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Lens Advice for a novice.

 
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Feb 15, 2014 21:57 |  #16

Strobe=hot shoe flash. It will fill in a lot of light that you will desire without crazy expensive glass. I would add a macro to your line up which makes a wonderful portrait lens like the
efs-60mm if you must buy something. It was the first lense I bought after the kit lens and still one I use frequently.


6D, 60D, 100L, 24-105L, Sig 150-500, nifty 50, EF-S 60mm, Tam SP70-200 f/2.8 Di VC, Underwater gear T2i in a Watershot housing with Inon S2000 strobes.

  
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Feb 15, 2014 23:42 |  #17

oh nvm i understand now ok haha. im not experienced with using them so im skeptical about buying them.


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Feb 16, 2014 09:11 |  #18

jt_04 wrote in post #16692744 (external link)
oh nvm i understand now ok haha. im not experienced with using them so im skeptical about buying them.

Check out http://strobist.blogsp​ot.com/ (external link), still a good source of information for off-camera flash. With the 60D, it's really easy to get a speedlite off camera and producing good results. The wireless triggering via the pop-up flash works very well for general use - well enough that I sold my Elinchrom Skyport triggers. I use the 430ex II, but if you're leery of spending a lot on a flash gun you could also go with the cheaper Canon 320ex or the Sunpak PZ42X.


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Feb 16, 2014 09:51 |  #19

EOS5DC wrote in post #16690053 (external link)
I get by with the 35 IS and 100 f/2. Actually the 100 f/2 is for sale. My 70-200 covers that range nicely, even if it is one stop slower.

Excellent suggestion. For someone who can't afford the 135mm f2, the 100mm f2 is the next best thing. Excellent portrait lens. Together with the 35mm f2 IS (or if you need something wider, the 28mm 2.8 IS), this is a great combination.




  
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