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Second lens for first time FF user
« on: December 27, 2012, 12:35:27 PM »
I've just ordered a Canon 5d classic and 50mm EF lens as a first try at full frame. I've no other compatible lenses and was wondering what I should buy next. I'm mostly interested in landscapes with some portrait work as well, and I wouldn't mind macro capability for flowers etc. I was looking to spend up to £300 for my next lens, or maybe £500 or a couple of lenses.

What would your first choices be?

Thanks in advance

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Second lens for first time FF user
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Re: Second lens for first time FF user
« Reply #1 on: December 27, 2012, 12:39:04 PM »
A Tamron 28-75mm f2.8 would be a great next lens. Grab some inexpensive extension tubes for macro.

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« Reply #2 on: December 27, 2012, 01:21:53 PM »
Thanks! I'll look into the lens and the tubes

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Re: Second lens for first time FF user
« Reply #3 on: December 27, 2012, 01:22:40 PM »
24-105L + 50mm is a fantastic GP combo. Also 24-105Ls used are not too expensive.

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« Reply #4 on: December 27, 2012, 03:19:42 PM »
I suggest a 100 mm macro (The non L version) and a 28 F1.8 lens combo. The 24 mm is better but might be just out of reach from a cost perspective. Both of these used should be within your specified range.

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Re: Second lens for first time FF user
« Reply #5 on: December 27, 2012, 03:57:13 PM »
Ditto for both the EF 28/1.8 USM and the 24-105L lenses.  You would be thrilled with both.

I would probably go for the 24-105L first since it covers everything you asked for and is very versatile.
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Re: Second lens for first time FF user
« Reply #6 on: December 27, 2012, 04:10:10 PM »
I've just ordered a Canon 5d classic and 50mm EF lens as a first try at full frame. I've no other compatible lenses and was wondering what I should buy next. I'm mostly interested in landscapes with some portrait work as well, and I wouldn't mind macro capability for flowers etc. I was looking to spend up to £300 for my next lens, or maybe £500 or a couple of lenses.

What would your first choices be?

Thanks in advance

Do you want real macro for flowers or do you just mean you want to be able to do tight/close portraits of flowers?  If the latter, and given your mention of portrait work generally, I'm inclined to suggest you blow your two-lens budget on one lens - a 135L (I've no idea what prices are like in the UK, but I paid about that for a used one in the US a few months ago), which is fantastic for portraits and focuses closely enough for the sort of flower shots you may have in mind; all the good things you've likely read about this lens are true, and while in some sense it may seem a somewhat irresponsible recommendation, that combination of that lens and a FF body can create results that are rather special.  For a more responsible recommendation, a lens that's both versatile and very good, look for a used 24-105L or 70-200 L.  Or add a couple of inexpensive primes such as 28 1.8 + 100 f/2 or 85 1.8.

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Re: Second lens for first time FF user
« Reply #7 on: December 27, 2012, 04:19:11 PM »
Try this web page

It lists Canon Lens recommendations for all purposes and more.
5DM3 | 50 f/1.2L | 100 f/2.8L MACRO IS | 16-35 f/2.8L II | 24-105 f/4 IS | 70-200 f/2.8L IS II | 70-300 f/4-5.6L IS | 100-400 f/4.5-5.6L IS

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Re: Second lens for first time FF user
« Reply #8 on: December 27, 2012, 04:35:13 PM »
Whats the web page?

Try this web page

It lists Canon Lens recommendations for all purposes and more.

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Re: Second lens for first time FF user
« Reply #9 on: December 27, 2012, 04:36:37 PM »
I've just ordered a Canon 5d classic and 50mm EF lens as a first try at full frame. I've no other compatible lenses and was wondering what I should buy next. I'm mostly interested in landscapes with some portrait work as well, and I wouldn't mind macro capability for flowers etc. I was looking to spend up to £300 for my next lens, or maybe £500 or a couple of lenses.

What would your first choices be?

Thanks in advance

Do you want real macro for flowers or do you just mean you want to be able to do tight/close portraits of flowers?  If the latter, and given your mention of portrait work generally, I'm inclined to suggest you blow your two-lens budget on one lens - a 135L (I've no idea what prices are like in the UK, but I paid about that for a used one in the US a few months ago), which is fantastic for portraits and focuses closely enough for the sort of flower shots you may have in mind; all the good things you've likely read about this lens are true, and while in some sense it may seem a somewhat irresponsible recommendation, that combination of that lens and a FF body can create results that are rather special.  For a more responsible recommendation, a lens that's both versatile and very good, look for a used 24-105L or 70-200 L.  Or add a couple of inexpensive primes such as 28 1.8 + 100 f/2 or 85 1.8.

Just close ups really, rather than ultra detailed macro shots. I'll look into the 135, that's a good portrait lens as well then?

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Re: Second lens for first time FF user
« Reply #10 on: December 27, 2012, 04:37:08 PM »
Thanks for all the help so far guys, lots of food for thought here!

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Re: Second lens for first time FF user
« Reply #11 on: December 27, 2012, 05:30:07 PM »
the 24-105mm f/4L is great,...price is also great right now!

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« Reply #12 on: December 27, 2012, 06:15:19 PM »
5DM3 | 50 f/1.2L | 100 f/2.8L MACRO IS | 16-35 f/2.8L II | 24-105 f/4 IS | 70-200 f/2.8L IS II | 70-300 f/4-5.6L IS | 100-400 f/4.5-5.6L IS

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Re: Second lens for first time FF user
« Reply #14 on: December 28, 2012, 05:22:23 AM »
Consider the 85mm f/1.8 or (even better) 100mm f/2 :)

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