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sell the 16-35 for funds towards an 85 1.2??

 
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Jan 17, 2007 22:20 |  #1

Hey all. So I just got my 5D along with the 16-35 a few weeks ago to take advantage of the rebates. But now I am considering selling the 16-35 and using the $$ towards an 85mm 1.2L. I have the 24-70 and am thinking it will be plenty wide on my 5D. Do any of you have the 16-35 and the 24-70 with a full frame body and still use the 16-35 quite often? If so, where do you use the 16-35 the most? I also have the 15mm fisheye so Im not sure if I will use the 16-35 often enough to justify the price. But then again I know I could be in a situation where Ill be kicking myself for selling it. Input please! thanks guys

By the way, I posted in the wedding section because that is what I shoot most often, and wanted to get other wedding photographers input :D


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Jan 17, 2007 22:30 |  #2

Keep it, and buy the 85/1.2 as well... ;)


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Jan 17, 2007 22:54 |  #3

well how you liking your 24-70mm 2.8? I shoot weddings and i believe it is wide enough that is my next purchase. I believe that with 24-70mm and my 70-200mm i have the best set up for weddings. But 85mm 1.2 is definitely useful for those portraits...hmmm my advice is see whats more useful to you sell the 16-35mm or the 24-70mm see which on you like more? I mean techincally I could live with just a 16-35mm and 70-200mm and get the best of both worlds maybe you could last with one of those lenses and a 85mm 1.2.


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Jan 17, 2007 23:24 |  #4

Only you can know if its useful or not when using it during weddings. To me, the more important thing would be having 2 bodies(if you don't have two yet).


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Jan 18, 2007 00:50 |  #5
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17-40 and 85 1.8??? Thats what I would do anyway. I used the 85L over the weekend and was not impressed given the small differences between the 2.


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Jan 18, 2007 01:01 |  #6

coreypolis wrote in post #2559516 (external link)
17-40 and 85 1.8??? Thats what I would do anyway. I used the 85L over the weekend and was not impressed given the small differences between the 2.

I actually thought about going that route as well. I have heard great things about the 17-40, and since I would be using it either outdoors or indoors with a flash, the 1 stop of light loss shouldn't be a problem. And I know the 85 1.8 is a great lens as well. hmmmmm


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Jan 18, 2007 01:17 |  #7

dave.richards wrote in post #2559555 (external link)
I actually thought about going that route as well. I have heard great things about the 17-40, and since I would be using it either outdoors or indoors with a flash, the 1 stop of light loss shouldn't be a problem. And I know the 85 1.8 is a great lens as well. hmmmmm

I'd go that way if it completes your kit(at least for now).


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Jan 18, 2007 08:45 |  #8

coreypolis wrote in post #2559516 (external link)
85 1.8???

I was going to make that suggestion. I have the 1.8 and LOVE it. I know low light situations call for wide open, but I have never needed anything more than the 1.8. It is by far my most fav lens.

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Jan 18, 2007 09:20 |  #9

sell the 16-35 for funds towards an 85 1.2??

I guess if you don't really need to use it, are happy with the wide end of the 24-70, and would rather have a quality fast portrait lens, go for it. I personally would never sell my 16-35L. It has proven to be an invaluable tool for me, especially for weddings.


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Jan 18, 2007 13:15 |  #10

Lord_Malone wrote in post #2560681 (external link)
I guess if you don't really need to use it, are happy with the wide end of the 24-70, and would rather have a quality fast portrait lens, go for it. I personally would never sell my 16-35L. It has proven to be an invaluable tool for me, especially for weddings.

for weddings? how so? what type of shots do take with it?


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Jan 18, 2007 13:22 |  #11
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TH!EN wrote in post #2561578 (external link)
for weddings? how so? what type of shots do take with it?

wide angle ones ;)

wides are great for small places, capturing the whole scene and making the couple a part of the natural surroundings. I think people are missing out if they don't have one. But the 16-35 is teh cream of the crop, and if you son't shoot a high percentage of the shots at that range, the 17-40 or 3rd party may be a better choice.


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Jan 18, 2007 14:32 |  #12

Keep the 16-35 and choose either the 85 f1.8 or the 100 f2. The 85 1.2 is cool, no doubt, but probably not as sharp as those two slower lenses. This is the kind of shot that I count on the 16-35 giving me with my 5D:


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Jan 18, 2007 14:33 |  #13

TH!EN wrote in post #2561578 (external link)
for weddings? how so? what type of shots do take with it?

LM is using 1DMKII, 1DMKI. The 1.3 crop doesn't give you a wide field of view on the 24-70 like it would on full frame.

The 16 at its widest would give a field of view of 21mm(slightly wider than the 24 on full frame). On a 1D, it gives a very useful focal length for close stuff.
(1.3x) = 21-46mm


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Jan 18, 2007 18:12 |  #14

Thanks guys. I think I am going to keep it and get the 85 1.8 for now. From what I hear the 85 1.8 is a great little lens, faster AF then the 1.2 and image quality nearly the same. Then later if I decide I dont use the 16-35 enough I can sell it along with the 85 1.8 and get the 1.2L.


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