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Another Lens Choice 24L, 35L, 10-22&50/1.4, 50L?

 
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Mar 26, 2008 21:08 |  #1

Here's what I've gathered so far. I am looking mostly for low-light capability, but I admit the 10-22mm would be a "fun" lens to add to the collection.

I've got good coverage from 24mm to 200mm, with an 85mm f/1.8 in the middle (see gear list). As I know I'll be adding a 5D most likely this year, I'm really looking to avoid EF-S if possible (obviously ultra-wide on crop limits my choices). Also, I have a strong preference for Canon lenses, especially since I want to get the best IQ for the money.

Anyway, my packages:

1. 35L $1119.95

2. 24L $1119.95

3. 10-22 $689.00
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50/1.4 $309.95
(total) $998.95

4. 50L $1359.00

I've got $850 saved, but I've been saving for the 35L for some time now. The 50L is technically over budget, but if you convince me, I could possibly go that high.

Ignoring crop factor (I have a 40D, but saving up next for a 5D) and wideness of 24/35mm (my 24-105L has been plenty wide enough, and only 17% of all my shots have been at 24mm), what would you pick?

35L is still my top choice (IQ, focus speed, low light capability)... but am interested what others think!

Opinions? Consider the 24L/35L price ($1120) the absolute maximum I want to spend with the exception of an extremely strong argument for the 50L.


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Mar 26, 2008 21:14 |  #2

I'd say get the 35. It's a great piece of glass, probably one I will never sell! I love the IQ.

So you're looking at getting a 5D sometime this year. All of your shots now are with a 40D at 24mm. The 5D and 35L would be the equivalent to that. If you need wider, then get the 24L.

I dont know what you shoot, but I know with portraits that 35L on a 1.3 crop is just beautiful. Even more beautiful on full frame.

I hope this helps.


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Mar 26, 2008 21:14 |  #3

I really liked the 10-22 for fun on 1.6X, but it is not a low light lens. It's UWA, and if that is what you want then it fills the bill.

Of the actual low light choices, I like the 35L. I find a normal fast lens handy (so 35L + 40D is a nice set) and the 35L is also really great on FF. It is wide, but not so wide that the shots scream wide angle. Just kind of natural.

The 24L would probably be nice on the 40D, but at least for me I don't usually need anything that wide to also be fast on FF. 24mm on FF is really getting into the obviously wide region, too wide for it to work with a shallow DOF in what I shoot.


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Mar 26, 2008 22:57 |  #4

you know the answer in your heart. 35L is the only way to go with what you described as your needs.

EF-S is out because of your 5D.
24mm is not a range you seem to use
50mmL is too expensive

35mm wins!

Btw I have the 35L on my 40D and I just love it. Only thing is you need to watch out for your shallow DOF when wide open. :rolleyes:
And if you ever need a 50mm I would go with the 1.4, for the price, its hard to beat.


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Mar 27, 2008 00:25 |  #5

I'd pick up the 35L. I use it on my 40d as my walkaround and the IQ is hard to beat in that "normal" range.


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Mar 27, 2008 00:32 as a reply to  @ souladdikt's post |  #6

I'm having 16-35 fever. . . or getting some prime...
have 16-35 come across your mind?
Or you really need 1.4?
Plus the flexibility of zoom at 2.8... I think it's fun.


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Mar 27, 2008 07:02 as a reply to  @ Azzure_7's post |  #7

35L will be a great combo with 5D (when you get it) .. 24L is also a great lens, which I had when I had 40D but traded for 35L when i got the 5D. would love to have both but a bit too expensive to afford :lol:


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Mar 27, 2008 07:24 as a reply to  @ ekie's post |  #8

35L. Just beautiful on FF.


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Mar 27, 2008 07:27 |  #9

35L + 5D = LOVE I would go that way you won't be dissapointed


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Mar 27, 2008 07:51 |  #10

Azzure_7 wrote in post #5200143 (external link)
I'm having 16-35 fever. . . or getting some prime...
have 16-35 come across your mind?
Or you really need 1.4?
Plus the flexibility of zoom at 2.8... I think it's fun.

I've considered it, but I shoot f/2.8 from 70-200 and f/4 from 24-105. One f-stop just isn't going to be enough for my non-flash shots... but a very interesting piece of glass!

Jeff Allred wrote in post #5199018 (external link)
I'd say get the 35. It's a great piece of glass, probably one I will never sell! I love the IQ.

JeffreyG wrote in post #5199019 (external link)
Of the actual low light choices, I like the 35L. I find a normal fast lens handy (so 35L + 40D is a nice set) and the 35L is also really great on FF. It is wide, but not so wide that the shots scream wide angle. Just kind of natural.

Harpax wrote in post #5199648 (external link)
you know the answer in your heart. 35L is the only way to go with what you described as your needs.

souladdikt wrote in post #5200118 (external link)
I'd pick up the 35L. I use it on my 40d as my walkaround and the IQ is hard to beat in that "normal" range.

ekk_xt wrote in post #5201332 (external link)
35L will be a great combo with 5D (when you get it) .. 24L is also a great lens, which I had when I had 40D but traded for 35L when i got the 5D. would love to have both but a bit too expensive to afford :lol:

C.J. wrote in post #5201408 (external link)
35L. Just beautiful on FF.

TheAztech wrote in post #5201414 (external link)
35L + 5D = LOVE I would go that way you won't be dissapointed

Ha ha ha... so far everyone's confirmed my own thoughts....

Now, just when to buy.... I was really hoping for some "Spring Rebates!"


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Mar 27, 2008 08:30 as a reply to  @ djeuch's post |  #11

The 35L on the 5D is heaven but if your shooting a crop camera I would recommend the 24L. If you are going to get a 5D then the 35 would be the choice. On the 5D its the one lens I could shoot everything I shoot with if I had to.




  
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Mar 27, 2008 08:44 |  #12

djeuch wrote in post #5201502 (external link)
Now, just when to buy.... I was really hoping for some "Spring Rebates!"

Dont hold your breath. Just go buy it. The 35L has yet to be part of a rebate period.


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Mar 27, 2008 09:41 as a reply to  @ SoaringUSAEagle's post |  #13

or find one used .. though those dont show up that often either :D


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Mar 27, 2008 10:08 as a reply to  @ djeuch's post |  #14

djeuch wrote in post #5198985 (external link)
ha ha... so far everyone's confirmed my own thoughts....

Now, just when to buy.... I was really hoping for some "Spring Rebates!"

I wouldn't really hold my breath for that. If anything, the devalued dollar could even lead to a price increase. I purchased mine (still waiting though:() from Amazon as a "gold box" special for $1063. They claim I'll have it sometime in early April. Of course, fewer sales could also mean rebates but this one seems to be a popular lens so it is impossible to predict.


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Mar 27, 2008 10:18 |  #15

35L is my favorite prime on the 1.6.....50L on the FF and 1.3....Many are dissapointed with the 50L "shift" so I stopped telling people to get it (what works for me doesn't seem to work well for others)....Almost no one is ever dissapointed in the 35L....Mine is nice and sharp from the get go at 1.4 and goes from sharp to razor sharp through f2.8 and pretty much stays there through the range
Get the 35L...You'll be the low light no flash master


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