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Looking to get a new glass 24-105L or 135L for my 5D3? Any input appreciated!

 
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Feb 03, 2014 23:11 |  #1

Just a causal shooter looking to get a my first red ring for my 5D3.
Current lenses I have are Canon prime 50 1.4 & 85 1.8.
Any input would be appreciated...




  
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Feb 03, 2014 23:20 |  #2

For casual use, the 24-105 fits the bill. It'll be your all-around lens. The 135 is very special though...but certainly not as versatile as the 24-105. Really depends on what you want.


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Feb 03, 2014 23:20 |  #3
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causal shooter? Get the zoom then.

135L is a specialised lens in which I believe owner of the said lens knows exactly why they want it.


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Feb 03, 2014 23:24 |  #4

+3 on the zoom


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Feb 03, 2014 23:44 |  #5

The 135L is amazing but it has a few things it does well. The 24-105 isnt nearly as exciting but it does a lot of things very well.




  
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Feb 04, 2014 00:18 as a reply to  @ gonzogolf's post |  #6

Thanks GUYS...




  
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Feb 04, 2014 00:24 |  #7

Yep, you can't go wrong with the 24-105 and its actually a great lens on the 5D Mark III.

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Feb 04, 2014 00:29 |  #8

I don't know, are you hungry for eggs or apple pie? They're very different tools for very different jobs and hopefully what you need is already informed by what you have. We really can't answer this one for you.

Basically do you need more wide, more long, faster optics or more versatility and might you benefit from IS?


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Feb 04, 2014 00:36 as a reply to  @ Colorblinded's post |  #9

I plan on just getting the 135L. I think it will give me what I want and I hear and can see from the pics on here it is SUPERB glass. I will look at getting a zoom down the road. I appreciate all your input.




  
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Feb 04, 2014 01:33 |  #10

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I plan on just getting the 135L. I think it will give me what I want and I hear and can see from the pics on here it is SUPERB glass. I will look at getting a zoom down the road. I appreciate all your input.

Most of the people who buys this lens because of this reason ends up selling it in a short amount of time. It's a great lens, sure, but realize it's a specialized lens which can be too long for most situations.

Unless you have all usual focal length covered, in which case you dont, especially for a "casual" shooter, then go with the zoom.




  
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Feb 04, 2014 04:54 |  #11

For casual I'd get the zoom. The 135mm is fairly long.. great for weddings and outdoor/studio portraits, but a bit long for a small room/walk around lens.
What about the 24-70 tamron vc?
Seems to me that is a very sharp lens that is somewhere in between the canon 24-70 i & ii, plus vc.


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Feb 04, 2014 06:47 |  #12

I'll go for the 24-105 , but if money is no object , Canon 24-70 II or the Tamron version


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Feb 04, 2014 07:39 |  #13

Rittrato wrote in post #16662044 (external link)
Most of the people who buys this lens because of this reason ends up selling it in a short amount of time. It's a great lens, sure, but realize it's a specialized lens which can be too long for most situations.

Unless you have all usual focal length covered, in which case you dont, especially for a "casual" shooter, then go with the zoom.


Exactly. Very good point. The 135L is a special lens and mostly used for portraits. My vote would also be for the 24-105. Much more versatile. What about the 70-200mm?


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Feb 04, 2014 10:23 |  #14

Another vote for the 24-105L or something like it (e.g., 24-70/4L IS)


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Feb 04, 2014 10:57 as a reply to  @ marcosv's post |  #15

Sweet, Thanks for all the responses.
I think for around $600 Brand New the 24-105 would be a great lens. I see a lot of deals on it all the time. That would probably be the best choice after all the input I have read on here. I wish I could grab the 24-70L II or the 70-200 L 2.8 or 70-200L II but until I hit the lottery that will be a long time down the road. Other items I want 85L II :lol:




  
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