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What next?
« on: March 20, 2013, 04:53:57 AM »
Hello! I own a 5d mkIII 24-70 L II 70-200 L 2.8 II and  sigma 50mm  1.4. and also a 600 RX Speedlite
I shoot portaits and events mostly. I was wondering would be the next lens choice for me.

Thanks in advance!

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Re: What next?
« Reply #1 on: March 20, 2013, 05:08:54 AM »
What for 200-400L or take 16-35L if you like zooms.
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Re: What next?
« Reply #2 on: March 20, 2013, 06:42:46 AM »
What for 200-400L or take 16-35L if you like zooms.

Events: get close. Or your photograph isn't good enough according to Robert Capa ;-) Therefore: 16-35. I'll be being one too these coming days...Can't wait.
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Re: What next?
« Reply #3 on: March 20, 2013, 07:01:51 AM »
Events: get close.

And be invisible. You're right.
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« Reply #4 on: March 20, 2013, 07:53:25 AM »
Events: get close. Or your photograph isn't good enough according to Robert Capa ;-) Therefore: 16-35. I'll be being one too these coming days...Can't wait.
well... he died after stepping onto landmine.. guess that was too close ;-)
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Re: What next?
« Reply #5 on: March 20, 2013, 09:10:51 AM »
Wait for 14-24mm.  Then decide.

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Re: What next?
« Reply #6 on: March 20, 2013, 09:15:05 AM »
Wait for both the 200-400 f/4 & the 14-24 f/2.8

Also buy a second 5DIII, you always need a backup camera body.
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Re: What next?
« Reply #7 on: March 20, 2013, 10:48:05 AM »
Wait for 14-24mm.  Then decide.

Yeah, that sounds the most tempting... but how long must we wait?  ::)

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Re: What next?
« Reply #8 on: March 20, 2013, 10:51:20 AM »
More speedlites and an ultra wide.
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Re: What next?
« Reply #9 on: March 20, 2013, 10:58:16 AM »
Hello! I own a 5d mkIII 24-70 L II 70-200 L 2.8 II and  sigma 50mm  1.4. and also a 600 RX Speedlite
I shoot portaits and events mostly. I was wondering would be the next lens choice for me.

Thanks in advance!

Cheers!

1. What is the problem with your current lenses?
2. What is your expectation for up coming purchase lens?

If you not sure, then don't buy anymore lenses. PERIOD.
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Zoom: 16-35L II -- 24-70L II -- 70-200L f2.8 IS II
Prime: 40mm -- 50L -- 85L II -- 135L -- 400L f2.8 IS II -- Zeiss FE 55mm f1.8

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Re: What next?
« Reply #10 on: March 20, 2013, 11:09:57 AM »
Hello! I own a 5d mkIII 24-70 L II 70-200 L 2.8 II and  sigma 50mm  1.4. and also a 600 RX Speedlite
I shoot portaits and events mostly. I was wondering would be the next lens choice for me.

Thanks in advance!

Cheers!

1. What is the problem with your current lenses?
2. What is your expectation for up coming purchase lens?

If you not sure, then don't buy anymore lenses. PERIOD.

No problem with the current lenses, i was just thinking that maybe getting a new focal length will add some new "compositional opportunities" :)

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Re: What next?
« Reply #11 on: March 20, 2013, 11:25:39 AM »
ask your archive for preferred focal lengths&apertures.
Are you happy with the DOF your lenses offer?

Portrait works calls (in my eyes) also for a 85mm prime.

I shoot events mostly with the 24-105 because i don't have yet a second body...
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Re: What next?
« Reply #12 on: March 20, 2013, 11:29:32 AM »
It depends on how you see and what you want your results to look like. I normally shoot weddings, events and portraits with two bodies with a 24 on one and a 50 or 85 on the other. For the portraits, I also use a 135 f2. However, when it is time for dancing, I pull out the 16-35 to use with a pair of flashes to get cool shots.

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Re: What next?
« Reply #13 on: March 20, 2013, 11:46:27 AM »
It depends on how you see and what you want your results to look like. I normally shoot weddings, events and portraits with two bodies with a 24 on one and a 50 or 85 on the other. For the portraits, I also use a 135 f2. However, when it is time for dancing, I pull out the 16-35 to use with a pair of flashes to get cool shots.

My website if you want to check out the source: http://coryparris.com


Very nice pictures, and thank for the advice. I have one more question for you and for those who shoot primes. Do you shoot at open apertures like f2 or f 1.8 cosidering the DOF. I mean my zooms are great, but some times an extra f stop would be usefull to lower ISO. Thanks and once again, very nice pictures!

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Re: What next?
« Reply #14 on: March 20, 2013, 12:07:21 PM »
Very nice pictures, and thank for the advice. I have one more question for you and for those who shoot primes. Do you shoot at open apertures like f2 or f 1.8 cosidering the DOF. I mean my zooms are great, but some times an extra f stop would be usefull to lower ISO. Thanks and once again, very nice pictures!

That depends on the subject.  Much more likely to take advantage of thinner DOF when there is a single subject or when the subject is close to a busy background.  The fast primes will give you the option of a thin DOF look and trading DOF for ISO and shutter speed.  It is a different type of flexibility than the focal length flexibility of a zoom. 

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Re: What next?
« Reply #14 on: March 20, 2013, 12:07:21 PM »