« on: April 04, 2013, 06:07:40 PM »
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Excellent. Wickedly sharp, great colors and contrast, blazing fast AF, solid build.
If Canon had the 24-70mm MK II on their refurb sale that started today, I'd have it on order. I'll likely order one very soon in any event.
I've decided I'm not going to order a 24-70mm MkII.
The fact that mine arrived from B&H last week might have something to do with that decision...
35mm. It's more versatile. The 50mm is such an overrated lens not to mention not a good portrait lens.People's heads will get distorted when shot with the 50mm (unless you're going for the distorted head look).
I agree with Peteroc. Keep the 35mm and get either the 85mm or 135mm.
Either you've never used one or you're... Im going to just go with you've never used one. I own and use all the primes below 135mm. They all work well for portraits, especially the 50mmL, 85mmL and 135L. They are tools, when you know how/when to use them they work fine.
Since moving onto the 5D3... the 50L is my go to lens for most shooting environments. The 35L was my fave lens until my first 5D3. The 35L is a great-walk around lens but now I gravitate to the 50L. 50mm is a great PJ focal length, and has been for many years. It also excels with portraits but… again, put it in the hands of a monkey and YMMV. Sure you can buy the 1.4 but it has a notorious habit of taking a crap when you need it... shabby build is why it's such a deal. If you don't mind that, then go for a 1.4. If your looking for a workhorse tank 50mm, the 50L is your lens.
50mm f/1.2 on a 5D3...
Nikkei Matsuri, San Jose 2012... by David KM, on Flickr
Robinson... by David KM, on Flickr
Lovers at the park... by David KM, on Flickr
I've used to own one and sold it. I notice you stand quite a distance away from your subjects. Get in closer and shoot just their heads and watch their heads get distorted and how unflattering they become.
80mm is 'standard' only on a MF body, and will be a short tele on the 5d.80mm is 80mm, it doesn't matter what the body is..