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Re: 1Dx or lenses
« Reply #30 on: November 24, 2012, 10:03:52 PM »
Agreed, something unique in lenses is nice like a 24mm TS-E.
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« Reply #31 on: November 25, 2012, 07:12:25 AM »
I don't need anymore holidays thanks, the money isn't surplus, it's to be spent on photography.

Don't know what happened to my 500px account, but I've republished some portraits that were missing.

The 24TSE was a consideration, but I'm more of a people guy and its tricky to use for portraits, if I was planning on more landscapes etc I'd have one.

The 200 f/2 well I'd love one, but that's the same price in UK as a 1DX and I could only afford that if I sold my 5D3.

If I could find one for just over £3k Gbp I'd have one in a heartbeat.

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Re: 1Dx or lenses
« Reply #32 on: December 01, 2012, 08:22:01 PM »
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Currently have 5D3, 8-15L, 35L, 50L 100L 70-200L II I have a couple of EX 600’s and the radio trigger.

I saw this post and couldn't resist not to respond, so I registered an account here. LOL

Lenses:

You've got really great set of gears. 50L is a super portrait lens! I really want to get one but I simply have many other gear priorities. I shoot a lot of portraits with my 85L and 135L but I do miss the "standard" look. IMO 50mm gives a very editorial look for fashion and documentary work. I could shoot entirely with one single 85L or 135L, and guess same goes to 50L. 35L is a good environmental portrait lens, so if you like to include a lot of surrounding in your shot, 35L and 50L will be the ones to go, especially indoors! 24L is too wide for portrait.

Camera body

I bought a 5D3 March this year but thought I would need a 2nd camera body for wedding work, so I bought the 1Dx. But foremost, it was my new passion in wildlife photography that pushed me to spend extra bucks on a 1D body. For portraits and weddings, I think 1D is a bit overkill. It's got much better AF tracking in AI Servo mode. The colour come out from LCD screen also look better using AWB.

You situation

As other forum members have pointed out, you have a little gap in your lineup. If I intend to do more events and flash fashion shoots I would go for a 24-70 II. Your wide angle is lacking as well, fisheye maybe too wide? If you do landscape you do need a proper wide angle zoom or perhaps a 24L, 24-70L. And 14L if you wanna go for more extreme perspectives, but then again you've got the fisheye.

If I were you
Our photography area evolves, our style evolves hence our gears evolves. If I were you, I would keep your current lineup. Practice shooting in 35mm and 50mm more, perhaps get a 85L. To be honest, 135L has superb bokeh, but my 70-200LISII's versatility totally wins, the bokeh is not as dreamy, but I can live with it. 135L has been out of my camera bag for a long time now (could also due to the change in my photography interests). I would get a 200/2 or 300/2.8 if I shoot a lot fashion work and need to isolate backgrounds, and given my new passion in wildlife 300/2.8 will probably go into my bag so supplement my new 500L. = )

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Re: 1Dx or lenses
« Reply #33 on: December 02, 2012, 05:22:11 PM »
Thanks Felix, some sound advice, I'll let you know what I decide.

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Re: 1Dx or lenses
« Reply #34 on: December 02, 2012, 10:15:39 PM »
Lenses, the 24 l and the 85 l are awesome, get them !!!!!!!!!

For the 135 however, you may start questioning the existence of your 100 macro. I have the 100 macro, when I went on vacation with my uncle, he loaned me his 135l and his 135 2. I liked the 135 for the distance, because I use a rebel now, but I never wanted to put on the macro anymore. So when I stopped carrying it around, and leaving it at the hotel, I never had the is, the macro, or the range.(granted I had a 50mm). Maybe save the extr grand and put it towards the next 135mm, rumors are it will be 1.8 and have is! Maybe even a 17-40 would work well, or a second hand 300mm f4, used lenses, or cheap zooms are nothing to be embarrassed of as long as they improve your photography. Or, you cod buy a s**t load of accessories.

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« Reply #35 on: December 03, 2012, 02:45:17 PM »
Waw, but it depends what are you taking pictures of.

If no wild life, sport and reportage it is not really necessary to own 1DX. It is huge body.
I have 5D III gripped and because I use it with heavy lenses (300 and 500) it is more convenient for me. Since 1DX was announced I have never seriously considered to buy 1D series body. Now it is different story.

Just like a month ago I had same dilemma lenses vs 1DX and I have decided that I will buy lenses instead and will wait maybe for new 7D II, what image performance will bring.

Same as you I´m buying 85L and 135L (have 24L already but not 35L) so I suggest same to you get more lenses.
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Re: 1Dx or lenses
« Reply #36 on: December 03, 2012, 06:37:54 PM »
Wanna know what, get all 3 lenses, only primes give you a different unique perspective of things, and the 24 will be great (I understand why the 35 seems a bit oof, it's an awkward focal length, but the length is useful none of the less), the 85 1.2 l ii........well....you know....., and the 135, it's great, you may even love it so much that you sell the 70-200 for a newer 135<200 intermediate telephoto prime.

So if anybody from canon is reading this, make these
135 1.8 is
150/175mm f2 l (is maybe)

Sorry about before, I was just a bit jealous that you have all this great glass at your disposal, but I know you appreciate it very much.

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« Reply #36 on: December 03, 2012, 06:37:54 PM »

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« Reply #37 on: December 04, 2012, 09:58:37 AM »
To be a bit brutal, if you need to ask if you should buy a 1Dx, then you probably don't need it. You already have one of the best DSLRs on the market, I don't see what a 1Dx would add to your portraits. But it's your money, and of course you spend it the way you want.

Even your glass collection is quite OK, the only gap I see is in the wide angle department (the fisheye is a bit of a specific lens). I would add a 24mm 1.4 II or 24-70mm f2.8, the 135mm f2, and the 85mm f1.8 (unless you absolutely want a red ring on all your lenses).

You'll be better equipped than a lot of pros for portrait.

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« Reply #38 on: December 04, 2012, 11:29:41 AM »
To be a bit brutal, if you need to ask if you should buy a 1Dx, then you probably don't need it. You already have one of the best DSLRs on the market, I don't see what a 1Dx would add to your portraits. But it's your money, and of course you spend it the way you want.

Even your glass collection is quite OK, the only gap I see is in the wide angle department (the fisheye is a bit of a specific lens). I would add a 24mm 1.4 II or 24-70mm f2.8, the 135mm f2, and the 85mm f1.8 (unless you absolutely want a red ring on all your lenses).

You'll be better equipped than a lot of pros for portrait.
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« Reply #38 on: December 04, 2012, 11:29:41 AM »