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Feb 22, 2010 23:54 |  #1
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:D I got paid for a work I did and just tomorrow ill get paid!!
with 5 grand what lenses could I buy.. I rather not only 1 expenssive but like 3 or 4 mid price range and good ones

edit: received payment! :D.. man going to amazon with that much is not a good idea.. and having it all free makes me not even want to spend too much now :eek:

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Feb 22, 2010 23:55 |  #2

What will you be shooting?


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Feb 22, 2010 23:56 |  #3

get a used 5d
70-200, doesn't matter which
50 1.4 or 1.2
17-40 or 16-35

and spend the rest on lights


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Feb 23, 2010 00:02 |  #4

What lenses do you have already? What kind of shooting are you interested in?


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I want the 85mm so bad but is $1900 for low light mostly, I want a good wide angle one and probably one for zoom in day light


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Feb 23, 2010 00:09 |  #6

I honestly think we're jumping the gun a little bit.

It doesn't sound like you know what you want. Buy one at a time. Doesn't need to be L. Start with a 50 1.4 or a 10-22 and a 70-200.

The 85L is not $1900 "for low light mostly"

Slowwww down.


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Feb 23, 2010 00:10 |  #7

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I want the 85mm so bad but is $1900 for low light mostly, I want a good wide angle one and probably one for zoom in day light

Let's see:
Canon 35mm ƒ/1.4L - $1200 used
Canon 85mm ƒ/1.2L mark I - $1200 used
Canon 24-105mm ƒ/4L IS (or 24-70mm if you want an extra stop of light) - $800-1000 depending on which
Canon 70-200mm ƒ/4L IS - $1000
Canon 17-40mm ƒ/4L - $500-600

That puts you at $4700-5000 and you'd have a stellar setup for almost anything.


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Feb 23, 2010 00:37 |  #8

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I want the 85mm so bad but is $1900 for low light mostly, I want a good wide angle one and probably one for zoom in day light

- If you want the 85L primarily for an f-stop faster than f/1.8, wait and see how the new Sigma 85/1.4 performs.
- For a wide-angle prime, there's the 24L II...and not much else, and that's hardly wide. The only truly fast and wide prime for Canon is the Sigma 20/1.8. If you really like wide primes, you're better off switching to a 5D or 1Ds series.
- If you mean a standard zoom, get the 15-85 IS.

Keep the extra cash if you don't switch cameras, in case you want something later. Like a supertele or lighting or a motorcycle or something...

Canon is supposedly announcing stuff tomorrow, so wait and see if anything sounds interesting.




  
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Feb 23, 2010 00:54 |  #9

eicorvette wrote in post #9663071 (external link)
:D I got paid for a work I did and just tomorrow ill get paid!!
with 5 grand what lenses could I buy.. I rather not only 1 expenssive but like 3 or 4 mid price range and good ones

If I were you (assuming that you are using a FF body), I would get:
(1) 16-35 F/2.8 - 1500 (optional if you are not into landscape that much)
(2) 24-70 F/2.8 - 1300
(3) 70-200 F/4 IS - 1200
(4) 100mm F/2.8 macro (Mark I) - 500
(5) 50mm F/1.4 - 350

Total = 4850

Lastly, I believe it is best to get one at a time (rent before you buy), so that you will not be overwhelmed with excitement and forget that you are supposed to take pictures with the lenses :).

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mikekelley wrote in post #9663156 (external link)
I honestly think we're jumping the gun a little bit.

It doesn't sound like you know what you want. Buy one at a time. Doesn't need to be L. Start with a 50 1.4 or a 10-22 and a 70-200.

The 85L is not $1900 "for low light mostly"

Slowwww down.

well man, I do have the money.. and since I dont want photography as a career I dont think is necesary to start from cero.. mostly when something like photography requires some expensive equipment, of course some say photography is not about equipment or lenses but, lets be honest it does have a huge impact.

I might like to add some equipment like lights, a good flash, tripod and even something to shoot video like stabilizers and rollers... Im doing all this to have just a good photography equipment for me and my brother's career which requires alot of photoshooting and having to find photographers, we might as well get our own equipment

So far I have a good idea and recomendations, thanx alot guys, is a tough decision


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Feb 23, 2010 01:04 |  #11

Just for clarification, is there a separate budget for lights, tripods and other equipment, or is the budget for everything?


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Feb 23, 2010 01:18 |  #12
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yea is for all I guess, thats all I have

I like the list you made
Canon 35mm ƒ/1.4L - $1200 used
Canon 85mm ƒ/1.2L mark I - $1200 used
Canon 24-105mm ƒ/4L IS (or 24-70mm if you want an extra stop of light) - $800-1000 depending on which
Canon 70-200mm ƒ/4L IS - $1000
Canon 17-40mm ƒ/4L - $500-600

except probably the 85mm Im afraid to buy a used one just you know.. a 70-200 is one I want... which one is the widest angle of the list you did?


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Feb 23, 2010 01:21 |  #13

foxes list looks best to me.

and i have the 85mm 1.2L ii.. and its not "just for low light"

drop it down to 2.0 in the park you get great prortraits with fast shutter speed, low iso and a bokeh that you cant photoshop.

but... like i said. I i had 5Gs... id go foxes route

LOVE that 35mmf 1.4


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Feb 23, 2010 01:25 as a reply to  @ Doc Fluty's post |  #14

I agree with Foxes list, except I'd get a 70-200mm f/2.8 IS opposed to the f/4. Quite a price increase there though.


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Feb 23, 2010 01:27 as a reply to  @ That_Fox's post |  #15

unless you're going into portrait work exclusively, i would recommend the 50 1.2 over the 85 1.2L (II even); its cheaper ($1500-1600 vs. $2100) and much more usable on a crop sensor, (not to mention focuses way faster)

If you want a wide angle, and are concerned with lighting condition, i vote for the 14 2.8 or 24 1.4L since primes will always surpass any zoom lens in clarity and overall performance.

now that you're down to around $1900, either pick up a 70-200 f4 or f2.8 used, or get some specialty lenses, I'm kind of partial to the 45mm TS-E, and the 15mm Fisheye... or just go big and buy everything (don't forget extra memory cards and batteries, lenses themselves can't take pictures without a powered body with extra storage) : Newegg.com has some good deals on reasonably fast affordable CF cards


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