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Nov 22, 2012 13:33 |  #1

At the moment I work with:
15 2.8 fisheye - 35 1.4L - 85 1.8 - 135 2L - 17-40L - 70-200 2.8L II

I'm thinking of :
16-35 II, 24-70 2.8L I, 35L, 135L, 70-200 2.8L II

This set seems more versatile, usuable and faster for the same price, what do you think ?

-15 2.8 is a nice small fisheye but don't use it much
-85 1.8 is a great price/quality but rather have 24-70 2.8L
-17-40L is also bestp price/quality , I had the 16-35 II allready in past, at first sight I found double price wasn't worth it, but 16-35 II is a nice wide zoom anyway...


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Nov 22, 2012 17:31 |  #2

The 15FE and 85/1.8 seems like a good choice for the 24-70. You could always go that route first and see if you need the 2.8 from 16mm to 23mm or could live with the f4 in that range.


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Nov 22, 2012 20:18 as a reply to  @ FEChariot's post |  #3

I could see making the change, but would keep the 17-40L over the 16-35L. I don't go wide that much (and I'm on a crop).

Actually (if you can afford it), I'd keep all (except maybe the fisheye) and just pick up the 24-70L.


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Nov 22, 2012 23:08 |  #4

So your pretty much trading the 15 fisheye, 85 1.8 and 17-40 for the 24-70 and 16-35 ? Sounds good to me.




  
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Nov 23, 2012 01:07 |  #5

If you don't use the fish-eye much then it makes sense to sell it. Since you have the 70-200 L II, I would think it wouldn't be necessary to keep the 85 and 135.
I would definitely get the 16-35 for your wide-angled stuff, and pair it with a 50L rather than the 35L. These two lenses would make a great, compact day kit, especially for holidays. The 24-70 makes sense for when you just want to take one lens out for the day.
So: 16-35, 50L, 24-70, 70-200. Then again, I don't know what you shoot.




  
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Nov 23, 2012 07:52 |  #6

I would go with this:

17-40L
35L
24-70L
85LII
70-200LII


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Nov 23, 2012 09:09 |  #7

i had both the 17-40 and 16-35, kept the 17-40 - IQ was better and I didn't need f/2.8 for what I used them for.




  
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Nov 23, 2012 11:28 |  #8

I've had fisheye lenses in the past, but they are pretty specialized and I ended up selling them because they just didn't see that much use. There are also cheaper ones available... not to mention rentals... if ever needed for some special purpose. I'd let it go, if it's not used much.

17-40 vs 16-35.... I agree with rick_reno... not sure there's much need for f2.8 on an ultrawide, might not be all that big an upgrade, and it's a lot of money to make that swap.

24-70/2.8... very versatile, definitely get it if you can. Either the original or the Mark II. Both are excellent lenses. I suspect the Mark II will prove to be a good upgrade, but it sure is a lot more expensive!

Yeah, hang onto the 35/1.4 and 135/2... there are times faster lenses are important tools to have at hand. I don't know about the 85/1.8... I'd probably be tempted to keep it. I definitely wouldn't upgrade it to the 85L... unless shooting weddings and getting paid for using it, needing the absolute max speed and mostly only shooting portraits with it. The 85/1.8 is faster focusing and a more generally versatile lens. I definitely wouldn't give up my 135/2 to acquire an 85/1.2L.

So, my line-up might end up being:

17-40
24-70
70-200
35/1.4
85/1.8
135/2


I might be tempted to look at the 35/2 USM IS, once it's availabe, as a possible alternative to the 35/1.4.

But, hey, we all have different needs and preferences.


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