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biggcstylez
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Jul 22, 2011 12:41 |  #1

Seriously considering ditching my 17-40 f4L and 70-200 f4L to get a 135mm f2L and a battery grip for my 5D Mark II. Thoughts on that?

I dont really shoot extra wide besides novelty and feel now that i went FF and got the 24-70 f2.8 there is a lot of overlap between the 17-40 and the 24-70. I mainly shoot portraits, very rarely landscapes, but it is possible.


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Jul 22, 2011 12:56 |  #2

Sounds like a win for you - go for it.




  
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Jul 22, 2011 13:04 as a reply to  @ svarley's post |  #3

....I can find a good home for that 17-40L.....;)


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Jul 22, 2011 13:06 |  #4

biggcstylez wrote in post #12805005 (external link)
Seriously considering ditching my 17-40 f4L and 70-200 f4L to get a 135mm f2L and a battery grip for my 5D Mark II. Thoughts on that?

I dont really shoot extra wide besides novelty and feel now that i went FF and got the 24-70 f2.8 there is a lot of overlap between the 17-40 and the 24-70. I mainly shoot portraits, very rarely landscapes, but it is possible.

Set your 70-200 at 135 and shoot for a while. If that works for you then definitely go for it! :)



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Jul 22, 2011 13:54 |  #5

Do you find you're swapping batteries often?

I think the lens swap is a good idea, that 135 is very nice.




  
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biggcstylez
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Jul 22, 2011 14:09 |  #6

rick_reno wrote in post #12805360 (external link)
Do you find you're swapping batteries often?

I think the lens swap is a good idea, that 135 is very nice.

Not swapping batteries often, but shoot portrait a lot and the vertical shutter is a big plus. Also helps balance out the weight of the 24-70 on the 5D Mark II. The second battery is just a plus.


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