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Apr 28, 2013 18:30 |  #1

I had to get rid of my 70-200 II and extender due to wrist issues. I am rebuilding my kit to function as a general all around set up. I have no experience with primes so just looking for opinions so I can bounce them around in my head. This is what is in my cart right now:

70-300L: Occasional wild life and messing around

24-70 II(already own): good walk around lens/some portraits

135L: Just cause I love the magic it produces. I will FIND something to shoot with it :)

35L: low light and indoors shooting.

Or chuck all the above and buy the 70-300L and a 85L and have some fun with it shooting at 1.2 ;) Would also keep the 24-70 II (it will not be sold!) Sound nuts but, the idea keeps creeping into my head

Throw some ideas at me. Trying to keep it around 33 to 35 hundred.
Thanks for any input.


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Apr 28, 2013 18:37 |  #2

Sigma 35 instead of 35L: cheaper, better IQ.

If wrist problems are an issue, consider the 70-200 f4 IS instead of the 70-300L. It is quite a bit lighter, and IQ is at least as good (although you do get slightly less reach, obviously).


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Apr 28, 2013 18:47 |  #3

Thanks. already had a Sigma 35 and it was great outside but, as soon as I was inside the focus was all over the place. Both different lighting and distance to target were so inconsistent with focus it drove me crazy. I am not a pixel peeper :) but, these shots were way off. I don't think I want to go the Sigma route and always worry when something will go wrong.
Never thought of the 70-200 f4. I do wonder if I would be craving that extra 100mm?


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Apr 28, 2013 22:42 |  #4

alann wrote in post #15876814 (external link)
Never thought of the 70-200 f4. I do wonder if I would be craving that extra 100mm?

You could keep the extender and have the same range you have now.

If your setup does the trick for you now, the f4L would as well. :)


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