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Recommended Lenses for 60D
« on: May 21, 2013, 04:42:31 AM »
I have canon 60D with (18-55mm) and (canon 50mm 1.8) lenses. I am thinking to upgrade my lenses who could cover portraits, landscapes and macro photography.

I have heard that Tokina 11-16mm is sharpest landscape (inexpensive) lens, Also canon 85mm is great for portraits. However, i dont know best Macro lens yet.

What would you recommend me to get for 60D, It would be great if recommended lenses are also workable with full frame body as i might buy 5D3 next year (but its not necessary), All i am focusing to get best camera lenses for my Canon 60D to cover all kind of photography range.


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« Reply #1 on: May 21, 2013, 06:35:33 AM »
EF-S 17-55mm f/2.8 IS as general purpose zoom (or EF-S 15-85 f/3.5-5.6 IS), EF 85/1.8, and EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS.  Plus a 430EX II.
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« Reply #2 on: May 21, 2013, 06:50:07 AM »
EF-S 17-55mm f/2.8 IS as general purpose zoom (or EF-S 15-85 f/3.5-5.6 IS), EF 85/1.8, and EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS.  Plus a 430EX II.

Could you pls also specified purpose of each lens?

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« Reply #3 on: May 21, 2013, 07:32:00 AM »
17-55, general purpose zoom good for indoors and portraits.

15-85, general purpose zoom good for outdoors, travel.

85/1.8, portraits.

100L, macro.
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« Reply #4 on: May 21, 2013, 07:37:19 AM »
17-55, general purpose zoom good for indoors and portraits.

15-85, general purpose zoom good for outdoors, travel.

85/1.8, portraits.

100L, macro.

Thank you so much, would 15-85 mm also work for Landscapes? I think i will not need 17-55
mm at the moment as i don't shot indoors, a lot.

Any of them can also work on Fullframe body (if i upgrade my camera later)?

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« Reply #5 on: May 21, 2013, 07:59:20 AM »
The 15-85 is great for landscapes.  The EF-S lenses (15-85, 17-55) don't work on FF.  Personally, I recommend buying the lenses you need for the camera you have now, not a camera you might get at some unspecified future time.  The high-quality EF-S lenses that I listed, along with the 10-22 ultra wide, hold their value very well.  More importantly, outside of those lenses that I listed (and some 3rd party counterparts), There really is no high quality general purpose zoom lens (wide angle to short tele) for both APS-C and FF.
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Re: Recommended Lenses for 60D
« Reply #6 on: May 21, 2013, 08:19:21 AM »
I have a 100mm  macro L  lens and it was great for both macro and portraiture,  so I would suggest that as a good all in one.

I'm actually selling my 100  because I have a 70-200 is mkii  and it seems redundant,  but I loved that lens, 100mm,  for over a year  and I would highly recommend it.   also,  from  what I  was  told,  it is  the best  macro lens on the market,  better than the 60  and 180.
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->100L-> 85mm f/1.8 USM-> 8mm -> 85mm f/1.2L mkii

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« Reply #7 on: May 21, 2013, 08:22:43 AM »
The 15-85 is great for landscapes.  The EF-S lenses (15-85, 17-55) don't work on FF.  Personally, I recommend buying the lenses you need for the camera you have now, not a camera you might get at some unspecified future time.  The high-quality EF-S lenses that I listed, along with the 10-22 ultra wide, hold their value very well.  More importantly, outside of those lenses that I listed (and some 3rd party counterparts), There really is no high quality general purpose zoom lens (wide angle to short tele) for both APS-C and FF.

 if you buy them used or refurbished  you could sell them for about what you paid.   if  you  buy new,  you  are  looking at  about a twenty to thirty  percent loss when you sell them.   But the same can be said about most lenses. 
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->100L-> 85mm f/1.8 USM-> 8mm -> 85mm f/1.2L mkii

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« Reply #8 on: May 21, 2013, 08:31:03 AM »
The 15-85 is great for landscapes.  The EF-S lenses (15-85, 17-55) don't work on FF.  Personally, I recommend buying the lenses you need for the camera you have now, not a camera you might get at some unspecified future time.  The high-quality EF-S lenses that I listed, along with the 10-22 ultra wide, hold their value very well.  More importantly, outside of those lenses that I listed (and some 3rd party counterparts), There really is no high quality general purpose zoom lens (wide angle to short tele) for both APS-C and FF.

Alright John, i will look to buy these lenses, thanks for the help.

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« Reply #9 on: May 21, 2013, 08:36:50 AM »
I have a 100mm  macro L  lens and it was great for both macro and portraiture,  so I would suggest that as a good all in one.

I'm actually selling my 100  because I have a 70-200 is mkii  and it seems redundant,  but I loved that lens, 100mm,  for over a year  and I would highly recommend it.   also,  from  what I  was  told,  it is  the best  macro lens on the market,  better than the 60  and 180.

I am actually new to gear and lenses, I have zero knowledge but i wanted to search and ask recommendations before i invest money, as i cant buy again or too frequently.

All those mentioned lenses above i just searched and i am amazed with the result, If not all i am surely going to buy at least 15-85mm and 100mm. I would be clicking mainly outdoors/travel/portraits/wedding photographs.


Thanks for the help. :)

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« Reply #10 on: May 21, 2013, 08:40:14 AM »
I have a 100mm  macro L  lens and it was great for both macro and portraiture,  so I would suggest that as a good all in one.

I'm actually selling my 100  because I have a 70-200 is mkii  and it seems redundant,  but I loved that lens, 100mm,  for over a year  and I would highly recommend it.   also,  from  what I  was  told,  it is  the best  macro lens on the market,  better than the 60  and 180.

I found 100mm on APS-C to be a bit long for portraits.

I'd not say the 100L is 'the best'. The 180L delivers more (apparent) background blur, and the longer working distance is a huge benefit for some macro subjects (e.g., bugs, reptiles). From an IQ standpoint, the 100 and 180 are similar. The IS is nice, but keep in mind that at macro distances the IS is less effective (2 stops instead of 4), and the aperture is effectively reduced (less light).
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« Reply #11 on: May 21, 2013, 08:44:39 AM »
I have a 100mm  macro L  lens and it was great for both macro and portraiture,  so I would suggest that as a good all in one.

I'm actually selling my 100  because I have a 70-200 is mkii  and it seems redundant,  but I loved that lens, 100mm,  for over a year  and I would highly recommend it.   also,  from  what I  was  told,  it is  the best  macro lens on the market,  better than the 60  and 180.

I found 100mm on APS-C to be a bit long for portraits.

I'd not say the 100L is 'the best'. The 180L delivers more (apparent) background blur, and the longer working distance is a huge benefit for some macro subjects (e.g., bugs, reptiles). From an IQ standpoint, the 100 and 180 are similar. The IS is nice, but keep in mind that at macro distances the IS is less effective (2 stops instead of 4), and the aperture is effectively reduced (less light).

Then its necessary to buy 85mm for portraits separately and 100mm for Macro?

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« Reply #12 on: May 21, 2013, 09:22:01 AM »
Define necessary...   You can take nice portraits with the 100/2.8L, but you'll get better subject isolation with an f/1.8 lens which is 1.33-stops faster.  If you have good physical separation between subject and background, the 15-85 at f/5.6 would work ok, too. But when you don't have control over a busy background, a fast aperture is very useful.
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« Reply #13 on: May 21, 2013, 10:22:47 AM »
Alright john.. i go for them. I checked your gallery, i must say i have seen most beautiful photos there. Your photos speak your command  over gears. Thanks for sincere advise.

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« Reply #14 on: May 21, 2013, 10:39:45 AM »
I have to agree with neuro here.  I was in the same boat a while back and I upgraded the lenses for my T1i to the 17-55, 10-22, and the 60 macro.  Still on my list is the 85 1.8 and I'd like to change the 60 macro to the 100L macro as the 60 requires you  to get insanely close to a subject for real close up work.  I don't have experience with the 15-85, but that one's on my list to get too as the reviews on it suggest it is a quality lens with a bit more reach than what I have in my kit.  I can confirm that the 17-55 is an amazing lens for aps-c cameras.  And I also concur that you shouldn't worry too much about planning for the future FF cameras - by the time you are ready to make that move, there will be something newer and better than what you currently have that you'll want more.  My only exception my to recommendation is the 70-200 2.8, but you weren't looking for a zoom lens like that right now.
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