« on: January 17, 2013, 07:29:24 AM »
from aaronh: "I was thinking of selling the 70-200, 5D2, and 24-105 and getting a 5D3, 85 1.8, and 135. BTW, I also have a 35 1.4 and a 50 1.8."
First of all this is a quality thread. I don't read many forums but this thread has a lot of helpful comments. Anyway, what I've seen of the 5D3 is very sharp by many users. So I'm saying I'd consider which lenses I'd use w/ that model.
from aaronh: "I'm doing quite a bit of traveling this year and hate to lose telephoto but also am wary of lugging around a big white lens (I'm going to Africa, China, and potentially SE Asia)." "I do a fair amount of portrait work and some weddings."
I'm guessing u won't do wedding shots on your travel but perhaps street photo shooting. Having giving thought to the 135 v 85 in the past and from the experience of others the 85 is the preferred portrait lens for pros. Your mileage may vary. But I know u r aware of that. I'm surprised to hear so many voices say it's slow. And since I don't have actual experience w/ either I'd adjust the choice to think the 85L. But that's not too helpful. If I were u la de da I'd choose the focal length and forget the nuances based on their equally good reps. As long as I said I was stepping into your shoes I would find it hard to travel without at least one good telezoom. But u seem to have made up your mind. Most of the shots I've seen of Africa include animals and I can't imagine trying to get up close and personal with a beast with a 35 prime and expect much. But that's just me. U may not be interested in animals but rather landscape and so forth.
5D3 a magnificent choice. plus 85L . Keep the 35 and the telezoom. Drop the 50, 5D2 and 24-105. You don't have to bring the 70-200 but I don't believe in painting w/ a broad stroke when I'm thinking detail.