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Mar 13, 2015 00:24 |  #1

Hello everyone!

I was wondering if I got get some opinions on what I should do for my next lens purchase. I currently shoot a 5dc with a 50mm 1.4 and am on the fence on two choices

24-70 2.8 mark i & 70-200mm f4
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70-200mm 2.8 IS Mark ii

I primarily would use it to shoot photos of my family, but in a few months will be a second shooter for weddings.

Please let me know your thoughts and which route you would go. Any advice would help! Thank you in advance! :)




  
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Mar 13, 2015 02:08 |  #2
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Neither. 24mm f/1.4L II, or wait for the Sigma version.

or

135 f/2.


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Mar 13, 2015 05:29 |  #3

Pkang414 wrote in post #17472694 (external link)
Hello everyone!

I was wondering if I got get some opinions on what I should do for my next lens purchase. I currently shoot a 5dc with a 50mm 1.4 and am on the fence on two choices

24-70 2.8 mark i & 70-200mm f4
Or
24-70mm 2.8 IS Mark ii

I primarily would use it to shoot photos of my family, but in a few months will be a second shooter for weddings.

Please let me know your thoughts and which route you would go. Any advice would help! Thank you in advance! :)

Heya,

I'd take the 24-70 MKI and 70-200 F4L as a package over the 24-70 MKII near any day, if you didn't already have those. The MKII is a phenomenal lens, but really, the MKI is still a very good lens and it will be more than enough on a 5D classic.

In a few months, get another 5Dc to add to this. So that you have two bodies, one with each of those two lenses. Good to go.

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Mar 13, 2015 06:13 |  #4

I disagree By virtue of my copy of the 24-70Mk1 was only good (probably my most disappointing Canon lens) . No better than the 17-55 2.8 or the 15-85 USM The Mk2 on the other hand is AMAZING




  
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Mar 13, 2015 07:26 |  #5

Sorry yall! I had a typo. Instead of the 24-70ii. I meant 70-200ii. So...

24-70 2.8i and 70-200 f4
Or
70-200 2.8ii

I appreciate those who have already responded! :)




  
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Mar 13, 2015 08:12 |  #6

5dc with 24-70 Mk I, 50 f/1.4, and 135 f/2.0.

70-200 Mk II produces some wonderful files, however its a lot to carry around just for just family shots.

I agree with second body, especially if you are going to do weddings, but I would go with a 50d. Same battery, MFA, better AF/FPS, and crop factor gives different look to your lenses.


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Mar 13, 2015 08:16 as a reply to  @ lilkngster's post |  #7

I've considered the 24-70i with the 135 f2...Was wondering if the zoom of the 70-200 would be beneficial to a toddler that's running around :P




  
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Mar 13, 2015 08:44 |  #8
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gqllc007 wrote in post #17472892 (external link)
I disagree By virtue of my copy of the 24-70Mk1 was only good (probably my most disappointing Canon lens) . No better than the 17-55 2.8 or the 15-85 USM The Mk2 on the other hand is AMAZING

This post confuses me. You seem to be denigrating the 24-70 v1. Then you claim it is equal in performance to two of Canon's most respected, and widely sold lenses. Much like saying your new Lamborghini is inferior to your old Ferrari. Most folks won't follow your logic.


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Mar 13, 2015 09:04 |  #9

Pkang414 wrote in post #17472986 (external link)
Was wondering if the zoom of the 70-200 would be beneficial to a toddler that's running around :P


Sure, having a zoom with IS convenient and beneficial, but having a lens that goes to f/2.0 also has its benefits, you just have to decide which is more important for you.

Speaking for myself, in general, the 135mm sees much more action than the 70-200mkII on the 5dc, especially when it comes to generic family shots, and usually paired with a 24-105 and an off camera flash as needed. Kids running around, I would much rather use a 50d + 24-70, for not only the improved AF, especially the noncenter points which are sensitive to f/2.8, but also the higher fps. This also gives me a more flexible range, i.e. I can get them close and far (cropping) compared to more medium and far with a 70-200.


In re: to people with "bad" copies of the 24-70 mkI. http://www.lensrentals​.com …0/the-limits-of-variation (external link). I have to agree with his findings, with my sample of 1, and had it and my 50 f/1.4 calibrated with my 5dc, both of which still need MFA on a 50d and 1d3.


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Mar 13, 2015 09:09 |  #10

Just a quick question. When people say 5dc, does it mean the 5d Mark I? Does the c stand for classic?


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Mar 13, 2015 09:12 as a reply to  @ ChibiM's post |  #11

Yep, technically its 5d, 5dmkII, 5dmkIII. I guess the 5dc makes it clear that is the first version as opposed to the family name of 5d, especially here on POTN


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Mar 13, 2015 09:20 as a reply to  @ ChibiM's post |  #12

Hi. I always thought that it was in reference to the 5d Classic :)




  
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Mar 13, 2015 09:25 |  #13

Thanks for everyone's comments! Its tough for me to decide especially because the 70-200ii is around $1800ish used. I appreciate and value everyone's thoughts!

Keep them coming! :)




  
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Mar 13, 2015 11:17 |  #14

lilkngster wrote in post #17473073 (external link)
Yep, technically its 5d, 5dmkII, 5dmkIII. I guess the 5dc makes it clear that is the first version as opposed to the family name of 5d, especially here on POTN

Thanks!


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Mar 13, 2015 17:08 |  #15

GeoKras1989 wrote in post #17473035 (external link)
This post confuses me. You seem to be denigrating the 24-70 v1. Then you claim it is equal in performance to two of Canon's most respected, and widely sold lenses. Much like saying your new Lamborghini is inferior to your old Ferrari. Most folks won't follow your logic.

Yes I meant to say that it is not better or even equal...I had to leave early and could not edit my post in time! LOL For a lens that was very expensive when it came out it certainly did not deliver on performance. I sold that lens but kept the other two because they were far superior...I won't edit my post or neither one of our replies will make much sense.




  
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