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Best walk around prime on a 5D-2? Need your advice guys..

 
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Mar 16, 2010 20:38 |  #1

Hey guys. Im just tired of walking around with my 24-70L everywhere and stops me from wanting to take the camera everywhere i go.

I want to buy an L prime which will come everywhere with me, and stay on my camera as my walk around lens when i want to go light.

So what would u guys recommend as a good FL for a prime on a 5D-2 for multipurpose use??

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Mar 16, 2010 20:46 |  #2

I love 50mm for almost everything. Use your nifty-fifty and if you find yourself loving that focal length like I do, think about buying the 50L or the 1.4.


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Mar 16, 2010 20:48 |  #3

35L would be a great walk around lens...


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Mar 16, 2010 20:50 |  #4

I am in the same boat. The 24-70 is a great lens but it's like having a brick hanging off the front of the camera. The 24 MKII is too wide for most walk around shooting. The 50? Not wide enough. I'm thinking the 35 1.4 L.


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Mar 16, 2010 20:54 |  #5

I walk around with two primes.

:) But I just picked up a 35mm (F2, hey it was $200) and I like that focal length quite abit.




  
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Mar 16, 2010 21:09 as a reply to  @ jdang307's post |  #6

35L


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Mar 16, 2010 21:11 as a reply to  @ jdang307's post |  #7

I use my 24-105mm f/4L IS. I think its a great walkaround lens.


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Mar 16, 2010 21:14 as a reply to  @ davebmck's post |  #8

I'm with davebmck, the 24-105 is a great walk around lens. Just got back from a shoot--I took my 24-70, my 70-200 and my 24-105. Best shot of the day: 24-105. I like the added reach. Of course, I tend to like shots that are tighter, so that's a personal preference. But if I had to choose a walk-around prime, I couldn't choose anything wider than a 50mm for my style.


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Mar 16, 2010 21:28 |  #9

35L or 24-105 for me.


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Mar 16, 2010 21:31 |  #10

That new Voigtlander 40/2 pancake looks pretty cool.


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Mar 16, 2010 21:34 |  #11

35L never comes off mine. It rocks.




  
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Mar 16, 2010 21:39 |  #12

You've only got a few options, namely the 24L, 35L or 50L. Put your 24-70L at those focal lengths and then decide which you would prefer to have f/1.4 or f/1.2 at and there's your decision made. On full frame, it'd be tough for me to decide between the 35L or 50L. I think I'd go for the 35L in the end, though.




  
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Mar 16, 2010 21:40 |  #13

35L or 50L.


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Mar 16, 2010 21:40 |  #14

Todd Lambert wrote in post #9811617 (external link)
35L never comes off mine. It rocks.

Your gear list picture CLEARLY shows it dismounted from the camera.... :)

OP, have you considered a smaller zoom? 28-135, 24-85, 28-75 f2.8, etc.


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Mar 16, 2010 21:47 |  #15

LOL!

My 35L never comes off mine*

*(except for gear shots and periodic cleaning)




  
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