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canon 5d mk3 what lens ?
« on: April 22, 2013, 12:57:40 AM »
Hi Guys,

Thank you for your attention.

I have a query. I have a canon 60D with Canon 10-22mm , Canon 50mm 1.8ii, Tamron 17-50 OS VC 2.8 and Canon 100mm 2.8 macro, i have recently purchased the Canon 5d mk 3. Now my ideal setup would be to get a 17-40mmL , 24-70L 2.8 ii, 70-200L 2.8 ii and possibly a 50mm 1.4 however all i can afford is the 1 lens for now. Which would be more ideal and i plan on shooting events , engagements , family portraits both indoors and outdoors but mainly people. could you advise on the next choice on lens as i am torn between the 24-70 or the 70-200. I know i have the middle range covered on the crop sensor however thinking of the 24-70 on a full frame could that be doubling up and just go with the 70-200 ? Your thoughts are much appreciated thank you !

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« Reply #1 on: April 22, 2013, 01:11:20 AM »
get the 24-70 II to start with. You will use it 80% of the time. The 70-200 II will follow later. The 17-40 is great for landscape, if you need that some day.
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« Reply #2 on: April 22, 2013, 01:34:42 AM »
Might want to consider the 24-105, nearly as sharp as the 24-70 II, wider zoom range but loose a stop, lighter, adds IS, and save around $1000.

The 24-105 is my favorite walk around lens.  ON a tripod when I go for maximum sharpness I will take out the 24-70 II.

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« Reply #3 on: April 22, 2013, 07:22:41 AM »
I know i have the mid range covered on the 60D however i feel like im going to get better imagery with the 24-70ii as i will be doing alot of strobist style shoots and to be honest i dont have any particular style at the moment i like shooting all  types of photography and have no preference, but for some reason the 70-200ii has such great reviews and i have seen what it can do which is why im a little confused ! Arghhh

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« Reply #4 on: April 22, 2013, 07:41:31 AM »
Would you use one or two bodies at a time?  If you primarily use one, then a 24-70 makes sense, and the 60D would become your backup system.  When the time comes that you could get the 70-200, then sell the 17-50.  If you would use two at the same time, then having the 17-50 on the 60D and the 70-200 on the 5D III is an intriguing possibility.

How much do you use the 17-50's vibration control?  If a bit, then you might want to consider the Tamron 24-70.  It's a lot less expensive than the Canon, and selling the 17-50 would get you partially there.

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« Reply #5 on: April 22, 2013, 08:19:07 AM »
unless you are going to be carrying two cameras around all of the time..you are basically starting from scratch with the full frame...get the 24-70mm first and then incrementally move forward.....Once you start shooting full frame you will probably sell off your other equipment to set yourself up nicely..because once you get a taste of the 5DIII files...there is no turning back!!!! :-)
You have also answered your own question by making this statement: "i plan on shooting events , engagements , family portraits both indoors and outdoors but mainly people."
The 24-70mmII is perfect for all of the above.
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« Reply #6 on: April 22, 2013, 10:08:01 AM »
If you can afford one lens for now  then get the 24-70mm f/2.8L II. You will never go wrong. It's a versatile, everyday walk around lens.
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« Reply #7 on: April 22, 2013, 11:14:41 AM »
 top shelf huh?  I ditto the 24-70  first.  I have a 24-105  and I will admit,  it isn't as good as my  primes,  but it is versatile and I use it when when I'm not sure of the distance of my subject. 
Upgrade  path.->means the former was sold for the latter.

XS->60D->5d Mkiii:18-55->24-105L:75-300->55-250->70-300->70-200 f4L USM->70-200 f/2.8L USM->70-200 f/2.8L IS Mkii:50 f/1.8->50 f/1.4->100 f/2.8L->85mm f/1.8 USM->135L -> 8mm ->100L

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« Reply #8 on: April 22, 2013, 11:16:34 AM »
I have both lenses and they both WONDERFUL :)

I would go for 24-70 II first. This lens will serve your needs just fine - from landscape to family portraits. 70-200 might be too tight for indoor group shots.

Below is a shot I took with 5D III + 24-70 II (f2.8, 1/125, ISO1250) - no flash.


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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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« Reply #9 on: April 22, 2013, 11:25:59 AM »
unless you are going to be carrying two cameras around all of the time..you are basically starting from scratch with the full frame...get the 24-70mm first and then incrementally move forward.....Once you start shooting full frame you will probably sell off your other equipment to set yourself up nicely..because once you get a taste of the 5DIII files...there is no turning back!!!! :-)You have also answered your own question by making this statement: "i plan on shooting events , engagements , family portraits both indoors and outdoors but mainly people."
The 24-70mmII is perfect for all of the above.

+1 with infared - sell all your crop gear and use that money toward to 24-70 II & 70-200. The IQ on 5D III is way better when compared to 60D.

You can always add a fast prime for extreme low light situation - 35L or 50L when you ready. New sigma 35 seems to be a great lens for the money. Many owners claimed is out perform 35L.
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« Reply #10 on: April 22, 2013, 11:27:42 AM »
Might want to consider the 24-105, nearly as sharp as the 24-70 II, wider zoom range but loose a stop, lighter, adds IS, and save around $1000.

The 24-105 is my favorite walk around lens.  ON a tripod when I go for maximum sharpness I will take out the 24-70 II.

Unless you plan to shoot outdoor only @ f8 to f11
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« Reply #11 on: April 22, 2013, 01:38:50 PM »
Might want to consider the 24-105, nearly as sharp as the 24-70 II, wider zoom range but loose a stop, lighter, adds IS, and save around $1000.

The 24-105 is my favorite walk around lens.  ON a tripod when I go for maximum sharpness I will take out the 24-70 II.

Unless you plan to shoot outdoor only @ f8 to f11

 nearly can indeed be debated,  but the value of getting an l  lens with its versatility and image stabilization  at a third  of the price cannot be argued.
Upgrade  path.->means the former was sold for the latter.

XS->60D->5d Mkiii:18-55->24-105L:75-300->55-250->70-300->70-200 f4L USM->70-200 f/2.8L USM->70-200 f/2.8L IS Mkii:50 f/1.8->50 f/1.4->100 f/2.8L->85mm f/1.8 USM->135L -> 8mm ->100L

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« Reply #12 on: April 23, 2013, 10:01:22 AM »
The EF 24-105 f4L is a nice lens, and very versatile - if I had to choose just a single lens, that would probably be the one I'd pick.

However, once you try the 24-70 f2.8L II, it's difficult to settle for anything less...  ;)
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« Reply #12 on: April 23, 2013, 10:01:22 AM »

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« Reply #13 on: April 23, 2013, 09:17:20 PM »
The EF 24-105 f4L is a nice lens, and very versatile - if I had to choose just a single lens, that would probably be the one I'd pick.

However, once you try the 24-70 f2.8L II, it's difficult to settle for anything less...  ;)

Ditto... when I don't know what to expect... 24-105 gets the call... with a 430ex mkii flash so I can bounce the light.  But if I can plan for the situation, the 100mm f2.8L IS Macro gets the call... or if it is dark, the 50mm f/1.4, or if I am shooting sports I'll be rocking my soon to be 70-200mm f/2.8L IS mkii.  But I haven't gotten it yet... so I'm guessing at this point.
Upgrade  path.->means the former was sold for the latter.

XS->60D->5d Mkiii:18-55->24-105L:75-300->55-250->70-300->70-200 f4L USM->70-200 f/2.8L USM->70-200 f/2.8L IS Mkii:50 f/1.8->50 f/1.4->100 f/2.8L->85mm f/1.8 USM->135L -> 8mm ->100L

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« Reply #14 on: April 23, 2013, 09:30:07 PM »
I'd start with the 24-70mm II first and add the 70-200 later.  I love my 70-200 2.8 II, but I don't use it nearly as much as my shorter focal length lenses.
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