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RustyTheGeek

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Re: Going FF very soon; what to do about lenses?
« Reply #15 on: December 17, 2012, 09:59:25 PM »
For miscellaneous and who knows, the 24-105L is a great choice, and you can't beat the price as a FF kit lens. The 85/1.8 is great for portraits on FF.

Ditto.  +1  The 24-105 was my first L lens and that was on crop.  It's a great deal for a lens when packaged with the body.  Just do that first.  Don't over think it.  The 85/1.8 is pretty inexpensive and a fantastic portrait lens.  Get that too if you like.  And the 24-105 isn't bad for portraits either.  Don't buy any more lenses for a while.  Learn to use those first.  Buy lighting or reflectors or books.  Enjoy the camera.  Don't get too caught up in the equipment.  Heck, you already have a 70-200!  You'll be set for a while.  How do you plan to carry it all?  Good storage or carry systems aren't cheap either.

Enjoy your FF camera!!   :D
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Re: Going FF very soon; what to do about lenses?
« Reply #15 on: December 17, 2012, 09:59:25 PM »

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Re: Going FF very soon; what to do about lenses?
« Reply #16 on: December 17, 2012, 10:10:34 PM »
I'm in the same process now. I already sold all my EF-S lenses, and bought 24-105 and 70-200. (and 50/1.4).

Waiting for good deal on the 5D3 and then it's bye bye 7D.

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Re: Going FF very soon; what to do about lenses?
« Reply #17 on: December 17, 2012, 10:14:27 PM »
For miscellaneous and who knows, the 24-105L is a great choice, and you can't beat the price as a FF kit lens. The 85/1.8 is great for portraits on FF.

Ditto.  +1  The 24-105 was my first L lens and that was on crop.  It's a great deal for a lens when packaged with the body.  Just do that first.  Don't over think it.  The 85/1.8 is pretty inexpensive and a fantastic portrait lens.  Get that too if you like.  And the 24-105 isn't bad for portraits either.  Don't buy any more lenses for a while.  Learn to use those first.  Buy lighting or reflectors or books.  Enjoy the camera.  Don't get too caught up in the equipment.  Heck, you already have a 70-200!  You'll be set for a while.  How do you plan to carry it all?  Good storage or carry systems aren't cheap either.

Enjoy your FF camera!!   :D

Good advice.  I think I can make do very nicely with the 24-105 and maybe an 85 f/1.8 prime.

I am thinking that dark/dim shooting is worth more to me than fancy sports shooting.  At least until my little ones get faster!  That gives me 4 or 5 years.  I think I will wait for the 6D plus 24-105 to finally drop a few hundred below $2699 at B&H or Adorama, then grab it.
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Re: Going FF very soon; what to do about lenses?
« Reply #18 on: December 17, 2012, 10:52:23 PM »
I know I need a walk-around lens. I worry that only a prime or primes would be too hard to work? 
Depends on what you take pictures of when you "walk around"  :)

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Should I go 6d instead?  I know the advice is usually to go lenses first and then bodies.
Maybe (or maybe the 5DII which is a steal right now), but not if the reason is to get the 24-70 mkII
Portraits of my elementary school kids, and
70-200mm and the 50mm f/1.8 has you covered
Some non-serious kid soccer, and 70-200mm
Candids of the family, and
misc.,  50mm f/1.8

You have all the bases covered for the short term. So my suggestion would be to shoot with the 50mm f1.8 and the 70-200mm for a while and see what you find yourself missing 9e.g. do you find yourself wanting to fill the gap at the wide end, or do you want a good portrait prime like the Sigma 85 ?)

The only lens worth considering right now is the 24-105, and only then because you get it at a discount if you buy it with the body, AND it would be a nice addition to what you already have. But then you'll always have the opportunity to spend money later if you don't do so now  :D

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Re: Going FF very soon; what to do about lenses?
« Reply #19 on: December 17, 2012, 10:53:23 PM »
Put in the same shoes, I'd rather get a 17-40 F4L.  You need a UWA if you're taking a lot of landscapes.  The 50mm can serve as your walk-around lens (or you may replace it with the 40mm pancake or 50mm F1.4 if you want).  You've already got the 70-200 as your tele.  24-105 will just be redundant.

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Re: Going FF very soon; what to do about lenses?
« Reply #19 on: December 17, 2012, 10:53:23 PM »