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What lens(es) to choose for 5d mk2

 
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Jun 25, 2010 15:44 |  #1

Hi ppl,

i will buy 5d mkii soon, but right now i have not clean idea what lens(es) to buy with. The budget is around 1200€ (~1600$), so i need your suggestion.

First of all, IQ is most important. Just Canon lenses are acceptable(nothing Tamron and other stuff).

I watched 24-70 2.8f, but i'm not so impressed with IQ(in comparison to other lenses. I hadn't chance to try it, i just watched photos on the web of the users, so maybe i bring wrong opinion), so i am opened for suggestions.

PS. Have in mind fact that i'm from Bosnia, so be free to put on lenses price 5-10%, because they are here saucy expensive. :)

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Jun 25, 2010 15:47 |  #2

there are a lot of good 3rd party lenses such as the sigma 50mm f1.4 i'm not sure avoiding 3rd party lens is such a good idea...

but if you must go with canon... there's the 85mm f1.8, 100mm f2, 35mm f1.4, 135mm f2, those are all lenses of good value and reputation


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Jun 25, 2010 15:58 |  #3

Get the 5DII kit with the 24-105 if you can. that lens is great on FF or crop in my opinion.


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Jun 25, 2010 16:23 |  #4

I don't know where you saw the sample photos taken with the 24-70L but I am pretty sure it's not in this forum :p

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Jun 25, 2010 16:39 |  #5

I will carefully check that topic. :) So, you recommend 24-70? For "long" time it was my "first pick". But now i'm confused so i ask for yours suggestions.

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Jun 25, 2010 17:00 |  #6

Not long ago I was trying to decide between the 24-70L and 24-105L and chose the former simply because it's one stop faster which produces images with shallower DOF. Not having IS is not a big issue for me because I usually use it in broad daylight and at f2.8 this lens is very hand-holdable allowing me to shoot at 1/13s at 24mm and still get sharp images. I think you should read this review first and compare the sharpness between these two zooms:

http://www.the-digital-picture.com ….8-L-USM-Lens-Review.aspx (external link)

http://www.the-digital-picture.com …&SampleComp=0&F​LI=0&API=2 (external link)


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Jun 25, 2010 17:02 |  #7

what equipment do you have now?


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Jun 25, 2010 17:08 |  #8

+1 on kit lens, 24-105, you get a good price for buying it with camera.


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Jun 25, 2010 17:10 |  #9

Apollo.11 wrote in post #10427063 (external link)
what equipment do you have now?

Right now, i have Nikon D90(and Nikkor objectives, so i can't use it on Canon). :)




  
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Jun 25, 2010 17:36 |  #10

then i'd agree the 5D with 24-105 is a great start


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Jun 25, 2010 18:16 |  #11

Buy 24-105L w/ the camera. That will save at least $200-300 off a brand new one. So you can add 70-200mm f4 + Sigma 50mm or 70-200mm f4 IS.


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Jun 25, 2010 19:07 |  #12

Prime: 35l or 50 1.4. Both are fantastic on the 5d mark ii. If you want two lenses then it's gotta be either the 24l ii + 50l or the 35l + 85l combo.

Zoom: 24-70l or 28-75 Tammy both zooms are great for portrait work when using flash. The flexibility is great.


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Jun 25, 2010 22:54 |  #13

I really depends on WHAT you are going to be shooting, if you need a low light lens, the 24-105 is only an f/4, you may want a lens with f/2.8, like the 24-105, or any of canon's prime lenses.


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Jun 26, 2010 01:11 |  #14

jericho1405 wrote in post #10427092 (external link)
Right now, i have Nikon D90(and Nikkor objectives, so i can't use it on Canon). :)

I would look at the lenses you have now and figure out what focal lengths you like. Then, look for the equivalent on the Canon platform. Lots of good choices.


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Jun 26, 2010 01:41 |  #15

I personally would opt for a 50L!


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