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tiger82

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Re: need help consolidating my lens collection
« Reply #15 on: April 17, 2013, 09:09:39 PM »
Just a suggestion -

Sell 10-22, 50, 35L, 28-135, 24-105L

Buy 24-70 f/2.8L II

I'd like to hear what your reasoning is.
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Re: need help consolidating my lens collection
« Reply #15 on: April 17, 2013, 09:09:39 PM »

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Re: need help consolidating my lens collection
« Reply #16 on: April 17, 2013, 09:40:51 PM »
Just a suggestion -

Sell 10-22, 50, 35L, 28-135, 24-105L

Buy 24-70 f/2.8L II

I'd like to hear what your reasoning is.

My reasoning is that unless you really need to go wider than f/2.8 you can "consolidate" all your lenses for one lens that does pretty much all you want.

Don't need primes if you have the 24-70 II thus eliminating the need for the 35 and 50. Plus your 70-200 covers the rest. Keep the 70-300 for travel.

It depends on how important IS is for you at the 24-70 range. I find that I rarely shoot a static subject in poor light, and you can always crank up the ISO if needed (well you can on a 5D III maybe not so much on the 7D). 

Not saying this is the solution but just something to consider.
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Re: need help consolidating my lens collection
« Reply #17 on: April 17, 2013, 11:10:38 PM »
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I've been using the 35 1.4 the most followed by the 70-200. I seem to be using the 70-300 only on vacations for candid portraits

Keep the 3 lenses you are using and sell the rest.  I think the Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L II USM Standard Zoom lens would be a great option or maybe rent if only for vacations. I would also at least try the Canon EF 135mm f/2L USM lens just because it is awesome and maybe add some prime lens balance with the wider 35mm 1.4  ;D

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Re: need help consolidating my lens collection
« Reply #18 on: April 23, 2013, 07:24:16 PM »
thanks for the suggestion, I did consider than but decided against it based on the weight. The 70-300L is pretty light weight and small to carry around when traveling


Sell the 70-300 and get a 1.4x III TC, your 70-200 becomes a 98-280 f/4. You will get 200-280 at f/4 rather than f/5.6.

Downside is weight.  70-200 F2.8 is heavy to hold and heavy in the bag. 70-300 is much lighter
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Re: need help consolidating my lens collection
« Reply #19 on: April 23, 2013, 07:36:27 PM »
Odds are that you're taking the 5D Mark III with you for travel.  I'd jetison the 10-22 and pick up the 24-70mm f/2.8L II, which is incredibly sharp.  I'd also recommend either the 14mm f/2.8L II or the 17mm f/4L TS-E for wide angle coverage -- for landscapes and/or architecture shots.  Or, instead the 17-40mm f/4L, which is light.....  You could also jetison the 35mm f/1.4L if you need to do so as that range is covered by the new zoom.
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Re: need help consolidating my lens collection
« Reply #19 on: April 23, 2013, 07:36:27 PM »