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My lens lineup for ef-s ... complete.

 
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Jul 30, 2014 06:03 |  #1

With the arrival of a new member of the family, I now have my ideal lens line-up for the most lightweight dslr out there (100D or SL1)

- UWA : Canon EF-S 10-18 IS STM
- Zoom for everyday : Canon EF-S 18-135 IS STM
- Prime : Canon EF 50 1.8II
- Telephoto : Tamron 70-300 VC USD.

I'm covered from 10 to 300mm with lightweight lenses (the Tamron is the most heavy but still light in comparison with other -expensive- options, and with a fast lens that works very well for the use I'm doing.

Just wanted to share this with all the POTN community and have some toughts about it ;)


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Jul 30, 2014 06:54 |  #2

I mainly use the 18-50mm range (APS-C). Given the overlap of your 18-135 and 70-xxx, im be tempted to get a ~18-50mm f/2.8 lens; Canon, Tamron and Sigma all make one.

This may lead to a small weight increase (~140g at worst for Canon EF-S 17-55mm f/2.8 IS USM), but with MUCH better glass.

Also, I have an EOS-M, that I take everywhere for photos of life and holidays, supplemented by my iPhone. I cannot be bother carry my SLR around when these camera perform so admirably.

I wanted my SLR setup to be the best it can; I have accepted that I am happy with super heavy lenses.


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Jul 30, 2014 06:56 |  #3

You should have one prime for indoors shooting/general lowlight as well IMO, like SIGMA 30, or CANON 35.
50mm is too long for indoors and as a general low light prime a lot of times on crop. Just my opinion :)


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Jul 30, 2014 07:56 |  #4

Good selection for APS-C it does give a full focal range. The comment about a fast prime is good as well. On my FF I have a 50/1.4 and 85/1.8 that both work very well in low light. On APS-C the 50 would replace the 85. A fast 24 or 28 would likely fit in well with your list to accommodate low light situations.

THEN I would say STOP, STOP. Time to kill the GAS (Gear Acquisition Syndrome) and learn how to enjoy and use what you have :)


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Jul 30, 2014 09:23 |  #5

I have. 10-18, 17-55 and 70-200. I don't ever miss the 55-70 range, and the iq of the 17-55 is much better than the 18-135, however it is likely much bigger and heavier




  
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Jul 30, 2014 09:58 |  #6

I'll agree with some of the others here that if you generally take the whole kit, consider replacing the 18-135 with the 17-55. However, that's ONLY if you always take everything. I generally carry one lens on the camera and one off, generally a prime and a zoom. I'm a big fan of the 18-135 STM for it's convenience factor.

I do have to ask, why no love for the 40 f/2.8? For an ultra light kit, especially with the SL1, I figured it would be in it.




  
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Jul 30, 2014 10:25 |  #7

Time to get a flash


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Jul 30, 2014 10:29 |  #8

510storm wrote in post #17065806 (external link)
I have. 10-18, 17-55 and 70-200. I don't ever miss the 55-70 range, and the iq of the 17-55 is much better than the 18-135, however it is likely much bigger and heavier

Is this from personal experience with the 18-135 or the 18-135 STM?

Other than the 2.8 of the 17-55, I found the lenses to be about the same and some actually give a little advantage to the 18-135 STM.




  
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Jul 30, 2014 13:10 |  #9

DreDaze wrote in post #17065943 (external link)
Time to get a flash

Word :)


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Jul 30, 2014 13:21 |  #10

DreDaze wrote in post #17065943 (external link)
Time to get a flash

I have two already :p
The YN500EX (TTL) and the YN460 (Manual)

vengence wrote in post #17065888 (external link)
I'll agree with some of the others here that if you generally take the whole kit, consider replacing the 18-135 with the 17-55. However, that's ONLY if you always take everything. I generally carry one lens on the camera and one off, generally a prime and a zoom. I'm a big fan of the 18-135 STM for it's convenience factor.

I do have to ask, why no love for the 40 f/2.8? For an ultra light kit, especially with the SL1, I figured it would be in it.

As you may think, I don't generally take the whole kit... when going out with no specific purpose I take the 18-135 allways with me, and nothing more.
As for the 40 f/2.8 It's been a long time I'm thinking of replacing the 50 for this one, specially as I'm using it for street photography.

Hermelin wrote in post #17065568 (external link)
You should have one prime for indoors shooting/general lowlight as well IMO, like SIGMA 30, or CANON 35.
50mm is too long for indoors and as a general low light prime a lot of times on crop. Just my opinion :)

I don't really many indoors, so I don't have the urge to have a wide prime at this moment

Lumens wrote in post #17065646 (external link)
Good selection for APS-C it does give a full focal range. The comment about a fast prime is good as well. On my FF I have a 50/1.4 and 85/1.8 that both work very well in low light. On APS-C the 50 would replace the 85. A fast 24 or 28 would likely fit in well with your list to accommodate low light situations.

THEN I would say STOP, STOP. Time to kill the GAS (Gear Acquisition Syndrome) and learn how to enjoy and use what you have :)

sure! I'm already enjoying lot my gear, not dreaming for L glasses or whatsoever :p


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Jul 30, 2014 14:12 |  #11
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If I were buying an apsc setup today, I'd get: 10-18, 15-85, 55-250 II, 35 IS, 60 2.8.


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Jul 30, 2014 21:19 |  #12

I'm shooting for 10-18, 15-85, 70-200


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Jul 30, 2014 22:10 |  #13
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LudaChris wrote in post #17067157 (external link)
I'm shooting for 10-18, 15-85, 70-200

Nice coverage. Do you have any interest in fast primes? I'd really love a 24L II.


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Jul 30, 2014 22:38 |  #14

Heya,

Depends on how you approach it.

I have several APS-C cameras and a full frame. My zooms are on the extreme ends, ultrawide (11mm) and telephoto (600mm). Everything in the middle is a prime. I don't need zooms to cover focal ranges. I'm either shooting 35mm or 85mm usually. Sometimes I use a 40mm and/or 50mm depending on need.

It really depends on what you shoot. Personally I do not compromise mid-range focal length zooms for their aperture. Shooting at F5.6 or even more narrow is not my cup of tea at 85mm~135mm, APS-C or not. I'll shoot F8 from 600mm. And at ultrawide to wide, I'm ok stopping down to F8, F11, F16, etc. But from 28mm to 85mm, I don't want anything less than F2 as an option.

I have EOS-M instead of SL1 for my `small' interchangeable APS-C. I also have the 650D and XSi. But I use them for different things. The EOS-M is my travel/every day quick compact. And I only need one lens on it, the 22mm F2. No other lens needed at all. I do anything from landscape to portrait with it. And that's all I need from a compact.

If I were building an APS-C `light weight' setup right now from the ground up that had a viewfinder, I'd probably be doing this:

SL1
EF 28mm F1.8 (every day use, for every thing)
EF 40mm F2.8 (for travel/out and about when you want lowest profile possible; it's cheap)
EF 85mm F1.8 (specific for outdoor portrait and sports)
Yongnuo 568EX II with YN622's

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Jul 30, 2014 22:49 |  #15

GeoKras1989 wrote in post #17067244 (external link)
Nice coverage. Do you have any interest in fast primes? I'd really love a 24L II.

I saved up and bought the 24L II when I had my T4i
Best decision I made, it replaced my 17-55mm zoom as my walkaround.
Go for it, it is worth every penny.


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