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Help me pick, 24L, 35L or 16-35L

 
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Mar 11, 2010 15:12 |  #1

I need something wider than I have for landscapes AND people in the pics too.

Which ones would you buy and why? :D


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Mar 11, 2010 15:52 |  #2

24L is an amazing piece of glass. Although, looking at you gear, get the 24-70. It would fit in AMAZINGLY well with what you've already got.

I bet you wouldn't take it off your camera!

24 is pretty wide on full frame.


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Mar 11, 2010 16:03 |  #3

plasticmotif wrote in post #9776744 (external link)
24L is an amazing piece of glass. Although, looking at you gear, get the 24-70. It would fit in AMAZINGLY well with what you've already got.

I bet you wouldn't take it off your camera!

24 is pretty wide on full frame.

thanks for the reply.

I had rented the 24-70 before and it was a blah sort of lens (IMHO) so I'm not really thinking about that at the moment.

Also it's easier to MA a prime vs a zoom hence leaning towards primes (besides the 1.4 of course the zoom doesn't have)


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Mar 11, 2010 16:03 as a reply to  @ plasticmotif's post |  #4

+1 for the 24-70L. A good range of focal lengths. Then you can decide if you want wider or faster ;)




  
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Mar 11, 2010 16:04 as a reply to  @ egordon99's post |  #5

hmmm, in that case, I'd go for the 35L. 24 is pretty wide for your only lens wider than 85mm.




  
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Mar 11, 2010 16:13 |  #6

Absolutely Fabulous wrote in post #9776814 (external link)
thanks for the reply.

I had rented the 24-70 before and it was a blah sort of lens (IMHO) so I'm not really thinking about that at the moment.

Also it's easier to MA a prime vs a zoom hence leaning towards primes (besides the 1.4 of course the zoom doesn't have)

I've never MA'd a lens before, just saying.

Also, If the 24-70 isn't your thing(although it's a phenomenal lens!) I'd get the 24L and a 35/2 OR 24/2.8 and a 35L. Having a gap between 24 85 would be odd(for me).


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Mar 11, 2010 16:16 |  #7

Actually no, scratch that. The 24/2.8 and 20/2.8 are pretty terrible on full frame.


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Mar 11, 2010 16:18 |  #8

35L some thing about that lens is just great!


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Mar 11, 2010 17:27 |  #9

I think you'll get a bunch of 24L and 35L recommendations. The 24L II is an excellent lens. Very good for landscapes or people in constrained places. I wouldn't use it for close portraits though, but it's great for lets say parties or kids playing in the house. It will give you a completely different look than what a normal lens (35-50mm) would give you. The 35L is probably more universal for every day shooting, but may not be wide enough for landscape - depending on what kind of landscape you do, some people use 400mm :) I personally bought the 24L II and will add 35L II when it gets updated in the future (whenever that may be), until then I'll get by with what I have.


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Mar 11, 2010 18:02 |  #10

35L. that gives you the best setup ever!


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Mar 11, 2010 18:03 as a reply to  @ charl1e's post |  #11

5DII 35L for sure.




  
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Mar 11, 2010 18:07 |  #12

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5DII 35L for sure.

Absolutely. I just loved that lens on my 5D. It was a little wide for some stuff, but good for landscapes. 50 1.4 was always my walkaround on my 5D.


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Mar 11, 2010 18:09 |  #13

Id get a 24mm f1.4l ii. That lens is beautiful! And when the 35l gets upgraded, get the mark ii of that one. I'm sure that it'll be great!


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Mar 11, 2010 18:47 |  #14

16-35, then a 50L, then a 70-200, and you are set for life


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Mar 11, 2010 20:49 |  #15

For landscapes I much prefer a zoom over a prime. Most times you are stopped way down where the performance is excellent no matter what lens you use. I use my 17-40 and my 24-105 for landscapes.

For people? Sigma 50 1.4, 100 f/2 and my newly acquired 135L.


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