shooter mcgavin wrote in post #6357397
I'm trying to decide which lenses I want, and I'm torn. I thought I would throw it out to all of you for advice, since I'm pretty sure I would be happy either way. Here are my options:
Option 1: Sigma 24-60 f/2.8 and Canon 70-200 f/4 (probably with a 50 f/1.8 )
Option 2: Sigma 30 f/1.4 and Canon 85 f/1.8
I shoot with a Canon 20d, and I'm mostly into portraits and just general photojournalism. If anyone has any other suggestions in this same price range, I'm open to that too. Thanks!
What about option 3:
Sigma 30 F/1.4, or Canon 28 F/1.8, 28 F/2.8 or 24 F/2.8, with 70-200 F/4L and 50 F/1.8? Most likely candidates keeping the budget the same, are in this case 28 F/2.8, 50 F/1.8 and 70-200 F/4L.
The 70-200 is as good as primes, just not as fast. Since you are asking about portraits as well, you'll find that in order to do tight portraits with everything sharp from tip of nose to cheek, you'll need F/4 or smaller apertures anyway. And for narrow DoF you'll have the 50F/1.8 in that case, for street both the 28 and 50, plus 70-200 for candids.
Kind regards, Wim