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Re: canon 5d mk3 what lens ?
« Reply #15 on: April 23, 2013, 10:36:37 PM »
I want to get a 24-105 for travel again for my 5d3. Once you shoot with the 24-70 ii. Everything just does not seem as sharp and the colors are amazing. Is is great but you cannot open up that extra stop like the 24-70. I had the 60d with 15-85 efs then 17-55 efs 2.8 then 5d3 with 24-105 but once i got the 24-70 you feel everything else is just not as good. Just my 2 cents.
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« Reply #15 on: April 23, 2013, 10:36:37 PM »

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Re: canon 5d mk3 what lens ?
« Reply #16 on: April 28, 2013, 12:26:06 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

 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.

I don't see ur your points
1. This lens almost can't be used at f4
2. "IS" will be become handy ONLY your subject(s) is not moving(-1/30 or slower)

I don't have any problem cropping 70mm into 105mm in post with my mrk III. IQ still better. Can the 105 open to f2.8 or gain in shutter speed when needed?
« Last Edit: April 29, 2013, 09:28:51 AM by Dylan777 »
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Re: canon 5d mk3 what lens ?
« Reply #17 on: May 05, 2013, 03:14:22 AM »
Things have changed now, i won't be getting anything until mid September of this year does that mean there is something else to concider around this time other than these 2 ? the 24-70ii or 70-200ii ?

Photogeek, the more i think about it the more im re-thinking the 70-200ii like you said and others have said i have the 17-50 on the crop which could act as a 24-70 for the time being until i can afford the 24-70ii. The 60D focus with the Tamron i find to be great and the Tammy puts out really tac sharp images provided i stay below 800 ISO , but 800iso on the 5D3 is not even noticable and low light the 5d3 win's but in saying that i use off camera flash (and sometimes on camera) quite abit as i love the creative side to it.

Regarding primes i think i can leave without the creamy bokeh of the 1.2-1.4's and utilise the versatility of the 70-200ii 2.8.

Ok more thinking deeper thinking !

say the budget for this year is $2000

What would be the best option here:

(Am i really going to see the difference)

Say my budget is $2000

Should i get a Canon 24-70 2.8 ii this year
and early in to next year (when i can afford it) get the Canon 70-200 2.8 ii

Or

i can get 3 lenses like a 24-105 F4, 70-200 F4 IS and a little extra a Sigma 50.14 ?

I want to shoot portraits, small groups, product, landscape and events ie. engagements or weddings ?

Any information is much appreciated as well as critique !

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Re: canon 5d mk3 what lens ?
« Reply #18 on: May 05, 2013, 07:35:18 AM »
Should i get a Canon 24-70 2.8 ii this year
and early in to next year (when i can afford it) get the Canon 70-200 2.8 ii
Or
I can get 3 lenses like a 24-105 F4, 70-200 F4 IS and a little extra a Sigma 50.14 ?
I want to shoot portraits, small groups, product, landscape and events ie. engagements or weddings ?
Any information is much appreciated as well as critique !

I see your point in favor of adding the 70-200 now instead of later.  Since you don't have any lenses above 100mm now, adding the 70-200 would make sense.  If landscapes and outdoor photography were your #1 need, you would be more than happy with a 70-200 f/4.0 IS, but since portraits and events are higher on your list, I think the 2.8 II will meet your need much better.

Personally, my thought process for lens purchases now is to buy the best glass I can afford.  Quality over quantity :).  I have a 24-105L, and its a very good lens, but I wish now that I'd spent the extra $$$ for the 24-70 2.8 II (which I will buy in the next few months).

So, my recommendation would be to by the 70-200 2.8 II or 24-70 2.8 II depending on if you feel your greatest need is for the normal zoom or telephoto.
« Last Edit: May 05, 2013, 07:37:45 AM by bholliman »
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Re: canon 5d mk3 what lens ?
« Reply #19 on: May 05, 2013, 07:41:26 AM »
Another lens to consider is the incredible 135L.  I bought this lens in February and absolutely love it!  Fantastic portrait lens, maybe the best.  I have also been using it for shooting my sons junior high golf tournaments and have found it to be a great focal length for golf, basketball (close to the court) and wrestling. Its not as versatile as my 70-200 2.8 II, but a whole lot lighter.
« Last Edit: May 05, 2013, 07:43:32 AM by bholliman »
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Re: canon 5d mk3 what lens ?
« Reply #20 on: May 05, 2013, 10:01:56 AM »
Tamron 24-70 VC and 17-40 for the price of the 24-70LII.

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Re: canon 5d mk3 what lens ?
« Reply #21 on: May 06, 2013, 11:45:47 PM »
I got the 5D3 kit and never really fell in love with the 24-105. It was never good enough. However, over the last 9 months i've also picked up the Sigma 35mm 1.4 and Canon 70-200mm F/4 IS and love them both. So where i once thought the 24-105 would be my go-to kit, I pretty much never leave home without the 35mm and 70-200.

I've tried a few times to use the 24-105 only, but i'm always left wishing i would have brought the other lenses for their superior image quality and reach/aperture. Its come to the point where i'm seriously considering selling my 24-105 because it literally has left the house twice in 2013. If i hadn't invested in some expensive 77mm filters when I first got it, it would have been up on eBay already.

With the 35mm and 70-200mm f/4, I really fell like i can shout about 95% of what i want to shoot. For that last 5% i'm trying to decide on a wider lens for lanscapes or a macro lens. I'm interested in both, but don't shoot either all that often.

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Re: canon 5d mk3 what lens ?
« Reply #21 on: May 06, 2013, 11:45:47 PM »