« on: April 12, 2013, 09:58:28 PM »
Looking for a good 3rd party grip for the 5D3 that's close to Canon's offering in terms of build and handling.
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I'd go either 135L or 200 2.8 I'd probably debate back and forth the merits of both but I guess realistically since neither has IS I'd probably lean towards the 135 not only is it faster but presumably I can handhold it at 2/3 stop slower shutter speed letting in more light. Plus the 135 is one of those ubiquitous canon lenses you'll use for everything. Total side note, checked out your Flickr, apparently we're Flickr contacts.
I've been full circle almost using almost every option for extensive periods of time, zooms to primes, fisheyes to 400mm f/2.8 II. Right now at the moment I am starting to fall in love again with the 200mm f/2.8L II lens for just the purpose you mention. Nothing is as comfortable, as stealthy, or as effective.
I have the 70-200mm II, and I practically hate that lens as a working tool. Carry one around 14 hours and you'll hate your life. Carry the 200mm f/2.8L II lens around for the same length of time, and you'll be smiling at the end of the day and probably have way better pictures as well.
If you're doing night street photography, the 135mm would make sense as well, but the 200mm focal length just has that perfect framing for candid photos and continues to have nice backgrounds wide open at longer distances than the 135mm.
What body are you using it on? And can you tell us what kind of street photography you like to do? Give as much detail as you can please.