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Just Bought My First FF... Now What?

 
leroy_sunset
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Aug 19, 2009 22:20 |  #1

Looking at my sig, you'll see my newest toy :D I had a friend grab it for me, so I have yet to lay my hands on it, but he tells me it's really, really nice!

You'll also see my lens collection thus far. I was thinking of getting a 17-55mm for my 50D, but fate stepped in and granted me a 1Ds for a steal.

So the question begs... what lens should I get? I find that my 50mm is often too tight on my 50D, but I bet it's gonna be sweet on this thing. I find I most often use my 10-22 at about 18-20mm, so maybe a 17-40?

Suggestions, please.

Edit: Want to spend less than $1000 for a used lens.


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Aug 19, 2009 22:26 |  #2

A Canon 16-35mm f/2.8L II would be nice on your new camera. You could also go with the 17-40mm f/4.0L if you don't really need the stop.


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Aug 19, 2009 22:26 |  #3

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Aug 19, 2009 22:31 |  #4

What about a 16-35mm mkI?


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Aug 19, 2009 22:47 |  #5

take a look at this page, it might help...http://www.ephotozine.​com/topic/t-67895 (external link)


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Aug 19, 2009 22:52 as a reply to  @ jbhswim's post |  #6

I wouldn't purchase anything until you get your hands on it and use it for a few weeks. Every lens becomes much wider and until you use it and see what you need, you may have a lens on the sales forum quickly.


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Aug 19, 2009 22:54 |  #7

leroy_sunset wrote in post #8490623 (external link)
What about a 16-35mm mkI?

mk I vs MK II- well they are pretty darn close but there is some corner softness in the MK I where it is great in the mk II


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Aug 19, 2009 22:58 |  #8

You have quite a few options. You could sell the 10-22....and then pick up the 16-35mm (since the later on a FF is virtually the same as the 10-22 on a 1.6x). That's if you want the UWA option.

I picked up my 17-40mm for a great deal used in practically-as-new condition. Good value for the price.

If you need f/2.8 but don't want to go into the 16-35mm's price range, you could look at the older 17-35mm or 20-35mm L's. You'll can pick up either of those for substantially less than a $1000.

Why you would shoot the most of your 10-22 lens at 18-20mm is another matter altogether :D :D....but IF that's what you want to keep on doing, then your 28-135mm lens is certainly adequate provided you don't need more speed. No doubt some will say get rid of that lens and pick up a 24-105mm L....but I think you're "OK" for now with the 28-135mm on a FF.


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Aug 20, 2009 00:19 |  #9

I shoot my 10-22 at 18mm a lot because it's the only lens in my lineup that offers that width. That, or I shoot at 10mm. Like I said, I was planning on getting a 17-55mm, but was preempted :D

I like the idea of a 17-35mm, but I haven't done much research on that lens. I guess I'll have to take a look. The speed is really desirable.

Like I said, under $1000. So, 17-40 or 17-35, or the 16-35 mk1?

Not interested in a 24-105.

Thanks for the ideas/opinions. Keep 'em coming.

BeritOlam wrote in post #8490774 (external link)
You have quite a few options. You could sell the 10-22....and then pick up the 16-35mm (since the later on a FF is virtually the same as the 10-22 on a 1.6x). That's if you want the UWA option.

I picked up my 17-40mm for a great deal used in practically-as-new condition. Good value for the price.

If you need f/2.8 but don't want to go into the 16-35mm's price range, you could look at the older 17-35mm or 20-35mm L's. You'll can pick up either of those for substantially less than a $1000.

Why you would shoot the most of your 10-22 lens at 18-20mm is another matter altogether :D :D....but IF that's what you want to keep on doing, then your 28-135mm lens is certainly adequate provided you don't need more speed. No doubt some will say get rid of that lens and pick up a 24-105mm L....but I think you're "OK" for now with the 28-135mm on a FF.


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Newest addition: T2i
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Aug 20, 2009 00:26 |  #10

On FF:

-Your 28-135 will actually be a nice standard zoom and 28mm will actually be wide angle as it was intended.
-Your 50mm 1.4 will be a nice standard lens with THIN dof.
-Your 85mm and 100mm macro will be great short portrait lenses.

Why not just shoot with those for a while and see what you think. You can still use your 50D/XTI with the 10-22 for UWA shots, so no worries there and you might find your primes a bit redundant now with the multiple crop factors. I would just wait and see what you still think you need in 3 months.


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Aug 20, 2009 00:29 |  #11

EcoRick wrote in post #8490740 (external link)
I wouldn't purchase anything until you get your hands on it and use it for a few weeks. Every lens becomes much wider and until you use it and see what you need, you may have a lens on the sales forum quickly.

Definitely.
Only you can determine what you'll like.

Personally, I would get the Sigma 12-24. But it's all subjective.


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Aug 20, 2009 00:30 |  #12

Congrats on your new acquisition!

But you might want to change your sig to say "newest addition," not "newest edition," since the latter implies that you have the latest version of this model, which would be the 1Ds Mark III, whereas the former "addition" means this is the latest camera body you have added to your collection. Just a minor clarification :mrgreen:

BTW, why is the 85/1.8 "dirty?" Have you been doing...unsavory things to your lenses? :shock:


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Aug 20, 2009 00:40 |  #13

Lol, thanks for the grammar correction. Unfortunate slip of the brain for a former English major :confused:

As for the "dirty" 85mm... https://photography-on-the.net/forum/showthre​ad.php?t=672632

wickerprints wrote in post #8491258 (external link)
Congrats on your new acquisition!

But you might want to change your sig to say "newest addition," not "newest edition," since the latter implies that you have the latest version of this model, which would be the 1Ds Mark III, whereas the former "addition" means this is the latest camera body you have added to your collection. Just a minor clarification :mrgreen:

BTW, why is the 85/1.8 "dirty?" Have you been doing...unsavory things to your lenses? :shock:


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Aug 20, 2009 00:45 |  #14

Adorama sells the 24-70 f/2.8 L used for precisely $1000.




  
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Aug 20, 2009 00:48 |  #15

Or you can go ultra-wide... as in, as wide as you can possibly get with a rectilinear lens on a full frame camera... Sigma 12-24 f/4-5.6 EX.




  
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