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Dec 07, 2011 18:06 |  #1

I have been shooting weddings, events and portraits for about a year and 6 months now. I have used the 50L, 17-40L, tamron 28-75, 85 1.8, and a few others in between.

I must say, performance wise the 24-70 2.8L was way above the rest on this last shoot. It nailed focus every time, and the IQ is outstanding.

Now I must decide whether to sell the all my other lenses in the focal range, or keep some.

reasons to keep:
50L because it gives you that certain unexplained cool look. Plus I could take pictures in pitch black darkness with that thing.

17-40mm because the 17mm. I do have a fisheye if I need to go wider though.

Tamron will be sold. 85mm 1.8 is my least used lens, and I just bought a 70-200 f4IS

Thoughts? What would PTON do?
Debating on selling almost everything and getting the 85L.

Edit:I use a 5D MKii




  
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Dec 07, 2011 18:22 |  #2

Just curious, but if the 85 1.8, which is a pretty good lens, is your least used... why would you then spend nearly 2k on a more fancy 85mm?


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Dec 07, 2011 18:35 |  #3

the brick never impress me as much as the primes do.


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Dec 07, 2011 18:41 |  #4

tb1891 wrote in post #13510606 (external link)
Just curious, but if the 85 1.8, which is a pretty good lens, is your least used... why would you then spend nearly 2k on a more fancy 85mm?

Great question. I would buy the 85l because to me it has the look that the 50l does. The only reason i dont use the 85 1.8 is because the i preffer the 50l over it.




  
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Dec 07, 2011 18:52 |  #5

Going from 50L to 85L I can say either way you will not go wrong. They are both great lenses with their own pro and cons. I love the 85L that front element is just dead sexy


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Dec 07, 2011 18:57 |  #6

Yeah my brick seems to never miss. Its so sharp wide open. It so hard to choose between the Sigma 50mm f/1.4 and the brick when I need the focal length... i end up going bakc and fourth between the two... Now the sigma 70-200mm f/2.8 OS that is one amazingly sharp lens, also great to walk around with on the 5D




  
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Dec 07, 2011 19:37 |  #7

calvinjhfeng wrote in post #13510669 (external link)
the brick never impress me as much as the primes do.

+1

I sold the 24-70 and I wouldn't trade my primes to go back.




  
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Dec 07, 2011 19:43 |  #8

I picked up the 24-70L few months ago and used it on a wedding last month.

I have to agree with you. I'm in the process of selling my 17-40L because of the 24-70L. I also sold my 24mm f/2.8 because I no longer need that lens. I am not a big fan of the 24-70L but I like the result when shooting wedding.




  
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Dec 07, 2011 19:55 |  #9

I'm kind of in the same boat...I'd sell the other stuff and purchase a 35L or 35mm f/s, you can shoot 70-80 percent of a wedding with that lens!




  
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Dec 07, 2011 20:56 |  #10

calvinjhfeng wrote in post #13510669 (external link)
the brick never impress me as much as the primes do.

Agreed. It's great if you need the flexibility, but as far as IQ go, it's not close. IMO though.


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Dec 07, 2011 20:59 |  #11
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jp129 wrote in post #13511219 (external link)
Agreed. It's great if you need the flexibility, but as far as IQ go, it's not close. IMO though.

+100

I refuse to use most zoom compared to any of my primes. IQ is nowhere near imo.


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Dec 07, 2011 21:19 |  #12
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The IQ is OK at best. Canon needs to refresh this in a similar manner to the 70-200 II which is actually a ridiculous lens in and of itself.


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Dec 07, 2011 23:11 |  #13

I am happy with the 24-70mm, I think the lens is pretty sharp, even wide open.


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Dec 07, 2011 23:14 |  #14

I find it hilarious how people are telling the OP his lens is clearly not as good as the primes he prefers it over.

Alright OP, to actually answer your question, I would sell the 85 1.8 and the Tamron AND the 70-200 f4 IS and just get the 70-200 f2.8 IS II :D


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Dec 07, 2011 23:49 as a reply to  @ themadman's post |  #15

^I agree. If you were impressed by the Brick, the 70-200 2.8 IS II will be a fantastic upgrade. Far more versatile than an 85L too.

I'd also suggest possibly parting with the 50L and getting the Canon/Sigma 1.4 as I don't feel the IQ improvements are justified by the huge jump in price. Maybe use those savings to buy something else? Perhaps sell the 17-40 as well and pick up a 16-35.


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