PS Am thinking of getting 16-35f/2.8 and 24-70f/2.8 to cover a week long Dickens festival for which I will be the offical tog.
The 16-35 will go on the 1d4 (suspect this will be the most used)
The 24-70 will go on a 7D
My 70-200 f/2.8II on the 5DII
Does this sound about right for what will be essentially a flash free intimate set of events?
I dont expect to change lens in an event, I might slip the 135f/2 on the 7D for some events (makes a good short f2 tele)
I would forget the 24-70
the 16-35 on the 1D4 and the 70-200 on the 5D2 will cover everything, if you really want to carry the 7D around to i would put a fast prime on it
I would consider borrowing or hiring another 5D2 with an 85mm prime f1.2 canon or f1.4 sigma on instead of the 7D though. I absolutly love my 5D2 sigma 85mm combo
I have just bought a 1Ds3 and the two 7Ds are being sold.
Perhaps this would make it?:
70-200 on 1Ds3
85 f/1.8 or 135 f/2 on 5DII
16-35 on 1D4 (could try my 17-40 to see if it works before buying)
Also have the 24-105 so could try that in 24-70 mode to see it that is the right length as well
Thanks for the suggestions - Brian
if you are prepared to lug 3 cameras around i would totally go with that setup
the 16-35 on APS-H is awesome you get 20-48mm effectively you will use it alot and it is super sharp use the 17-40 to check you ranges but the sharpness of the 16-35 is in another league. I think you will end up using the 85 most often for portraits and the 70-200 would be used mainly at the longer end for candid sniper shots. i also have the peak designs capture system on a thinktank belt which i can lock my modified l brackets into for the camera i'm not using, so for long shooting it really helps take the load off your shoulders even using a double rapid strap. saves you back bigtime!