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Changing lens....Sigma 85mm F1.4 vs Canon 135L

 
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Aug 08, 2011 23:09 |  #1

I recently made quite few changes to my lens line up. The new lens were a 70-200L F2.8 IS II and a Sigma 85mm F1.4. I use both full frame and crop bodies.
My shooting varies but I shoot mostly in this order model shoots, portraits, nature, photo journalism and of course family/ pleasure.
To get the Sigma 85 I sold my Canon 135L. I am wondering if others have had to make a similar decision? The 85mm will mostly be used with the full frame.
I loved the 135L but I found it a bit long when doing shoots with models using the full frame. I sold a 50 F1.4 also, it seemed a tad too short. The fullframe is my go to body when doing these types of shoots. To get full body shots and good composition I found myself standing back far enough to where I almost had to yell directions at the model. Or have my assistant relay conversation. Or use body language. I am talking about location shoots with wind and other distracting noises. Maybe my age is showing poor hearing and sight?
I am also considering another change by selling the 16-35L II and getting another canon 10-22 (both fine lens). It would free up a little more cash. That is a tough decision too... in theory I could set up both bodies with lens. One wide and one long. I will probably work with the lens I have now for awhile. When need arises to have both bodies ready set the full frame up with the 16-35L and the crop with the 70-200 or 24-105.
Anyone have any thoughts or ever had a similar experience?


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Aug 08, 2011 23:17 |  #2

I dunno, it sounds like 85 is the money length if 50 was too short and 135 was too long...

Only time and usage will tell, The good thing is lenses dont lose value much so feel free to experiment, if you think theres a better option for you then you should try it!


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