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Dec 06, 2013 11:28 |  #1

Hey all, looking for some advice. Here is my current bag:

Canon 5D Mark III
- 24-70 2.8 II
- 70-200 f4 IS
- 35 1.4
- 17-40 f4L
- 85 1.8

I mostly shoot landscape/travel photography and looking to add/replace a lens with some holiday money. I've been eyeing the 135 f2L for awhile and thinking of replacing my 85 1.8. I'm thinking even though there's some focal-range overlap with my 70-200 f4L, it would work well as nice fast prime with some reach which I don't currently have. I do shoot some portraits, but not as much as most people who probably use this lens. Still a good move? My other thought was to replace my 17-40 f4L with a 16-35 2.8L.

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Dec 06, 2013 11:31 |  #2

Before I got to the narrative my first thought is that your kit needed a 135L. But if you dont do too many portraits then perhaps it would be a lens without a job.




  
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Dec 06, 2013 12:28 |  #3

If you don't shoot portraits as much as much as you do landsscapes, I personally wouln't go for a 135L, But that's just me. I'd keep the 85, and I know you wanted a fast prime with some reach, but if it's shallow DOF you're after at longer fl's, f/4 is just fine as long as you have enough subject to background distance. If you want to spend some holiday $$ and love doing landscapes, why not look into some filters or other "landscaping" toys instead?


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Dec 06, 2013 15:17 |  #4

samyang 14mm?


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Dec 06, 2013 16:16 |  #5

If you aren't shooting fast action, the 100L might add more versatility to your kit than the 135.


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Dec 06, 2013 16:35 as a reply to  @ botw's post |  #6

How about a nice tripod but if you are doing lots of landscape stuff you probably already have one.

A really nice point and shoot comes in handy too.

some nice filters

24L

Zeiss 21

ts-e17

ts-e24

This seems so much easier when it is not my money.




  
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Dec 06, 2013 16:55 as a reply to  @ david lacey's post |  #7

so many options.

one idea-

replace
17-40 with the 16-35

and

get
100L

have fun!

Otohp. -----yesIdowantthe16-35and100L;-)a




  
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Dec 06, 2013 20:18 |  #8

6d so you don't have to change lens. Great lineup you have. I think I would sell the 70-200 F4 and add a 70-200 2.8 based on what your requirement are. May be wrong but don't think you gain a whole lot with the 135 2 versus a 70-200 2.8.




  
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Dec 06, 2013 21:21 |  #9

Canon 24L, Canon 14L or Ziess 15mm


5DIII, 24L f/1.4 II, 70-200L f/2.8 IS II, 

  
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