September 02, 2014, 04:23:03 PM

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wts next ?

100mm 2.8L IS macro
4 (20%)
tamron 24-70 2.8 VC
7 (35%)
sigma 35mm 1.4 Hsm
5 (25%)
600-RT flash
4 (20%)

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gugi911

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What shall i get next ?
« on: April 02, 2013, 03:20:43 PM »
i am a student and freelance photographer at the same time

the current gears that i have is

5Dmk3, 60D

17-40 L , Sigma 50mm 1.4 ,70-200L 2.8 vr2

crappy YN 560 TTL flash

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What shall i get next ?
« on: April 02, 2013, 03:20:43 PM »

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Re: What shall i get next ?
« Reply #1 on: April 02, 2013, 04:03:36 PM »
You should get the MP-E 65mm f/2.8 1-5x Macro lens, because I assume that macro is your priotity.  Oh, wait...it's not?  Well, maybe you can tell us what you do shoot...often, that is a major factor in gear selection.  ;)
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Re: What shall i get next ?
« Reply #2 on: April 02, 2013, 04:05:26 PM »
i shot from product, wedding, event, studio, street

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« Reply #3 on: April 02, 2013, 04:16:40 PM »
In that case, a 24-70/2.8 zoom - Tamron on your list, or Canon MkII version if budget permits.
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Re: What shall i get next ?
« Reply #4 on: April 02, 2013, 04:27:05 PM »
You should get the MP-E 65mm f/2.8 1-5x Macro lens, because I assume that macro is your priotity.  Oh, wait...it's not?  Well, maybe you can tell us what you do shoot...often, that is a major factor in gear selection.  ;)

Neuro, are you getting jaded from the 100 similar posts each week, or is it each day?  Too bad schools don't teach people how to use the search function ;)

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Re: What shall i get next ?
« Reply #5 on: April 02, 2013, 04:34:25 PM »
A AB800 with a big-@$$ octo-box, like 47" or bigger. It will blow your mind.

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Re: What shall i get next ?
« Reply #6 on: April 02, 2013, 04:36:06 PM »
Neuro, are you getting jaded from the 100 similar posts each week, or is it each day?  Too bad schools don't teach people how to use the search function ;)

Who, me??  :P
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Re: What shall i get next ?
« Reply #7 on: April 02, 2013, 04:48:01 PM »
Neuro, are you getting jaded from the 100 similar posts each week, or is it each day?  Too bad schools don't teach people how to use the search function ;)

Who, me??  :P

I must have been thinking of someone else ... like me :)

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Re: What shall i get next ?
« Reply #8 on: April 02, 2013, 05:48:29 PM »
To paraphrase Polonius...

Repetition is the soul of wit

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Re: What shall i get next ?
« Reply #9 on: April 02, 2013, 06:51:52 PM »
Neuro, are you getting jaded from the 100 similar posts each week, or is it each day?  Too bad schools don't teach people how to use the search function ;)

Who, me??  :P

I must have been thinking of someone else ... like me :)

You two don't get enough credit for keeping information flowing in the forums.

OP - since you have 2 bodies, a wide zoom and a telephoto zoom, get a mid-range zoom - Canon 24-105f4 / Tam 24-70f2.8 VC / Canon 24-70f2.8 II based on price points.  Grab a 430exII or a Nissan Di622 mk2 for a mid-level flash.  Going straight for a 600-RT is a little overkill, since they really need to be used in groups.
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Re: What shall i get next ?
« Reply #10 on: April 02, 2013, 07:35:53 PM »
i am a student and freelance photographer at the same time

the current gears that i have is

5Dmk3, 60D

17-40 L , Sigma 50mm 1.4 ,70-200L 2.8 vr2

crappy YN 560 TTL flash

You have good equipment already. If you want to get better go out and shoot! But if you really most spend money, definitely get useful flash.
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Re: What shall i get next ?
« Reply #11 on: April 02, 2013, 09:22:39 PM »
The Tamron 24-70 f2.8 or as Neuro said  "...or Canon MkII version if budget permits"

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Re: What shall i get next ?
« Reply #12 on: April 02, 2013, 11:58:52 PM »
You already have some nice gear. How, and in which area, would you most like to improve your photography?
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Re: What shall i get next ?
« Reply #13 on: April 07, 2013, 12:19:49 AM »
Take your 17-40L and place it on the 60D. Nice, instant midrange zoom. Price zero.

Nothing wrong with the YN 560, get some wireless triggers and learn off camera flash. Get some cheap modifiers like an umbrella and go shoot some portraits.

Have you got a decent tripod? You're gonna need one with if you're doing landscapes.
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Re: What shall i get next ?
« Reply #14 on: April 07, 2013, 04:23:49 AM »
Voted for a 100mm macro because (just my opinion as generalist) ...
- if you say product photography: There are so many products which are smaller than the minimum image field of the lenses you own
- 50mm on 5D and 160mm (100mm with APS-C-factor) on the 60D make a nice flexible low light capable couple
- unobtrusiveness combined with medium reach compared to 2.8 70-200 mkii
- general IQ of macro lenses is usually stellar - I have the 2.8 100 USM macro and I am very satisfied with that lens.

Personally I see 100-135mm as "my standard focal length" ...

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Re: What shall i get next ?
« Reply #14 on: April 07, 2013, 04:23:49 AM »