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Ferrari_Alex
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Oct 22, 2009 03:49 |  #1

Hello all,
I am currently shooting with 40D and Tamron 17-50 F/2.8 + Canon 70-200 F/4 IS.
I am planning to go to FF soon and I wanted to understand what is going to be the best set up for Landscape and Portraits.
I will probably go to 5D MKII and will keep 70-200 F/4 IS as this lens is a killer!
I will sell Tamron and planning to replace it with either 24-70 F/2.8 or 24-105 F/4 and most likely will go for 24-105 as they are selling it as a kit lens with 5D MKII. Besides, I like IS.
Will it be enough or will I need another lens for Landscape and another prime for portrait?
What is the ideal set up?
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Oct 22, 2009 04:03 |  #2

SIgma 12-24mm is designed for FF camera, of you can do Canon 16-35mm


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Oct 22, 2009 04:59 |  #3

For portrait, you may need another fast prime: f/4 is not enough for good isolation and nice bokeh. 135L or 85 1.8 would be good options (or 85L if you can afford it).

For landscape, 24 is wider on a FF than your 17-50 on a crop and if you are happy with the 17-50, any 24-xxx should be just fine on FF.




  
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Oct 22, 2009 05:38 as a reply to  @ majipoor's post |  #4

The best choice for portraits on a FF, would be the 135mm 2.0. This is a killer combination. If you really insist on something shorter, the the 100mm 2.0 is the second best choice.




  
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Oct 22, 2009 09:18 |  #5

Your choices will depend on your budget and personal taste. For absolute IQ primes are the way to go. Some people prefer the versatility of zooms. For landscapes, the 17-40 is mentioned often but I also hear a lot of complaints about corner sharpness and from what I have seen I would have to agree. There is also the 16-35 and of course the 24-70 which is also excellent for portraits. Your FL for primes may depend on what kind of portraits you are doing. Group shots? Head shots? Full body? Space you have to work with and how you use the lens may help determine what you choose. 85 1.8 and 135 as already mentioned are two excellent primes and used a lot for portraits. Also the 50mm is another popular choice. In zooms I see 24-70 and 70-200 2.8 thrown around a lot. ot sure how the f4 version bokeh is being a f4. In primes for landscape, there is the 24mm 1.4 mkII or you could use a tilt-shift and get the 24 TSE II or a 17 TSE II but they are manual focus only, very expensive and the 17 does not take filters and the bulging lens makes some nervous to take out in the field for landscape work.


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Oct 23, 2009 15:57 |  #6

majipoor wrote in post #8871223 (external link)
For portrait, you may need another fast prime: f/4 is not enough for good isolation and nice bokeh.

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Oct 23, 2009 16:35 |  #7

Start out with the 24-105 and go from there. Keep in mind that at the same field of view, that f4 on full frame is going to have the same DOF as f2.5 on the crop body. My favorite outdoor portrait lens right now is the 70-200 f2.8 IS.


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Oct 23, 2009 16:47 |  #8

The 17-40 is a wonderful landscape lens when stopped down a bit. Of course you aren't going to shoot landscape @ f/4 anyway. I really like the 2.8 of the 24-70 though.
I've got the 17-40, 24-70 and 70-200 2.8 IS. Hard to beat that lineup unless it is with the 16-35 2.8.


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majipoor
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Oct 23, 2009 18:26 |  #9

Mark-B wrote in post #8881571 (external link)
70-200 @ f/4 on a 5D

70-200 @ f/4 on a 1DII

70-200 @ f/4 on a 20D

Imagine how much better the bokeh would be with a 135L ;)

Seriously, f/4 can produce nice bokeh indeed if your background is really far away, but it will never beat f/2 or f/1.2.




  
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