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A 2-3 lens kit for Canon 5D3

 
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Sep 25, 2014 09:53 |  #16

shocolite wrote in post #17176613 (external link)
I'd suggest the 70-200F4 IS and the 17-40 f4. (yea, the newer 16-35F4 has better IQ but the 17-40 is readily available second hand at good prices).

You already have the 50 f1.8ii.

The above is good 3 lens setup.

Stole the words out of my mouth Shocolite.

17-40 L for the Wide Angle and the 70-200 f/4 L IS. Image Stabilization in that range really comes in handy. It also stabilizes in the View Finder to achieve critical focus faster and more reliable.


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Sep 25, 2014 10:57 |  #17

I know you said not to recommend the 16-35 f4 IS, but I'm going to anyway. For a hiking/family/general photography setup, a 16-35 f4 IS (new) and a 70-300L (used $1050) will give you so much flexibility for your budget. Add a faster prime when you've saved a bit more - I'd rather cover all focal lengths first, then worry about covering all apertures.


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Sep 25, 2014 10:59 |  #18

I'd probably just get a 24-105L and a 70-200 F4 IS L and call it a day. Going used, you could probably even squeeze a fast prime or a 17-40L in there and stay under budget.


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Sep 25, 2014 11:07 |  #19

tkbslc wrote in post #17176996 (external link)
I'd probably just get a 24-105L and a 70-200 F4 IS L and call it a day. Going used, you could probably even squeeze a fast prime or a 17-40L in there and stay under budget.


Hey you edited your post. LOL I agree with your first Tamron 24-70 and 70-200 recommendations.

That's in her budget for used and that would be my choice as well. She could also sneak an 85 1.8 in there and still be at her $2200 budget..


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Sep 25, 2014 11:39 |  #20

Sorrry about the slow response - i like the 70-200 f4 over the f2.8 due to its lower weight. I just know that I would find the 2.8 heavy for lugging around. I also feel that ISO capability nowadays is so much better that the difference between f2.8 and f4.0 is minimal.


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Sep 25, 2014 13:10 |  #21

I'de get the 70-200 tamron before any other canon version if budget is limited. Optics are right up there with the 70-200mk2, and you really need stabilization with this focal range.

along with the 16-35mm F4, and a nifty fifty to round it out. A little over budget, but a well rounded kit.


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Sep 25, 2014 14:04 |  #22

shocolite wrote in post #17177103 (external link)
I also feel that ISO capability nowadays is so much better that the difference between f2.8 and f4.0 is minimal.

The difference is and always has been 1 stop! :lol:


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Sep 25, 2014 14:06 |  #23

carpenter wrote in post #17177015 (external link)
Hey you edited your post. LOL I agree with your first Tamron 24-70 and 70-200 recommendations.

That's in her budget for used and that would be my choice as well. She could also sneak an 85 1.8 in there and still be at her $2200 budget..

I did edit it because I saw it was for hiking and also the 70-200 VC costs more than I thought.

Tamron 24-70 and 70-200 is a $2800 combo and there is not the used stock that you find with the L lenses. Used 24-105 and 70-200 F4 is more like a $1600 combo on the used market, along with being much lighter.


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Sep 26, 2014 06:21 |  #24

I've decided to get the Canon 70-200 F4L IS and the Sigma 35 F1.4, it will cost me about 1700$. Since it's used I could always sell without loosing a lot of money.

I've never been a fan of zooms, previously owning Canon 24-70 mark I and EF-S 10-22. I'll check next year whether or not I want to get the 16-35, wide-angle prime or something else. Winter is coming and I'll need some money for skies too!




  
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Sep 26, 2014 12:50 |  #25

tkbslc wrote in post #17177355 (external link)
I did edit it because I saw it was for hiking and also the 70-200 VC costs more than I thought.

Tamron 24-70 and 70-200 is a $2800 combo and there is not the used stock that you find with the L lenses. Used 24-105 and 70-200 F4 is more like a $1600 combo on the used market, along with being much lighter.



Not quite as many available as the Canon counterparts, but still not too hard to find. Each lens is around $900 used in great condition. For $1800 it's a pretty nice setup.


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Sep 26, 2014 14:22 |  #26

carpenter wrote in post #17179014 (external link)
Not quite as many available as the Canon counterparts, but still not too hard to find. Each lens is around $900 used in great condition. For $1800 it's a pretty nice setup.

Wow that's horrible resale value! Remind me never to buy a new Tamron! :eek:


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Sep 26, 2014 15:53 |  #27

tkbslc wrote in post #17179183 (external link)
Wow that's horrible resale value! Remind me never to buy a new Tamron! :eek:


This summer the 70-200 was $1299 at Amazon and there was a $100 rebate making it $1199. I see now it's $1500. I don't know if that was a sale over the summer, or if the prices have gone up, but yeah $900 on a $1500 lens is not good resale, but for how good that lens is it's one heck of a buy used.


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Sep 27, 2014 01:41 |  #28

  • Rokinon 14mm
  • Sigma 35mm
  • Sigma 85mm


This easily fits within your budget and it will cover everything you need.

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Sep 29, 2014 05:43 |  #29

The limit is just $2000? Then I would blow the entire budget on just one lens, the 24-70mm Mark II 2.8. It is *that* good. And will do everything you need.


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Sep 29, 2014 06:25 |  #30

24-70
70-200
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