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Feb 21, 2019 22:35 |  #21106

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Hi all, Hope this is the right place to ask this question. I've been wanting a 7D Mark II for at least two years, well tomorrows' my lucky day!! My current camera is a Rebel 5T that came with two kit lenses, 18-55 and a 75-300 Zoom, plus I've purchased a Canon 85mm and a 50mm. So here's the question, If you were in my position which lens would you buy next. I'm asking this because I think I'm in for a huge learning curve. Please let me know if I posted this in the wrong place.
Thank you, Harry

If you already have the Rebel and those lenses, you should already know what is limiting your photography. What do you need that your current rig can't do well? Wider? Farther? Sharper? Closer?


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Feb 22, 2019 03:02 |  #21107

harryv wrote in post #18816159 (external link)
Hi all, Hope this is the right place to ask this question. I've been wanting a 7D Mark II for at least two years, well tomorrows' my lucky day!! My current camera is a Rebel 5T that came with two kit lenses, 18-55 and a 75-300 Zoom, plus I've purchased a Canon 85mm and a 50mm. So here's the question, If you were in my position which lens would you buy next. I'm asking this because I think I'm in for a huge learning curve. Please let me know if I posted this in the wrong place.
Thank you, Harry

If I am in your position (and budget is of no issue), I would get a EF-S 10-18mm, EF 100mm Macro, EF 35mm f/1,4L mark I.

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Feb 22, 2019 04:57 |  #21108

Archibald wrote in post #18816167 (external link)
If you already have the Rebel and those lenses, you should already know what is limiting your photography. What do you need that your current rig can't do well? Wider? Farther? Sharper? Closer?

Lots of 7D2 owners have the Canon 100-400 MKII lens, they are a very good combination.


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Feb 22, 2019 06:00 |  #21109

harryv wrote in post #18816159 (external link)
Hi all, Hope this is the right place to ask this question. I've been wanting a 7D Mark II for at least two years, well tomorrows' my lucky day!! My current camera is a Rebel 5T that came with two kit lenses, 18-55 and a 75-300 Zoom, plus I've purchased a Canon 85mm and a 50mm. So here's the question, If you were in my position which lens would you buy next. I'm asking this because I think I'm in for a huge learning curve. Please let me know if I posted this in the wrong place.
Thank you, Harry

Hi Harry - Similar to you, I upgraded from a 60D to the 7D Mark II. While owning the 60D, I upgraded from the kit lens to a 15-85 which I ultimately used as my general purpose lens on the 7D Mark II and that combo worked out really well for me. I had also acquired the 100-400 I while owning the 60D, but once I got my 7D Mark II, I upgraded to the 100-400 II. As another poster mentioned, the 7D Mark II and 100-400 II are a really good match, much much better IMO than the 100-400 I. I also added a Sigma 18-35 f/1.8 with my 7D Mark II and I absolutely loved that lens. Very sharp, but it does not have any image stabilization if that is a concern for you. The lack of IS did cause some hesitation for me, but once I shot with it I realized that I shouldn't have been hesitant at all as I had really great results with it. I have since added a 24-70 2.8 II because I wanted to venture into full frame. I have used that lens with the 7D Mark II with great results as well...better than the 15-85, but the 15-85 is still a really great lens for a lot less money. I had also considered the 17-55 f/2.8 as that was a highly recommended lens for a crop sensor and was f/2.8 throughout the focal range, but opted for the 15-85 as at the time, I valued the 15-85 focal range more.

As someone else mentioned or asked, it all depends on what you shoot and of course budget. But hopefully some of the above will help at least give you some options to consider.


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Feb 22, 2019 06:20 |  #21110

My advice is to purchase the best glass you can afford. The 100-400 Mk2 is a great lens, and even better paired with an extender, in this case NOT Canon's:


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Feb 22, 2019 06:57 as a reply to  @ Archibald's post |  #21111

Thanks for your reply! I would probably say that getting sharp images was a struggle with the T5. I'm probably going find out the real problem is the dude behind the camera. I was thinking there might a good lens to help in the learning process. Thanks again!
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Feb 22, 2019 07:16 |  #21112

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Thanks for your reply! I would probably say that getting sharp images was a struggle with the T5. I'm probably going find out the real problem is the dude behind the camera. I was thinking there might a good lens to help in the learning process. Thanks again!
Harry

So what kind of things do you like to shoot that you are not getting sharp images of? The 100-400II would be a massive upgrade over your 75-300, but that’s pretty much meaningless if the struggle is with wider angle pics. Also, what is the budget? It’s easy to toss out recommendations for 2K lenses, but if the budget is $500, you are no closer to a solution.


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Feb 22, 2019 07:37 |  #21113

A good, budget, walk-around lens is Canon's 24mm f/2.8 STM pancake. I use this as an every day lens on both the 7D2 and 80D. It is very small, very sharp even at f/2.8, and you can get it for about $100 as a refurb straight from Canon.

Longer glass is going to cost. You can probably pick up a Canon 70-200 f/4L (non IS) for $400 to $450 used.


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Feb 22, 2019 11:14 |  #21114

harryv wrote in post #18816159 (external link)
Hi all, Hope this is the right place to ask this question. I've been wanting a 7D Mark II for at least two years, well tomorrows' my lucky day!! My current camera is a Rebel 5T that came with two kit lenses, 18-55 and a 75-300 Zoom, plus I've purchased a Canon 85mm and a 50mm. So here's the question, If you were in my position which lens would you buy next. I'm asking this because I think I'm in for a huge learning curve. Please let me know if I posted this in the wrong place.
Thank you, Harry

Ah-keong wrote in post #18816233 (external link)
If I am in your position (and budget is of no issue), I would get a EF-S 10-18mm, EF 100mm Macro, EF 35mm f/1,4L mark I.

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Of course it does depend on what you want to do, but I more or less concur.

a) EF-S 10-18mm I can't comment on but the EF-S 10-22mm is great for architecture, landscape and anything wanting dramatic perspective.

b) EF 100mm f/2.8 Macro USM or EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM. Not just for bugs and flowers but very handy for any closeup work, also make good portrait lenses. Very sharp for normal use.

c) Fast prime in the 28-50 mm region for low light.

d) Upgrade the 18-55 if it is the kit lens. Personally I upgraded to the 17-40 so I could use it on a full frame in the future, but you need to decide what your plans are.

As for the 7DII it is an excellent camera, the main features over other are the AF performance and the 10 fps. You have to decide if these are essential features for you.

I see you have the 75-300 zoom, is this for wildlife? If so you might be better investing in a longer zoom, like the 100-400mm, or Tamron/Sigma 150-600.

It depends what you want to do.


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Feb 22, 2019 16:59 |  #21116

I appreciate all the replies and everyone for taking time to help, thank you. I'll go back tonite and re-read all the post and check out each lens that was suggested. I knew it was an open-ended question since I didn't really specify any subject. I live in Southwest Mo. in the Ozark Hills so the only subject not available would be large cityscape. Plenty of Highschool Football, Basketball, Baseball, and wildlife. So Thank you again!

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Feb 22, 2019 17:36 |  #21117

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Feb 23, 2019 05:19 |  #21118

What do you mean by "NOT Canon's?"

Kenko DGX TelePlus Pro 300. This is the reporting version, I also have the non-reporting version which causes havoc with some Canon bodies but not the 80D.

It is shorter, lighter, less expensive, and works with more lenses although I only use the extender on the 100-400 and the 300mm f/4L. Spent some time on a series of rainy days testing it against a Canon 1.4X Mk3 and concluded that I could not find an optical difference (or focusing difference) on either the 7D2 or the 80D. So I never purchased the Canon extender.


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Feb 23, 2019 13:41 |  #21119

harryv wrote in post #18816666 (external link)
I appreciate all the replies and everyone for taking time to help, thank you. I'll go back tonite and re-read all the post and check out each lens that was suggested. I knew it was an open-ended question since I didn't really specify any subject. I live in Southwest Mo. in the Ozark Hills so the only subject not available would be large cityscape. Plenty of Highschool Football, Basketball, Baseball, and wildlife. So Thank you again!

Harry

Not sure what your budget is, but based on the above, I think the EF-S 10-18 (GREAT little lens!), EF 85 f/1.8, and EF 100-400 L II would cover most of your needs. I have all of them with 7DII and LOVE them on that camera. Then you just need to decide on your "walk-around" lens and you're good to go.


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Feb 23, 2019 17:40 |  #21120

harryv wrote in post #18816666 (external link)
I appreciate all the replies and everyone for taking time to help, thank you. I'll go back tonite and re-read all the post and check out each lens that was suggested. I knew it was an open-ended question since I didn't really specify any subject. I live in Southwest Mo. in the Ozark Hills so the only subject not available would be large cityscape. Plenty of Highschool Football, Basketball, Baseball, and wildlife. So Thank you again!

Harry

Football (assuming games are played at night): EF 70-200mm f/2.8 unless you want to spend big bucks on a 300mm f/2.8 or 400mm f/2.8 lens

Basketball: Gym layout and cheerleaders really determine which lens is best. EF 70-200mm f/2.8 if there is a lot of room behind the basket and cheerleaders aren't packed sideline to sideline. EF 70-200mm f/2.8 if half way between basket to corner. EF 24-70mm f/2.8 if behind the basket and relatively close to the playing area. EF 85mm f/1.8 is a great and bargain priced lens except that focal length is virtually useless in our gym.
In our very well lighted gym (for high school) I use ISO 6400, f/3.2 and 1/800 sec. when using the 70-200mm f/2.8 lens from the corners or behind the basket if no cheerleaders are present that night - some nights there are 24 girls spread in two lines across the baseline.

Baseball: A fast lens is a must if playing under lights. EF 70-200mm f/2.8 for infield shots, focal length is short for outfield. EF 100-400mm L IS II for daylight games. I use an EF 70-300mm L for youth soccer and daytime baseball with good success, an extra 100mm focal length would be better except I got a great deal on a used 70-300mm L lens.

Wildlife: The longest focal length a person can afford is never long enough.

Walkaround/general purpose: The 24-70mm f/2.8 if you don't mind carrying something that heavy. The 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM is a nice lightweight, general purpose lens. EF-S 10-18mm lens if you want/need a wide angle lens.

I did not buy all of my lenses at one time. They were purchased on sale, big rebate or used. Don't let used scare you from getting a good lens and saving several $100 dollars. Sometimes people buy a lens for one time use, get something they didn't use (need) or change photography styles. A dealer selling a new "white box" lens out of a kit is always a good deal.


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