few, but those few will be outstanding. Look at MF image Thread


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Aug 03, 2012 10:32 |  #38

I know you said you wanted an L, but my vote would be sell the 50 1.8 and go with:

1. 35 f/2 or Samyang 35 1.4
2. 50 1.4
3. 100 f/2

I tried the Canon 35 1.4 and could not justify it's price over the 35 f/2. Wait until you aren't a student to upgrade.


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Aug 19, 2012 15:34 |  #39

Alright thank you everyone! Now I have a FINAL question =).


I now have a pending deal for a used 50L with warranty until December 2012, and a October 2011 production date. In other words I can get it calibrated for free should it not focus perfectly.

My ONLY CONCERN is the AF on 5Dc (mark 1). Is it horrible even after calibration/if you get lucky with a good copy? Have read some horror stories on FM where people claim to get 20% keeper rate at F1.2, versus 80%+ keeper rate with 1Ds or 5D mark 3.

Any experience with 5D classic and 50L would be GREATLY appreciated since I need to make this deal pretty fast before someone else snags it =)-

Thank you in advance
Adrian




  
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Aug 19, 2012 19:59 |  #40

adrianhassler wrote in post #14878750 (external link)
Alright thank you everyone! Now I have a FINAL question =).


I now have a pending deal for a used 50L with warranty until December 2012, and a October 2011 production date. In other words I can get it calibrated for free should it not focus perfectly.

My ONLY CONCERN is the AF on 5Dc (mark 1). Is it horrible even after calibration/if you get lucky with a good copy? Have read some horror stories on FM where people claim to get 20% keeper rate at F1.2, versus 80%+ keeper rate with 1Ds or 5D mark 3.

Any experience with 5D classic and 50L would be GREATLY appreciated since I need to make this deal pretty fast before someone else snags it =)-

Thank you in advance
Adrian

You would need more than just a capable body to get 80%+ keeper at 1.2. The DOF is so thin that you need to be spot on with focus.


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Aug 19, 2012 20:41 as a reply to  @ adrianhassler's post |  #41

Adrian,

Don't worry about it. Get the lens, shoot with it, enjoy it. If you're one of the few unlucky souls to end up with a 50/1.2 that actually doesn't focus correctly with your camera (and there's far fewer of them than the internet would make it seem), then sell it onwards.


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Aug 20, 2012 02:26 |  #42

Get the 35mm. By far the most versatile.


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Aug 21, 2012 13:02 |  #43

Some universities have photo clubs or organizations that can give access to gear... Could be good to join. Which university are you studying at?


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5D mkIII ; 17-40L ; 24-105L ; 70-200L II ; 70-300L ; 35L ; Σ85/1.4 ; 135L ; 100macro ; Kenko 1.4x ; 2x mkIII ; 580EXII
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Aug 21, 2012 18:04 |  #44

5d 24 50 135 is exactly my main rig. I highly recommend you get a 28 1.8. It's a great affordable prime. Also a used version i 24L can be had for $900 if you look around. I LOVE that lens.


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Aug 21, 2012 18:46 |  #45

5d 24 50 135 is exactly my main rig. I highly recommend you get a 28 1.8. It's a great affordable prime. Also a used version i 24L can be had for $900 if you look around. I LOVE that lens.


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