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Re: So I made the jump to FF - now what?
« Reply #45 on: July 08, 2013, 11:57:02 AM »
Among the zooms you mention I used to own the 70-300 IS and now own the 70-200 f/4 IS L and 70-300 L.  Perhaps I had an unusually good copy of the 70-300 IS but while the 70-300 L does provide superior images, the superiority isn't glaringly obvious, and I bet it's far superior to your Tamron ultra-zoom at any length where they overlap.  The 70-300 L is, however, plainly superior from a purely mechanical point of view - it's quite superbly made, has excellent stabilization and on my 6D never hunts for focus unless it's so dark I can hardly see what I'm trying to focus on, and even then it usually gets it right.  The 70-200 f/4 IS is superb too, but I don't think I've used mine since I bought the 70-300, largely because I use the 70-300 at 300 a lot for background blur - 300 does that better than 200.  Coming from APS-C, depending on how you used your Tamron superzoom you may well find yourself limited by a 70-200.  If you doubt you'll want to go beyond 200mm, toss a coin between those two.

(I've only rented the 100-400, and maybe the copy I rented wasn't a particularly good one, but it didn't seem quite as good to me - mechanically or otherwise - as the 70-200 f/4 IS or 70-300 L, and I actively disliked the fussy bokeh it conjured up on busy detail fairly close to the subject.)


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Re: So I made the jump to FF - now what?
« Reply #46 on: July 08, 2013, 12:19:16 PM »
It actually depend what are you shooting.

For me if best value lens are:


17-40mmL , if got better budget get 16-35mm L II


135mmL , if got better budget get 85mmL II

Low light event:

70-200mmL non is, if got better budget get the IS II version

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Re: So I made the jump to FF - now what?
« Reply #47 on: July 08, 2013, 12:50:40 PM »
It all depends on what you want to do with it. All the lenses you list are very good all-purpose lenses. If you have anything more specific in mind there may be alternatives.

Somebody mentioned it already but I would always start with a 135L for the longer end before buying expensive big fast heavy zoom lenses - or settle on a lighter and cheaper f/4 lens. But again that all depends on use and preferences.
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