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5d mark ii + 135mm or 7d + 85mm 1.2 ii?

 
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Dec 25, 2013 14:35 |  #16

LostArk wrote in post #16553431 (external link)
Perhaps you are suffering from a bout of GAS?

If you have an 85L, 100L, and 70-200 II, you 1000000000% don't need a 135L.

5D2's AF system is 100% fine. Do you really need to spend hundreds of dollars to move your servo AF point a smidgen across the frame? If the answer is really yes (really?), I'd get rid of all the lenses in your signature except the 85L, 100L, and 70-200, and put the money towards a 5D3.

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Stationary targets I agree. Otherwise it is not good if you need to shoot outer points and fast apertures.


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Dec 28, 2013 18:15 |  #17

I really do think I have gear acquisition syndrome. It's always that 1 stop of light that makes me wish I had. I like large colorful bokeh balls :D

But, with the 135mm aside, I did have a lot of fun with my 70-200mm. I went to the park with my little nieces and racked out the tripod and just shot away. It is undoubtedly the greatest piece of machinery ever made!


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Dec 28, 2013 18:26 |  #18

The weight of the 70-200 is what shoots it down from being an ideal carry around lens when shooting pics of the family. Just the idea of lugging around a tripod as well sends a shudder down my spine. When I sold mine for lighter lens such as the 135l or 85 I didn't miss it a bit. My arm sure didn't miss it.

Nice lens but not my choice for an everyday carry around lens.


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Dec 28, 2013 21:45 |  #19

Good Evening, I don't have either the 5D 2 or 5D 3.......But the Canon 5d c & 135 F2 is Great.......I use this combo almost 90% of time for Outdoor Portraits is HARD to Beat...IMHO........


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Dec 29, 2013 15:08 |  #20

Thorrulz wrote in post #16560407 (external link)
The weight of the 70-200 is what shoots it down from being an ideal carry around lens when shooting pics of the family. Just the idea of lugging around a tripod as well sends a shudder down my spine. When I sold mine for lighter lens such as the 135l or 85 I didn't miss it a bit. My arm sure didn't miss it.

Nice lens but not my choice for an everyday carry around lens.

The tripod combined with the 70-200mm does sound scary, but it's not too bad at the playground. The zoom lens allows me to stay stationary. And the ball head allows me to use it as a pivot, sorta like what a machine gun does on a tripod. I loosen the head and just shoot away without IS.


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Dec 29, 2013 18:17 |  #21

DieselTech wrote in post #16562269 (external link)
The tripod combined with the 70-200mm does sound scary, but it's not too bad at the playground. The zoom lens allows me to stay stationary. And the ball head allows me to use it as a pivot, sorta like what a machine gun does on a tripod. I loosen the head and just shoot away without IS.

I thought you were joking with the tripod comment..... it's overkill, and your better off moving around with a lighter lens to get better shots...


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Dec 30, 2013 00:34 |  #22

Charlie wrote in post #16562646 (external link)
I thought you were joking with the tripod comment..... it's overkill, and your better off moving around with a lighter lens to get better shots...

I actually think its ok at the park. If it were a zoo and required lots of walking, I think it would be better to go with a light setup without a tripod.


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