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Mar 29, 2009 04:37 |  #1

I want to sell my primes. my kids are all grown and I no longer have to deal with low light gymnasium sports, or night time high school football. It's just me shooting what i want to now, and thats wildlife and scenery. slower zooms with L quality build is what i need now.
so the 50 1.4, the 85, the 135 and the 200 will all go away and be replaced by a 17-40 and a 70-200, probably the 2.8 non IS, just to have some fast glass left in the collection. Along with a 24-105 and a 100-400 I already own, I should be covered. I am keeping my 100 macro, and it will make the outdoor kit complete with 5 lenses.
I have almost got myself convinced- any opinions?


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Mar 29, 2009 04:59 |  #2

Sell all but the 50 1.4 because that's a great walkabout with 5D for stuff like family outings. Get the 70-200 2.8IS instead of 2.8L non IS-- the increase in versatility is great, especially since you seem to be quite used to high apertures.

17-40L + 24-105 + 70-200 f/2.8IS + 50 f/1.4 justincase will be great for a switch to zooms.

And since you're getting the 70-200 already, would you want the 100-400L, or would you want a sharper 300mm f/4IS or 400mm f/5.6L prime? Go read up on that.


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Mar 29, 2009 06:36 |  #3

Definitely go for the IS version of the 70-200.


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Mar 29, 2009 06:40 |  #4

Is that the 85 1.8 or 85L?




  
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Mar 29, 2009 07:30 |  #5

philthejuggler wrote in post #7621367 (external link)
Definitely go for the IS version of the 70-200.

+1 You'll be glad you bought that one, it's simply amazing!


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Mar 29, 2009 10:19 |  #6

Are any grandkids in the future? All that kid stuff might be popping right back up again!


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Mar 29, 2009 10:25 |  #7

I think you would be making a huge mistake selling all your primes. If I had your stash, I'd still keep them and save for a 17-40. I may sell the 50 1.4 and 85 1.2 because you have a 100. But the 135 & 200 are nice lenses. I do have kids and I don't have the 135 or the 200, but the 70-200 2.8 IS. You are doing what I'm doing backwards. How interesting. :)


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Mar 29, 2009 11:41 |  #8

SuzyView wrote in post #7622246 (external link)
I think you would be making a huge mistake selling all your primes. If I had your stash, I'd still keep them and save for a 17-40. I may sell the 50 1.4 and 85 1.2 because you have a 100. But the 135 & 200 are nice lenses. I do have kids and I don't have the 135 or the 200, but the 70-200 2.8 IS. You are doing what I'm doing backwards. How interesting. :)

I think you two should buy a plane ticket and meet up for trades. really!


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Mar 29, 2009 12:06 |  #9

thanks everyone. Its interesting that the 50 is considered a walkaround lens, I guess I am just used to shooting at greater distances, cause my walkaround has always been the 24 105. with the economy the way it is, I expect rebates on some of the more expensive lenses soon, the 70-200 IS is in that league for sure. Maybe that will happen without selling the primes, but I have a feeling that if Suzyview showed up at the airport we would be doing some business. Grandkids will be along in the next half dozen years or so I am sure, but maybe the budget will be better then and I could rebuy the primes in the L series next time ( the 185 is the non L version, a great lens but not a critter gawker) Thanks to all, I appreciate all the opinions shared. I think I might be even more torn now, more options to consider, more reasons to hold onto what I have, more lenses to dream about.


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Mar 29, 2009 12:12 |  #10

Headshotzx wrote in post #7621216 (external link)
Sell all but the 50 1.4 because that's a great walkabout with 5D for stuff like family outings. Get the 70-200 2.8IS instead of 2.8L non IS-- the increase in versatility is great, especially since you seem to be quite used to high apertures.

17-40L + 24-105 + 70-200 f/2.8IS + 50 f/1.4 justincase will be great for a switch to zooms.

And since you're getting the 70-200 already, would you want the 100-400L, or would you want a sharper 300mm f/4IS or 400mm f/5.6L prime? Go read up on that.

that's the only short prime i own so that must be good advice ;).

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Mar 29, 2009 13:20 |  #11

I'd keep the 135. Essentially the same thing as a 70-200, especially for the use you want (fast telephoto).

birdfromboat wrote:
Its interesting that the 50 is considered a walkaround lens, I guess I am just used to shooting at greater distances, cause my walkaround has always been the 24 105.

50mm has always been considered a walkaround focal length, but some prefer a little longer or wider, like 35 or 85mm. You obviously prefer longer.




  
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Mar 29, 2009 15:19 |  #12

I know I'd be unhappy if my fastest glass from 17-70 were both f/4 lenses, although you did say "slower zooms" suit you.

I had mad desire for a prime lineup, but in real-world shooting, a good normal zoom (your 24-105) should be f/2.8 IMO, giving versatility that primes can't offer, albeit at a speed cost. I'm finding that for many situations, I can leave the house with my 5D and 28-75 2.8, and cover the majority of what I want to shoot without lugging a bag at all.



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Mar 29, 2009 16:56 |  #13

I can't trade any of my glass, sorry. I use them for my work. But I like borrowing and lending out some to friends here. They usually treat my stuff well. I even let Maureen have my 70-200 2.8 IS today. :)


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Mar 29, 2009 18:56 |  #14

thanks anyway... this thread has provoked some thought, thats what I was after. I am pretty well covered outdoors now, better would be , well, better....but where do the improvements really need to be made? I am still thinking about trading the primes for the fast handling but slow apertured L quality zooms, but I picked all of my glass for reasons, and those reasons aren't going away forever. good trustworthy lenses should stay in the bag as long as possible, shouldn't they?


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Mar 29, 2009 19:12 |  #15

You know, fast glass may incidently go for low light, but where it shines is in fast shutter speeds, low ISO, IQ and sharpness outdoors. To your arsenal I would add the 1.4x and 2x TCs, a good tripod and monopod and call you fixed.


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