We have a Canon 5DM2 and two lenses -the 16-35 f/2.8 and the new 70-200 f/2.8 IS II.
I would like to buy the 24-70 f/2.8 to fill the gap between these two lenses but we're waiting for Canon to release the rumored the new IS version of this lens so we can use it for video as well. So in the mean time I've been considering some other lenses.
One of the problems I always run into is minimum focus. I'm too close to something and the camera won't focus. So I've been researching the minimum focus distances of various lenses and found some interesting results:
16-35 (0.9 feet)
24-70 (1.25 feet)
70-200 (3.94 feet)
85 f/1.2 (3.2 feet)
85 f/1.8 (2.8 feet)
50 f/1.2 (1.5 feet)
50 f/1.4 (1.5 feet)
Look at how short the minimum focus is for the 24-70. Does that sound right? I got all my info from B&H Photo's website. I'm surprised that the 85 f/1.2 has almost the same minimum focus distance as our 70-200! I'm really looking at purchasing the 85mm (or maybe a 50mm) to get us by while we're waiting for the new 24-70mm.
Any advice? Comments?