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35L + 135L on FF, Opinions?

 
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Feb 22, 2011 16:57 |  #1

What do you guys think of a 35L + 135L combo on a 5DII? I think I'm getting rid of my Sigma 85 1.4. What are your suggestions? I mainly shoot prtraits indoors but do have times where I shoot outdoors. I was thinking the difference between 35mm and 85mm (50mm difference) is not "that" significant and foot zoom might cover that. What do you guys think?:D

I was considering the 35L and 100L 2.8 macro combo, but I don't think f2.8 is wide enough for me!


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Feb 22, 2011 17:01 |  #2

If those are going to be your only lenses, you're going to miss a lot of shots. The gap between 35-135 is huge. I would think 35 & 85 would be a better combo than 35 & 135. Maybe you should pick up a 70-200 2.8 instead to have both 85 and 135 covered. That's what I did. But I kept my 85.


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Feb 22, 2011 17:07 |  #3

danny819 wrote in post #11894147 (external link)
What do you guys think of a 35L + 135L combo on a 5DII? I think I'm getting rid of my Sigma 85 1.4. What are your suggestions? I mainly shoot prtraits indoors but do have times where I shoot outdoors. I was thinking the difference between 35mm and 85mm (50mm difference) is not "that" significant and foot zoom might cover that. What do you guys think?:D

I was considering the 35L and 100L 2.8 macro combo, but I don't think f2.8 is wide enough for me!

85mm is a more pleasing/flattering FL than 35mm for portraits IMO.

That said, if you don't have another choice for wide, then perhaps the 35mm is necessary.




  
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Feb 22, 2011 17:07 |  #4

I would keep the 35 and 85. The difference in fov from 35-85 is a bigger difference than 85-135. With that being said.. I'd never give up my 135


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Feb 22, 2011 17:18 |  #5

I think you're gonna switch lenses a lot :)
But if you need the aperture, that may work if you don't mind missing some shots for the above reason, or cropping a bit your 35mm shots ;)


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Feb 22, 2011 17:25 |  #6

100 f2 or 100 L pairs nicely with the 35 L for a 2 lens combo.


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Feb 22, 2011 17:26 as a reply to  @ jrscls's post |  #7

Drop a 50 in between and you're set.




  
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Feb 22, 2011 17:29 as a reply to  @ jrscls's post |  #8

i have that combo and LOVE it!! havent had any issue of the long fl of the 135L so far , but i will invest in an 85mm one day. Will probably be the 85 f1.8.. but first i want a UWA ;)


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Feb 22, 2011 17:37 |  #9

You already have a 35mm and 85mm.. and it sounds like you want something longer and faster than f/2.8. You don't have many choices. 100mm f/2, 135mm f/2, 200mm f/2.
I suggest keeping the 85mm and save up for 135mm.

You need something in between 35mm and 135mm.


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Feb 22, 2011 17:44 |  #10

I have the 3 lenses (35, 85, 135) and they all have a role to play. I am mostly using 35 + 85 indoors, 35 + 135 outdoors (35 + 135 + 24-105 is my usual vacation kit) and 135 for events. If you shoot a lot indoors, I would suggest you keep the 85.


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Feb 22, 2011 18:19 |  #11

If I had a 5DMKII I'd go with a 35L/50L/135L combo.




  
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Feb 22, 2011 18:19 |  #12

danny819 wrote in post #11894147 (external link)
What do you guys think of a 35L + 135L combo on a 5DII? I think I'm getting rid of my Sigma 85 1.4. What are your suggestions? I mainly shoot prtraits indoors but do have times where I shoot outdoors. I was thinking the difference between 35mm and 85mm (50mm difference) is not "that" significant and foot zoom might cover that. What do you guys think?:D

I was considering the 35L and 100L 2.8 macro combo, but I don't think f2.8 is wide enough for me!

If you want a faster 100mm, try the 100mm f/2, fast sharp and a great portrait lens. But I have to say that there's something magical about the 135mm f2 on a full frame camera.




  
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Feb 22, 2011 18:24 |  #13

danny819 wrote in post #11894147 (external link)
What do you guys think of a 35L + 135L combo on a 5DII? I think I'm getting rid of my Sigma 85 1.4. What are your suggestions? I mainly shoot prtraits indoors but do have times where I shoot outdoors. I was thinking the difference between 35mm and 85mm (50mm difference) is not "that" significant and foot zoom might cover that. What do you guys think?:D

I'm planning/hoping to get the very same combo, 35L + 135L.

That said, I also have a 100 macro, and I'll probably keep my 50 and 85 (both not Canon L) just in case, at least for a while.

I'd use the 100 macro when I go out into the green, the 135L when it's portrait time, indoors or out, and the 35L for walk-around, landscapes, available-light, and environmental/candid portraits with (much) more than just a head.

Btw, I don't think that foot-zoom is the right name for running around because you don't change the angle of view.




  
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Feb 22, 2011 18:33 |  #14

I had that combo for the longest time. Great combo, but there is a gap there. 135L can be too long at times, especially indoors, outdoors there is no problem. But I sold by 35L to get a 45 ts-e and maybe an 85L or a Sigma 85 1.4. I'm still not sure what I'm gonna do with my trusty 135L. Maybe just keep it.


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Feb 22, 2011 19:03 as a reply to  @ SubliM3's post |  #15

35 & 85
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50 & 135




  
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