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Feb 04, 2010 11:33 |  #1

Hey guys,

Recently updated to a 5D Mark II and was looking for some extra glass to buy within the next couple of months.

I already have the 50mm 1.4, EF 28-135 3.5-5.6, EF 75-300 4.0, and a old 28-80mm from my old 35mm rebel.

I am starting to get more and more into portraits, and recently got booked for a wedding in June. I love my 50mm 1.4 prime. I have been thinking I need a wide angle lens but wanted to see what some people recommend first.

is the 28mm 2.8 a solid lens? Or should I go with a zoom lens for what I am getting into?

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Feb 04, 2010 11:45 |  #2

maybe you can get rid of the 28-135 and go for a 24-70? it's nice to have a faster zoom for weddings. you can buy 3rd party if budget is an issue. what's your budget?

there are a lot of info out there on wedding gear, you can also ask in the wedding talk forum


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Feb 04, 2010 11:46 |  #3

You definitely need to look in to upgrading your glass, especially if you're going to shoot a wedding. Right now you basically have a run of the mill assortment of consumer lenses on a near-pro body. Something like the Canon 24-70 f2.8 and 70-200 f2.8 IS come to mind. With the resolving power of the 5D II you are going to want good lenses.




  
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Feb 04, 2010 12:06 as a reply to  @ crn3371's post |  #4

Thanks,

yea i agree thats why I am posting. The lenses I have take decent pictures, but I bought them a few years ago for my xTI.. so I definitely need a step up.

I have some time before this wedding, and don't really have the money right now for a > 1K lens. I have about 1200 left on my budget and am trying to save up for a new iMac for PP.


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Feb 04, 2010 12:11 as a reply to  @ squiLL's post |  #5

I'd go along with the suggestion that the 24-70 and 70-200/2.8 IS are the lenses to use. Your 50/1.4 will come in handy as well. If you are happy shooting closer to your subjects then you could leave the 70-200 for later as funds become available or vice versa.


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Feb 04, 2010 12:11 |  #6

I think the 5D II deserves better glass. But, this is going to cost. Sell all lenses you have now except the 50/1.4. Look at getting the 24-105 IS for an all 'round lens.


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