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I want another 'magic' lens like the 70-200 mk2

 
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Aug 16, 2012 01:13 |  #1

Whenever I use my 70-200 mk2 I get photos which are brilliant, just perfect.
I want another truly brilliant lens for wider shots. I have the 15-85 which does produce very good shots, but they just don't have the 'magic' I'm after.
Owners of the 70-200 will know just what I mean, I can't put my finger on what it is....same as the difference between a stradivarius and a top of the range yamaha violin I suppose.
So, what is another wider zoom lens (canon or otherwise) which will blow me away? Good isn't enough, I want epic.
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Aug 16, 2012 01:20 |  #2

I got the same set up i know what your saying !!!




  
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Aug 16, 2012 01:21 |  #3
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24-70mkII.....


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Aug 16, 2012 01:28 |  #4

Canon 15-85L IS 1.8

. . .OK, so maybe I'm dreaming a bit! :)


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Aug 16, 2012 01:30 |  #5

hi
if you want epic

try 200f2 fixed

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Aug 16, 2012 01:36 |  #6

For landscape get the 17-40mm , I did a few weeks ago and it's nice.




  
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Aug 16, 2012 01:42 |  #7

fotosanook wrote in post #14864746 (external link)
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if you want epic

try 200f2 fixed

Epic indeed! If we're bringing primes into the mix, OP, I've heard people suffer from spontaneous ecstasy when using lenses like the 35 f1.4, 24 1.4, 17 and 24 ts-e.

Btw fotosanook, is your user name referencing the Thai board game?


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Aug 16, 2012 02:01 |  #8

not sure about thai board game but if you look at the signature of mine

you can see that it is the only one lens that is the most wanted list.

i tried using it before from the shop, i couldn't afford it at that time, still can't now.


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Aug 16, 2012 02:06 |  #9

kin2son wrote in post #14864723 (external link)
24-70mkII.....

I didn't know about that one, wow, if it only had IS that would be incredibly tempting.


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Aug 16, 2012 02:15 |  #10

jwhittaker wrote in post #14864826 (external link)
I didn't know about that one, wow, if it only had IS that would be incredibly tempting.

Don't really need IS at that length..

My vote would go for a fast L prime though.. along the lines of 24L, 35L, 50L


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Aug 16, 2012 02:28 |  #11

You're dropping 2 G's on a lens, of course you're gonna get that "magic". Ever thought of getting primes?


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Aug 16, 2012 02:50 |  #12

If you want wider and magic, you will have to go with a prime... FL depends of course on intended use. Just in general, 24L would be my recommendation on crop, 35L on FF.


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Aug 16, 2012 04:58 |  #13

ZeroSkylineX wrote in post #14864864 (external link)
You're dropping 2 G's on a lens, of course you're gonna get that "magic". Ever thought of getting primes?

Well, more by luck than judgement I found that the 70-200 gave prime quality for the full range, so 2k was worth it, it's a lens for life. If the 24-70 II gives equal quality to all the primes in that range it's probably worth another 2K. But I will look at some primes in the lens sample archives in the meantime.


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Aug 16, 2012 05:12 |  #14

jwhittaker wrote in post #14865082 (external link)
But I will look at some primes in the lens sample archives in the meantime.

No! Don't look in there. You'll end up wanting them all.


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Aug 16, 2012 05:16 as a reply to  @ jwhittaker's post |  #15

I'm guessing the next magic lens in canons lineup is the 24-70.. Wich is kinda sad as I don't have the money for it..


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