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Re: Have $2200 budget which lens(es) to get next?
« Reply #15 on: November 23, 2012, 02:06:19 AM »
I could easily shoot a whole wedding with just these 2 lenses preferably on 2 bodies though

... which leaves me in awe again because it contradicts the eternal knowledge that you can hardly shoot a wedding w/o 70-200/2.8 - and you didn't even include the "standard" 24-70 in your list. Obviously there are two categories of wedding shooters (or weddings), or am I missing something here?

I'd personally expect that unless you shoot in St. Paul's cathedral or the priest hates you and you have to shoot from the back row the tele range is not that essential? And w/o an uwa there could be the problem you cannot shoot 50 people in front of you on the church steps when you stand with your back to a busy street (which is often the case for city churches, at least in Berlin).

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Re: Have $2200 budget which lens(es) to get next?
« Reply #15 on: November 23, 2012, 02:06:19 AM »

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Re: Have $2200 budget which lens(es) to get next?
« Reply #16 on: November 23, 2012, 02:18:48 AM »
If you are going to shoot outdoor portraits or weddings, I would not go for a 70-200mm without IS.  We also got the 70-200 f/4 IS, but it is mainly a backup lens now.  If you plan to go on to shoot weddings (engagement shoots are an obvious gateway drug to weddings) rather invest in the IS version.
I agree, for weddings definitely invest in the IS version.  The version without IS is much less useful indoors -- you really have to be steady or use a monopod/tripod.  The 70-200 f/4 IS is a good choice too.  With the great high ISO ability of the 5DIII, the f/4 lens can now be used in many indoor locations where previously the f/2.8 lens would have been required.

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Re: Have $2200 budget which lens(es) to get next?
« Reply #17 on: November 23, 2012, 03:22:00 AM »
This is not likely to be your last lens purchase, so why not go with the best allrounder there is, the 70-200 2.8 IS? Then next step go ahead and add the 135 in a few months.

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Re: Have $2200 budget which lens(es) to get next?
« Reply #18 on: November 23, 2012, 08:31:28 AM »
Sigma 35mm 1.4

Canon 50mm 1.4

Canon 100mm f/2

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Re: Have $2200 budget which lens(es) to get next?
« Reply #19 on: November 23, 2012, 09:01:12 AM »
The first lens anyone should buy as soon as they have $2100 is the 70-200 f2.8 mk.ii .... all others will come later :-)
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Re: Have $2200 budget which lens(es) to get next?
« Reply #20 on: November 26, 2012, 12:50:54 AM »
All,

thank you so much for sharing your opinions!  Truly appreciated it..

I DID end up buying the 70-200mm f/2.8 IS II this weekend when I went to L.A. for a shoot.  I came across an Ad by Samy's and they had an awesome NO TAX sale the whole weekend.  Additionally, I negotiated a better price on top of it! got it for well under my $2200 budget which gave me more than enough left for a new Lowepro 180 AW Messenger bag ! :-)

Bottomline, I love this lens and the images from it are stellar!  Again thanks for all the recommendations!

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« Reply #21 on: November 26, 2012, 03:54:44 AM »
thank you so much for sharing your opinions!  Truly appreciated it..
I DID end up buying the 70-200mm f/2.8 IS II this weekend...

I've come in late on this thread but would like to validate your decision to go with the 70-200mm f/2.8 IS II. For a spectacularly high percentage of Canon shooters, this is THE lens that you'd never be without. For the sort of work you have described, this lens will probably stay bolted onto one of your bodies close to full-time.

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« Reply #21 on: November 26, 2012, 03:54:44 AM »

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« Reply #22 on: November 26, 2012, 04:24:01 AM »
thank you so much for sharing your opinions!  Truly appreciated it..
I DID end up buying the 70-200mm f/2.8 IS II this weekend...

I've come in late on this thread but would like to validate your decision to go with the 70-200mm f/2.8 IS II. For a spectacularly high percentage of Canon shooters, this is THE lens that you'd never be without. For the sort of work you have described, this lens will probably stay bolted onto one of your bodies close to full-time.

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Re: Have $2200 budget which lens(es) to get next?
« Reply #23 on: November 26, 2012, 05:54:41 AM »
The 70-200/2.8 IS II is the unbeatable CANON BENCHMARK LENS.
If all wedding photographers go 70-200 it's for plenty of reasons


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Re: Have $2200 budget which lens(es) to get next?
« Reply #23 on: November 26, 2012, 05:54:41 AM »