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Jun 21, 2016 17:21 |  #1

I have a 5D mark 3. I mainly shoot portraits and street photography. Some landscapes photography and levitations.
I want to elevate my photos and want to step into weddings one day.
What do you guys think, Sigma 50mm art 1.4 or Canon 24-70 f2.8 ii?




  
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Jun 21, 2016 18:52 |  #2

I had the 24-70 2.8L I in past, it's known as not sharp wide open.
After this I bought the Tamron 24-70 2.8 VC which was way better and very close to the 24-70 2.8L II.

But i'm a bit of a purist/prime-bokeh freak, so I sold them both for the 50 Art, portraits are great, just like you have 3D glasses on :-D
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I even don't have a standardzoom anymore, maybe I rebuy the 35 1.4 Art on top of it (had it in past), but 35 & 50mm are close.


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Jun 21, 2016 20:18 |  #3

Based on what you said... and based on my experience with all of the lenses mentioned I would recommend the 24-70 2.8 II over the prime. Streetscapes and weddings sold me on that thought pattern.


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Jun 21, 2016 20:49 |  #4

what's your priority?

if you want to get noticed with people photography, you should shoot with the very best primes. Once you've got it down, then get a 24-70 for simplicity. To me, it's basically a great group shot lens. Great for landscapes as well.

hard to say, I have the 24-70ii and some variant for a very long time, and hardly use it. I wont sell it either, it's useful at times. Ratio of use is 9:1 in favor of the fast 50. If I had to get rid of one, it would be the 24-70ii, but that's because I have a few 24mm primes :-P

if budget isnt an issue or saving is an option, get both.

if you dont want to spend a lot, get the 24-70/105 f4 + 50 art.


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Jun 21, 2016 21:30 as a reply to  @ Charlie's post |  #5

For me, it is all about capturing the moment. And if I miss it, it would suck so much. But I think portrait and street photog most important, but that could apply to weddings.




  
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Jun 21, 2016 22:02 |  #6

aznkid248 wrote in post #18046417 (external link)
For me, it is all about capturing the moment. And if I miss it, it would suck so much. But I think portrait and street photog most important, but that could apply to weddings.

However your capture it as long as you get it right....


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Jun 21, 2016 23:22 |  #7

aznkid248 wrote in post #18046417 (external link)
For me, it is all about capturing the moment. And if I miss it, it would suck so much. But I think portrait and street photog most important, but that could apply to weddings.

I'm not following, do you think sigma's AF is not up to par or a single focal length too limiting?


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Jun 23, 2016 05:04 as a reply to  @ Charlie's post |  #8

Not saying Sigma's auto focus is poop. I just want a lens that would be quick auto focus to capture the moment. Just having a hard time choosing one.




  
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Jun 23, 2016 06:24 |  #9

Much as I love my 50 Art, I think a 24-70 II would be a better fit for your desire for speed in framing and acquisition.


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Jun 23, 2016 09:35 |  #10

I am curious about levitation photography.


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Jul 03, 2016 20:35 |  #11

lets see the best zoom on the planet with arguably the best range for general purpose and portraits vs a sigma prime. that's a tough one haha :-P


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Jul 03, 2016 21:07 |  #12

You could also think about getting the Tamron 24-70VC and 50Art for close to the same cost as the Canon 24-70II. Personally, if I wasn't already making money on a regular basis with my gear, I'd rather have the two lenses rather than having to choose.


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Jul 04, 2016 04:58 |  #13

If you only have one body then go for the 24-70mm. Gives you a good range and fairly nice bokeh without having to keep switching lenses. I tend to find that I can get more of a story telling feel with wider shots as you can have several things going on in the shot at once. If you use the 50mm then you will get tighter shots which will help to convey emotion more. Hope that helps. T




  
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Jul 04, 2016 09:46 |  #14

asr10user wrote in post #18047814 (external link)
I am curious about levitation photography.

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Jul 05, 2016 05:06 |  #15

asr10user wrote in post #18047814 (external link)
I am curious about levitation photography.

At a guess a non English speaker, using Google Translate. Automatic translation can be very difficult, especially where direct transliteration is not possible. I saw an article about this issue very recently, but I'm not sure where.

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