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Need Lens advice for portraits with 5d3. 24mm f/1.4L?

 
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Apr 29, 2013 21:49 |  #1

Hey guys, I just ordered a 5D Mark III (upgrading from my 7D) and I'm looking to get a nice wide angle lens. Pretty much every post I've ever seen of the 24 1.4 is a glowing review.

My primary use for the camera/lens will be shooting portraits (and also some indoor/outdoor business functions (not weddings), and the occasional landscape).

My question is what wide angle lens would you guys recommend? I was hoping to stay around $1300 (used or refurb). I'd really like to find a good all around lens (which is what I believe the 24mm is, but I wanted to get some more opinions).

Any advice would be appreciated! :)


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Apr 29, 2013 22:19 |  #2

Sigma 35 1.4.


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Apr 29, 2013 22:23 as a reply to  @ KeyserSoze1's post |  #3

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35mm is perfect for portraits without too much distortion imo.

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Apr 29, 2013 22:44 |  #4

Agreed with Keyser. The 24mm is pretty wide on FF and sometimes can be hard to frame the right shot. The 35mm is a lot easier to use IMO.




  
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Apr 29, 2013 23:44 |  #5

I second the 35L


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Apr 30, 2013 01:39 |  #6
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I think OP just doesn't realize how wide 24mm really is on a ff camera:p

35L or Sigma 35 is the way to go.


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Apr 30, 2013 01:51 |  #7

Sigma 35/1.4. It is cheaper than the 35L and has better IQ.


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Apr 30, 2013 02:57 |  #8

Yeah, 24 is too wide on FF for portraits. Assuming you get a good copy the Sigma 35 is good or the 35L or 35 f2 IS are both options if you don't want to play the Sigma lottery.

Otherwise I like 50 as a focal length on FF, my 50L is my walk around over my 24-70 II for just that reason.




  
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Apr 30, 2013 07:00 |  #9

Thank you all for the tips!

This is exactly what I was looking for. I'll start checking out the sigma 35 and 35L :)


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Apr 30, 2013 07:14 |  #10

eleazar123 wrote in post #15882085 (external link)
Thank you all for the tips!

This is exactly what I was looking for. I'll start checking out the sigma 35 and 35L :)

Here are some reviews to get you started:
http://www.lensrentals​.com …announces-new-world-order (external link)

http://www.lenstip.com …f_1.4_DG_HSM_Su​mmary.html (external link)

http://www.dxomark.com …me-Example-of-Lens-Design (external link)

http://www.the-digital-picture.com …X-DG-HSM-Lens-Review.aspx (external link)


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