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Title: 5D MARK III lens recommendation
Post by: vmk on November 27, 2012, 09:38:20 AM
Can you recommend lens for 5d mark iii
right now am with 24-105 f/4L

Thinking of below
Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM
Canon EF 16-35mm f/2.8L II USM
Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM




Title: Re: 5D MARK III lens recommendation
Post by: neuroanatomist on November 27, 2012, 09:50:10 AM
I recommend the TS-E 24mm f/3.5L II.

Why?  Becuase maybe you really like to shoot landscapes and architecture.  But maybe you don't.  So...knowing what you plan to do with the lens would sure help.  IMO, you buy a lens to fill a need, and the lenses you list fill three very different needs (albeit with some overlap between the telezoom and the macro).
Title: Re: 5D MARK III lens recommendation
Post by: vmk on November 27, 2012, 10:17:24 AM
Thank you.

am planning for landscape/portrait work...
Title: Re: 5D MARK III lens recommendation
Post by: Dylan777 on November 27, 2012, 10:18:56 AM
1. Sell your current 24-105L

2. Buy 24-70 f2.8 II & 70-200 f2.8 IS II


The BEST lenses on current market. No regret here.

Title: Re: 5D MARK III lens recommendation
Post by: ChrisAnderson on November 28, 2012, 05:57:41 PM
for landscape work, i'd consider the Zeiss 21mm Distagon f/2.8 as an alternative to the 16-35L.  Considerably better image quality, and it's built like a tank.

If you'd only be buying the 70-200 f/2.8 II for portrait work, maybe you'd be better served with a 135 f/2L or the 100L Macro.
Title: Re: 5D MARK III lens recommendation
Post by: Daniel Flather on November 28, 2012, 06:13:35 PM
I shoot lots of landscape with my 200/2, but the 70-200/4 would also fit the bill.  Your question will get 12 different answers from 10 different people.
Title: Re: 5D MARK III lens recommendation
Post by: aznable on November 28, 2012, 06:24:31 PM
Can you recommend lens for 5d mark iii
right now am with 24-105 f/4L

Thinking of below
Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM
Canon EF 16-35mm f/2.8L II USM
Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM

Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM good choice...a sigma 70-200 OS is good too for the half of money
Canon EF 16-35mm f/2.8L II USM ...terrible lens...if you plan to shoot landscapes go for a ts-e
Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM a sigma 105 OS would fits better



Title: Re: 5D MARK III lens recommendation
Post by: wickidwombat on November 28, 2012, 07:36:01 PM
I recommend the TS-E 24mm f/3.5L II.

Why?  Becuase maybe you really like to shoot landscapes and architecture.  But maybe you don't.  So...knowing what you plan to do with the lens would sure help.  IMO, you buy a lens to fill a need, and the lenses you list fill three very different needs (albeit with some overlap between the telezoom and the macro).

dammit even though you were being sarcastic we have to add psychic powers to your extensive resume :)
Title: Re: 5D MARK III lens recommendation
Post by: pinnaclephotography on November 28, 2012, 08:33:17 PM
for landscape work, i'd consider the Zeiss 21mm Distagon f/2.8 as an alternative to the 16-35L.  Considerably better image quality, and it's built like a tank.

If you'd only be buying the 70-200 f/2.8 II for portrait work, maybe you'd be better served with a 135 f/2L or the 100L Macro.

If portrait work is your thing, the 85 f/1.8, 85L, or 135L would be good places to look.  Unless you are shooting in a studio I would consider the 100L macro too slow for portrait work; more DOF control is needed IMO.

I share the sentiment for the Zeiss 21mm, the lens is just magic...though with the mkIII there is an unfortunate lack of precision focus screens, so you would be best off using live view.

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8348/8217945073_bd4f84e1d4_z.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/posthumus_cake/8217945073/)
Archangel Falls (http://www.flickr.com/photos/posthumus_cake/8217945073/#) by posthumus_cake ([url=http://www.pinnaclephotography.net]www.pinnaclephotography.net (http://www.flickr.com/people/posthumus_cake/))[/url], on Flickr

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8478/8211654939_eaea5619c8_z.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/posthumus_cake/8211654939/)
The Subway, smasher of GND and polarizing filters alike (http://www.flickr.com/photos/posthumus_cake/8211654939/#) by posthumus_cake ([url=http://www.pinnaclephotography.net]www.pinnaclephotography.net (http://www.flickr.com/people/posthumus_cake/))[/url], on Flickr
Title: Re: 5D MARK III lens recommendation
Post by: verysimplejason on November 29, 2012, 01:23:32 AM
for landscape work, i'd consider the Zeiss 21mm Distagon f/2.8 as an alternative to the 16-35L.  Considerably better image quality, and it's built like a tank.

If you'd only be buying the 70-200 f/2.8 II for portrait work, maybe you'd be better served with a 135 f/2L or the 100L Macro.

If portrait work is your thing, the 85 f/1.8, 85L, or 135L would be good places to look.  Unless you are shooting in a studio I would consider the 100L macro too slow for portrait work; more DOF control is needed IMO.

I share the sentiment for the Zeiss 21mm, the lens is just magic...though with the mkIII there is an unfortunate lack of precision focus screens, so you would be best off using live view.

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8348/8217945073_bd4f84e1d4_z.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/posthumus_cake/8217945073/)
Archangel Falls (http://www.flickr.com/photos/posthumus_cake/8217945073/#) by posthumus_cake ([url=http://www.pinnaclephotography.net]www.pinnaclephotography.net (http://www.flickr.com/people/posthumus_cake/))[/url], on Flickr

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8478/8211654939_eaea5619c8_z.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/posthumus_cake/8211654939/)
The Subway, smasher of GND and polarizing filters alike (http://www.flickr.com/photos/posthumus_cake/8211654939/#) by posthumus_cake ([url=http://www.pinnaclephotography.net]www.pinnaclephotography.net (http://www.flickr.com/people/posthumus_cake/))[/url], on Flickr

I love the second one.  :)
Title: Re: 5D MARK III lens recommendation
Post by: vmk on December 06, 2012, 08:32:49 PM
Thanks...
Bought following...
70-200 f/2.8L, 16-32 f/2.8L II, 100 f/2.8L Macro

need suggestion for extenders... should i go for "2x extender iii" to gain extra zoom for my 70-200 f/2.8L
or is it better to go for 100-400???

Title: Re: 5D MARK III lens recommendation
Post by: grafixstop on December 09, 2012, 04:20:17 PM
don't buy anything.  Use the lens you have until you feel frustrated it won't/can't do something you want to do,
and then buy a lens that will.  In the meantime, save your money - you may find the lens you want is expensive.
When that time comes, you won't have to ask others or this forum what to buy!
Title: Re: 5D MARK III lens recommendation
Post by: JonB8305 on December 10, 2012, 12:25:52 AM
for landscape work, i'd consider the Zeiss 21mm Distagon f/2.8 as an alternative to the 16-35L.  Considerably better image quality, and it's built like a tank.

If you'd only be buying the 70-200 f/2.8 II for portrait work, maybe you'd be better served with a 135 f/2L or the 100L Macro.

If portrait work is your thing, the 85 f/1.8, 85L, or 135L would be good places to look.  Unless you are shooting in a studio I would consider the 100L macro too slow for portrait work; more DOF control is needed IMO.

I share the sentiment for the Zeiss 21mm, the lens is just magic...though with the mkIII there is an unfortunate lack of precision focus screens, so you would be best off using live view.

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8348/8217945073_bd4f84e1d4_z.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/posthumus_cake/8217945073/)
Archangel Falls (http://www.flickr.com/photos/posthumus_cake/8217945073/#) by posthumus_cake ([url=http://www.pinnaclephotography.net]www.pinnaclephotography.net (http://www.flickr.com/people/posthumus_cake/))[/url], on Flickr

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8478/8211654939_eaea5619c8_z.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/posthumus_cake/8211654939/)
The Subway, smasher of GND and polarizing filters alike (http://www.flickr.com/photos/posthumus_cake/8211654939/#) by posthumus_cake ([url=http://www.pinnaclephotography.net]www.pinnaclephotography.net (http://www.flickr.com/people/posthumus_cake/))[/url], on Flickr

Those are fantastic photo's, do you have a how to guide for amateurs like myself?
Title: Re: 5D MARK III lens recommendation
Post by: hawaiisunsetphoto on December 10, 2012, 01:45:02 AM
Thanks...
Bought following...
70-200 f/2.8L, 16-32 f/2.8L II, 100 f/2.8L Macro

need suggestion for extenders... should i go for "2x extender iii" to gain extra zoom for my 70-200 f/2.8L
or is it better to go for 100-400???

Great start for what you want to do.  The 100L doubles as an excellent portrait lens.  You might want to consider the 1.4x iii instead of the 2x iii as the 1.4x iii is a bit sharper.  Might also consider a faster portrait lens at some point (e.g., 50mm L, 85mm L, or Sigma 85mm 1.4).