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Re: Help Me Build My Lens Stable!
« Reply #15 on: February 22, 2013, 03:12:00 AM »
I also highly recommend the 35L.
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« Reply #15 on: February 22, 2013, 03:12:00 AM »

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« Reply #16 on: February 22, 2013, 05:04:16 AM »
I also highly recommend the 35L.
Awesome on a FF- Body.

Plenty of people are actually selling their 35L copies to purchase the new 35mm Sigma. I would highly recommend the Sigma instead of the 35L.

35mm is really great. I don't know why people prefer a 24mm lens when with the 35mm you actually place people in other spots than the middle. With a 24mm people will already start to turn into mutants.
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Re: Help Me Build My Lens Stable!
« Reply #17 on: February 22, 2013, 05:24:27 AM »
I also highly recommend the 35L.
Awesome on a FF- Body.

Plenty of people are actually selling their 35L copies to purchase the new 35mm Sigma. I would highly recommend the Sigma instead of the 35L.

35mm is really great. I don't know why people prefer a 24mm lens when with the 35mm you actually place people in other spots than the middle. With a 24mm people will already start to turn into mutants.
I am not selling my 35L, especially not for a Sigma. I don't care how good reviews it's getting. So they scored a lucky one on this, but we haven't seen if it's a good quality lens that will last over time.

In terms of lens recommendation, I'm obviously not a pro, but there are three things in common I hear from the pros I know and others I have talked to: 16-35, 24-70 and 70-200 (the good one). Take it from there and you won't be disappointed.

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Re: Help Me Build My Lens Stable!
« Reply #18 on: February 22, 2013, 01:56:34 PM »
Exchange the 35L?
Sure not. My copy is fine.

And since my lemonesque 16-35 II I know definitely I don`t care if it is a Canon or a L.
A fine glass from Tokina (16-28) replaced this one.

The main thing is to feel comfortable with the equipment based on the results.
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« Reply #19 on: February 23, 2013, 06:16:00 AM »
Plenty of people are actually selling their 35L copies to purchase the new 35mm Sigma.
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Re: Help Me Build My Lens Stable!
« Reply #20 on: February 23, 2013, 11:35:49 AM »
your choices
16-35 II (traveling, street, some landscape, group or environmental portraits even)
70-200 2.8 IS II (everything...weddings, events, portrait, some closer wildlife)
135L (covers my portraits, some street stuff, events/stage stuff)
24 1.4L (not as good as the TS but it's more versatile. churches, markets, lowlight, astro)
100 Macro (L or not? IS can come in handy and its only a $240 difference, weather sealing is a selling point)
50 1.4 (better bokeh than the 1.8, which I'd keep as backup or lightweight setup)

I say ditch the 24 1.4, 50 1.4....get the Sigma 1.4 to replace BOTH..
and when Canon wakes up... and delivers the 35L II with perfection bokeh and sharp like Sigma...get it instead

I am torn about the
16-35 and 70-200 f2.8
I have both the 2.8 II and f4 I.S. ..
I feel my f2.8II ...  is just too heavy...

I also have the 16-35 II ..a good lens but 14L so good...

zoom kit
I say get 14L, 24-70 II f2.8 ... keep 70-200 f4 I.S. (mine is the sharpest zoom I have EVER seen)
got to your 135 f2 if you want speed

so
14L,  24-70 f2.8 and 135/100L I.S macro ..... or 70-200 f4 I.S(smaller ...actually portable0
3 lenses cover soo much here....

put the Sigma in the middle of a prime kit
14L II,  Sigma 35 f1.4 (skip Canon ...I sold mine) ... then 135 f2

just me looking at reducing my kit ...having most of these options ...and chosing what to give up...

I want all my stuff in one medium bag... 1/2 of a light travel backpack...holding clothes too....
travel light..get simple

carry 3-4 lenses
14L, 35 1.4,  24-70 f2.8 II,  135 -OR- 100 I.S macro
(yes the I.S. is useful.. get I.S on any longer than 70mm lens)

I am almost there

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Re: Help Me Build My Lens Stable!
« Reply #21 on: February 23, 2013, 11:52:04 AM »

Plenty of people are actually selling their 35L copies to purchase the new 35mm Sigma. I would highly recommend the Sigma instead of the 35L.


I have my 35L still...my friends with 35L hold on to theirs ...so I guess only the sigma folks got the news flash on Canon 35L owners selling off their lens and running to get a sigma? ;)
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« Reply #21 on: February 23, 2013, 11:52:04 AM »

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« Reply #22 on: February 23, 2013, 11:56:41 AM »


I say ditch the 24 1.4, 50 1.4....get the Sigma 1.4 to replace BOTH..
and when Canon wakes up... and delivers the 35L II with perfection bokeh and sharp like Sigma...get it instead


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Re: Help Me Build My Lens Stable!
« Reply #23 on: February 23, 2013, 03:56:39 PM »

Plenty of people are actually selling their 35L copies to purchase the new 35mm Sigma. I would highly recommend the Sigma instead of the 35L.


I have my 35L still...my friends with 35L hold on to theirs ...so I guess only the sigma folks got the news flash on Canon 35L owners selling off their lens and running to get a sigma? ;)

Perhaps, people missing a 35 from their kit are going for the Sigma as 35L may have been out of budget?

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Re: Help Me Build My Lens Stable!
« Reply #24 on: February 23, 2013, 05:10:34 PM »
Plenty of people are actually selling their 35L copies to purchase the new 35mm Sigma. I would highly recommend the Sigma instead of the 35L.

35mm is really great. I don't know why people prefer a 24mm lens when with the 35mm you actually place people in other spots than the middle. With a 24mm people will already start to turn into mutants.

Different people have different styles, 35mm for one person may be preferable but some love 24mm. All of this is your opinion and not everyone agrees with that.  And I don't know anyone that got rid of their 35L for the Sigma, I know people that have chosen the Sigma OVER the 35L, but that's about it.  The 35L is still a stellar lens, the sure the Sigma is sharper but sharpness isn't everything.
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Re: Help Me Build My Lens Stable!
« Reply #25 on: February 23, 2013, 05:36:02 PM »
Considering that I also shoot mainly portraits and travel/landscape, I'd suggest Zeiss 21mm f/2.8, Canon 85mm 1.2L ii, 70-200mm f/4 IS, and some flashes. I saw that you put the flashes as later. I am assuming from your current gear that you do not use flash a lot. However, these little buggers are really useful. However, you need to also shell out more for some modifiers. I would even consider these before some other glasses you mentioned though. It really could give your portrait work a 'pop'. :)

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« Reply #26 on: February 23, 2013, 06:51:35 PM »
The only lens on your list that I would question is the 70-200 2.8, not because it isn't a great lens but because you already have a great 70-200 lens.  In good light the only real advantage the 2.8 has is in background blurring, and even there you may think the difference is minor.  If you want to freeze action in low light the 2.8 has an obvious advantage, and you can use lower ISOs - on the other hand, you will surely be pleasantly surprised at how well high ISO photos come out on a 6D/5DIII (6D perhaps slightly better than 5DIII in that regard).  Depending on what you would use such a lens for, you might conclude that all that extra weight and expense would be better directed elsewhere, such as a longer lens....

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Re: Help Me Build My Lens Stable!
« Reply #27 on: February 24, 2013, 02:19:56 PM »
Keep the 70-200 f4.0 - buy the 1.4 or 2.0 extender.  $500.00
Buy a 17-40 zoom instead of the 16-35 and save $800, $800
get a fast prime - my choice would be 35mm f1.4  $1300
add relatively fast mid telephoto - your choice  85mm f1.8 or 100f2.8macro (non IS) $450
get a better flash ( and remote triggering for your existing 430  $750
take what's left over and choose your camera

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« Reply #28 on: February 28, 2013, 01:35:33 PM »
Take my advice with a grain of salt, but it may be worth buying the 85 f/1.8 for $359, saving yourself a bundle of cash over the L one... I've read enough reviews and two different photographers who tried both said they preferred the 1.8.

As for the 135L, if you enjoy portrait photography, that would be #1 on my list. I have read enough reviews and it is highly regarded as an amazing portrait lens. I did nab it off Canon's 20% off refurb sale ($696) and have been lusting over it since November, and I do think it would be a wise choice.  An excellent piece of glass and it gets 5 stars on Amazon which doesn't always happen.
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Re: Help Me Build My Lens Stable!
« Reply #29 on: March 02, 2013, 05:41:51 AM »
Take my advice with a grain of salt, but it may be worth buying the 85 f/1.8 for $359, saving yourself a bundle of cash over the L one... I've read enough reviews and two different photographers who tried both said they preferred the 1.8.
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