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adam78
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May 31, 2013 17:00 |  #1

Hello everyone. I have decided to go with better glass instead of a better camera. This way, when I do decide to get the camera, I have great lenses, and I am not using a good Full Frame with my silly crop sensor lenses haha.
Anywho, I have decided to start with two lenses and was hoping if you guys could let me know if this would be a wise combo. I'm thinking the Canon EF 24-105mm L for my standard walking around lens. And couple that with the Canon EF 100-400mm L. I know neither is THAT great with low light, but I almost always take pictures outside during the day. Also I need something that has good reach, so the 100-400 seems ideal for me. Let me know what you guys think!




  
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May 31, 2013 17:08 |  #2

You can't use EF-S lenses (designed for crop sensor) on full frame cameras.




  
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May 31, 2013 17:09 as a reply to  @ morph2_7's post |  #3

He/she is after L-lenses and those are suitable for both formats.




  
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May 31, 2013 17:16 |  #4

adam78 wrote in post #15987016 (external link)
Hello everyone. I have decided to go with better glass instead of a better camera. This way, when I do decide to get the camera, I have great lenses, and I am not using a good Full Frame with my silly crop sensor lenses haha.
Anywho, I have decided to start with two lenses and was hoping if you guys could let me know if this would be a wise combo. I'm thinking the Canon EF 24-105mm L for my standard walking around lens. And couple that with the Canon EF 100-400mm L. I know neither is THAT great with low light, but I almost always take pictures outside during the day. Also I need something that has good reach, so the 100-400 seems ideal for me. Let me know what you guys think!

For quite a while my only lenses were a 17-40 and a 100-400 on a 20D. I got my 24-105 fairly soon after they came out and loved it on a 1.6 crop. I still have it (no intention of changing it) and it's still giving great results on full frame and 1.3 crop.
The 100-400 had to go to make way for a 300 F4 which is currently for sale as I now have the 300 F2.8.
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May 31, 2013 17:23 |  #5

Mag-1981 wrote in post #15987038 (external link)
He/she is after L-lenses and those are suitable for both formats.

I was commenting on this:

adam78 wrote in post #15987016 (external link)
, and I am not using a good Full Frame with my silly crop sensor lenses haha




  
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May 31, 2013 17:27 |  #6

I thought that, too late though :)...




  
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May 31, 2013 17:33 |  #7

24-70 f/2.8L Mk II + 70-200 f/2.8L IS Mk II


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May 31, 2013 17:36 |  #8

The 24-105/100-400 1DsIII is my quick grab kit. Works great in the majority of situations. I have lot's of other glass, but this kit is my grab and go kit.


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May 31, 2013 17:42 |  #9

adam78 wrote in post #15987016 (external link)
Let me know what you guys think!

When I got my 20D many moons ago, I bought the lenses that I still use with my newer 7D. All are the original versions of Canon L series f/2.8 lenses. I have the 16-35, 24-70, and 70-200 f/2.8 IS. I also have a Canon 1.4x extender that I sometimes put behind the 70-200.

This set of lenses gives me everything I've needed for ever since I bought the 20D new.


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May 31, 2013 17:49 |  #10

Numenorean wrote in post #15987111 (external link)
24-70 f/2.8L Mk II + 70-200 f/2.8L IS Mk II

I agree




  
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May 31, 2013 18:00 |  #11

adam78 wrote in post #15987016 (external link)
Hello everyone. I have decided to go with better glass instead of a better camera. This way, when I do decide to get the camera, I have great lenses, and I am not using a good Full Frame with my silly crop sensor lenses haha.
Anywho, I have decided to start with two lenses and was hoping if you guys could let me know if this would be a wise combo. I'm thinking the Canon EF 24-105mm L for my standard walking around lens. And couple that with the Canon EF 100-400mm L. I know neither is THAT great with low light, but I almost always take pictures outside during the day. Also I need something that has good reach, so the 100-400 seems ideal for me. Let me know what you guys think!

Budget? ???


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May 31, 2013 18:26 |  #12

Budget isn't all that high, which is why I decided upon the F4 and not the F2.8 model. Should I need low light lenses I will probably go for a cheaper sigma or something. I like the bang for the buck on the two I mentioned, plus the IS is a big bonus in my book. And I know I cannot use EF-S lenses on a full frame. But those are all I have as of now, which was the deciding factor in me getting a full frame camera right now. Instead, i'll be getting glass suited for full frame cameras and can also be used on crop sensor, and then eventually get the Full Frame. Maybe when the 5d mkIII gets cheaper, or the 1ds Mk IV haha




  
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May 31, 2013 18:34 |  #13

24-70 f/2.8L Mk II + 70-200 f/2.8L IS Mk II

I have those 2 in my collection, and if I were to pick only 2 lenses to keep, that's what I would go with.

I had the 24-105 before, no comparison IMO. Plus, the 70-200 2.8 takes the new teleconverters very well.




  
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May 31, 2013 19:18 |  #14

I have the following "combo": 17-40, 24-105, 70-200.

All very nice, all light enough to carry comfortably around on a day (or several) of hiking/walking around unlike their f2.8 counterparts. 24-105 + 100-400 would not be my first choice. I would replace the 100-400 with the 70-300. More overlap which means less changing of lenses. Plus the 70-300 is better than the 100-400 in terms of IQ and IS (just missing that 100mm on the long end).


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May 31, 2013 19:25 |  #15

adam78 wrote in post #15987016 (external link)
Hello everyone. I have decided to go with better glass instead of a better camera. This way, when I do decide to get the camera, I have great lenses, and I am not using a good Full Frame with my silly crop sensor lenses haha.
Anywho, I have decided to start with two lenses and was hoping if you guys could let me know if this would be a wise combo. I'm thinking the Canon EF 24-105mm L for my standard walking around lens. And couple that with the Canon EF 100-400mm L. I know neither is THAT great with low light, but I almost always take pictures outside during the day. Also I need something that has good reach, so the 100-400 seems ideal for me. Let me know what you guys think!

That's great combo, simple and effective.


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