jbrown7815 wrote in post #7630873
Ok I have 40D.
I mainly shoot glamour/fashion. Occasional car shoot. Usually will have off-camera lighting. Sometimes studio.
I just started over on equipment, and just bought the 40d, so right now, I have no lenses at all. Looking to spend around 1k on lens/lenses
My original plan was to buy 24-70 2.8L and stick with just that. As everyone says it's an awesome lens. What about buying 17-55 2.8 & 50mm 1.4/(or)85mm 1.8
What do y'all think?
For fashion and glamour, I think 24-70mm is a better FL range to have for APS-C. For weddings, 17-55mm is better FL range for APS-C. For walkaround shooting particularly if travelling in Europe, I would opt for the 17-55 because of 'wide' and because it is not as heavy a brick to carry, and for IS.
The 85mm is too long on APS-C...forcing you back too far, where other photographers could step into your FOV and block your shot! Solo work in the studio it would be good, for the increased isolation without concern of blocked shots, if your shooting area is large enough (min. 24' to the subject, for a full length shot!)