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A 2-3 lens kit for Canon 5D3

 
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Sep 29, 2014 06:48 |  #31

Abu Mahendra wrote in post #17176535 (external link)
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The first reply nails it solidly.

The new 16-35 f4 IS and the 70-200 lens will be a killer combo with huge range.

If zooms are not your thing, as they are not mine, I recommend a 50mm prime and a 100mm or 135mm lens.

Both of these options will give you great range and amazing photos for your new camera.

If financing is an issue, seek used lenses and save up for the lens you truly want
rather than compromising and selling at a loss later.


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Sep 29, 2014 08:27 |  #32

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The limit is just $2000? Then I would blow the entire budget on just one lens, the 24-70mm Mark II 2.8. It is *that* good. And will do everything you need.



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Sep 29, 2014 08:45 |  #33

If its mostly outdoors I would seriously consider the 70-300L + 17-40L. The 17-40 is a pretty good lens and can be purchased at a low price now that the 16-35 is out. The 70-300L provides great range and outstanding quality. I would bet you can get the 17-40 for around $500 and the 70-300 for around $1000 used.

Considering the range this kit gives you its pretty light and compact.


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Oct 07, 2014 04:38 |  #34

Kind of OT, but didn't want to start a new topic.

Couldn't be happier with my choice of gear, but there is a pretty huge difference between viewing the photos on the 5D3 and my PC. On my 5D3 the photo looks great, good exposure, but when viewed in Lightroom they were overexposed (?). Both RAW and jpg, and both lenses. Didn't have that problem last time I had the 5D3.




  
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Oct 07, 2014 06:30 |  #35

I don't have a full frame camera but I agree with Tommydigi.....for an outdoor, hiking telephoto lens, I would strongly consider the 70-300L. That extra 100mm makes a huge difference and the lens itself work flawlessly: fast AF, great IS, beautiful colors, sharp as _____ (insert your favorite description here).


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Oct 07, 2014 10:43 |  #36

My recommendation:

Canon 17-40 f/4L
Canon 70-200 f/4L IS

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Oct 07, 2014 12:46 |  #37

tkbslc wrote in post #17179183 (external link)
Wow that's horrible resale value! Remind me never to buy a new Tamron! :eek:

i did,retired that sucker and never looked back,and i never did recover what i paid for it,in the end i would save up for all canon gear because its resale value is a lot better i think,with regards to a 70-200 2.8 any way.


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Oct 07, 2014 12:53 |  #38

tkbslc wrote in post #17177355 (external link)
I did edit it because I saw it was for hiking and also the 70-200 VC costs more than I thought.

Tamron 24-70 and 70-200 is a $2800 combo and there is not the used stock that you find with the L lenses. Used 24-105 and 70-200 F4 is more like a $1600 combo on the used market, along with being much lighter.

I bought both of mine brand new from authorized dealer for $2200 for both the 24-70 VC and the 70-200 VC.

I've since sold both of the lenses.... For a net in my pocket of $1990. Cost me $210 to own both lenses for a year. Not bad. I've lost more on Canon gear.

I did however find a great deal new.


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Oct 07, 2014 23:16 |  #39

you need to decide which focal range you want to prioratize. you cant excel everywhere with a small budget.
for a budget of 2000
Use greentoe.com and pick up the 16-35 f4 IS brand new. that would leave your around 900. I would pick up a used 24-105 and a used tamron 70-300 vc for that. you already have the 50 1.8. I think that makes an excellent landscape combo as well as vacation/family combo. what you will be missing is low light. alternatively you can skip the 24-105 and spend that 600 dollars on a canon 85 1.8, and a sigma 50 1.4, or canon 35 f2 (or if you can stretch it f2 is) or just a sigma 35 1.4 at around 700 used if you can stretch it


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Oct 08, 2014 08:57 |  #40

Julie G. wrote in post #17198495 (external link)
Kind of OT, but didn't want to start a new topic.

Couldn't be happier with my choice of gear, but there is a pretty huge difference between viewing the photos on the 5D3 and my PC. On my 5D3 the photo looks great, good exposure, but when viewed in Lightroom they were overexposed (?). Both RAW and jpg, and both lenses. Didn't have that problem last time I had the 5D3.

If I were you, I would look at your 5D3 screen brightness settings. I have the adjustment in my custom menu and manually adjust for day and night, If I need to. It sounds to me like your 5D3 screen is too dim...


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Oct 08, 2014 09:07 |  #41

Don't need to get the new 24-70II or the 70-200L II. they're great lenses, but really don't make too much of a difference unless your hobby is pixel peeking.

Your skill as a photographer will more than make up for these lenses. With that said:

* Canon 16-35 f/4 or Tokina 16-28 f/2.8
*Sigma 35mm f/1.4 or Canon 35mm f/2
*Tamron 70-200mm f/2.8 VC


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Oct 08, 2014 09:22 as a reply to  @ post 17176658 |  #42

If I could just have two:

Tamron 24-70 f/2.8 Di VC USD
Canon 70-200 f/4L IS

Edit. Oops, just saw the $2,000 limit.

Refurbs/used of the above?


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