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Non L lenses that won't disappoint?

 
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Dec 12, 2013 07:06 |  #16

In my above post, I only mentioned non-L lenses because that was the question. I noticed several folks have mentioned the 200mm 2.8 L, so I'll add my 2 cents. The 200mm 2.8 is the best bang for the buck lens in Canon's L line. I have 7 L lenses and this one is my favorite. It get overshadowed by the larger, heavier 70-200mm 2.8 L zoom. But the prime has the same great IQ in a smaller, lighter, less expensive package. And you can buy this used for under $600! Plus, its black, which is a plus in my book.




  
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Dec 12, 2013 07:13 |  #17

Tamron 24-70, 2.8.


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Dec 12, 2013 21:55 |  #18

1Tanker wrote in post #16520721 (external link)
What do you shoot, or what would this lens be used for?

How do I quote in a reply.

Never mind


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Dec 12, 2013 22:02 as a reply to  @ post 16520960 |  #19

I used a screw driver and a hammer. Hatchet was too big!

I love the 85. The 200 is on my hit list but maybe looking for something a little wider. Not into macro much and the 100 is so close to the 85 and 135


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Dec 12, 2013 22:13 |  #20

Hogloff wrote in post #16521237 (external link)
So you just want to buy a lens, any lens just to scratch the itch. It can't be an L fir some reason. You don't have any specific need to fill. I suggest then just go into the store close your eyes and point. I don't understand your reasoning here at all.

Yes, I'm itchy.
Don't want an L right now. I know which ones of those I want.
Its a versatile tool, why should I use it for one specific purpose.
If there was a store around that had a decent selection of lenses I just might. But what reason would compel me to do that. I'm trying to make an informed decision.


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Dec 12, 2013 22:18 |  #21

nightcat wrote in post #16521189 (external link)
60mm 2.8

This here be an EF-S lens...think he's FF only?

Edit-Another plus for the 35 F/2.0 IS :D


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Dec 12, 2013 22:22 as a reply to  @ c-bass's post |  #22

Since you have the Canon 85, I'll adapt Kinson's suggestion earlier to recommend strongly the Sigma 35 f/1.4 ART.
(When you get bored with the Canon 85, get the Sigma f/1.4, too!)

They really have "got it right" with this lens. And the latest ones are focusing better than non-L lenses.

Build quality, IQ, contrast, colours, AF (from now!)....it's all there!

Have a look in the thread here -> Sigma 35 thread <- treat yourself for Christmas, and don't look back!

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Dec 12, 2013 22:55 |  #23

A bunch of manual lenses.

Pentax Takumars, Russian Helios, Canon FLs...




  
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Dec 12, 2013 23:21 |  #24

Sigma Art 35. It bests Canon, Nikon, and Zeiss in the DXOMark tests.
Rokinon 14mm 2.8; sharp, wide, cheap.


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Dec 13, 2013 00:31 |  #25

I'm currently in love with my 35mm f/2 IS.


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Dec 13, 2013 04:00 |  #26

Canon 100mm f/2 -- having owned a 135L, the 100mm f/2 doesn't disappoint me at all. In fact I don't miss the 135L at all.
Sigma 50 f/1.4 --- Awesome lens, another favorite of mine.
Tamron 28-75 f/2.8 --- If you don't shoot fast moving subject, this lens is great. Great PQ and light weight for a constant f/2.8 lens.


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Dec 13, 2013 07:54 |  #27

Guess I am going to look strongly at the canon 35 f2 and sigma 35 f1.4! May borrow friends 35L to see that I like the focal length. Only used it at weddings so maybe need to try as a walk around.


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Dec 13, 2013 07:56 |  #28

Any good tilt shifts that are less expensive? Maybe $400-$600 very interested in trying one of those.


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Dec 13, 2013 08:56 |  #29

tat3406 wrote in post #16521023 (external link)
I vote for 40mm pancake! the lens is cheap and tiny, get one and play!

This. The pancake is inexpensive, very small, sharp wide open and has pretty good AF performance. It's a great low profile walk around prime for full frame.


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Dec 13, 2013 13:01 |  #30

Kanye wrote in post #16523369 (external link)
A bunch of manual lenses.

Pentax Takumars, Russian Helios, Canon FLs...

Canon FL better not for Canon EOS EF/EF-S mount.
But manual lenses could be very interesting - and good!

A Meyer Trioplan 100 gives total different images when used wide open.


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