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lens dilemma with the 35L... i want one, should i sell some lenses and buy this?

 
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Nov 24, 2009 23:01 |  #1

ive been wanting a 35L for some time and checking out the pics in the sample section
i mainly shoot portraits, people, and then cars and automotive.

i have a 5d2 with this lens line up so far

-tamron 17-35 2.8-something... i liked using the 10-22 on a crop for automotive pics but the look of wide angle is passing on me i think. havent even used it since i got it

-sigma 28mm 1.8. bought it for cheap and wanted to see how i liked it since it was close to the 35mm. its been on my camera since. i dont like the unreliable focus of sigmas though

-canon 50 1.8. nice and cheap so i have one.

-canon 24-70L. i love it for everyday use. very practical on my 5d2. if i had to take one lens with me anywhere this is it

-canon 135L. my favorite for shallow depth and sharp pics. i use for people and cars.

-canon 70-200 f/4L. i got this just incase i needed the reach. i shoot drifting pics but not as of lately. im thinking my 135 might do ok if i needed to use it

i am thinking about selling some of this to fund a 35L. my first route was this

- sell the 24-70L and get the 35L and maybe an 85 1.8 to fill the gap between the 35L to the 135L. but all i would have is primes in the mid range. would the 35L me good for everyday walk around use? as good as a 24-70?

- next choice would be to sell the 17-35, 28 1.8, and the 70-200... since i havent really touched any of those at all in my bag... but i dont know, one day i might need it and be SOL

everyone that has a 35L on a FF. how much do you like it compared to your other lenses. i love the pics that are produced with them. i love the wide look with depth and separation of the subject




  
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Nov 24, 2009 23:08 |  #2

I find it hard to take it off my 5D2. I twist it, and it just doesn't seem to "release". Sometimes it takes me several minutes trying to put on another lens, so not to miss the shot, I just take it with the 35L. But, then I find when I get home and check out the pics, turns out there was no reason to remove the 35L, since it's that good.

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As for your question, I'd get rid of what you don't use. If you're not using it, sell it. Simple.

Too many of us acquire or hold on to gear for "what if" scenarios. Just get gear you're going to use and then go use it. When you truly run across a scenario where you don't have the gear, then you have an argument, but otherwise you're just fooling yourself.




  
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Nov 24, 2009 23:13 |  #3

Todd Lambert wrote in post #9077512 (external link)
I find it hard to take it off my 5D2. I twist it, and it just doesn't seem to "release". Sometimes it takes me several minutes trying to put on another lens, so not to miss the shot, I just take it with the 35L. But, then I find when I get home and check out the pics, turns out there was no reason to remove the 35L, since it's that good.

;-)a


As for your question, I'd get rid of what you don't use. If you're not using it, sell it. Simple.

Too many of us acquire or hold on to gear for "what if" scenarios. Just get gear you're going to use and then go use it. When you truly run across a scenario where you don't have the gear, then you have an argument, but otherwise you're just fooling yourself.

hmmm

you make a darn good point about the "what ifs" i think that "maybe ill use it one day. but i dont think i ever will...




  
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Nov 24, 2009 23:29 |  #4

booja wrote in post #9077473 (external link)
- next choice would be to sell the 17-35, 28 1.8, and the 70-200... since i havent really touched any of those at all in my bag... but i dont know, one day i might need it and be SOL

everyone that has a 35L on a FF. how much do you like it compared to your other lenses. i love the pics that are produced with them. i love the wide look with depth and separation of the subject

Sell those lenses. You'll find good homes for them.

The 35L was an odd lens for me at first but now I do appreciate the "in between" lens. Its not wide like a 24 and not as tight as a 50mm. You will find you can take beautiful pics with some background aswell.

I would not sell the 24-70L to acquire a 35L.

Every individual has a certain style. I find using a single prime on 1 body can create beautiful IQ. But on the other hand at an event I'd miss out on certain closeup expressions if I was too far away from the subject with the 35L.

The 35L is a great lens. I feel more comfortable using the 35L when I have an 85mm on another body. Lens selection for me is specific to what I am shooting.

Oddly on a full frame I find the 50mm to help less feet shuffling and stepping back I can still achieve "enough" in the viewfinder. But yes there are times I wish I had my 35L on the body.


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Nov 24, 2009 23:37 |  #5

Bought a 24-70L and it was amazing but I ended up returning for a 35L because I'm a prime guy. Haven't looked back since and the 35 has been super glued on.

If you value zoom you might miss the 24-70 but being a prime kinda guy, that wasn't an issue for me. I find zooms to be limiting in the photographic experience. When I'm shooting with a lens on, the only thing I like to think about is my subject and the result I want and with my primes I always get it.

With zooms, I'm constantly zooming in and out without a real vision in mind. I shoot something at 24 than shoot at 105 (had the 24-105 for a longer time period). WIth a prime, I vision what I want to shoot and I do it. It just works for me.

Ok, I realized this wasn't really a prime vs zoom post, but I just had to throw in my two cents since I chose the 35L over the 24-70L

BUT... with your line up, a 24-70L, 35L and 135L seems like an amazing combo. I don't think you'd need anything else. Get rid of that tamron, sigma and 70-200 since you don't use em lol


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Nov 25, 2009 10:07 as a reply to  @ MigsVuitton's post |  #6

sell your sigma,nifty fifty, and 70-200L (since u dont use it that often) to get 35L.
u wont regret with the image quality of 35L, for your portrait work.
and it's better not to sell 2470L, it's very nice on your 5d2 body, can be your walk-around lens.:D


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Nov 25, 2009 10:24 |  #7

Thanks for the input everyone.

There's a local trying to sell a 35l for 1200. I'm gonna try to pick it up if he still has it




  
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Nov 25, 2009 10:32 |  #8

booja wrote in post #9079805 (external link)
Thanks for the input everyone.

There's a local trying to sell a 35l for 1200. I'm gonna try to pick it up if he still has it


good for u, then!


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Nov 25, 2009 14:26 |  #9

I'd sell the Tamron, the Sigma, and the Canon 50.


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Nov 25, 2009 14:50 |  #10

I think the 35 L + 135 L for primes along with a general purpose zoom like the 24-105 makes sense and would make a pretty solid kit for FF.


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Nov 25, 2009 15:26 |  #11

Sell what you don't use. Selling the tamron makes sense. If you want, sell the 24-70 as well. The 35l is an amazing lens. It's lighter, sharper and faster in every way compared to the 24-70. The problem is, we lack that versalitily. If I was faced with the decision of what to sell, I'd sell the 24-70. I'd never let go of my 35l. It's precious to me. I love making videos
with it. It's fantastic! A lot of people say that using the 24-70 for video is fantastic but I disagree. I don't find it that great I think it's due to the fact that I am an l snob


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Nov 25, 2009 16:24 |  #12

LOL @ Marloon... I got rid of my 24-105 which I somewhat regret, since it was great for video (IS is great) and it's the best one-lens carry there is.

However, I too am becoming snobbish, I tend to lean more towards my primes for everything now. I only seem to pull a zoom when I know I will truly need it.




  
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Nov 25, 2009 16:53 |  #13

Tell the sigmama and get the 35L, you won't regret it.




  
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Nov 25, 2009 17:02 |  #14

jrscls wrote in post #9081375 (external link)
I think the 35 L + 135 L for primes along with a general purpose zoom like the 24-105 makes sense and would make a pretty solid kit for FF.

I agree - for obvious reasons LOL.

I've been wanting to replace my 24-105L with 85L though, and adding a 17-40L instead since I haven't used it ever since I got my 35L.

35L CAN be used as a walk around lens. I do that every day, and I don't think I can leave that unless a 35L II comes out.


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Nov 26, 2009 01:23 |  #15

here's a video of my girlfriend's birthday using the 5dmkII + 35L only. There was no color correction, there was just clip edits done in premier.

Click here for the HD Youtube Video! (external link)- p.s. her friends like to dance and stuff.


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