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Sep 01, 2012 22:45 |  #1

I'm about to get a 5Dc and with the lenses I have right now, will only have my nifty fifty. I was wondering your guys opinions on the best bang for your buck walk around for it. I've been thinking about the 28-135 since it's on the low end of the price range, but I don't wanna be disappointed with my camera because of the lens I'm using.

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Sep 01, 2012 22:49 |  #2

Another option that's only slightly more expensive is the Tamron 28-75. You do lose 75-135 on the long end, but you have constant f2.8 which to me, is more valuable than reach/IS. But it all depends on your style of shooting and there are still many variables when considering a walkaround.


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Sep 01, 2012 22:51 |  #3

You have it already. Fast classic 50mm range FF prime. Respect the classic, do not put mediocre zoom on it. If you need P&S, get P&S.
The only lens I take for walk-around with 5Dc or my film cameras is 50mm primes. My first walk-around and only lens on 5Dc was the nifty-fifty. It is absolutely different and better lens on FF compare to Rebels.
You will see it right away within first few pictures takew at f1.8 on 5DC.
My second lens to choose for walk-around is Tamron 28-75 2.8. Best bang for your buck in terms of zoom lens IQ to match 5Dc IQ.


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Sep 01, 2012 22:55 |  #4

What is your budget you can get a 28-135mm for pretty cheap. IF your stopping down anway to take pics of buildings F8 or so then you will be fine. Just depends what your using it for.

I had the 28-75mm on Crop and I loved it....very nice lens for the money.


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Sep 02, 2012 00:30 |  #5

Russo09 wrote in post #14936595 (external link)
I'm about to get a 5Dc and with the lenses I have right now, will only have my nifty fifty. I was wondering your guys opinions on the best bang for your buck walk around for it. I've been thinking about the 28-135 since it's on the low end of the price range, but I don't wanna be disappointed with my camera because of the lens I'm using.

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Hi Nick,

I just picked up a 28-105 II f/3.5-4.5 USM for my 5Dc. It's about $75-$100 cheaper, lacks IS but is faster at the long end and is reported to be a little sharper than the 28-135 IS.

Ko is correct also in that you have a fantastic standard prime in your 50mm.


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Sep 02, 2012 01:27 |  #6

How about a used 24-105mm f/4L IS? Their pretty cheap and it would be a great walk around lens for your 5D. You can sell the rest of your lenses to help make up the difference.

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Sep 02, 2012 01:37 |  #7

Saint728 wrote in post #14936901 (external link)
How about a used 24-105mm f/4L IS? Their pretty cheap and it would be a great walk around lens for your 5D. You can sell the rest of your lenses to help make up the difference.

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Cheers, Patrick

Great point. I'd gladly take a 24-105 as my only lens as opposed to a 50 1.8 and a cheaper walkaround.


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Sep 02, 2012 01:45 |  #8

"Best bang for the buck" 'walk-around' lens for FF?

You have it. The 50/1.8. It exists to satisfy exactly that need.




  
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Sep 02, 2012 02:04 |  #9

I must say I saw the thread title and just thought of the 50 f/1.8. I love my 50 f/1.4 on FF and if money is tight i would be happy with only f/1.8.




  
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Sep 02, 2012 02:08 |  #10

Pancake though I love my Sigma 50. I like the 85 1.8 on ff for local walkaround too. 24-105 for zoom if you can swing it.


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Sep 02, 2012 02:10 |  #11

Stir Fry A Lot wrote in post #14936972 (external link)
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Sep 02, 2012 02:11 |  #12

Another vote for the Tamron 28-75 2.8 - very versatile and no complaints about image quality.


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Sep 02, 2012 02:13 |  #13

kf095 wrote in post #14936604 (external link)
You have it already. Fast classic 50mm range FF prime. Respect the classic, do not put mediocre zoom on it. If you need P&S, get P&S.
The only lens I take for walk-around with 5Dc or my film cameras is 50mm primes. My first walk-around and only lens on 5Dc was the nifty-fifty. It is absolutely different and better lens on FF compare to Rebels.
You will see it right away within first few pictures takew at f1.8 on 5DC.
My second lens to choose for walk-around is Tamron 28-75 2.8. Best bang for your buck in terms of zoom lens IQ to match 5Dc IQ.

I agree.


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Sep 02, 2012 05:09 |  #14

My general walkaround is 50mm followed bt 85mm :) Each tot heir own really & depends what & how you shoot.

Go out with what you've got & see how you get on :)


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Sep 02, 2012 05:17 |  #15

I would buy a 17-40L If I needed a walkaround which is not breaking your bank. It is pretty wide, but 40mm. is not that short.


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