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Re: What would you do if you had $2000, a 5DII and no lenses?
« Reply #60 on: June 18, 2013, 11:49:08 PM »
Get the 40mm pancake and save the rest 1,851$ for future need whatever they might be.
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Re: What would you do if you had $2000, a 5DII and no lenses?
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Re: What would you do if you had $2000, a 5DII and no lenses?
« Reply #61 on: June 21, 2013, 10:25:54 PM »
I was in the same situation as you looking for lenses with about $2000 to spend.... got the 85 1.2 and don't regret it.  I've used the 50 1.8, 50 1.2, 135L, 100 macro (not L), 17-40.... For the kind of photos you're looking for, the 85 is awesome.  On the other hand... the AF kinda sucks. 

Probably not the smartest advice... but if you're willing to put in more work to frame everything to that one focal length and won't be snapping too fast without a chance to retake, I think it's a good one to consider.
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Re: What would you do if you had $2000, a 5DII and no lenses?
« Reply #62 on: June 26, 2013, 11:22:43 AM »
Hi guys!

I was ALMOST buying the 24-70 mkii. But then, in the last minute, i decided to go prime.

I just bought a Sigma 35mm f1.4 and a 135L.

I will give myself 6 months to get used to this focal lengths. If it doesn't work, I'll sell them and get the zoom.

Thank you for all advices!

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Re: What would you do if you had $2000, a 5DII and no lenses?
« Reply #63 on: June 26, 2013, 12:22:50 PM »
Hi guys!

I was ALMOST buying the 24-70 mkii. But then, in the last minute, i decided to go prime.

I just bought a Sigma 35mm f1.4 and a 135L.

I will give myself 6 months to get used to this focal lengths. If it doesn't work, I'll sell them and get the zoom.

Thank you for all advices!
Excellent choice! Have fun with your lenses (I am sure you will) :)

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Re: What would you do if you had $2000, a 5DII and no lenses?
« Reply #64 on: June 27, 2013, 02:07:37 AM »
Hi guys!

I was ALMOST buying the 24-70 mkii. But then, in the last minute, i decided to go prime.

I just bought a Sigma 35mm f1.4 and a 135L.

I will give myself 6 months to get used to this focal lengths. If it doesn't work, I'll sell them and get the zoom.

Thank you for all advices!

Have fun and enjoy your rockin' kit! :D
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Re: What would you do if you had $2000, a 5DII and no lenses?
« Reply #65 on: June 27, 2013, 08:25:44 AM »
Buy highest quality, don't look back.
Buy the 24-70/2,8II.
Allround talent.
If you are more the tele- type: 70-200/2,8II.

I love my 35L and 135L. But the two zooms I use 80% of my shots because of their versatility.

Have joyful pains choosing YOUR combo.

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Re: What would you do if you had $2000, a 5DII and no lenses?
« Reply #66 on: June 27, 2013, 09:31:50 AM »
get the new 24-70 ii
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Re: What would you do if you had $2000, a 5DII and no lenses?
« Reply #66 on: June 27, 2013, 09:31:50 AM »

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Re: What would you do if you had $2000, a 5DII and no lenses?
« Reply #67 on: June 30, 2013, 03:35:48 PM »


50mm 1.4



instead of the 28 1.8
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Re: What would you do if you had $2000, a 5DII and no lenses?
« Reply #68 on: June 30, 2013, 04:04:43 PM »
Buy highest quality, don't look back.
Buy the 24-70/2,8II.
Allround talent.
If you are more the tele- type: 70-200/2,8II.
I love my 35L and 135L. But the two zooms I use 80% of my shots because of their versatility.

Agreed, well said.
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Re: What would you do if you had $2000, a 5DII and no lenses?
« Reply #69 on: June 30, 2013, 04:29:09 PM »
Sell the 5D2 while you can still get a decent price for it, and buy a 5D3 with a kit lens...either the 24-105mmL, or I hear you might be able to get the 24-70mm as a kit lens?

Sell the 5D2 and put that money with your $2K and get the 5D3 and kit lens.

If you have cash left over...the canon 85mm f/1.8 is actually a great bang for the buck non-L lens....


HTH,

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Re: What would you do if you had $2000, a 5DII and no lenses?
« Reply #69 on: June 30, 2013, 04:29:09 PM »