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Feb 01, 2012 04:46 |  #1

Considering my Canon gear what should I invest in? I have roughly $3k to spend, but I might be able to strech it to $4k.I am planning to upgrade to FF at some point once one comes out that is just like the 5DII but with better AF and swivel screen (if even possible).

After doing some research I'm thinking these packages:
1) 17-55mm ---- 70-200 f/4L IS USM ---- 28mm f/1.8 USM
2) 24-70mm ---- 70-200 f/2.8L USM
3) 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM ---- 28mm f/1.8

I am leaning toward the 24-70mm over the 17-55mm due to me eventually switching to FF even if it may take another two years and it complements my 10-22mm nicely. As much as I'd like IS I'm sure I can do without it while I still have a CROP body because I already use my prime lenses 90% of the time because I don't have that great of zoom lenses other than my UWA range (10-22mm). I think I'd like to stick with EF mounts so once I do switch I wont have to worry about selling any more lenses which is already 4 out of the 6 that I own, I'd rather not make it 5 when that day comes.
One last thing to note: I take pictures on cars, people mainly, for the most part they dont move to fast if at all. I like bokeh and prefer a blurry/creamy background compared to things being in focus. I mainly want a better walk around zoom lens, a better tele-zoom lens, and a prime that is great for indoors (which the 50mm isn't). Also the more weather sealed the better.

If money wasn't an issue I'd want to buy:
24mm f/1.4L II USM (35 f/1.4L USM on FF)
50mm f/1.4 USM
8-15mm f/4L USM
16-35mm f/2.8L II USM
24-70mm f/2.8L USM
70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM


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Feb 01, 2012 05:03 |  #2

4) sigma 17-50 OS, sigma 70-200 OS, sigma 30 1.4?

or in 1), replace 17-55 with 17-50 OS and 28 1.8 with 30 1.4

save yourself some money and get equal or better performance.

Or if you want FF compatible, then:
24-70, sigma 70-200 OS


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Feb 01, 2012 05:08 |  #3

Octowl wrote in post #13805292 (external link)
Considering my Canon gear what should I invest in? I have roughly $3k to spend, but I might be able to strech it to $4k.I am planning to upgrade to FF at some point once one comes out that is just like the 5DII but with better AF and swivel screen (if even possible).

After doing some research I'm thinking these packages:
1) 17-55mm ---- 70-200 f/4L IS USM ---- 28mm f/1.8 USM
2) 24-70mm ---- 70-200 f/2.8L USM
3) 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM ---- 28mm f/1.8

I am leaning toward the 24-70mm over the 17-55mm due to me eventually switching to FF even if it may take another two years and it complements my 10-22mm nicely. As much as I'd like IS I'm sure I can do without it while I still have a CROP body because I already use my prime lenses 90% of the time because I don't have that great of zoom lenses other than my UWA range (10-22mm). I think I'd like to stick with EF mounts so once I do switch I wont have to worry about selling any more lenses which is already 4 out of the 6 that I own, I'd rather not make it 5 when that day comes.
One last thing to note: I take pictures on cars, people mainly, for the most part they dont move to fast if at all. I like bokeh and prefer a blurry/creamy background compared to things being in focus. I mainly want a better walk around zoom lens, a better tele-zoom lens, and a prime that is great for indoors (which the 50mm isn't). Also the more weather sealed the better.

If money wasn't an issue I'd want to buy:
24mm f/1.4L II USM (35 f/1.4L USM on FF)
50mm f/1.4 USM
8-15mm f/4L USM
16-35mm f/2.8L II USM
24-70mm f/2.8L USM
70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM

For less than 3K you can go full frame now - 5D MkII with 24-205mmL lens = $2799.00.


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Feb 01, 2012 05:12 |  #4

I think the one that will make the greatest difference to your life, wallet and muscle tone is 3) 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM. :D


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Feb 01, 2012 08:58 |  #5

you're going to upgrade to ff once something comes out with better af? have you tried the 5d series af? it's really not bad.




  
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Feb 01, 2012 11:00 |  #6

After checking out your gear list, I noticed you already have an 85 f1.8 & 55-250mm. What about that isn't cutting it for you right now to make you want to get a 70-200?

After I got my 17-55, I ditched my 28 and don't regret it one bit. For your shots of people, are you allowed to use flash? If so, I think the 28 is a tad redundant, especially for group shots where the larger aperture isn't a real benefit.


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Feb 01, 2012 11:13 |  #7

Number 2 easily. You have the wide end covered with 10-22, sell the 55-250 and you already have a couple of nice primes. When you upgrade to FF the only thing to adjust is the 10-22 to 16-35.


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Feb 01, 2012 12:02 |  #8

riffster wrote in post #13806692 (external link)
Number 2 easily. You have the wide end covered with 10-22, sell the 55-250 and you already have a couple of nice primes. When you upgrade to FF the only thing to adjust is the 10-22 to 16-35.

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Feb 01, 2012 16:10 |  #9

Don't waste your time putting full frame lenses on a crop body unless you are planning to go FF in the near future. Keeps to lenses designed for your sensor which will work better.


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Feb 01, 2012 16:18 |  #10

michgirl wrote in post #13805331 (external link)
For less than 3K you can go full frame now - 5D MkII with 24-205mmL lens = $2799.00.

Yep, then sell the 60D, the 10-22, the 55-250 and buy a 70-200 ;)


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Feb 01, 2012 17:35 |  #11

MGiddings Photography wrote in post #13808279 (external link)
Don't waste your time putting full frame lenses on a crop body unless you are planning to go FF in the near future. Keeps to lenses designed for your sensor which will work better.

Canon currently bundles an EF 28-135 with the cropped 7D.


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Feb 01, 2012 19:23 |  #12

Im thinking of buying them in this order. 70-200mm 2.8 IS, 24-70mm, Sigma 30 1.4 as I get more money.
Instead of skimping out on lesser quality equipment Im going to do it right the first time even though it will take twice as long to do. Since lenses dont go out of date hardly ever.

Give my family the XS w/ 18-55 and 55-250 once I get a replacement, sell the 75-300 to fund for the newer lenses. And if and when I go FF all I need to do is replace 10-22 for 16-35.


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