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Apr 13, 2014 08:51 as a reply to  @ post 16228089 |  #2971

SAVE ME FROM A HUGE MISTAKE!

So for starters, I wanted to say that I'm a long time reader/lurker here and just recently decided to make an account just to pick your brains. I look forward to tons of time saved and knowledge learned here. Thanks in advance.

Ok... Here's my Game plan.

I currently have a Canon 5D3 and a 600EX-RT, coupled with a 24-105L I also recently got the 35MM F2 IS which is currently being shipped to me. I bought it after reading glowing user reviews and comments about it here.

I just recently got rid of my 40MM pancake *Too much purple haze/color fringing with Flash. My copy always seemed soft and washed out.* And I also ditched the 85mm F1.8. Too many soft images, and my copy didn't seem 'sharp'
until around F2.5... I usually shoot kids birthdays and low light events so I needed more from my kit.

All this said... I am contemplating ditching the 24-105 as well... and investing in High Grade PRIMES!!! :D

So TL;DR Version. :lol::lol::lol:

I need fast lenses that cover a wide range of lengths, preferably with IS of some kind as I shake a bit and haven't yet invested in a Tripod or Shoulder rig. *I really need to though.*

Can I be ok with...

Canon 35MM F2 IS - [Already Own]
Sigma 70MM F2.8 EX DG Macro - Good alternative to the 85???
Canon 135MM F2L - Dunno whether to get this or the 100MM F2.8 Macro with IS

Or do I keep my 24-105 F4L, and just save for a 70-200 F2.8L IS?

I appreciate the feedback and can't wait to read your replies.


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Apr 13, 2014 10:30 |  #2972

So I would suggest getting a 1.4Xtc as a cheaper alternative to the 200 "just to round things out". The 135 is long, and it takes a TC wonderfully being a190mm 2.8

The tokina 11-16 is only for crop sensor cameras I believe??? Not sure, but I think so.

I like to see someone else converting!!!!


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Apr 13, 2014 10:40 |  #2973

Nick3434 wrote in post #16830117 (external link)
So I would suggest getting a 1.4Xtc as a cheaper alternative to the 200 "just to round things out". The 135 is long, and it takes a TC wonderfully being a190mm 2.8

The tokina 11-16 is only for crop sensor cameras I believe??? Not sure, but I think so.

I like to see someone else converting!!!!

-sigh- You're correct. how could I miss that it was an EF-S? Any other suggestions for really wide land/seascapes?

EDIT:

Should also be noted I once owned a 17-40L But thought it pointless since I also had the 24-105 and the 50MM 1.4 at the time... But now I that I am moving to prime only I would like a nice 14, 18, 22, 24 or 28 if possible.


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Apr 13, 2014 11:02 |  #2974

Samyang 14. Sharp, cheap. Nuff said. If nothing comes up I will just get this one. I am holding out for the sigma 16-20 f2 rumor. I know it is not a prime, but I can make an exception for a lens like that!


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Apr 13, 2014 12:08 |  #2975

Alucardis666 wrote in post #16829983 (external link)
Sigma 70MM F2.8 EX DG Macro - Good alternative to the 85???

It's not an alternative to an 85 at all. At least go for a Sigma 85.


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Apr 14, 2014 18:10 |  #2976

draculr wrote in post #16830287 (external link)
It's not an alternative to an 85 at all. At least go for a Sigma 85.

Too late :-( Just bought it today actually from a nice fellow on eBay, we'll see... if it sucks I'll flip it. got it for peanuts. bw!


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