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Jul 17, 2015 23:12 |  #8701

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The difference in isolation at 35mm (on FF) between f/2.8 and f/4 isn't a big deal to me. F/2? Okay, more differentiation and room for discussion... F/1.4? Now we've got the possibility for a completely unique look in the dSLR world. But f/2.8? Not terribly special in a WA for me. I'd go with the f/4 IS.

Why do you think about this set up: 16-35mm L f/4 for landscape and 135mm L f/2 for portrait,and 50mm f/1.4 for low light,?


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Jul 17, 2015 23:19 as a reply to  @ VaDimZH's post |  #8702

On full frame that's a great combo, throw a fast 50mm in the mix and you're rock solid!


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Jul 17, 2015 23:30 |  #8703

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Why do you think about this set up: 16-35mm L f/4 for landscape and 135mm L f/2 for portrait, ?

Heya,

Depends on you.

Personally, I'd rather have a Tamron 17-35 for landscape/general on the 5Dc, and a Samyang 85 F1.4 (or 100 F2 if you need autofocus) for portrait. Far less expensive, yet essentially as good in quality, to the point that only a pixel peeper or measurement junkie might detect a discernible difference at any large media value (not on web or small print at all), again for a much smaller price point, that points it way more in line with a 5Dc's value (ie, cost).

If someone were to give me the 16-35 F4L IS, I would appreciate it. But I won't buy one because I do not need F4 on a wide lens, and I don't need IS as that lens would virtually always be on a tripod for my uses, which leaves the focal range being the only last real point (sure it's optically quite good, but a lot of lenses are optically great and overlooked just from popularity). The old 17-40 F4L is nearly as good really, it's corners may not be it's strongest point at it's widest focal length, but it's not a new lens either. Mean while, an old Tamron 17-35 is about as good as the 17-40, and costs half. So it's all about what you value the most for your money. Best costs the most. The question just becomes how significantly different something has to be, in order to capture your attention enough to pay the premium for it.

As for the 135L, I personally have passed it up over and over because instead, I like the 200 F2.8L prime. Even better in my book. And if it's too long, I vastly prefer 85mm as my go-to for portrait, because it can function inside and outside very well, while 135 inside can be way too long, and outside requires a lot of working room, and I find if I have the working room for 135mm, then I likely have the working room for 200mm, so I'd rather go longer for the even flatter look it presents.

It's all preference! Try a few things and see what focal lengths really suit you.

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Jul 17, 2015 23:30 |  #8704

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On full frame that's a great combo, throw a fast 50mm in the mix and you're rock solid!

Thanks,yeah forgot to mention 50mm f/1.4 which I have.


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Jul 18, 2015 00:12 |  #8705

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Heya,

Depends on you.

Personally, I'd rather have a Tamron 17-35 for landscape/general on the 5Dc, and a Samyang 85 F1.4 (or 100 F2 if you need autofocus) for portrait. Far less expensive, yet essentially as good in quality, to the point that only a pixel peeper or measurement junkie might detect a discernible difference at any large media value (not on web or small print at all), again for a much smaller price point, that points it way more in line with a 5Dc's value (ie, cost).

If someone were to give me the 16-35 F4L IS, I would appreciate it. But I won't buy one because I do not need F4 on a wide lens, and I don't need IS as that lens would virtually always be on a tripod for my uses, which leaves the focal range being the only last real point (sure it's optically quite good, but a lot of lenses are optically great and overlooked just from popularity). The old 17-40 F4L is nearly as good really, it's corners may not be it's strongest point at it's widest focal length, but it's not a new lens either. Mean while, an old Tamron 17-35 is about as good as the 17-40, and costs half. So it's all about what you value the most for your money. Best costs the most. The question just becomes how significantly different something has to be, in order to capture your attention enough to pay the premium for it.

As for the 135L, I personally have passed it up over and over because instead, I like the 200 F2.8L prime. Even better in my book. And if it's too long, I vastly prefer 85mm as my go-to for portrait, because it can function inside and outside very well, while 135 inside can be way too long, and outside requires a lot of working room, and I find if I have the working room for 135mm, then I likely have the working room for 200mm, so I'd rather go longer for the even flatter look it presents.

It's all preference! Try a few things and see what focal lengths really suit you.

Very best,

Like always very informative! :)
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Jul 18, 2015 07:22 |  #8706

VaDimZH wrote in post #17635223 (external link)
Why do you think about this set up: 16-35mm L f/4 for landscape and 135mm L f/2 for portrait,and 50mm f/1.4 for low light,?

Solid choice on the first 2. I would look at the sigma choices for the 50 if you feel you just must have a 50.




  
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Jul 19, 2015 08:12 |  #8707

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Looking at getting a shutter release, Any cons that i should look for? Any brands better than others?

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Jul 19, 2015 17:44 |  #8708

a quick question, please....

I had not noticed that the time shown by my 5D has AM when it is PM. I went to the menu for the time set and could not find any setting to chose AM versus PM. I know it's there....thanks, Joe




  
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Jul 19, 2015 18:05 as a reply to  @ Reinheim's post |  #8709

Try setting it to the 24 hour clock, adjust the time, amd then switch back




  
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Jul 19, 2015 18:43 as a reply to  @ gonzogolf's post |  #8710

boy, when you don.t use controls for a while, you forget what to do.....I can't even locate the control to go from 12 hour to 24 hour time sequence....Joe




  
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Jul 19, 2015 18:44 as a reply to  @ Reinheim's post |  #8711

I dont have mine handy, it might be in the custom functions




  
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Jul 19, 2015 19:03 as a reply to  @ gonzogolf's post |  #8712

Thanks for your help.....I set it to 24 hour time, and, will just leave it there....again, thanks, Joe




  
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Jul 20, 2015 09:09 |  #8713

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Jul 20, 2015 14:13 |  #8714

Morning.
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Jul 20, 2015 19:17 |  #8715

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Morning.
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