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kuma1212
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Jan 28, 2013 16:36 |  #1

I've been looking at the 24-70 II, 50L, and 85L and could use some perspectives about these lenses. I mainly shoot portraits of kids, families and dogs, and I may assist with a wedding or other event here or there (but not that often). I've researched these 3 to the point of having a headache and now I really just need to decide.

I have the 24-70 mk I and it has been great to me, but would love the extra sharpness of the new version. I'm not totally opposed to keeping it for now, but I know eventually I will buy the mk II. Also I plan to keep my 70-200mkII. (I'm not a prime only shooter or zoom only shooter. I think both have their roles).

Other than that, I would consider selling the 16-35, 24-70, 100L, 135L, and 50 1.4

So should I go nuts and buy all 3? And sell the 24-70mkI, and 50 1.4 to at least soften the blow to my wallet a little? Or just start with the 85, since I don't have a prime at that FL.

Any thoughts would be greatly appreciated before I take the plunge.


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Jan 28, 2013 18:09 |  #2

Sell the 16-35, 24-70, 135L, and 50 1.4, buy the 24-70 MkII and keep the 100L. You will have arguably two of Canon's best lenses in your bag, and cover a very good range. -rick

kuma1212 wrote in post #15544841 (external link)
I would consider selling the 16-35, 24-70, 100L, 135L, and 50 1.4

So should I go nuts and buy all 3? And sell the 24-70mkI, and 50 1.4 to at least soften the blow to my wallet a little? Or just start with the 85, since I don't have a prime at that FL. Any thoughts would be greatly appreciated before I take the plunge.


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Jan 28, 2013 18:26 |  #3

Agreed!

After a few years of shuffling lenses I am finally happy with my kit. 24-70v2, 70-200v2 are the only zooms. If canon releases a 14-24 I will add that. Those are a quick way to cover a huge range for run and gun. If I don't know what I'm getting in to, those two lenses can generally cover it.
Everything else I consider special lenses. I'd keep your 50 1.4 though for low light and bokeh.


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Jan 28, 2013 19:52 |  #4

im in favor of you going "nuts" do it! ;)
like the 85L for its bokeh, absolutely stunning. and a great length for portraiture. not a fan of the focus speed, but its good enough. you could sell the 135 theyre pretty similar in their uses. but i also love the 135, wouldnt want to part with it again
get the 24-70 and sell the mark I. save yourself from waiting haha.
if you dont use your ultrawide much you could sell that and the 50 1.4. you could hold off on the 50L unless its a focal length you really like


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Jan 28, 2013 20:41 |  #5

The mark II trinity: 16-35II, 24-70II, 70-200II

If you arent shoot UWA, I would say dump the 16-35. You can always "downgrade" to the 17-40 to get some $$$ out of it as well.


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Jan 29, 2013 12:52 |  #6

@ pdrober2,

I like your thinking. -rick

pdrober2 wrote in post #15545975 (external link)
The mark II trinity: 16-35II, 24-70II, 70-200II

If you arent shoot UWA, I would say dump the 16-35. You can always "downgrade" to the 17-40 to get some $$$ out of it as well.


Rick S.
My Gear = Canon 50d ~ EF 100 f/2.8L IS USM Macro ~ EF 100-400 f/4.5-5.6L IS USM ~ EF-S 17-55 IS USM f/2.8 IS ~ EF 70-300 f/4-5.6 IS USM ~ EF 28-135 IS f/3.5-5.6 IS USM

  
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Jam.radonc
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Jan 29, 2013 14:31 |  #7

Yes get the 24-70 II and the 50L. Do keep the 100L and the 135L. They serve different functions. Of course the 50/1.4, 16-35 and 24-70 would have to go to accommodate all this.

I had the 85L but it really didn't do it for me. I found the combination of 50/100 more useful. I guess similar cam be applied to 35/85. Those liking this combo will hate the 50/100. Perhaps hate is strong word.

If in doubt do test those combinations first.


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