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What's your favourite two lens combo for the 5D or 1Ds (FF)?

 
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Jun 01, 2009 05:44 |  #16

35L/135L


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Jun 01, 2009 06:02 as a reply to  @ twoshadows's post |  #17

85L/135L/24-105L in that order.


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Jun 01, 2009 06:15 as a reply to  @ EcoRick's post |  #18

My 5d loves its 24-70, and 70-200/f4IS. It also likes knowing that the 17-40 is close by, just in case 24mm is not wide enough.

If limited to a single, walk-around lens, my 5d almost always chooses the 24-70.


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Jun 01, 2009 06:30 |  #19

24-70 2.8L, 70-200 2.8L IS for events.

24-70 2.8L, 50 1.4 for normal walkarounds.

Gunning for a 16-35 2.8L and a 35L for a lighter walkarounds.




  
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Jun 01, 2009 08:24 as a reply to  @ vii_haven's post |  #20

airfrogusmc wrote in post #8025679 (external link)
35L & 85L

*Knowledge* wrote in post #8026846 (external link)
My two lens combo is either the 35L & 85L or the 24-70L & 70-200L.
For some reason I never mix and match, if I'm only taking two lenses with me it's one setup or the other.

twoshadows wrote in post #8027175 (external link)
35L/135L

The 35L & 85L combo looks promising: Great IQ and good range. Same with the 35L & 135L combo.

jasonleehl wrote in post #8026553 (external link)
For walkabouts n street photography, i take the17-40 & 135L

Me too! In my case, I substitute the 16-35L-II for the 17-40L. Same difference.

ed rader wrote in post #8025908 (external link)
for walkaround i use 16-35L II, 24-70L and 70-200L f4 IS. so it depends on where i'm walking around if i have to choose two.

if i have to choose one it's the one in the middle :D.

ed rader

You like the 24-70L? No kidding :D Good to see ya again Ed! I like the 16-35L-II + 70-200/f4-IS combo: Very light and covers a good range!


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Great ideas guys, keep 'em coming! It's good to see what everyone uses for travel & walkaround. Thx!


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Jun 01, 2009 09:20 as a reply to  @ sabesh's post |  #21

I walk around mostly with my brick 24-70 2.8 IS. In Manhattan I see so many people walking around with their prime lenses, or the point and shoots, but I like to be able to zoom into a normal focal lenght and still have a wide angle. Specially when there are so many people walking around and such.

If you are looking for a more diversed set up the 24-70 IS and a 70-200 2.8/f IS or 4/f L will get you so many options.


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Jun 01, 2009 13:55 |  #22

A good deal of the time I put the 35L on one 5D and the 85L on the other and am good to go.




  
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Jun 01, 2009 14:17 |  #23

It was just yesterday that I realized how much I like the 17-40. We had a house full of family gathered together (old aunts and uncles, cousins and kids). The 17-40 really worked like a charm on my 1D MK III with the crowd. And later we got a group picture or 7 out by the pool.

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Jun 01, 2009 15:57 as a reply to  @ MT Stringer's post |  #24

Since I got them 9 months ago my two favorites have been 35L and 135L. Works wonderfully for everything I like to shoot, especially on two 5Ds. Last week I got 50L and love it, and it'll be great when I only bring one lens, but for "two lens occasions" I think I'll still prefer 35 and 135L most of the time. (Although 24 and 50mm is very useful sometimes too.)

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My lenses were
24L
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200 2L
and 2 5Ds

May I ask which ones you used the most? 35L and 85L there as well?


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Jun 01, 2009 17:51 |  #25

My favorite two lenses for the 5D are 35L and 50L, but I usually only take one or the other, not both.

For a two lens combo, I might have to look into the 135L since so many here like the 35 + 135...


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Jun 01, 2009 19:18 |  #26

For me, I carry three lenses:

16-35 II
24-105
70-200 2.8 IS

If I know I won't be long, I take just the 24-105 by itself or the 16-35 and the 24-105.

Any combo of these three, or all three preferably, gets me 90% of the range I want. Eventually, I'll throw a 100-400 into the mix, but it's not really high on my list yet.




  
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Jun 01, 2009 19:48 |  #27

17-40 and 24-105! Those two lenses cover 98% of my needs, unless I want to shoot wildlife - then it's the 100-400 and the 500.




  
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Jun 01, 2009 20:13 |  #28

There are three combos I use:

24-105L and 135L
24-105L and 70-200 f/4 IS
35L and 70-200 f/4 IS


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Jun 02, 2009 05:45 |  #29

I just moved up to a FF Body and can't believe how awesome the 24-105 f/4L IS is. I loved it on my 40D and never thought it could be better, boy was I wrong.

This lens is on the body 90% of the time. The other 10% of the time it is a toss up between my 17-40L and my longer lenses.


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Jun 02, 2009 05:53 |  #30

damnnit wrote in post #8026745 (external link)
I would go with 24-70L and 135L (if you dont want the attention a white lens would get you, if you dont mind then 70-200 F2.8)

This, quite often.

Sometimes, the 16-35 and the 135.
Sometimes, the 50 and the 135.
Really depends on what I'm shooting.

I substitute the 70-200 when I think I will need the zoom flexibility, but I really prefer to carry the 135L when possible, for a variety of reasons.


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