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I want another 'magic' lens like the 70-200 mk2

 
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Aug 16, 2012 05:25 |  #16

lensfreak wrote in post #14864765 (external link)
For landscape get the 17-40mm , I did a few weeks ago and it's nice.

He's looking for a magic lens, not a nice one.




  
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Aug 16, 2012 05:28 |  #17

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Don't really need IS at that length..

I'm curious as to why people always say this. IS is handy at any focal length. I used to have a pentax and the best part of their camera lineup was the built in SR in the bodies themselves. Using it I could damn near take sharp 1s long exposures at 18mm. I know it's pricey to add, but on a lens like the 24-70, it would have been much better. But that's just me.


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Aug 16, 2012 09:54 |  #18

jwhittaker wrote in post #14864700 (external link)
Whenever I use my 70-200 mk2 I get photos which are brilliant, just perfect.
I want another truly brilliant lens for wider shots. I have the 15-85 which does produce very good shots, but they just don't have the 'magic' I'm after.
Owners of the 70-200 will know just what I mean, I can't put my finger on what it is....same as the difference between a stradivarius and a top of the range yamaha violin I suppose.
So, what is another wider zoom lens (canon or otherwise) which will blow me away? Good isn't enough, I want epic.
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I don't have the 70-200 but I do have the 15-85. While I love the range and it does have good image quality, I often find myself turning to my cheapo nifty fifty just because the images have an almost dreamy quality and are just so crisp and vibrant. So I understand how you feel. I can't quite put my finger on it either, but I have been also looking for a wide angle lens (prime or zoom) that has the same type of image look.


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Aug 16, 2012 09:56 |  #19

on APS-C the 24L II will easily match the 70-200 2.8 and complement it very well.


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Aug 16, 2012 11:17 |  #20

Get a 24LII, 35L or 85LII.


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Aug 16, 2012 11:33 |  #21

I am somewhat sceptical and would like to see a comparison please. I suggest testing the lenses at same lenght and aperture.

15-85mm @50mm f5.6 vs 50mm 1.8 at f5.6.
15-85mm @70mm f8 vs 70-200mm @70mm at f8.

Somthing like that. I doubt you cannot bring the 15-85mm to the level of the L lens with a bit of pp.

However yes, f2.8 or f1.8 iare certainly going to be more dreamy than f5.6.


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Aug 16, 2012 11:36 |  #22

Tommydigi wrote in post #14865944 (external link)
on APS-C the 24L II will easily match the 70-200 2.8 and complement it very well.

This is what I have and am very pleased with the combo.


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Aug 16, 2012 12:17 |  #23

Earwax69 wrote in post #14866308 (external link)
I am somewhat sceptical and would like to see a comparison please. I suggest testing the lenses at same lenght and aperture.

15-85mm @50mm f5.6 vs 50mm 1.8 at f5.6.
15-85mm @70mm f8 vs 70-200mm @70mm at f8.

Somthing like that. I doubt you cannot bring the 15-85mm to the level of the L lens with a bit of pp.

However yes, f2.8 or f1.8 iare certainly going to be more dreamy than f5.6.

You may well have a point here. I do tend to shoot at 2.8, often nearer the telephoto end. It's getting dark here and raining so can't do an f8 @70mm test shot but it's a good idea. Maybe some of the 'magic' for me is coming from being wide open and zoomed beyond 85mm, so the 15-85 can never compete. I'll try to do a side by side and we'll see.


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Aug 16, 2012 13:55 |  #24

Get a 5D/II/III and your 70-200 and 50mm will be even more magical.

You'll have to do something about that 15-85 however.




  
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Aug 16, 2012 13:56 |  #25

All the lenses that I got from Disneyland are magics. :D :D :D


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Aug 16, 2012 14:06 |  #26

24-70 f2.8 II? 200-400 f4 IS?


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Aug 16, 2012 14:23 |  #27

If you're looking for Wide Angle, take a look at the Canon 17-55 f/2.8 IS. I love every image that comes from that lens, its just awesome.

If you want a prime, all I hear is amazing things about the 24L, 35L and 135L


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Aug 16, 2012 14:24 |  #28

Cesium wrote in post #14866936 (external link)
Get a 5D/II/III and your 70-200 and 50mm will be even more magical.

You'll have to do something about that 15-85 however.

You could be onto something here.... I sell the 15-85 so a package goes out the house, and another package arrives. I can tell the wife I am swapping one lens for another....perfectly innocent and no pleading required. :)


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Aug 16, 2012 14:57 |  #29

I would move to FF camera and then add some nice primes already listed.


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Aug 16, 2012 16:27 |  #30

jwhittaker wrote in post #14867031 (external link)
You could be onto something here.... I sell the 15-85 so a package goes out the house, and another package arrives. I can tell the wife I am swapping one lens for another....perfectly innocent and no pleading required. :)

Sounds like a plan. ;)




  
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